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Mount Royal Hantane : Mysterious haven in hills

Mount Royal Hantane : Mysterious haven in hills

‘Hantane’ in Kandy is considered as one of the most beautiful locations in the Kandyan region.Apart from its geographical and historical values, Hantane has earned the name as one of Sri Lanka’s top tourist destinations. It was declared as an environmental protection area in February 2010 under the National Environment Act and the home for [...]

Bhadraji back on stage

Award winning artiste, Bhadraji Mahinda Jayatilake, who resides in California, USA is now in Sri Lanka to perform at his solo concert – ‘Bhadraji Gee Sendewa’. ‘Bhadraji Gee Sendewa’, a solo concert of veteran award winning artiste, Bhadraji Mahinda Jayatilake will be held on 8 September at 2.30 pm. at the ‘Sumedha Rangahala’ located in [...]

‘KNH’ is back with ‘Party 2012’

The annual KNH project, ‘KNH Party 2012’ with DJs Kapila and Naushad will come alive this year too at the Club MOJO of Taj Samudra Hotel on 7 September. The KNH Project was done by Kapila, Naushad and Harith, Sri Lanka’s first set of DJs, to do proper remix in studios for their set of [...]

Yashan opens a new career

Popular young singing sensation Yashan opened a unisex salon in Narahenpita recently to coincide with his birthday. Yashan said, Salon Sha Passion should be patronised to experience the world’s latest in hair and skin care. ‘The salon is open seven days a week from 8.30 am to 12 midnight. Our services include hair cuts, Blow [...]

‘Chanchala Rekha’ completes shooting

‘Sinhawalokanaya’ film famed director Suneth Malinga Lokuhewa’s teleplay ‘Chanchala Rekah’ has completed shooting recently. Based on a story of Somapala Leelananda for yesteryear well-known film under the same title, the teledrama is produced by Dr. Jagath Wijenayake. The miniplay stars Gayan Wickrematillake, Dinakshi Priyasad, Saranga Dissasekara, Muthu Tharanga, Sarath Kothalawela, Kavinga Perera, Menaka Maduwanthi, Cleitus [...]

Expendables Enters

Directed by Simon West, the American ensemble action film is written by Richard Wenk and Sylvester Stallone, based on a story by Ken Kaufman, David Agosto and Wenk. Released sequel to the 2010 action film ‘The Expendables’, the film, stars a set of top class action heroes from the 1980s to todate including Sylvester Stallone, [...]

‘Ini-Avan’ : To break barriers of cinema

‘Ini-Avan’ :  To break barriers of cinema

Asoka Handagama’s latest direction ‘Ini-Avan’ (Him, Here, After), a Tamil language Sri Lankan film is to be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) from September 6 onwards. Handagama’s film ‘Ini-Avan’ been an official selection, will be screened at Contemporary World Cinema section in this year’s programme. Ini- Avan is one of the five [...]

World Premiere for Prasanna’s ‘Oba Nethuwa, Oba Ekka’

The internationally acclaimed filmmaker Prasanna Vithanage’s latest cinematic venture ‘Oba Nethuwa, Oba Ekka’ will have its world premiere at 36th Montreal World Film Festival from August 23 to September 3. The film will be screened in the ‘World Greats/ Out of Competition’ section of the festival which was started in 1977. MWFF is one of [...]

Chinese Noodle Promotion at the Golden Dragon

This August, the Golden Dragon offers a special dining experience for the Noodle connoisseur – an opportunity to savouwr authentic Chinese Noodles infused with traditional flavours. Master Chef Bai Ping presents, eight varieties of noodles depicting almost each famous region of China. Among the choices are Dan Dan Noodles with Chicken and Ya Chai, Sichuan [...]

‘Channa’ New wave in culinary

Contemporary, yet understated elegance infused with simplicity is the new Channa Dining Kitchen and Gift shop situated in Kandy Road, Meepitiya Kegalle between Colombo and Kandy. With an ambience that is unique, Channa Nawarathna the Managing Director and Murai Mieko have joined hands in making their dream come by starting a restaurant, bringing a boost [...]

Mirror Magazine

Girls got rhythm

Girls got rhythm

It’s 1 in the morning or is it 2? No one seems to care. Certainly not Indian DJ Kini Rao – she’s keeping everyone up and moving at Pettah Interchange. We’re in the sweltering basement of the historic Gafoor Building in Pettah, dancing to the music of DJs from Berlin, Dhaka, Stuttgart, Delhi, Pondicherry, Bangalore [...]

We need to talk about it

The rape and murder of a pre-adolescent girl by two of her older male relations featured in the headline news a while back. Some of the public responses to this event were alarming. A large part of them were comments along the lines of ‘Where were the parents? They should have been taking care of [...]

A different take on the Dark Knight

If you’ve made the mistake of assuming comic books are only for children, our recommendations this week will change your mind. As Batman fever peaks, these are portrayals that forever transformed the way we would see the Caped Crusader and are likely to have fuelled Nolan’s dark vision of Gotham’s hero. From the comic book [...]

Making it to Harvard

Making it to Harvard

Twins are often synonymous with the catchphrase ‘exactly alike, yet worlds apart’. There is a certain envy one feels on encounter with such a pair, an inkling of having missed out on something great. That feeling couldn’t be stronger when it comes to Ishani and Inesha Premaratne, two young ladies who have known each other [...]

A common passion

Above all else, a love for music coupled with the intention of hanging out, resulted in a close group of friends spending almost every minute of their free time outside of lectures, on the thing they loved the most. What started off as a series of fun meet-ups with the music laid on, soon became [...]


Drumming his own kind of beat

Drumming his own kind of beat

This is the question: How can he reconcile his love for jazz with a deep appreciation of Sri Lankan ritual music? For Dr. Sumudi Suraweera the answer was to literally fuse the two by building his own ‘hybrid’ drum kit. Paired with the sweet, clear notes of the piano and the heavy thrum of the [...]

A cast of over 50 gearing up for Evita

A cast of over 50 gearing up for Evita

There isn’t a Broadway fan alive who couldn’t hum the tune of ‘Don’t Cry for Me Argentina’ on demand. It’s one of the reasons ‘Evita’ has long been considered one of the best musicals to come from the legendary duo Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Their collaboration has produced classics like ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ [...]

The Face of KESS: Starting with the hair, of course

A woman’s crowning glory will always be her hair, both literally and in common speak. It’s no surprise then that when Vasantha De Silva of Salon KESS fame sought to find Sri Lanka’s next big modelling talent, he chose to start off with that particular aspect itself. ‘The Face of KESS’ was launched through Facebook [...]

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