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Veteran actor Roy de Silva passes away at age 80

Veteran actor and film director Roy de Silva has passed away last night (30), at the age of 80. He has passed away while being admitted at the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital yesterday, according to a hospital spokesman. After studying at St Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa and St. Joseph’s College, Colombo, he …

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Court suspends decision on film distribution

The Colombo District Court yesterday issued an injunction order, valid for 14 days, against the recent decision allowing only the National Film Corporation to carry out the distribution of films in Sri Lanka. Last week, it was announced that a decision has been taken to handle the distribution of films only …

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Joe Jackson, father of Michael Jackson, dies at 89

Joe Jackson, the father of music legends Michael and Janet Jackson, has died at age 89, a person close to the family has confirmed to the BBC. Jackson passed away early on Wednesday morning after he had been in hospital for terminal pancreatic cancer, celebrity news website TMZ reports. His …

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Film distribution comes under Film Corporation

The distribution of films, which was handled by four private companies, would come under the purview of the National Film Corporation with effect from today, National Film Corporation Chairman Sithendra Senaratne said. “Earlier the distribution of films was handled by the five agents, including the National Film Corporation, and four …

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Veteran artist Ivo Dennis passed away

Veteran singer and musician who carried forward Sunil Shantha’s legacy in  Sinhala folk music Ivo Dennis passed away at the age of 86 years at his residence in Seeduwa, our news sources said. Funeral to be take place on Wednesday

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OZO Colombo recognized at Culinary Art Food Expo 2018

OZO Colombo recently participated at the 18th Culinary Art International Chefs Competition, with OZO chefs recognized as bronze title winners in two categories. The chefs from OZO Colombo won in the Sri Lankan Fusion Buffet Concepts and Artistic Chocolate Presentation categories. Organized by the Chefs Guild of Lanka, the Culinary …

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No Withholding tax on tele-drams

President Maithripala Sirisena orders not to change 14 percent withholding tax on sale of tele-dramas and advised Finance Minister to inform in writing to the institutions, PMD sources said.

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Hema Nalin Karunaratne passes away

Popular television presenter, compere and journalist Hema Nalin Karunaratne has passed away at the age of 55. He has passed away at his home in Malabe, according to sources. With over 25 years of experience in the television industry serving in channels including Rupavahini and Swarnavahini, Karunaratne headed his own …

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Actress Deepani Silva arrested and granted bail

Actress Deepani Silva has been arrested by the Bandaragama police this morning in connection with an accident in which her car collided with a three-wheeler in Bandaragama injuring a child. Police said the injured child, who was inside the three-wheeler, was admitted to the Colombo South Teaching Hospital. Deepani Silva …

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Lester’s Golden Peacock found abandoned inside bus

The stolen Golden Peacock was found abandoned aboard a private bus in Colombo yesterday even as police intensified a search for the prestigious Indian film award nicked from the funeral of cinematographer Lester James Peries.   The bus crew handed over the abandoned award to the Kollupitiya police station, police …

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