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The stage drama, “Beauty and Beast”, directed by Professor of Emeritus Sunanda Mahendra will be staged at the Sri Dharmaloka Hall of University of Kelaniya at 6.30 pm today. The drama has been produced by the Department of Mass Communication as a project of teaching and learning.
- Published on Sunday, 01 January 2017 07:47
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Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation marks the 50th anniversary on the 50th year of this month. The corporation has organized a number of programmes to mark this event during the New Year. The inaugural ceremony in this connection will be held on the 5th evening at the Kumarathunga studio under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremasinghe.
- Published on Thursday, 29 December 2016 09:16
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Scarlett Johansson has been named as the top grossing actor of 2016 by Forbes magazine. Her movies, including Captain America: Civil War and the Coen Brothers' Hail Caesar!, earned 1.2 billion US dollars globally over the past 12 months. Johansson's Marvel co-stars Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr tied for second place with 1.15 billion US dollars each. Last year, the list was topped by Chris Pratt while, in 2014, Jennifer Lawrence took the top honours. Forbes curates the annual list by adding up global ticket sales using data from analysis site Box Office Mojo.
- Published on Monday, 19 December 2016 15:33
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Stephanie del Valle of Puerto Rico has been crowned Miss World 2016 held at Oxon Hill in United States, edging out runners-up from the Dominican Republic and Indonesia, and beauties from around the globe.
Del Valle who is just 19 is a brown-eyed brunette student who speaks Spanish, English and French, and hopes to get into the entertainment industry. Crowned by Miss World 2015 Mireia Lalaguna of Spain, del Valle called it an "honor and a great responsibility" to represent her Caribbean homeland.
First runner-up was Yaritza Ramirez of the Dominican Republic, followed by Miss World Indonesia Natasha Mannuela.
- Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2016 18:08
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A girl named Indrani Maduwanthi who rendered parentless due to terrorism and was looked after by the Parakum Children Home in Polonnaruwa started her marriage life today. She is 22 years old and her groom is 26 years old Priyantha Kumara of Vavuniya. It is significant that president Maithripala Sirisena attended the weeding on the part of the bride.
- Published on Saturday, 20 August 2016 13:38
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An argument about a popular TV drama in Bangladesh erupted into a mass brawl involving hundreds of people, with 15 people badly injured. Villagers in Habiganj district had gathered in a cafe to watch Indian-made Bengali fantasy drama Kiranmala.
- Published on Sunday, 31 July 2016 21:46
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American Luke Aikins has become the first person to jump from 25,000 ft (7,620m) without a parachute, landing safely in a net.
Mr Aikins - who has more than 18,000 jumps under his belt - fell dead centre into the 100x100ft net in Simi Valley, southern California.