mini play on Rupavahini
scene from 'Ralu Pawana Nischala Wiya'
Among the various other programmes produced by different TV stations,
the Teledrama Unit of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation will present
a one episode Christmas miniplay "Ralu Pawana Nischala Wiya"
on Christmas day afternoon.
Directed by Jagath Chandrasiri the telefilm revolves around a girl
who goes in search of answers for the problems in her life and will
be telecast at 1 pm on December 25 on the Rupavahini channel.
the only child born to a middle class Tamil family. Failing to find
solutions to problems she faces in her young days she joins a rebel
group. The girl soon realises that she is in the wrong place and
she gets fed up with the hard life she experiences there.
a chance to get away from this company Sinduri is appointed to recruit
new members to the organisation.
One day the
girl manages to escape and returns to her parents who are jubilant
at her arrival. The threats from the rebel group on Sinduri continues
and finally she is sent to her uncle for protection.
danger of keeping the girl, 'Dorai Appa' sends Sinduri as a servant
girl to a rich family. When the owners of the house plan to take
a police report on Sinduri she secretly runs away fearing that her
past records would be revealed. Sinduri who went in search of solutions
to problems of life meets a nun and ends up in a convent where she
sees a completely new world. Would Sinduri be able to find answers
stars Niranjali Manjalee, Kamalani Aiyar, Nirmalee Wickremasinghe
and Taniya De Silva. It is produced by Hiranthi Peiris.
gift to children
Perera, keyboardist of Orange Blossom Special has released his latest
Christmas cassette 'Christmas Song For Children' recently.
a technical officer attched to SLBC has produced this Christmas
cassette specialy for the children. The Christmas songs on this
audio are sung by the students of Devi Balika Vidyalaya.
Dinithi Kattagoda, Semini Gunawardana, Ashani Wicramaarrachchi,
Hasani Erandi Perera are the students, featured in this audio.
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Solo by Hasani Perera), Silent Night,
Mary's Boy Child, Little Drummer Boy (Solo by Hasani Perera), Rudolf
The Red Nose Reindeer. Deck The Halls (Solo by Hasani Perera) and
We wish you a Merry Christmas are some of the songs included in
has released two cassettes previously. 'Christmas Instrumentals'
Cassettes - 'Santa Claus Coming to Town' and 'Christmas is Here'
released in 1997 and 2001 respectively.
Childrens' Musical Programme for Christmas Day will be aired on
5.30pm to 6.00pm on FM 95.6 Mhz.
for this programme is done by Lakshman Perera and all songs were
recorded in the SLBC Ananda Samarakoon Studio.
compere by Viran Corea and will be produced by Shiromali Fernando.
He has already
composed two Sinhala songs for this special Christmas programme
and one New Year song with his daughter Hasani Erandi Perera and
All these songs
are broadcast through SLBC Sinhala Service, SLBC English Service
and Sports Service.
Puranaya' on Swarnavahini
connected with Christmas have shared the spotlight in various forms
of media. Television has, among them, become the most powerful since
it is visual. This Christmas too all the TV channels have organized
Some of them
are "Roma Puranaya" a novel programme from the Vatican
in Rome to be telecast on Swarnavahini channel.
telecast at 9 pm on December 24 and 9.30 am on 25 will include a
special holy mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II with the participation
of Sri Lankans living in various parts of Italy.
to the religious programme a number of documentary programmes on
historically important places will be telecast in between this special
programme on these two days.
Some of these
important religious places are Venice, the church in Padua in which
St. Anthony's mortal remains are kept, St' Peter's Basilica, St'
Sebastian's main church in Milan, the Church of St. Francis of Assisi
and the staircase Jesus trod on his way to the final judgment
also would take its viewers to the Tomb of Romeo and Juliet, the
house and museum of Michelangelo in Florence, leaning tower of Pisa,
and the Coleseum.
Sirasa TV would
bring "Lowa Wata Naththal Siya Samagin" (Around the world
with Santa Claus) which shows that Santa Claus coming to Sri Lanka
from Atlanta for five days from December 20 to 25.
On the Christmas
morning at 7 am the main programme will be telecast with children
singing carols. A musical show named 'Bethlehempure' backed by Golden
Chimes will be at 9.30 pm.
will feature Annesly Malewana, Indrani Perera, Mariazelle Gunathilake,
Joe B. Perera, Anil Barathi and Dharmaratne Brothers and Milory
that are to be telecast on Rupavahini channel are December 20 and
21 at 9.35 pm-"Child called Jesus", Christmas teledramas
from 23 to 26 at 2.pm, "Naththal Gee siri" at 7 am on
25 and at 6.30 pm on 26 at 6.30 pm and "Naththalata Nawa Aruthak"
musical programme at 2.30 pm on December 25.
Message from the Vatican city will be telecast at 6.00 pm on Christmas
EYE-Rita Macwels Once upon X'mas will be on December- at 1 pm and
Christmas Carols at 5pm on 24 and at 6pm on 25.
welcomes Sumathi winners
The Sumathi Tele Award winners who starred in Rupavahini
productions were given a rousing welcome by the Corporation.
winners have taken part in teledramas and other programmes telecast
on Rupavahini and EYE, both which are handled by the SLRC. They
have grabbed the highest number of awards.
felicitated included Jayalath Manoratne- Best Actor ('Sanda Ama-wakai'),Wasanthi
Chathurani-Best Actress ('Kulawamiya'), Channa Perera and Yashodha
Wimaladharma, who were adjudged Popular actor and actress for rules
in "Sathpura Wesiyo".
director of 'Sanda Amawakai' Ananda Abeynayake and Prasanna Jayakody
and camera director, editor and make-up-artiste- Palitha Perera,
Rukmal Nirosh, Priyantha Sirikumara respectively of the same drama
were among the winners.
Sumithra Rahuba-dde who wrote the screen play for "Kulawamiya"
was adjudged the best and Navaratne Gamage the Best Music Director
in "Wishwa Gamana" and Nayana Kumari -Best supporting
actress and Jayani Senanayake-Best Promising Actress both in "Sanda
Amawakai" were also honoured. Athula Ransirilal of SLRC who
produced the children programme "Be Kiyala Be" which was
chosen the Best Children's programme also was honoured.
and Wimal Alahakoon of 'Hemanthaye Wasanthayak' and Ruhani Weerasinghe
'Diya Sevaneli' and Sandya Mendis 'Sathpura-Wesiyo', who won merit
awards, were also felicitated.