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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. ..

De Niro, Scorsese discuss future of film at Morocco festival

2018-12-03 08:49:19

US director Martin Scorsese and actor Robert de Niro on Sunday discussed the changing nature of cinema in the age of streaming services on the sidelines of the Marrakech film festival. ..

Naked and Exposed by Nathali Devinka paving the way at the Colombo International Book Fair 2018 with the hope of breaking the social stigma of mental illness

2018-09-18 09:40:34

Naked and exposed is a journal of young Nathali Devinka’s personal experience on fighting mental illness and her battle of overcoming her condition. ..

Ondaatje wins the Golden Booker

2018-07-09 08:07:12

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. ..

Birth Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore celebrated in Sri Lanka

2018-05-09 11:57:25

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..


2018-02-16 08:41:48

Colombo theatre forum is a space created for those who are seeking new dimensions in Sri Lankan theatre. ..

Casey affleck pulls out of presenting best actress Oscar

2018-01-30 06:06:55

Oscar-winning actor Casey Affleck has pulled out of this year's Academy Awards, his publicist has confirmed. ..

Melodies of Folk 2018 bring together, acclaimed folk musicians at Vihara Maha Devi park

2018-01-30 06:02:13

Vihara Maha Devi Open Air Theatre will reverberate to the music performed by some of Sri... ..

Casey affleck pulls out of presenting best actress Oscar

2018-01-26 00:37:05

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..

Melodies of Folk 2018 bring together, acclaimed folk musicians at Vihara Maha Devi park

2018-01-25 02:17:41

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. ..

Golden Globes 2018: Eight highlights from the ceremony

2018-01-09 05:42:10

This year's Golden Globes ceremony was expected to be the most political in recent memory - and so it proved. ..

Deepa Mehtha’s ‘Anatomy of Violence’ on 9th january at BMICH

2018-01-03 09:49:11

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..

Oscars 2017: The full nominations

2017-02-26 14:49:05

This year's Oscar nominations are out. Look at the list below, and come back to find out who's won when the Academy Awards ceremony comes around on 26 February...

Sadiq Khan: Screening Iran Oscar contender The Salesman in Trafalgar Square celebrates London's diversity

2017-02-26 05:20:50

The world is an increasingly turbulent and divided place. After Brexit, President Trump and the continued rise of populist politics – it often seems like there is more that divides than unities us. ..

British Museum acquires rare group of post-war Picasso prints

2016-09-30 06:21:57

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 Search for Justice

2016-07-11 01:43:57

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..

Truth to truth

2016-03-29 14:02:59


Sixth death anniversary of legendary Henry Jayasena=09th November 2015 Pioneer in ushering of cultural renaissance

2015-11-08 11:21:05

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 ..