dream girl Sam,
I want to say that I love you, and only you, so much.
You are always on my mind. All the best for the exams!
To my Niran,
I want you - you know that. I cannot live without you. Please
come to me as soon as possible.
friends Chamila and Calani,
Wish you the very best for your O/L exams. Do
well. Although I don't understand you two, we shall be friends forever.
To the 2002 O/L batch of Devi Balika Vidyalaya,
Guys, you know now that we're the best. Congratulations on
your fantastic exam results and best wishes for the coming year.
We'll always be the best.
Dear Ammi and Appachchi,
Wish you a very happy 17th anniversary and a great, golden
future. You're the best. We love you always.
Julie, Noorie and Kushan
my one and only Nadheeshani,
Many happy returns on your birthday! I wish
you a bright and successful future. May all your sweet and crazy
dreams come true. You are my best friend forever.
To all my friends, especially Dila, Thila, Sulo, Prami, Deshi, Lak,
Chith and Nipu,
Don't forget our sweet memories at SBV. I miss you all very
Your loving Ranitha
To my Himasha, Parika, Ruk, Roshani and Uthpala,
You have helped me in more ways than you will ever know. You
will always have a special place in my heart as such wonderful friends.
Wish you a very happy birthday on April 11.
Thanks for everything you have done for me. Be my friend forever.
Your everloving Ranitha
Happy belated birthday! May your sweet dreams
and hopes come true. One of the best presents that God has given
me is you. I love you and miss you.
Our darling daughter Salome,
Every day we thank God for giving us a daughter like you.
We love you.
Mama and Dada
I love you so much and you are the only one for me.
You look great in your white shirt.
God bless you.
Your loving dream girl
Brother is Watching!
StageLight&Magic Inc. the theatre company which gave
audiences the hilarious "Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr"
and "Animal Farm" will present a radical adaptation of
George Orwell's classic novel '1984' in June this year.
was a quiet, decent Englishman who passionately hated two things:
inequality and political lying. Out of his hatred of inequality
came a desire for a society in which class privileges would not
exist. This to him was "democratic socialism," His hatred
of political lying and his support for socialism led him to denounce
the political lie that what was going on in the Soviet Union had
anything to do with socialism. As long as people equated the Soviet
Union with socialism, he felt, no one could appreciate what democratic
socialism might be like.
other novel in this century has had a greater impact upon the way
we think and talk about our world than George Orwell's masterpiece,
1984. "Big Brother", "doublespeak", and "the
thought police" have become part of our everyday lexicon, and
the term "Orwellian" has become a familiar adjective for
any situation-real or imagined-where conformity is compulsory and
where someone always seems to be watching.
also has the distinction of being, along with Aldous Huxley's Brave
New World, Yevgeny Zamyatin's We, Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork
Orange and his own Animal Farm, one of the most important works
of anti-utopic fiction produced in this century. These novels, which
began to flourish after World War I, imagine a nightmarish society
where all that is ugly and perverse about human nature has prevailed,
and people are powerless to resist an insidious, coercive order.
In 1984, the insidious order is known as "Big Brother",
a personification of the regime that both demands and ensures absolute
loyalty and obedience from all of its citizens.
is Watching is a dramatic adaptation of Orwell's novel and is a
sharp, concise play that effectively conveys the message of Orwell's
novel using minimal stage setting and just 14 characters. It tells
of a world where a Government i.e. Big Brother, controls everything,
from the way people dress and speak to the way they live and think.
a worker in the Ministry of Truth is growing disillusioned with
the system and its insistence on absolute control. He is joined
in his office by Julia who is also a member of the party and who
is in love with him. They join a group of conspirators who are attempting
to overthrow the tyrannical regime of Big Brother. Their love has
to be kept a secret and they get married despite a ban on the institution
of marriage and live out in the 'prole' section of the city.
the proletarians are the workers of the system and are people not
considered 'human' by Big Brother. The play follows their lives
and exposes the torture, the cruelty meted out by Big Brother in
his attempt to stay in power. It also exposes the hypocrisy that
is so intertwined with the lives and behaviour of most politicians
in our world today. Big Brother is also a reminder of the power
that great nations wield over the small, the way powerful countries
impose their will and their might on the weaker nations.
is Watching will be staged from June 6 - 8. Shows will commence
at 7.30 p.m. The production will be handled entirely by StageLight&Magic
Inc. The play will be directed by Feroze Kamardeen, who also directed
"The Legend of Macbeth", "Julius Caesar - The Anatomy
of an Assassination", "Widows", "Accidental
Death of an Anarchist", "The Compleat wrks of Wllm Shkspr"
and "Animal Farm".
is Watching stars some of the brightest new talent in English theatre
including Marsh Dodanwela, Kisholi de Mel, and Chamath Arambewela.
John Keells Institute, National Lotteries Board and The Golden Key
Company are sponsoring StageLight&Magic Inc.'s theatre activities
for the year 2003. YES FM is the Electronic Media Sponsor and Sonali
White of the Haddai Label is the official Costume Designer. The
Sunday Times is the Official Newspaper.