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Popular plays at Wendt

Popular plays at Wendt

Award winning play “Man Diyawela” (I melt away) directed by Thanuja Wanniarachchi and written by Nipuna Balasooriya and two children plays directed by Yashodhara Sarachchandra and Kusumsiri Liyanaarachchi will be staged on “Dangaya” and “Punchi Andare” on December 20 and 21. “Man Diyawela” which won the awards for the Best Drama, Best Actor, Best Direction, [...]


Saying it with paper, colour and shape

Saying it with paper, colour  and shape

‘Kaleidoscope’ an interior design exhibition held at Raffles Colombo showcased the group projects of the students of their interior design diploma course. Under the theme ‘Paper, Colour and Shape’, the students had worked wonders with paper, box board, chip board, wood and tape, glued, sewn, drilled and stretched to make intriguing designs. Group one, the [...]

No looking back from those big, black hair days

No looking back from those big, black hair days

Cheryl Gooneratne learnt a thing or two about hair back in the 70’s when she made a brave attempt to iron it with -well, an iron. Two things were made painfully obvious; her beautiful black hair and a hot improvisation of an iron were better spending life apart and hair treatment was best left to [...]

Have yourself a sweet holiday!

We celebrate Christmas with moments spent in Church and with family around a tree, with carols sung, gifts given…and food eaten. This week on Take 3, we go out looking for goodies, from the 28-year-old cake shop to one of the newest outlets in town. Here’s what you need to know. Gerard Mendis Chocolatier 58A Horton [...]

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Platform for debate | World Youth Conference 2014

The first meeting of the International Youth Task Force (IYTF) of the Youth Conference was held recently at the Maharagama Youth Services Council, and saw twenty young leaders presenting their ideas to formulate the structure of the World Youth Conference 2014 to be held in Sri Lanka The International Youth Task Force consists of 10 [...]

Bringing out the scientist

Bringing out the scientist

It was inspiring ideas that took the helm at the School Inventors Competition, hosted by the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), in concurrence with their 69th Annual Sessions. Held at the Faculty of Science of the University of Kelaniya, recently the competition, was split up into four age categories. While organizers ensured [...]

A Cry unanswered

One day at around 1am in the morning an individual was driving his three wheeler while under the influence of alcohol . He had taken a slight bend, knocked the three wheeler on the wall and passed out on the spot with the three wheeler overturned on top of him. Even though he was well [...]

Do you know senor Santa Claus ?

To many, Santa Claus is simply a jolly man in a red suit, but our favourite Christmas visitor has a complicated past. He is a collage of many different cultures and beliefs, including Christian and Pagan, Old Catholic, Scandinavian, Dutch, German and English. Here’s some other interesting trivia about the man. Santa Claus actually existed [...]

Of food, fun and relatives | What Christmas means to me

Of food, fun and relatives | What Christmas means to me

Christmas for me has always been about family, pretty much like for everyone else. My holiday movements are usually governed by where the largest concentration of family weddings is over December and January. For the last few years that was Colombo (of course) but this year it was Melbourne, so off to Melbourne I go! [...]

Transit home

Sunset cast a glow over the fenced garden of his world. The weeping willows seemed to restrain from weeping as the stream bubbled on its way to the meadows outside the high wall. The magic of twilight was lighting up the environment around the transit home. . . Each glow of sunset erased the fears [...]

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Mirage : 25 years rocking the scene

Popular outfit ‘Mirage’ will come alive to celebrate their silver jubilee in the local music scene on 22 December at the Grand Ballroom of the Galadari Hotel. Mirage led by Donald Pieris, was formed in 1988. Mirage became a household name and became an instant hit during the late 80 s and in early 90 s [...]

‘Rhythm of the Maroons’

‘Rhythm of the Maroons’

‘Rhythm of the Maroons’, a musical extravaganza organized for the eighth consecutive time this year by the Music Circle of Ananda College, was held recently at the Peter de Abrew Memorial Hall in Museaus College. From all over schools in Colombo, the competition, called VOCALIZE, where 30 schools and more than 500 competitors took part [...]

B’day Boy Kumar back as emcee in the dinner dance circuit

Veteran television presenter and well-known compere Kumar de Silva who blows a ‘bonfire of candles’ on his birthday cake next Friday 20 December, is back as emcee in Colombo’s dinner dance circuit next year. A much sought after and popular emcee at corporate events, he took a short break from dinner dances during the past [...]

Sebs Choir opened the season for Mount Lavinia Hotel

As Sri Lanka prepared for the season, one initiative that stood out across the island was this unique concept that exalted voices of children and truly brought in the true spirit of Christmas and was celebrated in grand opening of the season at tyhe Mount Lavinia Hotel The unique Singing Christmas Tree with the St. [...]

‘Ini Avan’ wins major SIGNIS award

Asoka Handagama’s ‘Ini Avan’ won major awards including the Best film, the Best Direction and the Best Screenplay at the 37th SIGNIS Salutation Cinema Awards ceremony last week.  Sugath Samarakone who directed ‘Vijeya-Kuweni’ shared the Best Direction award while ‘Kusa Paba’ and ‘Karma’ were among the award winners. Kamal Addaraarachchi (Colour) and Dulani Anuradha (Vijaya [...]

‘Pambaya’ in Dehiwela

Well-known Sinhala playwright who is credited for his previous productions like ‘Purankethe Pambaya’, ‘Meda Peradiga’, ‘Semada Niyan’ and ‘Hate Watte’ will stage his latest play ‘Ela Pambaya’ on December 21 at 6.30 pm at Jayasinghe hall, Dehiwela. Organised in aid of ‘Karuna Guna’ social services foundation, the play stars Dayasiri Hettiarachchi, Diman Hettiarachchi, Rupa Gomes, [...]

‘Nari Bana’ and ‘Jasaya saha Lenchina’ in Borella

Two popular plays of late Dayananda Gunawardena ‘Nari Bana’ and ‘Jasaya saha Lenchina’ will be staged at 3.30p.m. and 6.45p.m. on December 15 at the Borella Namel Malani Punchi Theatre. A set of well-known artistes including Bandula Wijeweera, Rodny Warnakula, Sarath Kulanga, Tharanda Kumari, Ratnhasheela Perera, Sunil Thilakarathne, Nilmini Kottegoda, Jayanath Bandara and Indika Jayasinghe [...]

Sampath-Rathna celebrate 50 plays in 30 years

Sampath-Rathna celebrate 50 plays in 30 years

Sampath Tennakone and Rathna Lalani, a couple who rendered an immense service to the Sri Lanka theatre industry for more than three decades will hold a festival of theatre with award winning and landmark plays from December 17 to 23 at 6.45 pm at the New Town Hall, Colombo 7. Titled ‘Abhinayana’- Sampath-Ratna Ranga Bhumika, [...]

‘Peaceful sunshine’ for Christmas

A compact disc (CD) ‘Samaye Arunella’ (Peaceful sunshine) for Christmas sung by a group of leading singers in the Sri Lankan music scene was released last week. The album with 18 Sinhala Christmas songs were sung by Laltha Walpola, Nanda Malani, T. M. Jayaratne, Rukantha Gunatillake, Edward Jayakody, Keerthi Pasqual, Charitha Priyadarshani, Raju Bandara, Mario [...]

Santa comes on the double decker this christmas too

Santa comes on the double decker this christmas too

The Colombo City Tour brings Santa Claus to town once again on the open deck double decker this season from the 19th to the 23rd of December. These exciting seasonal packages offer a joyous ride around the city of Colombo with Santa on board, an educative live commentary and an unforgettable white Christmas experience with [...]

Saga Award for Club Palm Bay

Saga Award for Club Palm Bay

Club Palm Bay, Marawila was awarded The Saga Holidays ‘highly commended stay award’ for 2013 for their contribution towards ensuring Saga guests have an unforgettable stay. The award is given for quality of accommodation and consistency in high standards of service. A Colombo Fort Hotels product, Club Palm Bay – a 162 deluxe roomed resort [...]

Kebab Factory at Spice Festival

The Spice Food Festival 2013 was organized by Kandy Hoteliers Association and was held from 22nd to 24th November at the Kandy City Centre.   There were more than 13 food stalls from star class hotels in Kandy. Hotel Hilltop created a Kebab Factory for the first time. The clients who visited the Kebab Factory were [...]

Merrymaking at the Ramada this season

As the end of another year draws to a close, the Ramada Colombo promises a season like never before. In keeping with the spirit, Ramada offers a merry mosaic of festive specials right through the month of December and ofcourse summing up with a grand New Years Eve Party. ”Treats”, the Christmas goodies hut has [...]

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