Musicians: Upula Madushanka, Primal Liyanage, Eshantha
Pieris, Billy Fernando, Harshan Galle, Devashri, Rakitha
Wickremaratne, Gerome Spelderwind etc.
Venue: CR & FC, No 28, Malalasekara Mawatha, Colombo 7
Time: 1:30 p.m. onwards
Galle in pictures
Until February 1
A series of photos of Galle and the Fort captured by the
young photographer from Galle, Nayanahari Abeynayake are
exhibited at the Galle Literary Festival.
Venue: The Fort Printers, Galle Fort
|Voice of youth on conflict
Do We Really Want To Live Like This? is a 40 minute
documentary of young Sri Lankan voices speaking on their
experiences of conflict and their ideas for moving
The screening will be followed by a Q & A session with
Kannan Arunasalam and Prashan Thalayasingam.
Venue: Maritime Museum, Galle Fort
Time: 5 to 6 p.m.
|Ancient ways display
Until February 2
A selection of framed black and white limited edition
hand prints from the renowned photographer, Stephen
Champion’s latest book, Dharmadeepa will be on display
throughout the Galle Literary Festival.
In Dharmadeepa, Champion celebrates the simple art of
living and ancient ways of being that have bound Sri
Lanka’s people together in relative harmony for
thousands of years.
Venue: The Sun House, No. 18, Upper Dickson Road, Galle
|Senior Old Anandians Executive
Committee - 2009/2010
Vice Presidents: J. F. Ranjith Perera, Prof. H.
Immediate Past President: Col. Parakrama Molligoda
Joint Secretaries: Upatissa Nikapitiya, Siri Chandra
Treasurer: U. K. Silpadasa
Assistant Treasurer: Nihal Jayawardane
Committee Members: Upali Madanayaka, W. K.
Wickramarachchi, Upali Sirisena, Kit Liyanage, P.
Past Presidents: G. P. Dhanatunga, Dr. Pandu Liyanage,
|Emil and the Detectives
The film, Emil and the Detectives (Colour, 2000, in
German with English subtitles) is the modern version of
the famous novel by Erich Kästner.
On his way to Berlin from a small Baltic town,
12-year-old Emil Tischbein is robbed by a petty thief.
Upon arrival in Berlin, he follows the thief and soon
finds support from a gang of kids led by young Pony
Hütchen who organizes further help. The thief is finally
overwhelmed by an enormous crowd of children.
Director: Franziska Buch
Duration: 98 minutes
Venue: Goethe Hall, Goethe-Institut Colombo, 39,
Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7
Time: 3:30 p.m.
Until February 28
Sculptures of scrap metal and welds figurative and
abstract outdoor sculpture by Prageeth Manohansa, a
prominent Sri Lankan contemporary sculptor, are
available for purchase.
Venue: Amangalla Hotel, Galle Fort
|Contemporary Sri Lankan art
Until February 1
Created by Annouska Hempel, Founder and Director of the
Colombo Art Biennale, an exhibition of art of mixed
media works including painting, photography and
sculpture are showcased at the Galle Literary Festival.
The works are a selection by a selected group of Sri
Lankan contemporary artists including participating
artists from Imagining Peace Colombo Art Biennale 2009.
Annouska set up and managed the first Art gallery in
Galle showcasing Sri Lankan artists although she was
born in London and came to live in Sri Lanka almost
seven years ago with her family.
Venue: The Fort Gallery, Lighthouse Street, Galle Fort
Traitors is a stage drama written and directed by
veteran artiste Asoka Senerath Mudalige.
Asoka being involved in arts for the last 35 years has
chosen a story woven around the Sinhalese and Portuguese
period as the backdrop for this production. It brings
out the love for the country, bravery, greed for power
and comedy coming out of it in this giant stage
The following stars are expected to take part in this
production :- Sadun Wijesiri, Prasanna Fonseka, Udeni
Alwis, Melani Ashoka, Sarath Peiris, Maleesha Namalgama,
Karu Athukorala, Resh Hamilton, Roshan Jayasundera,
Sunil Samarakoon, Ajith Indrapala, Reeshanthi Dilruk,
Shanika Liyanage and Tilini Nisansala Jayasinghe. Upul
Arunashantha Gunawardena will be directing the dance
routines. Stage production and Choreography by K. A.
Piyakaru. Music Direction Suneth Kalum. Stage
Administration Lalith Jagoda, Premalal Weerasinghe and
Sureka Perera. Traitors produced by Karu Athukorala.
Venue: Lumbini Hall
Time: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m.
|Unfinished Piece for the Player
DVD release: I quarter 2000
Running time: 103 minutes
Description: The film is based on the works by Russian
writer Anton Chekhov. This is a picture of life of the
Russian gentry in the late 19th century. Without a grain
of sentimentality, the director reveals the moral
bankruptcy of his heroes. A village teacher, Platonov,
is undergoing an emotional crisis. He believes his life
has had no purpose. He is tormenting both himself and
his young wife, Sashenka. The film’s another protagonist
– Doctor Terletsky – hates his patients and his work.
The guests staying with a general’s wife, Anna Petrovna,
are talking about the pleasures of a simple village
life, not really believing what they are saying. The
retro style chosen by the director and the masterly
cinematography (a credit to N. Mikhalkov’s permanent
cameraman – P. Lebeshev) combine to make this film a
real treasure for the lovers of Russian classics. Played
in the film is the music by G. Donizetti, F. Liszt, S.
Awards: Big Golden Shell at the San Sebastian
IFF(1977), Special jury prize for best acting (A.
Kaliagin) at the Cartagena IFF (1977), Golden Plate
Prize at the Chicago IFF (1978)
|Fourth Theertha Pradarshana
Until February 3
The fourth of the six exhibitions of the Theertha
Pradarshana Wasanthaya – 2009 under the Freshly Baked
Series exhibits the art of Saman Liyanage, presented by
the Theertha International Artists Collective.
Venue: Theertha Red Dot Gallery, 36 A, Baddegana Road
Gallery hours: Daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (except
January 26, 27 and 29)
|Qatar National Day celebrations
38th anniversary celebrations of the National Day of
Qatar, was held at Hilton Hotel, Colombo recently. The
chief guest Minister M. H. Mohamed, M.P. cutting of the
cake along with Ambassador of Qatar, Saed Abdullah Al
Mansoori with A. A. Mohamriled Nagoorpichchai, Life
General Secretary of Central Tennekumbura YMMA, of Kandy
(with the plate). The other picture shows President M.
S. Rakeeb and members of the association with Embassy
Clay Cart (Meti Karaththaya) by Parakrama Nirialla, a
Sinhala Language production of Shudraka’s Mirchchakatika
Sanskrit play written in 400 AD
Venue: Ediriweera Sarachchandra Open Air Theatre,
University of Peradeniya
Time: 6:30 p.m.
The Insane’s Chili Bed, an exhibition of paintings by
Venue: Namaskara Open Art Gallery, Bandarawela Road,
Until February 4
An exhibition of art by the students of 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
The Children of Asia, 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
3 Idiots, Bollywood comedy hit
Director: Rajkumar Hirani
Cast: 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.
Aayirathil Oruvan (One in a 1,000) in Tamil
Cast: Reema Sen, Andrea Jeremiah, R. Parthiban
Venue: Cine City – Maradana, Concord – Dehiwala, Seegiri
– Katugastota, Manohara – Jaffna
Times: Cine City 10:30 | 2:30 | 6:30 | 9:30, Concord
10:30 | 1:30 | 4:30 | 7:30
Manohara 10:30 | 2:30 | 6, Seegiri 11 | 2:30 | 6:30
Naanayam (Coin) in Tamil
Director: Shakti S. Rajan
Cast: Prasanna, Sibiraj, Yasmin and Ramya in lead roles
Venue: Samantha - Dematagoda, Nathan – Jaffna, Eros –
Times: Samantha10:30 | 1:30 | 4:30 | 7:30, Nathan 1:30 |
2:30 | 6:30
Eros 1.30 | 2.30 | 6.30
Why Do We Suffer, organised by the Krishnamurti Centre,
Venue: Anula Nursery School, 310, High Level Road,
Time: 9:45 a.m.
T.M. Krishna, one of India’s most leading a rtistes 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
Venue: Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo 7
Time: 7 p.m.
For more details contact: International Centre for
Ethnic Studies (ICES) on 2685085/2679745
A performance by the Chitrasena Dance Company
Venue: Galle Fort
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Japanese pianist Masahiko Shinohara organised Kandy
Venue: Engineering Faculty Theatre, University of
Time: 6:30 p.m.