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Pardon the cliché, but it’s truly a dream come true

Pardon the cliché, but it’s truly a dream come true

For Iresha Asanki De Silva, the Miss Sri Lanka title is literally a dream come true. “As a child, I would look at all these beautiful women on television and think ‘that’s what I want to be one day’,” she says. “So to say this title is something I’ve wanted for a very long time [...]

ANC night of achievers

It was a memorable occasion when students who had completed their programmes at the American National College (ANC) had their awards night before transferring to universities in Australia, the United States and Canada. Chairman of Ceylinco Insurance Godwin Perera was the chief guest and also present was the US Embassy’s Cultural Officer Dawn Suni as [...]

Mirror Magazine

Sri Lankans take top prize at Cannes

Sri Lankans take top prize at Cannes

Beating teams from 22 countries and taking home the gold at the Young Lions Marketers Competition, Hiruni Shermila Mendis and Lakshita Wayan Wijesinghe, have earned their place as the first Sri Lankans to claim victory at the iconic Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Never in their wildest dreams did they expect to be within [...]

Kick-starting an IT based business

The last few weeks have proven to be quite hectic for University of Moratuwa undergraduates. They’ve been busy as bees working towards the much anticipated Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Global Start-up Lab programme.  In its third year running, the programme captures the essence of kick-starting an IT based business enterprise by providing the right [...]

Not mere child’s play: Micheal Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom

Not mere child’s play: Micheal Morpurgo’s Kensuke’s Kingdom

Following their triumphant debut with the public showing of ‘Alles in Wonderland’one would think the Ananda College drama circle would stick to comedy. The young (and old) thespians had a largely mature audience in stitches with their carefully phrased political comedy last month. This time their upcoming first full length-production is a brave undertaking as [...]

TV Times

Alston Koch moves to Universal Records with legendary Phil Israel

Alston Koch moves to Universal Records with legendary Phil Israel

Alston Koch put pen to paper on arrival in Australia this week before he jets off to Hollywood in a few days in what is a mega worldwide distribution deal with Phil Israel Chairman of Ctrl/Alt via UNIVERSAL. With his album ‘Don’t Funk Me’ signed to Lifestyle/SONY last year and soon celebrating a No 2 position [...]

‘YES101 Wheel Deal’ promo

Satisfy your vehicle hunger at the YES101 Wheel Deal on the 28th of July, kicking off from 9 a.m. onwards at the Nawam Mawatha Car Park.  YES FM is inviting everyone from amateur vehicle junkies to experts for a one-off special vehicle deal where you get to buy and sell your vehicles at affordable prices, [...]

‘Centenary Bar’ at SSC

The Singhalese Sports Club (SSC) one of Sri Lanka’s premier sports clubs opened its refurbished ‘Centenary Bar’ last week to members and guests as the newest and the trendiest bar in town. Originally declared open in 1999 to celebrate 100 years of existence of the club, the much anticipated re-launch of the ‘Centenary Bar’ is due [...]

Sri Lanka going Hollywood

Sri Lanka going Hollywood

Having returned from Madrid International Film Festival with three valuable awards for his first complete Hollywood film direction ‘A Common Man’, Chandran Rutnam who placed Sri Lanka among world’s film location destinations is optimistic in taking country’s cinema to international markets. Delighted over his recent victories at Madrid in Spain, Rutnam is extremely pleased about [...]

Chennai Express soon

Latest Indian action-comedy film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone in lead and directed by Rohit Shetty is to be released at Majestic Cinemplex soon. Produced by Gauri Khan, the film is the second collaboration between Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone after the 2007 blockbuster Om Shanti Om and the first collaboration between Shah [...]

Sri Siddhartha Gauthama, the second journey

Following box-office record hit in the first round, ‘Sri Siddhartha Gauthama’ is now being screened in 40 theatres in the areas where the film was not screened. However those who missed the film in Colombo will also have another chance to see the film at Cinecity Maradana while it is also being screened at MS-Moratuwa, [...]

Training for theatre

Training for theatre

Applications are now being called to join a workshop to train young theatre lovers to work with international dramatists and playwright during the upcoming international theatre event in Colombo. Organised by Inter Act Art, the workshop tittled “International Modern theatre and Modern Black Box theatre” will be held in parallel to the Colombo International Theatre [...]

Priayanath releases latest album

Music director, composer and singer Priyanath Ratnayake’s latest collection of songs will be released in August. Priyanath who shot to fame with his evergreen songs like ‘Latha Madule se’ and ‘parama Pivithuru’ was out of the country for a long time. The compact disc (CD) titled ‘Oba Wenuwen Ma’ will comprise mostly love songs written [...]

Diploma on Cinema

Applications are now being called for the diploma course on cinema and filmmaking conducted by National Film Corporation. Started with the aim of enriching cinematic tradition, cinema language and promote cinema, the applicants should either have passed GCE Advance level examination, followed any other study in cinema or possess working experience in cinema. Classes are [...]

Jetwing Lagoon wins PATA Grand Award

Jetwing Lagoon wins PATA Grand Award

Recently unveiled Jetwing Lagoon in Negombo won a prestigious Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Grand Award for the entry of ‘A Heartfelt Commitment’ in the Environment category. This marks the second occasion where Jetwing has won a Grand Award, with the first being for the Jetwing Youth Development Project (JYDP) held at Jetwing Vil Uyana [...]

Parents Day at Kingsbury

This year on Parents Day, The Kingsbury gives us an opportunity to celebrate our love for mom and dad. A sumptuous Sunday brunch dedicated to giving thanks, filled with little indulgences and happy moments will go along way in saying thank you. Enjoy an exceptional, multi-cuisine brunch menu, a glass of sparkly or brew and [...]

Ebert silva Holidays offers special packages Esala Perehera

Ebert Silva Holidays offers special luxury packages for both foreign and local tourists to view the Kandy Esala Perehera during the last five breathtaking Randoli Peraheras that will be taking place next month. Known as Asia’s most spectacular cultural pageant the glittering festival of lights and colours with magnificent elephants and vibrant drummers and dancers [...]

Melheim earns 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate

The Melheim Resort in Beragala, Haputale announced that it has received a Certificate of Excellence Award for 2013 by TripAdvisor. The accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed [...]

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