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Rio+20:Been there, done that, got the protest sign

Rio+20:Been there, done that, got the protest sign

The June rain is dampening Rio; it’s dreary strange for this time of year. There are military police cars parked outside the Rio Centro where the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20, is taking place. As I enter the conference venue, I see people from all over the world, distributing flyers and painting posters; [...]

Hands in harmony

Hands in harmony

Apart from near perfect harmonizing and impressive dynamics, the first thing the onlooker notices about the Methodist College Choir at practice is the movements they make. Is it choreography? Apparently not, similar to the gestures made by the conductor of a choir, slight hand movements seem to be made almost unconsciously by these performers as [...]

Earthlings watch out

Paranoid Earthling is back with the ‘Paranoid Earthling LIVE’ series this June. The band will take the stage at the Fuze in Colombo on June 30 for another raw, power-packed performance.

Beat boxing their way to the top

Beat boxing their way to the top

For many, beat-boxing is practically a phenomenon, as it’s one of the most difficult genres of music to master. Certainly in Sri Lanka, very few have mastered the practise. Diego Samson (18)and Shonel Perera (16) are two such artistes who’ve perfected the nuances of being a human-beatbox. The two pitted against each other at Talent [...]

‘GLORY’ at the Margarita Blue

‘GLORY’ at  the Margarita Blue

The popular band ‘Glory’ comprising of five young and upcoming musicians are attracting large crowds currently to the Margarita Blue at the Galadari Hotel. Formed in 2008 in Moratuwa, the band ‘Glory’ comprises Sanuka Wickramasinghe on lead vocals, Shane Vas on guitar and vocals, Sahan Silva on bass and vocals, Janith Chathuranga on keyboards, saxophone [...]

The Hulftsdorp debates: Creating a network of understanding and cooperation

Seven national higher educational institutes will come together for a verbal battle at the Hulftsdrop Debates 2012. A one-of-a-kind debating competition among university level students in Sri Lanka, the debates will be held on July 7 and 8. The Hulftsdrop debates are organised by the English Literary Association of the Sri Lanka Law College with [...]

‘Appachchi’ another tele hit by award winning Ananda

‘Appachchi’ another tele hit by award winning Ananda

Award winning teledrama director Ananda Abeynayake’s latest direction ‘Appachchi’, is a story of a father who struggles to bring up his four young daughters following the untimely death of their mother which is now being telecast at 8.30 pm prime time belt every Saturday on Swarnavahini. Based on a true story, the teleplay was scripted [...]

Muhurath for ‘Mega’

With the latest trend of multi-episode teledramas which is popularly known as ‘Mega’, a hilarious teleplay is to be made revolving around a teledrama cast and crew directed by Daminda D. Madawala. Muhurath for the teledrama ‘Mega’ is held recently and the shooting will soon. This is a story of a teledrama production team which [...]

Reviving short films of Sri Lanka

The art of short films in Sri Lanka has been used as a stepping stone to lengthy feature film making. Almost all the filmmakers who made their name coming as short filmmakers did not go back to the art that gave them exercise to gain the practical knowledge in making movies. With lack of audience [...]

Lucky joins Nalan in ‘Sathuru Mithuru’

Cinema and teledrama actor, Lucky Dias is to play his first role under experienced teledrama director Nalana Mendis in his latest teledrama “Sathuru Mithuru” which is currently on the process of shooting. Lucky who became popular as ‘Baladewa’ in Parakra Niriella’s teledrama ‘Yasho Ravaya’ and played a number of roles in mini-screen will play a [...]

Bradby Ball 2012 at Amaya Hills

‘Bradby Ball 2012’, the most awaited scrum down dance in the hill country will come alive at the Amaya Hills ‘Banquet Hall’ on Saturday, 30 June. Kick Off from 9.30 pm onwards. After scrumming down at Pallekelle Rugby Stadium, the young and old Trinitians and Royalist ensured with a full blast of events with hottest [...]

Olivier Franc Jazz Quintet a resounding success

Dinner and Jazz Night with ‘Olivier Franc Jazz Quintet’ was held on the 17 June at the Empire Ballroom of the Mount Lavinia Hotel. Olivier Franc together with a true ‘All Star Band’, composed of Paris-based musicians , recreated the same passion through compositions in diffusing of French culture at MLH.

Battle of the DJ’s

‘The Battle of the DJs’, a DJ competition organized by the ‘World Music Entertainment’ will come alive at the Lumbini Theater, Colombo 5 on Friday, 6th July starting from 6.30pm. Eight unique and talented DJs will be on stage spinning their discs on Friday night at this competition. These DJ were selected in preliminary round and [...]

Cool look for a sunny day

They’re much needed for our sunny, steaming weather. Most people would consider them an indispensable item and one that makes a fashion statement at the same time. Unveiling their range of Italian designer shades, Wickramarachchi Opticians held a fashion show at their Galle Road, Colombo 3 store earlier this month with models taking the ramp [...]

Kumar’s French connection

Celebrating France, Kumar de Silva’s exhibition of photos ‘Nostalgie 02’ will take visitors through random scenes of Paris and across different parts of France on Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1 at the Harold Peries Gallery of the Lionel Wendt Arts Centre. The exhibition will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to [...]

Win on a whim

While they were announcing the names of the runners-up for All Island Best Speaker 2012 Sheshadri Kottearachchi was already planning on what she would speak about the next year. So when a few minutes later they called her name, there was a slight moment of confusion before it sank into the 20-year-old that she had [...]

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