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COVID brought her back home, now Rome awaits her

COVID brought her back home, now Rome awaits her

For 27-year-old Sri Lankan Taiwanese soprano Chrisni Mendis it seemed the COVID-19 pandemic brought her world to a standstill as she returned home to Sri Lanka after six years training at the Royal Conservatory of Scotland. However she can now see the silver lining as another exciting opportunity beckons, this time in Italy – the [...]

Paving the way for female gamers

While the gaming industry has been popularly dominated by the male gender, female gamers are slowly but surely making waves in their own right. This week the Mirror Magazine  reached out to gaming streamer Mekhala ‘LaRa’ Uthpali, the face behind the gaming channel ‘LaRa Streaming’. Mekhala’s gaming channel ‘LaRa Streaming” has amassed nearly 3000 subscribers [...]

Blood donation to mark Duke of Edinburgh Day

On October 22 every year, the National Youth Awards Unit and the Gold Award Holders Association (GAHA) celebrate Youth Award Day and Duke of Edinburgh Day, commemorating Prince Philip’s first visit to Sri Lanka. This year will be the 41st anniversary of the late Duke’s visit and Dr. Yogabandu Rajakaruna, GAHA’s Senior Advisor and Founding [...]

TV Times

Satheeshan: original singer of ‘Manike Mage Hithe’

When young Satheeshan Rathnayaka first rendered his voice to ‘Manike Mage Hithe’, the song made by Chamath Sangeeth, he would not have ever thought that it would go to the internationals chart bringing glory to Sri Lanka. However with the cover version by Yohani de Silva and his rap part, the song has reached eye [...]

Lashana Lynch on making history as 007 in ‘No Time to Die’

Lashana Lynch was in stunt training when she found out she was going to play a 00 agent in the James Bond film “No Time to Die.” Lynch had already been cast by director Cary Joji Fukunaga and the producers, Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson. But who she was to play had remained a mystery to [...]

Paul McCartney calls The Rolling Stones a ‘blues cover band’

The Beatles’ Paul McCartney has described The Rolling Stones as a ‘blues cover band’. In an interview with The New Yorker, the 79-year-old English singer said that he felt that his “band’s net was cast a bit wider” than The Rolling Stones. “I’m not sure I should say it, but they’re a blues cover band, that’s sort [...]

Lanka’s Lakpathy’s comedy film ‘Free By Noon’ screens in LA

Los Angeles–based, Sri Lankan film maker, Lakpathy Wijesekara’s latest feature film ‘Free By Noon’ starring John Eisen, Raechel Wong, Justine Herron, Melissa Howell theatrically released in Los Angeles from October 15 to October 21 at the Laemmle Theatre in Glendale. According to UCLA’s Hollywood Diversity Report 2020, only 14.4% of directors of theatrical films represent [...]

A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka

British company John Beaufoy Publishing has published a significantly revised third edition of ‘A Naturalist’s Guide to the Birds of Sri Lanka’ by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne. Previous editions of this pocket guide have served as a first book on bird watching in Sri Lanka to many visitors and to domestic travellers. The third edition [...]

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