"On Broadway" with the Workshop Players

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June 13, 2019 05:13 pm

The Rotary Club of Colombo West in collaboration with The Workshop Players of Sri Lanka are proud to announce a night of grand entertainment – “On Broadway”, a...

New rainforest gecko joins growing list of reptiles unique to Sri Lanka

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June 12, 2019 06:38 pm

From the eastern fringe of Sri Lanka’s Sinharaja rainforest, scientists have described a new species of day gecko, the latest to join an ever-expanding list of remarkable ...

In Pictures : When Roy G. Hemmings brought Motown hits to Colombo

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June 12, 2019 03:04 pm

Original Drifters member Roy G Hemmings brought the sounds of Motown, in one action packed show in Colombo recently. Featuring hits by The Three Degrees, Harold Mel...

Charity concert in aid of Church restorations and families of Easter Sunday attacks

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June 12, 2019 01:02 pm

A charity concert was held yesterday (June 11) in aid of families of the victims and the reconstruction of the Churches following th tragic Easter Sunday Attacks at the Archbish...

A reef under threat : Attempting to restore Kalpitiya’s Bar Reef

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June 11, 2019 01:08 pm

Up until recently, not a lot was known about the Bar Reef in Kalpitiya. But by the time we learned its value, we’d nearly lost it forever.  The Bar Reef, loca...

2018 Gratiaen Prize goes to Arun Welandawe- Prematilleke

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June 10, 2019 09:52 am

The 2018 Gratiaen Prize was carried off by Arun Welandawe- Prematilleke, whose play The One Who Loves You So was adjudged for being ‘a consummate work of art in one of the...

 “Divine Dance of Energy” to mark 5th International Day of Yoga

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June 06, 2019 05:52 pm

 “Divine Dance of Energy”- an amalgamation of Bharatha Natyam and Yoga by Shrisha artistes Donisha Myleandran (yoga), Rathiksha Nishanthan (Bharatha Natyam) and...

How Facebook fights false news

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June 03, 2019 12:11 pm

“Misinformation and false news are harmful to any community and make the world less informed. We take our responsibility to deal with misinformation and false news very se...

Mr Carson to recount "Downton Abbey" tales at Highclere concert

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May 29, 2019 07:22 pm

NEWBURY, England (Reuters) - Mr Carson, the much-loved butler in hit period drama “Downton Abbey”, has lived through the tales of love and tragedy that have beset th...

Pierce Brosnan’s son Paris creates short film on Sri Lankan experience

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May 29, 2019 08:03 am

Pierce Brosnan's son Paris recently traveled to Sri Lanka to document firsthand how one program is making a  difference in the lives of both local children and on the r...

In Pictures: London Buddhist Vihara Vesak Programme

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May 28, 2019 11:01 am

Vesak celebrations were held recently at the London Buddhist Vihara. Capture here are images of  Sri Lanka High Commissioner in UK Manisha Gunasekera hoisting the...

The Workshop Players present "The Power of Theatre: Artistry, Entertainment and Social Commentary"

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May 23, 2019 12:43 pm

The Lionel Wendt Memorial Fund, in collaboration with The Workshop Players of Sri Lanka, presents “The Power of Theatre: Artistry, Entertainment and Social Commentary&rdqu...

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...

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