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Reviving Sri Lankan Tamil cinema after 40 years

Reviving Sri Lankan Tamil cinema after 40 years

Almost an eon ago, the growth of Tamil cinema in Sri Lanka was considered on par with the Tamil film industry of India. However, there was a slump in making Sri Lankan Tamil movies owing to various issues and influences in the island nation. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 13, 2018  5:37 pm

Marvel celebrates its 10th birthday with iconic cast photo

Marvel celebrates its 10th birthday with iconic cast photo

Dozens of actors and filmmakers from across the Marvel Cinematic Universe have come together to celebrate 10 years of movie-making magic. Over the past decade Marvel has brought us 18 films, starting with Iron Man in 2008 and including Thor, The Avengers and Captain America. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 10, 2018  10:30 am

Eoin Morgan forced to postpone wedding after change to Sri Lanka tour

Eoin Morgan forced to postpone wedding after change to Sri Lanka tour

Eoin Morgan has been forced to rearrange his wedding later this year after changes were made to the itinerary for the tour of Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 8, 2018  2:54 pm

Kylie Jenner gives birth to a baby girl

Kylie Jenner gives birth to a baby girl

The US reality TV star Kylie Jenner confirmed on Sunday that she has given birth to a baby girl. The 20-year-old was rumoured to be expecting a child, but had remained quiet about her pregnancy. MORE...

(0)Comments | February 5, 2018  9:55 am

Leading jazz trombonist to visit Sri Lanka for #USASL70

Leading jazz trombonist to visit Sri Lanka for #USASL70

Celebrated New York City jazz artist Wycliffe Gordon will travel to Sri Lanka in February and premiere a special composition commissioned by the U.S. Embassy commemorating the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the United States and Sri Lanka. MORE..

(0)Comments | February 1, 2018  2:31 pm

Sri Lankan consulate for Western Australia to host special Independence Day celebration

Sri Lankan consulate for Western Australia to host special Independence Day celebration

The Honorary consulate for Sri Lanka in Western Australia will organize a special event to celebrate the 2018 Sri Lankan Independence Day in Perth. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 30, 2018  4:13 pm

2018 Grammys: Bruno Mars wins six while Kendrick Lamar steals the show

2018 Grammys: Bruno Mars wins six while Kendrick Lamar steals the show

Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar stole the show, and most of the awards, at the 2018 Grammys. Mars provided the night’s big upset, taking the album of the year trophy that most critics assumed would go to Lamar’s rap tour de force, Damn. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 30, 2018  1:53 pm

Grammys 2018: The main winners

Grammys 2018: The main winners

Ed Sheeran, Kendrick Lamar and Bruno Mars were among the winners at the 60th annual Grammy Awards. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 29, 2018  10:18 am

8th Lakshman Kadirgamar Journalism scholar to MASCOM

8th Lakshman Kadirgamar Journalism scholar to MASCOM

The eighth Lakshman Kadirgamar Journalism scholar to MASCOM, the leading Indian mass communication college, left Sri Lanka this week to follow its prestigious Diploma course. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 26, 2018  4:09 pm

Elton John says upcoming tour will be his last

Elton John says upcoming tour will be his last

Elton John is retiring from the road after his upcoming three-year global tour, capping nearly 50 years on stages around the world. He calls it a “way to go out with a bang.” MORE..

(0)Comments | January 25, 2018  12:49 pm

‘Surangani’ singer Manohar passes away

‘Surangani’ singer Manohar passes away

Pop singer from the ‘70s, A E Manohar, popularly known as ‘Ceylon Manohar’, passed away on January 22 at his residence in Chennai. The actor-singer was reportedly suffering from kidney ailments. He was 73. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 23, 2018  4:47 pm

Ed Sheeran to marry childhood friend Cherry Seaborn

Ed Sheeran to marry childhood friend Cherry Seaborn

Singer Ed Sheeran has shared news of his engagement and added that “our cats are chuffed as well”. The musician revealed he and girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are engaged on Instagram. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 21, 2018  9:48 am

First North, then Saint, now Chicago: Kanye and Kim name their third child

First North, then Saint, now Chicago: Kanye and Kim name their third child

Kim Kardashian West took to Twitter on Friday to announce the name of the third child that she and husband Kanye West have welcomed into the world. The baby girl was named Chicago West. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 20, 2018  11:43 am

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies in London aged 46

Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan dies in London aged 46

The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan was ‘dreadfully depressed’ before her sudden death in a hotel aged 46, friends of the troubled singer have revealed. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 17, 2018  10:51 am

Dua Lipa makes Brit Awards history

Dua Lipa makes Brit Awards history

Dua Lipa leads the charge at this year’s Brit Awards with five nominations, including best album. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 15, 2018  1:10 pm

Mark Wahlberg says he’ll donate $1.5 million in Michelle Williams’ name

Mark Wahlberg says he’ll donate $1.5 million in Michelle Williams’ name

Mark Wahlberg is donating $1.5 million to the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund in costar Michelle Williams’ name. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 14, 2018  12:05 pm

Ranil wants to watch Padmaavat?

Ranil wants to watch Padmaavat?

Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmaavat (erstwhile Padmavati) has been in news for the longest time now. It all started with Rajput Karni Sena vandalising the set of the film, alleging that the film distorting history... MORE..

(0)Comments | January 12, 2018  5:34 pm

Award-winning novel inspired by Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Award-winning novel inspired by Sri Lankan asylum seekers

Sri Lankan-Canadian writer Sharon Bala’s debut The Boat People is told from a number of perspectives within the refugee system. MORE..

(0)Comments | January 11, 2018  1:33 pm

All-star cast for BBC Les Mis drama

All-star cast for BBC Les Mis drama

The BBC is bringing Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables to the small screen and has announced an all-star cast. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 10, 2018  12:06 pm

Golden Globe Awards 2018: Complete winners list

Golden Globe Awards 2018: Complete winners list

The Golden globes ended in haze of glitz and glamour in a night of controversy and Hollywood history. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 9, 2018  12:20 pm

Stars wearing black on Golden Globe red carpet

Stars wearing black on Golden Globe red carpet

The red carpet at the 75th Golden Globes has been dominated by one colour - black. Actresses are wearing black gowns in support of the Time’s Up movement, standing in solidarity with victims of sexual assault and harassment. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 8, 2018  9:39 am

Barack Obama will be the first guest on David Letterman’s new Netflix show

Barack Obama will be the first guest on David Letterman’s new Netflix show

David Letterman is returning to TV and his first guest will be the former leader of the free world. The former “Late Show” host comes out of retirement for his Netflix show on January 12 and his first guest will be former president Barack Obama, the streaming company announced on Friday. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 6, 2018  12:37 pm

Youtuber Logan Paul slammed for ‘showing a corpse for views’

Youtuber Logan Paul slammed for ‘showing a corpse for views’

YouTubers have reacted angrily to a video posted by vlogger Logan Paul in which he showed the body of an apparent suicide victim in Japan. The video showed the American vlogger with friends at the Aokigahara forest at the base of Mount Fuji, known to be a frequent site of suicides. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 4, 2018  11:13 am

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ hits USD 1 billion worldwide

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ hits USD 1 billion worldwide

Just three weeks after its release, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” has already raked in more than $1 billion around the world. MORE...

(0)Comments | January 1, 2018  12:52 pm

Vin Diesel named 2017’s biggest box office draw

Vin Diesel named 2017’s biggest box office draw

Film fans spent more money on tickets to see Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson and Gal Gadot than any other actors in 2017, box office data shows. Forbes has put Diesel and The Rock top of its list of the year’s top-grossing actors, largely thanks to the success of The Fate of the Furious. MORE...

(0)Comments | December 31, 2017  11:41 am
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