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Five star adventures without the price tag

Five star adventures without the price tag

Young volunteer Jamie Snedden recounts some unforgettable moments as he and his friends set out to discover Pigeon Island Working for twelve months as a volunteer English teacher in Sri Lanka has given me brilliant opportunities for travelling, and exploring this beautiful country. Crucially, however, as a volunteer I am without a salary and so I [...]

Mirror Magazine

O- Tone for those who are serious about getting into shape

By Shaveen Jeewandara He picks up the heaviest weights on the rack, and starts squatting with them just for starters. We ask him is that all you got?, and Ranil Harshana, Fitness Director at ODEL’s O-Tone gym lunges at the punching bag lifting himself off the air and shows us his moves – extreme is [...]

Avurudu spirit

The koha latches on the tree outside, as it sings to us, but there are some of us who unfortunately don’t get the chance to hear the call of the koha as the Sinhala and Tamil New Year is heralded in the country. We ask youngsters many miles away of what Avurudhu means to them. [...]


Kyudo, Aikido and Iaido: It’s Japanese martial arts

The ancient Japanese martial arts are not often seen in their pure form in Sri Lanka and it was a group of keen observers who gathered at the Sasakawa Centre in Kollupitiya last month when theKyudoLanka dojo staged a demonstration of Kyudo (Japanese archery), Aikido and Iaido (swordsmanship). Kyudo is widely regarded as one of [...]

Follow the great smells and you’ll find Kottuville

Follow the great smells and you’ll find Kottuville

By Smriti Daniel You wouldn’t normally go looking for your next meal in a parking lot, but the great smells drifting out of the truck stopped in the Nawam Mawatha lot are tempting. The vehicle in fact hosts a mobile, fully equipped kottu kitchen and they’re doing brisk business. On the menu is your traditional [...]

Recycled chic

Recycled chic

Three young designers showcase their versatility in ethical wear By Duvindi Illankoon Lonali Rodrigo is happiest when snipping away at industry castoffs. She plays with different textures-men’s trousers transformed into exquisite pants, cast off buttons made into statement pieces, label waste patch-worked into a garment, pyjamas transformed into a fashion statement that would next be [...]

TV Times

PalVision has come to stay in Lanka

PalVision, new technology in commercial activity through television was launched in Sri Lanka recently. The Singapore based PalVision used this launch as their organization expansion process and setting up research and development centre in Colombo. By the mother company of PalVsion, has identified this is the best destination to setting up a R&D team which [...]

‘Crossroads’ on highway

‘Crossroads’ on highway

By Sanath Weerasuriya Popular band ‘Crossroads’ will come alive at ‘Real Concert’, an open air mega concert organized by ‘Real Concert’ Events on 4 May at the Open air theatre of Vihara Maha Devi Park. The concert will mainly feature ‘Crossroads’ along with few other artistes in a real live concert atmosphere. Apart from that [...]

Lankika back in the saddle

MAF held on 7th April,Sunday at Sripalee Reception Hall, Moratuwa.  Former President of Moratuwa Arts Forum Lankika Perera of Golden Chimes fame unanimously re-elected as the President of the Forum for 2013/14, with two Vice Presidents, Chandimal Fernando and Hemaka Fernando at their 19th Annual General Meeting held last week. The picture shows (L/R) Front [...]

Universal soldiers back

Universal Soldier: Regeneration, 2009 action thriller starring Jean-Claude Van Damme is now being screened at Majestic Cineplex Colombo.  Directed by John Hyams and screenplay written by Victor Ostrovsky, the film is a direct sequel to the original Universal Soldier from 1992 and the two lead stars Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren reprise their roles from [...]

Sriyantha, Kamal star in “Adieu to Acting”

The debut of ‘Adieu to Acting’- ‘Rangapem Ivarai’, a theatrical presentation by Sriyantha Mendis and Kamal Addararachchi will unfold at 6.45 pm on April 27 and 28 at the Namel and Malini Punchi Theatre in Borella. The play will also go on the boards of the Lionel Wendt on May 3 at 7.00 pm. ‘Adieu [...]

Medagedara; a Message to Women

Medagedara; a Message to Women

‘Medagedara’ is a teleplay that gives a new interpretation to the popular saying that ‘behind every successful man there is a successful woman’. Telecast at 7 pm on every weekday on Swarnavahini, the teleplay conveys the message that the success or the failure of a woman will solely depend on the life partner she chooses. Directed [...]

Spandhana introduces Horror to Lankan cinema

‘Sinhawalokana’ famed filmmaker Suneth Malinga Lokuhewa’s latest film ‘Spandhana’ which is in its post-production stage is to introduce horror-romance to Sri Lankan cinema.  Featuring Shalani Tharaka, Roshan Ranawana, Dilhani Ekanayake and Thisuri Yuwanika in the lead roles the film narrates a horror tale which has a twist ending. The shooting of the film was completed [...]

And the winner is…

Derana  Music Video Awards 2012

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