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Here, meet YouTube’s most famous Sri Lankan!

Here, meet  YouTube’s most famous Sri Lankan!

With his hilarious videos, ‘S*** Sri Lankan Mothers Say’, ‘How to Dance Baila’, How to Speak Sri Lankan’ and more recently, ‘The Uncle Awards’ etc. Jehan Ratnatunga has globalised the essence of Sri Lankanness By Duvindi Illankoon and Shaveen Jeewandara It’s not often that you kick off into an interview with an inquiry of a [...]

Mirror Magazine

Tony Greig moment

Last week we invited readers to send in their tributes and memories of Tony Greig and the following comments are some of those that were received by the Mirror Magazine. My favourite  Tony Greig quote, specially when Sanath Jayasuriya was batting:“Oh! Boy hes hit that like a rocket to the fence for four” RIP Sir Tony Greig (1946-2012) -Dilanka Liyanage We met [...]

Writing the story of Sri Lanka

Writing the story of  Sri Lanka

Shenuka Corea was nine months old when the Cricket World Cup was won in 1996 but the heady emotions and fond memories that surrounded the victory were the perfect breeding ground for an award winning essay By Duvindi Illankoon Shenuka Corea, was just a nine month old baby when her country won the World Cup [...]

Under review: ‘The Hobbit’

The plot: Unexpectedly tempted by the promise of an adventure, a younger Bilbo Baggins runs out of Bag End and into a world wilder than he ever dreamed off. The hobbit is soon caught up in the quest of a company of dwarves led by the heroic Thorin Oakenshield, son of Thráin, son of Thrór, [...]

Spreading some ‘One Love’ music

Spreading some ‘One Love’ music

Julian Marley speaks to the Sunday Times of his beliefs in the strong, positive message that comes from reggae and his fancy for the Baila beat By Smriti Daniel, Pix by Hasitha Kulasekera and Amila Gamage Julian Marley likes the sound of Baila. As far as imitations go – he is pretty good. He gets the [...]

TV Times

Kerri tops World Class Sri Lankans

By Sanath Weerasuriya Kerrigan La-Brooy, Sri Lankan born Country singer is back in lime light again with his songs reaching the international charts ahead of all Sri Lankan performers around the world. His hits have hit Nomber one on the Belgium Charts and made the Top 10 in other European Countries. He’s travelled the world, [...]

‘One Love Reggae 2013’ in Hikka

‘One Love Reggae 2013’ in Hikka

By Sanath Weerasuriya Popular band Jayasri, based in Vienna, is billed to perform at ‘One Love Reggae 2013 Open air’, one of the biggest Reggae Concerts on the Long Beach Surf Café on the 19 January 2013 at Hikkaduwa starting at 7.00pm. ‘One Love Reggae 2013 Open air’ will feature Jayasri Twins along with the [...]

Malayalam movie with a Sri Lankan star

Indian Cultural Centre will screen one of the most popular Malayalam films “Kutty Srank” directed by Shaji N Karun and music by Issac Thomas Kottukapally at 5.30 pm on Friday January 18, 2013 at its auditorium. “Kutty Srank” is very special to Sri Lankan as actress Meena Kumari Perera plays a major role in the [...]

‘Sokari’ at Punchi Theater

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 January 20 at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm at Borella Namel Malani Punchi Theater. ‘Sokari’ runs for Two hours and thirty minutes [...]

‘Mouse’ moves swiftly

Wasantha Moragoda’s maiden film “Mouse” is now being successfully screened at Regal Colombo and other CEL circuit cinemas around the country. This children movie cast include Kawushalya Fernando, Jayani Senanayaka, Roshan Ravindra, Wasantha Moragoda, Srimal Wedisinghe, Awanthi Aponsu, Robin Fernando, Chatura Fernando, Suren Rajapaksha, Thisal Moragoda, Adeesha Hettiarachchi. “Mouse” is a production of MDC Media. [...]

Youth Movies at American Center

The American Center will screen ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’, life tale of a businessman who begins to change after he inherits six penguins at 3.30 pm on Saturday, January 19. The film directed by Mark Waters and starring Jim Carrey, Carla Gugino and Angela Lansbury is shown under weekly film screening under the theme ‘Youth Movies’.  [...]

French cinema in hills

The French movie ‘Le chat du rabbin’ (The Rabbi’s Cat), a story about a cat who start talking and wanted to convert to Judaism will be screened at 3.30 pm on January 19 at Alliance Française de Kandy. Directed by Antoine Delesvaux and Joann Sfar the film is set in Algeria in the 1920s. The [...]

‘Hopalu Arana’ hoodwinking a generation

‘Hopalu Arana’  hoodwinking a generation

‘Hopalu Arana’, the newest teleplay which joined Swarnavahini teledrama belt will be telecast at 8.30 pm on every Sunday starting from January 6. Screenplay written and directed by award winning writer Thushari Abeysekara, the teleplay is centered on a well-to-do, high society family in close proximity to the Galle town which is undergoing rapid cultural [...]

‘Balloth Ekka’ in Horana and Boralla

Ravindra Ariyarathne’s popular comedy stage play ‘Balloth Ekka Be’ will be staged at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm on January 13 at Sripali Theatrer Horana and on January 18 at the Namel Malani Punchi theater, Borella. The play stars Wijaya Nandasiri, Kumara Thirimadura, Roshan Pilapitiya, Gihan Fernando, and Anusha Dissanayaka. “Balloth Ekka Behe” is produced [...]

‘Dheyyo Sakki’ goes on the boards

‘Dheyyo Sakkhi’ a satirical comedy, stage play produced by Dr. Anura Chandrasiri will be staged at the Admiral Wasantha Krannagoda Auditorium of Trincomalee Navy Camp on the January 14 and Nugegoda Samudra Devi Balika on January 22. A pun on our so-called commercial society, stars an experienced cast including Bandula Wijeweera, Menike Attanayake, Gunadasa Madurasinghe, [...]

Sri Lankan ‘Chef Charles NYC’ wins ‘The 2012 National Food Experiments Tour’

Judges Grand Prize Award went to Chef Charles NYC’, for his ‘Jewel-Encrusted Shrimp’ Sri Lankan American Chef and Culinary Entrepreneur based in the US Chalaka Disanayake better known as ‘Chef Charles’ is the recent winner of the highly coveted U.S National Food Experiments 2012 Tour. This was an Annual National Cooking Competition sponsored by the [...]

Park Street Mews host Master Chef Kumar Pereira

Park Street Mews host Master Chef Kumar Pereira

The much anticipated culinary event causing a buzz in Sri Lanka currently featuring Kumar Pereira, of Master chef fame from Australia, is scheduled at Park Street Mews, which is the official host for Colombo. A cocktail and a 7 course menu with Kumar Pereira presenting an item from the menu will be the highlight of [...]

Dilshan’s music creates new dramas

Talented musician Dilshan Liyanapathirana is the newest music creator for theatric productions in the year 2013. His latest music direction for the popular stage drama ‘Sen and Shane’ directed by K. D. Wasantha Kumara will be staged for the State Drama Festival 2013. The theme song he crated for the production is sung by popular [...]

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