another look at Negombo'
we have come to the last lap of the "Take Another Look at Negombo",
the competition organised by TV Times in collaboration with Jetwing
This is the eighth
and the final week of the contest. The response to the "Take
Another Look at Negombo" competition was massive and thousands
of entries throughtout the last seven weeks proved their confidence
on TV Times and on Jetwing.
TV Times take
this opportunity to thank their ardent readers and promises more
exciting competitions like this in the near future.
final feature is all about Negombo one of the most popular beach
stretches in Sri Lanka.
To enter this
final lap, all you have to do is to answer the two simple questions
on Coupon No. 8 and post it to Negombo Travel Quiz No. 8, C/o TV
Times, no. 8, Hunupitiya Cross Road, Colombo 2.
should reach the TV Times Office on or before September 2. The decisions
taken by the panel of judges on all matters pertaining to this contest
Here are the
two lucky winners of the Negombo Travel Quiz No. 6.
No. 6, 'Samagi Nivasa', Gannoruwa Road,Peradeniya and Kumudu Lahiru,
61, Peiris Avenue, Kalubowila, Dehiwala.
and Kumudu. You are the lucky winners of our sixth leg of the "Take
Another Look at Negombo" and you will receive two gift vouchers
from Jetwing Group, that will enable you to spend a weekend at any
office will be in touch with you soon. The correct answers to the
questions of Quiz no. 6 are a 20 Minuutes drive and 27 rooms.
north of Colombo was once famous for its Cinnamon and Coconut, not
too long ago. However, today you'd see the fishermen at their craft,
bronzed figures bent over their nets or setting out their canoes,
as Negombo is now famous for fish and crustaceans. Along with tradition
there is also a buzzing nightlife here as the beaches are dotted
with many nightspots to visit.
With the commencement
of the International Airport many hotels sprang up in Negombo, being
a just a stone's throw away from the airport thus making this the
perfect place for travellers. The whole impression of the town is
cheerful and prosperous with its white bungalows set among palm
Just one hour's
drive from Colombo you could experience and witness yourself the
best beaches in Sri Lanka, which will entice you and which will
also take your breath away. In this place of serenity, Jetwing boasts
of five hotels in this wonderful place.
ago investment of Blue Oceanic Beach Hotel took place with all 110
rooms being air-conditioned. The increasing demand for the hotel
promoted the Management to set up Royal Oceanic Hotel, which consists
of 91 a/c rooms and all rooms with T.V., which gives the customer
a choice of swimming pool and other facilities. After which Seashells
Hotel came under the Jetwing umbrella and last year in November
2002 Ayurveda Pavilions, the first purpose-built Ayurveda Hotel.
Ayurveda Pavilions was erected in the west coast last year, which
now has the distinction of being a member of the Great Spa Hotels
of the World.
Thus, the saying
goes "Come to Negombo" as it makes you linger on.
from Merry An for Wendt anniversary
a musical by Merry An Singers to celebrate the 50th anniversary
of the Lionel Wendt Theatre will come alive at the Lionel Wendt
on August 31, Sunday at 7.00 pm.
the spice of life has sparked Mary Anne David to mix and match the
harmonies of Romberg against Rossini, the rhythms of Gershwin with
Gospel. The choir will tap Opera, touch Musicals and teenagers will
effectively tackle counterpoint.
for yoretime is by the proven trio - Electronic/Sound Engineer Neranjan
de Silva, a wizard on the keyboard; Christopher Prins, a smiling
magician on drums and Mary Anne David on piano. The Producer, Andrew
and Director, Mary Anne of this group have consistently maintained
that their productions though amateur strive for a professional
finish and this entails 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration.
They are gratified
with the commitment of the choristers who have sacrificed time and
other commitments to achieve this target.
is timed to finish by 8.15 p.m. to allow bus travellers easy passage
and senior citizens an early night. Tickets are reasonably priced.
new book on e-com
book on the electronic media written by experienced broadcaster
Rohan Welivita will be launched on August 27 at 5.00 pm at the Mahaweli
Sannivedanaya Baviythaye, Wagakeema saha Deshapalanaya" (Electronic
communication- Responsibility, Usage and politics) covers the topics-introduction
to electronic media, usage and responsibility of electronic communication
and politics and methods and law of Electronic media in Federal
The book also
includes letters on the law and the traditions followed in local
television telecast and Consumer Protection Act and the rights of
On this occasion
several songs from 'Suseema' will be sung by George Senanayake.
This teledrama was directed by Mr. Welivita himself and telecast
in the late 80s.
worked as a programme director of Rupavahini Corporation at the
beginning of the institution and later joined ITN as a programme
writes his first novel
critic, journalist and a copywriter Ajith Galappaththi's maiden
novel "Maye Neththara" will be launched at the Public
Library auditorium on Monday, August 25 at 4.00 pm.
Neththara" is a love story written around the experiences of
a young boy and a girl and a young married couple who are caught
up between traditional and modern thinking.
Dharmasiri Gamage will chair the book launch while Praneeth Abeyasundara,
Sarath Amunugama and W. Jayasiri will deliver talks on the issues
of love, popular culture and love in the market economy.
is a journalist who has concentrated on promoting the film industry
as a film critic. He is a regular contributor to Lankadeepa and
Dinamina newspapers and writes on arts and cinema. He also has been
a judge on several panels for film and TV shows.
he is a copywriter. Ajith started his writing career contributing
to newspapers as a student at Nalanda College. While reading for
his Masters degree in mass-communication Galappaththi is involved
in research on cinema and arts.
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