In Pictures: Vesak celebrations

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May 22, 2019 04:35 pm

Though security considerations in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday terrorist attacks led to the cancellation of many public events during this year’s Vesak celebrat...

Gamini Dissanayake Foundation opens new Head Office in Kollupitiya

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May 17, 2019 11:43 am

The Gamini Dissanayake Foundation opened its new Head Office at the first floor of the Blue Ocean Apartment building in Colombo 03, yesterday (May 16). Speaker Karu...

Sri Lankan High Commission in UK hosts reception for national cricket team

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May 16, 2019 03:44 pm

The Sri Lankan High Commission in London, recently hosted a reception for the Sri Lankan cricket team in the UK that will participate at the upcoming ICC World Cup in England an...

Elections Commission extends deadline to accept entries for PAURA short film festival

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May 14, 2019 07:30 pm

The deadline for accepting short film entries for the 'PAURA' Short Film Festival organised by the Election Commission (EC) has been extended until July 10, the EC ...

Sri Lankans in Myanmar engage in Bodhi Pooja in memory of terror attack victims

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May 09, 2019 12:11 pm

The Sri Lankan Embassy in Yangon, Myanmar together with the Sri Lankan community in Myanmar organised a special religious ceremony in rememberance of the victims of Easter Sunda...

Washington National Cathedral hosts interfaith service and remembrance for Lankan victims

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May 08, 2019 04:30 pm

The Embassy of Sri Lanka together with the Washington National Cathedral jointly organized an Interfaith Service of Prayer and Remembrance dedicated for the people of Sri Lanka ...

Mobile App for '1990' ambulance service launched

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May 08, 2019 02:03 pm

A mobile app has been launched to facilitate the process of reaching out for the state-run 1990 ambulance service at times of emergency. The app which is compatible...

Scholarships for diploma courses in Performing and Fine Arts to study in India

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May 06, 2019 05:23 pm

Applications are hereby invited from Sri Lankan students for the award of Scholarships for Diploma in Performing Arts and Fine Arts (Classical Music, Classical Dance and Paintin...

Comedy stars in the UK to perform a fundraising gig for victims of Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday attack

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May 03, 2019 05:16 pm

Comedy stars in the UK are set to perform a fundraising gig for victims of the Sri Lanka bombings. "A Night For Sri Lanka" will take place at Indigo at The O2 ...

In Pictures : A week since deadly terror attacks

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April 29, 2019 03:41 pm

Devotees in Sri Lanka stayed  at home one week after a series of deadly bombings while following  Archbishop  Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith in a televised mass, a...

Lifting the veil: Jerusalem exhibition aims to explain religious dress

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April 27, 2019 10:15 pm

It is not unusual to see veiled women walking the streets of Jerusalem - and it is sometimes hard to tell which religion they follow. The clothing is worn by some female...

People’s Church, Narahenpita launches a celebration of Hope from April 19-21

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April 18, 2019 12:35 pm

People’s Church, Narahenpita launches a celebration of Hope from  April 19 -21, 2019 from 5.30 pm onwards. There Is Hope is a special three d...

'Victoria' TV star Laurence Fox indulges in Ayurvedic 'no-frills detox' in Beruwela

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April 15, 2019 11:32 am

Playing the “charismatic and wayward” Foreign Secretary Lord Palmerston in ITV's 'Victoria' series, Laurence Fox recounts his Ayurvedi 'no-frill...

Disney's video streaming service sets November launch

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April 12, 2019 05:47 pm

Disney announced Thursday that its video streaming service would launch in the US in November, spotlighting its blockbuster-making studios as it takes on powerhouse Netflix. ...

Scholarships for Sri Lankan students to study Ayurveda, Yoga, Homepathy in India

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April 10, 2019 05:40 pm

The High Commission of India in Colombo has initiated a scholarship programme for  Sri Lankan nationals under the Ayush Scholarship Scheme for UG/PG/PhD courses in Ayu...

In pictures : Sri Lanka Army New Year celebrations at Panagoda

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April 10, 2019 04:22 pm

The National New Year celebrations  of the Sri Lanka Army were held yesterday (April 9)  at the Panagoda Army Cantonment grounds today under the aegis of Army Com...

In Pictures : 'The Clairvoyants'

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April 08, 2019 12:59 pm

'The Clairvoyants' the one night only show presented by Cinnamon Life concluded recently at the Nelum Pokuna Rajapakse Theatre. The show  featured th...

Wickramarachchi Opticians and Orel IT's OrCam launch revolutionary artificial vision technology

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April 01, 2019 03:29 pm

J M Wickramarachchi Opticians together with Orel IT, recently launched a revolutionary artificial vision technology in Sri Lanka. This technology with its ability t...

Selyn welcomes the New Year with an Avurudu pop up

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March 28, 2019 01:11 pm

With the Sinhala and Tamil New Year just around the corner and Selyn, Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade handloom company, partners with a selection locally based business...

Scope Cinemas introduces Dolby Atmos

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March 26, 2019 06:49 pm

Scope Cinemas, a well-known motion pictures exhibitor in Colombo, today announced the launch of a new Dolby Atmos enabled screen for movie enthusiasts, making it the first Dolby...

V Day 2019 : Colombo 07 to get underway this month

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March 22, 2019 03:07 pm

V Day 2019 COLOMBO 7, will get underway on March 31 at Idea Hell and similar to its previous performances is based on interviews, discussions, and conversations on the vari...

UZ Arts’ Moving Out 2019 on March 23 at Sura Medura Centre in Dodanduwa

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March 22, 2019 12:46 pm

UZ Arts presents the work of nine artists from the UK who has been resident at the Sura Medura Centre in Dodanduwa for six weeks. The work is inspired by the people and culture ...

LBV and SL High Commission host forum on "Significance of Tripitaka as a World Heritage"

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March 21, 2019 07:48 am

The Sri Lanka High Commission in London in association with the London Buddhist Vihara hosted a scholarly forum on “The Significance of the Tripitaka as a World ...

5th Goût de France hits Sri Lanka on March 21 

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March 19, 2019 12:49 pm

Good France held in over 150 countries will involve chefs and restaurants from around the world celebrating French cuisine. Four Lankan restaurants will be participating in the ...

“Ahimsa” A Choreographic dance production by Aru Sri Art Theatre

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March 19, 2019 10:39 am

Celebrating 150 years of Mahatma -“Ahimsa”, a choreographic dance production blended together with thematic concepts using performing arts will be presented by ...

Daniel O’Donnell and Mary Duff thrill Colombo fans once again

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March 15, 2019 07:32 pm

Daniel O’Donnell, one of Ireland’s best known performers who continues to push the boundaries of his career both on stage and TV recently entertained fans in Colombo...

In Pictures : Digital Library launched at the Public Library premises

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March 15, 2019 04:21 pm

The Colombo Digital Library was launched yesterday (March 14)  at the Colombo Public Library premises by Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology Minister Ajith P....

Vajira - prima ballerina of Kandyan dancing turns 87

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March 14, 2019 03:37 pm

Vajira - the prima ballerina of Kandyan dancing celebrates her 87th birthday on March 15. Frequently known as the wife of pioneer Kandyan dancing - Chitrasena, Vajira carved out...

Bharatha Natyam Recital: Pavitra Krishna Bhatt and Aparna Shastry Bhatt

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March 13, 2019 12:54 pm

Renowned Bharatnatyam exponent from India, Pavitra Krishna Bhatt will perform with his spouse Aparna Shastry Bhatt at the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre auditorium on March 1...

Documentary on Sri Lanka launched at ITB Travel Fair in Germany

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March 08, 2019 10:49 am

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau unveiled a documentary portraying the natural beauty of Sri Lanka at the ITB travel and trade show in Berlin, Germany, this week. ...

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