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Down Town Pulse arts festival to get underway on Feb 25

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February 22, 2019 06:13 pm

The eclectic Bakeriya Space in Kottawa will once again be home to the Down Town Pulse arts festival, starting on February 25 and continuing until March 2. By Sashini R...


In Pictures: Second day of the Gangarama Navam Perahera

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February 20, 2019 06:19 pm

Captured here are images from the second day of the Gangarama Navam Perahera which took place yesterday. Pix by Sameera Weerasekera ...


In pictures: Gangarama Perahera

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February 19, 2019 02:00 pm

The Gangarama Navam Perahera will take procession today for the second day. The perahera which began yesterday will start from W. A. D. Ramanayake Mawatha and ...


'Missing Lovers' : Reflections by families of the disappeared

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February 18, 2019 03:58 pm

Marking Valentines Day in a different way, Colombo-based NGOs brought families of the disappeared from across the country to an event called ‘Missing Lovers’ held in...


Field trip to Hikkaduwa National Park organised by the WNPS

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February 18, 2019 10:17 am

The Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) of Sri Lanka is organising a field trip to Hikkaduwa National Park on Feb 23. The Hikkaduwa National Park is one of thr...


Indian Cultural Centre presents Meghna Das

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February 14, 2019 06:27 pm

The Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting Meghna Das, an Odissi exponent from India on February 18, 2019 at 6.00pm at SVCC audi...


US Indo-Pacific Command declares open two schools refurbished at a cost of Rs 190 m

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February 14, 2019 02:43 pm

The US Indo-Pacific Command (INDOPACOM) recently declared open two schools in Nintavur and Soodaikkudah which were renovated at a cost of over Rs 190 million. Anthony Re...


Space Office opens newest showroom at Elvitigala Mawatha

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February 13, 2019 05:12 pm

Space Office, a part of Space Furniture, with showrooms in Town Hall and Jawatte Road, have opened up their newest showroom at No. 421, Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 5. ...


'He Comes From Jaffna' directed by Jith Peiris at the Lionel Wendt this week

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February 11, 2019 02:08 pm

‘He Comes from Jaffna’ is a beautiful piece of theatre that portrays a time gone by. But, as the cast show us, the deeper message embedded in it is that sometimes it...


In Pictures: Chinese New Year celebrations at the Shangri-La Hotel

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February 11, 2019 01:54 pm

Staying true to their traditions, Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo once again went all out for Chinese New Year, marking the Year of the Pig with a tasteful celebration of culture, u...


Government of India offers Lankan nationals scholarships to study Hindi

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February 11, 2019 01:29 pm

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India is offering scholarships to Sri Lankan nationals to study Hindi at the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan (Central Institute...


Kala Pola returns for its 26th run on February 24

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February 08, 2019 05:25 pm

Twenty six years ago, 30 artists took part in an art festival. They would have hoped but may not have believed that this festival would lead to domestic and international recogn...


R. Kelly's Sri Lanka, Australia and NZ tour post deleted following social media backlash

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February 07, 2019 09:33 am

R. Kelly's tweet announcement that he will be travelling to Sri Lanka,  Australia and New Zealand has been deleted after a backlash, including an Australian MP'...


R Kelly announces tour to Sri Lanka, New Zealand and Australia

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February 06, 2019 10:46 am

Embattled entertainer R Kelly has announced his  new international tour to Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand. The  entertainer who has been embroi...


In Pictures: Scenes from Independence Day Parade

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February 06, 2019 10:36 am

Captured here are scenes from the recent Independence Day Parade held at Galle Face. (Pix by Sameera Weerasekra and Ishanka Sunimal)   ...


At a glance: Colomboscope 2019 

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February 01, 2019 05:40 pm

From a distance the Rio Complex appears to be an abandoned, derelict building. The windows no longer have glass, weeds and creepers have found their way into the walls and have ...


Latest addition to mobile cab hailing app market -YouCab launched

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January 31, 2019 05:16 pm

Former Cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara announced their partnership with VirTrans Capital, the name behind the latest mobile cab hailing app to enter the marke...


Body Shop opens at the Colombo City Centre

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January 29, 2019 03:44 pm

The UK’s iconic beauty brand, The Body Shop, opened its latest store at the Colombo City Centre. Captured here are images form the opening. Pix by Sameera Weerasek...


Lalith Senanayake's scrap metal sculpture exhibition: Bringing nature to life through 'Fe+2'

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January 29, 2019 02:28 pm

Lalith Senanayake’s latest exhibition of sculpture recently got underway at Gandhara on Stratford Avenue, Colombo 5.    Scrap metal welded and bent in hi...


In pictures: Indian Street Food Festival

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January 28, 2019 03:35 pm

As a follow up to the 70th Republic Day of India, an Indian Street Food Festival was held at Fairway Holdings(Pvt)Ltd, on  January 26 and 27, 2019. Capture her...


Johann and Jayanthi on seven summits challenge

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January 25, 2019 07:07 pm

Local mountaineers and Everest climbers Johann Peries and Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala  will set off on their next big adventure on Jan 31, 2019 to the Argentinian Andes. ...


At a glance : Fairway Galle Lit Fest 2019

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January 25, 2019 07:01 pm

We captured these highlights at the Fairway Galle Lit Fest 2019 which recently concluded. Pictures by Sameera Weerasekera ...


Colomboscope 2019 : Building the Breakwater

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January 21, 2019 04:15 pm

The sixth edition of interdisciplinary arts festival Colomboscope will be held in Colombo from January 24-31 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the Rio Complex and Barefoot Gallery and a...


FGLF 2019: Day 3- Nanadana Sen, Tom Bell and more

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January 21, 2019 03:33 pm

Captures here are highlights from Day 3 of the FGLF 2019. By Tera Jayawardene Kathmandu On a beautiful Friday morning  Tom Bell spoke about the book...


Glimpse at FGLF 2019 Day 2

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January 21, 2019 02:38 pm

The following captures highlights from Day 2 sessions of the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019. By Ruqyyaha Deane Justine Picardie ‘This was a wo...


FGLF 2019: A glimpse at a Masterclass presented by Chef Charles Disa

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January 18, 2019 02:22 pm

A masterclass was presented by Chef Charles Disa at the sunny courtyard of the Fort Bazaar Hotel kicking off Day 2 of Galle Literary Festival 2019! Using local produce, ...


FGLF 2019: Donald Trunk book launch

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January 18, 2019 12:02 pm

  Donald Trunk and the Curse of Crabzilla is the second book of the eight part series that follows the adventures of young tusker Donald who sets off on another adv...


Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019 kicks off

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January 17, 2019 04:13 pm

The Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2019 kicked off yesterday. This marks the 10th anniversary of The Festival, which has established itself as a much anticipated and highly acc...


Renowned director and producer Vinodh Senadeera passes away

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January 16, 2019 06:05 pm

Renowned Director and Producer Vinodh Senadeera has passed away today. A familiar name in the local English theater scene Mr. Senadeera’s love for the creative art...


In Pictures: Preparations for Thai Pongal

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January 14, 2019 03:59 pm

With Thai Pongal set to get underway tomorrow our photographer captured these images of celebrants in the midst of preparations.  (Pix by Sameera Weerasekera) ...




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