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Together in the spirit of the season

Together in the spirit of the season

Just follow the Christmas music and it will lead you to well known music teacher Menaka De Fonseka Sahabandu’s home. When you walk in, the atmosphere is reminiscent of a school choir practice in progress. Almost lost in the swarm of young female faces, Menaka, behind the piano is totally immersed in the current song [...]

Not just studies, but saving lives too

Not just  studies, but saving lives too

There is a rush and several schoolchildren gather around ‘someone’ who is sprawled on the ground. Shouts follow that the victim is not breathing and calls to get the Medical Centre personnel. As the knot of children widens, a cervical collar and a spinal board are brought and gently but efficiently the collar is fixed [...]

Mirror

Stepping towards awareness

Stepping towards awareness

With a 44 day journey mapping the island nation complete, lives touched and old stigmas broken Nivendra Uduman looks back at his inspirational trek on foot through “Footsteps to Freedom.” Nivendra, a 28 year old counselling psychologist undertook a 44 day walk starting in August and coming to an ending in Septemberthis year to raise [...]

Sounds of metal ‘Maelstrom 2016’

Sounds of metal ‘Maelstrom 2016’

Redefining the ethos of rock and metal music, AWN network presented ‘Maelstrom 2016’ recently at the Shalika Hall. Performing for the first time in Asia, was  melodic death metal band- ‘Darkest Horizon’ from Germany. There was also ‘Coat of Arms’ from Dubai and ‘Rudra’ from Singapore, the pioneers of vedic metal and local veterans of [...]

In search of the elusive Chuck

In search of the elusive Chuck

As opening night draws near and the pursuit for ‘Chuck’ is still on, this week we get an insight into the vibrant cast of Ladies’ College who will take on the many twists and turns of “Dear Chuck.” The play is a contemporary dramedy written by playwright Jonathan Dorf. It is a modern play that [...]

Aerosmith to tour Europe in 2017

Aerosmith to tour Europe in 2017

Is the rock band Aerosmith preparing for their European swansong tour? The band announced a 16 date tour of Europe staring on 20th May 2017, in Georgia amidst rumours that they are going to call it a day after 46 years. Aerosmith has recently concluded a tour of South America. The band’s European segment will [...]

TV Times

‘Mickey’ storms the stage with La Paloma

‘Mickey’ storms the stage with La Paloma

‘La Paloma’  is a popular Calypso music band in the Lanka’s music scene. Enthralling local audiences with their fascinating style of music for over two decades, La Paloma has recently opened out into a new avenue in performiances. The band added singing and dancing sensation, ‘Mickey Mouse’  to their lineup specially to cater to the [...]

‘Tell me something…’

‘Tell me something…’

The Colombo Art Biennale (CAB) recently announced the participation of acclaimed Australian artist, Jayne Dyer and ‘Unity Mission Trust’, a local non-profit with a mission to fostering unity, integration, healing and reconciliation, at their 2016 edition of ‘Tell me something…’to be held from 2nd to 20th December at the JDA Perera Gallery, 46, Horton Place, Colombo [...]

‘Spin a Disc’ for Trail 2016

‘Spin a Disc’ for Trail 2016

‘Spin a Disc’ event which was held at Park street Mews “The stables” recently, bringing together 17  well known DJs from yesteryear to current, raised over Rupees  two million for Trail project for cancer treatment facility in Karapitiya, and the presentation was held  at Galle Face recently . The DJs who participated included Harpo, Gerry [...]

‘Burning Birds’ take wings to Tokyo

‘Burning Birds’ take wings to Tokyo

‘DavenaVihagun’ aka ‘Burning Birds’, latest directorial venture of acclaimed filmmaker Sanjeewa Pushpakumara has been selected to the Main Competition of the 17th Tokyo FILMeX International Film Festival. Started on November 17 the festival will continue till November 27 in Tokyo, Japan. ‘Burning Birds’had its world premiered at 21st Busan International Film Festival in South Korea [...]

Celebrating Sathischandra

Celebrating Sathischandra

Celebrating the 75th birth anniversary and 55 years in art and cinema, actor and filmmaker Sathischandra Edirisinmghe will be felicitated at Suwanda Padma Felecitation ceremony at 3 pm on December 11 at Ananda College, Colombo 10. At this event four books written by Mr. Edirisinghe will be released. Prof. J. B. Dissanayake will be the [...]

Bollywood thriller in town

Bollywood thriller in town

‘Force 2’ Bollywood thriller starring John Abraham, Sonakshi Sinha and Tahir Raj Bhasin is now being screened at Majestic Cineplex, Empire Arcade, Lido – Borella, City Cinema – Mt. Lavinia. Directed by Abhinay Deo, the film is the sequel to the 2011 film Force. The film brings back ACP Yashvardhan who teams up RAW Agent [...]

“Premaya Nam” enters its 13 th int’l film festival

“Premaya Nam” enters its 13 th int’l film festival

“Premaya Nam”, the maiden film by two brothers Kalpana and Vindana Ariyawansa, extended its international festival run around the globe to 13 after becoming the official selection to 10th El Ojo Cojo International Film Festival in Madrid, Spain. The film has been chosen for 13 International Film Festivals, including, Beijing, Shanghai, Goa, Kerala, Delhi, London, [...]

‘Sound of Music’ with Sri Lankan touch

‘Sound of Music’  with Sri Lankan touch

‘Sarigama’, Sri Lankan adaptation of ‘Sound of Music’, 1965 Hollywood musical movie directed by Robert Wise is now being screened at EAP circuit cinemas around the country. The English evergreen hit which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is played in the local version by Puja Umashanka and experienced theatre actor Ashan Dias. The film [...]

Two show for “Balloth ekka behe”

Two show for “Balloth ekka behe”

“Balloth Ekka behe” comedy play, written and directed by Ravindra Ariyarathne will go on the boards at 3.30 p.m. and 6.45 p.m. on November 27 at the auditorium of York International College, Sapugaskanda and on December 3 at Namel Malini Punchi Theatre, Borella. The play stars Kumara Thirimadura, Roshan Pilapitiya, Gihan Fernando, Dayadewa Edirisinghe and [...]

‘Blue Meadows’ Latest addition to little England

‘Blue Meadows’ Latest addition to little England

Nuwara Eliya is experiencing much needed cooler season in November with a heavy downpour, after a long dry period. Rains bring not only the true colour of the Little England, but the large number of guests too who love to enjoy the glimpse of European climate. Embarked on the burgeoning hospitality industry in Sri Lanka, [...]

Uga Bay celebrates fourth anniversary

Uga Bay celebrates fourth anniversary

Uga Bay marked an important milestone by entering its 4th year in the hospitality industry. The elegant and lush beach resort hotel located in Pasikudah on the pristine border of the East Coast, celebrated the occasion by giving back to the community and of course treating its staff and guests. Uga Bay has made big [...]

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