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Intensity is the key to the play

Intensity is the key  to the play

The Workshop Players present ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ by Tennessee Williams in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of the Lionel Wendt at the Lionel Wendt Theatre from July 18-21. The play is directed by Jerome L. de Silva and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd. As they prepare to stage Tennessee Williams’ iconic [...]

Bridgetines have a blast

Bridgetines have a blast

Last weekend, 94 teams took on The Bridgetine Challenge 2013, competing fiercely for lavish prizes that include jewellery, weekend getaways, free gourmet meals, gift packs and ipod shuffles among many, many other things. Organised for the first time last year by the Past Pupils Association of St. Bridget’s, this year’s edition included 5 challenges, one [...]

Mirror Magazine

A global business phenomenon

A global business phenomenon

While many of us maybe new to the term ‘Start-Up companies’ there are some of us who have dived into the deep-end of this novel entrepreneurship scheme – reaping its benefits on a first-hand basis. A start-up company is essentially a small-scaled venture (generally tech-oriented) that is designed for high growth, has a low bootstrapping [...]

Sixth MUN sessions get underway

The sixth session of Sri Lanka Model United Nations will take place from August 5 -7 at the Water’s Edge. The simulated UN conference will see over a 1000 young change makers from Sri Lanka and a host of other countries in the region come together for three days of intense debate and discussion under [...]

Being genuine

Have you ever wondered if you are helping others just for the sake of helping or to be praised by others? Or perhaps it is because we have heard the myth “we gain only if we give”? I am sure most people will disagree with what I just mentioned but that’s what most of us [...]

Jammin with ‘Crossroads’

If you are a budding musician or an up and coming band and are dreaming of being on stage, this is the opportunity that you were waiting for. The Excel World along with ‘The Keg’ are offering you the chance to have your music heard. Singers and groups are being offered the chance to play [...]

The pros and cons of being Cyril

It was a lion cub named Simba who convinced Pasan Ranaweera to get serious about acting. Still quite young when the Workshop Players staged the Lion King in 2007, Pasan remembers being super impressed when people bought tickets to come and watch someone his age perform. “That’s when I knew I could do that; that [...]

Shakespeare with a twist

Shakespeare with a twist

Merging four famous plays together, the Gateway College drama troupe’s ‘Midnight Saga’ is aimed at ‘modern audiences’ We’ve all heard of different adaptations of Shakespearean dramas; the ones that stick to the original script without a hint of change, the radically different ones and the slapstick comedic ones. But ‘Midnight Saga’, performed by the drama [...]

The importance of challenging yourself

The importance of challenging yourself

Over eight million young people around the world have completed the Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme. Why haven’t you? The international award was founded by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1956, together with German educationalist Kurt Hahn. Concerned that young people’s development was lacking in key areas they created a programme that would eventually become [...]

TV Times

Dancesport Championship with El Latino

Dancesport  Championship with El Latino

Competition to feature exciting roundup of demonstrations by world renowned dancers The El Latino Dance Academy (ELDA) will enthrall audiences and dance enthusiasts on July 28 with a spell-binding roundup of high calibre Ballroom and Latin American dancing and exciting demonstrations by visiting dance luminaries from the UK and Australia. The competition will be held [...]

Diamond Jubilee of the Beetles celebrated in style at the Mount

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club (VBOC) held the “Bug drive” of jubilation to commemorate their diamond jubilee in partnership with the Mount Lavinia Hotel on July 7, 2013. MLH have been in partnership with the VBOC, for the 3rd consecutive year to highlight the only car with an international significance and indeed a national day. [...]

‘Sweet Inspirations’; Three sisters in concert

‘Sweet Inspirations’, the musical evening three sisters – Shyami, Yasmin and Marcia will come alive today, July 14 at the Bishop’s College Auditorium from 7.00pm. Apart from three sisters, ‘Sweet Inspirations’ will feature guest artists such as Yohan and Honerine, Samantha Fonseka, Ravin David and Sohan Weerasinghe. The entire concert is backed by the X’Periments [...]

French Spring Festival brings Classical Jazz Concert to Cinnamon Lakeside

Cinnamon Lakeside welcomed French Saxophonist Jean-Pierre Baraglioli, renowned Sri Lankan pianist Bridget Halpé and Tabla player Peshala Manoj on July 3. The talented trio brought varying cultures together at a concert organized as part of the French Spring Festival 2013. The concert took place at KingsCourt, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo. The event was attended by members [...]

‘Miles of a Dream’ A French film from Lanka

‘Miles of a Dream’  A French film from Lanka

Young filmmaker Udaya Dharmawardena’s maiden solo film, a French-Sri Lankan co-production ‘Miles of a Dream’ has been completed and ready for release. Played by French-Sri Lankan cast including Pauline Delpech, Lakshan Abenayaka, Iindrachapa Liyanage, Ayesha Disanayaka and Hemasiri Liyanage, the film was shot in France and Colombo. A tale of pain of love and its physiological [...]

Entertaining theatre in town

Actor and playwright Sarath Kothalawala’s theatrical production ‘Nari Burathi’ will be staged at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm on Saturday, July 20 at the Namel Malani Punchi Theatre, Borella. Starring Kumara Thirimadura, Pubudu Chathuranga, Mihira Sirithilaka, Sarath Chandrasiri, Hemantha Iriyagama, Chinthaka Peiris, Janaka Ranasinghe and Sarath Kothalawala himself stage settings is by Premalal Liyanage while music [...]

Universal Soldier: Survival of the fittest

American science fiction thriller starring Jean-Claude Van Damme is now being screened at Majestic-cineplex, Colombo 4. Directed by John Hyams, the narrates around a man (Scott Adkins) who awakens from a coma to discover his wife and daughter were brutally murdered in a home invasion. Haunted by images of the attack, he vows to kill [...]

Lone Ranger; Unlikely heroes on a mission

‘The Lone Ranger’ American western film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films will be released at Liberty Lite, Kollupitiya from July 19. Based on the radio series of the same name, the film directed by Gore Verbinski stars Armie Hammer in the title role and Johnny Depp as Tonto and explores the [...]

Travel Directory in DVD format

A new edition of comprehensive digital travel directory with details of all the tourist destinations in the country was released recently. A novel idea by well known film and teledrama producer, Ranjith Perera, the Sri Lanka Travel Directory on DVD format provides all tourism related information that is compressed into a one digital video disc [...]

From Hospitality business to vision care

From Hospitality  business to vision care

‘So Others May See’ (SOMS), a vision care programme sponsored by the Chairman of Hotel Renuka and Renuka City Hotel, Ravi Thambiayah and its board of directors, will be held in July 2013 for the people of  Kayts and neighbouring islands in memory of the late Mr. Alfred Leo Thambiayah (MP for Kayts 1947 to [...]

Friendship dish from two culinary giants at MLH

Friendship dish from two culinary giants at MLH

Two premier culinary experts showcase their styles of cooking and unique tastes to launch a friendship dish that will be on the cards: SlovLanka Friendship Dish – Bloody Mary Octopus with Cheese Gnocchi accented by Stuffed Chicken Dummassa with Curd Rice, that will be on the menu card at the Governors Restaurant and Terrace at [...]

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