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Dancing to dazzle

Dancing to dazzle

Poise, elegance and stamina was the flavour of the evening on Sunday, September 1, as the Hilton Colombo hosted the seventh International Footworks Dancesport. Championships where competitors from Sri Lanka, China, Hong Kong and Italy dazzled the audience with their skills. How international this competition is becoming was further obvious with the adjudicators being from [...]

The Ladies do their own ‘Sister Act’

The Ladies do their own ‘Sister Act’

A lounge singer masquerading as a nun so she can save a school-now we’ve really heard it all! It’ll be a 100-strong act when the young thespians of Ladies’ College take to the stage this month for the Whoopi Goldberg classic ‘Sister Act’, a musical based on the film and Broadway versions of the same [...]

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Moving into an era of youth recognition

Moving into an era of youth recognition

It was more to do with excitement than nervousness as Youth Senator Jayathma Wickramanayake took the floor to welcome the United Nations Human Rights Chief Navanetham Pillay to the second Youth Parliament of Sri Lanka. “Apart from a few seconds of nervousness, there was no fear. I knew that it was an opportunity to represent [...]

Turning garbage into gold

Having grown up in the suburbs, with a garden big enough for 2 or 3 large trees, garbage disposal was never a problem. There was a rubbish pit in the backyard, some way from the house, into which all the bio- degradable litter would be put into. Once every 6 months, the pit was covered [...]

Bugs in the limelight

Bugs in the limelight

When I spot a dead bug in the house, I go looking for my dust pan. When Francis J. Prior sees one, he takes more care because it’s likely he has found his next model. When seen through the macro lens of a photographer, insects are the most extraordinary creatures. Utterly alien, they meet your [...]

Voice Idol

Creating a platform for promising performers Tired of singing in the shower but unsure about appearing on a reality show ? Then Voice Idol is probably for you. The latest offering on Colombo’s circuit of talent shows and competitions, Voice Idol promises a platform for amateur singers looking to make a name for themselves. The [...]

TV Times

Colombo University undergrads bring ‘Idamedi Wikine’

Award winning drama producer E. M. D. Upali’s latest theatrical “Idamedi Wikine” will go on the board on September 16 2013 at New Arts Theatre in the premises of University of Colombo. This special performance is scheduled as a parallel event of ‘Esala Sathsara’ Art festival organized by students’ union of the Art Faculty. “Idamedi [...]

Negombo goes back to Seventies

The Zonta International foundation is a non profitable organization, founded in 1919 in New York. This global organization of executives and professionals working together to advance the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. Sixty five countries all over the world completed large number of projects and implementing new projects benefited millions of people. [...]

African Jazz singer Xolisa back at Thorana Lounge

African Jazz singer Xolisa back at Thorana Lounge

The South African Jazz singer Kgomotso Xolisa Mamaila is back in Sri Lanka and now in action once again at the Hilton Colombo’s Thorana Lounge together with vocalist Nathi who is also from South Africa. The duo will be in action at the Thorana Lounge from Tuesday to Saturday, 8.30pm onwards until the end of November [...]

Russian Cultural festival 2013

‘Russian cultural Festival 2013’ will be held at The Russian Centre in Colombo on 20 September from 10.00am to 06.00pm. The festival involves a broad range of events with the participation of Russian artists and academics. The festival will feature Russian History, Russian Literature and Culture, Russian dances, theater, Russian book fair, Russian handicrafts and [...]

Uncommon tale of a Conductor

Teledrama ‘Issarahata Yanna’ (Go forward) directed by Nalin Mapitiya based on a comic story ‘Konda’ written and drawn by Anura Srinath for ‘Ada’ Sinhala newspaper published by Wijeya newspaper Limited–now being telecast on Rupavahini channel– has become immensely popular among teledrama viewers in the country. Directed on a rare theme and story of a suspended [...]

The Magic of Indian Cinema

The Magic of Indian Cinema

Hollywood Bytes – by Thilak Peiris We have all watched, Hindi movies, they are beautiful, molodic, and full of interesting stories, breath taking locations and things.  No wonder, they are the largest, part of everyday life in India. They say, that there are more movies filmed in India per year than anywhere else in the world. Indian communities, living around [...]

Makulu Del; a Web of love on miniscreen

Makulu Del’, directed by actor Nihal Fernando and produced by Vinoja Nilanthi will be telecast at 8 pm on ITN every Saturday starting from September 7. The teleplay is based on two novels – ‘Landakage Kathawa’ and ‘Baloliya’, written by Piyasena Rathuwithana. Suraj Mapa plays the lead role opposite debutant Aloka Indunil while the rest of [...]

‘Pregnant Man’ at Punchi Theatre

‘Gabbara Minisa” (Pregnant Man), a comedy stage play directed by experienced actor Sriyantha Mendis, will have a special show on September 14 at 3.30 p.m. and 6.45 p.m. at Namel Malani Punchi Theater. Sarath Kothalawela, Wasantha Vittachchi, Malkanthi Jayasinghe, Sujeewa Priyalal, Mihiri Priyangani, Kusum Renu and Sriyantha himself play in the main cast while technical [...]

Three children’s plays at Wendt

Three children plays representing different periods and styles will go on the boards on September 13, 14 and 15 at the Lionel Wendt theatre Colombo. Dayananda Gunawardene’s children plays “Nari Bena” and “Jasaya saha Lenchina” featuring Sri Lankan cultural dance and music will be staged on September 13 at 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm. The [...]

‘Diriya Diyani’ on Mini-screen

Following the huge success of ‘Abhitha Diyaniya’, a Korean serial drama dubbed in to Sinahala, Rupavahini releases another similar venture with ‘Dirya Diyaniya’, a drama based on a true story of a woman who lived in Jeju Island in Joseaon Dynasty. Originally known as ‘The Great Merchant’ a Korean serialized television drama was aired on [...]

Lanka Challenge 2013: The Tuk Tuk Rally continues…

Large Minority (www.largeminority.travel) in partnership with Connaissance de Ceylan and the Sri Lankan Ministry of Economic Development, have announced the 5th edition of the Lanka Challenge; a 12 day rickshaw adventure taking place in Sri Lanka from 6th to 18th September. Intrepid travellers from all over the world will once again traverse the spicy island [...]

Citadel excells at Culinary Art 2013

Citadel excells at Culinary Art 2013

Cinnamon Citadel Kandy has bagged 22 medals at the recently concluded prestigious Culinary Art chef’s Competition at the BMICH organized by the Chefs’ guild of Sri Lanka Cinnamon Citadel Kandy has won six Golds, nine Silvers and seven Bronze and has named the ‘ Best Cuilinary Team – Central Reagion. Culinary Art chefs competition is [...]

Sri Lankan Night at Kingsbury

Sri Lankan Night at Kingsbury

An authentic Lankan fare will come alive on very Wednesday at the Harbour Court of the Kingsbury Hotel. Make it a date every Wednesday at The Harbour Court, and be ready to be courted by the very best in authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. Indulge a range of traditional Sri Lankan dishes inspired by authentic, timeless recipes [...]

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