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Alert on Global warming at AC

‘An Inconvenient Truth’ a 2006 documentary film directed by Davis Guggenheim about former United States Vice President Al Gore’s campaign to educate citizens about global warming via a comprehensive slide show will be screened at the American center on November 30 at 6 pm.

The idea to document his efforts came from Laurie David who saw his presentation at a town-hall meeting on global warming which coincided with the opening of The Day After Tomorrow. David was so inspired by Gore’s slide show that she, with Lawrence Bender, met with Guggenheim to adapt the presentation into a film.

Youths lost in dreams

French film, ‘L’Appât’ (The Bait), a dark, pessimistic but believable reflection of adolescent disaffection will be screened at 3 pm on November 30 at the Alliance Francaise de Colombo.

Directed by Bertrand Tavernier, the film revolves around an adolescent girl, Nathalie who shares a small Parisian apartment with her two friends, Eric and Bruno. Nathalie has a hobby: to chat up affluent looking men in bars. She and her boyfriend, Eric and their friend Bruno conceive a modest dream: they will move to America and start up a small fashion business. Their only worry is the lack of money. Using Nathalie as the bait, the boys set up a date with a rich man in order to rob him.

The film subtitled in English is suitable for persons of 15 years and above.

Grand Hotel Mixes the Christmas Cake

Once the adored private residence of the Governor, Sir Edward Barnes, internationally acclaimed Grand Hotel held its annual Christmas Cake Mixing Ceremony last week for the 119th consecutive year with the Chairman George Ondaatjie, Managing Director Gerard Ondaatjie and the Board of Directors being present.

Picture shows, Chairman George Ondaatjie (seated). From left to right Mrs. Christobel Ondaatjie, Mrs. Soraya Ondaatjie, Mr. Gerard Ondaatjie (Managing Director) Paul Ratnayake (Director), Tissa Fernando, Transport Manager – Tangerine Tours mixing the cake.

A Tour of Asia at Hilton Residence

‘Tour of Asia’, a tour to explore the delectable cuisines of Malaysia, the exotic flavours of Indonesia, unexplored culinary combinations of Vietnam and traditional warmth of Sri Lankan delicacies all in one night will come alive at the Union Bar and Grill (UBG) of Hilton Colombo Residence every Thursday.

A Tour of Asia would capitalize on the luxurious themes that have captivated hearts shore to shore with their amazing aromas, vivid flavours and unbeatable textures. The Hilton Colombo Residence unveils Asia like guests have never known every

Tour of Asia will be on Thursdays from 7.00PM to 11.00PM. The whiff of freshly grilled Chicken, Lamb and Beef Satays will be on show; and the Vietnamese Savoury Pancakes are going to leave you addicted. A Tour of Asia buffet is available at Rs. 1, 600 +++ per person.

The Fresh Spring Rolls with Stir - Fried Vegetables and the Okra with Tuna Salad are definitely a “must-try”. The Sea Food Salad and young papaya with Beef and Gado Gado Salad or the delicious Soto Ayam Soup (better known as the Malaysian Chicken Noodle Soup) are some of the favourits.

The “Hot” corner on the buffet includes Vietnamese Chicken Fried Rice, and Optional Steamed White Rice, Beef Rangdang, Vietnamese Pork Spare Ribs, Roasted Turmeric Chicken, Sautéed Potatoes with Crushed Peanuts and Spring Onions. The Sri Lankan section which consists of Plain Hoppers, Egg Hoppers, Curried Mutton, Rotti to feast on is the main attraction.

The highly-acclaimed show is back for another season on ETV

ETV announces the launch of the 2nd season of the highly successful talk show ETV Power Women. The revolutionary show that brought the lives of the successful ladies of Sri Lanka is back for a second season. ETV Power Women is a production of Vanguard Management Services (Pvt.) Ltd.

ETV Power Women: Season 2, like the previous season, features successful ladies leading illustrious careers and exciting lives. ‘We feature women who have achieved the pinnacle of success through years of hard work in their respective fields’ said Ashani Jayasinghe, Executive Director / Channel Head.

To put a twist to things, in this season, ETV has focused on women who have given back to society through social service. The season 2 features doctors, educators, social workers, activists and also artists who have succeeded in making a significant change in Sri Lanka and in their respective fields.

‘They have all contributed to the welfare of the society and have made an indelible mark on the social landscape of Sri Lanka’ she added. The delightful Minoli Rathnayake, continues to be the host of the show. Her wit and her cheerfulness make her the ideal host.

‘With the second series of ETV Power Women, we once again attempt to get under the skin of some of Sri Lanka’s most successful women. ‘Power’ is a word bandied about a lot, so we like to give our viewers a refreshing perspective of that word through interviews with a series of impressive women who’ve risen to the top, not only through their diverse personalities and tastes, but through their diligence, hard work, perseverance and vision’ said Prasad Pereira, the producer of the show.

The power women featured on the second season are:-Neela Marikkar - Chairperson of Grant McCann Erickson, Dr. Dilini Samarakone - Consultant Surgeon (Breast Cancer), Elizabeth Moir - Founder of the Elizabeth Moir International School, Rosanna Flamer – Caldera – Founder of Equal Ground & LGBT Rights Activist, Neeta Ariyaratne - Social worker (Sarvodaya), Anoma Wijewardene – Artist, Neluka Silva - Senior lecturer in English at University of Colombo, Soundarie David - Founder and music director of ‘Soul Sounds’, Caryl Tozer - Beauty queen and Co-founder of Women-in-Need, Ameena Hussein - Author and publisher, Maureen Seneviratne – Writer, journalist & chairperson of PEACE and Sigrid de Silva - Senior Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant.

‘I am thrilled to be a part of the second season of ETV Power women as we have such a wealth of incredibly talented and inspiring women who have achieved so much in their chosen fields, it's an honour and a privilege to have a one on one conversation with them. The show really provides an insight into the private person behind the public face.’ said Minoli Rathanayke, the host of the show.

ETV Power Women: Season 2 will air every Friday at 8.00pm with repeats on Sat at 4.00pm, Wed at 10.00am, Friday at 6.00pm and on Saturday at 10.00am.

‘Tribe’ vibes

‘Tribe’ is a popular trio that came into the music in 2002 and made a name for them as a leading dance band. Though, since lately they moved out of Colombo to be in action at the main tourism belt from Wadduwa to Galle.

‘Tribe’ comprises of three very talented musicians. Sureshni Wanigasuriya, Thilak Perera and Sukumal Perera. Thilak started his career as a drummer with his brother's band ‘Gliders’, when he was 12 years old..Some of the bands he played with were ‘Pioneers’, ‘20th Century’, ‘Errol & the Genuine Spares’ and finally before forming ‘Tribe’ he was with ‘Sohan & the X’Periments’ for 24 years.

Sureshni started her career with her uncle's band ‘Golden Chimes’ doing back up vocals. Then she formed her own band ‘Europa’ and they performed in Oman for two years. After coming to Sri Lanka, she joined ‘Ecstasy’ and later Aquarius and ‘Sohan and the X’Periments’.

’Tribe’ come a long way with Sureshni and Thilak along with Sukumal Perea playing Keyboards. The Trio performed mostly in Tourist Hotels in Down South and private functions. Also Thilak and Sureshni have performed in many countries together as a duo.

‘But the saddest part is, though tourism is booming in the country, musicians are not gettng their fair share in the business. All the hotels in the South Coast is doing very well but not compensating our work in proper way. Like everyone else we musician too are doing our job and are the stakeholders in economic development in our country. People should understand this’ Sureshni said.

The band performs at a leading hotel in Down South. - Sanath

Sing- along CATS

Following is a brief account of the “Sing-along & Fellowship Evening” of the Catamarans Sports Club held on 21st October 2010. Sent along with are photographs of the participants at the sing-along and another of Lincoln de Silva and Eranjan Perera at the bandstand.

The catamarans sports club, Moratuwa held its annual ‘sing-along and fellowship evening’ patronized by family members, friends and well-wishers recently.

A crowd of approximately 200 persons participated and enjoyed the evening’s entertainment to their hearts content. The ‘sing-along’ continued for over two hours followed by more fellowship and dancing. Live music was provided by the popular band ‘super pink & purple’.

The ‘CATS’ also hope to organize their annual ‘needy children’s x’mas party’ followed by the ‘carols night’ during the festive season.

Wendy Holsinger on ‘Celeb Chat’

Wendy Holsinger is the famous daughter of the legendary Wendy Whatmore and currently presides over the destiny of the ‘Wendy Whatmore Academy of Speech and Drama’.

Listen to Wendy Jr. talk about her famous mother, the Academy and its thousands of students, her family, her pets, her hobbies and more ... in a wide ranging and heart-to-heart chat with Kumar de Silva at 9.30 pm on Monday 29 November on Prime TV’s ‘Celeb Chat’.

REPEATS : Tuesday, 30 November at 3.00 AM, 11.00 AM and 8.00 PM WATCH the LIVE STREAMING on the INTERNET

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