of Anula 2010
Anulians are to take the stage with a unique orchestral
performance for the first time in its history of 68 years.
With the 125 talented performers will be well known past
Anulians such as the singers, Amitha Wedisinghe, Charitha
Priyadarshini, Deepika Priyadarshini, Priyanka Weerasekara,
the dancers, Manjula Kumari and Ayesha Sandamali and the
comperes Sandya Rambukkana, Chethana Liyanage, Rasadari
Peiris, Himali Sayurangi and Kaushika Geethani.
The programme comes to light under the guidance of the
principal, Neelamani Malaviarachchi and the support of the
teachers, Ananda Perera and Deepa Gunawardana.
Time: 6 p.m.
|Gamata ICT by
Radapasa ICT Associates’ Guild, one of
the premier guilds in the Southern Province has conducted
two ICT Seminars aiming to raise the students understanding
of how ICT and internet can be used to achieve better
results in day to day activities including education.
The seminar held on March 7 at Sri Sonuththara Dhamma
School, Weeraketiya was conducted in collaboration with
CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd, the world’s leading travel
software solutions provider. The Dhamma School was donated
with two computers by the CodeGen International (Pvt) Ltd
and the official web site of Dhamma School (srisonuththaradhammaschool.org)
was also launched at the function. Dr Ranjith Bandara,
Senior Economic Advisor was the Chief Guest of the function.
A continuation seminar of the seminar series “ICT For A
Better Tomorrow” was also held on March 8, 2010 at the Zonal
Education Office, Tangalle. Grade 11 IT students of Tangalle
Educational Zone have participated for this programme. Both
the seminars were facilitated by CodeGen International (Pvt)
Ltd under the purview of Ranjith G. Rubasinghe, Chairman –
RICTAG as well as the CEO – Sri Lanka Telecom Manpower
|Up in the Air
Academy Award-winner George Clooney stars Up in the Air
comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman.
The movie is an adaptation of the 2001 novel of the same
name, written by Walter Kirn.
The story is about a businessman Ryan Bingham (George
Clooney) on the verge of reaching five million frequent
flyer miles when his company decides to cut back on travel.
But his goal isn’t the only thing just out of reach: He now
won’t be able to see a fellow frequent traveller who has
caught his eye.
Cinema hall: Majestic Cinema, Bambalapitiya
Show time: 10:30, 1:30, 4:15, 7
March 28 – 31
Ravens is a new dance production by the Sri Lanka modern
dance troupe, nATANDA.
Venue: The British School in Colombo
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Three groups of leading musicians have been invited to
perform at the April Jazz Ensemble
Group 1: Dilukshi Sirimanna (piano and vocals), Gavin Senn
(saxophone), Basil Paiva (bass), Shiral Nooramith (drums)
Group 2: Gananath Dasanayaka (saxophone and vocals) Timal
Jayamanna (bass) Senaka Pereira, Ashane Perera (keyboard)
Group 3: Jean van Heer (vocals) Kumar De Silva (piano)
Nilantha Ariyaratna (bass) Sumudi Sureweera (drums), Rodney
Venue: CR & FC Grounds
Time: 1p.m. onwards
April 6 and 7
The Lovers on the Bridge (Les Amants Du Pont Neuf) [1991,
125 minutes] is a film by the French-born film director,
Synopsis: Alex is a drug-addicted, fire eating homeless man
who lives on the deserted bridge, which is being restored
for the French Revolution Bicentennial Celebration. When
Michele stumbles into his life, a desperate, passionate
Venue: Alliance Française de Colombo, 11, Barnes Place,
Time: 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
|Young reporter with news of war
Written by German playwright Theresia Walser and translated
for performance by Asoka de Zoysa, The War Reporter has its
measured beginnings in a mêlée of nerve-wracked award
ceremony attendees and the mysterious appearance of one
young reporter with news of war.
Directed by Jake Oorloff and Ruhanie Perera the performance
is a collaboration between Goethe-Institut, Sri Lanka, the
German Cultural Centre, and the theatre company Floating
The War Reporter brings together a cast of performers that
include Tehani Chitty, Ashini Fernando, Venuri Perera, Imani
Perera, Minari Fernando, Lilanka Botejue, Chinthaka
Fernando, Niren Neydorff, Gehan Blok and Christopher
Venue: Goethe-Institut, No. 39, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7
Time: 7:30 p.m.
|Celestial with music
Monday to Saturday
The band Celestial will rock your musical world with a blend
of Pop, Funk and Retro hits.
Venue: Thorana Lounge, Hilton Colombo
Time: 8:30 p.m. onwards
|Russian film: War and Peace
Running time: 403 minutes
Description: This gigantic motion picture epic, based on the
novel of the same name by the great Russian writer Leo
Tolstoy, has won worldwide critical acclaim.
For the shooting of the film’s battle scenes, such as the
Battle of Borodino or the 1812 Moscow fire, a regular army
was mustered into service, as well as a specially created
Over 120,000 soldiers participated as extras in the crowd
scenes. More than 35,000 costumes were made for the
The details of 19th-century Russia’s everyday life, the
period costumes, society and its traditions, the
psychological characteristics and the heroism of the people,
the glory of Russian arms – all this attracts the viewer not
less than the love story of the delightful Natasha Rostova
and the Prince Andrei Bolkonsky.
Awards: Grand Prize Ex Aequo and Diploma to L. Savelyeva for
Best Actress at the Moscow IFF, 1965, Honorary Diploma at
the Venice IFF, 1965, Golden Globe and Oscar Awards for Best
Foreign-Language Film in USA.
Venue: Russian Centre, Colombo 7
Time: 6 p.m.
Exquisite coconut shell jewellery
The coconut shell jewellery are products of the
Women’s Group of Mahausakande Project situated in Kiriella.
Pioneered by the Ellawala Charitable Trust, the project is
funded by HSBC and focusses on regenerating a tropical
rainforest. As part of the project, the women’s group was
formed in early 2008 and comprises of 50 unemployed village
women who have mastered the art of creating exquisite
jewellery from coconut shells, now branded as “cocoshell”.
“Cocoshell” is a classic example of what could be done to
uplift the quality of life in the rural sector, not only
through financial enrichment, but also by stimulating
confidence in them.
Let’s help support these women entrepreneurs in crafting a
The launch will bring forth a fascinating array of high
quality coconut shell jewellery designed exclusively for
Venue: ODEL, Alexandra Place
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
|Jazz with Wolfgang Haffner
The Goethe Institut in collaboration with the Barefoot
Gallery presents Wolfgang Haffner Jazz Trio featuring
Wolfgang Haffner (drummer), Lars Danielsson (bassist) and
Huber Nuss (pianist) from Germany.
The drummer Wolfgang Haffner was born in Wunsiedel, Germany
in 1965. He began his career as a professional musician in
the German French Jazz Ensemble, conducted by German jazz
legend Albert Mangelsdorff.
Haffner later became the drummer in Klaus Doldingers’
Passport with whom he played for 11 years, touring Europe
and South Africa. Wolfgang is one of the most in-demand
international jazz artistes, having performed and recorded
with jazz greats including Pat Metheny, Bill Evans, Bob
James and Pee Wee Eliis among many others.
In 2002, he formed the Woolfgang Haffner Band and has so far
recorded 11 titles. When not performing with his own band,
he plays with the Nills Landgren Funk Unit of Sweden.
Venue: Barefoot Gallery, 704, Galle Road, Colombo 3
Time: 7 p.m.
Tickets: Barefoot Gallery, Goethe-Institut, 39, Gregory’s
Road, Colombo 7
Until April 8
AWA Show 2010, an exhibition of paintings by the artists of
the Association of Women Artists (AWA) Manori Jayasinghe,
Sajeewani Hewawitharana and Yamuna Munasinghe commemorating
the International Women’s Day.
Venue: American Centre, 44, Galle Road, Colombo 3
Time: 5:30 p.m.
An Islamic lecture organised by Dharunnadhvah Lilkhairiyath,
an Association of Muslim Men and Boys, on the topic ‘Islam –
A Religion of Peace’ by As Sheil M.H.M. Yahya (Falahi/Bin
Noori) Insha Allah, immediately after Luhar prayers
Venue: Al- Ma’hadul Bukhariyul Kadirie Thakiya (Jamiul Falah
Jumma Mosque) 178, Layard’s Broadway, Colombo 14.
|Carey College Old Boys’ Union 82nd
Annual General Meeting
The Annual General Meeting of the Old Boys’ Union of Carey
Colombo 8 will follow a fellowship dinner at the Sathi
Lower, P. Sara Oval.
Venue: Rev Dr. W. G. Wickremasinghe Hall, Carey College,
Time: 3:30 p.m.
For more details contact: Bertram Amerasinghe on 011 2793418
Shenuli Hashara Devduny Gamage, a Grade 5 student of
Brisbane International School, Nugegoda has been awarded a
Distinction for Science in the 2009 International
Assessments for Schools, organised by the Educational
Assessment Australia (EAA) of the University of New South
Wales, Australia. Her score was in the top 10 percent of
Class 4 participants in the Region.
EAA is a non-profit testing organisation owned by the
University of New South Wales. EAA specialises in
large-scale assessments including the International
Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) in
Australia, New Zealand, Asia, India, South Africa and the
Pacific region. ICAS tests primary and secondary school
students in the core curriculum subjects each year
nationally and internationally.
ICAS covers Science, Mathematics, English, Spelling, Writing
and Computer Skills.
|Media and new technology art
Until April 7
Organised by the Theertha International Artists Collective,
Theertha International Artists’ Residency Exhibition 2009
highlighting new media and new technology art was launched
on March 27 at the Theertha Red Dot Gallery.
Eline Jongsma (Netherlands), Kel O’Neill (USA), Kusal
Gunasekara (Sri Lanka), Manoj Baviskar (India), Pradeep
Thalawatta (Sri Lanka), Prasanna Ranabahu (Sri Lanka),
Sarawut Chutiwongpeti (Thailand)
Venue: Theertha Red Dot Gallery, 36 A, Baddegana Road South
Time: Monday to Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sundays 11
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on all public and mercantile