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Friday January 28th, 2022
Arts and Culture

Remains of veteran Sri Lanka singer Neela Wickramasinghe to be repatriated

Wickramasinghe 71, had assumed duties in Milan on December 29, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

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Sri Lanka cinemas to screen Japanese anime movies

Sri Lanka cinemas usually screen English, Sinhala, Tamil and Hindi films.

4 min read

Lady in red: Mysterious painting hidden behind a prominent Sri Lankan's portrait

Who she was, why she was painted and why she was eventually covered up, remains a mystery.

4 min read

Dolphin Detail

In deep with Lanka’s Bottlenose buddies.

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Sri Lanka to allot state-owned land to singer Yohani De Silva

De Silva’s video for the Manike Mage Hithe cover has amassed over 194 million views on YouTube as of Tuesday.

Sri Lanka's Yohani releases new single Moving On through US label

Moving On, is mostly in English, with parts in Sinhalese and is about a break-up.

Civet Close Encounters

Midnight Rambler: Sympathy for the Devil in Your Garden

Mark Hager

8 min read

Pioneering Sri Lankan archaeologist Dr Siran Deraniyagala passes away

Among his discoveries were clay artifacts with writing on them dating back to sixth century BCE.

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Sri Lankan novelist's 'A Passage North' shortlisted for 2021 Booker Prize

The book was previously long listed for the same prize.

1 min read

Considering Coomarasamy

A Sri Lankan Intellectual Who Stood By Some Striking Views

Mark Hager

6 min read

Sri Lankan pop icon Sunil Perera passes away; tributes pour in

A man known for his rebellious streak, Perera didn't hesitate to get political in the face of social injustice.

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Sri Lanka 10-year old's parakeet shot flies high in UK Wildlife Photographer Awards

UK's Natural History Museum had conducted the competition for 57 years.

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Colombo Fashion Week to show 21 Sri Lanka designers; revive pandemic hit industry

Sri Lanka's HSBC Fashion Week will kick off on March 25, showcasing 21 designers helping revive a pandemic weakened ind...

Tania Madies

2 min read

Sri Lanka, Maldives youth to get new skills to counter hate speech in social media

Social media influencers in Sri Lanka and the Maldives who are countering online hate could sharpen their skills in a pr...

2 min read

Sri Lanka named best ESL team as Canada wins World School Debating Championship 2020

Canada beat Sri Lanka to win the online World School Debating Championship 2020, in a 8-1 decision by judges.

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Sri Lanka debates Canada in online World School Debating Championship grand final live now

A Sri Lanka school team from Sri Lanka is facing Canada in the Online World School Debating Championships grand final o...

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Sri Lanka ruling party in a dilemma over the destruction of Kurunegala heritage site

The Expert Committee that studied the destruction of a historical building in the city of Kurunegala wants the perpetrat...

Arjuna Ranawana

3 min read

Govt committee to review foreign teledramas

The government has appointed a committee to review foreign teledramas that are broadcast in Sri Lanka the Media Ministry...

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Manoratne's funeral on Wednesday

Renowned thespian Dr Jayalath Manoratne's funeral will take place on Wednesday (15) at the Boralesgamuwa public cemetery...

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Lend a paw; save a life - Animal welfare calendar launched

An animal welfare calendar themed ‘lend a paw; save a life’ has been launched for the year 2020, with the goal of ra...

Yakuta Dawood

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