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Items filtered by date: Sunday, 25 March 2018

THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIVILIZATION

We drive comfortably towards Polonnaruwa through wide carpeted highways lined with gushing waters of the irrigation canals, stretches of green paddy fields as far as the eyes could see, massive rice mills with towering masts and women and children bathing and washing clothes in the canals running parallel with roads and ruined buildings. In fact, looking at the vast stretch of paddy fields in the area, I cannot imagine why we have to import rice now as ancient kings had transformed this country to become the Granary of the East, producing a bountiful rice harvest and even exporting the surplus.

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Alicia Vikander breathes life into 'Tomb Raider' reboot

Talking about bringing a human dimension to a movie based on a videogame might sound like a fool's errand, but those qualities -- courtesy of star Alicia Vikander -- are the most memorable aspect of "Tomb Raider," an attempt to revive the franchise that Angelina Jolie previously headlined by introducing Lara Croft on what amounts to her first, er, raid.

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Koombiyo, setting the bar for local dramas

Channel surfing in Sri Lanka during prime time will give you a montage of various women (both Sri Lankan and Indian), hysterically bawling, complaining about one problem or the other, or simply shooting daggers at the camera - shot from at least 5-6 angles. Per actress.

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