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Centrestage shines spotlight on young talent

Giving young talent a much-deserved platform in the country is Centrestage, a teen and youth talent contest organised by Chokolaate magazine, and the 2022 finals took place at the Royal MAS Arena, Colombo on 25 November. The night was one…

The ‘unseen colours’ of Prasanna Weerakkody, Lester Perera, and Lalith Senanayake

Group exhibition at the Colombo National Museum from 3 December Artists Prasanna Weerakkody, Lester Perera, and Lalith Senanayake are joining forces to present “Unseen Colours” at the Colombo National Museum from 3 to 16 December. The three artists work in…

Six contemporary artists’ work featured at ‘Hexa’

Three-day exhibition held at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery Hexa, a visual art exhibition that featured the work of six contemporary Sri Lankan artists, was held at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery from 25 to 27 November. The artists showcasing…

Piano virtuoso Shani Diluka to perform with CMSC

Classical music concert to take place on 6 December The Delegation of the EU to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, in association with the Chamber Music Society of Colombo (CMSC), presents a classical music concert on 6 December at the…

Acute stroke – in a nutshell 

By Dr. Dineshani Hettiarachchi Sirisena Strokes are a leading cause of mortality and morbidity the world over. One in four people have a lifetime risk of developing a stroke. Identifying that there is a gap in stroke awareness among the…

Artist spotlight: Lalith Senanayake: Creating art from waste

Lalith Senanayake developed his passion for the visual arts during secondary school. Post-schooling, he pursued his passion for wildlife arts and architectural scrap metal sculpture. Scrap metal welded and bent in his hands form awe-inspiring sculptures that capture the beauty…

From bae to zedonk, the Scrabble dictionary contains 500 new words

A few years ago, words such as bae and adorbs were not part of our vocabulary, but today, these are words that slip into conversation without us even realising that they are new additions. Similarly, these words also make it…

Dr. Patrick Mendis receives Lifetime Achievement honour in the US

By Marlon Ferreira in Los Angeles, California Sunday (13) was a landmark day for many Sri Lankans, who thronged the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, as the Sri Lanka Foundation in California honoured those who have performed exceptionally…

Remembering actor and radio announcer Alfred Perera

Veteran actor and senior radio announcer Alfred Perera passed away on Sunday (20) at the age of 93, and the film and media industries are paying tribute to him for his contributions over the years. Perera was a senior news…

Booker Prize 2022: ‘The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida’: A review by Stuart Cosgrove

By Stuart Cosgrove Crude as it may seem, I have always treated literary prizes much like a big sporting event, cheering on my favourites and punching the air when a victory is announced.  As a Scot married into a Sri…