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Kick-starting a change from within

Kick-starting a change from within

Even before he cast his wife Deepa Purohit in the lead role, Sanjit de Silva knew ‘Time After’ would be an intensely personal project.The actor, who was last spotted on the cast of the award winning Broadway production of War Horse, plans to return to his original love – film making. However, instead of relying [...]

Uplifting crafts and communities

Uplifting crafts and communities

Sri Lanka has nurtured numerous arts and crafts that are deeply rooted in history and culture. This includes the bamboo industry, although production at a commercial level only began in the 1970s.   The second year students of the Department of Integrated Design at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Moratuwa in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing, under [...]

Mirror Magazine

Congress for common problems

Congress for  common problems

The rather unlikely friendship between two youth groups-one Sri Lankan, the other Mexican have led to a discovery of similarities. A few weeks ago International Youth Day 2013 was celebrated with the establishment of the ‘Federation of SUNFO Global Youth Forums’ by SUNFO (Sri Lanka – United Nations Friendship Organisation) Youth Congress, which aims to [...]

Making a difference

The first time I heard of making a difference in the context of volunteering was in school: a teacher said to us, “Think globally, act locally.” Although that phrase has stuck in my mind since, it wasn’t until recently that I realized the power of this slogan. At a five- day international peace conference held [...]

Forty years of the Bard

The Interschool Shakespeare competition; that hallowed championship in school drama circles will get underway this month once again and this year the competition marks 40 years. “It started out as a measure to encourage students to appreciate and enjoy the work of Shakespeare,” says Lal Withanage, President of the YMCA, speaking to the Mirror Magazine about [...]

Painting with light

Painting with light

A photographic technique called ‘Light painting’ in which exposures are made by moving a hand-held light source is gaining popularity as an art form . These light painting shots were captured by our own photographer Amila Gamage. Send in your experimental light painting pictures to mirrormagazine@gmail.com. See more pictures at www.sundaytimes.lk/photogallery

TV Times

Kasun brings a ‘Culture Shock’

‘Kasun Kalhara in Culture Shock, a novel musical experience where young and seasoned singer and musician Kasun Kalhara presents an evening of outdoor musical session at Nelum Pokuna premises on September 7 at 7.00 pm.  The evening will comprised of fusion music with variety of styles backed by more than 30-member orchestra. Kasun will present [...]

‘Baila Bounce’ Ranidu combines traditional Sri Lankan baila with dance music on

‘Baila Bounce’  Ranidu combines traditional Sri Lankan baila with dance music on

Sri Lankan music icon Ranidu Lankage has unleashed his new BAILATRONIC EP last week via Indie-Pop Music. Bailaronic is a new genre created by Ranidu, blending together Baila, the folk dance music of Sri Lanka, and various styles of modern electronic dance music. American dance floors are infused with a little South Asian influence when [...]

Las Vegas launch for Alston’s new release

Legendary Top 10 DJ Paul Mendez together with Danny Kors will launch Universal’s new signing in Las Vegas next weekend. The new single ‘Beach Side’ will feature Alston Koch on vocals and it will be Alston Koch’s first international release on UNIVERSAL/Ctrl/Alt Signed to SONY/Lifestyle last year with his album  ‘Don’t Funk With Me’ peaking at No [...]

‘Ektemge’, ‘Sangeetha’ on DVD format

Torana Video Movies has released two box-office hits of Sri Lankan cinema, Herbert Ranjith Peiries’ ‘Ektemge’ (Light House) and Thimathi Weerarathne’s ‘Sangeetha’ on DVD format.  ‘Ektamge’, a love story that portrays the pain of real love stars Malani Fonseka, Joe Abeywickrema and Ravindra Randeniay. Wilson (Joe Abeywickrama) a middle aged truck driver falls in love [...]

‘Mega’ real side of mega teleplay

‘Mega’ real side of mega teleplay

‘Mega’ is a cynical look at the present day mega-teledrama production. It is directed by experienced director Daminda Madawal will be released every Sunday at 9 pm starting from September 1, on Swarnavahini channel. The teledarama revolves around a thoroughly disorganised teledrama production team who want to create a comedy drama with a basic crew [...]

Percy Jackson continues the adventure

Continuing the Percy Jackson series and adding a sequel to the 2010 movie ‘Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief’, ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ is now being screened at Savoy 3D Cinema Wellawatte.  Starring Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Alexandra Daddario, Leven Rambin and Jake Abel, the film portrays Percy Jackson, the son [...]


It is when, I was watching a Spanish channel, in Los Angeles, I noticed an Indian TV series, “Mahabarata” in Spanish. First I thought it was with Latin actors, then as I continued to watch it, I realized that it was dubbed in Spanish. My Latino friends, had been following the show for weeks, they were into [...]

Award winning Charandas back

Award winning Charandas back

‘Charandas’ (a Truthful Thief), award winning play directed by Prarakrama Niriella, will be staged at the Towerhall – Colombo 10 on Saturday September 7 at 3.30 pm and 6.45 p.m. for the first time after the winning streak at the National Drama Awards Festival 2006 in both Sinhala and Tamil Drama categories. ‘Charandas’ is an [...]

Comedy play flies to Candada

Ravindra Ariyarathne’s comedy play ‘Balloth Ekka Behe’ which had a successful journey will have its final show in Colombo on September 8 at Tower Hall Theater. With Wijaya Nandasiri, Gihan Fernando, Kumara Thirimadura, Roshan Pilapitiya and Anusha Dissanayake in the cast, the play is produced by Asle J. Lanka Computer Training Institute. The show is [...]

Planes on screen

A spin-off ‘Cars’ franchise and the first film in a planned Planes trilogy, the Disney animation movie ‘Planes’ is now being screened at Superior Cinema (3D) at Majestic cineplex, Colombo. Written by Jeffrey M. Howard and John Lasseter and directed by Klay Hall, the film revolves around Dusty Crophopper, a little cropduster plane with a [...]

‘1 for 1’ at FarCry Boutique Resort

‘1 for 1’ at FarCry Boutique Resort

set amidst the lush expanses of Wasgamuwa, between the majestic Knuckles mountain range and the great Mahaweli River, the newly built ‘FarCry’ is a mosaic of rustic charm, tasteful luxuries and gracious hospitality. Six suites, a restaurant and pool sit in perfect unison with the natural surroundings. Dotted by exciting excursions and ideally equipped for [...]

Hotel Sapphire felicitates medal winners

Hotel Sapphire, for the first time taking part since 1997, has won six Bronze Medals and one Silver Medal at the recently concluded Culinary Art 2013 Competition at the BMICH conducted by the Chef Guild of Sri Lanka. Sapphire Kitchen brigade is headed by the  Executive Chef Lalith Wijesinghe, who has years of experience in [...]

‘THAI Smile’ launches direct flights from Colombo to Bangkok

‘THAI Smile’ launches direct flights from Colombo to Bangkok

Thai Airways International last week announced the commencement of direct roundtrip flights from Bangkok to Colombo by ‘THAI Smile’, the sister airline of national carrier Thai Airways International. THAI Smile, a new THAI business unit, will initially operate four Bangkok-Colombo roundtrip flights a week and will increase to daily flights a week, effective 01 December 2013. [...]

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