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The Regional Center for Strategic Studies and the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies present the Shelton Kodikara Memorial Lecture in remembrance of Prof Shelton U Kodikara’s 20th anniversary of his passing away on December 16, 2014 at 3.30 pm at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies Auditorium, the lighthouse, 24, Horton Place, Colombo7.

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‘On Sale’ is an exhibition by artist Poornima Jayasinghe, featuring mixed media work on paper and installation, this exhibition plays with similarities between Pettah as a market place and the art market. The works on show are sold by kilogram and an installation of a weighing scale with a gunny bag plays the sounds of Pettah that she has recorded during her many...

Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00

‘Art of Light’, Roshan’s debut exhibition, will be held at the National Art Gallery from December 19 to 21. Roshan Fernando had won many accolades for his paintings while schooling at St Peter’s Boys’ School. However, he entered the photography field upon an invitation by photographer and family member Upul Fernando. Later Roshan took to photography studies at the National Photography Association...

Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00

Nil Wana Petha, collection of 15 environmental songs, will be launched on December 17 at 4.00 pm at the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporations Ananda Samarakoon Studio. The chief guest will be Prof Carlo Fonseka, while a special lecture on the collection will be delivered by veteran lyricist Dammika Bandara.

Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00

The Kalabushana State Awards Presentation Ceremony organized for the 30th consecutive year by the Department of Cultural Affairs will be held under the patronage of TB Ekanayaka, Minister of Culture and the Arts on December 14, 2014 at 9.30 am at the BMCH.  Three hundred and ninety-seven Sinhala, Tamil and Muslim artistes who have rendered a valuable service...

Full Article Sunday, 14 December 2014 00:00

The Kandy Music Society will present a concert of Christmas Choral music “In Dulci Jubilo” by three choirs – The Kandy Junior Singers, The Gospel Singers and The Peradeniya Singers on December 14, at the Girls’ High School Hall at 6.30 pm. The concert will be directed by Mrs. Bridget Halpé and Mrs. Haasinee Halpé Andree. All proceeds will be for the Lady Ridgeway Children’s Hospital, Colombo.

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The Cancer Care Association, Sri Lanka (CCASL) has organized its annual fund-raising program by staging Professor  Ediriweera Sarachchandra’s stage drama, ‘Maname’ on December 12 (Friday), 2014 at 3.00 pm and 6.30 pm at the  Bishops’ College Auditorium , Colombo.

Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00

‘My Hope UK Sri Lanka Foundation’ distributed schoolbags and shoes to the needy children. There is a series of distributing events. The first event was held at Horana Moragahakanta primary School and the second at Godakawela BIbilegama Maha Vidyalaya recently benefiting, 275 needy schoolchildren Sujith  Weerasinghe, who lives in the Great Britain, is the president of the My Hope UK Sri Lanka Foundation.

Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00

Professor JB Disanayaka will speak on ‘Royal Rituals in Thailand and Sri Lanka’ at the meeting of the Ceylon Society of Australia on December 12

Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00

Photograph of two male Hornbills fighting in the mid-air won the best photograph at ‘Birding with the 3rd Eye’ photographic exhibition organized by the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL). With their large beaks, Malabar-pied Hornbill is one of the larger birds inhabit in Sri Lanka. They sometimes fight for their mate combating on the wing checking their strengths on the beak.

Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00

Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leading hotel booking sites and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has announced the winners of its prestigious 2014 Gold Circle Awards, given to accommodations around the world that embody the best qualities of the online hospitality industry.   The Theva Residency was the only stand alone boutique hotel in Kandy to win the award in Sri Lanka.

Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00

A concert held on Saturday, November 22, 2014, featuring Bollywood singing sensation, Sunidhi Chauhan, has proved to be a "great show" based on enthusiastic audience feedback Organised by Imran Saibo, from event management leader Funtime, along with Dilshard Hassan ,businessman-turned promoter, the show was without a doubt the most spectacular, and successful, Bollywood-themed concert held in...

Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00

Emeritus Prof DCRA Goonetilleke has been awarded with the Lifetime’s Achievement Award in English at the Godage National Literary Awards 2014.Hailed in the West as “a well-established critic of twentieth-century and post-colonial literature as well as the leading authority on Sri Lankan English literature”, Emeritus Prof Goonetilleke holds a unique record in Sri Lanka as a productive, distinguished and...

Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00

Nalanda College ‘89 Group is celebrating their 25th Anniversary on December 13 (from 7:00 pm) at the Royal Ballroom of Hotel Grand Monarch, Thalawathugoda . Thilak Dias and friends ‘live band’ are to perform at the Silver Jubillee of the Nalanda ‘89 Group.

Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama delivers this message with the deepest sympathies on the demise of Dr. Lorna Dewaraja who authored, documenting the history of Sri Lankan Muslims with evidence in her creation called, The Muslims of Sri Lanka –One Thousand years of Ethnic Harmony (900-1915).Out of her creations, her work on this historical book at a time,...

Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00

On December 14, the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka performs its annual Christmas concert at the Ladies’ College Hall. Dushyanthi Perera will lead the orchestra in this family-focused concert. The program consists of an eclectic choice of composers, but past concerts are testament to Dushyanthi’s ability to integrate a diverse selection of music into a riveting performance.

Full Article Sunday, 07 December 2014 00:00

Rajakeeya Shilpa Yathra 2014, a one day G.C.E. O/L science seminar for the students of Piliyandala Educational Zone was held on November 2 at the Piliyandala Municipal Council Auditorium. The event was organized for the second consecutive year by the Old Royalists Association Piliyandala (ORAP).Over 450 students from 14-selected schools in the Piliyandala Educational zone participated.The event was graced by Educational officials...

Full Article Sunday, 30 November 2014 00:00

The Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka performs its annual Christmas concert at the Ladies’ College Hall on December 14.  Musician and conductor, Dushyanthi Perera, will lead the orchestra in this family-focused concert. The program consists of an eclectic choice of composers, but past concerts are testament to Dushyanthi’s ability to integrate a diverse selection of music into a riveting performance.

Full Article Sunday, 30 November 2014 00:00

The Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS), the premier organization for scientists in all disciplines is scheduled to hold its 70th Annual Sessions on December1 to 5, 2014 in Colombo.  The inauguration of the event will be held on December1 at the BMICH.  Theme for this year’s sessions is ““ENGAGE SCIENCE ENRICH SOCIETY”. The seminar on the theme referred...

Full Article Sunday, 30 November 2014 00:00

Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) limited will hold Airport Christmas Shopping Festival 2014/15 from December1, 2014 to January 31, 2015 for the 5th consecutive year. A press conference is organized on December 2014 to brief the media about this opportunity available for passengers at the BIA and MIRA to win valuable gifts.

Full Article Sunday, 30 November 2014 00:00

Promoting the next generation of friends of China is an important need. We wish to enroll and develop our youth to appreciate the People’s Republic of China with a Sri Lankan vision and a Sri Lankan perspective. As senior friends of China, we should not be frightened of the youth. When promoting People to People friendship with China, we consider...

Full Article Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00

At the outset let me honestly and sincerely state, this letter is to praise the most respected and venerated Pope Francis for his bold stance on very controversial matters concerning humans and in no way a sacrilege and help the church to eradicate this sex scandal once and for ever.

Full Article Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00

The life of people who engage in spiritual service is adored by all. It must be mentioned that such commitment and devotion can be seen from devotees practicing Krishna Consciousness in Sri Lanka. This is with regard to the building of a temple for Lord Vishnu in Kotahena. The Skanda Purana, a Hindu religious text, states that when devotees help construct a temple of this nature, such meritorious acts aid their ancestors, who are in hell, to free themselves from sins committed during past seven births. This eventually helps them attain eternal bliss in the aboard of Lord Vishnu.

Full Article Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00

The 21st Bunka (Cultural) Awards ceremony organized by the Japan Sri Lanka Friendship Cultural Fund was held on Saturday 1st November at the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Colombo 07. The Bunka Awards are presented annually by the Fund, which was established in 1993, on the initiative of the Japanese Solidarity Association and the Japanese Commerce and Industry Association in Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the Embassy of Japan. For the past twenty years, 113 such awards have been presented to mid-career individuals and organizations on the basis of their creative activities in culture and the arts, in order to encourage and promote individual and collective talent in these fields in Sri Lanka. 

Full Article Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00

On October 24th, a team of six Sri Lankans completed an overland expedition from Berlin to Battaramulla on four wheels and two. The 12,500 km route followed parts of the old hippie trail of the 60s and the historic Silk Road, and it was also the first time Sri Lankans had ever attempted this by motorcycle. The group was flagged off at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on the 15thof September by the Sri Lankan Ambassador H.E. Mr.Karunatilaka Amunugama, as well as representatives of other diplomatic missions and resident Sri Lankans in Germany.

Full Article Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00

The launch of Parani Hindi Chitrapata Geeta Vimarshana ( A research on Old Hindi Film Songs) and Sangeetha Sancharica ( a collection of academic articles) authored by Prof. Kolitha Bhanu Dissanayake will be held on November 26, 2014 at 3.00 p.m. at the Nawa Ranga Shalawa of the Faculty of Dancing of the University of Visual and Performing Arts, Albert Crescent Colombo 07. Parani Hindi Chitrapata Geeta Vimarshana, is confined to the in-depth study of Old Hindi Film Songs from 1931 to 1991. It is an ideological study of the music texture and music readings of the Old Hindi Film Songs. 

Full Article Sunday, 23 November 2014 00:00

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