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'Rhythm of Unity'
No mammoth crowds, no panicky people trying to barge into the venue. 'Rhythm of Unity' organised by the 86 group of St. Joseph's College took shape on Saturday amidst a sparsely-attended crowd but it was indeed a treat for those present at the school auditorium.

As suggested by the name, music was intended to bridge the gaps if any, created in our multi-ethnic society. And to a certain extent it worked well with a wide range of Sinhala and Tamil songs rendered by today's popular artistes.

The show was well anchored by master compere Vijaya Corea and the music backed by Ananda Perera's Siha Shakthi was noteworthy.

Though the first half of the show failed to generate the heat and lacked the sting to make the audience move and shake, the audience could not resisit the temptation to rock themsleves in the second half with ace entertainer A.E. Manoharan leading the way. Apart from A.E.Manoharan, Mohan Raj, Rani Joseph, Victor Ratnayake, Rajiv Sebastian, Niranjala and Abeywardena Balasuriya gave the audience a fine musical treat.

All in all, the show,Rhythm of Unity reminded us that there is at least one common factor among all of us - A factor called music.

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If he does marry, he will be the second Westlifer to be attached.
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New CD from KET

Popular Trio, Kumara Ekanayake (KET) will be releasing his new CD 'Samuganna mata Ba' with eighteen new tracks soon.

Kumara's very first CD 'Latha' was released in 1999 and it was a huge success for him.
I am glad that I had a good response for my first CD especially to the song "Latha Latha". That's why I decided to work on another CD'.

Some of the songs are currently receiving airplay over the local radio stations and song called "Mata ba mata ba," Ginikirilleye", and "Sri Lankan Kellak" are popular with the listeners.

Also included is "Senehelatha" song for this CD as a bonus song he said.

"Kumara Ekanayake Trio" comprising, Kumara on keyboards, Thushara Pieris on guitar and Stephnie Samarakoon on vocals. The band has been together since 1995.

The Trio is now performing at Hotel Eden, Beruwala as a regular feature apart from their busy wedding and social functions.

Rohan Welivita's 25 years in media
Award winning radio man Rohan Weliwita is to celebrate his 25 years of work in the media related activities. soon.

A talk on the subject "Electronic Media in Sri Lanka and Experiences in 25 years" is to be delivered by Rohan himself, who started his career in the TV media as a programme producer among the first batch of recruits to Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation at the beginning in 1982.

A cassette and a CD comprising the songs and the video cassette of the popular teledrama 'Suseema' directed by Rohan will also be released at Lumbini Hall at 6.00 pm on June 26. Prof. Sunil Ariyaratne, Edwin Ariyadasa and Dharmasiri Gamage will deliver talks at the ceremony.

Rohan acted in several plays and also produced a few of them before entering the media scene. He acted in the films "Biththi Hathara" directed by Parakrama De Silva, "Mihidum Salu" by Sunil Ariyaratne and "Yahalu Yeheli" by Sumithra Peiris.

On joining the SLRC he directed a one episode teleplay for which the National Youth Counsel Service in 1983 awarded him the first place. Later he won the OCIC award for the best TV programme director.

It was Rohan who introduced popular musician Clarence Wijewardena to the television when he invited him to direct music for his teledrama 'Suseema' in 1987.

This experienced electronic media personnel was instrumental in starting internet web site with Sri Lankan news named "Laknews" and internet radio named "Lak Radio"

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