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Lifting up young designers

Lifting up  young  designers

Regular shoppers at Glitz have another reason to visit the popular retail store. Niro and Nelo, the designer label created under LIFT (Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology) has joined hands with Glitz to present their latest collections at the store. The first LIFT collection for Glitz was launched on Friday, August 16 at the store’s [...]

Conquering the majestic Mount Whitney

Conquering  the majestic Mount Whitney

Young Sri Lankan architect Shikha Chandrasena was a constant visitor to the Sequoia National Park and the more he saw of the soaring mountains, the more he dreamed of climbing Mount Whitney one day. The highest summit in the contiguous United States with an elevation of 14,505 feet, Mount Whitney is situated on the east side [...]

Mirror Magazine

Marrying technology and tradition

Marrying technology  and tradition

Despite the advent of technology, there’s still nothing that strikes a chord like a greeting card does. In a world where well-wishes can be sent in a few seconds and things that go pop are the order of the day, greeting cards are a dying trade. The trick is to recreate the magic of receiving a [...]

B.L.O.T : Making the mundane fascinating

B.L.O.T : Making the mundane fascinating

Avinash Kumar treats the name B.L.O.T as part instruction manual, part personal philosophy. An acronym for Basic Love of Things, B.L.O.T is a two man audio-visual collective. Avinash’s friend and collaborator Gaurav Malakeris in charge of the music, while Avinash is the resident VJ. Having performed in Colombo before, Avinash was back to lead his [...]

Mankind under assault in latest blockbuster – Pacific Rim

After the disappointment that ‘Man of Steel’ left us with ‘Pacific Rim’ seems a bit more promising.  We’re thrown into a story where mankind is under assault. Aliens have arrived not from outer space but from under the ocean. Kaiju are Godzilla on steroids, massive monsters that appear to desire nothing more than the absolute [...]

On a mission to inspire

“You’re fired! He said and it sent a chill down my spine. Being fired by my own flesh and blood was too much to handle”, recalls young entrepreneur, author and global speaker Sabirul Islam. He’s 22, but that “horrific” experience happened when he was only 13. Being employed by his 14 year old cousin to [...]

TV Times

Bombay Velvet Brings Lanka locations to limelight

Bombay Velvet Brings Lanka locations to limelight

A long nine-year-hunt for an ideal location for Bollywood’s acclaimed director Anurag Kashyap’s latest film ‘Bombay Velvet’ was not ended anywhere in large India or elsewhere but its tiny neighbour Sri Lanka. Based on Mumbai in the late 50s and early 60s, the film stars Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, K.K. Menon and Naseeruddin Shah in [...]

Janakaraliya gifts a Theatre Arts Centre to Rajarata

Celebrating a 10-year journey from village to village conducting drama festivals and educational programmes on theatre and arts whilst promoting social integration and harmony, Janakaraliya will take a temporary rest to gift a Centre for Theatre Arts at Anuradhapura. Named as ‘Rangasharanee’, the centre situated close to the Anuradhapura town at Canal 5, Sravasthipura above [...]

Melody of ‘Butterfly Symphony’

Jayantha Chandrasiri’s newest film “Samanala Sandhawaniya’ (Butterfly Symphony) a story revolving around an extremely talented musician and his disturbed past will soon be released at EAP circuit cinemas around the country. Starring Yashoda Wimaladharma, Uddika Premarathne, Pubudu Chathuranghe, Sooryaloka Dayaruwan, Damitha Aberathna, Wilson Gunaratna, Chathurika Peris, Buddhadasa Vithanarachchi, Roger Seneviratna and Rebbeca Nirmali, the movie [...]

Controversy ridden ‘Madras Café’ at Liberty Lite

Controversy ridden ‘Madras Café’ at Liberty Lite

Controversy ridden ‘Madras Café’, Indian political espionage thriller film set in the late 80s and early 90s in India and Sri Lanka will be released at Liberty Lite, Kollupitya soon. Directed by Shoojit Sircar, the film is a spy thriller which traces the political and military histories of the South Asian neighbours and covers the [...]

Sampath celebrates 30 years of excellence

‘Sampath Geeth Ra’, a musical evening by Sampath Sri Senevirathne will be held at the Buddhist Hall Auditorium, Moratuwa on August 25 starting at 7.00pm. Sampath, hails from hill country, is a popular actor and a singer in Sinhala film scene. ‘Sampath Geeth Ra’ concert is to celebrate his 30 years of service to the [...]

Maalu Maalu Resort brings Gold to Passekudah

Maalu Maalu Resort brings Gold to Passekudah

‘Culinary Art Competition 2013’ held from August 2 to 5 at the BMICH had some very special entrants all the way from Passekudah in the East Coast of Sri Lanka. Despite all of the obvious difficulties and adversity they undergo, this team has surely cooked their way to join the crème de le crème of [...]

Double B at Kingsbury

The Kingsbury, a purveyor of the good life in hospitality is bringing to you, a month-long celebration of the Double-B, enabling all beer and burger aficionados the opportunity to pay attention to the gustatory qualities of both. The grain-based nature of beer makes it a food in itself, and its characteristic flavors, aromas and textures [...]

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala in community enhancement project

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala in  community enhancement project

Keeping up with the pledge ‘I will care’ a Personal and Professional Capacity Building program for beach operators of Beruwala was initiated by Cinnamon Bey Beruwala in partnership with the LINC (linking local communities and tourism) Project, the Western Provincial Tourist Board, The Travel Foundation UK and Responsible Tourism Partner of Sri Lanka. This certification [...]

Irish food, Celtic Music in Mount Lavinia

An Irish Food and Music Fest will be held at the Terrace at Mount Lavinia Hotel from 12 to 15 September.  The four days are packed with the Irish flavour even the Sunday Brunch has been changed to bring on an array of Sunday Brunch dishes Irish style, for the 15th of September. The musical [...]

Golden 70’s back on stage

The ‘Golden 70’s’, a seventies music extravaganza will come alive at the Kularatne Hall of Ananda College on Saturday, 31 August starting at 6.30 pm. ‘Golden 70’s’Concert is organized by the Colombo Magistrates Courts Lawyers Association and will feature Annesley Malawana,,Mariyazelle Gunetileke, Rajiv Sebastian, Dharmaratne Brothers, Anil Bhareti and Judy de Silva. The best of [...]

‘Marians Acoustica- Unplugged Volume 2’

‘Marians Acoustica- Unplugged Volume 2’ will be held on September 1 at the Sri Lanka Youth Rangahala, Maharagama from 6.30 pm onwards. A unique experience to all music lovers the show guarantees a few fun-filled hours of sensational music and entertainment. Marians lead by Nalin Perera is widely recognised for continually breaking boundaries with creativity [...]


The long awaited DVD of the concert ‘Calypso Carnival’, which was held on 11 May 2013 at Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre is now available for sale at leading music stores. ‘Calypso Carnival’ DVD features all time hits of Amigos Romanticas, La Ceylonians, Los Cabelleros, Los Flamincos, Samanalayo, La Bambas, Buzzing Bees, Gren Leonardos, Bentota [...]

Dancesport 2013 comes alive

The fire and spice of Latin American and the poise of smooth ballroom all together in an evening of amazing dancing and competition is drawing ever so close. Yes we’re talking about Dancesport 2013. The most anticipated event on the dance calendar is well and truly underway. The 7th international Dancesport Championship will happen on [...]

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