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Veteran actress Ratnavali Kekunawela bids farewell to life

Veteran Sri Lankan actress Ratnavali Kekunawala, who contributed her voice to the role of “Menike” in 60’s popular radio drama Muwan Pelassa passed away yesteday at the age of 87. The immensely popular actress, who entered the silver screen from ‘Sath Samudura’ movie played numerous roles in all art fields …

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Repatriation of Sri Devi’s body delays due to investigations

Repatriation of Bollywood icon Sri Devi’s body delays as investigations continued. Dubai police also recorded a statement from husband Boney Kapoor, news sources said. It is said that forensic reports said that she died due to accidental drowning in the bathtub and there were traces of alchol found in her …

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Sridevi no more

Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor has died  aged 45 following a heart attack while attending a wedding  of relative in Dubai, foreign media said.

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Laptop dance deleted from Independence parade

Sri Lankan authorities have scrapped a  “laptop dance” by school girls during the main Independence Day parade in Colombo after the unconventional item attracted ridicule on social media.   Unlike the erotic art of lap dance, the 21st century Sri Lankan version was performed by  students  dressed in black leggings, …

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Dharmasena Pathiraja passes away aged 74

Award winning film director and script writer Dharmasena Pathiriaja passed away a short while ago at a private hospital in Kandy. Dharmasena Pathiraja died aged 74, while receiving treatment for a long time illness.

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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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