Colombo International Film Festival

The second Colombo International Film Festival was inaugurated at the Regal Cinema under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday. Picture shows Indian film director Adoor Gopalakrishnan inaugurating the film festival. A host of Sri Lankan film producers and directors including Jackson Anthony, Ashoka Handagama, Udayakantha Warnasuriya and Vimukthi Jayasundera were present. Picture by […]
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SriLankan air to begin domestic flights

SriLankan Airlines will negotiate with an Asian based air service company to begin a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) centre at the Mattala airport in Hambatota. SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ajith Dias has said that the airline is going to re-evaluate to begin domestic operations next year. “We are hoping to acquire two 40 seater aircraft for this […]
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Sri Lanka’s icon of colonial rule The Jafna Fort rises from the rubble

As an army of labourers churns out limestone bricks, archeologist Prashantha Mandawala reflects on the ambitious task of restoring Sri Lanka’s centuries-old Jaffna fort, destroyed by ethnic war. The project has so far included the dangerous task of clearing unexploded mines and shells from the seafront site and scouring the northern Jaffna peninsula for scarce […]
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