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An amazing journey of music and charity

An amazing journey of music and charity

Duvindi Illankoon talks to the man behind Country Roads, Feizal Samath, who started it off in 1988 as a one-off concert. But 25 years on he says his work is not yet done In 1988, when veteran journalist Feizal Samath, then working for international news agency Reuters covered the war-torn areas of the North and [...]

Pick a perfect pizza

Among the thin crust pizzas – Italy’s gift to the world – the Margherita is queen. Unassuming yet utterly succulent when done right, it is all about hitting that perfect balance of cheese, tomato and basil. Their colours (white, red and green) are those of the Italian flag and legend has it that that is [...]

Siddhalepa not from Link

Our Take Three column last week mistakenly identified Link Natural Products (Pvt) Ltd. as the makers of Samahan and Siddhalepa. The latter is not a Link Product. Our apologies for the error.

Bridal buzz

It’s a new year and prospective brides keeping an eager eye on the new trends in bridal wear for the wedding season would no doubt have checked ‘The Wedding Show’ – the annual bridal exhibition held at the BMICH last weekend which  while showcasing many bridal accessories and services also featured a fashion show by [...]

Mirror Magazine

A grand production: Take two

A grand production: Take two

After their well received debut show the 40-strong choir that make up MusicInMotion are banking on their experience and easy rapport to make their new show ‘Hall of Fame’ an even bigger success By Duvindi Illankoon Blending vocals with dance routines, the MusicInMotion 40- member choir rehearses steadily over the Independence Day weekend for their [...]

Gearing up for ‘Dance Fest 2013’

Dance Fest 2013 will be held for the fifth consecutive time this year at the Bishop’s College Auditorium. Organised by Alethea International School – Dance Fest is a culmination of music, dance and creativity. The show is set to get underway on February 18- 22. Last year the dance festival featured over 30 schools including [...]

And the Oscar goes to…

With the Oscars round the corner here’s a round up of the movies that have been nominated for best picture Argo Ben Affleck might finally have paid us back in full for the horrors of Daredevil. Based on true events, Argo chronicles the life-or-death covert operation which unfolded behind the scenes of the Iran hostage [...]

Religious Peace

According to Wikipedia, Peace is “…a state of harmony characterised by the lack of violent conflict and the freedom from fear of violence”. Setting this generalised definition aside, let’s delve deeper into one side of peace, a major issue which deserves greater attention than what it receives at present: religious peace. For centuries, followers of [...]

TV Times

‘The Jewel in the Crown’ to shine on Lankan TV

By Susitha R. Fernando Following the immense success of South Korean serial drama, ‘The Jewel in the Palace’ which dubbed into Sinhala as ‘Sujatha Diyani’, National Rupavahini is to telecast another serial drama ‘The Jewel in the Crown’ as ‘Abhitha Diyaniya’ from Monday,11th February. The serial dubbed under the able leadership of Athula Rasnsirilal, well-known [...]

Nat Geo ‘Mission Cover Shot’ comes to a grand finale

Nat Geo ‘Mission Cover Shot’ comes to a grand finale

The elimination rounds of the first photography based reality show conducted by National Geographic with Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts concluded in Habarana last Monday. The event is expected to give Sri Lanka much coverage in the international arena, focusing on most of the tourist attractions in the Island. Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts the key hospitality [...]

‘Kandy Vibes’ at Waters Edge

‘Kandy Vibes’, an unique and impressive performing arts by the past and present pupils of Kandy schools will come alive on Sunday, 17 February at the Waters Edge. The show will comprise of a wide variety of artistes acclaimed personalities and school children, who have a common affinity, all hailing from the hill capital Kandy. [...]

Misty on world tour

By Sanath Weerasuriya As usual it is a never ending story for the popular band Misty in the year 2013 too. After finishing one of the most successful years of Misty’s decade of music, the band had just finished its January commitments. They have finished the year 2012 with their ‘Tenth Anniversary Concert’ at Waters [...]

‘Chaya’ on every weekday

Sandun Rajakaruna’s latest tele direction ‘Chaya’, based on Sujeewa Prasanna Arachchi’s popular novel will be telecast every weekday at 9 pm on Sirasa TV. The teledrama is played by Vishvanath Kodikara, Maheshi Madusanka, Meena Kumari, Sanjeewani Weerasinghe, Sanath Wimalasiri, Menaka Maduwanthi, Kamal Deshapriya, Ishara Sandamini, Sanketh Wickremage and Hemantha Iriyagama in the main cast. The [...]

‘Sokari’ goes to hills

‘Sokari’, a play made based on old folk drama in Sri Lanka will go on the boards at 8.15 a.m. and 10.45 am on February 15 at Kandy Hindhu Cultural Centre. The play was designed according to the rural traditions of Shanthikarmas that were performed to goddess Paththini seeking fertility and prosperity. Directed by award [...]

ABCD Bollywood’s first 3D Dance movie

ABCD Bollywood’s first 3D Dance movie

‘Anybody Can Dance’ or well-known as ABCD, Bollywood’s first 3D dance film is now being screened at Platinum, Majestic Cineplex and Regal Kegalle. “Kadhalan”, 1994 super hit Indian film famed dancing star Prabhu Deva plays the lead along with Ganesh Acharya in key roles. Kay Kay Menon, Terence Lewis, Shakti Mohan and Dharmesh Yelande play [...]

A century for “Gabbara Minisa”

The hundredth show of theatre and cinema actor Sriyantha Mendis’ play “Gabbara Minisa” (Pregnant Man) goes on the boards at 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm at Borella Namel Malani Punchi Theatre. A star class cast including Sarath Kothalawela, Wasantha Vittachchi, Malkanthi Jaysinghe, Sujeewa Priyalal, Mihiri Priyangani, Kusum Renu and Sriyantha will perform in the play. [...]

State Tele Awards for 2011, 2012

State Tele Awards for  2011, 2012

‘Thaksalawa’ directed by Ananda Abeynayake and ‘Swayanjatha’ of Sudath Rohana adjudged  winners at the State Tele Awards held for the years 2011 and 2012. Organised by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, the major awards were won by Janak Premalal- the Best Actor-2012 and Chathurika Peiris- the Best Actress both for Swayanjatha. The Best Actor for [...]

Tharavo in Tower

Lucian Bulathsinhala’s ever popular theatrical production ‘Tharavo Igilethi’ will be staged at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm today, February 10 at the Tower Hall, Colombo. The play hit the Sri Lankan stage in 1980 specially due Lucian’s productive genius and late Gunadasa Kapuge’s music and songs. The cast in latest production include Rodney Warnakula, Gamini [...]

‘Green Rose’ for ‘Swara’

‘Green Rose’ for ‘Swara’

Acclaimed actress and producer Nita Fernando’s film ‘Swara’ (Seven Notes) won the Green Rose Award at the recently concluded Jaipur International Film Festival. The film directed by Sanjaya Nirmal on a story, screen play written by Yolanda Weerasinghe won special jury mention for the film which gives global message in Feature Film category at the [...]

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