17 December 2018
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La nuit est encore jeune, film by Indika Udugampola goes to Singapore

la 1La nuit est encore jeune (The Night is Still Young), French film written and directed by Indika Udugampola, has been selected for the Singapore International Film Festival to be held from 04th –to 14th of December 2014. This is the first-ever French film made by a Sri Lankan filmmaker. Read more...

Costa Book Awards 2014 shortlists announced

costa 1The 2014 Costa Book Awards category shortlists have been announced - Samuel Johnson Prize winner and shortlisted contender for the Waterstones Book of the Year H is for Hawk has been nominated for the biography award. Read more...

Trojan Kanthavo: the artist’s tryst with destiny

1141941598trojenDharmasiri Bandaranayake’s last play, Trojan Kanthavo, a Sinhala adaptation of Euripides’ Trojan Women, took to the stage again recently, to both celebrate its 15th-year anniversary and raise much-needed funds for his art centre, Trikone. Read more...

Trojan women makes impact on Jaffna audiences - R. Krishnakumar in Jaffna

tr-1English translation of a Tamil review

Nobody wins a war. But the war emerges victorious in shattering human civilization and culture. Yet the war has been persistent down the ages. Likewise the resistance to it too has been there from the very inception. Whether it is (fought) in ancient Greece or Sri Lanka the war has given nothing but destruction. Read more...

Photographer René Burri, Who Photographed Che has died at 81

cheWorld-renowned Swiss photographer René Burri, known among others for his portraits of revolutionary hero Che Guevara and artist Pablo Picasso, died Monday in Zurich at the age of 81. Read more...

Poetry reading and discussion with Professor. K G Sankarapillai

SankarapillaiProfessor K. G. Sankarapillai is one of the best known poets in India and he has won a number of prestigious awards for his poetry. He writes in Malayalam language. His poems have been translated to many Indian languages and a number of western languages. Some of his poems have also been translated and published in the Sinhala language. In this interview, he says that it is the poets who write true history. Citing the example of Russia he mentions a number of poets who lived during the period of Stalin, and through their poetry revealed the depth of human suffering of their times. Read more...

The Planned Disappearance - John Joseph Clancey

 

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Shaveen Bandaranayake talks to us about his passion for film making

shaveenLLB graduate Shaveen Bandaranayake talks to us about his passion for film making, running an ad agency and training for a marathon Read more...

Eight Unusual Regional Festivals In India which are Stunning

 

onmal 1Being at festivals is like standing inside the mind of a culture as it dreams. They have the ability to be both extremely intimate and public spectacles at the same time. And in India there is no scarcity of festivals. Being such a diverse nation in all possible aspects, festivals around India depict diverse religious and social beliefs of the people.

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Understanding Chandraguptha Thenuwara's Art Practice

arrabbitad-1In the introduction of the exhibition catalogue After Shock - Conflict, Violence and Resolution in Contemporary Art, Yasmin Canvin states that 'In the 21st century socially or politically driven conflict and violence has become an omnipresent backdrop to our life'. This is may be why the majority of contemporary artists are constantly exploring and questioning conflict in diverse ways, raising their individual voice against the moments of violence. As Canvin elaborates, Read more...

Sri Lanka is a part of the world and the world a part of Sri Lanka - Asoka Handagama

 

asoka hadagama-06'our neighbor is not our enemy but a friend, a companion in our journey of life and that patience is essential' said by estival Director Mr. Asoka Handagama at the opening ceramony of International Film Festival held in Colombo'

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