Dance with Tony & Ayesha
Husband and wife duo Tony and Ayesha will be in action at the "New Year's
Eve Dance" at the Union Bar & Grill Room at the JAIC Hilton.
Beverly Rodrigo will be on piano playing all those age old traditional
Sharmalee to rock 'Ellaidhoo'
Sharmalee de Silva of 'Dream Team' fame will be in action at the 'Ellaidhoo'
island in Maldives for the New Year party. Sharmalee, who is now based
in Germany as a professional singer will return to Frankfurt in early March
'Till then I will be performing at night spots in Colombo', she said.
Sam in Lusaka
Veteran musician, singer and entertainer 'Sam the Man' will be in action
in Lusaka, Zambia, tomorrow for their Annual New Year's Dance.
This will be his third visit to Zambia and 18th international tour.
According to Sam, he was four times performing in USA (New York, New
Jersey, Washington, LA and in Arizona State), twice in London, once in
Australia, three times in Dubai, a three months contract in Maldives, once
in New Zealand and once in Japan.
'These shows have always been a sell out and many are my fans who had
to be turned away', he said.
'But don't you worry - SAM is determined to organize many Sing-A-Longs
in the coming year,' he added.
His professional career spans 46 years. He was conferred an Honarary
Doctorate in the Performing Arts by the Open International University in
Dec. 2000 in recognition of his commitment and dedication to the Music
Industry. He is perhaps the only musician in the Western Band Scene to
be conferred such a high honour.
Golden Ball with In Harmony
Gold FM, Sri Lanka's only classic oldies channel will once again celebrate
the New Year in style with the 'Golden Ball 2001 New Years Eve Dinner Dance'
at the Kings Court of Trans Asia Hotel on December 31.
The band, "In-Harmony" whose members are veterans of the local music
scene, will keep the fans delighted. Gold FM has spared no pains in making
the night a memorable one.... Tickets are priced at Rs. 3500/- per person
and are available at the Trans Asia Hotel.
Lakshman's 'Christmas is Here'
Lakshman Perera of the country band 'Orange Blossom Special' has released
his second audio for this Christmas titled 'Christmas is Here'.
'Christmas is Here' contain 12 Christmas songs including very popular
Instrumental's Frosty the Snowman, 'Jingle Bell Rock', 'Oh Come', 'Amazing
Grace', 'Auld Lang Syne,' 'Hark the Herald', 'Under the Mistletoe,' and
'X'mas is Here'.
He will be performing on 31st Night with Ranjan, and Nadihsa Trio Named
"Swing" at Babarin Reef Hotel in Moragalla for 3rd successive year.
Little Hut on beach
'Little Hut' will be re-located on the beach for the New Year bash at Mount
Lavinia Hotel on December 31.
DJ music and food stalls will be open from 9.00 pm till birdcall. The
entrance will be Rs. 500/- per head.
Live music from 70's to 80's, for dancing from the band 'Lazer' will
come alive at the Terrace. The gala buffet will be on from 7.00 to 12 midnight
and the priced has marked as Rs. 900/- per head. The mid-night buffet after
12. mn is Rs. 350/= per person.
Oriental music with 'Best of Chef Publis' buffet style will cost only
Rs. 700/= nett from 7 to 12 at 'The Clipper'. There will be a Portrait
Painter and Astrologer in attendance at the hotel at the service of revellers.
Rajive & Corrine at New Year bash at SSC
Star studded Entertainment with many surprises will be on offer at the
SSC, on New Year's eve. The spotlight will fall on 'Rajiv and The Clan'
with Corrine de Almeida and a DJ in action. Veteran compere Bevil Palihawadana
will keep the ball rolling as the master of ceremonies.
Damage at CR & FC
'Damage', the new band with hot tunes, will be in action at the CR &
FC on December 31 for their new year bash.
'Damage', the youthful band which first hit the Sri Lankan music scene
in June 2001 with their Saturday performances at the 'Blue Leopard' at
G.O.H, Colombo, seems to get better with every passing day. Having entertained
hundreds at the 'Leopard' on the big nights, the band then teamed up with
Carlsberg and have since enthralled audiences regularly at venues such
as the CR & FC, the Otters Aquatic Club, Area 51 and Blizz playing
for many a theme night. 'Damage' have also been entertaining visitors to
the Deli Market, World Trade Centre every Friday since July.
The band is cabable in entertaining virtually anyone with their wide
repertoire, 'Damage' never fails to cater both to the young and the old.
This may be why they've been a hot favourite at Dances such as the Trinity
Dance, The Hilton Sports Club Dance and many more.
The talented young lot comprising 'Damage' are: Inshiran Dean on Bass/Vocals
(Dream team), Shehan Perera Lead Guitar/Vocals (Raid), Oshan Sampath on
Drums (Image) and Prageeth Jerome on Lead Vocals (Dream Team), Ashantha
Perera Leader/Keyboards and Vocals the X'periments).
The band's versatile singer Prageeth has also recorded originals which
may very well reach the local charts.
Discover new faces in Bonsoir
Another year has come to an end and popular French TV magazine 'Bonsoir'
finishes its 16th year on
Sri Lankan television.
'For our team, 2001 was a year full of exciting changes and adventures,'
said Bonsoir producer Sumaya Samara-singhe.
'If you have been unable to catch us every Monday at 8.00 pm, here's
a second chance to get a glimpse of some of the best programmes which were
produced during the past year,' She added.
This week, on Bonsoir the viewers will also be able to discover the
new faces which make up the "Bonsoir" team. So do not forget to switch
on your television on Monday, December 3l at 8.00 pm and still have time
to go for a New Year bash after watching "Bonsoir".
Bonsoir is produced by Sumaya Samarasinghe
Bonsoir on 3lST Dec.@ 8.00 PM on ITN
Tangerine : A dream hotel group
Tangerine group hotels have been in the hospitality industry for over 35
years with 3-5 star category hotels in Kalutara, Bentota, Nuwara Eliya
and Trincomalee and earned a reputation for providing the best service
and comfort and value for money.
Tangerine Beach hotel is 45-minute drive from Colombo and has the largest
venue to conduct a convention that can accommodate up to 300 delegates
or 500 guests for a cocktail reception and 3 other rooms that can accommodate
30-40 participants for seminar. Between Royal Palms Beach Hotel and Tangerine
Beach Hotel there are over 300 well appointed sea-facing bedrooms with
all modern amenities. Other facilities are 24-hour room service, two restaurants,
two bars, swimming pool, modern gymnasium, two well maintained clay tennis
courts, a squash court, ayurveda centre, shiatsu massage and a kiddies
play area with a kiddies pool. Both hotels share a large playground where
you could play a game of soft ball cricket or a game of soccer. The sports
animator would be glad to co-ordinate traditional games and events during
Balinese type, Royal Palms Beach Hotel is the flagship hotel of the
group and have been the recipient of two awards for quality and service
by leading tour operators from Netherlands - Hotelplan and TUI Germany.
The designer bedrooms with boarded floors and large balconies overlook
the sea and the surrounding lagoon type pool. Coffee shop/Grill, the fine
Orient Restaurant which serves seafood specialities. All main meals are
served at the Ranthalu Restaurant which has an open air terrace. For evening
entertainment the Night Jar and Pub and discotheque operates three days
a week. There is also a shopping arcade with a gift boutique, handicrafts
and a Jewellery store.
The Grand Hotel which is a landmark in Nuwara Eliya, better known as
"Little England" was originally the residence of Governor Edward Barnes
has been constantly upgraded in keeping with the changing trends, has 155
bedrooms with heaters, 24-hour room service, an English styled Bar with
3 excellent snooker tables, a Supper club and a new Indian restaurant.
About 130 participants can be accommodated classroom style or 350 invitees
for cocktails in the conference hall. The Governors wing overlook the well
manicured garden and the new wing overlook the golf course.
Lihiniya Surf in Bentota is one of the first hotels to be built according
to the ILO master plan done of 1965 has 86 air-conditioned sea facing bedrooms.
This budget type 3 star hotel also has a swimming pool, snooker, ayurveda
centre and light animation and entertainment.
Most of all Tangerine group hotels boast of well experienced staff who
have been with the group for a very long time and understand the customers
needs when planning a holiday or a conference.
First Iranian Tour group in the city
The first Iranian tourist group of approximately 40 passengers will be
arriving in Colombo on December 30 on Mahanair.
This group is scheduled to visit various historical places like Kandy,
Galle, etc., and the programme will be conducted by M/S Silver Wings (Pvt)
Ltd (Member of Expo Group), who will be the local agent for this group
in Sri Lanka. This is one of the series of groups that will be arriving
in the future from Iran.
Silver Wings (Pvt) Ltd will be organizing the warmest welcome for the
group at the airport and the hotels respectively.
This would be a boost for the Sri Lanka tourist industry, as after the
attack on the airport the market for tourism has been for a declining situation.
This feat of the Iranian tourists paves the way for other tourists to come
to Sri Lanka without fear.