First black man to win a best actor Oscar, Sidney Poitier has died

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Sidney Poitier, the first black man to win a best actor Oscar, has died at 94. The Hollywood star's death was confirmed to the BBC...

Nadine first Sri Lankan to secure Fellowship from London College of Music

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Nadine Samarasinghe Pathmaraj has become the first Sri Lankan to secure a Fellowship from the London College of Music.She secured the Fellowship in classical...

Collaboration mooted between Yohani and K-pop bands

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The idea of a collaboration between Sri Lankan singing sensation Yohani and K-pop bands is being considered.K-pop music is huge in Korea and is...

Two women accuse Sex And The City actor of sexual assault

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Two women have accused Sex And The City actor Chris Noth of sexually assaulting them in 2004 and 2015.The women gave detailed accounts of...

Miss India Wins Miss Universe 2021

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There's new royalty in the Miss Universe world! On Sunday, Miss India Harnaaz Sandhu was officially named Miss Universe 2021.Sandhu, 21, beat out 79 other contestants from...

Veteran Marxist, Tamil writer dies at 93

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Se. Ganesalingan, a veteran Marxist and Sri Lankan Tamil writer-author, died in the early hours of Saturday at his daughter’s residence in Chennai. He...

Olivia Rodrigo dominates Grammy nominations for 2022

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Olivia Rodrigo has emerged as the front-runner for next year's Grammy Awards, with nominations in all four of the main categories. The 18-year-old is up...

Movie shot in Sri Lanka among best action movies from Hollywood’s golden age

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The Bridge On The River Kwai, a movie shot in Sri Lanka and released in 1957 has been rated among the top 10 action...

Popular Brazil singer Marilia Mendonca dies in plane crash

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Marília Mendonça, one of Brazil's most popular contemporary singers, has been killed in a plane crash at the age of 26, officials say.Four other...

Eight killed after crowd surge at US music festival

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At least eight people have died and scores of people have been hurt after a crowd surge on the opening night of a music...