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.
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
The show was
well anchored by master compere Vijaya Corea and the music backed
by Ananda Perera's Siha Shakthi was noteworthy.
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.
Kian To Marry?
pretty boy Kian Egan found himself a Westwife? According to reports,
Kian was recently spotted shopping for an engagement ring with a
mystery blonde at London's Cartier jewellers.
If he does
marry, he will be the second Westlifer to be attached.
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CD from KET
Trio, Kumara Ekanayake (KET) will be releasing his new CD 'Samuganna
mata Ba' with eighteen new tracks soon.
first CD 'Latha' was released in 1999 and it was a huge success
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.
is "Senehelatha" song for this CD as a bonus song he said.
Ekanayake Trio" comprising, Kumara on keyboards, Thushara Pieris
on guitar and Stephnie Samarakoon on vocals. The band has been together
The Trio is
now performing at Hotel Eden, Beruwala as a regular feature apart
from their busy wedding and social functions.
Welivita's 25 years in media
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
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.
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.
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'
electronic media personnel was instrumental in starting internet
web site with Sri Lankan news named "Laknews" and internet
radio named "Lak Radio"