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Getting to know all about them

Getting to know all about them

Sulochana Dissanayake lives in a crowded house. There’s an elephant on her porch and the decapitated head of a giant on her dining room table. There’s a herd of animals – a zebra, chimpanzee, a ‘gangster’ penguin and another, smaller elephant – and a host of characters right out of Sri Lankan folklore (old Mahadanamutta [...]

Reuniting under the ‘Power of One’

Reuniting under the ‘Power of One’

For the first few hours, shy glances are exchanged and awkward silence is the order of the day. However, very soon the ice is broken and on the last day, tears flow freely as the campers are loathe to leave, having forged strong bonds and lasting friendships. “You go to camp not knowing what to [...]

Fashion in a hurry

Fashion boutiques are opening up all over the city and suburbs offering a choice selection of clothing. True Blue at 221/3 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7 was the latest to open its doors late last month. Aimed at trendy women looking for something different to wear, who don’t have a lot of time to spend browsing [...]

This time, it was the men

This time,  it was  the men

In a fashion world where the women are usually the cynosure of all eyes, it was the turn of the men on the catwalk as Manhunt International 2012 was worked off last Sunday. Seeing off the competition, Madura Peiris carried off the winner’s trophy and will represent Sri Lanka at Manhunt International later this year. [...]

Mirror Magazine

A tropical fashion wave

A tropical  fashion wave

Designer Gihan Ediriweera first made waves when he was declared “Designer of the Year” at two different competitions in 2009. The young fashion designer has since begun designing under his label ‘G by Gihan Ediriweera’ and was featured this year at the Colombo Fashion Week and the subsequent Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) Resort Show as [...]

Needy mission for books

“Each and every individual should have a right and desire to read. There can be many difficulties, but non-availability of books shouldn’t be one of them”, says Upul Senanayaka, President of the International Movement for Community Development (IMCD). “This is the fundamental belief of our organization”, he says speaking to the Mirror Mgazine about their [...]

Thespians battle it out at the

Thespians  battle it  out at the

The annual Interschool Shakespeare Competition organised by the YMCA came to a heady finale this month at the Bishop’s College Auditorium. Girls’ High School Kandy retained their championship from last year and D.S. Senanayake College walked away with the boys’ category trophy. Judges Neluka Silva, Seneka Abeyratne and Dr. Sharvika Damunupola-Amarasekara said they were “very [...]

True to life tales from the wild

True to life tales from the wild

Jan Latta decided to switch careers the day she looked a wild mountain gorilla in the eye. “The experience changed my life,” says the Australian author of her trip to Rwanda in 1994. It’s when she learned that there were only 600 of those majestic apes left in the world. Though she felt desperately sad [...]

Reaching the highest note

The young and old choristers of the Cantabilé School of Singing have got plenty to be excited about. Come October 27 and 28, Cantabilé will stage their third concert ‘Reach-In A Singing Style’ at the British School Auditorium, bringing together the three choirs (Juniors, Intermediates and Seniors) of the school. A staggering 90 students will [...]

TV Times

SPARK is back in the scene ….

SPARK is back in the scene ….

Emerging into the scene with bright sounds that spark up the audience with versatility and hit songs is the seven piece live outfit SPARK.  The band Spark was a popular outfit few years back and suddenly went missing from the music scene. But is now back with a bang and ready to rock the scene. [...]

‘Breezecircle’ : Premier retro internet radio station

Internet entertainment reaches new magnitude with the inauguration of breezecircle (, the premier Sri Lankan internet radio station. With the expansion of web based activities, modern lives expectations are always on the fingertips. With more Sri Lankans exploring and extending their life whilst living, eating, playing, studying and even working on the net, how would [...]

HIRU FM awarded MACO award

Hiru FM one of Sri Lanka’s leading radio channel was recently awarded the accolade as the island’s most popular radio channel of the year by the prestigious International MACO Awards surpassing all radio stations in the country. Hiru FM, a part of the Asia Broadcasting Corporation Private Limited, was recognized for its outstanding work and [...]

‘Travel Trade Ball 2012’

The ‘Travel Trade Ball 2012’, the annual travel trade dinner dance, will come alive in style at the Oak Room of Cinnamon Grand Hotel on the 27th of October from 9.30pm. Each year this event produces an evening of great entertainment and this year too will be no exception. Two of Sri Lanka’s top bands, [...]

Search for short film talents

The Short film competition-2012 organized by the National Film Corporation to introduce young talent to Sri Lankan cinema is now open for application. Inaugurated with the aim of identifying new talent and to get creative contribution of the younger generation, the short film competition is held every year. Details on the competition could be obtained [...]

‘ With You, Without You ’ Woes of war

‘ With You, Without You ’ Woes of war

“Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka” (With You, Without You), Prasanna Vithanage’s 7th film direction had its European premiere at the ongoing 56th London Film Festival. Prasanna’s film had three screenings for which tickets sold out weeks in advance of the screening from  October 10 till October 23. Screened in the category of ‘Film in Love’, the [...]

Academic Players presents great Greek plays

Academic Players presents  great Greek plays

The Academic Players Theatre Festival, a theatre festival with productions by Priyankara Rathnayake presented by the Academic Players Club of Drama and Theatre and Image Art Unit, University of Kelaniya will be held from October 26 to 28. Three plays based on great Greek plays ‘Oedipus’ (Sophocle’s Oedipus The King) translated by Siri Ediriweera, ‘Visekariyo’ [...]

Comedy play comes back

Two shows of Ravindra Ariyarathne’s comedy play ‘Balloth Ekka Be’ will go on the boards in Colombo this week. The play which had a successful run around Sri Lankan and several foreign countries would be staged at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm on October 25 at YMBA Borella and October 27 at Lumbini Theater HavlockTown. [...]

‘English Vinglish’ : Heroine out of a housewife

Bollywood onetime superstar Sridevi returns in the lead role of ‘English Vinglish’, a entertaining movie made by first time director Gauri Shinde. The film is now being screened at Excell Cinema, Excell World Colombo. Marking the comeback to Bollywood after 14 years and to Tamil cinema after 26 years, Sridevi features in the movie along [...]

‘Nari Burathi’ at New Townhall

‘Nari Burathi’ at New Townhall  Actor Sarath Kothalawala’s comedy ‘Nari Burathi’ will be staged at 3.30p.m. and 6.45 p.m. on October 21 at New Townhall, Colombo 7. A popular cast including Kumara Thirimadura, Pubudu Chathuranga, Mihira Sirithilaka, Sarath Chandrasiri, Hemantha lriyagama, Chinthaka Peiris, Janaka Ranasinghe and Wajira Kodithuwakku play in ‘Nari Burathi’.

‘Kalu Kumari’ in Colombo

‘Kalu Kumari’ in Colombo

Award winning playwright K.B. Herath’s latest theatrical production ‘Kalu Kumari’ will be staged at 3.30 p.m. and 6.45p.m. on Wednesday October 24 at the Namel Malini Punchi Theatre, Borella. Having a number of popular plays like ‘Mayadevi’, ‘Naagagurula’, ‘Dona Katharina’, ‘Deweni Mahinda’, ‘Waasudewa’, ‘Yashodara’ and ‘Jaganma’ to his credit, KB is one of the few [...]

Oktoberfest 2012 comes alive at ‘The Beach’

Oktoberfest 2012 in Sri Lanka takes on a totally new dimension this year as Caren Brown Events brings alive the charm and magic of this age-old fest to the ‘The Beach’. Oktoberfest 2012 is a two-day extravaganza on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October where fans could celebrate in true Bavarian style and with that [...]

Amaya Hills Oktoberfest

The popular Oktoberfest will come alive at the Amaya Hills in Kandy for the third consecutive year from 26th October (Friday) to the 31st Wednesday. Oktoberfest is a world renowned event, which takes place in Bavaria in Germany annually between the end of September and till the end of October. Amaya Hills Executive Chef ‘Weere’ [...]

Harpo’s Pizza: CSR initiative at the new branding

Harpo’s Pizza:  CSR initiative at the new branding

After completing 5 successful years as Harpo’s Pizza, the only home-grown Pizza brand offering authentic Sri Lankan flavours, celebrated its fifth successful year in operations. Harpo’s thin crust Pizza boasts of having 45,000 Face Book fans and many regular clients. It has definitely made a significant mark in the ever-growing Pizza business in the city. ‘We [...]

‘Maalu Maalu’ earns a tribute at World Luxury Hotel Awards

‘Maalu Maalu’ earns a tribute at World Luxury Hotel Awards

Adding yet another prestigious accolade to its impressive list of achievements, the Maalu Maalu Resort and Spa was named the ‘Best New Luxury Hotel’ in Sri Lanka at the 2012 World Luxury Hotel Awards held in Kuala Lumpur on 13 October. Resort Chairman Chandra Wickramasinghe received the trophy at the glitzy gala ceremony. The award [...]

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