Dancesport Championship thrills

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November 10, 2015 11:33 am

Latin and ballroom performances by some of the local and international dance couples had the audience spellbound during the gala finals of this year’s Dancesport Championship las...

Galle Face Hotel unveils new interiors : Pictures

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November 09, 2015 01:14 pm

The historic Galle Face  hotel last month proudly unveiled its refurbished interiors with the management’s vision focused on restoring some lost grandeur. Captured here are ...

Await Mark Ronson at Electric Peacock Festival

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November 09, 2015 08:46 am

By now the news must surely be sinking in among those music loving Lankans in the know. Yes, it’s actually happening – the internationally acclaimed Mark Ronson is headlining...

Canine Carnival by Ceylon Kennel Club : Pictures

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November 06, 2015 06:50 pm

On Sunday November 1, one hundred lucky dogs and their owners came together in Sri Lanka’s first ever Canine Carnival, organised by the Ceylon Kennel Club, to be held from 2 p.m...

Pictorial : 25 years of German Unity

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November 05, 2015 01:33 pm

German Ambassador Dr. Jurgen Morhard and Mrs Petra Morhard hosted an elegant reception on the South Lawn of the Hotel Taj Samudra to mark 25 years of German Unity on October 22. ...

Needle craft exhibition in Kandy

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November 04, 2015 12:58 pm

“Stitch-Fantasy” an exhibition of needlecraft by Indumathie Paranavithana will be held from November 6 – 8 at the Kandyan Arts Hotel (opposite Kingswood College Kandy). ...

Colourful bags at Tea Tang that are brightening lives

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October 30, 2015 12:46 pm

The Tea Tang boutique on Havelock Road, just past the Thunmulla junction has as you would expect – an array of tea in its shop window. Curiously enough –it has also displaye...

ArtWalk at the Floating Market

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October 30, 2015 12:29 pm

ArtWalk returns to the scene in a collaboration with the Colombo Design Market. The Floating Market in Pettah hosted the Colombo Design Market by day and in the evening ArtWalk ...

Sri Lanka gets ready as Electric Peacock Festival is back

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October 26, 2015 12:20 pm

Sri Lanka’s biggest international multi genre music festival returns on Dec 4  and it promises to be the best year yet. “We are very excited to bring back the festival aft...

Yamaha Music School presents ‘Moments Musicale’

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October 26, 2015 11:13 am

The Yamaha School of Music is usually buzzing during weekday afternoons and weekends. Youngsters and adults alike walk in carrying compact violin and recorder cases or bulkier inst...

Canine Carnival on November 1

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October 26, 2015 11:11 am

On Sunday November 1, one hundred lucky dogs and their owners will come together in Sri Lanka’s first ever Canine Carnival, organised by the Ceylon Kennel Club, to be held from 2...

“FLAME” to sing in aid of the Dutch Burgher Union Welfare Fund

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October 23, 2015 12:57 pm

The band “FLAME” will sing in  aid of the Dutch Burgher Union Welfare Fund onWednesday, 28th October 2015 at 7.00 p.m. Since its inception in 1908 the Dutch Burgher Union h...

Fox says never imagined "Back to the Future" popularity 30 years on

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October 23, 2015 10:26 am

(REUTERS) When Marty McFly and Emmett "Doc" Brown first appeared on screen in 1985's "Back to the Future", the duo won over legions of fans with their time-traveling adventures. ...

Stigmata launches newest album

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October 21, 2015 02:09 pm

Suresh de Silva, Tennyson Napoleon, Andrew Obeyesekere, Lakmal Chanaka Wijayagunarathna, and Roshan Taraka Senewirathne are the names behind the band Stigmata. The band recently...

"Ravana Hatana” by the students of Holy Family Convent: Pictorial

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October 20, 2015 01:45 pm

"Ravana Hatana”, a dance drama presented by the students of Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya, took place recently under the direction of renowned musician and director, Pabalu ...

People, Puddles and Paradise” exhbition to get underway this week

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October 20, 2015 01:32 pm

Dillai Joseph Rodrigo’s first solo exhibition “People, Puddles and Paradise” invites Colombo’s art connoisseurs to a deeper look at the everyday mundane. Dillai’s lov...

Charity show by Animal Protection Authority at the DBU

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October 19, 2015 02:19 pm

November 5 will see an evening of music and entertainment at the Dutch Burgher Union Hall featuring several artists; the De Lanerolle Brothers, Ryan Henderling, Vithma Kumarage, Da...

Elizabeth Moir receives MBE

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October 19, 2015 02:10 pm

Well known educationist Elizabeth Moir was appointed a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) by Queen Elizabeth II, in recognition of her ‘services to Br...

Shah Rukh Khan receives honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh

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October 16, 2015 02:59 pm

Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan has received an honorary doctorate from the University of Edinburgh for his contribution to film and his philanthropic work, the BBC reported. ...

“Praise in Harmony” with De Lanerolle Brothers in Kandy

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October 15, 2015 02:43 pm

The De Lanerolle Brothers will take the sounds of their music back to the hills on Saturday, October 24 with “Praise in Harmony”, a programme of sacred music to be held at St. ...

Marlon James becomes first Jamaican to win Man Booker Prize

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October 15, 2015 12:29 pm

London (AFP) - Jamaican author Marlon James on Tuesday won the Man Booker Prize for "A Brief History of Seven Killings", a re-telling of the attempted assassination of musician Bob...

The ‘little ants’ set to tell their story

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October 14, 2015 11:21 am

At one end of the hall is a group of children trying to get their ‘ant movements’ right while in a quiet corner a few others are re-painting and patching-up their costumes and ...

Wendy Whatmore Academy of Speech and Drama presents "Alice in Wonderland"

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October 12, 2015 12:15 pm

Next week the Wendy Whatmore Academy of Speech and Drama will commemorate the 75th jubilee of the school with a very special production of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, directed by R...

Siyatha-Facia Miss World Sri Lanka 2015 : Pictures

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October 07, 2015 12:52 pm

The radiant, young Thilini Amarasooriya was crowned the Siyatha-Facia Miss World Sri Lanka 2015 at a glittering final pageant held at Grand Ballroom Colombo Hilton recently . J...

Colombo Fashion Week Day 2: Pictures

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October 06, 2015 02:36 pm

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) recently presented the fourth edition of the HSBC CFW Resort hosted by Jetwing Hotels; as leading Sri Lankan and international designers showcase their l...

Colombo Fashion Week final day: Pictures

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October 06, 2015 02:30 pm

Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) recently presented the fourth edition of the HSBC CFW Resort hosted by Jetwing Hotels; as leading Sri Lankan and international designers showcase...

Elizabeth Moir presents 'Footloose' the musical

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October 06, 2015 01:59 pm

Elizabeth Moir School  will put all their creativity in to their brand new production, Footloose - The Musical, which will be held on 6th and 7th November 2015 at the Lionel Wen...

Irish singer Mary Duff to perform in Sri Lanka this month

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October 05, 2015 12:29 pm

Irish singer Mary Duff  will be in Sri Lanka for two concerts on October 24 and 25 at the BMICH. She will be accompanied by her six-member backing band some of whom have already p...

Sri Lanka Bonsai Association displays collection of Bonsai

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October 05, 2015 12:28 pm

We are surrounded by various forms of beautiful trees, and most of us simply enjoy their beauty, without thinking much about the features which make them beautiful. For a Bonsai...

CIS present "Shakespeare in love "

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October 02, 2015 12:06 pm

“Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou Romeo.” Yes, the stage is set for the “Bard of Avon” to enthrall again. The Drama Club of Colombo International School, under the di...

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