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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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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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