Eka Adhipathi, written and directed by
Dharmasiri Bandaranayake celebrating 33 years of
fame and acclamation
Assistant director: Ranga Bandaranayeke
Make up: Vasantha Vittachchi
Stage management: Indika Wickramarachchi and Susanga
Kahandawalarachchi assisted by Oshadhi Gunasekera,
Rohan De Silva, Asiri Priyanga, Arunodh Wijesinghe
and Amil Deepal Galanga.
Set design: Leonard Cooray
Stage lighting: Lakshman Perera.
Production planning: Deeptha Bandara, Shasthri
Mallawarachchi and Ramesh Kuganeshan,
Venue: Elphinstone Theatre
Time: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets: Elphinstone Theatre, Sarasavi Bookshop,
Nugegoda, Sadeepa Bookshop, Borella
|Richmond old boy to South Pole
|Nishad Jayasundara a Richmondite currently
pursuing a PhD in Biology at Stanford University
U.S.A. is selected to be among 25 scientists from
the world to represent the International Graduate
Training Programme in Antarctic Marine Biology,
The programme will take place in January 2010 for
five weeks in Antarctica at the Science Centre
located at the U.S.A. Marmovdo Base Station.
Antarctica is the coldest place in the world and he
may be the first Sri Lankan to attempt research work
in Antarctica. In winter, temperature drops down to
– 80 0C in Antarctica.
Nishad, born in Galle and an old boy of Richmond
College was a President Scout in his time. He was
also a member of the College senior debating team.
During his school days he represented Sri Lanka as a
scout to SAARC jamboree in India and later went to
Japan for a cultural exchange programme.
In 1999 he received a scholarship to pursue on
International Baccalaureate Diploma at Mahindra UWC
in India. From there he received a full scholarship
to pursue his undergraduate studies at the College
of the Atlantic, U.S.A. and spent time doing further
studies in southern France and University of
Wine Buffet brings a selection of the finest wines
from across the globe. The ten red and ten white
wines include Torres Gran Vina Sol, RM Cabernet
Merlot, Vinfruco Arnis Ruby CA, RM Semillon
Chardonnay, WB Red LBL Tram Riesling, Harbord
Tendril Shiraz, Yvon Mau Chardonnay, Yvon Mau
Sauvignon Blanc, KMV Cathedral Chardonnay, KMV
Cathedral Tripych and Stello Dell Poggio Dolcetto,
among others. The wines are available in unlimited
quantities to tantalise your palate and are
accompanied by cheese, crackers, asparagus courtesy
Sun Agro, pâté, roasts and vegetables.
Venue: The Lounge, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo
Time: 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
For reservations and inquiries: 2491956
Venue: Lumbini Theatre
Time: 6 p.m.
|Indian Carnatic vocalist to grace
T.M. Krishna, one of India’s most leading artistes in the
world of Carnatic music and an icon for undiluted classical
music tradition will grace the Colombo stage organised by
the Neelan Tiruchelvam Trust, International Centre for
Ethnic Studies and Law and Society Trust on the occasion of
Dr. Neelan Tiruchelvam’s 66th birth anniversary.
Krishna has been performing from the tender age of 12. Today
he is the youngest singer to occupy the top slot in almost
every major Carnatic music festival in India and abroad.
From a very early age he was exposed to the classical arts,
especially Carnatic classical music. He has travelled widely
in India and abroad and won applause from connoisseurs and
critics. Krishna has been on tours to South Africa, North
America, South-East Asia, Australia and the Middle East
numerous times. His rendering has always been differentiated
with aesthetics in conception and execution to a great
This top performer has also authored many books to his
credit. He authored the first ever Carnatic music
appreciation album titled “Learning to Appreciate Carnatic
Music,” in a joint effort with the musicians Vijay Siva and
Dr. Sunder Krishna. He has also written many articles for
various publications as well as to his own website regarding
art, culture, and socio-political issues. He has students
throughout India, North America, Europe and Southeast Asia.
Many of these students compete in top music competitions,
and a few are already on the concert platform.
He will be accompanied by Vittal Ramamurthy violin,
Melakaveri K. Balaji mridangam and B.S. Prushotham kanjira.
Venue: Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo 7
Time: 7 p.m.
For more details contact: International Centre for Ethnic
Studies (ICES) on 2685085/2679745
|Managing Pain with Meditation
Managing Pain with Meditation, a panel discussion organised
by the Young Men’s Buddhist Association (YMBA)
Panelists: Prof. Rajah de Alwis and Dr. Kanishka Karunaratne
with Rajah Kuruppu as Moderator
Venue: YMBA, Borella
Time: 10 a.m.
|The Flying Classroom
The film, The Flying Classroom is the modern version of the
novel by Erich Kästner.
Synopsis: Jonathan (12) is a new boy at the world famous St
Thomas boarding school in Leipzig. The other boys quickly
become his friends. They find a manuscript of a play and
decide to perform it, but their choirmaster forbids them.
He wrote the play together with his friend Robert who,
however, disappeared when his father fled to the west from
the GDR. The children discover the true relationships and
their Christmas celebration is a resounding success after
Director: Tomy Wigand (2002)
Duration: 110 minutes
Language: German with English subtitles
Venue: Goethe Hall, German Cultural Centre, 39, Gregory’s
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Wasantha Namaskara’s 61st exhibition Sirinagayinge
Maralathoniya, a perception art exhibition
Venue: Namaskara Open Art Gallery, Bandarawela Road,
Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
|Until January 23
Mexican Delights, Mexican cuisine fiesta
Savour the burritos, guacamole, ceviches, tacos, salsa,
tortillas and other dishes are on offer.
Venue: The Dinning Room, Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo
Time: 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
|Fables and Fairy Tales
For the first time, the Galle Literary Festival (GLF)
includes an extra day of events dedicated to local school
children. These children are the main target audience of
Antonia Michaelis, a young and successful German novelist
who will be featured at the GLF this year on the invitation
of the Goethe-Institut.
Antonia Michaelis was born in Kiel, Germany, and spent her
early years in a village by the Baltic Sea with her
pleasantly eccentric parents and a variety of cats. A year
teaching in southern India after school gave her a case of
wanderlust, sending here to Peru, Ghana, Syria, and the
British Isles. Antonia has studied medicine and currently
lives in a small village of northern Germany, enjoying the
perks and pitfalls of small-town life.
She is the author of Tiger Moon and many other children’s
books, and her work has been translated into a dozen
Her readings are known for their liveliness and spontaneity.
Antonia Michaelis will present her new book, Tiger Moon at
the Galle Literary Festival’s Fables and Fairy Tales
Venue: Hall de Galle
Time: 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
|The Children of Asia
|Until January 31
An exhibition of 13 selected photographs by Bridgitte Goby
taken around Asia, organised by EMDH – a non-governmental
organisation established in France in 1986 to protect
children in danger and promote the recognition of the child
as a person enjoying specific rights. EMDH has been
operating in Sri Lanka since 2005 and all proceeds will
contribute to the implementation of the programmes of EMDH
in the Southern Province.
Venue: Gallery at Pedlar’s Inn Café, Galle Fort
|Country Roads 2010 targets Rs. 500,000
|the Country Roads concert for children again putting on
its signature Country, Western and Folk musical bonanza on
Sunday, February 21, at the DBU (Dutch Burgher Union at
Thunmulla) at 4:30 p.m. onwards; it is noteworthy that the
ultimate purpose of 2010’s concert will be to raise Rs.
500,000 for the very worthwhile national “Sevana Sarana
Fund” for children’s education, a cause recommended by Save
the Children UK and further supported by the country’s
Department of Probation and Child Care Services.
Once again featuring top shelf entertainment including UK
folk sensations Astrid Brook & Amelie Chevalier and German
country superstars the Mavericks (appearing courtesy of Sri
Lanka Tourism) and a host of returning local bands as well
as the concert’s newest addition, beloved Sri Lankan
entertainer Ronnie Leitch; a dizzying ensemble of talented,
audience favourites who have been brought together with the
sole purpose of guaranteeing that the 2010 edition of this
noble concert for children will be the most memorable in its
more than 20 year history... All ready to put on the best
possible show transcending all ages and walks of life as
well as, most importantly, bringing the family together
again for one shared and joyous experience.
Again featuring a mix of the traditional and popular,
including a diverse selection of truly timeless covers from
the likes of Bob Dylan, Peter Seeger, Eagles, and Simon &
Garfunkel; the Country Roads will also continue with its
recent tradition of fun-filled day activities for the whole
family, particularly kids of all ages. What activities? the
organisers, and the Country Music Foundation, reveal that
attendees should prepare to be blown away; undoubtedly due
to even more games, prizes and surprises than last year
rollicking adventure and cowboy fair.
For more details and to even contribute to this worthy
charity even prior to the concert, please call Feizal on 011
2 304 179.
EDEX Exhibition, an education and career exhibition
Venue: Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition and
Convention Centre, BMICH
Until January 31
The Insane’s Chili Bed, an exhibition of paintings by
Venue: Namaskara Open Art Gallery, Bandarawela Road
Until January 19
theertha International Women Artists’ Residency Exhibition
2009 organised by the theertha International Artists
Participating Artists: Manori Jayasinghe - Sri Lanka, Louise
Low Seok Loo – Malaysia, Sajeewani Hewawitharana - Sri
Lanka, Sonia Jose – India, Saurganga Darshandhari – Nepal,
Therica Miyanadeniya - Africa/ Sri Lanka
Venue: theertha Red Dot Gallery, theertha International
Artists Collective, 36 A, Baddegana Road South, Pitakotte
Gallery Hours: Monday to Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.;
Sundays 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.; closed on all public and
January 21 to February 4
An exhibition of art by the students of the Faculty of
Visual Arts of the Visual and Performing Arts University to
mark the opening of J.D.A. Perera Gallery.
Venue: University of Visual and Performing Arts, 21, Albert
Crescent, Colombo 7
Gypsies Are Found Near Heaven (1976, 101 minutes)
Venue: Russian Cultural Centre, N10, Independence Avenue,
Time: 6 p.m.
3 Idiots, Bollywood comedy hit
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Starring: Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan and Sharman Joshi
Venue: Majestic Cinema, Bambalapitiya
Times: 10:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 7 p.m.
Dramatist: Indika Kumarasinghe
Venue: Lumbini Theatre
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Environmental Programme marking the 11th Anniversary of
Green Forest Association of Sri Lanka
Topics: Three main environmental issues, bio diversity,
environmental conservation and global temperature
Venue: John de Silva Theatre
Time: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Looking At Fear, That Extraordinary Jewel organised by
the Krishnamurti Centre, Sri Lanka
Venue: Public Library, Colombo 7
Time: 10:30 a.m.
An evening of Jazz music by Trans Jazz Quartet and Revel
Crake & Co.
Venue: Poolside, Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo
Time: 7:30 p.m. onwards
Video recording performance of Abhijnana Sakuntalam, the
masterpiece of Kalidasa in Sinhala
Venue: Kularathne Hall, Indian Cultural Centre, 133,
Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 4
Time: 5:30 p.m.