Kusal, the story of a courageous kid View(s):Popular actor Arjuna Kamanath’s cinematic direction ‘Kusal’, a story revolving around a kid who overcomes many hardships and obstacles is now being screened in cinemas. Played by Thiviru Dissanayake, ‘Kusal’ is supported by two pets, a monkey called Kiriya and a dog- Sandy. With a number of child actors including Sandaru Kumarasinghe, Sumira Winwath, Kanishka Hiruna, Dilmith Ranaweera, Senuri Gunasekara and Imalsha Uvindu, others in the cast Amisha Kavindhi, Anuru Dharmasiriwardhena, Rajitha Hiran, Nirosha Thalagala, Ishan Mendis, Chami Senanayake and many more.
While it was heartbreaking, the boy vowed to live his father's dream for him and become a national cricketer. “Before the series, I had few outings with the Sri Lanka A side in England," he said. "On the instruction of Chandika Hathurusingha, then Sri Lanka A coach, I opened batting for the team and did quite well. In 2016, he claimed a piece of history when he led Sri Lanka to crushing series win over the then number-one ranked Australia in Galle as Sri Lanka recorded a 3-0 win over Australia. "But I like to get 200 Test wickets.
FeaturesThe English Writers Cooperative of Sri Lanka invites entries for the 2018 creative writing competition. Short stories and plays of up to 1500 words and poems of 30 lines or less should be sent by e-mail to email@example.com. Each entry should also be accompanied by a typed copy sent by registered post to Dr. Premini Amerasinghe, 17/1, Swarna Road, Colombo 5. The best three entries selected by a panel of judges will be awarded cash prizes. These and other selected entries will be published in the 2018 issue of the EWC journal Channels.
FeaturesIn today's News Cabinet reshuffle tomorrowThe mega Ironman 70.3 Colombo competition, the first ever in South Asia, will see over 3000 athletes and their families from 63 countries participate in a triathlon on February 25 at the Galle Face. The event has 870 overseas participants expected to generate a revenue totalling over US$3 million. Aiming to bring communities together the sporting event involves running, swimming and cycling with the average age of participants at 39 years. The following are details of the routes to be taken for the races
SportThe glittering Alles-Gunasekera Trophy made its inaugural journey to Reid Avenue to take shelter at Royal College when their Under-19 cagers scored a calculated win over Gateway International School at the Pedris Park Basketball Complex on Saturday (17). Gateway tried to come back to the game in the second quarter adding 15 shoots but Royal playing a more organised game closed with 30-26 lead at the end of the second quarter. As both sides trying to dominate in the third quarter onwards the spectators witnessed a superb game of basketball with some electrifying movements trying to improve their respective tallies. Both sides missed some opportunities but Royal never stopped from where they started and ended with a lead of 40-34. Rukshan Atthapathu of Royal College walked away with the The Most Valuable Player of the Match award.
February 17, 2018 18:11 UTC
Iran's 50th Flotilla is comprised of Naqdi and Bayandor destroyers as well as Tonb logistic combat warship.The Iranian flotilla's visit is aimed at reinforcing ties between Iran and Sri Lanka and also promoting peace and friendship culture. A team of Iranian cadets are aboard the Navy vessels to pass training courses. In late January, the 50th flotilla of the Iranian Navy set off for high seas to safeguard maritime routes used by Iranian vessels in international waters, specially in the Gulf of Aden. A number of Iranian cadets are also present in the Navy mission in the international waters. The 49th fleet of warships of the Iranian Navy returned to Bandar Abbas in Southern Iran early January after completing 67 days of sea navigation in free waters.
February 16, 2018 13:18 UTC
SportNavy SC beat Police SC by 36-28 to reach the semi-final of the Dialog Clifford Cup Knockout Rugby Championship, in the quarter-final battle played at the Racecourse ground today (16). The Cops dominated from the start, even by slotting the first try but the Sailors countered well to take the lead by 17-14 at halftime. The game was evenly poised until the final 15 minutes where the Cops were overpowered by the Sailors by forcing their opponents to commit errors. Navy scored from five tries, four conversions and a penalty. Police scored from four converted tries.
February 16, 2018 12:33 UTC
FeaturesCultural extravaganza, Jaffna Festival is back at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Visitors to the Cinnamon Grand’s village in the city can experience the colourful diversity of Jaffna through food and music from today till February 25 at this festival . This showpiece event, held in its second year, is a celebration of the rich culture and heritage of the region, and features over 70 authentic dishes prepared by Jaffna ladies, traditional dance acts, beautiful palmyran products, market stalls and many other attractions. The festival will be on for dinner during weekdays from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. and lunch (11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and dinner during weekends. For reservations call- 0112437437/0112497468.
February 16, 2018 11:26 UTC
NewsPrime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said that he will continue to remain as Prime Minister according to the Constitution. Speaking to journalists at Temple Trees a short while ago, he further said that the current government would continue. Mr Wickremesinghe added the government accepted results of the Local Government Election as a warning conveyed by voters and would initiate reforms accordingly. He added that the United National Party (UNP) will be restructured to builda strong new leadership group who would handle the party's affairs. The UPFA has proposed the name of Nimal Siripala De Silva as the new PM.
February 16, 2018 11:15 UTC
NewsColombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne today refused grant bail to owner of Perpetual Treasuries Limited (PTL) Arjun Aloysius and its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Kasun Palisena. Both suspects were ordered remanded in custody till March 2 when they were presented to the Colombo Fort Magistrate's Court today. The duo are in remand custody in connection with the Criminal Investigation Department's (CID) investigation into the treasury bond scam.
February 16, 2018 10:07 UTC
NewsA high level discussion between Dr. Geoffrey Shaw, Ambassador for People Smuggling and Human Trafficking for Australia and Chief of Staff of the Navy, Rear Admiral Neil Rosayro was held at the Naval Headquarters in Colombo on Wednesday, Navy said. During the discussion, they exchanged views on issues pertinent to people smuggling, drug trafficking, illegal fishing practices and discussed collaborative measures to address these transnational crimes. The occasion was also attended by Director General Operations, Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva, Director General Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Samantha Wimalathunga, Director Naval Intelligence, Captain Sanjeewa Premarathna, Defence Attaché of the Australian High Commission in Sri Lanka, Group Captain Sean Unwin and several officials from Australia.
February 16, 2018 10:07 UTC
NewsPresident Maithripala Sirisena had told Joint Opposition (JO) that he would consult the opinion of the Attorney General and legal experts on the possibility of removing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe from his post. Joint Opposition MP Kumara Welgama told reporters that the President gave them this assurance when he met with JO MPs this morning.
February 16, 2018 09:22 UTC
Two persons died after being admitted to the Colombo National Hospital following a shooting and a subsequent mob attack near the courts complex in ... Features & AnalysisJaffna Festival back at the Cinnamon GrandCultural extravaganza, Jaffna Festival is back at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Visitors to the Cinnamon Grand&rsquo...Maha Shivarathri: Religious observances by nightAs Hindu devotees celebrated Maha Shivarathri throughout the island yesterday our photographer captured these images ... Positive Living with PD : Support group for those living with Parkinson’s, their care-givers and familiesPositive Living with PD – a support group meeting will be held on February 14 at 6 p.m. at the Methodist Church...Come, support the small wild cat at ´Fishing Cat February´Help celebrate Fishing Cat February, a month dedicated to the water loving feline, by joining the Small Wild Cat R...
February 16, 2018 09:00 UTC
NewsSri Lanka Tea Board Chairman Dr. Rohan Pethiyagoda this (Friday) morning tendered his resignation. He is believed to have made this decision in October last year when he expressed such a desire to Plantation Minister Navin Dissanayake to give way for "fresh thinking," official sources said, adding that the move was unconnected to the recent local government elections. Dr. Pethiyagoda will continue to serve until around March 6 till such time a new appointment is made and until the next board meeting of the tea board. He is expected to return to his academic work but also continue his fight against the ban on glyphosate, another issue in which he was unhappy about. (Sunimalee)
February 16, 2018 07:30 UTC
NewsLeaders of the Joint Opposition (JO) are currently at the official residence of President Maithripala Sirisena. Earlier, United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Minister Susil Premajayantha met with former President Mahinda Rajapaksa at his official resident. According to reports, Minister Premajayantha had informed the former President that the UPFA had enough support to form a UPFA Government by removing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe.
February 16, 2018 06:22 UTC