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A pleasant night out at the Wendt

A pleasant night out at the Wendt

Praise the Lord! Theatre in Sri Lanka is slowly and surely making a comeback. The past couple of weeks have seen Sinhala theatre companies and smaller independent groups taking the incremental steps to open up the industry. With ‘Art’ being the first English theatrical show to be staged at the Lionel Wendt in just over [...]

Music and fashion take centre stage

Music and fashion take centre stage

The first mainstream music video by Soundarie David Rodrigo for her song ‘Complicated’ was released on Thursday (April 1), launching the ‘Composed by odel.lk’ initiative. Odel.lk the e-commerce portal of one of Sri Lanka’s biggest retailers, is promoting its upcoming collections whilst partnering with artists to collaborate on videos that would help the artists bring [...]

A unique flair for surface patterns

A unique flair for surface patterns

Heshari Palihawadana proudly says that she is a surface pattern designer as she launched her first ready-to-wear collection ‘Tropical Sunset by Ayo’ on Thursday at the Design Collective Store. Heshari is the founder of Pattern Motive and its sub-brand Ayo by Pattern Motive. Surface pattern design is the process of creating art for surfaces of [...]

Crack open a pinata for chocolate goodness this Easter

Crack open a pinata for chocolate goodness this Easter

Today is Easter Sunday and with Easter eggs all the rage during this time with everyone being excited to hunt for the surprises inside, our Dishy Adventure features the Pinata cake. Homebaker Raashida Shamsudeen who began the Brownie and Tart Company just a little after last year’s COVID-19 lockdown is bringing to the market something [...]

Mirror

The Future is keyless thanks to the Igloohome Smart Padlock

The Future is keyless thanks to the Igloohome Smart Padlock

Padlocks are a tried and tested method of keeping something safe. Be it a postbox, a safe or even a cargo container, a padlock will in most cases, protect your belongings from theft. But somewhere along the line, someone had an idea to make a padlock more intelligent. Thus, we have the Igloohome Smart Padlock. [...]

Seats filled for first all-civilian spaceflight crew

Seats filled for first all-civilian spaceflight crew

(Reuters) – A college science professor and an aerospace data analyst were named on Tuesday to round out a four-member crew for a SpaceX launch into orbit planned later this year billed as the first all-civilian spaceflight in history. The two latest citizen astronauts were introduced at a news briefing livestreamed from the Kennedy Space [...]

TV Times

Easter indulgences at Kingsbury

Easter indulgences at Kingsbury

Easter celebration with the true spirit of Easter with a delectable spread of goodies and meals will be held at the Kingsbury hotel today The Hotel’s famous chocolates comes in the guise of cute Easter bunnies and a variety of Easter eggs, while a range of seasonal cakes in a range of flavours are also [...]

‘One stop Shop for Music’: Riversheen School of Music expands

‘One stop Shop for Music’: Riversheen School of Music expands

‘Moratuwa Music Orchestra’, the very first brain child of the newly formed -‘One stop Shop for Music’ is now ready to walk through the musical lanes in Sri Lanka. ?‘One stop Shop for Music’ is an all purpose music shop, which caters to needs and wants of the music minded Moratuwaites. Veteran musician Melantha Perera [...]

Paul Simon sells catalog to Sony Music Publishing

Paul Simon?has sold his publishing rights to?Sony Music?Publishing, the company announced Wednesday — marking the latest blockbuster catalog deal in the booming music-rights acquisition space. Sony bought the total collection of his catalog, a spokesperson said, but declined to give financial details of the deal. With the acquisition, Sony now owns one of the most [...]

MINISTRY OF CRAB RECOGNIZED AS ONE ASIA’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS FOR THE 7th YEAR!

MINISTRY OF CRAB RECOGNIZED AS ONE ASIA’S 50 BEST RESTAURANTS FOR THE 7th YEAR!

Ministry of Crab Colombo secured a position as one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants sponsored by San Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, once again, marking its 7th year on the coveted list. Given the current global pandemic, the 2021 list was unveiled via a virtual awards ceremony, which was live streamed across the globe on the [...]

From a hired assassin by intelligence agencies to Nobody

From a hired assassin by intelligence agencies to Nobody

Hollywood thriller ‘Nobody’, a story around a bystander who intervenes to help a woman being harassed by a group of men becomes the target of a vengeful drug lord will be released in theatres from April 9. Directed by Ilya Naishuller, the film stars Bob Odenkirk, Connie Nielsen, RZA, Aleksei Serebryakov, and Christopher Lloyd. Emmy [...]

‘Ranghabumi’ features Negombo’s Pasan chanting

‘Ranghabumi’ features Negombo’s Pasan chanting

National Rupavahini’s ‘Rangabhumi’a televison programme dedicated for the theatre and drama recently featured chanting ‘Pasan’ and ‘Lathoni’, traditional Christian lentern chants from Negmobo. The traditional singing sung during the 40 days of Lentern period specially in Westerb coastal areas like Negomob, Wennappuwa, Chilaw and in Maggona. The programme was participated by Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne who [...]

Goethe Institute celebrates Joseph Beuys’ 100th Birthday

Goethe Institute celebrates Joseph Beuys’ 100th Birthday

Celebrating the life and artistic journey of renowned German sculpture and theorist Joseph Beuys on his 100th birth anniversary, Goethe Institute Colombo will present an online screening of a documentary directed by Andres Veiel at 5 pm from May 11 to 13. Made in German, 107 minute documentary is subtitled in English. Few German cultural [...]

“Sinhabahu” at Lionel Wendt today

“Sinhabahu” at Lionel Wendt today

“Sinhabahu” one of the greatest theatrical production by Prof. Ediriweera Sarachchandra, will be staged at 3.30 p.m & 7.00 p.m. on April 4 at Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo 7. The stylised play which has won the hearts of many theatre goers of all ages is a prescribed text for the GCE Ordinary Level Sinhala syllabus. [...]

‘Nari Bena’ and Jasaya and Lenchina back in theatre

Following nearly one year long closure of theatres some of the popular plays are now being performed back in theatres. The late Dayananda Gunawardena’s ever popular “Nari Bena” and “Jasaya Saha Lenchina” will go on the boards at? 3.30 pm and 7 pm on April 9 at Lionel Wendt Theatre Colombo 7.   A number [...]

‘Sakunthalaya’, influence of classic Sanskrit poetry on theatre

‘Sakunthalaya’, influence of classic Sanskrit poetry on theatre

Sakunthalaya Sinhala theatrical production made based on Mahabharatha story will be staged at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm on April 10 at Namel Malani Punchi theatre in Boreella. Originally written by classical Sanskrit writer and poet Kalidasa and translated to Sinahal by D. E. Hettiarachhi and Piyadasa Nissanka, the book is a prescribed text for [...]

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