Fifth Derana Sunsilk Film Awards 2017 – Winners

Renowned Sri Lankan filmmaker Asoka Handagama won the award for Best Picture at the Fifth Derana Sunsilk Film Awards – 2017, which was held last night at the Nelum Pokuna (Lotus Pond) Theatre in Colombo. He also took home the award for Best Screenplay for his movie “Let Her Cry (Ege Esa Aga)”. Sameera Rangana Naotunna won the award for Best Director for his debut film “Motor Bicycle.” Dasun Pathirana was adjudged Best Actor while veteran actress Swarna Mallawarachchi was named Best Actress. Winners: Best Actor / Actress in a Negative Role – Pubudu Chaturanga Best Actor / Actress Read more...

M.G. Dhanushka pleads guilty

M.G. Dhanushka who became popular by singing a song titled “Hiss Tin Ekak” yesterday pleaded guilty to charges levelled against him under Intellectual Property Act for singing the songs of late M.S.Fernando without permission. He was ordered to be released from the case on several conditions by Chief Magistrate Lal Ranasinghe Bandara. Meanwhile, Court issued an order directing the accused not to sing any song belonging to late M.S. Fernando for a period of three years. Accordingly, young singer Read more...

2017 Oscar Winners list

BEST PICTURE Moonlight : Adele Romanski, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE Casey Affleck : Manchester by the Sea ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE Emma Stone : La La Land ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING Mahershala Ali : Moonlight ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING Viola Davis : Fences ANIMATED FEATURE FILM Zootopia : Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Clark Spencer CINEMATOGRAPHY La La Land : Linus Sandgren COSTUME DESIGN Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them : Colleen Atwood DIRECTING La La Land : Damien Chazelle DOCUMENTARY Read more...

Kareena – Saif welcomes son

Actors Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan welcomed their first child, a son they’ve named Taimur. The baby was born at Mumbai’s Breach Candy Hospital this morning. In a statement, Kareena and Saif said: “We are very pleased to share with you all the wonderful news about the birth of our son: Taimur Ali Khan Pataudi, on the 20th of December 2016. We would like to thank the media for the understanding and support they have given us over the last 9 months, and of course especially our Read more...

Bob Dylan gets Nobel Prize for Literature

US singer Bob Dylan has been awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature, becoming the first songwriter to win the prestigious award. The 75-year-old rock legend received the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”. The balladeer, artist and actor is the first American to win since novelist Toni Morrison in 1993. President Obama said the honour was “well-deserved”. Dylan’s songs, such as “Blowin’ in the Wind”, Read more...

Half-Indian crowned Miss Japan

A half-Indian woman has been crowned Miss Japan, the second year in a row a biracial person has won the beauty pageant. The 22 year old, Priyanka Yoshikawa who also has an elephant training licence, said she would use her win to “change perceptions”. Born to an Indian father and a Japanese mother in Tokyo, her big win came just a year after Ariana Miyamoto, a half-black, half Japanese woman, won the title of Miss Universe Japan 2015. Miyamoto was the first Japanese person of mixed race to win Read more...

Derana Miss Sri Lanka 2016…

Dimanthi Edirirathne was crowned Derana Miss Sri Lanka for Miss Earth 2016 during the final pageant held on Wednesday (August 31) at Citrus, Waskaduwa. Janani Janadari and Chathu Kaushalya were adjudged the 1st Runner Up and 2nd Runner Up respectively. Angelia Ong the winner of the Miss Earth 2015 pageant and the 2nd runner-up of the same pageant Brittany Payne were present on the occasion. Read more...

“I’d love to play Wonder Woman & give people the gift of time”

With her effervescent avatar and funky dance moves, Jacqueline Fernandez has won the hearts of film buffs. The Sri Lankan beauty, who forayed into Bollywood seven years ago with ‘Aladin’, has steadily worked her way to emerge as one of the leading actresses in the Hindi film industry. The star, who has already had two releases this year, is gearing up for her next, ‘A Flying Jatt (AFJ)’. Over a telephonic interview, she tells BT why she enjoyed playing a plain Jane in this Read more...

Hillary Clinton Poses for Photos With Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel at Fundraiser

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel managed to bring out Hillary Clinton’s silly side in a photo booth while hosting a fundraising luncheon at their house. The couple posted a strip pictures with the Democratic presidential candidate to Instagram, with both stars using the hashtag #imwithher as a sign of support. Leonardo DiCaprio was initially set to host the Clinton fundraiser, according to PEOPLE Magazine, but a last minute scheduling conflict forced the actor to hand the event off to Timberlake Read more...

Malaysia singer held for ‘insulting Islam’

Police have arrested a popular but controversial Malaysian singer, after complaints that his most recent music video “insulted Islam”. Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, was detained on Sunday. The video of his song Oh My God, which was first released in July, features him and others rapping in front of places of worship around Malaysia. Namewee, who is known for profanity-laced music, says that Oh My God was intended to promote religious harmony. Singing in Mandarin Chinese, Read more...