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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...


Master Chef co-host in Sri Lanka

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October 01, 2015 01:13 pm

Australian Master Chef co-host and food writer, restaurant critique Matt Preston is in Sri Lanka at the moment and has been sharing moments of his tour of the island on twitter an...


Esmond Wickremesinghe Award for Media Freedom 2015

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October 01, 2015 11:33 am

The award ceremony for the Esmond Wickremesinghe Award for Media Freedom 2015 took place at the BMICH on Tuesday rcently under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesingh...


Vietnam Embassy organising "Charming Vietnam" charity show

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September 30, 2015 12:26 pm

The Embassy of Vietnam in Sri Lanka will play host to a concert in the name of charity on Monday, October 5 at the Bishops College Auditorium (7 p.m. onwards).The event, titled ‘...


SWRD 56th death anniversary commemoration : Pictorial

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September 29, 2015 01:38 pm

A ceremony to commemorate the 56th death anniversary of the founder of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, former Prime Minister, S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike was held over the weekend a...


Drama club of Colombo International School to present “Shakespeare in Love”

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September 29, 2015 11:09 am

The Drama Club of the Colombo International School , under the direction of  Vinodh Senadeera will take audiences  back to London, to 1593  to unravel the story of a playwrigh...


Teaching gender sensitivity in the workplace through theatre

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September 29, 2015 10:53 am

What constitutes gender insensitivity in the workplace? Perspectives may vary. Whichever way you look at it careless and sometimes deliberately damaging social conduct in the workp...


OHCHR REPORT AND THE HYBRID SPECIAL COURT

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September 28, 2015 02:45 pm

United States of America presented resolution 25/2 to theUNHRC and itwas adopted by a majority vote. This resolution gave a mandate for the OHCHR to monitor the human rights sit...


Bus tickets that double up as soap roll out on local buses

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September 24, 2015 07:20 am

 Asiri Hospital Group and Leo Burnett created the first-ever bus ticket made of soap,  Ad week reported. Crowded buses are notorious hotbeds for spreading disease. And many illn...


Indian author Samanth Subramanian's book on Lankan civil war longlisted for Samuel Johnson Prize

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September 23, 2015 07:47 am

An account of Sri Lanka’s civil war by Indian author Samanth Subramanian has been longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, one of United Kingdom’s most prestigious award for no...


151st birth anniversary of Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala commemorated

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September 22, 2015 01:53 pm

President Maithripala Sirisena attended the National commemorative celebrations to mark the 151st birth anniversary of Srimath Anagarika Dharmapala held at the BMICH recently. ...


Nilanka Silva showcases her colourful collection at Park Street Mews

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September 21, 2015 11:02 am

The creator of the brand La’Sari  Nilanka Silva showcased her vibrantly coloured pieces yesterday at Park Street Mews. Some uncertainty has however been hovering around her b...


A local take on Woodstock

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September 21, 2015 10:50 am

Etisalat Lanka in partnership with JC Entertainments will present the first ever Woodstock Colombo 2015 concert on Saturday, September 26 at the CR&FC Grounds from 4 p.m. to 11...


Colombo International Book Fair opens

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September 18, 2015 03:13 pm

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe declared open the 17th Colombo International Book Fair at BMICH this morning. The book fair is organized by the Book Publishers' Association ...


Embark- stand alone store opens in Galle

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September 17, 2015 12:11 pm

Otara Gunewardene's love for animals and in particular concerne for street dogs that has resulted in the establishment of the'Embark' brand. Recently the first 'Embark' stand al...


Chris Martin in India filming latest video

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September 16, 2015 12:31 pm

Chris Martin is not only in Mumbai, but he's brought the rest of Coldplay with him, according to this report by Mid-Day. The band is reportedly here to shoot a music video an...


Animal SOS Sri Lanka fundraiser

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September 15, 2015 12:41 pm

In an effort to support and create awareness towards the efforts of Animal SOS Sri Lanka, a sanctuary in Ahangama that houses over 700 homeless animals, a team of volunteers  call...


Galle Biryani Festival 2015

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September 15, 2015 12:27 pm

Galle Fort will present its multi-cultural take on the versatile biryani on the weekend of September 18, 19 and 20, as Gourmet Galle hosts dozens of biriyani stands, representing t...


All-Island Senior Citizens Scrabble Tournament 2015

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September 14, 2015 01:38 pm

The annual All-Island Senior Citizens Scrabble Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 18 at the Colombo Hilton Hotel where Sri Lankan citizens over the age of 50 will vie for t...


Spikes Asia 2015

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September 11, 2015 02:33 pm

  Carrying the Lankan flag to Spikes Asia 2015 are seven budding names in the local advertising industry. Creative concepts under the media, integrated and digital categori...


Shakespeare Drama Competiton 2015 boys

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September 10, 2015 05:12 pm

It was the boys’ turn on Day 2 of the annual Inter-School Shakespeare Competition. Out of 19 entries, Feroze Kamamrdeen on behalf of the judge shared that “at least 10” stoo...


Shakespeare Drama Comp (Girls Schools): See who made it to the finals

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September 09, 2015 01:29 pm

The annual Interschool Shakespeare Drama Competition kicked off with the girls’ semi-final on Tuesday, 8 September. For the first time in a long time, the organizers accommodate...


Odel launches fall collection

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September 08, 2015 01:18 pm

Odel launched their Fall collection ‘Into the Woods’ with a catwalk shop at their Alexandra Road main store on Friday. Pix by Indika Handuwala ...


Amal Clooney part of legal counsel defending former Maldivian president Nasheed set to travel to Sri Lanka and India for meetings

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September 07, 2015 09:04 pm

Lawyer Amal Clooney said the human rights situation in the Maldives was "deteriorating day by day" as she arrived Monday, September 7, to press for the release of jailed former pre...


Chance to watch and learn about flyover; seabird-watching public meeting

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September 07, 2015 11:39 am

The Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL) has organised a seabird-watching public meeting on Sunday, September 13 at Wellawatte. Only a limited number of people can be ac...




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