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In Pictures: 'Does she travel safe?' campaign

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March 07, 2019 05:29 pm

Highlighting sexual harassment in public transport, the ‘Does she travel safe?’ campaign, an initiative to generate awareness on norms and attitudes discri...


Through the Lens: Celebrating Women at Work

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March 07, 2019 04:45 pm

An  exhibition marked the culmination of the World Bank's year-long campaign to #PressForProgress for more and better jobs for women in Sri Lanka, and included a mobile...


‘KUMARSUTRA’ : Nothing is made up; everything is just real

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March 05, 2019 07:16 pm

He is one of South Asia’s leading performing artists and comedian who blends his own one of a kind humour with stories, observations and caustic wit. By Oshani A...


CFW 2019 Day Four: A tale of grandeur and glamour

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March 04, 2019 05:57 pm

The fourth and final day of Colombo Fashion Week 2019 showcased a tale of grandeur and glamour at the Hilton Colombo, as the final six designers presented their summer season co...


Colombo Fashion Week Day 3 : Botanical elements and bright colours

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March 04, 2019 05:14 pm

A crowded hall packed with people all excitedly waiting for the third day of HSBC Colombo Fashion week to begin. The pink lights gave an ethereal feel to the event, and once the...


CFW Day 2: Dramatic and showstopper gowns

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March 01, 2019 06:34 pm

Day Two of Colombo Fashion week saw seven designers showcase their collections to a packed crowd in the Grand Ballroom at the Galle Face Hotel. By Sashini Rodrigo ...


Colombo Fashion Week Day 1 gets underway

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February 28, 2019 03:31 pm

Colombo Fashion Week, kicked off its 16th run at showcasing the creative minds of both local and international designers with their ‘Emerging Designer Showcase’ whic...


A look at CFW's Fashion Design Exhibition and the Fashion Films Festival

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February 28, 2019 01:03 pm

This year’s edition of Colombo Fashion Week kicked off on Monday 25 with two interesting and diverse creative exhibitions that showcased both the rich past and the vibrant...


Silent vigil to protest inhumane acts against dogs in Kandy on Saturday

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February 27, 2019 02:03 pm

A silent vigil will take place on March 02 to protest  the inhuman acts that have been taken against dogs in Kandy district. The protest has been organise...


145th Wesley College Founder’s Week Celebrations to get underway in March

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February 25, 2019 02:19 pm

Wesley College - a leading Christian boys school in Colombo was founded on March 2 1874. Every year, the Double Blue Fraternity gather to celebrate the memory of their Founder, ...


Rami Malek wins best actor Oscar for 'Bohemian Rhapsody'

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February 25, 2019 09:58 am

LOS ANGELES, (Reuters) - Rami Malek won his first Oscar on Sunday for his portrayal of late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in musical “Bohemian Rhapsody.” &g...


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...






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In Pictures : French National Day

The French National Day was held recently at the Colombo Hilton. Captured here are images from the evening. Pix by Am...

SOS Children’s Village celebrates 100th birth anniversary of its founder

SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka recently celebrated ‘SOS Day’ honoring the 100th birth anniversar...

Car-free day draws a crowd

Colombo’s first open street concept day saw residents reclaiming their streets from Green Path to Independ...

Reviving our island spirit - #DineEscapeRebuild

The Island Story, a brand new travel company with a fresh perspective on travel is collaborating with Botanik Rooftop...



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