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The Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition 2015, jointly organized by the Colombo YMCA and the Rotary Club of Colombo North, will be held on the following dates.Semi Finals:   September 8-10, 2015, at the Lionel Wendt Theater, Colombo.

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The Paduru Party organized to raise funds for the book to be published, written by veteran cinema artistes, held at the Lions Activity Center in Rajagiriya was successful, according to the organizer Upul Devapriya. In a release, he states that the beautiful melodies from  yesteryears’  was sung by Iliyas Baig, Sohan Perera, Priyankara Perera, IsuruJayaratne and Suneth Walpola.

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Niyagala Premaya (The Blood Wedding) has been selected for National Youth Drama Festival 2015 finals. It will be staged on May 19 (6.30 pm) at the Western Province Aesthetic Art Center, Colombo. Niyagala Premaya is directed by John Dinesh Sandaruwan and Sudesha Lakmali, while original script is by Spanish Dramatist Federico Garcia Lorca. Music is provided by Lahiru Madivila. Chandima Karunadasa,...

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Mihin Lanka, Sri Lanka’s national low-cost carrier, on May 11(Monday),  proudly flew the critically-acclaimed Sri Lankan classical musician, Sunil Edirisinghe to Jakarta for an evening of music and entertainment, which was organized by the Sri Lankan community in Jakarta. The special concert titled ‘An Evening with Sunil Edirisinghe’ was sponsored by Mihin Lanka, in order to increase awareness...

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Celebrating 22 years of recognizing and awarding the best work in English by resident Sri Lankan writers, the Gratiaen Prize, awarded in affiliation with Standard Chartered Bank Sri Lanka, opened awards season with the shortlist announcement which was held on May 11 at the British Council, Colombo. The winner will be announced on June12 at the main prize event to be held at Park Street Mews, Colombo.

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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 May 23 at 7.00 pm at the British School in Colombo.

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Proving once again, that musical talent in Sri Lanka is of exceptional standard, The Revelations Academy Children’s Choir, comprising 21 children between the ages 10 to 14 years, made history by becoming the first-ever Sri Lankan children’s mixed voice group to win a Gold Diploma at the recently concluded fourth Vietnam International Choir Competition in Hoi An.

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Teclan Chamara Perera graduated from the University of Visual and Performing Arts with a special degree in Visual Arts, and now teaches at the Takshila Maha Vidyalaya, Horana. He held his first solo exhibition of paintings ‘My Feelings’ in 2009 at the Lionel Wendt. This was preceded by contributions to numerous group exhibitions.

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00

Miss Kamala J Peiris was one of those very rare individuals, who worked away from the limelight, but made a revolutionary and lasting contribution to the advancement of the formal primary education system of this country. The children in our primary schools, their teachers and schools, were part of her life.

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A group of Department of Prisons senior officers, led by Prison Commissioner, Lakshaman  Abeygunawardana left for Sydney, Australia on May 2 to attend an international training program at the Brush Farm Corrective Services Academy.

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Once, the Buddha and Ananda Maha Thera visited a monastery, where a monk was suffering from a contagious disease. The monk lay in a mess with no one looking after him. The Buddha himself washed the sick monk and placed him on a new bed. Afterwards, He admonished the other monks, “Monks, you have no either mother or father to look after you.

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Airline Academy held its 73rd Awards Ceremony at the Grand Oriental Hotel recently. Here a participant is receiving an award from the chief guest Tuan Kitchilan, Assistant Manager of Operations at Maldivian Airlines and Alitalia Airlines. Also, in the picture is  Deepal Perera, International Travel Consultant and Airline Professional Instructor. He conducted the course.

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00

Samutthna, the King’s College London Resource Center for Trauma, Displacement and Mental Health, has the prestige in conducting the first ever formal Dramatherapy Certificate Program in Sri Lanka. Registration for the 2nd intake is now open, and a limited number of students will be selected to follow this program.

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The 3rd Annual General Meeting and Fellowship Dinner of The Group of 70s of The Old Boys Association  of Zahira College, which was to be held on April 24 postponed due to unavoidable circumstances, will be held, insha Allah, on May 16 (Saturday) , 2015 at 7.00 pm at the college Swimming Pool Complex. Please confirm your participation to Zahran on 0773959830 or Ikram on 0771866648 by...

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If you are in the mood for this month's Rock Saturday, note it down and keep the date free. Some Christian rock if that's your genre. It's on May 30.The guys down from the Foursquare Church will be bringing you the music from 6:45 pm on wards. The concert will be held at the Tourist Board Auditorium and...

Full Article Saturday, 09 May 2015 00:00

Academic players of the University of Kelaniya, call out for the organizers who are interested in having the play Niyangala Premaya at their event. Niyangala Premaya is a translation of Spanish Dramatist, Federico Garcia Lorca’s The Blood Wedding.Some themes present in Niyangala Premaya are the cycle of life, the progression of time, choice, deception, fate, and nature.

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CELLSCAPES is an exhibition of painting which will be held at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery from May 16 to 18, 2015. There will be an exclusive preview on May 15.The artist behind Cellscapes is Shaanea who is a South Asian artist.

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Suba saha Yasa, a drama by Siman Nawagaththegama, will stage its special show on May 16 (Saturday) at 3.30 pm and 7.00 pm at the Lionel Wendt Theater Colombo 7. The cast is Sriyantha Mendis, Nihal Fernando, Kusum Renu, Kumara Thirimadura, Wasantha Wittachchi, Samadara Ariyawansa, Amaradasa Thalgahagoda, Thiwanka Nayomi, Rathna D. Nambuge, Upul Mahanama, Premakumara Dassanayake, Sujeewa Priyalal, Nimal Jayasinghe and W. Namal. Make-up...

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Vesak Full Moon beams over the sky scrapers. There is no other week in the Buddhist calendar when sublime qualities; friendliness, compassion altruistic joy and equanimity resurface at least in a little amount in numerous minds all over the world than this week annually. On this day, when the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing away occurred, resolution of everybody is doing something good.

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00

Mohamed Shazuli was appointed as Principal of Amal International School (AIS), Colombo 6 on April 1, 2015. Shazuli has a wide experience in the field of pedagogy, having joined Zahira College, Colombo as an assistant teacher. He was promoted as Grade Coordinator and then as Sectional Head and became the Vice Principal which post he relinquished and simultaneously retired prematurely from Government Service...

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00

VW de Silva (45), father of a seven-year-old child, is urgently in need of kidney to save his life. The kidney he needs is Group ‘O’ Positive or Negative. According to doctor’s advice, this operation has to be conducted within a short period of three weeks.  Any person willing to donate a kidney to save his life, please contact Vasu on – 0775881154, 0312235066 or Wijemuni   on 0722126514 The donor will be compensated .

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00

The Interact Club of Visakha  Vidyalaya proudly presents ILLUSION 2015 on May15, from 6.30 pm onwards at the Jeremias Dias Hall, Visakha Vidyalaya. Music fans are invited to witness the mystery unraveling in its fullest glory, bringing out the latest talent to stage with a mix of cultures and art with the talents of Maneesha  Mihirani, Ranul  Amarabandu, Sachini...

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The Government of Japan, on April 29, 2015 conferred one of its distinguished honors- ‘The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Rays’- on Mrs. Indrani Ariyaratne, former Secretary to the Medical Department, Embassy of Japan, in recognition for her long-term-outstanding contributions to the Embassy.

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Sanna Aaragalaya alias ‘Reading Sannasgala’ in Colombo, the line up of 15 books  that encapsulate his media work of a 30-year career, will be published on May 6, 2015 at 2.30 pm at the Tharanganee Film Hall of Sri Lanka Film Cooperation. Sanwada Sanyojanaa, Kathwa, Gemba, Sathyagaraya, Paththara Praashna saha Aththa Uththra and Akuru Athara Katha  are among the books that are  to be released.

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The winner of best play, best direction along with seven other awards of the State Theater Festival 2015, Meya Thuwakkuwak Nowe written and directed by Chamila Priyanka will stage two special shows on May 17(Sunday) at 3.30 pm and 7.00 pm at the Lionel Wendt Theater, Colombo 7.

Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00

 Hunuwataye Kathawa, the drama by Henry Jayasena, will stage two special shows on May15 (Friday) at 3.30 pm and 7.00 pm at the Lionel Wendt Theater, Colombo 7. Nalin Pradeep Uduwela, Ruvini Manamperi, Prasanajith Abeysooriya, Nimal Jayasignhe, Indika Ferdinando, Niluka Rajamanthri, Lalith Janakantha, Chamika Hathlahawatte along with many artistes will perform in the play, while lighting...

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