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The film ‘The Big Blue’ directed by Luc Besson depicting a fictionalized account of the sporting rivalry between two famed free divers will be screened at 12 noon on July 21 on Rupavahini. One of the most financially successful French film of the 1998, the film charts the competition and friendship of real-life champions Jacques [...]

Dual plays to go on the boards

The latest two stage plays produced by Gunapala Karunapathirana, ‘Dengue, Dengue Dengue, Maranthikai Dengue’ and ‘Dangakara Muwa Pancha’ will be staged soon. Accredited for earlier stage productions like – ‘Meda peradiga’, ‘Sulang Kethe Pambaya’ and ‘Semada Niyang’ Karunapathirana’s latest double production  comprises of songs sung by veteran and up and coming singers. To the lyrics [...]

Cinema to unite the nation

Using the powerful medium of cinema, together with a series activities to promote social integration, the Ministry of Social Intergration will hold a film festival comprising both local and foreign cinematic creations at 5.30 pm from July 16 to 22 at the National Film Corporation theatre in Colombo. The festival will feature some of the [...]

‘Weeraya Merila’ in Negombo

Rajitha Dissanayake’s critically acclaimed drama ‘Weeraya Merila’ (The Hero is dead) will be staged at the Negombo Town Hall on July 21 at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm. The play which staged its 100th show marking the 10th anniversary has returned with fresh faces for the title characters. When the play was first staged in [...]

‘Senasuru Maaruwa’ moves to Australia

Udayakantha Warnasuriya’s latest film ‘Senasuru Maaruwa’ will be screened in Australia in July and August.  This film based on a story by Dr. Tissa Abeysekara will be screened at Dangenong- Reading theatre in Melbourne at 4 pm on July 29, Elderrado- Indroopilly theatre in Brisbane at 6 pm on August 5 and at Epping-Reading theatre [...]

SLTTI conducts diploma in cinema

A Higher Diploma in Filmmaking, a two year study on cinema initiated by Sri Lanka Television Training Institute (SLTTI) was started at the SLTTI premises recently. The opening ceremony for the course of 40 budding film enthusiasts was graced by acclaimed filmmaker and film expert Dr. D. B. Nihalsinghe. The Ministry of Mass Communication has [...]

Rupavahini highlights ‘Ranaviru Real Star’

The highlights of the grand finale of Ranaviru Real Star Mission II, where Sri Lanka Army’s young female soldier Ayomi Perera was crowned as champion will be telecast at 10.20 pm on Saturday July 21 on Rupavahini channel. The programme is to show the highlights of the colourful evening of that was broadcast live on [...]

‘Aaryan’ album released by Dinesh Kanagaratnam

Rapper Aaryan Dinesh Kanagaratnam (ADK) is now finally ready with his solo album AARYAN that was launched yesterday the 14th of July. The album features artists such as Rabbit.Mac, MC SAI, Krishan Maheson, Candy Man, Fallacy, Deyo, Sincity Prettyboy, Archana, Clewz, Saranga Dinesh, Jason Jayeseelan, Jackson Bosco, Stylomannavan, Arul Kitherian, Vikram Varman, GOA, Vasanth Sellathurai, [...]

Dushayanth comes like a ‘Dedunna Wage’

Popular singer Dushyanth Weeraman will come alive in a solo concert named ‘Dedunna Wage’ on the 28th of July from 7.00pm onwards at the St. Joseph’s College Auditorium. The Concert is a compilation of Dushyanth Weeraman’s original music as well as covers of Michael Jackson, Queen, Justin Bieber, Jimmy Cliff and featured some of the [...]

Woman on a mission

Woman on a mission

Lakmini Wahalathanthri, 23, has just returned from the Roger Hatchuel Academy in France, where she spent a week under the tutelage of a selection of the world’s most prominent advertising figures. She describes it as an experience that “blew me away”, and is back in the island a changed woman. A changed woman with an [...]

Music that tells a story

Music that tells a story

When Peshali Yapa busies herself with training her 72 pupils for their upcoming performance, one particularly important piece of advice she provides is that their singing must tell a story.This is precisely what her second production- ‘Call It What You Want’- does. Taking the stage of the Lionel Wendt on July 28 and 29, the [...]

Passion comes from within

This line from the book Monsoon Rain and Icicle Drops written by Libby Southwell has helped me through a lot: “Dreadful things happen all the time. You must not allow it to shake your confidence in the world, because the world is still the same place. You are just beginning to understand it better.” Whenever [...]

A new role for a man of many hats

A new role for a man of many hats

At just over 6 feet Danu Innasithamby knows he’s the kind of actor you’d expect to find beating up the bad guys and blowing up things in an action flick.  For his film debut however, Danu has decided to challenge both himself and his audience by taking on a more sensitive role. For the soon [...]

An eye for landscapes

Mithra Weerakone is no stranger in photographic circles in Sri Lanka today.  The son of renowned photographer the late Dr. M.S. Weerakone, he is, as they say, ‘to the manner born,’ having from his young days accompanied his father who went out every day to take photos on the Negombo beach and waterways. “When he [...]

Something new from something old

Indu Dharmasena’s ‘Just Like Old Times’ is on next weekend at the Lionel Wendt. Starring Indu himself along with a stellar cast of familiar faces in local theatre, this romantic comedy is being staged for the first time. The story revolves around Rahul and Sunila, who have been polite strangers to each other following their [...]

With a twirl and swirl they danced

The ballroom was a swirl of colour as dancers twirled around the floor and danced with style as the ‘World Dance Council Asian Amateur League Ranking Championships’ was worked off on the evening of July 8, 2012 at Galadari Hotel, showcasing the skills of local Latin American & Ballroom dancers alongside some international competition. The [...]

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