on Channel EYE
the popular weekly television programme which entertained its thousands
of viewers all over Sri Lanka for the past 17 years on ITN, now
proudly re-launches on Rupavahini's Channel Eye, commencing Monday,
which took a breather of nearly three months, will now hit the Lankan
TV screens every Monday at 9.30 p.m., on prime time television -
right after the English News Bulletin. This popular programme which
began in July 1985, with its now legendary French Cancan theme music,
is one of the longest running programmes on Sri Lankan television.
Its long time producer/presenters since 1986, Kumar de Silva and
Yasmin Rajapakse, brought with it a breath of fresh air with their
dynamic presentation and innovative ideas, which they shared with
their appreciative viewers each week.
17 years down
the line, a new generation of producers has moved in, chartering
the programme through its present times. Nearly every member of
the "Bonsoir" team has been through the paces of television
production in Paris.
With this re-launch
on "Channel Eye", the popular Bonsoir Quiz also makes
a welcome comeback, together with French music. Bonsoir is produced
by the Alliance Francaise de Sri Lanka with funding from the French
Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
now at its peak. There's a new spirit of challenge and motivation
among its team members, a breath of fresh air with new co-ordinator
Pamudi Withanarachchi, and the invaluable exposure at prime time
on national television.
comprises Yasmin and Kumar, together with Pamudi and Majula Dharmakeerthi,
Himali Guneratne, Dilini Jayamanne, Sumaya Samarasinghe, Aminta
Paiva and Maneshka Silva.
for 'originals' with HECL and TVT
The November quiz organised by the Home Entertainment &
Communications Ltd and TV Times will come to close on November 30.
& Communications Ltd. (HECL) is the pioneering promoter of the
original VCD and VHS cassettes in Sri Lanka.
TV Times &
Entertainment in collaboration with Home Entertainment and Communications
Ltd. (HECL), launched a monthly quiz in September to help the project
"Buy Originals Only" and this is the third leg of the
To win an Original
VCD disc or Original VHS cassette of your choice from Home Entertainment
& Communications Ltd. (HECL), all you need to do is to answer
the November Question in the Coupon on TV Times and send it pasted
on a post card to Home Entertainment & Communications Ltd.,
Liberty Cinemas Building, 35, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 03 on
or before November 30 .
to the November quiz will be published on the first Sunday in December.
Dance Festival, a programme initiated by the Ministry of Human Resources
Development, Education and Cultural Affairs will be held on December
27, 28 and 29 at Viharamahadevi Park for the first time.
About 900 dancers
from Kala Ayathanayas, Schools and Cultural Centres in the island
will perform various dancing items from 6.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.
on each day during this festival.
dancers of the country will perform at this Festival. Besides the
school dancing groups which have won the first places in District
School Dancing Competitions and other various dancing groups from
Cultural Centres will also participate in this ceremony.
In the first
round a competition will be conducted at provincial level in order
to Kalayathanas to take part in this competition and qualify for
the final round.
to the local artistes, the foreign dancing troupes from countries
like India, Nepal and Pakistan will also participate in this festival.
winner at JAIC
Wine Sommelier at the Hilton JAIC Tower, A.M. Mohideen,
was the outstanding winner of the '8th Wine Appreciation Programme'
and Sommelier Competition presented by E&J Gallo, which was
held on September 26.
the hospitality industry three and a half years ago as a waiter
at the beautifully located Sunset Grill at Hilton Maldives Resort
and Spa. It was here that Mohideen initially excelled in increasing
wine sales, thereby nurturing his passion for fine wines.
the Hilton JAIC only two months ago as a captain at the Union Bar
& Grill Room, Mohideen has already earned a reputation as a
shining star on the wine scene not only at the Hilton JAIC but also
been the driving force behind the exceptional increase in wine sales
during the on-going Penfolds Wine and Dine Experience, thereby taking
the Hilton JAIC's wine offering to greater heights.
Virindhu' at Holiday Inn
'Yaal Virindhu', Jaffna Food Promotionc is now on at the
Holiday Inn every weekend.
Enjoy the the
best of Jaffna cuisine in all its authenticity such as Paal Appam,
Chaadham, Dhal Rasam, Eraal Porial, Suraa Barai, Rasavalli Pudding
and many more prepared by Holiday Inn's Master Chef Mirando and
his team of Chefs under the watchful eyes of Mrs. Queenie Johnpulle
the good food is the equally good decor with Thal Palms, Oil Lamps
and Flowers and an orchestra providing soft oriental music.
also be in luck's way with a Raffle entitling the winners to free
air tickets to Jaffna, courtesy Lion Air.
opening weeks had a packed house and promises to be a 'crowd puller'
in the coming weeks. 'Yaal Virindhu' will continue every Saturday
and Sunday, until end of November and will be 'the choice' of many
who want to 'eat different'.
(left to right) Hareem, Restaurant Manager, Rawat - Indian Chef,
Lasantha De Silva, Food & Beverage Manager, Mirando, Executive
Chef and Almeida, Senior Sous Chef.
and Crab on show at Continental
and Crabs are now on show at the Ceylon Continental Hotel.Engulf
yourselves with loads and loads of scrumptious Prawns and Crabs.
is the place to be in with an array of mouth-watering Seafood dishes.
Prawns and Crabs festival is at the Pearl Seafood Restaurant till
November 24 from 7.00 p.m. to 11 p.m. with live calypso entertainment.
New karaoke bar
the new Karaoke Bar and Lounge at Colombo Hilton opened its doors
to the public recently.
Aravinda de Silva, a frequent visitor to the Karaoke Bar with
Geoff Fernando of Purple Rain fame flanked by the management
of Hilton Colombo.
gather impressions with their ears as much as their eyes. Sound
is every bit as vital as comfort, style in decor and indeed creating
that special mood and of course establishing the image of the venue.
sound and service right, and people will see it as a place to enjoy
and return to", said Kapila Mohotti,the Manager of Lava and
Assistant Food and Beverage Manager of Hilton. Lava has longed for
with professional sound systems enabling fans to create that aimed-for
audience you dreamed of, a fair capacity in terms of seating.
in the basement car park of the hotel and indeed the disjointedness
feel inspired the interior designers and architect a choice of a
with contemporary character is indeed reinforced at Lava, and is
now ready to explode with excitement and fun for all.