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From kitchen cackle to homely flavours

From kitchen cackle to homely flavours

After only a short while in Peter Kuruvita’s company you lose count of the anecdotes you’ve heard about his erratic and atypically Sri Lankan side of the family. A hardbound copy of his book Serendip sits in front of us while he relates the story behind this book. “I rounded up all my female Sri [...]

Got temaki on your mind?

On Take 3 this week we’re devouring temaki sushi by the dozen. They’re easy to make and ridiculously tasty. A seaweed ‘cone’ is stuffed with vinegar laced sushi rice but the rest of the fillings we can safely leave up to you. Perhaps a slice of avocado and smoked salmon or even shredded chicken and [...]

Doggies put their best paw forward

They were all there, the Labradors, Boxers, Dalmatians, pugs, German Shepherds and many more less familiar breeds and of course, a host of dog lovers, when the Kennel Association of Sri Lanka held their All Breed Championship Dog Show in September. The event was the first time in Sri Lanka when there were three consecutive [...]

Mirror Magazine

Echoes of the Commonwealth

Echoes of the Commonwealth

CHOGM 2013 will not only bring a host of foreign diplomats, politicians and journalists, but the largest group of international musicians to visit Sri Lanka as part of the ‘Commonwealth Resounds’ programme.  The group promotes music and musicians across the Commonwealth through collaborative events worldwide with a particular focus on young people and the developing [...]

TNL Onstage wins top honours at Fashion Asia 2013

TNL Onstage wins top honours at Fashion Asia 2013

TNL Onstage clinched the award for Top Fashionable Contest of Fashion Asia 2013, at last month’s grand awards ceremony organised by Bravou in Chengdu, China, the radio station said in a statement. It was a closely contested category that included events from Malaysia, Taiwan, Cambodia, Thailand and China being featured as well. ‘TNL Onstage’ a flagship [...]

Getting into the spirit of Christmas

Getting into the spirit of Christmas

The Dance Works Center took the lead in heralding the upcoming festive season with their colourful dance production ‘So this is Christmas’ which concluded recently at the Lionel Wendt theatre. The show catered to audiences of all ages while highlighting through dance the different characteristical aspects of the season. “Christmas is by all means a time [...]

Feminine without the frills

Feminine  without the frills

Dharini Udugama grew up in clothes her mother stitched for her. By the time she was a teenager, her wardrobe was a collection of sensitively styled, perfectly fitting tailor-made outfits that were the envy of her girlfriends. So when at 24 years old she passed her bar exam and decided she didn’t want to practise [...]


My first intimation of the meaning of death came when the little girl next door died of diphtheria. We were both the same age, and she was only six when she died. We had played together ever since I could remember. My father had made a small gate in the wall that separated our gardens, [...]

Running for a cause

Running for a cause

Run For Their Lives (RFTL), a charity run organsed by the Rotaract Club of Colombo Uptown will be held on December 8 from 7am onward starting at Independence Square. The event-now in its fourth successful year- is held in order to raise funds towards the purchase of medicine for the National Cancer Institute in Maharagama [...]

TV Times

‘Yohan and Honorine’ in Concert Celebrating 25 years…

‘Yohan and Honorine’ in Concert Celebrating 25 years…

It will be a double celebration for popular duo Yohan and Honorine. The duo will come alive in a Concert to celebrate their voices that blend in harmony and have been entertaining audiences of all ages, together for over 25 years. Not only as musicians, but as a happily married husband and wife, Yohan and Honorine [...]

Commonwealth Festival Orchestra at MLH

For CHOGM 2013 in Sri Lanka, Mount Lavinia Hotel is regarded the ‘The Commonwealth Musicians’ Hotel’. Commonwealth Festival Orchestra is the largest-ever group of international Musicians visiting Sri Lanka as part of The Commonwealth Resounds. To give more flavour to Sri Lanka the visiting Commonwealth musicians will perform at the Empire Ballroom of the MLH [...]

‘Tharu Athara Mama’ ready for release

‘Tharu Athara  Mama’ ready for release

With the post-production for Buddhi Wickramaarachchi’s film “Tharu Athara Mama” (A Dilemma) starring Sheshadrie Priyasad, Pubudu Chathuranga and Roshan Ravindra in main roles was done in India and the film is ready for release now. Colour grading and sound mixing of the movie was completed recently in Mumbai, and production team comprising director of photography, [...]

“Deyyoth Danne Ne” in Borella

“Deyyoth Danne Ne” stage drama directed by cinema, television and stage actor, Sarath Kulanga will be staged at 3.30p.m. and 6.45 p.m. on Sunday 24 November at Namel Malani Punchi theatre Borella, Seasoned stars Wijaya Nandasiri, Kumara Thirimadura, Ananda Athukorala and Sarath Kulanga will play in the drama together with Thushari Gunarathne, Tharanga Kumari and [...]

Hollywood musicals at AC

Screening yesteryear Hollywood musicals American Centre (AC) will screen ‘The Music Man’ a 1962 musical film starring Robert Preston as Harold Hill and Shirley Jones as Marian Paroo at 6 pm on November 19.  Based on the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name by Meredith Willson, the film centres around a con man who [...]

Cherry Orchard at Punchi Theatre

Award winning drama producer E. M. D. Upali’s latest stage approach “Idamedi Wikine’ will be staged at 6.45 pm on November 22 at Namel Malani Punchi Theatre, Borella.  A translation of world famous play the “Cherry Orchard” written by well known Russian author Anton Chekhov, the cast comprises of more than 15 players representing four [...]

Priyantha comes with ‘Pedura Ape’

Music director Priyantha Alwis will celebrate his 33 year journey in music with an evening of yesteryear golden hits at a show titled ‘Pedura Ape’ at 6.30 pm on November 12 at Lumbini Theatre, Colombo.  The one-man-show will feature a large number of old songs and Priyantha will handle music for the show.

“Balloth ekka’ goes to Avissawella

One of the popular plays in the recent history, “Balloth Ekka Behe” written and directed by Ravindra Ariyarathne will go on the board at 3.30 pm and 6.45pm on November 22 at the Avissawella Town Hall. Produced by Asle J. Lanka Computer Training Institute and Jude Srimal is the main organiser of the play and [...]

NFC collects updates for 2014 TP directory

The National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka has started collecting data to update telephone directory for year 2014. The NFC requests cinema artistes to send their details if the previous details have been changed and also encourage new artistes to submit their details to include in the directory. The new artistes who represents the categories [...]

Tracking Blue Whales in Sri Lanka

Tracking Blue Whales in Sri Lanka

The deep waters that surround Sri Lanka’s coastline are becoming known for their rich diversity of marine-life, in particular cetaceans, where one can have the opportunity to observe a great diversity of species. Since May 2008, it has become known that it is the best place for seeing the largest animal to have ever graced [...]

Orient Hotel wins EU SWITCH – Asia Greening Award

Orient Hotel wins EU SWITCH – Asia Greening Award

Orient Hotel, Bandarawela is been adjudged the Energy Conservation Champion in the 50 room category at the EU SWITCH – Asia Greening Hotels awards – 2013 . Greening Sri Lankan Hotels is a European Union funded initiative under the Switch-Asia Programme, in association with The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, which encourages and aids in the implementation [...]

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