Mal' portrays a teacher, a politician
has a school teacher, a determined honest politician and some dramatic
events connected with the lives of two main characters, in its plot.
The miniplay telecast every Thursdays at 8.30pm on Sirasa TV.
scene from 'Wara Mal'
a simple schoolteacher who's fate is changed suddenly the day she
is to be awarded an International Prize for the work she has carried
out on the environment at school level. The Minister who comes to
give away the award is Migara and as is common with modern day politics,
there is an underworld gang plotting to assassinate the Minster
at the ceremony. However, the bullet intended for the Minister hits
Jayanganie instead. She is hospitalized and the Minister feels concerned
and responsible about what's happened to Jayanganie.
During the convalescence, a relationship develops between Jayanganie
and Migara. Jayanganie and Migara get married despite opposition
from both the families.
Jayanganie finds herself in situations she's never been before as
the Minister's wife as she is thrown into a world of politics and
high society. She is also up against heavy pressure from Migara'
s family who take an instant dislike to Jayanganie and both the
mother-in-law and Migara's sister start ill-treating her because
of her social background. The haughty mother-in-law, Evelyn has
already jeopardized her own daughter's chances of marriage with
a village commoner, as she wants her wealth and social class intact.
To add more turmoil into this household, there is Migara's mentally
ill twin brother whom the mother-in-law keeps hidden away as a prisoner
in the house. The evil gangs somehow find their way across to Migara
and he is assassinated just before an election. To make sure that
Migara's seat is not lost after all that's happened, the party seeks
Jayanganie's help to win the election. They are convinced that she
win on sympathy
grounds. Even though reluctantly, she is dragged into politics and
her own determination and the opposition that comes from both her
father and Migara' s family, make Jayanganie more resolute to go
ahead as the candidate for her husband's seat.
campaigning she faces many upheavals. She also finds herself drawn
towards the able young man whom the party nominates as her private
chauffer. Jayanganie has to fight her feelings as she discovers
she is carrying Migara ' s child.
The cast in
'Wara Mal' are Sriyantha Mendis, Semini Iddamalgoda, Roger Seneviratne,
Sanjaya Leelaratne, Susila Kottage, Ratnaveli Kekulawela, Rebecca
Nirmalee, Edward Gunawardane, Hemasiri Liyanage and Ellen Sylvester.
Peradiga' on stage now
"Meda Peradiga", a stage drama by Gunapala Karunapathirange
will go on stage at Jayasinghe Memorial Hall, Dehiwela on March
15 at 3.30 p.m. and 6.30 p.m.
Perera, Rupa Gomes, Jayathileke Herath, Kusum Perera, Jayani Ranjana
Gamage and Gunapala Karunapathiranage play in this drama.
Arasu of Dehiwala writes....
In haste I pen this brief letter to you. First
of all, let me thank the 'Channel Eye' - "Rupavahini"
for extending us the live coverage of the on-going (current) ICC
Cricket World Cup in full without any sort of interruption, so far,
and trust that, if will be continued neatly, till the end of the
Final encounter relayed from South Africa.
The only hindrance
by the local experts' chit-chat (discussion) that need to be avoided
during the matches. This looks so funny and hilarious.
do take this opportunity to pen my warmth, wholehearted appreciation
to ourfast bowler, Chaminda Vaas, who took a hat-trick with the
first three balls of the match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh
and finally returned the match figure, 9.1-2-25-6 .
it was a unique, fantastic piece of fast bowling in the history
of One Day cricket world competition, and he had created a world
record. It was the second time in his illustrious career, that Vaas,
had achieved the rare distinction of the hat-trick in the shorter
2001, he performed this feat against Zimbabwe 8 for 19 at the SSC
grounds in Colombo, that itself was a wonderful record to his credit!
Vaas was picked up the "Man-of-the-Match" in South Africa
today, after the hat-trick that he fully deserved, really makes
us proud and happy, indeed!
It is simply
great that our cricketer shines well today in the world. Vaas has
brought fame, name, honour and glory to his Motherland, and he ranks
amongst the best in the game, especially in the speed department!
He is still young and a long way to go for this lad to be in forefront!
Well played! Heartiest congratulations and keep it up Vaas! Good
I read the well presented interesting valuable letter under the
caption "Eye open your eye" in your issue of 23 February
- 1 March 2003, and I too agree with the writer's point of view.
Let it be 'food for thought' to the higher authorities concerned
for them to rectify the shortcomings in the live telecast of the
ICC World Cup cricket ODI matches in the interest of all the TV
ground music is too loud
L H S
Peiris of Colombo - 9 writes....
In many Sinhala Teledramas, it is observed that the background
music is too loud and the words spoken by the actors/actresses are
drowned by this noise.
Background music is necessary when there is no dialogue or on some
occasions soft background music creates the necessary mood or atmosphere
for the episode. In many Sinhala teledramas, the viewers cannot
follow the story due to the disturbance of the loud background music.
should take an example from the English Soap operas like "Bold
and the Beautiful", "Young and the Restless" where
there is soft background music when necessary.
It is not jarring
to the ear as in the case of the local Sinhala teledramas and does
not disturb the viewer so that the story can be foIIowed without
It is hoped
that the Sri Lankan directors will take heed of this weakness and
improve the quality of the Sinhala teledramas by avoiding such mistakes.
manners a must in Lanka
Leslie Pollocks of Minuwangoda writes...
"Manners maketh a man" was what we were
taught in school in the past. We do not know whether it is taught
now. But by seeing the way the three who interviewed were sitting
in front of the Prime Minister it was appalling.
- one from of Swarnawahini, one from Sirasa and one from of TNL
had the opportunity of interviewing Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe
on Saturday at Temple Trees in a live programme, which was held
to mark the first anniversary after signing the Memorandum of Understanding.
the person who got the interview live simultaneously in all TV channels,
for the first time.
However, a piece
of advice to whoever who arranged the programme, before the three
sat for the interview, they should have been taught how to sit in
front of the Prime Minister when interviewing.
at the way the Prime Minister was seated, he looked a real gentleman,
but looking at the threesome, all three had their legs cocked up
or cross legged most of the time.
one of the interviewers was seated like a mouse when he interviewed
the President recently.
should learn from TV personalities like Tim Sebastian of BBC fame
and Larry King of Larry King Live of CNN how to interview and how
to be seated in front of a distinguished personality.
nuisance in Teledramas
Mahinda P. Hettiarachchi of Kalubowila writes .....
It is really a cumbersome task to enjoy a teledrama these
days, because of a variety of advertisements, which obstruct and
mar the interest, the enthusiasm and the anticipation the viewer
develops during a show.
At times, at
the very crucial moment, the programme is suddenly changed to a
commercial and the viewer becomes exasperated as he was very eagerly
anticipating the next move. Then begins a series of commercials
which runs for about five minutes, which severely aggravates the
The Golden Media
channel is famed for introducing a load of commercials during a
teledrama. Sometimes about fifteen advertisements go through at
one break, from this channel. Now the infection has spread to other
channels as well, and they too follow on the same path disregarding
the viewer's discomfort and disappointment. The worst part is that
some commercials are repeated during one break.
It is a fact
that advertisements monetarily help the smooth function of these
organisations, but they should give an even break to the viewer.
If a teledrama is scheduled to run for 30 minutes, they should stop
half-way and telecast the commercials and then continue the drama.
But as it is commercials appear every two or three minutes during
matches when telecast is a treat to watch (in shame). The channel
telecasting the match has its own way of handling the bowlers. Some
are given only five balls per over and some even four.