Pradeepanjalee - XV11:
A fitting tribute to Ravi Shankar
Pradeepanjalee XV11 held on February 23 at the
Lionel Wendt Theatre transpired into a delightful evening of music.
Pradeep Ratnayake’s virtuosity on the Sitar was demonstrated to a
Sri Lankan audience without any emotions being held back. Pradeep’s
characteristic approach to shaping melodic phrases was gracefully
served to an audience that understood him, cared for him, and loved
him as an artiste of great musical taste.
An author of unshakeable convictions
In this era where a global media culture is now
sweeping across oceans and national borders believing that the pen
is mightier than the sword can surely open paths that lead to
spectacular accomplishments that the rawness of steels could never
fulfil when the need for sensitivity and sincerity through words is
From brilliance to infamy:
The last days of Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde had to face the truth. There was no
way out as the evidence kept loading upon him and his sexual
activities. He was sentenced to prison in May, 1895 to serve his
term at Wandsworth and Reading and later released in May 1897. He
experienced the greater part the prison rigours of the silent system
then in force and was helpless with nothing to do.