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Leave enough time to see ‚ÄėThe Last Two Minutes‚Äô



CREATIVE TALENT IN PROGRESS: Two members of Sunera’s performing arts workshops in performance.

STAGE DRAMA: Audiences in Colombo, Galle and Tissamaharama will have the opportunity to see Sunera Foundation’s latest Drama

‚ÄúThe Last Two Minutes‚ÄĚ, which will be staged in Debarawewa Central College on May 26 at 2.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m., in Galle Town Hall on May 27 at 2.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. and at the Bishop‚Äôs College Auditorium, Colombo on 29 and May 30 at 7.15 p.m.

‚ÄúThe Last Two Minutes‚ÄĚ has been directed by Kalasuri Rohana Deva and choreographed by Ramani Damayanthi. Music is by Janaka Fonseka.


THRILLING ITS AUDIENCE: ‚ÄúThe Last Two Minutes‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúThe Last Two Minutes‚ÄĚ thrilled audiences at the Biennale of Theatre and Psychiatry in Northern Italy last year, where it won a Special Jury Award. This time, Sunera will be showcasing the creative talents of some of the members of Sunera‚Äôs performing arts workshops for those who have been traumatised by the tsunami.

In its Tsunami Theatre Outreach Project (T-TOP), which functions in six districts, Sunera utilises the performing arts to provide a therapeutic benefit to hundreds of children who were traumatised by the 2004 tsunami.

This project is funded by Deutsche Bank, Global Fund for Children, East-West Centre Hawaii, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, The Force of Nature Foundation and Siege Social Jules.


Lanka blooms in Cherry Blossom land



VETERAN PAINTER:
Jayasiri Semage

PAINTINGS: Sri Lanka‚Äôs most reputed artist, ‚ÄėKala Suri‚Äô Jayasiri Semage left for Japan on an invitation by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Japan. He would be in-charge of the complete artistic decorations of the ‚ÄėSri Lanka Festival 2007 to be held in the Yoyogi Park in Japan on May 26 and 27.

The festival is being organised by the Sri Lanka Embassy and at the entrance to the premises there would be a decorative Sri Lanka style arch-way (Torana) created by Semage. The grounds would be complete with many other ornamented pieces executed by him based on Sri Lankan traditional motifs belonging to the tradition of Sri Lankan art.

The art exhibition at the Yoyogi Park would in addition, will display 15 oil paintings by Semage depicting various vicissitudes of life in the background of the Sri Lankan rural environment.

The pandal that graced the entrance to the ‚ÄėAsia Pacific Exhibition‚Äô held in Fukuoka Japan in 1998 was also created by Semage. The Buddhist themes that were portrayed on it were appreciated by many.


Youth love blossoms under Tharuka Mal

CINEMA: Romance, trust, hopes...A gift for all those who have encountered young love...That’s Tharuka Mal for you. The film is made up of a series of intriguing episodes. add a dash of catchy tunes and some laughter. This movie is certainly one of a kind.

Rising star of the tele scene, Nadeesha Hemamali takes the lead role in her maiden movie with Tharuka Mal.The film will start screening from May 30 at Savoy and other EAP theatres island wide.

Credits:

Directed by Milton Jayawardana

Produced by Soma Edirisinghe

Script by K.D. Nicolas

Starring

Nadeesha Hemamali
Roshan Ranawana
Anarkali Akarsha
Muthu Tharanga
Pubudu Chathuranga
Pradeep Senanayake
Charudatta
Nalin Pradeep Uduwela

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