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Sunday, 27 December 2009





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Visions - a collection of colourful art expressions

One of the exhibits

'Visions', the art exhibition by the young and enthusiastic artist Menaka Karunaratne will be held at the National Art Gallery, Colombo 7 on January 3 and 4. A student of the Ceylon Society of Arts for one year she was guided by the instructions of tutors Pulasri Ediriweera and Jayantha Tissera. A former student of Kegalle Balika Maha Vidyalaya, Menaka's interest in art started off from her very young days. She offered the subject for her O/Levels and A/Levels and is happy that her interest in the subject has held her in good stead.

"My exhibition will contain about 30 exhibits comprising oil, acrylic and watercolours. The subjects I've chosen include portraits, landscapes, still life and wildlife as well. This year I won the first prize for wildlife painting, first prize for landscape, for all round artistry and the first prize for composition which focuses on creativity, colour combination and expression.

The prizes were awarded by the Ceylon Society of Arts", enlightens Menaka. The opening of 'Visions' will be held on January 2 at 3.30 p.m. The chief guests will be Basil Rajapaksa and Pushpa Rajapaksa. On that day Menaka will be launching her website

The exhibition is open to the public on January 3 and 4.

Gammanen Sidadiyata

A concert to mark the 75 years of veteran artist Rohana Baddege's contribution to the field of art will be held at the Elphinston Theatre on January 2010 , at 6.30 p.m.

Book launch


Jayasena Jayakody’s Sinhala novel Debayo will be launched at Dayawansa Jayakody Book Exhibition Hall, Ven S. Mahinda Mawatha, Colombo 10 on December 29.

Jayakody is the author of several other novels such as Amavessa Gothama Geethaya and Pichchamala.

Debayo is a Dayawansa Jayakody publication.

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