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Finding your online spotlight

Finding your online spotlight

If all the world were a stage then it’s yours for the taking. If you’re a talented performer waiting for your turn under the spotlight then the web portals of ‘StageYou’ might be just the thing for you. ‘StageYou’ is an initiative that attempts to replicate the world stage online. A first of its kind [...]


Think before you wear

Listening to Ada Zanditon speak, you’d think she was a biologist-or as one publication romantically puts it, an eco warrior-princess. Her passion for wildlife tempered with a killer dress sense embraces what she calls a paradox of a calling in life. Ada Zandition is a fashion designer with a green conscience. Ada is one of [...]

Top local designs on stage

The ‘Best of Industry’ fashion show at the Sri Lanka Design Festival held last weekend saw some of the local fashion industry’s top names take to the stage with their collections. Featured at the show were MAS Holdings, Brandix, Hirdaramani, Orient Design, Rakshaa, Penguin/Emjay, Union Apparel, Timex Garments, Textured Jersey, Star Garments, Red Cocoon, Innovative [...]

Mirror Magazine

Braving the hurricanes of diplomacy and weather at the UN

For many it’s a passion that evolves into an ultimate dream, but for Jayathma Wickramanayake (21) and Aruthra Rajasingham (26), it was a calling. Being selected as the first Sri Lankan youth representatives for the 67th General Assembly Plenary of the United Nations, held in New York last month, was an experience worth their achievements. [...]

Let’s get loud in December

‘Stomp’ your way through the second weekend of December with some of the world’s best live Electronic Dance Music at the CH & FC Grounds Colombo 07. DJ acts including the legendary ‘Above & Beyond’, Asavajith, Shyam and Tim from Sri Lanka and a host of other top Indian DJ’s who are set to take [...]

Making mighty strides in dance

It was a pleasant surprise meeting up with a dance troupe of what we imagined to be 20-somethings, and instead encountered a small, but extremely eclectic bunch of 5-10 year olds. Tiny tots, they may be, but ‘tiny’ their dancing talents are certainly not. Meet the young faces behind ‘Mighty Steps’, a dance academy that [...]

Finally blessed

Finally blessed

JNil never expected to find himself performing in Hollywood. The young Sri Lankan hip hop artist, performer and lyricist overcame more than one obstacle to get to where he is, not least among them his inability to speak English very well. JNil grew up in Moratuwa, where his father ran a spice mill and his [...]

Pleasure for your ears

Music fans yearning for variation in the local music industry will not be disappointed with Symphony Experiment X-rays. This rock n roll band who’ve been influenced by bands like Deep Purple, ACDC, Still Water, Air Bourne and Led Zeppelin, although just starting out, were adjuged winners in the band category at the inter university talent [...]

TV Times

Ruskin Island Party at the hideaway

Ruskin Island Party at the hideaway

In a time, where living is highly cluttered and not environmental friendly, sustainable living has become the elusive key in luxuries of modern living. People are moving toward more greener neighbourhood. The latest is the Ruskin Island in Bolgoda Lake. Ruskin Island, the Bolgoda Lake hideaway, just a 40-minute drive away from Colombo on Galle [...]

Magic of Waffles at Taj

The Waffles, Crepes and Pancake Feast happening at the Lobby Lounge, Taj Samudra till November 30, from 3.00pm to 8.00pm. Indulge in the best from the world of waffles, crepes and pancakes and choose from a mouth-watering range of delightful toppings and fillings including brown sugar sprinkles with fresh lemon juice, chocolate nutella, dark chocolate [...]

Royal Christmas at MLH

Exceptional amidst traditional entertainment is the idea behind the seasonal entertainment at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. The Royal Christmas at MLH this year continues to tell the story of the many cultures and traditions that have shaped the spirit of Christmas throughout the years and the unique initiatives added to the season that strengthen bonds [...]

DJ Manuel De Le Mare comes alive in Colombo

Popular Italian born Producer/DJ. Manuel De Le Mare will come alive in Colombo Sri Lanka on Friday, 8 December. Manuel has spent the past 24 months delivering money-shot releases and remixes, whilst marrying a lifetime of passion and dedication to his love of DJing. This ability within his musical sphere has pricked the interest of [...]

‘Dance Sunday by LDS

‘Dance Sunday,’ an all-day dance event open to the general public organised by Lanka Dancesport Council (LDC) will come alive on Sunday, November 25 at Women’s International Hall in Guilford Crescent, Colombo 7. The Lanka Dancesport Council (LDC) which is affiliated to the World Dance Council comprises of a group of dedicated dance teachers, professionals, [...]

Randooga Music workshops and concerts in Colombo and Jaffna

In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Sri Lanka, the Embassy of Japan together with the Japan Foundation will present a series of Randooga workshops and concerts in Colombo and Jaffna bringing together Japanese and Sri Lankan musicians to celebrate 60 years of friendship between the two countries. This is [...]

SLANZA Sing along for a worthy cause

The Sri Lanka-Australia Zealand Association (SLANZA) presents the annual sing a long today, November 25, 2012 as a fund raiser for the Cancer wards in Jaffna and Kandy. The Sing a long is open to the public to join hands with SLANZA members to raise much needed funds for the two wards. With music by [...]

Euro cinema goes around the isle

Euro cinema goes around the isle

The annual European Film Festival one of the much anticipated events by the film lovers will have the opportunity to experience 14 of the most recently released and highly acclaimed films from the European region. The festival from December 1 to7 at the National Film Corporation theatre in Colombo will go to Jaffna and Kegalle [...]

Safeer, Inter Act Art go to FLAME University in Pune

Experienced playwright M. Safeer and his theatre group, Inter Act Art have brought a rare honour to Sri Lanka is invited to train undergraduates in a well-known school of performing arts in India. The veteran dramatist Safeer and young dramatists of Inter Act Art black box team S. Dayalan, Thivanka Ranasinghe, Reggie Chandima and the [...]

Curtain falls for ‘Balloth Ekka Behe’

Curtain falls for ‘Balloth Ekka Behe’

The final show in Colombo for one of the popular stage plays in the recent past, ‘Balloth Ekka Behe’ will go on the board at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm on Novemebr 30 at Namel Malini Punchi Theatre Borella. Directed by Ravindra Ariyarathne, the play stars Wijaya Nandasiri, Kumara Thirimadura, Roshan Pilapitiya, Gihan Fernando, and [...]

‘Sokari’ in Borella

‘Sokari’, an old folk drama in Sri Lanka, which was formed according to the rural traditions of Shanthikarmas that were performed to goddess Paththini seeking fertility and prosperity, will be staged on Sunday December 2 at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm at Borella Namel Malani Punchi Theatre. This condensed version of Sokari which runs for [...]

Indian premier for Prasanna’s new film

Indian premier for Prasanna’s new film

The Indian premier for Prasanna Vithanage’s latest film “Oba Nethuwa Oba Ekka” is held at the 43rd International Film Festival of India in Goa which runs from Novmebr 20 to 30. The film will also feature in the competitive section for the first time in its international run. The film will also represent Sri Lanka [...]

Active Telefilm to bring new film

Active Telefilm, which produced the teledrama ‘Handapane’ is preparing for a new venture, a film under the title ‘Sima Nehe Akase’. While the pre-production is going on, a young fresh face is being searched for to play the lead female character in this new movie. A girl 18 to 25 years of age and who [...]

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