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Search, reach and help the next generation

Search, reach and help the  next generation

For 25 years Friends has worked with young people, holding leadership and residential camps aimed at finding their unique talents and giving them the opportunity to reach their full potential The group of volunteers ‘Friends’ kicked off 2013 by taking 100 of their young protégés on a flight around the island. The event allowed the [...]

Preparing for fun and games

Preparing for fun and games

With a personal collection of over 150 games Shehan Dimitri Fernando founder of the Board Games Club of Sri Lanka wants to turn his passion for play into something other people can share Shehan Dimitri Fernando will tell you a love of board games runs in his blood. “We’ve been playing board games from our [...]

Calling all Toyota enthusiasts

Providing an opportunity for the Toyota fraternity to come together, the The Official Unique Toyota’s Inaugural Meet-up will be held on February 9 at Parliament Grounds from 3.00 p.m. onwards. The primary goal of the meet-up is to create a forum for passionate owners of Sri Lanka’s most loved motor brand to come together in the [...]

A head start in a new field

Event manager Amila Deshantha hopes his latest venture ‘The Dreamer’s Foundation’ will inspire youth to look at different areas in an ever changing job market Event management has been embraced with much euphemism amongst many – given the prospective nature of the job. In this rapidly mushrooming career niche – Amila Deshantha (also known as [...]

A stormy sea of laughter

A stormy sea  of laughter

Not that he has any trouble hitting those high notes but, will he continue dressing the part, or is he going to come out with the truth? – It’s Steve’s call. A life long dream hinges in the balance, as ‘Nobody’s Perfect or Love is All Around’ journeys around Steve De Zilwa’s amusing dilemma. Life [...]

A melting pot of music

A melting pot of music

MusicInMotion will perform music of legendary artists from different eras and genres in their new show ‘Hall of Fame’ ‘Hall of Fame’, an evening of music in motion will be held on February 16 at the Bishops College Auditorium. The concert is presented by MusicInMotion, a show choir featuring some of Sri Lanka’s finest young singers [...]

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Bomb Bike in Town

Bomb Bike in Town

‘Bombs and Roses’ (Bomba Saha Rosa) a story of a bomb bike that roams the city is mingled with love, horror and suspense, directed by Anuruddha Jayasinghe will be released on February 14. Starring Upeksha Swarnamalee, Mahendra Perera, Bimal Jayakody, Darshana Dharmaraj, Vishwa Kodikara, Sriyani Amerasena, Suminda Sisirsena, Jayani Senanayake, Sampath Tennakone, Kumara Thirimadura, Pramudi [...]

‘The Circus’ the Lionel Wendt

The popular play directed by Palitha Silva ‘The Circus’ will be staged this Sunday (3rd February) at 6.45pm at the Lionel Wendt Theatre. The cast includes Palitha Silva, Kalana Gunasekara, Randima Thilini Stephan Diluk, Nilanka Ganegoda. The music is directed by the veteran musician Navaratne Gamage. The play is choreographed by Manubandu Vidyapathy. Tickets available [...]

‘Sihina Ahase’ by Angeline

‘Sihina Ahase’, a musical concert by veteran songstress Angeline Gunathilake will be held at the Nelum Pokuna on 9 February at 6.30 pm. Premanath Kodituwakku will provide the music orchestration. The event will also coincide with the release of Angeline’s newest music album ‘Mal Dunne’. Musician Ernest Soysa has composed the music to the new album ‘Mal [...]

Jaffna music Festival

Jaffna music Festival

By Sanath Weerasuriya The season two of Jaffana Music Festival (JMF) will come alive at the Jaffna Municipal grounds on 1st and 2nd March this year.  The very first Jaffna Music Festival was held in Jaffna in 2011 and followed by a sister event Galle Music Festival in March 2012, which attracted an audience of [...]

‘Les Miserables’ makes its way

‘Les Miserables’ makes its way

The motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe ‘Les Misérables’ will be released at Majestic Superior Cinema soon. Nominated for seven Academy awards, the film is directed by ‘ The King’s Speech’s’ Academy Awarded filmmaker Tom Hooper. [...]

“Balloth Ekka Be” back in Dehiwela

Ravindra Ariyarathne’s comedy “Balloth Ekka Be” will go on the boards today, February 3 at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm at S. De. S. Jayasinghe Theatre, Dehiwala. With a host of popular artistes such as, Wijaya Nandasiri, Kumara Thirimadura, Roshan Pilapitiya, Gihan Fernando, and Anusha Dissanayaka playing in the main roles music is composed by [...]

“Nari Burathi” for 150th time

The 150th show of actor Sarath Kothalawala comic theatrical production ‘Nari Burathi’ will go on the boards at 3.30 pm and 6.45pm on February 9 at Tower hall Theater Maradana. With a host of popular artistes such as Kumara Thirimadura, Pubudu Chathuranga, Mihira Sirithilaka, Sarath Chandrasiri, Hemantha Iriyagama, Chinthaka Peiris, Janaka Ranasinghe, Wajira Kodithuwakku and [...]

French premier for Prasanna’s film

Director Prasanna Vithanage’s latest film “Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka” (With You Without You) for which leading actress Anjali Patil won the Best Actress award at the 43 International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa last year will have its French premiere at Vesoul International Film Festival from 5 – 12 February. The seventh feature [...]

Premchand Fellowship calls for applications

Nominations are invited from eminent Sri Lankan personalities in the field of culture and literature for the prestigious ‘Premchand Fellowship 2013’. Sahitya Akademi, India has instituted a Fellowship named after renowned Hindi writer Premchand during his 125th birth anniversary commermoration, which is offered every year to a person of eminence in the field of culture [...]


‘Nihalsinghe: Pioneering Third Eye’ (Nihalsinghe-Purogami Theweni Esa) a book written on Dr. D. B. Nihalsinghe one of the film experts in the country, will be released on February 12. Comes the newest book written by young writer Nuwan Nayanajith Kumara, the book launch will be held under the patronage of Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association [...]

High Tea at the Verandah

The High Tea at the Verandah of the Heritage Galle Face Hotel is an ideal choice for everyone to bring in friends and family for a get together, birthday surprise or just time out to get that home stress away. With over 44 varieties of dishes available what more can you wish for. Some of [...]

‘Nat Geo Mission Cover Shot’ with Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts

‘Nat Geo Mission Cover Shot’ with Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts

The first elimination round of the ‘Nat Geo Mission Cover Shot’, a reality show was completed at Chaaya Wild Yala, giving the contestants an exciting ‘Wildlife Challenge’. ‘Net Geo Mission Cover Shot’ is the first ever photography reality show, hosted by National Geography to be completely filmed in Sri Lanka. Eight aspiring photographers from across [...]


It’s all about giving each other space

It’s all about giving each other space

Smriti Daniel speaks to the cast and director of ‘God of Carnage’ by French playwright Yasmina Reza Shanaka Amarasinghe arches a single eyebrow. When the occasion calls for it, Ashini Fernando and Tehani Welgama exchange pointed looks and grin wickedly. Unfortunately, Chamath Arambewala isn’t here to join the rest of the cast but director Thushara [...]

Feel like a good rub down?

To call it the Indian head massage doesn’t do it justice. It’s actually a far more ambitious beast we’re hunting here – one that covers your face, neck and shoulders and will sometimes stray down to your upper arms and even your elbows. Believed to be over 4,000 years old, the massage is all about [...]

Downton Abb ey beats Mad Men, Homeland at SAG awards

By Sarah Bull They had stiff competition from Mad Men and Homeland when it came to the Screen Actors’ Guild awards last Sunday night. But British period drama Downton Abbey became one of the biggest surprise winners of the evening when they blew their rivals out of the water to take home the ensemble in [...]

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