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Into the heart of colour

Into the heart of colour

For a man whose name is almost synonymous with fashion photography in Sri Lanka, Padmakumar Mettasena, has come a long way. His career took off with a bold walk-in interview at the Sunday Times back in the 80’s. The glow in his eyes upon receiving a commendation from the then Sunday Times Editor, Vijitha Yapa, [...]

Joyful Christmas music

‘Joy to the World’, an extravaganza of Christmas carols in the spirit of the season will be held tomorrow. The event is organised by the Archdiocese of Colombo and the Blessed Joseph Vaz Trust in aid of poverty alleviation projects undertaken by the two organisations for the year 2013. Featured on the show are the [...]

Dolls and toys in new-look Trunk

Trunk’s charming new range of souvenirs and toys are just a little different from anything you’d find anywhere else. The little wooden and ceramic tuk-tuks, the dolls in their sarees and sarongs and the gecko fabric purses are new additions to the display. Firmly entrenched already are the pretty, funky designs from Salvage – the [...]

Sounds for the season

When Choro Benedicte, the twelve man acapella group, finished their performance at the Colombo Music Festival in August and stepped down from the stage they were greeted by Manaram Gunetileke, owner of Faith and Hope records. Little did they know that it marked the beginning of a truly formidable partnership. Manaram says that it was a [...]

Mirror Magazine

Empowering girls islandwide

Empowering girls islandwide

Katheri Charcos and Grace Tam are two ladies from the Philippines with an extraordinary passion for Guiding. Katheri joined guiding as an enthusiastic five year-old, while Grace joined quite late-about a year before she left school. Both were in Sri Lanka a few weeks ago for a partnership visit on behalf of the World Association [...]

‘Whispering Pages’ launched today

Dulari Wijesundara, a teacher of English and Elocution with over two decades of experience will launch a series of children’s books today at 5.00pm at the Bishop’s College Auditorium. ‘Whispering Pages’ is a series of four illustrated books which include an Audio DVD. It is aimed at helping children understand the importance of pronunciation and [...]

Sharing opportunities

Most of us have grown up with a mindset that opportunities are limited. If not, our parents have ingrained us with this idea. This is not the case in modern Sri Lanka and if our community is going to develop at any level of wholesomeness then we as the new generations need to understand this [...]

O.M.G.: No standing still

O.M.G.: No standing still

Bringing together musicians, artists, designers and producers, Oh My Goat 2012 promises to be an audio-visual haven for EDM enthusiasts. IOh My Goat 2012 will be a collaboration of musicians, artists, designers and producers, bringing EDM enthusiasts the most up-to-date- music in an amazing location – Vihara Mahadevi Park. Starting at 11 a.m., the morning/afternoon [...]

CAT excavator features in SKYFALL

A recent screening of the latest James Bond Film – SKYFALL was organised by United Tractors and Equipment, where CAT excavators made an on screen appearance in the film. United Tractors and Equipment are the authorised dealer for Caterpillar in Sri Lanka. The company in a statement quoted Diane Lantz-Rickard, Caterpillar Global Brand Marketing Manager [...]

In the Christmas mood with VOX One

In the Christmas mood with VOX One

A festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, presented by Vox One will take place on December 23 at 7pm at Maris Stella College Chapel, Negombo. The choir is directed by Harin Amirthanathan, with  Denham Pereira accompanying the group. Entrance for the event is free.

‘Tis the season for traditions

For most of us, Christmas starts well ahead of the season when preparations get underway for Christmas cake and wine. In Trinushka’s house, the season begins with the smell of Christmas cake in the air , much before December rolls around. “And then all we have to do closer to Christmas is to get the [...]

TV Times

New Year’s bash with MICA at Hotel Airport Garden

New Year’s bash with MICA at Hotel Airport Garden

Hearld the New Year with popular music outfit ‘Mica’ and DJ ‘Sami’ at the Gateway Hotel Airport Garden, Seeduwa on Monday, 31 December. ‘Mica’ and DJ ‘Sami’ will be in action at the ‘Harbour Bar’ in the salubrious surrounding of the Negombo lagoon. The New Year bash at AGH will offer loads of prizes and [...]

Happy Birthday Chevalier Kumar

Popular public relations and television personality Kumar de Silva turns 50 years on Thursday 20 December. Recently knighted by the Government of France in recognition of his contribution to promoting the French language and culture in Sri Lanka for more than quarter of a century, he is best known for the ‘Bonsoir’ television programme which [...]

Alston sings at Sri Lankan matches in Aussie

Sri Lankan born International Pop Star Alston Koch has been chosen to sing the Sri Lankan National Anthem by Cricket Australia at the Sri Lanka vs. Australia test matches in Australia. Alston sang the anthem at the Hobart Test match on Friday, 14 December and he will be in action at the legendary Boxing Day [...]

Festive cheer with joyous Christmas Carols at Galle Face Hotel

Since music in the Victorian era had begun to really spark interest in new songs and more performances, it was natural to see people create and write songs that revolved around Christmas. It was during this time that many carol singers could be seen going from house to house singing the new songs of that [...]

Sunset Music Festival 2012

Sunset Music Festival 2012 will come alive at the Havelock Sports Club grounds on Satuuday 22 December . Sunset Music Festival 2012 will feature No.7 DJ in the world, Dash Berlin, DJ Mag Top 100 DJ Dirty South, Stereosonic 2012 Sydney Mainstage opener Helena and another massive production setup which will be on par with [...]

‘Ini-Avan’ on screen

Asoka Handagama’s latest movie Ini-Avan (Him, Here After) which has already won rave reviews in international circles will be released from December 21, 2012. Having screened at prestigious international film festivals such as Cannes, Toronto, Tokyo and many more the film will be widely released island-wide including Jaffna. Ini Avan will be the first movie [...]

‘Meeyo Nathuwa Behe’ in Borella

‘Meeyo Nathuwa Behe’, a hilarious play directed by Keerthi K. Rathnayaka will be staged at 6.45 p.m. on December 22, 2012 at the YMBA Theater, Borella. With a host of renowned artistes such as; Ravindra Yasas, Madini Malwatte, Sudharshana Bandara, Wasantha Wittachchi, Keerthi K. Rathnayake, Mahesh Umagiliya, Ishara Wickramasinghe, Sumith Warnakula, Chamari Nisansala, Nayana Malithi, [...]

‘Sannali Sihinaya’; Hirdaramani’s Got Talent

‘Sannali Sihinaya’; Hirdaramani’s Got Talent

The first ever talent show in the apparel industry in Sri Lanka, ‘Sannali Sihinaya’- ‘Hirdaramani’s Got Talent’, outshining the aesthetic talents of those employed in the industry will have its mega finale on December 22 at Sugathadasa Indoor stadium. Organised by Hirdaramani Group, the final took place with the participation of 150 selected out of [...]

‘Mouse’ on the run

‘Mouse’ on the run

The maiden film direction of actor Wasantha Moragoda ‘Mouse’ is now being screened at Regal Colombo and other 30 theatres in the CEL and Ridma circuit cinemas around the country. Moragoda well-known as a script writer, copywriter and television programme producer talks about children and their world and the rat race of their parents to [...]

Sergeant in Pannala

Sando Harris’ ‘Sergeantge Nendamma’ (Sergeant’s Mother-in-law) will be staged today, December 16 at Pannala Town Hall at 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm. The cast includes Susila Kottage, Shani Jayawardena and Sando himself.

Curtain down for “Nari Burathi”

The final show in Colombo for one of the most successful comedies in the recent past ‘Nari Burathi’ will go on the boards at 3.30 pm and 6.45pm on Sunday December 23, 2012 at the Borella Namel Malini Punchi Theatre. Directed by Sarath Kothalawala, the play features Kumara Thirimadura, Pubudu Chathuranga, Mihira Sirithilaka, Sarath Chandrasiri, [...]

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