Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry has emphasized that resolution of Kashmir dispute is vital to ensure peace, security and stability in the region.He was briefing the Ambassadors of five permanent members of the UN Security Council and the European Union based in Islamabad on important developments taking place in the region.
Chandraguptha Thenuwara returned to Sri Lanka after the completion of his Masters in Art at the Moscow State Institute and presented an exhibition titled ‘Moscow Paintings’ at the National Art Gallery in 1992. Twenty-three years later, Thenuwara is one of the few local established contemporary artists who has consistently presented exhibitions of his work either self-curated or in collaboration...
Jana karaliya, Theater Arts Foundation, led by veteran cinema and drama director Parakrama Niriella, prepares to enlist new artistes. The organizers request young artistes between 20 to 35 years to come to Namel-Malani Punchi Theater – Borella, on Monday 26 at 8 am for interviews. Preference will be given to those who are talented in singing and playing musical instruments; no fee is charged. For further information please contact 0718183976 and 0789190900.
Kala Pola 2015 - Sri Lanka’s annual open-air art fair will take place on January 25 at Nelum Pokuna Mawatha, Colombo 7. It will open at 8 am until 9 pm; free of charge to the public. The official ceremony will be at 5 pm, and the chief guest will be the High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka, Y K Sinha.
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 Hamarai on January 31 at 3.30 pm at the Colombo University’s New Art Center (Nawa Kalagaraya).
Veteran dramatist M Safeer and drama translator Jayalath S Gomes will be leaving the Island on January 27 following an invitation from Directorate of Art and Culture - Government of Goa to make three modern solo pieces with young artistes of Goa. Three modern solo pieces will also be directed by Prof Vidyanidhee Vanarase of India. All six solo performances will be...
The Holy Cross College emerged, in close proximity to Holy Cross Church, during the latter half of the 19th Century, with the initiative of a Burgher gentleman, named Brohier. Since then, day by day the school grew, reaching greater heights with “disciplined education” as a norm, and providing immense benefits to the motherland, while adding lots of attractive new features...
Indian Cultural Center, Colombo will be organizing a Hindustani Vocal Music Recital by Pandit Vinod Kumar Dwivedi at 6.00 pm on January19, 2015 at its auditorium located at 16/2, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7. Pandit Vinod Kumar Dwivedi is a noted Indian classical vocalist in the Dhrupad-Dhamar-genre of Hindustani classical music, and belonging to the Dharbhanga gharana.
The Government of India is offering scholarships to Sri Lankan nationals to study Hindi at the Kendriya Hindi Sansthan (Central Institute of Hindi), Agra, for the academic session 2015-2016. Applicants should have done Hindi as a subject at the GCE A/L or have done Madhyama or 100, 200 courses of KHS, Agra or any Hindi course conducted by Universities of Sri Lanka.
Indian Culture Center, Colombo organized a Bharatha Natyam Recital by Sathurthiga Sriakanthan at 6.00 pm on January 16, 2015 at its auditorium at 16/2 Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7. Sathurthiga has a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Kalaikaveri College. She completed her bachelor of Dance degree in Annamalai University. Presently, she is working as a Bharatha Natyam teacher at Hindi Ladies’ College.
‘Sinhabahu’ stage play of Prof. Ediriwira Sarachchandra will be staged on January 18(Sunday) at 3.30 pm and 7.00 pm at the air-conditioned Lionel Wendt Theater, Colombo 7. The play is organized by Jude Srimal. Tickets are available only at the Lionel Wendt Theater (All seats have been box- planned)
Lucian Bulathsinhala’s popular Drama ‘Tharavo Igilethi’ will be staged on the 23rd of January 23 (Friday) at the Maradana Tower Hall at 3.30 and 6.30 pm. Those taking part in the play are Ishara Wickramasinghe, Sumith Rathnayaka, Gamini Samarakoon, Harsha Bulathsinhala, Niroshan Wijesinghe, Ferni Roshini, Pinsara Samarasekara, Piumi Shanika and Anura Bandara Rajaguru.
Nari Burahti, the latest hilarious drama written and directed by Sarath Kothalawala, will stage two special shows on January 25(Sunday) at 3.30pm and 6.45 pm at the air-conditioned New Town Hall Colombo 7. With a host of artistes such as Sarath Kothalawala, Kumara Thirimadura, Pubudu Chathuranga, Mihira Sirithilaka, Sarath Chandrasiri, Hemantha Iriyagama, Chinthaka Peiris, Janaka Ranasinghe and Wajira...
The AME Awards which recognizes the world’s best in marketing and effectiveness, since founded in 1994, have continued to honor international campaigns that have brought about ground-breaking solutions for marketing problems. In the past, campaigns, which have addressed challenges in the marketplace by utilizing outstanding creative elements to successfully achieve marketing objectives, have clinched the awards.
Las Vegas, United States (AFP)- Drones, wearable computing and enormous, immersive TVs were in the spotlight at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show which wrapped up Friday in Las Vegas. Another big draw was the auto industry’s newest connected cars that can be virtually autonomous, and quirky alternative transportation solutions such as scooters and Segway-like vehicles.
The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) released its annual flagship research journal, the ‘Kadirgamar Review’ on January 1, 2015. Launched in 2012, this year the Institute published its third volume. Asanga Abeyagoonasekera, the executive director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute presented the Kadirgamar Review, to Mrs. Suganthie Kadirgamar.
A special sermon was held at Sacred Heart Church Rajagiriya yesterday to mark Rev. Fr. Stephen Abraham O.S.B serving fifty years in priesthood. Rev. Fr. Stephen, who had his initial education at St. John’s Dematagoda and St. Joseph’s College Maradana, entered priesthood in 1964. He served many institutes and held various administrative posts. His last ‘work station’ was St. Anthony’s College Katugastota in the capacity of Principal before retiring in 1994 (pic by Ravindra Dharmatilake)
The monthly public lecture organized by the Royal Asiatic Society will be held on 29th December (tomorrow) at 5pm at the Gamini Dissanayake auditorium, 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha Colombo 7.The lectures are delivered by Senior Lecturer Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies University of Sri Jayawardenapura Ven Dr Wijitadhamma and Chandana Jayawardena BSc Eng (Hons) on...
The history of the Alliance Française network in Sri Lanka with branches in Colombo - today known as the Alliance Française de Kotte in Colombo - Male, Jaffna, Kandy, Matara and Galle - dates back to the 30 January 1954 when a group of Sri Lankan francophiles decided to lay the foundation for an Alliance Française in Colombo which was consequently set up as a non profit-making institution with premises in Pettah.
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 December 28 at the Borella Namel Malani Punchi Theater at 3.30 and 6.45 pm.
The cast consists of Gihan Fernando, Jayani Senanayake, Giriraj Kaushalya, Anuradha Perera, Dayadewa Edirisinghe, Premjayantha Kapuge, Aloka Sampath and Anuradha Mallawaarachchi.
The CIC Sports Club recently organized a blood-donation campaign at the CIC Head Office in Colombo. A total of 73 CIC employees donated blood at the event which was attended by Samantha Ranatunga, Managing Director/CEO, CIC Holdings PLC and employees from the company’s different divisions. As a token of appreciation, all employees who participated in the initiative were given a special gift pack.
The Center for Professional Studies Colombo 7 has organized an end of the year party bash unlike any other. LA NOCHE will unfold at the Winchester Hall at the Kingsbury Hotel on December 28 from 7.00 pm onwards.
It will be a formal occasion, with a cocktail party and an after-event bash, and is organized to bring together the law student fraternity in the country.
An exhibition and sale of photographs by freelance photographer Chatrini Weeratunge and organized by Emerge Lanka Foundation in aid of its Reintegration Program, ‘Life as Art’ was held at the Barefoot Gallery from, November 28 to 30.‘Life as Art’ was a collection of photographs taken by Weeratunge over a decade, presented in different mediums to emphasize the art form of photography.
The Rotary Club of Kelaniya refurbished and handed over much-needed toilets to the students and staff of Gonawela Kelanitissa Vidyalaya recently. The donation was sponsored by the club. Speaking at the ceremony, president Rotary Club of Kelaniya, Melroy Peiris said that he would continuously strive to aid the schools and students of Kelaniya.
The Ministry of Defence and the Urban Development Authority join hands with the Colombo City Tour, the open deck city sightseeing service by Sri Lanka Tourism and Ebert Silva Holidays, to enable Sri Lankans and visitors from around the world to explore the wonders of Colombo. Fast transforming into a vibrant picturesque city with charmingly restored architectural edifices giving life...
Barefoot (PVT) Ltd today is a design house that produces beautiful handloom fabric, which is sold by the meter or made into a wide range of cleverly-created practical products. Today these are sold in three shops in Sri Lanka and exported around the world.
Barefoot was founded by Barbara Sansoni, an artist, writer and designer. Barbara created a brand that is synonymous with dazzling color and quirky creativity with a truly Sri Lankan flavor.