bring back the X-files on Mondays
Ranasinghe, N. Siriwardana and T. Amarathunga of Gampaha write...
As some fans
wrote to the Readers' Corner last week, we are also not satisfied
with the new schedule of ITN which started from November 17.
lt was just
wasting time by clashing two teledramas. ITN must try to be more
fair and flexible on this issue, because we do not want to lose
any episodes of 'The X-Files' or to clash with other members of
to watch 'Sathpura Wesiyo' also at 8.00 pm on Sundays. Everyone
including little children watch this show but some times 'The X
Files' contains low and medium level crime scenes, fights, frightening
scenes plus others that can mentally effect small children.
this, sometimes we also have to miss some parts of the show on Sundays
or have to give in for other programmes. So please be more responsible
about this. This is not a personal request, but for thousands of
fans around the country.
So the ideal
time for X-Files is on Mondays at 10.00pm
this weak Signals
W.C. Dayaratne of Matugama writes....
We are very
sad to experience a severe drop in signals of Dynavision, Sirasa
and MTV, as for that matter, except for Rupavahini and ITN the others
too are shedding it on and off.
certainly be due to any ionic disturbance in space. It looks more
like the effect of the increased, charges on electricity recently?
The loss is
felt very much in the outstations.
We sadly miss
all the entertainment Dynavision gave, it is almost totally lost
to us. Sirasa was always weak but tolarable. Since a couple of weeks,
we cannot even see the news telecast. TV and specially Shree Channels
were some compensation for the talks in general, who too are worried
about the increases on their daily budgets.
Now we have
lost even the little entertainment we had. Sirasa and MTV are worse
do this to us. Dynavision, Sirasa and MTV please come back to us,
we liked you very much.
TV Times! Thank
you very much, if not for your magazine The TV viewers will be at
a loss. You are doing a great service by helping us, at least to
make an attempt to let the people concerned to know our plight.
Maheswaren of Colombo 15 writes........
It is indeed
my duty as a sports lover to convey my heartfelt thanks to SLRC
for telecasting the live coverage of the 14th Asian Games From Busan,
South Korea recently.
athletes didn't perform to the best of their abilities, some way
or the other managed to grab four medals which included two golds.
As expected Susanthika and Dharsha didn't disappoint us with their
laudable performances, but off the track we expected several medals
in Kabbadi, Rugger, Boxing etc their dismal performances didn't
enable them to win any medals as expected.
As far as the
track events are concerned we had much hope in our 4x400 m relay
event, but according to my knowledge I firmly believe we lost it
due to many reasons.
If we analize
the whole event we see many fundamental errors made by our athletes.
These errors were the primary reasons for the downfall. Apart from
these I think this particular event has its own errors as well.
It was quite evident if one scrutinizes the last baton change with
Sugath we saw a lot of physical collisions between the athletes
in the baton change area. Some atheletes purposely do this as a
winning tactic. So I think International Olympic Committee should
take steps to combat these unruly attitudes of the athletes.
Again, a big
thank you to Rupavahini for the great job done. I hope they will
continue with lots of sports coverage in the future.
We Need A Powerless org..???
Brian Ranasinghe of Colombo writes.....
are refused any help and protection to their property rights and
ordered to go it alone to protect and defend their own 'works' in
a court of law, then we need not have an intellectual property organisation
which is powerless to act on behalf of the creators of music.
of music, need not be ordered to look offer our own "rights"
by an organisiation which administers the main" Copyright Treaty"
and offers no help at all to the creators of music. It's an utter
wastage of money by the State who helps such officials to survive
doing nothing at all to help and defend the composers and it will
save the State unwanted expenses by closing down such an organisation
which is a burden to the government and an utter disappointment
to the creators of music who suffer in silence. The State does owe
us a duty of care, as they have signed and ratified the main Copyright
Treaty, which N.I.P.O. has failed to comply - so what good purpose
does it serve to have such an organisation?
of photographs by Martin Pieris an Australian photographer based
in Sydney, Australia will be held at the Artrium of the Lanka Oberoi
from December 20 to 23.
This work started
in 2001 to record the images and stories of individuals in Sri Lanka
and will eventually be published in a book form depicting "A
Sri Lankan Story".
is sponsored by The Lanka Oberoi and will be ceremonially opened
by Dr. Lester James Peires, the international award-winning director
of Sri Lankan Cinema.
is Sri Lankan born and has lived in Australia since 1972. He is
a lecturer in Fine Art - Photomedia, at the University of Newcastle,
north of Sydney and has been a professional photographer and teacher
since the mid-seventies. Martin studied photography at the Canberra
Institute of Technical and Further Education in the seventies and
took up a position at the Canberra Institute of Arts, Australian
National University in 198I. He resigned this position in 1988 to
purchase a commercial photographic studio and worked as a commercial,
advertising and fashion photographer in both Canberra and Sydney
until 1997. With an intention of getting back into teaching, he
studied Adult Education at the University of Technology, Sydney.
He was appointed as a lecturer in Design Photography at the University
of Newcastle in 2000 and has subsequently moved into the Faculty
of Fine Art at the same university.
himself as an "Environmental Portraitist" and his love
for this type of visual imagery has led him to the "Sri Lankans"
project, to photograph and to document the stories of individuals
who have made an impact to Sri Lankan society from a cultural and
is an incomplete body of work and is, as the title suggests "Work
in Progress" and Martin hopes that this showing will bring
forth recommendations of others who should be included in the final