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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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Nation bids farewell to Lester today

The funeral of Dr. Lester James Peries will be held, with state honours, today, at the Independence Square 4.00 pm. The funeral procession will leave his residence at Lester James Peries Mawatha at 10.00 am.   His remains will be kept at Independence Square from 12 noon to 3.00 pm …

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Bill Cosby found guilty of sexual assault in retrial

US comedian Bill Cosby has been found guilty of three counts of sexual assault, each of which carries a potential 10 years in prison. The actor, 80, has been on trial for drugging and assaulting ex-basketball player Andrea Constand in 2004. Cosby, the first major black actor on primetime TV, …

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