Award winning Lankan film’s subtle and intriguing portrayal of sexual exploitation

Award winning Lankan film’s subtle and intriguing portrayal of sexual exploitation

Sri Lankan Director Prasanna Jayakody’s film 28 (Twenty-Eight) which won the Best Director’s award at the 8th. SAARC Film Festival here last Sunday, is a subtle and intriguing portrayal of sexual exploitation in Lankan villages and cities, writes P.K.Balachandran in The Citizen. Young Director Jayakodi has woven the story around the dead body of a raped and murdered sex worker and brought out the travails of women in a sex starved male-dominated world in a gripping manner but interspersed with humorous interludes to relieve the tension.

No foreign hand in bribing Maldivian judges to overthrow Government, says envoy

No foreign hand in bribing Maldivian judges to overthrow Government, says envoy

Colombo, March 20 (newsin.asia): The Maldivian Ambassador in Sri Lanka, Mohamed Hussain Shareef, has said that no foreign country or agency is suspected to be involved in the plot to overthrow the Abdulla Yameen government by bribing two Supreme Court judges to pass suitable orders. Shareef told the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of Sri Lanka here […]

Maldives opts out of India-led naval exercise saying there’s State of Emergency at home

Maldives opts out of India-led naval exercise saying there’s State of Emergency at home

New Delhi February 27 (newsin.asia): Maldives will not be participating in the eight-nation, India-led naval exercise Milan this year because all wings of the Security Forces are  required to be in station because of the existence of a State of Emergency at home, the Maldivian Ambassador in India, Ahmed Mohamed said on Tuesday. However when […]

Abducted Afghan Deputy Governor of Kunar Province returns home

Abducted Afghan Deputy Governor of Kunar Province returns home

Kabul, January 6 (Express Tribune): An Afghan official abducted in Peshawar last October, has been freed by his captors and returned home. Qazi Mohammad Nabi Ahmadi, the deputy governor of Afghanistan’s eastern Kunar province, was kidnapped while visiting a doctor in Peshawar, near the border. No one has claimed the kidnapping, and it’s unclear who abducted him. […]

EU parliament demands sanctions against Myanmar for persecuting Rohingyas

EU parliament demands sanctions against Myanmar for persecuting Rohingyas

Colombo, December 15 (newsin.asia): The European Parliament on Thursday called for comprehensive economic, military and legal sanctions against Myanmar for brazenly persecuting the Rohingya Muslims,  over a million have had flee to Bangladesh over the last few years and particularly since August this year. The EU wants the international community to go from uttering words […]

Suhaee Abro nurtures Odissi in Pakistan defying prejudice

Suhaee Abro nurtures Odissi in Pakistan defying prejudice

Lahore ,December 13 (AFP): With her arms stretched out and her hands elegantly curved, the young dancer stamps her feet with aplomb, defying prejudice. Her art is reviled by many in religiously conservative Pakistan, where it is often linked with prostitution. “We constantly have to explain to people that dance is an art form, it’s […]

New York bomber Akayed Ulla charged with using Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)

New York bomber Akayed Ulla charged with using Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)

New York, December 13 (Reuters): US prosecutors on Tuesday brought federal charges against a Bangladeshi man, accusing him of using a “weapon of mass destruction” in Monday’s bombing of a Manhattan commuter hub. Akayed Ullah, 27, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court with providing material support to a foreign terrorist […]

Sri Lanka enters Guinness Book with World’s Tallest Artificial Christmas Tree

Sri Lanka enters Guinness Book with World’s Tallest Artificial Christmas Tree

Colombo, December 13 (newsin.asia): Sri Lanka has entered the Guinness Book of World Records for constructing the world’s tallest artificial Christmas tree last year, Guinness has said in a statement. “The largest artificial Christmas tree measures 72.1 m (236 ft 6.58 in) tall, and was achieved by Arjuna Ranatunga Social Services (Sri Lanka), in Colombo, […]

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