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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 England for the...

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. This show is organized by Jude...

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

Play, Sutigamarala saha Raigambanda, will be staged on March 7 at 3.30 and 6.45pm at the Namel Malani Punchi Theater to raise funds to treat veteran dramatist Premadasa Vithanage, who is currently in a critical condition. Vithanage served the field for more than four decades as an actor on stage...

Full Article Sunday, 01 March 2015 12:00

As one of the worlds’ most prestigious universities, Harvard attracts applications from the best students around the world. Usually, each year, the University takes just one student from Sri Lanka from a large pool of excellent applicants. Elizabeth Moir School recently celebrated a remarkable achievement, as another of their students gained entry to Harvard; the fifth to do so in the last eight years.

Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

Hillwood College Kandy in collaboration with Trinity College Kandy proudly presents ‘Naada Noo Paa’ a cultural show to celebrate their 125th Anniversary on February 27, 2015. For the past 124 years, Hillwood College has stood prestigiously in the Hill Capital as a leading girls’ college which has functioned under the vision ‘To be the centre of excellence in holistic education’.

Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

Silumina Newspaper journalist, Nishani Lasitha Herath Banneheka was awarded with an honorary title of Saama Sri Deshabhimani by the Whole Nations’ New Samangi Organization recently. The organization has selected 48 persons, who engaged in respectable social and religious services. Here, Nishani Herath is appreciated by the organization officials.

Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

Paris, France (AFP)- Kristen Stewart on Friday became the first American actress to win a Cesar, France’s equivalent of the Oscars, while “Timbuktu” won seven awards including best film for its portrayal of northern Mali under jihadist control. “Twilight” star Stewart received the best supporting actress award for her role alongside Juliette Binoche in “Clouds of Sils Maria”.

Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

Jayantha Amarasinghe, Professor of Sinhala, University of Ruhuna will deliver a speech on Modern Sinhala Poetry: In Between Tradition and Modern on February 23, 2015 at 5.00 pm at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium, 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7. The lecture is organized by the Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka. All are welcome.

Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

The High Commission of India and Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo in collaboration with Sri Lanka-India Society and Taj Samudra, Colombo organize a  Bollywood Extravaganza by A to Z Hot Dance  Group from India  at the New Kathiresan Hall, No 339 Galle Road, Bambalapitiya on February 26, (Thursday) 7.00 pm at No 339, Galle Road, Bambalapitiya.

Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

It’s usual for such reminiscences to be overly laudatory, sentimental, and even maudlin, when we recall the life of a friend that has passed. Richard was more, much more, than just that. He was my teacher, guide, a mentor and a path-breaker. Richard was everyman. His awful singing when in his cups, his manic bike riding, his total lack of respect for everything that we had been taught to revere; is/was the stuff of minor legend.

Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

Gabbara Minisa (Pregnant Man), the latest comic stage drama of Sriyantha Mendis, will have its special shows on March 1(Sunday) at 3.30 pm and 6.30 pm at the Kandy Katugasthota St Anthonys’ College Theater with, Sriyantha Mendis, Kusum Renu, Sarath Kothalawela, Wasantha Vittachchi, Malkanthi Jaysinghe, Sujeewa Priyalal, Mihiri Priyangani

Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

The Cerebral Palsy Lanka Foundation (CPLF) Sri Lanka will host a series of special wheelchair donation camps for children affected by the disorder. The free camps will take place every Sunday on February 15 to April 19 2015, and specially designed wheelchairs will be donated to children suffering from cerebral palsy. The camps are designed to enhance the mobility of affected children and...

Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

The Salvation Army’s Chief of the Staff Commissioner William A. Roberts, and his wife, Commissioner Nancy Roberts, World Secretary for Women’s Ministries, will pay a 5-day visit to Sri Lanka from February 19 to 24, 2015. The Salvation Army Church is celebrating the 150th Anniversary this year in London. The Church is well known as one of the largest social-care providers.

Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

Indian Cultural Center, Colombo will present ‘Shankuleela’, a Kathakali and Mohiniyattam performance by Hirimbura Gamage Madusanka Priyadesha, Leakhani Wathsala Jayasinghe and Jaystheepa Sakthivel on February 23(Monday) at 6.00 pm, at its auditorium located at 16/2, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7.

Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

Sage, India has released the first comprehensive study that analyses the evolution of the media in post-colonial Sri Lanka. Titled ‘Embattled Media: Democracy, Governance and Reform in Sri Lanka’ and edited by William Crawley, David Page, and Kishali Pinto-Jayawardena, the book contains endorsements by Sir Geoffrey Robertson QC, Prof James Curran and others. Contributors include experienced...

Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

Indian Cultural Center, Colombo in association with the Hindu Educational Society and Virakesari is organising Sri Thyagaraja Aradhana, an annual musical festival paying homage to the great Carnatic music composer Thyagaraja, on  February 27, 2015 at  6 pm at the Saraswathie Hall, No. 75, Lorenz Road, Colombo 4.

Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

Thun Mallu written and directed by Bhuddika Dhamayantha will be staged on Sunday March 8 (Sunday) at 3.30 pm and 7.00 pm at the Lionel Wendt. This play is based around two youngsters living in a rented house trying to make a living by operating a political magazine that speaks against the government. Mahendra Weerarathne, Ayesha Dissanayake, Rajitha Hewathanthri are in action and...

Full Article Sunday, 22 February 2015 00:00

Dr. indrajith Coomaraswmy (Former Director, Economic Affairs, Commonwealth Secretariat) will deliver a lecture on ‘the role of the state in economic reform in Sri Lanka’ on February 25 (Wednesday) at 4.30 pm at the ICES Auditorium, 2, Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8.    

Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00

Attorney-at-Law Yasantha  Kodagoda has been appointed as an Additional Solicitor General and a President's Counsel.Kodagoda’s appointments have been made taking into consideration his professional eminence at the Bar and seniority. His appointment as President's Counsel was made by the President Maithripala Sirisena on February 11.

Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00

Expose Forum (E-Forum) will be held on February 19 from 5pm onwards at the BMICH. The event is organized by the Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, University of Moratuwa.According to a release issued by the organisers of the event, the event features a panel discussion with industry experts and the academia. It also showcases groundbreaking research feats for the current...

Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00

The International Military Sport Council (CISM) Day Run 2015 will take place on February 22, 2015 (Sunday) with the participation of the Tri Services Commanders Commander of the Army Lieutenant General Daya Rathnayake, Commander of the Navy Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera and Commander of the Air Force and present president of the Defence Services Sports Board Air Marshal Kolitha Gunatilleke. 

Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00

The Colombo School of Arts (CSA), the international school with a Mission to inspire and empower students by providing them with a holistic education, is now open on Jawatte Road. As part of its unique approach to education in the country, The CSA is offering First Year Scholarships to Ordinary and Advanced Level students, who are prepared to work hard to obtain superior exam results.

Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00

The internationally-acclaimed comedian, Russell Peters will perform live in Sri Lanka on February 25 at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Center, Colombo. This Canadian who understates himself by saying he’s“ Almost famous” is one of the finest performers and has chosen Sri Lanka as a destination of his world tour. His prowess to have the audience engaged in rip roaring...

Full Article Sunday, 15 February 2015 00:00

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