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Find Your Inner Peace at “The Art Gallery Sri Lanka”

2021-07-23 13:19:00

The Covid-19 Pandemic may not be everyone’s favourite topic at the moment, as it devastated a lot of people’s lives in the worst way possible. But for Pramitha, the global contagion was but a blessing in disguise in his fingertips, a doorway to creativity discovering masterpieces of art. Acknowledge that the pandemic itself is a major setback against the development of people, but it also allowed some of them whose confined spaces were barring th..


4 friends bought a crumbling, 100-year-old mansion in the Sri Lankan jungle for $430,000 and spent years restoring it. Take a look inside.

2021-07-21 23:09:00

It was in 2010 when the interior designer Dean Sharpe first glimpsed the crumbling mansion on the Sri Lankan hillside near the town of Weligama. In its glory days, Halala Kanda — known as Firefly Hill to locals — played host to guests such as Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie and the legendary Australian cricketer Keith Miller...


A Prodigy With a Passion of the World

2021-07-18 08:12:00

Hydrogen, Helium, Lithium, Beryllium, Boron, Carbon, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Fluorine…I kept muttering to myself that too using the song Hi, Hello, Little, Benny and the many other songs that we learnt to help us remember the elements...


A beautiful poem by nobel laureate Shri Robindra Nath Tagore

2021-07-09 20:40:00

When I’m dead. Your tears will flow But I won’t know Cry with me now instead...


Sivadeepan – Lakshantha Athukorale

2021-07-04 18:55:00

Give me your cold hand Sivadeepn! When I come on the path of Palmira leaves in Kareyi Town, with that tipsy unknown Songs and raw smiles, shoot me again!..


Six Years Behind The Bars

2021-05-10 11:48:00

I have written this book on my inexplicable experiences for six years as a prisoner of several penitentiary settlements in Sri Lanka, which commenced exactly 50 years ago...


Bollywood composer Shravan Rathod dies of Covid aged 66

2021-04-24 16:06:00

Bollywood composer Shravan Rathod has died shortly after testing positive for Covid-19, his family has confirmed...


The National Film Archive of India (NFAI) to archive best Sri Lankan Movies

2021-03-28 18:21:00

The NFAI in Pune is ready to preserve Sri Lankan movies in their archiving Facility. Following the discussions held between Sri Lanka Consul General in Mumbai Chamari Rodrigo and Head of the NFAI Prakash Magdum in December 2020 regarding possible collaboration between India & Sri Lanka in the area of film archiving and restoration, NFAI would collaborate in archiving 20-30 Sri Lankan movies...


Thabla Play And Player Which And Who Creates Rythms In Sri Lankan Applied Music

2021-03-08 19:45:00

The Rhythm and time are two separate things which have connections between each other. In that sense, Rhythm could be introduced as one aspect of Time...


Cicely Tyson, iconic US Black actress, dies at 96

2021-01-29 19:40:00

Actress Cicely Tyson, who specialised in portraying strong Black women caught up in life’s struggles during a 60-year career that earned her three Emmy Awards and a Tony Award, died on Thursday at age 96, her manager said in a statement...


Dominic Jeeva passes away

2021-01-29 16:18:00

Veteran writer Dominic Jeeva, who played a pioneering role in enriching Sri Lankan Tamil literature as well as introducing Sinhala literature to Tamil readers, has passed away yesterday (28). Born in 1927, he was 94 years old at the time of his death...


Adele reaches divorce settlement with her ex-husband

2021-01-23 16:22:00

Adele has reached a divorce settlement with her ex-husband Simon Konecki nearly two years after they separated...


Last Christmas: Wham’s festive smash finally hits number one - 36 years after original release

2021-01-02 19:10:00

Wham’s Last Christmas has finally topped the UK charts - 36 years after its release...


French Fashion Legend Pierre Cardin dies aged 98

2020-12-30 16:55:00

Cardin, who upended fashion styles in 1960s and 70s with futuristic looks, dies in hospital near Paris..


Celebrity deaths 2020: The famous faces and notable figures we said goodbye to this year

2020-12-26 15:01:00

Acting legends Sean Connery and Kirk Douglas, sports stars Jack Charlton and Diego Maradona, forces’ sweetheart Vera Lynn, Black Panther hero Chadwick Boseman and TV presenter Caroline Flack - we have said goodbye to many famous faces in 2020...


The Holidays Without You (In memory of Priyath Liyanage)

2020-12-26 14:45:00

You know who you are, thank you for my friends, both old and new, that I love and love me back. Those that have stayed in touch and that have touched my heart...


Little Ryan of Ryan’s World is this year’s highest-paid YouTuber

2020-12-19 14:11:00

A nine-year-old boy has made nearly $30m in a year from “unboxing” and reviewing toys and games on YouTube to hold the title of highest-paid YouTuber for the third year running...


Star Wars’ Boba Fett actor Jeremy Bulloch dies aged 75

2020-12-18 19:40:00

Actor Jeremy Bulloch, who played Boba Fett in the original Star Wars trilogy, has died aged 75...


Espionage Legend John le Carré dies aged 89

2020-12-14 13:28:00

British espionage writer John le Carré has died aged 89, following a short illness, his literary agent has said...


John Lennon: Music, Philosophy And Mission

2020-12-08 19:53:00

My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.”..


Obama’s memoir ’’A Promised Land’’ sold record-breaking 1.7 million copies in first week

2020-11-25 20:55:00

Penguin Random House announced on Tuesday that former President Obama’s memoir ’’A Promised Land’’ had sold more than 1.7 million copies in its first week...


Britney Spears loses court bid to remove father’s control over estate

2020-11-11 19:02:00

What is the conservatorship and why was it set up?..


Johnny Depp leaves Fantastic Beasts film franchise

2020-11-07 10:08:00

Johnny Depp has left the Fantastic Beasts film franchise, days after losing a libel case over a newspaper article which called him a wife beater...


Johnny Depp loses ’wife beater’ libel case against The Sun over Amber Heard allegations

2020-11-02 16:25:00

Pirates Of The Caribbean star Johnny Depp was unable to convince the High Court he was not violent towards ex-wife Amber Heard...


Hollywood legend Sean Connery dies aged 90

2020-10-31 18:54:00

Sir Sean Connery has died at the age of 90, his family has said...


Oscars: Canada Selects ’Funny Boy’ for International Feature Category

2020-10-30 14:37:00

Canada has picked Deepa Mehta’s Funny Boy, an adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai’s coming-of-age novel of the same name, to represent the country in the 2021 Oscar race in the international feature category...


Azadi by Arundhati Roy review – at her passionate best

2020-10-20 13:02:00

Arundhati Roy’s literary career has been one of a kind. Thrust into the limelight of the global publishing industry back in 1997 when her debut novel, The God of Small Things, won an advance of half a million pounds and then the Booker prize, she might have gone on to become a household name of cosmopolitan novel writing in the way that Salman Rushdie and Kazuo Ishiguro had in the decades before...


Is it my mistake that I was born a Sri Lankan Tamil?: Muralitharan on 800 row

2020-10-17 20:29:00

Vijay Sethupathi agreeing to play Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan in the biopic 800 has caused a political uproar in Tamil Nadu...


Irrfan Khan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar shares poem about widows’ pain by Literature Nobel winner Louise Gluck

2020-10-11 10:23:00

The lines reflect on the deep anguish that a widow suffers and what goes in her mind when she has to deal with the irreparable loss in her life...


Nobel Prize in literature awarded to Louise Glück

2020-10-08 23:21:00

Louise Glück has won the 2020 Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Academy announced Thursday. The judges cited “her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”..