Legendary English theatre director Jerome De Silva is marking 52 years in theatre, and 30 years since he formed ‘The Workshop Players’. Now, with a brand-new group, the ‘Lionel Wendt Workshop Players’ he is back with a trilingual, satirical play called ‘Akuna’ – on the boards at the Lionel Wendt today, tomorrow and on Sunday. Watch him on #TheDebrief with our Editor-in-Chief, Roel Raymond.
One of twin brothers that front the Sinhala reggae band ‘Jayasri’, Rohitha Jayalath sits with Roel Raymond on #TheDebrief this week to talk about how the band was formed, their journey, success and love for iconic musicians like David Bowie, Police, Prince and Dire Straits.
With the launch of the seventh edition of Colomboscope on the 21st of January, this year’s festival is set to showcase an array of artists from across the globe in a vibrant 9-day festival taking place across 6 unique and different locations.
On this episode of #TheDebrief, artist and activist Professor Chandraguptha Thenuwara talks to Roel Raymond about his childhood, how he became an artist and why he chooses to stand for human rights.
If the ’70s and ’80s had to be summed up in a single sentence, one could say it was among the most turbulent decades in Sri Lankan history.
Much has been said online and offline about Deepa Mehta’s adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai’s Funny Boy, particularly its casting choices and the boycott around the movie.
As Sri Lanka recovers from decades of conflict, reconciliation efforts must sometimes push the boundaries of creativity in order to truly affect change. One such effort is the unique route taken by Strengthening Reconciliation Processes in Sri Lanka (SRP) to promote peacebuilding through thought-provoking art forms.
Demonism and Witchcraft are still a strong influence on Sri Lankan society today. Perhaps much like it was in 1865 as written by Dandris de Silva Gooneratne.
H.R. Jothipala may not have been a critical darling, but there was no artist as close to the hearts of the people as he was.
While the celebrated Kandyan Dance is now performed across the island, not many people know about the traditional dances of the Low Country. Discover the masks, myths and rituals of the colourful Pahatha Rata Natum.
Kithul pani—the ubiquitous Sri Lankan syrup—is at risk of losing its traditionally varied flavour to a modern love for sugar. What do we lose when we add sugar to our pani, and how can we discourage the practice without harming the producers? Read more about the role this traditional treacle plays in today’s market.
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