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The‘Theertha Performance Platform 2015,’a performance art event that engages the Borella Junction area, organized by the Theertha International Artists’ Collective, is scheduled for March 13-16, 2015. The event will also engage the gallery spaces of the Red Dot Gallery and Lionel Wendt for exhibitions, workshops and seminars around performance...
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
Over the past few years, the Francophone Film Festival in Sri Lanka, has become an increasingly popular event among local movie lovers. Every year, the festival attracts large audiences. This year, Bonjour Cinema will be held from March26 to 29 at the National Film Corporation , Colombo.
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
Are you keen to study drama?  Are you hardworking and ambitious to become a competent theater artiste? Then the Diploma of Acting program conducted by the Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) or popularly known as Play House Kotte is the right choice for you. The program entails all round training such as acting, script-writing and analysis, directing, movement...
Full Article Saturday, 14 March 2015 00:00
Sri Lanka and Russia  marked its 58th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries on February 27, 2015 at the Russian Centre Auditorium in Colombo. The event was chaired by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Alexander Karchava, and attended by all members of the Sri Lanka-Russia Friendship Society.
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
The Marine Environment Protection Authority has organized an all-island competition to promote public awareness on ‘Marine Environment Protection’.  The competition is open to all schoolchildren under three categories as Grades 6, 7, 8 and 9, 10, 11 and 12, 13. The participants  can send  posters, essays and poetry on ’The Ocean is a resource for us’ or ‘It is our…
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
Sahitya Akademi, India has instituted a Fellowship named after Hindi writer Premchand during his 125th Birth Anniversary, which is offered every year to a person of eminence in the field of culture and literature from each SAARC Member State. The period of Fellowship is one month to three months depending on the convenience and availability of the writer/scholar and...
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
Selma, United States (AFP)-Tracing the footsteps of civil rights leaders who made his journey to the White House possible, President Barack Obama was on Saturday expected to visit Selma, Alabama to enlist a new generation in their fight. America’s first black president will mark the 50th anniversary of the fateful march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge, where brutal state suppression...
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
The Rotary Club of Battaramulla held a unique Rotary Day to take Rotary to its community. The club based in Battaramulla selected the Good Market at Diyatha Uyana to showcase its humanitarian work to the local community. Two hundred valuable indigenous plants were given away free of charge to visitors to the Rotary stall for planting in their gardens. Rotarians...
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
Kapuwa Kapothi, a hilarious play taken and adopted by Prof. Ediriweera Sarachchandra and EP Gunarathne from The Marriage- a Comedy play by the Russian writer Nikolai Gogol and produced by Lalitha Sarachchandra will be staged on March 15(Sunday) at the Lionel Wendt Theater, Colombo 7 at 3.30 p.m. and 7.00 p.m.
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
Saadaya Maarai, Salli Hamarai, the Sinhala adaptation of British playwright Ray Cooney's Funny Money, is the newest stage satire directed by cinema, teledrama and theater actor Dharmapriya Dias, will stage 2 special shows on March 14(Saturday), 2015 at the Lionel Wendt Theater Colombo 7 at 3.30pm and 7.00pm.
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
This girl lives at No: 214/1, Vijaya Lane, Halmillakatiya, Thunkama, Sri Lanka. She is a Grade 11 student of Halmillakatiya Maha Vidyalaya. She has been suffering from bone marrow cancer. She was admitted to cancer hospital in Maharagama and now she is under treatment in Rathnapura Base Hospital.
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
In a bid to harness and hone talent in the Gem and Jewelry sector, the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewelry Association has launched the Jewelry Design Awards for the 4th successive year. The winners will be awarded at a ceremony on September 3 at the...
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
The Cerebral Palsy Lanka Foundation (CPLF) the first organization for children with cerebral palsy in Sri Lanka has successfully completed two wheelchair donation camps in Ambalantota and Anuradhapura. The free camps will be taking place every Sunday in key locations across Sri Lanka until  April1 9, 2015. At each camp, specially-designed wheelchairs will be donated to children suffering from cerebral…
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
Gutikaamata Niyamithai; a hilarious play which depicts on how one loses his/her own identity in society, will be staged on March 13(Friday) at 3.30 pm and 7.00 pm at the Lionel Wendt Theater, Colombo 7 (Air conditioned).
Full Article Sunday, 08 March 2015 00:00
With the passing away of M.B.Mathmaluwe, the last candle has flickered out in that once-bright chandelier of Sri Lanka’s bilingual intellectuals. We became friends about a decade ago but, strangely, we never met. We wrote and spoke of books and men over the years. I will miss his epistles in his meticulous...
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 00:00
Stage Drama, Niyangala Premaya,will be staged on March 2 at  3.30 and 6.30pm at the Maradana Tower Hall Theater. The play will be directed by John Dinesh Sandaruwan and Sudesha Lakmali while music is handled by Lahiru Madivila.
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 12:00
A Sinhala adaptation of British playwright Ray Cooney’s Funny Money goes on the boards under the directorial vision of Dharmapriya Dias as Saadaya Maarai Salli Hamari on March 1 at 3.30 and 6.30 pm at the Puttalam Town Hall. The event is organized by Balasuriya Private Hospital Welfare Association– Puttalam. A Sri Lankan couple (Mr. and Mrs. Fernando), living in…
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 12:00
Lawrencege Manamalee, a play by Sujeewa Priyal Yaddehige, will be staged on March 7(Saturday) at 3.30 and 7.00pm at the Lionel Wendt Theater, Colombo 7. The play is written by Hemantha Prasad, directed by Sujeewa Priyal and produced by Praveen Kulasinghe. The cast consist of Janaka Siriwardene , Duleeka Marapana, Sampath Jayaweera, Maali Jayaweerage, Sujeewa  Priyal Yaddehige and Hemantha Prasad.…
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 12:00
The latest play, written and directed by Ajith Mendis, Kema Laesthi will be staged on March 7(Saturday) at 3.30 and 6.30pm at the Kuliyapitiya Central College Theatre. The cast consist of Sriyantha Mendis, Madini Malwattege, Janaka Kumbukage, Wasantha Wittachchi, Saman Hemarathne, Keerthi K. Ratnayake, Pradeep Arugama, Samantha Paranaliyanage. Music composition, sound...
Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 12:00

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