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A sweet masterpiece

A sweet masterpiece

Hoping to put Sri Lanka on the confectionery map, Gerard Mendis’ Chocolatier is a fresh take on his first love Ask ten people if they like chocolate and nine would inevitably reply with an enthusiastic ‘yes’, while the other would stare at you as if you just asked the most obvious question on Earth. It’s [...]

Talk multilingual, write multilingual!

Vanakkam, ayubowan and welcome to another edition of Take 3. To be trilingual in Sri Lanka has always made perfect sense and now several classes in and about the city offer you the opportunity to do just that. If you’re a visitor, you’ll find learning something of the local languages is one of the best [...]

Mirror Magazine

Healthy meals on wheels

Healthy meals on wheels

Supporting the health conscious by delivering healthy meals to their doorstep, the crew behind ‘Healthy Living’ say rice was key to not making their meals feel like diet food. It was rice that Shehan Selvanayagam discovered, was the trick to making a diet not feel like a diet. However, after eating 50 different kinds of [...]

Ask for a story

All holidays are about remembering, whether it be an event, an idea, or a promise.  What binds us to our culture and the communities we choose and are born into is that we learn their stories. That is what I sat down with my family and friends to do over a sumptuous meal one day. [...]

Bringing to life women of traditional folklore

Bringing to life women of traditional folklore

Director Dr. Asoka de Zoysa, explores the diversity of the female characters of local folklore tales, through contemporary dance and music in his latest production – ‘Saptanaari’ ‘Saptanaari’ (Seven Women), to be staged later this month will bring to life the characters of seven women in traditional Sri Lankan theatre, exploring the ever-blurring lines between [...]

Vesak feeling

While preparations are underway to celebrate Vesak in the coming week, our photographer M.A. Pushpa Kumara captured these scenes, around Colombo. Send us your colourful Vesak pictures and the best ones will be published in the Mirror Magazine. Send them into

Going retro for a cause

Think retro, think young. If you thought the good old classics were for the oldies these guys are about to prove you wrong! For an evening of fantastic music for a cause make a date with ‘Go Retro’, a musical show featuring the best of the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. ‘Go Retro’ will bring the [...]

TV Times

‘Mahasamayama’ back on stage

The Grand Opera ‘Mahasamayama’ will be staged again on 19 and 20 May at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre. The public show on May 19 will be staged at 6.30 pm. and the school show will be at 10.30 a.m. on May 20. ‘Mahasamayama’ is a spectacular musical pageant designed to fit into an ultra modern [...]

New Vesak song

A new Vesak song ‘Poya Sade’ sung by veteran singer Victor Ratnayake was released recently. The song was penned by well known marketer Malraj B. Kiriella attached to the Sri Lanka Tourism and the vocals and music composed by singer Victor Ratnayake. Song was written on a concept on Buddhism based in Vakkali Sutta in [...]

Sean Kingston and Nelly to perform in Colombo

Sean Kingston and Nelly to perform in Colombo

Kisean Anderson, better known by his stage name Sean Kingston, along with the Grammy Award-winning hip hop recording artiste Nelly will come alive in Colombo at Carlton 7’s Rugby Launch Concert on 12 July at the CR Grounds. Twenty three year old Jamaican rapper, singer and songwriter Sean Kingston pursued a music career and debuted [...]

‘Muscialite’ from Nilupul

‘Muscialite’ from Nilupul

Twenty three year old Nilupul Silva developed her love for music at tender age while watching her older sister at the piano. She was three years old when she began taking piano lessons and sat for her first Trinity College examination at the age of four coming out with flying colours.At the age of six, [...]

‘Cinema is nothing but teamwork’

‘Cinema is nothing but teamwork’

Kalinga Deshapriya is the second young Sri Lankan filmmaker who will shine at this week’s Cannes Film Festival marking the country’s cinematic identity at the world renowned festival. “I don’t consider this a great achievement but it is a recognition given to the collective work of art made out of genuine feelings,” says Kalinga Deshapriya [...]

French film on show

French crime thriller ‘Pour Elle’ (Anything for her), a directorial debut of Cavayé will be screened at 3 pm on May 21 and at 6.30pm on May 22 at the Auditorium of Alliance Française de Colombo 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7. Lisa and Julien are married and lead a happy and uneventful with their son [...]

SIGNIS honours for ‘Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka’ in Italy

Prasanna Vithanage’s film “Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka” (With You, Without You) wins the SIGNIS Award at 23rd African Asian Latin American film Festival in Milano. The seventh feature film by Vithanage, ‘Oba Nathuwa Oba Ekka’ won the SIGNIS Award at the 23rd African Asian Latin American film Festival of Milano held in Italy. The prize [...]

‘Ammawarune’ shows epitome of love

Symbolizing the epitome of motherly affection especially of Sri Lankan mothers the newest teledrama ‘Ammawarune’ is being now telecast at 8.30 pm from Monday to Friday on the Swarnavahini channel. Directed by experienced filmmaker Christie Shelton Fernando, the teledrama features a cast comprising experienced and up and coming stars VasanthiChathurani, AnulaKarunathilaka, NeharaPeiris, MenakaRajapakse, ChamilaPeiris, Cletus [...]

American cinema on Press Freedom

Screening movies under the theme of press freedom, the American Center will release ‘Shattered Glass’ directed by Billy Ray on May 21 at American Center auditorium Colombo 3.  Based on a September 1998 Vanity Fair article by H. G. Bissinger, the film depicts Michael Kelly (Hank Azaria), the first editor of “The New Republic” with [...]

Wagon Wheel Country Club

Wagon Wheel Country Club

From Lamprais to Kidu The Wagon Wheel Country Club (previously known as Alcatras) located at Hill House Gardens Dehiwela, broke away from the norm by being the pioneers in serving traditional Lamprais in Sawans.Was there ever a rule that Lamprais should only be served in packs? The proof is in the pudding, as the saying [...]

‘WOW 2013’ by Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts comes to a grand finale

‘WOW 2013’  by Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts comes to a grand finale

The ‘Sommelier Competition’ known as ‘WOW 2013’ concluded recently with the presence of Jayantissa Kehelpannala-Sector Head, Sri Lankan Resorts, John Keells Group, Mrs. Ishara Naufal- Head of HR, Sri Lankan Resorts, John Keells Group, Dilshan Fernando from Global Brands, Hotel General Managers, Managers, media representation and many other key personnel. The grand finale of ‘World [...]

Mother’s Day celebrations at Kingsbury

Mother’s Day celebrations at Kingsbury

The Kingsbury conquered yet another anticipated experience for both mother and child who were a part of the Mother’s Day Brunch at The Kingsbury last week. The celebration spread, fine view, and spectacular ambiance was not all Kingsbury had to offer on Mother’s Day; to add more compliments to the occasion; The Kingsbury organized a [...]

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