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Dilani de Silva’s life was on a knife edge some years ago. She was depressed, angry and felt like a frog covered with a coconut shell. But there is a saying that one can’t keep a living thing covered with a coconut shell for long. Sooner or later, this living thing is going to turn the shell over and emerge…
Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00
Annasi & Kadalagotu Literary Festival organized in partnership with the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency, will be held on April 25, from 10 am to 6 pm, at the Western Province Aesthetic Resort, 275/74, Prof Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha, Colombo 7. Looking for Sri Lankan literature? Think you don’t know enough about local authors? Need information on publishing a book? If…
Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00
St. Andrew’s Scots Kirk is where you can always expect to hear one of the finest pipe organs in the country resonate majestically. Where hymns rise and often arias and anthems are performed.  Always the music and style of worship is of the western genre.But two Sundays ago, the second Sunday in Lent, there was, for the...
Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00
Christ Church Mirihana jubilantly held its 125th anniversary on April 7. A Festal Service will be held on April 11 (Saturday). The little church was built when a group of practicing Christians living in Mirihana, headed by the members of the Christian Missionary movement in Mirihana, felt that the Christian community needed a place of worship.
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Fashion Bug, one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail clothing stores with over 16 outlets island-wide, makes yet another initiative in its series of continuous CSR activities with recently having donated clothing for students of Bodhiraja School, Moratuwa.Deputy General Manager, Fashion Bug said, Dr. SHM Faraaz,  ‘‘With the Avurudhu being a...
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The New Year festival sponsored by Ambepussa ‘Sarasiya’ Welfare Society was held on April 4 at K-Watta, Bothale, Ambepussa.
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The Annual General Meeting of the Past Teachers' Welfare Society of Hameed Al Husseinie College was held at the College premises on March 29, 2015 from 9 a.m. onwards at the College premises. The Society was formed on December 10, 2011 by a group of past teachers and principals who served at Hameed Al Husseinie College, dating back to early…
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
The Ceylon Hotel School Graduates Association recently announced the launch of its first ever Hotel Management Conference which is scheduled to be held on May12-13, 2015 at the Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo. The event, which is organised in partnership with the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka, is expected to attract a large number of top business leaders representing the hospitality,…
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
Why do we watch a film? Changing critical approaches to Cinema, A book on the art of cinema, a publication on film criticism, Roger Manvel, Film Criticism, What is a documentary?, There is no pure art, Training in film appreciation, individuality in a few female personalities, Actress Archana, contributions by three women in celluloid,  A film called Daasi, Iranian Film...
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
“It’s very unfortunate that the potential of children and youth in making positive social change in the society often has not been acknowledged by many elders. As a result, children with enormous ability to transform attitudes, behaviors and skills take long time to realize that they are one of the prime stakeholders in the society,” said Wimal Gunarathne, Director, Educational...
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
Mr. Asoka Abeygunawardana was a student leader at the University of Moratuwa in 1980s. He is an electrical engineer, an environmentalist and social activist, dedicated to promoting sustainable development and social justice.He was a former consultant to the Ministry of Power and Energy and the Ministry of Research and Technology. Mr. Abeygunawardana is the Executive Director of the Energy...
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
‘Extravagance’ an art exhibition by Gayan Prageeth, one of the islands strongest emerging artists, will be held at the Saskia Fernando Galleries from March 27 to April 25. With this exhibition, Gayan moves further into the serious topic of controversial politics facing the island over the past years. The subtlety with which he approaches his subject combined with a strong…
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
Home 2015 is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated buddy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on the 2007 Adam Rex’s children’s book The True Meaning of Smek day. When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on the Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he…
Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00
It was 75 years ago that Philip and Kusuma Gunawardena attended the sessions of the Indian National Congress at Ramgarh, representing the Lanka Sama Samaja Party. The LSSP had sent delegations to earlier Congress sessions, notably Robert Gunawardena and Edmund Samarakkody in 1938, and Leslie and Vivienne Goonewardene in 1939. For the first time that year, 1940, the Ceylon National…
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00
The National Green Award is the most recognized national awards ceremony conduct by the CEA for innovating and encouraging public for greening and cleaning the country by ensuring sustainable environment. Implementation of the appropriate development programs/Activities, while reducing the environmental pollution is the main objective of this program. Thereby reducing pollution and towards the clean and green...
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00
The 43rd commemoration of Phliph  Gunawardena  will be held at the Sri Sambuddhathva Mandira (Thummula) Colombo on March 28,2015 with Professor AVDS de Indraratna in the chair. The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Dayan Jayatilleka.
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00
Ananda College, Colombo has organized a special event to felicitate its old boys, who were recognized and appointed in prestigious posts in the recent past. The list includes a number of ministers, a senior judge and a chairman of a government body as well as General Sarath Fonseka, who was promoted to the rank of Field Marshal a week ago.
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday proclaimed the successful test of a wide-winged, solar-powered drone built to deliver wireless internet service to remote spots.The test flight of a drone prototype dubbed "Aquila" took place in Britain and was considered a milestone in an internet.org project to bring online access to billions more people around the planet."Aircraft like these will...
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00
The appearance day of Lord Sri Ramachandra Sri Rama Navami will be celebrated at the Kotahena Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple on March 28 (Saturday). According to a press release issued by the temple authorities, plans have been made to conduct special poojas and prayers at the premises throughout the day.  These sessions will commence in the morning.
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00
Sam Taylor-Johnson, the director of adult drama Fifty Shades of Grey, will not direct its planned two sequels.The artist and film-maker said she was “hugely grateful” to have been chosen to adapt EL James’s 2011 best-seller. She then wished “nothing but success to whosoever takes on the exciting challenges of films two and three”.
Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00

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