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    New Delhi and Beijing vie for influence in Sri Lanka

    (Dr Manoj Kumar PhD) India, a big country with a large population drawn from diverse ethnic, cultural and linguistic communities sharing commonalities with other groups in the neighborhood, has tended to perceive threats to its territorial integrity from adverse political developments in the South Asian region. For instance,…

    Deepa Mehta to adapt ‘Funny Boy’ on screen

    Deepa Mehta to adapt ‘Funny Boy’ on screen

    Filmmaker Deepa Mehta’s next film is an adaptation of Sri Lankan-Canadian novelist Shyam Selvadurai’s “Funny Boy”. First published in 1994, the book chronicles six poignant stories of a boy coming to age within a wealthy Tamil family in Colombo. Between the ages of seven and fourteen, he explores…

    Geetha Kumarasinghe vacates Parliamentary post

    Geetha Kumarasinghe vacates Parliamentary post

    General Secretary of Parliament Dhammika Dasanayake has informed the Elections Commission that the Parliamentary seat of Geetha Kumarasinghe has been vacated. Deputy General Secretary of Parliament Neil Iddawela informed NewsRadio that the notice was issued in writing to the Elections Commission. The Court of Appeal last Wednesday ruled…

    JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ TO PROMOTE HER SRI LANKAN DEBUT

    JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ TO PROMOTE HER SRI LANKAN DEBUT

    As she works towards wrapping up Bollywood projects for the year, including Reload, Judwaa 2 and Drive, Sri…

    Before 2.0, Rajinikanth’s Sri Lanka visit faces stiff protest from Tamil groups

    Before 2.0, Rajinikanth’s Sri Lanka visit faces stiff protest from Tamil groups

    Over the last few days, superstar Rajinikanth‘s 2.0 has landed itself in a lot of controversies. According to…

    Rajinikanth’s Sri Lanka visit triggers opposition from Tamil outfits

    Rajinikanth’s Sri Lanka visit triggers opposition from Tamil outfits

    Superstar Rajinikanth’s visit to Sri Lanka next month to inaugurate a housing scheme has met with opposition from…

    Vimukthi Jayasundara, the lone Sinhalese to have directed an Indian film

    Vimukthi Jayasundara, the lone Sinhalese to have directed an Indian film

    Links between Indian and Sri Lankan cinemas have had a long history, going back to the late 1940s.…

    Oshin here next month

    Oshin here next month

    Ayako Kobayashi, who played the role of Oshin in the tele drama ‘Oshin’ the most famous Japanese TV…

    60th anniversary celebration

    60th anniversary celebration

    A special ceremony was held at Temple Trees yesterday under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe to…

    Porkalathil Oru Poo’s release prospects wither with censor heat

    Porkalathil Oru Poo’s release prospects wither with censor heat

    The Madras High Court has upheld the decision of the Film Certificate Appellate Tribunal (FCAT) to deny certification…

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