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Kaushalya on Celeb Chat

Join popular stage and screen actress Kaushalya Fernando, on CSN’s ‘Celeb Chat’ at 9.30 pm on Monday 23 May as she talks about the many roles she’s played in life and continues to do so.

Kaushalya landed her first-ever stage role by accident as a “last minute replacement” in “Punchi Apata Dang Therei” directed by her mother in 1979. Interestingly Sri Lankan film goers are yet to see her first screen performance, in Ashoka Handagama’s “Sanda Dadayama” (1996), which is still to hit the screen. She has since then played memorable roles in ‘May mage Sandai’ (2000), ‘Boradiya Pokuna’ (2002), ‘Sulanga Enu Pinisa’ (Camera d’or at Cannes 2005), Ahasin Wetei (In competition at Venice 2009), ‘Ira Handa Yata (2009), ‘Aakasa Kusum’ (2008), ‘Flying Fish’ (2010) (In Competition for Tiger Award at Rotterdam Film festival (2011), ‘Mouse’ (2011), ‘Three Wheel Diaries’ (2011).

Daughter of well-known civil servant and former ambassador Lionel Fernando and Somalatha Subasinghe, Kaushalya was a very promising schoolgirl athlete who had to abandon the track after a leg injury. dent.

All this and lots more with Kaushalya Fernando on ‘Celeb Chat’. The repeat programme will be on Tuesday, 24 May at 8.00 am.

‘Cricket For Peace’ features four singers from Colombo

Highways wins Sri Lanka audition, song selected for the album. MoneyGram International, a leading global money transfer company and an ICC partner in the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, launched a unique music album, ‘Cricket for Peace’.

The ‘Cricket for Peace’ album was launched by Kunal Ganjawala, a popular Indian film music singer, in Mumbai, India. Cricket For Peace was a multi-country, multi-lingual initiative conducted in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka and attracted compositions from more than 100 bands.

The Cricket For Peace album of 10 songs includes the compositions from winning bands from the nine cities and the MoneyGram Cricket For Peace Anthem which is a unique feature of the album. From Sri Lanka, the band from Colombo – Highways won the Sri Lanka round of auditions and their composition ‘Let there be Love’ was selected and features in the album. Highways consists of Thushara - Band leader/keyboards, Rayan - guitar and Vocals, Thushantha - drums and saxophone, Sheryl – bass, Keith, Sajith and Anne on Vocals.

The anthem, written by lyricist and film writer Ravinder Randhawa, drives the message that cricket can foster brotherhood and peace not just within a country but amongst nations too. The music for the anthem, composed by noted world-music composer Nishith Mehta, is sung in English, Hindi, Bangla and Sinhala by a team of 11 artists from India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

From Sri Lanka, the singers who featured in the Cricket for Peace Anthem were Damien Fernando, Leonard Vittachi, Shehan Wanigasekara and Dilan Jayakody from Colombo. The other singers from Indian and Bangladesh included Megha Suresh from Mumbai, Dipti Sharma and Jigardan Gadhavi from Ahmedabad, Amith Sivashanmugam from Chennai, Joel Maxwell from Mangalore, Rabiul Awal and Kazi Nowrid Amin from Dhaka.

Cricket For Peace was a theme-based music contest that linked cricket with world peace. The program invited music- and cricket-lovers across the three ICC World Cup 2011 hosting nations to create musical compositions depicting ways cricket can foster the spirit of world peace.

Auditions were held in Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Chandigarh, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Dhaka and Colombo. The participants were encouraged to create compositions in local Indian languages, Bangla and Sinhala, plus were free to use local flavors of their regions in their compositions.

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