Northern Ireland author Anna Burns wins Man Booker prize

79 Views“Milkman” by writer Anna Burns scooped the 2018 Man Booker Prize on Tuesday, with the Northern Irish writer winning the literary award for her third full-length novel. Set in an unnamed city during the bloody “Troubles” of Northern Ireland, the “Milkman” tells the coming-of-age story of a young girl’s affair with an older man. […]

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Meeting a new neighborhood leader

60 ViewsPresident Maithripala Sirisena and President of Maldives, Ibrahim Mohamed Solih met at the VIP Lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning (October 10). When President returned after completing a state visit to Seychelles today, the Maldivian President was transiting Colombo on his way from Male to Singapore. PMD

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Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh on sexual harassment in Bollywood: It is beyond gender

50 ViewsDeepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh on sexual harassment in Bollywood: It is beyond gender. Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh condemned sexual harassment in the industry during a session at the ongoing 16th Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi. “I see it as beyond gender,” Ranveer said, emphasising that “harassment, whether it is in the workplace or on […]

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Film on civil war removed from Jaffna fest

75 ViewsTamil filmmaker Jude Ratnam says he’s yet to get any ‘proper explanation’ from organisers A Sri Lankan Tamil filmmaker’s take on the country’s civil war, which was scheduled to be screened at the Jaffna International Cinema Festival later this week, has been removed from the list, raising questions about the space for free expression in Sri […]

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