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Sri Lanka’s Dinara Punchihewa Shines in Forbes’ 2024 – Under 30 Asia List

Forbes has spotlighted the exceptional talent of Dinara Punchihewa, a Sri Lankan actress and filmmaker, in its prestigious 30 Under 30 Asia list for 2024. Punchihewa made her mark in the competitive Bollywood scene back in 2018 by showcasing...

Sri Lankan Writer’s Novel Wins 2024 Carol Shields Prize for Fiction

V.V. Ganeshananthan receives the prestigious award for her novel "Brotherless Night" American writer of Sri Lankan descent, V. V. Ganeshananthan, has been honored with the 2024 Carol Shields Prize for Fiction. The award, valued at $150,000 ($205,074.75 CAD), recognizes the...

Sri Lankan Comedy Singer Sandaru Sathsara Makes Waves in Global Top 100 Rankings

Renowned for his unique comedic singing style, Sandaru Sathsara, the sensation from Sri Lanka, has accomplished an impressive feat by securing a position among the world's Top 100 comedy artists, as per the latest rankings from Chartmetric. Chartmetric, a...

Dr. Ray Jayawardhana Appointed Provost of Johns Hopkins University

Ray Jayawardhana, an accomplished academic leader, renowned and widely published scientist, and award-winning author who presently serves as dean of Cornell University's College of Arts and Sciences, has been selected as Johns Hopkins University's 16th provost. Jayawardhana has led Cornell's...

Iconic teamaker and Dilmah founder Merrill J. Fernando

Dilmah said that Fernando was surrounded by his sons and grandchildren when he passed away in Colombo this morning. The visionary founder of Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company’s greatness was in his invincible faith, his integrity and love for tea &...

5 Sri Lankans among top 100 scientists in Asia

Five renowned scientists from Sri Lanka have been listed among the top 100 scientists in Asia. Dr. Rohan Pethiyagoda, Prof. Chandana Jayaratne, Dr. Asha DeVos, Dr. Chathuranga Ranasinghe from the University of Colombo and Dr. Ashani Savinda Ranathunga from the...

RIP Ranjit Singh (Albert Moses)

Albert Moses – ‘Ranjeet Singh’ of Mind Your Language fame laid to rest today Sri Lankan born actor Albert Moses who became famous for his character Ranjeet Singh, a Sikh from Punjab (‘A THOUSAND APOLOGIES’) in the ITV sitcom Mind...

First ever officer of Sri Lankan background to serve in the top cop role in North America.

Peel Region hired a cop’s cop as its new chief of police Friday. And in the process, history was also made. When Halton Regional Police Deputy Chief Nishan Duraiappah is sworn in Oct. 1, he will become the first South Asian...

Lakshitha Karunarathna – Grand Prize Winner – Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice Awards

A Sri Lankan won the Grand Prize at the world’s preeminent nature photography competition. Lakshitha Karunarathna’s photo of a pride of huddling African lionesses was the Grand Prize winner of the 2017 Nature’s Best Windland Smith Rice Awards in Washington...

Sigiriya, Real life structure that resembles the Cats Lair

Did you know there is a real life structure that resembles the Cats Lair in Sri Lanka? It’s called the Sigiriya (Lion Rock) Fortress. Source : ThunderCats
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Sri Lanka’s Dinara Punchihewa Shines in Forbes’ 2024 – Under 30 Asia List

Forbes has spotlighted the exceptional talent of Dinara Punchihewa, a Sri Lankan actress and filmmaker, in its prestigious 30...
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