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Independent regulatory body to develop cinema & television industry

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The Cabinet has approved the establishment of an independent regulatory body to provide necessary facilities and guidance for the development of the cinema and television industry.

The State Film Corporation was established under the State Film Corporation Act No. 47 of 1971 to promote local cinema and was renamed as the National Film Corporation in 1980.

The government said the film industry is facing a severe setback due to various problems and it has been recognized that there is a need to establish an independent regulatory agency to revive the film industry.

“It also appears desirable to have an independent body to provide guidance to develop the television industry. After taking these factors into consideration, the proposal made by the Mass Media Minister was approved by the Cabinet,” it said.

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Laugfs Gas prices to remain unchanged too

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LAUGFS Gas PLC has also decided not to revise the prices of domestic LP gas cylinders for the month of February 2024.

Accordingly, the current prices are as follows:
12.5kg cylinder – Rs. 4,740 
5kg cylinder – Rs. 1,900

The announcement comes hours after Litro Gas Lanka stating that they will not revise gas prices this month.

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Actress Poonam Pandey passes away

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Actress and model Poonam Pandey has passed away last night (Feb. 01) due to cervical cancer at the age of 32, according to her team who posted the news of her death on her Instagram handle.

Poonam made her feature film debut with Nasha, an erotic drama that was released in 2013. She made cameo appearances in films such as Love Is Poison (Kannada) and Aa Gaya Hero (Hindi). The actress also headlined the Telugu movie Malini & Co and The Journey of Karma.

She was also part of the television reality competition series Lock Upp.

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Japan confers honour to Dharshan Munidasa

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Ambassador of Japan to Sri Lanka – Mr. Mizukoshi Hideaki yesterday (Jan. 30) conferred “The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold and Silver Rays” on Mr. Dharshan Munidasa, CEO and owner of the restaurant “Nihonbashi”, in recognition of his distinguished contribution to promoting Japanese cuisine in Sri Lanka.

Since the establishment of his renowned Japanese restaurant “Nihonbashi” in 1995, Mr. Dharshan Munidasa has been a trailblazer in introducing the intricacies of Japanese gastronomy to the Sri Lankan palate. Through his dedication to sourcing the highest quality Japanese ingredients and his commitment to upholding traditional Japanese culinary techniques, Mr. Munidasa has elevated the dining experience for patrons, furthering the cultural exchange between Japan and Sri Lanka.

Ambassador Mizukoshi commended Mr. Munidasa not only for managing a Japanese restaurant but also for his longstanding contributions to the understanding, promotion, and dissemination of Japanese cuisine and culture, including “washoku,” recognized as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage, both within and outside Sri Lanka. Additionally, as part of recent initiatives, Ambassador Mizukoshi highlighted Mr. Munidasa’s efforts in serving traditional home-cooked Japanese dishes at the Bon Odori festival, a cultural event of Japan held in Maharagama two years in a row, providing many Sri Lankan festival-goers with an opportunity to experience Japanese cuisine.

“The Order of the Rising Sun” is awarded by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan to foreign nationals who have made distinguished contributions to enhancing friendly relations with Japan and it is hoped that this auspicious event would further develop the bilateral relationship between Japan and Sri Lanka.

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