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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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Dambulla Cave Temple painting are in danger

The paintings of the Dambulla Cave Temple are in danger due to unnecessary involvement into the activities of the Archaeology Department, a top official alleged on Monday. Acting Director General of Archaeology Prof. Prasanna Bandara while speaking to reporters at a press conference said that the officials who had been …

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Rajinikanth may enter politics in October

Tamil cinema’s superstar Rajinikanth said on Thursday that he is discussing the prospects of his entering politics with political leaders and he will make an announcement once he finalises it.   “I have not denied it. We are discussing and yet to take a decision. Once I take a decision, …

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World Music Day

The Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo is celebrating World Music Day with a folk and semi classical vocal performance of thumri, kajri, dadra, ghazal and Hindi songs by Sarita Saaz from India, at its auditorium located at 16/2, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7, on June 21, commencing at 6 p.m.   “Sarita …

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Korean actress ‘Changumi’ supports SL’s flood relief efforts

Korean actress Lee Young-ae has made a contribution of 56,000,000 Korean Won (50,000 US Dollars) to support flood relief efforts in Sri Lanka, following the extensive devastation caused to life and property after floods and landslides.   The Chairman of the Korea Foundation for Persons with Disabilities Lee Seong-gyu formally …

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