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A Special Son

French-language Canadian film from Quebec, ‘C.R.A.Z.Y.’ a portrait of a family that depicts the often-extraordinary lives of ordinary people in search of happiness will be screened at the Alliance Française de Colombo.

The film will be screened at 3.00 pm on Tuesday, 25 Janaury and at 6.30 pm on Wednesday, 26 January . Directed and co-written by Jean-Marc Vallée the story revolves around Zachary Beaulieu a special little boy who grows into young manhood and ends up even denying his inner self to attract his father’s attention.

Zachary Beaulieu (Marc-André Grondin), who comes into the world, fourth in a family of five boys grows up in the turbulent Québec of the 1960s and 1970s.

Drama fest at Tower Hall

‘Kada Valalu’ and ‘Elowa Gihin Melowa Ava’ two stage plays of Prof. Ediriweera Sarachchandra will be staged on Wednesday, 26 Januaryat 8.30 am and 11.00 am at Elphinstone and on Thursday at 8.30 am and 11.00 am at Sudasuna Hall in Chilaw.

Meanwhile Maradana Tower Hall with all its modem facilities, will be staging a drama festival from 26 to 31of January daily at 3.30pm and 6.45 pm to mark its new era.

‘Sihina Horu Aran’, ‘Makarakshaya’, ‘Balloth Ekka Bae’ ‘Sokari’, ‘Mati Karaththaya’ and ‘Uncertified Death’ from 26 January at Tower Hall. Rajitha Dissanayaka’s ‘Sihina Horu Aran’ will be on 26 January, while Dhamasiri Bandaranayaka’s ‘Makaraakshaya’ will be staged on 27th. Aveendra Ariyarathna’s ‘Balloth Ekka Bae’ and Jaliya Rajapaksha’s ‘Sokari’ comes alive on 27 and 28th respectively.
Parakkarama Niriella’s ‘Mati Karaththaya’ will be on 30th and ‘Uncertified Death’ by Sudath Mahadivuiwewa will be staged on 31 January.

Jude Srimal, (0777-363633) the organizer of this drama festival announced that Schools could obtain tickets at 50% discounted rate from the original price for school students. Tickets are available at Sarasavi Bookshop, Nugegoda, Sadeepa Bookshop, Borella and Elphinstone and Tower Hall Theatres.

Chinese films at BCIS

For lovers of cinema, watching movies from different countries in the world is a source of pleasure and inspiration. They bring out the unique characterizes of the people in different countries but also portray that many of the predicaments faced by people are common in nature all over the world.

One such connection Sri Lanakns may be able to make is while watching the Chinese movie ‘Cell Phones,’ which will be aired at the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies (BCIS) auditorium at 4.30p.m. today (Sunday, January 23rd) as part of Cine China 2011, a Cinematic celebration of the ‘Spring Festival’ which began on Friday.

Two other movies will be aired today along with Cell Phones and these include ‘Their-Go King and His Son’ staring at 2.30p.m. while ‘Light Rail No.3’ (running time 95 minutes) which will be shown at 7.00p.m.

‘Cine-China’ is organized by the BCIS in collaboration with the Embassy of the Peoples’ Republic of China. Entrance is free.

Prawn promo at the Mews

The Park Street Mews kick starts the year 2011 by offering all its loyal patrons with a delectable Prawn promotion for both lunch and dinner from the 15 – 31 January .

Boiled or steamed, sautéed or baked, fried or grilled , stewed or curried the Prawn a versatile crustacean is extremely popular thanks to its delicious flavor making it an ingredient you do not to substitute in any recipe.

The special menu for the promotional period offers three Starters and four Main Courses . The Starters are a Prawn Cocktail, a Prawn Bisque and a 3 style Prawn whilst diners could make their choice from the Main Courses consisting of a Pepper Prawn curry with garlic butter rice or Chili prawns with Penne Pasta or Grilled Jumbo prawns or Jumbo prawns with noori paper , spicy kankung and roasted bell pepper spring roll respectively.

Considering the fact that any type of seafood is an all time favorite with all our patrons, it may be advised to make a prior reservation. In addition to the ongoing promotion our popular a la carte menu will also be yours to savor.

English High Tea at the Galadari

English High Tea will be the top attarction at the Galagdari Hotel from 24 to 31 January at the elegantly hip Lobby Bar from 3.30pm to 5:30 pm.

Indulge in an exquisitely palatable afternoon tea buffet with plush delicacies and a fine spread of pure Ceylon Tea that will lead you through the astounding journey of the age old English tradition. Afternoon “High Tea” dates back to the Victorian era where people found the perfect respite from the afternoon sun sipping perfectly brewed tea along with a variety of titbits immersed in conversation with friends and family.

Guests have the option to savour their tea solo or with a variety of accompaniments available on the signature menu. With Rs. 800/= nett per person, the hotel takes pleasure in offering one complimentary High Tea buffet for every table of ten. A complimentary cake will be offered for guests celebrating their birthdays accompanied by 10 pax or more.

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