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Items filtered by date: Saturday, 15 September 2018

Comedy requires more creativity than a thriller or a regular role: Shreyas Talpade

“Why do you want to stop seeing Shreyas in comedy,” questions actor Shreyas Talpade, who has delivered stellar performances in films such as Iqbal and Dor, but has somewhat been boxed into the role of a comic actor over the last few years. “There was a time when I used to think that I don’t want to get stereotyped into a certain genre and I refused to do a few films. I was told by the makers of Jolly LLB that I refused the film, though I don’t remember saying no to it. However, over time I have realised that I enjoy doing comedy. It requires more creativity than a thriller or a regular role. The challenge for me is that while doing comedy, I need people to accept me as a serious actor, which they already know I am,” says he.

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PRESIDENT CHIDES AG, CID

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday revealed that he had severely admonished officials of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Attorney General for constantly taking military officers into custody, remanding them for a short period and then releasing them, even though there had been no prosecutions so far.

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CID files case against Ravi

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) yesterday filed a case against former Finance Minister MP Ravi Karunanayake at the Colombo Magistrate’s Court for giving false evidence to the Presidential Commission of Inquiry into the Central Bank bond scam.

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All eyes on ‘Slinga Malinga’

  • Published in Sports

DUBAI, Friday – Past feats like having won the 50-over Asia Cup on five occasions which puts Sri Lanka on par with India won’t come into play when the 14th edition gets under way at the Dubai Sports Complex with Sri Lanka taking on Bangladesh in the curtain-raiser of the six-nation tournament.

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Ubiquity University partners with ESOFT to bring soft skills and competency-based education to Sri Lanka

ESOFT and Ubiquity University announced a partnership that will bring soft skills and competency-based education to high-school, undergraduate and post-graduate students across Sri Lanka. By leveraging ESOFT’s expansive network of over 40 centers island wide, and combining its experience in technical skills with Ubiquity’s expertise in holistic education and soft skills development, this partnership will enable Sri Lankan students to develop critical competencies in leadership, critical thinking, creativity, collaboration, emotional intelligence, cross boundary team building, resilience and global thinking. These competencies will give them the complete package of skills they need to succeed in the competitive, ever-changing job market of the day.

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