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Sal stared at her bracelet, horrified. Asit’s caller ID was blinking at her. Unwilling to swirl her wrist or touch any part of her communication interface, she walked to her brother’s room. Look! Crap! Hal goggled at the flashing ID – before Asit totalled himself interfacing while travelling on his uniwheel he had been Hal’s [...]

A glassful of festive cheer!

With Christmas just around the corner, this week on Take 3 we ask three well known chefs to share recipes for the perfect festive drink. They’re easy to make at home and are guaranteed to add just the right note of joie de vivre to the celebrations. Here’s what you need to know: Koluu’s recipe [...]

Mirror Magazine

The11th hour rush

It’s that time of the year when the magazine team brainstorms for Christmas gift ideas that readers could gift loved ones having done the rounds around Colombo, we’ve compiled this guide of suggestions which could hopefully benefit last minute shoppers and help make that eleventh hour rush a little less hectic. For Her Clothing Melache [...]

Christmas reads

Christmas reads

Looking for the perfect book to curl up with this Christmas? Here’s what we recommend: Hogfather by Terry Pratchett (Discworld #20) There’s a great deal to love about Terry Pratchett and a lot of it is on display in Hogfather, a fan favourite from the Discworld canon. The book introduces Susan. She’s brave, utterly practical and [...]

A time to come together | What Christmas means to me

A time to come together | What Christmas means to me

My earliest memory of Christmas is Home Alone…no, not actually home alone-although that holds interesting possibilities-I mean the movie. It’s my favourite movie of the holiday season. If we have a Christmas tradition then it definitely has to be these movies. My family doesn’t really celebrate the holiday, so we spend our Christmas eve and [...]

Slipping into detective mode with ‘And Then There Were None’

Slipping into detective mode with  ‘And Then There Were None’

A child’s nursery rhyme – simple in form, yet deadly in consequence – forms the quaintly chilling script on which a self-proclaimed homicidal maniac masterminds his final, most bloody killing spree. Dame Agatha Christie’s ‘And Then There Were None’ is characterised by its bizarre paradoxes of sometimes-comic gore and genteel mayhem. Some clever use of [...]

TV Times

It’s ‘Hallelujah’ from Yashan for this Christmas

It’s ‘Hallelujah’ from Yashan for this Christmas

Popular singer Yashan de Silva released his new Christmas song titled ‘Hallelujah’ early this month.‘I did this song for Jesus for this December, Specially for the Christmas.  This is a season not to celebrate and party all day all night, Its the best time to be thankful for the life what you got’ he explained [...]

Alston sings Peace Song in London

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (I.I.P.T) commemorated the 25th Anniversary of ‘The 1st Global Conference of ‘TOURISM a vital force for Peace’ at the United Nations WTM held in London’s Excel Center. It was in support of the Centenary of the Great War with its theme ‘NO MORE WAR’. Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King [...]

‘Harbour Trail 2013’ with Annesley

Sail into 2014 with ‘Harbour Trail 2013’, the annual New Years Dinner Dance will come alive this year too at the Harbour Room of the Grand Oriental Hotel (GOH) featuring ‘Annesley and Super Chimes’. The management of the hotel has made all arrangements to celebrate this New Year’s Eve in legendary style, with loads of [...]

Pearl at Berjaya Mount

Pearl at Berjaya Mount

The popular band ‘Pearl’ led by Jayantha de Silva will come alive on 31st December at Berjaya Mount Royal Hotel from 9.00 pm onwards at the Gala New Year Dinner Dance.

‘Kala Bhooshana Award’ for Chanaka

Chanaka Perera, the leader/bassist of the band Golden Chimes, received the ‘Kala Bhooshana State Award’ at a ceremony on 15 December for the services rendered to the music industry for the past 48 yrs. He has entered the music field in 1965 with the dance band ‘Beacons’ and later joined Moonstones with Clarence Wijewardene in [...]

Christmas CD from Anil Bhareti

A Christmas CD with the best selection of Original Christmas songs sung by the veteran solo singer Anil Bharet has been released last week. The songs contained in this CD are selected and produced solely by Anil Bhareti. He is musically backed by ‘Super Chimes’ and new music arrangements provided by Channa Athalage, the leader of [...]

Duruthu Udanaya at Amaya Hills

The dance and music fiesta ‘Duruthu Udanaya’ at Rasawasala, Amaya Hills will come alive on New Years Eve on 31st December featuring popular Sri Lankan band ‘Sherish’ with Latiano Dance act by Sony Girls. The master of ceremoney Jegatheepan will be there to roll the ball. The revellers can win loads of gifts and prizes including [...]

‘Frozen’ a thrilling journey of a princess with her entourage

‘Frozen’ a thrilling journey of a princess with her entourage

‘Frozen’, American animated musical movie based on Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale The Snow Queen is now being screened at Savoy 3D Cinema Wellawatte. Featuring the voices of Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, and Santino Fontana, the film tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey [...]

‘Vijeya-Kuweni’ in DVD format

‘Vijeya-Kuweni’ in DVD format

The DVD and the screenplay of well-known playwright Sugath Samarakone’s cinematic creation ‘Vijeya-Kuweni’ was released last week. The screenplay which was released as a book contains more than 180 stills from the film which was produced by Gayan Ranadheera for Rupun Films. The film starred Dulani Anuradha, Roger Senevirathna, Anura Darmasiriwardena, Buddhasa Withanarachchi, Clitus Mendis, [...]

Janakaraliya journeys to Kerala

Parakrama Niriella’s Janakaraliya Mobile Theatre Group which had been journeying throughout the country educating public has been invited to participate at the 06th International Drama Festival held in Thrishur, Kerala in India from January 27 to February 3. The new version of ‘Hunuwataye Katawa’ (The Chalk Circle) created by Parakrama Niriella for Janakaraliya based on [...]

‘Raja Horu’ in town

‘Raja Horu’, the maiden film direction of Suranga de Alwis now being screened at Regal Colombo and other theatres around the country. Produced by Evoke films, ‘Raja Horu’ is played by Ranjan Ramanayake, Arjuna Kamalanath, Himali Siriwardena, Buddhika Jayaratne, Ariyasena Gamage, Ronnie Leach, Hemantha Iriyagama, Sriyani Amerasena and Sandun Wijesiri. The director Suranda de Alwis [...]

Shakespeare Centre hunts for ‘Ophelia’ in Hamlet film

Shakespeare Centre Sri Lanka is searching for a young girl who could play ‘Ophelia’ for its latest production, a film based on William Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. Shakespeare Centre which had been promoting Shakespeare production in Sri Lanka for more than 20 years is to produce ‘Hamlet’ with leading cinema artistes including Jeewan Kumaratunga, Veena Jayakody. Rex [...]

Play House presents ‘MassK’

“MassK”, the Sinhala production of “An Enemy of the People” by Henrik Ibsen will go on the boards from today, December 22 to 24 at Punchi Theatre, Borella at the 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.  Presented by Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) or better known as Play House-Kotte “MassK” is directed by Kaushalya [...]

GOH gears up for the season in style

GOH gears up for the season in style

The Grand Oriental Hotel welcomed the festive season in style and glamour as they held their annual Christmas Cake Mixing event recently. The event is a Christmas tradition with the patronage of GOH General Manager Dulip de Alwis, Executive Chef Dudley Nanayakkara, F&B Manager Lalin Adhikari, all the departmental Heads and pastry chefs. They all together [...]

From dancing to cuisine

Preethi Ganegoda one time popular dancer, teacher and the composer of Bharatha Natyam, has now embarked on a new project. Catering is her newest business. Home made authentic cuisine is her attraction. ‘Divine Home Made Food’ is specialized in lamprais and biriyani. Having help in the kitchenette, Preethi has got her own family recipe preparing [...]

Breakfast just the way you like it

Breakfast just the way you like it

Exclusive boutique resorts that combine a back-to-nature vibe with a touch of fantasy: that’s the Uga Escapes’ concept, breathtakingly brought to life at several stunning locations around the country. ‘It only works because we’re enthusiasts,’ explains the company’s head of marketing, Ashan Wijewickrema. ‘People here are crazy about travel, about hospitality, about food. Our combined [...]

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