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The cinema of Bangladesh comes from Bengali language-based film industry, and revolves around Dhaka (Bangladesh). It has been significant film industry since the early 1970s. The industry is frequently referred to as “Dhallywood”. The dominant style of Bangladesh cinema is melodramatic cinema, which developed from 1947 to 1990 and characterize most feature films to date. The Film Festival features a wide range of Bangladesh cinema creations. The Film Festival is organized by Bangladesh High Commission to Sri Lanka, Colombo and National Corporation of Sri Lanka Present
Lords Restaurant hosts daily entertainment from 7pm onwards. Monday-Simply Hot live band – LBW Live sports and Show Bar-AJ Jazz (Saxophone and Flute) – Batsman RestaurantTuesday-Anna Anderson (Solo artist from Italy) – LBW Live sports and Show Bar-AJ Jazz (Saxophone and Flute) – Batsman Restaurant Wednesday-Simply Hot live band – LBW Live sports and Show Bar-AJ Jazz (Saxophone and Flute) – Batsman Restaurant Thursday-Simply Hot live band – LBW Live sports and Show Bar-AJ Jazz (Saxophone and Flute) – Batsman Restaurant Friday-The Coconuts (Sri Lankan Calypso) – LBW Live sports and Show Bar-AJ Jazz (Saxophone and Flute) – Batsman Restaurant Saturday-Simply Hot live band – LBW Live sports and Show Bar-The Coconuts (Sri Lankan Calypso) – LBW Live sports and Show Bar Sunday-Simply Hot live band – LBW Live sports and Show Bar-AJ Jazz (Saxophone and Flute) – Batsman Restaurant
A drama by the celebrated dramatist, Prof Ediriweera Sarachchandra, that utilises the traditions of nadagama (a type of rural folk theatre in Sri Lanka). Maname is a combination of theatrical craft, poetic sophistication and drama in which the elements in the folk theatre tradition have been adapted to modern stage. Maname features popular artistes like Sanath Wimalasiri, Namal Weerabahu, Janaka Munasinghe, Rajitha Hewathanthrige, Kasun Jayakody, Tharanga Kumari, Lakshani Amarathunga, Ganga Paranavithana, Hiran Nisha de Costa, Chaminda Mirihagalla and Upamali Ranathunga.
Royal Thai at Cinnamon Lakeside serves classic Thai cuisine within a roomy and authentic atmosphere. The wood flooring and intricate wood designs create a cosy ambience that is ideal for dining with friends and family. The spread is extensive with a delectable array of dishes and you can also experience the Thai Chef's specialty dishes. The special three-course set menu offers a choice of over 100 dishes.
With a laid back atmosphere, Tea Lounge at Cinnamon Grand is an ideal place to meet your friends and sip in a cup of tea and fresh delicacies. Located near the lobby, they serve High Tea featuring five kinds of sandwiches, four hot savouries and six desserts along with scorns and cookies, ice tea, tea and coffee.
An upscale restaurant with an extensive menu, IKOI TEI is a relaxing place in which to indulge in authentic Japanese cuisine that is expertly prepared.
SRI LANKAN painter and poet George Edward Claessen (1909-1999), one of the founder members of the Colombo ’43 Group, began experimenting with abstracts as early as 1948. He would later develop abstracts alongside his figurative work. By the 60s and up until his death in 1999, abstracts had become his definitive output. George Claessen’s daughter Esmeralda Claessen, will showcase an exciting range of his paintings at Paradise Road Gallery. George Claessen was in fact the only member of the Colombo ’43 Group to embrace abstract expressionism during his career. While exhibiting with the ’43 Group in London and Paris, he also regularly exhibited at the New Vision Gallery from the 1950s to 80s, which at one stage was the only gallery in London that featured abstracts. He wasn’t always keen to sell his work and is famously quoted as saying, “I enjoy what I do. I paint with a sense of integrity. I never compromised. I don’t care whether I am known or unknown.” Continuing his passion for art, Claessen received affirmation early on in his career when photographer and promoter of modern art, Lionel Wendt, who is credited with binding the founder members of the Colombo ’43 Group, bought all ten of Claessen’s works at the first ’43 Group exhibition in Colombo. George Claessen’s Timeless Mirror is a collection of his abstract and figurative works, which will be exhibited at Paradise Road Gallery.
T V S MENAKA sets foot to explore modern Sri Lankan art. His main objective is to experiment with different fresh art styles. His passion for art leads him to explore various materials such as canvas, wood, metal and plaster and ultimately to produce a unique piece of art. Menaka prefers to work freely, using colours and lines without any limitations or restrictions. He enjoys working with a fast rhythm, be it drawing, painting or constructing a piece of his own. “That is my style”, he says. “I really enjoy using colourful and strong lines in my paintings; my favourite subject is the human body, expressing activities such as sadness, happiness, excitement, sexuality and love.” Momentarily, Menaka is set to experiment with a combination of materials to create a sculpture on the canvas, a new art form, which Menaka describes as “non art”. Through this experiment, he has been able to improve his artistic views. He expresses his skills through many mediums and art styles such as abstract, expression, modernism and traditional. T V S Menaka’s work will be exhibited at Lords Art Gallery in Negombo.