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‘Marians’ taken to HC for singing Jothipala’s songs

The Colombo Commercial High Court yesterday issued notices on Sri Lanka’s popular music band leader Nalin Perera and his musical group ‘Marians’ for singing the late H.R. Jothipala’s songs without the permission of his family members. The case was filed by H.R. Jothipala’s widow and their four daughters under the …

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Taxes on dubbed foreign films, teledramas hiked

In keeping with a budget proposal to protect the local film, teledrama and advertising industries, the Cabinet of Ministers had decided to increase taxes on foreign productions dubbed in Sinhala and Tamil and also commercials produced abroad.    

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Sri Lanka is grateful to South Korea – Daya

Minister Daya Gamage says Sri Lanka is very grateful to South Korea for her readiness assist the government‘s endeavors to consolidate democracy, reconciliation and development. He says, “We are enhancing our partnership with Korea and promote our country as a very attractive investment destination.” The minister was delivering a speech …

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Glen Cambell dies

Rhinestone Cowboy singer Glen Campbell dies at the age of 81 years, our news sources said. Glen made history in 1967 by winning 4 Grammys in the country and pop categories, and took home CMA’s Entertainer of the Year award in 1968. Campbell was also an actor and TV host …

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Robert Hardly dies

Actor Robert Hardly star of TV series ” All Creatures Great and Small and Amp” Harry Potter film dies at the aged of 91 years, Foreign media reported.

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Veteran musician Somapala Rathnayake passes away

Veteran musician and music producer Somapala Rathnayake, the elder brother of the famous singer Victor Rathnayake, passed away today (18) at the age of 69. Somapala Rathnayake, who was born in Kadugannawa, Kandy, was the fourth in a family of eleven children. His first notable work in the field of …

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Dalada Maligawa declared world’s first Eco-Religious site

The Temple of the Tooth Relic knows as the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy had been named as the world’s first Green Religious Site, the Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry said. Accordingly, the entire temple premises will be made polythene/plastic-free zones. The National programme to name the Temple of the …

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Sam The Man no more

Nihal Samarasinghe, popularly known as Sam The Man, an icon of the local music scene, died last week in Colombo.   With decades of performing experience as a professional musician, he held his own in the music circuit and entertained Sri Lankans all over the world till the very end. …

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Dehiwala Zoo visiting hours extended

In a bid to ensure visitors have more time to spend at the Dehiwala Zoo, a decision was taken to extend its visiting hours. Accordingly, the zoo will be open for the public from 7.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m. from the month of September, Wildlife Minister Gamini Jayawickrama Perera said …

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