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Dutch Burgher Union Christmas Sale

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November 30, 2015 08:36 am

Once again the DBU has organised its Christmas Sale on Sunday, December 6, from 9 a.m. onwards. There will be a whole range of items, including Christmas décor, l...


Ramya de Livera Perera and Soundarie David in concert

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November 30, 2015 08:34 am

It was an appreciative music-loving audience who filled the Lionel Wendt theatre on November 12 to hear the sounds on two pianos performed by two of Sri Lanka’s best known...


Interview with Mark Ronson on DJing, the Electric Peacock Festival and more

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November 27, 2015 10:38 am

Headlining this year’s Electric Peacock Festival DJ/Producer/Musician Mark Ronson(MR) answered a few questions for the Mirror Magazine(MM) on the upcoming festival and mor...


Jith Peiris’ ‘Stars on Parade at Christmas’ at the Lionel Wendt

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November 27, 2015 10:28 am

Give a festive start to the Christmas season with Jith Peiris’ ‘Stars on Parade at Christmas’, which will take place next weekend at the Lionel Wendt. ...


Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind to host a sing-a-long with Sohan and the Experiments

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November 26, 2015 06:36 pm

The Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind (CSDB) will have a sing-a-long with Sohan and the Experiments in collaboration with guest artists Damien and Rajitha from Misty on Novem...


Exhibition : ‘Borrowed Words: spoken then & now'

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November 26, 2015 11:07 am

 Sri Lanka shares an element of its linguistic heritage with the countries that colonised it from the 16th century onwards. The Embassy of Netherlands in Colombo hi...


Bvlgari launched in Sri Lanka

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November 25, 2015 03:01 pm

Several exquisite collections by luxury Italian jeweller and watchmaker, Bvlgari, were launched for the first time in Sri Lanka at the Colombo Jewellery Stores flagship store at...


MUSIC MATTERS showcase November 2015

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November 25, 2015 01:04 pm

The Musicmatters Collective is proud to introduce their latest artist-in-residence from Sweden, an outstanding pianist - Povel Widestrand. Povel has been residing in Ber...


Girls' Friendly Society to hold pre-Christmas sale on Nov 27

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November 24, 2015 01:54 pm

A Sale of miscellaneous items organized by the Girls’ Friendly Society (GFS) will be held at its headquarters at 58, Green Path, Colombo 3 on Friday, November 27 from 8 a....


Making a mark with old prints

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November 24, 2015 06:35 am

Dr. Rajpal (R.K.) de Silva opens the door to his second floor flat off Jawatte Road to usher us in. Even the casual visitor to the apartment should have no trouble identifying t...


Grandmother based in UK returns to see progress of Tsunami project

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November 23, 2015 01:36 pm

A grandmother  based in Britain who set up a project to help children and the elderly after the tsunami in 2004 returned to Sri Lanka  to see the progress a decad...


Sir Roy Strong on ‘Shakespeare’s Gardens’ in the run-up to the Fairway Galle Lit Fest

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November 23, 2015 11:00 am

English art historian, curator, writer, broadcaster and landscape designer Sir Roy Strong will talk on ‘Shakespeare’s Gardens’ in the run-up to the Fairway Gal...


British novelist whose debut work features historic tale in Sri Lanka to visit Lit Fest

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November 23, 2015 11:00 am

Meet more writers who will visit during the upcoming  Fairway Galle Lit fest 2016. We feature Paul M.M. Cooper  a debut novelist whose literary work is a historical ta...


Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour choir presents “Darkness into Light”

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November 22, 2015 04:26 pm

The Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour choir will present “Darkness into Light”, a short choral programme, on November 30 at the cathedral located on Bauddhaloka...


Meet the writers, poets and artistes at the upcoming Fairway Galle Lit Fest

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November 21, 2015 11:59 am

 Get to know the writers, poets and artistes who will be here in Januarywith the announcement of the authors who will be at the Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2016.  ...


Sangam: Festival of India gets underway

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November 21, 2015 10:22 am

Sangam: Festival of India in Sri Lanka, 2015-2016 was inaugurated in Colombo this week. The inaugural event, a mosaic of Indian dance forms, “Nrityarupa”, was h...


Woodstock Colombo an event to remember

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November 20, 2015 03:03 pm

Colombo recently hosted its first Woodstock event to celebrate and recall the iconic music festival. The venue was the CR and FC grounds The music comprised the ori...


Join Pooja Umashankar on three exciting journeys

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November 20, 2015 12:13 pm

Readers have an opportunity to join  beloved actress Pooja Umashankar on three exciting journeys around the country with the Vaseline Beautiful Escape. Fans ha...


Drawing on Walls: The Red Rave Art Walk delves deeper into Colombo’s urban imagination

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November 20, 2015 07:56 am

Concrete bathed in red light, the car park of the Cinnamon Red hotel in Colombo 3 feels like entering a hip, underground bar. The music and dim lighting set the mood for th...


British High Commission marks launch of latest Bond film 'Spectre'

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November 19, 2015 01:02 pm

British High Commissioner James Dauris hosted an evening reception at Westminster House last week to mark the launch of the latest James Bond film ‘Spectre’. ...


Enrique Iglesias coming to town this December : Video

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November 19, 2015 07:00 am

Award winning Latin singing sensation Enrique Iglesias will be performing LIVE in Sri Lanka this December.  In a short video promotion, Enrique said that he will be perform...


Aussie metal band released from Malaysia immigration lock-up

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November 19, 2015 07:00 am

 Australian metalcore band I Killed The Prom Queen has been released from a Malaysian immigration detention centre after being held for performing without valid permits, on...


'Hope Song' at the Barefoot Cafe

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November 18, 2015 04:26 pm

Head to the Barefoot Café on Saturday (November 21) for some great music, and help the organizers of ‘Hope Song’ change the lives of school children in the mo...


Julian Simonsz to perform in February 2016

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November 17, 2015 04:11 pm

Internationally awarded singer of Sri Lankan heritage, Melbourne based Julian Simonsz was in Sri Lanka last week to announce his mega concert to be held in Colombo on Febru...


Await the Fairway National Literary Award shortlist on Nov. 27

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November 16, 2015 11:15 am

The shortlist of the Fairway National Literary Award 2016 will be announced on November 27 at the Hilton Residencies, Colombo. Along with this announcement of the shortlisted en...


London Buddhist Vihara holds special memorial service for Most Venerable Maduluwawe Sobitha Thera

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November 14, 2015 09:22 pm

  By Pandula Ranatunga On Monday 9th November Venerable Bogoda Seelawimala Nayaka Thero, Head of the London Buddhsit Vihara led a special memorial service (...


Wednesday Movie Night at the Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka

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November 13, 2015 01:09 pm

The movie covers the two month time period during 1977 when a businessman was kidnapped, and later murdered, by the left-wing terrorists known as the RAF-Rote Armee Fr...


Christmas with “Friends in Harmony”

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November 13, 2015 01:05 pm

The popular orchestra “Friends in Harmony” will present a Christmas programme of Yuletide Carols & Songs on December 11 at the Russian Cultural Centre from 7.30 to 9.30 pm....


Chinese movie, River Road adjudged winner Best Asian Category at Colombo Film Fest

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November 12, 2015 03:38 pm

Chinese movie, River Road was adjudged the grand winner under the Best Asian Film category at the Colombo International Film Festival held in the capital on Wednesday, the Xinhua n...


Pictorial: Footloose - The Musical

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November 11, 2015 03:27 pm

Elizabeth Moir School  recently took to the stage with their new production, Footloose – The Musical at the Lionel Wendt theatre. The production directed by  Sureka Amerasin...




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