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Glamour at PRIDE Music and Dance Festival

2019-06-15 18:51:00

In celebration of PRIDE month allover the world to commemorate the LGBTIQ community, the Sri Lankan LGBTIQ community has launched a series of events at Colombo PRIDE, for the 15th consecutive time...


Björn from ABBA confirms comeback !

2019-06-15 15:30:00

Björn Ulvaeus has given an update on the two new songs recorded by ABBA and on the new ’’Mamma Mia! The Party’’ live experience. He also hinted that a third Mamma Mia! film inspired by their music shouldn’t be ruled out...


M.I.A. Reacts to M.B.E.: ‘I’m Honored to Have This Honor’

2019-06-10 17:05:00

M.I.A. was among the artists recognized for their “services to music” by the annual Queen’s Birthday Honours List and, like fellow honoree Elvis Costello, the rapper will accept the honor thanks in part to her mother...


Elton John: ‘I'm a European – not a stupid, imperialist English idiot’

2019-05-31 19:09:29

Elton John has said he is ashamed of the UK over its voting for and handling of Brexit. ..


Anne Frank: the real story of the girl behind the diary

2019-05-27 10:17:21

Albert Gomes de Mesquita is one of the last people alive to have known Anne Frank in person. He appears briefly in her diary as a fellow student at the Jewish Lyceum in Amsterdam, where she writes of him: “Albert de Mesquita came from the Montessor..


Absence of love

2019-05-19 13:39:59

It is not hatred that I fear It is the absence of love ..


Remembering Dr. Lionel Algama, Music Maestro on his 11th death anniversary

2019-05-15 10:31:42

18th of May 2019 marks the 11th death anniversary of Dr. Lionel Algama. The renowned, gifted and multifaceted musician, innovator of musical instruments, teacher, conductor and composer of music passed away on the 18th of May 2008. He was 74 years ol..


Little Fathima’s prayer

2019-05-06 12:16:15

In the name of Allah, the Gracious the MercifulI have a little prayer, for you the greatest of all ..


All Over Again…. However, Different….

2019-04-30 11:31:42

A State of Emergency – my body and mind are consumed by a strong wave of fear… ..


Moaning of Easter

2019-04-25 11:31:05

All left without saying goodbye, Days passed, but I still feel them here, They shut their eyes, souls met with he..


U.S. and Sri Lankan film professionals identify ways to expand Sri Lankan movie industry

2019-04-18 06:52:04

U.S. experts joined four Sri Lankan film professionals in a panel discussion about how effective film distribution benefits Sri Lanka’s movie industry, artists, and audiences recently  at Hatch, a workplace for entrepreneurs. ..


Thushani Jayawardena the pursued after proficient violinist

2019-03-31 13:21:05

The violin as known to many is the baby of string musical instrument family with four strings with tuned notes G, D, A and E played with a bow. Violin is the baby of the string family but like babies make the deepest sounds. The violin is t..


Anjalin Gunathilaka passes away

2019-03-29 13:29:23

Popular singer Anjalin Gunathilaka has passed away at the age of 79. ..


Award winning Asandhimitta to hit screen from 22nd March

2019-03-22 09:31:24

Asoka Handagama’s latest movie Asandhimitta will be coming to cinemas of CEL, Ridma, Scope at Colombo City Center and to a few centers of EAP for limited engagement with limited shows from 22nd March. The lead actress of this movie Nilmini Sigera w..


Reminiscing Gamini Fonseka - “Emperor of Sinhala cinema enthroned”

2019-03-19 10:01:04

On the 30th September 2004, 14 years ago Sri Lanka’s heroic epoch era of Sinhala cinema died, alongside with the sudden demise of legendary film personality and politician it was comparable to the shutting down of the screen of the Sinhala cinema w..


Recollecting Music Icon Legend RA Chandrasena

2019-03-16 15:54:01

There is no lasting spot for exploits and fame or you may quote Mark Anthony’s phrase. ” The good that one does is often interred”. The veritable truth of this statement is often witnessed in contemporary lives. Lofty and amazing feats of human..


Anushka fusions academic and sensible expertise to attain aesthetic triumph

2019-03-07 05:59:49

The intricate emotional process which is very much a sensible process is also automatic when it comes to innately gifted singers such as Anushka Madubashini. Anushka hails from ‘Devata’ a small village close to Galle, a past pupil of Sangami..


Sinhala version of Hemasiri Fernando’s The Viceroy Special to be launched today

2019-03-06 04:53:46

Viceroy Special, the Sinhala version of Hemasiri Fernando’s The Viceroy Special, written by Bharatha Prabhashana Thennakoon, is scheduled to be launched today (6th March) at 3.30 pm at the Bandaranaike Memorail International Conference Hall (BMICH)..


Yannis Behrakis, award-winning Reuters photographer, dies aged 58

2019-03-04 15:17:00

Yannis Behrakis, one of Reuters' most decorated and best-loved photographers, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 58. ..


Olivia Colman wins best actress Oscar for the Favourite

2019-02-25 09:50:47

Olivia Colman has won the best actress Oscar in Hollywood for her role in The Favourite. Colman beat Glenn Close – who had been considered a shoo-in for her role in The Wife – Lady Gaga, Yalitza Aparicio and Melissa McCarthy to the prize. ..


Rami Malek wins Best Actor at the Academy Awards!

2019-02-25 08:48:37

Rami Malek has won the Oscar for Best Actor at the 91st Academy Awards for his role as Freddie Mercury in biography 'Bohemian Rhapsody'...


About ‘The Frozen Fire’ – Beyond Art – Part 3

2019-02-05 04:05:18

By Lionel Bopage Except for carrying out public campaigns on lifting the party proscription, if the party had no desire to come to the open, then why did the party used me to discuss that issue directly with the President? This was not the first tim..


About ‘The Frozen Fire’ – Beyond Art – Part 2

2019-02-04 06:31:54

By Lionel Bopage Prior to becoming the General Secretary and afterwards until I left the party, it was mainly I, who dealt with the Police and the government regarding the state’s repressive actions against the party. Of the Politburo members, com..


About ‘The Frozen Fire’ – Beyond Art – Part 1

2019-02-03 05:03:57

By Lionel Bopage Comrade Gamini Muthukumarana in his article ‘A Response to Comrade Bopage on The Frozen Fire’ (ගින්නෙන් උපන් සීතල ගැන බෝපගේ සහෝදරයාට පිළිතුරක්) ha..


Behrouz Boochani: detained asylum seeker wins Australia's richest literary prize

2019-02-01 10:15:29

The winner of Australia’s richest literary prize did not attend the ceremony. His absence was not by choice. Behrouz Boochani, whose debut book won both the $25,000 non-fiction prize at the Victorian premier’s literary awards and the $100,000 Vi..


Three Indian Sarod maestros to perform on one stage

2019-01-24 05:15:34

A special cultural event “Strings of Peace” featuring legendary Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan along with sons Aman Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash is being organised by High Commission of India, Colombo on the eve of 70th Republic Day..


Patriotic tank film smashes Russian box office record

2019-01-10 07:26:51

A Russian war film that tells of a Soviet soldier’s “devotion to the motherland”, the latest in a line of state-funded patriotic blockbusters, has broken Russian box office records for its first week on release in the new year. ..


Golden Globes 2019: Bohemian Rhapsody and Rami Malek are surprise winners

2019-01-07 09:30:10

Queen movie Bohemian Rhapsody was the surprise winner of two major prizes at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards. ..


Biography of Ven. Banagala Upatissa Thero, Anjalikaraneenyo, to be launched on Jan 5

2019-01-03 07:34:56

The biography of Ven. Banagala Upatissa Thero, titled Anjalikaraneeyo – written by Indian author Sakil Siddiqui to mark the 69th birth anniversary of Banagala Upatissa Thero – will be launched on 5th January at Defense Services College, Malay Str..


Nelly Sachs: Jewish Poet, Nobel Winner and Today's Google Doodle

2018-12-11 09:26:38

Today’s Google doodle honors the 127th birthday of Nelly Sachs (1891-1970), the Jewish poet and refugee from Germany who shared the Nobel Prize in literature with the Israeli writer S.Y. Agnon in 1966. ..