Sokari at Punchi Theatre
Jaliya Rajapakshe's Sokari, an old folk drama in Sri Lanka, will be
staged at the Namel Malini Punchi Theatre, Borella on December 2 at 3.30
pm and 6.45 pm.
Safeer on training mission
Veteran dramatist M. Safeer and young Dramatists of Inter Act Art
black box team S.Dayalan, Thivanka Ranasinghe, Reggie Chandima and the
drama translater Jayalath S. Gomes will be leaving the Island on
November 28 for Flame, school of performing art in Pune, India to train
the final year students of the university on the modern performing art
and to Create a Theater Production.
M. Safeer and the team will spend about four weeks with the final
year students teaching them about the modern trends in Theatre art,
Movement, flexibly of the body and its usage for dancing and will
produce a Theatre Production which will be perform at the university at
This is the first time a Sri Lankan Theatre group has been invited by
a foreign country. M.Safeer is the pioneer to introduce Black Box
Theatre to Sri Lanka and is the person who organised the first ever
International Theatre Festival in Sri Lanka in 2012.
Exhibition of Sri Lankan Art 2012
The George Keyt Foundation in association with Nations Trust Bank and
American Express Cards will hold an exhibition of Sri Lankan Art 2012 at
J.D.A. Perera Galleries, Horton Place, Colombo 7 from November 27 to
Dr. Lester James Peries and Mrs. Sumitra Peries will be chief guests
at the preview on November 26 at 6 pm.
The exhibition will be open from 10 am to 6.30 pm.
Lecture on English literature
Prof D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke will deliver a lecture on the Interface of
English Literature, Language and Politics in Sri Lanka, at the Gamini
Dissanayake Auditorium, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7 tomorrow
at 5 pm. Prof Goonetilleke is a leading authority on Sri Lankan
literature in English.
His books on the subject are Sri Lankan English Literature and the
Sri Lankan People 1917-2003, Kaleidoscope; An Anthology of Sri Lankan
English Literature and Kaleidoscope, Volume 2, all published by Vijitha
Yapa. The lecture is organised by the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri
Kurulu Paradeesaye at BMICH
Lanka Shantha and Sunil Shantha Society will present a musical
concert titled Kurulu Paradeesaye at the BMICH on November 28 at 6 pm to
mark veteran singer Ivor Dennis' 80th birthday.
Ivor Dennis, T.M. Jayaratne, Nalini Ranasinghe Edward Jayakody, Nelu
Adikari, Darshana Pramod Nissanka, Lesley Fernando and Amali Devmini
Fernando will participate in the program. Prof. Kolitha Bhanu,
Dissanayake will deliver the keynote address.
Bandula Vithanage's latest drama Romaya Ginigani will be staged at
the YMBA auditorium, Hatton on December 6 at 11 am and 6.30 pm.
The cast includes Sampath Thennakoon, Ratna Lalani Jayakody, Bandula
Vithanage, Ayesha Dissanayake, Upali Bandara, Thilini Priyanvada and
Balloth Ekka Bae at Punchi Theatre
Ravindra Ariyarathne's Balloth Ekka Bae will be staged at the Namel
Malini Punchi Thatre, Borella on November 30 at 3.30 pm and 6.45 pm. The
cast includes Wijaya Nandasiri, Kumara Thirimadura, Roshan Pilapitiya,
Gihan Fernando and Anusha Disanayaka.
Menaka de Fonseka Sahabandu
SOSL Christmas concert
The annual Christmas concert by the Symphony Orchestra will be held
at the Ladies’ College Hall on December 15 at 7 pm.
The orchestra will be conducted by Dr. Ajith Abayasekera and will
feature the Soprano Menaka de Fonseka Sahabandu and the Menaka singers.
The program includes not only popular Christmas Carols but also the
Hallelujah Chorus by Handel, the overture to the Merry Wives of Windsor,
Elgar's Pomp and Circumstances No 4 and the Carol Fantasia by John Fox.
‘Open Air’ art exhibition at Harold Peries Gallery
Ifthikar Cader will hold an exhibition of his paintings entitled “In
the tradition of Plein-Air Realism” at the Harold Peiris Gallery, Lionel
Wendt on December 8 and 9 from 10 am. to 7.30 pm. “Plein Air” painting
is French for “open air” where the artist has to capture the essence of
the scene quickly before the light changes and affects colours in both
shadows and lighted areas. Today, especially in the USA, the UK and
Europe plein-air is gaining popularity by leaps and bounds.
Ifthi uses the finest of materials to paint and will not substitute
quality. Most of his paintings are on linen canvas but he also sometimes
uses good quality cotton canvas made in the USA.
He also uses Artist Quality Colours which is the highest grade
available and Winsor Newton painting medium to thin his paints.
Sudu Lihiniyo goes to Tower Hall
Sunil Samarakoon's Sudu Lihiniyo will be staged at the Tower Hall on
November 29 at 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. The cast includes Lakshman
Arachchige, Ajith Kotuwila, Sanju Divaratne, Thilakaratne Liyanage,
Damian Jayalath and Surangi Nirushani.
As a filmmaker I appreciate the efforts by the European Union every
year to organise the European Film Festival.
Ini Avan will be screened in theatre halls in France from February
2013 and in Sri Lanka it will be screened at the EAP film circuit from
Angara Ganga Gala Basi
The cast of the drama
with director Ranjith Dharmakeerthi
The Muhurath ceremony for the new production of the popular drama
Angara Ganga Gala Basi was held recently. It is directed by Ranjith
Dharmakeerthi. The cast includes Sunethra Sarachchandra, Neil Alles,
Nissanka Diddeniya, Jayalath Manoratne, Elson Divituragama, Daya Alwis
and Somalatha Subasinghe.
Wasantha Namaskara's latest exhibition entitled Kottitha Sutra will
be held at the Sri Sambuddhatva Jayanthi auditorium, Ampitiya, Kandy
from December 1 to 30.
Divi Magata Alokayak
Ven. Horagasare Dhammakkhanda Thera's latest book Divi Magata
Alokayak will be launched at the Dayawansa Jayakody Bookshop, Colombo 10
on December 4 at 10 a.m.
It is a Dayawansa Jayakody publication.
Muslim Law of Succession, a guide in English
Al-Ameen Law Report Vol. V – 2012 – English Muslim Law of Succession
– A Guide in English and Al-Ameen Law Report Vol. V will be launched on
December 2 at the Hotel Ranmuthu, Colombo 3.
The chief guest will be Justice Saleem Marsoof PC, and the guest of
honour Shibly Aziz, past president of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka.
Ikram Mohamed PC and Wijedasa Rajapaksa PC, MP, President BASL will
review the books. Faisz Musthapha PC will preside.
The books deal with the Muslim Law of Succession which is a complex
The Law Report is the fifth volume of decided cases of the Board of
Quazis, Wakfs Tribunal, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
K. Ariyasinghe's Vidyava is a collection of G.C.E. O/L Science
question papers, from 2001 to 2011 with model answers. It is a Sarasavi
Premachandra Alwis's latest book Padaruth Vidi is a useful guide for
journalists, writers and students who wish to write grammatically
correct Sinhala. He gives copious examples to illustrate how the
language has been misused by those who should write good Sinhala.
Padaruth Vidi is a Sooriya publication.