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.
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..
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..
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..
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..
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.
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..
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.
Sri Lankan-born Canadian writer Michael Ondaatje’s bestselling novel The English Patient has won the Golden Man Booker Prize as the best out of the fifty-two Booker Prize winning novels from the last fifty years.
Nobel Laureate Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore has a special place in the heart of Sri Lankans, and his legacy continues to have a lasting influence on local art and culture. In this context, special events were organized in Colombo to commemorate the 15..
Oscar-winning actor Casey Affleck has pulled out of this year's Academy Awards, his publicist has confirmed.
By tradition, Affleck - who won Best Actor for Manchester By The Sea in 2017 - would have been expected to present the Best Actress award th..
Vihara Maha Devi Open Air Theatre will reverberate to the music performed by some of Sri Lanka’s outstanding folk musicians when the Sri Lanka Norway Music Cooperation presents Melodies of Folk 2018 on Sunday January 28 starting at 6.30 pm.
The Canadian High Commission of Sri Lanka and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) together with the Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies will screen internationally acclaimed film director Deepa Mehtha’s ‘Anatomy of Violence’ on..
The British Museum has acquired sixteen important lithograph prints and three aquatint prints by Pablo Picasso covering the post-war period from the late 1940s to the late 1950s. This acquisition closes the last major gap in the British Museum’..
The Sri Lanka PapersEdited by Kumari Jayawardena and Kishali Pindo Jayawardena
Distributed for Zubaan Books
At the end of a quarter century of conflict, over 100,000 Sri Lankans have died and thousands of survivors have been victims of sexual viole..
Henry Jayasena, the legendary dramatist, renowned actor, lyricist, translator and author was a firm believer of Shakespeare’s memorable phrase “All that live must die passing through nature to eternity". He had learnt this in ..