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Floral Diplomacy: The Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands hosts floriculture event at National Day celebrations

On Wednesday, 25 April the Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands perfumed Trace Expert City with the scent of flowers, as it held a series of events to celebrate the floriculture industries of Sri Lanka and the Netherlands. The programme consisted of a floral arrangement...
Posted On 05 May 2018
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JAT Holdings announces unique initiative to rejuvenate Temple Art

JAT Holdings has created a unique initiative to breathe new life into discarded temple flowers. Beginning April 2018, JAT Holdings will begin production of Petal Paint – paints made from the pigment of discarded temple flowers, to be used in the restoration of sacred Temple...
Posted On 03 May 2018
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Sri Lankan Artist Shaanea, to exhibit in Mumbai

- Art for a cause Janata Seva Sangh (Mumbai, India) is a non-profit trust established by the former Mayor of Mumbai, Dr Prabhakar S. Pai in 1962, as a service to the community, to provide free medical services and other aid to the underprivileged. The cultural arm of Janata Seva...
Posted On 10 Apr 2018
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Fashion Meets Art at Colombo Fashion Week to Celebrate the Collaboration

Art Connect returns for its 5th edition with 6 of Sri Lanka’s most acclaimed artists under the theme ‘Co-Liberate’ Celebrating its 15th year since inception, this season of HSBC Colombo Fashion Week will see the 5th edition of the collaboration between fashion and art – CFW...
Posted On 25 Mar 2018
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‘Escape 02’ – an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Priya Goonetilleke

‘Escape 02’, an exhibition of paintings and drawings by Priya Goonetilleke will be held over the weekend of 10th and 11th March 2018 from 10am to 8pm at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery in Colombo 07. This exhibition features around 100 pieces of work, both large and small, done in...
Posted On 04 Mar 2018
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Kala Pola celebrates 25 years of street art mart in Sri Lanka

Silver Jubilee edition on Sunday 25 February 2018 The much-anticipated silver jubilee edition of Sri Lanka’s renowned open-air art fair – Kala Pola – unveils on Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha in Colombo 07, on Sunday, 25th February 2018 under the distinguished patronage of H.E....
Posted On 17 Feb 2018
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SEGAR’S STORY : In conversation with Raja Segar on his 25 years at Kala Pola.

Raja Segar is one of Sri Lanka’s finest contemporary artists; his paintings and sculptures have brought him global recognition, having been exhibited at galleries across Australia, England and India. Born in 1959, Segar came from a humble background and simple family life.  After...
Posted On 11 Feb 2018
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That’s our George! – celebrating the Life and Times of the legendary George Keyt

By Ryan Holsinger and Natalie Soysa  In 1901 Ceylon was firmly in the grip of the British empire. Some might even say – comfortably so. For, unlike over the Palk Straight in India, where the colonial government was dealing with an increasingly violent rejection of their...
Posted On 04 Feb 2018
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Website launched to celebrate Kala Pola’s silver jubilee

In commemoration of the 25th anniversary this year of Kala Pola, The John Keells Foundation together with The George Keyt Foundation launched the official website for Kala Pola – Sri Lanka’s annual open air art fair. The website offers visitors an insight into the history of Kala...
Posted On 04 Feb 2018
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That’s our George! – celebrating the Life and Times of the legendary George Keyt

By Ryan Holsinger and Natalie Soysa In 1901 Ceylon was firmly in the grip of the British empire. Some might even say – comfortably so. For, unlike over the Palk Straight in India, where the colonial government was dealing with an increasingly violent rejection of their...
Posted On 26 Jan 2018
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DFCC Bank supports literature and art – official banking partner at 2018 Fairway Galle Literary Festival

As the official banking partner for the Fairway Galle Literary Festival to be held from 24th to 28th January 2018, DFCC Bank aims to strengthen its commitment to supporting literature and art in Sri Lanka. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between Mr. Lakshman...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
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Now a permanent roadside gallery for ‘Green Path’ artists

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open Sri Lanka’s first permanent road-side gallery for the 60 plus artists who sell their work on the side-walks of Green Path, along the leafy, Viharamahadevi Park in Colombo 07. The project, initiated by Hon Faiszer Musthapha, Minister of...
Posted On 29 Dec 2017