Cricket news on Rupavahini
viewing Citizen of Colombo writes.....
Can some one
with responsibility explain as to why the Rupavahini news on the
present one day cricket match our team against West Indies is so
The sports news showed clips of some old matches and gave the viewers
the score and its results.
Isn't it strange
that Carl Hooper and our Russel Arnold played in Rupavahini's present
match on Sunday's Sports News? If they do not have the current clippings,
do not show the old shots
never took the rights to show the matches, but the way they have
given the score/results is totally unacceptable. In my words this
is "cheating". Why is Rupavahini bluffing the Public?
being a National TV broadcast should never mislead the viewers.
Over to the authorities for their attention.
Bring back 'Charmed'
V. Cecily of
TV series 'Charmed' telecast on MTV, was one of the most watched
programmes and it caused much disappointment to its fans when the
telecasting was discontinued.
I'm sure that
all viewers would be pleased if this TV series is re-telecast on
MTV and I would like to request this through the TV Times.
Sinhala News vs. Advertisement
W. Karunaweera of Nugegoda writes..
There have been a growing complaint in the media
on inane advertisements in Sinhala Teledramas and it appears that
such views have been treated with wanton disregard.
We have therefore
given up viewing Teledramas as it is a real wastage of time seeing
more advertisements than the dramas. This action is shared by several
others in our neighbourhood.
Now, the mania
has spread to Sinhala News telecast on Rupavahini. Rupavahini is
a state concern and it is utterly disgusting to see a flood of advertisements
on soap. Cement, insecticides, chairs, jam, health drinks and a
host of others preventing attentive and uninterrupted flow of news.
Viewers often in disgust, change the channel until the advertisements
are over, sometimes missing a good part of the news, or completely
shift the channel. Advertisements are shown principally to generate
income. Why should the authorities earn income in this manner?.
We consider that a few advertisements from Sponsors will not tax
the viewers' minds. In fairness to ITN and SIRASA advertisements
are seen up to a tolerable level.
We are reluctantly
compelled to give up viewing the 8.00 p.m. Rupavahini Sinhala news.
We will either see the 7.00 p.m. ITN or SIRASA news or read the
news papers the following day though such news may be a bit belated.
depend on news read throurgh a state TV but that TV itself prevents
viewers from seeing it. Who cares if news once read is seen or not?
We would suggest that the Government which is bound to give the
correct and up to date news and information to the people carry
out a survey to obtain their views on the show of advertisements
with the news.
A senior musician writes....
When age is not respected (I mean elderly), then
how could one have any respect for human values???
This is what
is happening to senior, well recognised musicians who are hired,
or invited to entertain the guests at parties and functions. Musicians
are subjected to embarrassing humiliation and forced to play for
long hours. They are treated in the most inhuman manner by many
of the guests, and even the hosts, who take them to be their "bite"
or taste". To go with their liquor, it's really disgusting
and insulting. It's sad to note that there is no respect for age
and human values.
Guests at parties
and functions must be told by their hosts not to spoil the good
music provided by those who are hired to provide music, after all
they too are human, and should be respected and treated in dignity
and allowed to do their job. I hope all musicians will be fully
covered under a special Insurance Scheme.
Isn't the State responsible for the safety and survival of our senior
touch for Belihul Oya school
project carried out by school children from the Netherlands to renovate
a dilapidated nursery school in Belihuloya will be finalised by
has been undertaken by grade 10 and 11 students of the International
School of Amsterdam and involves the complete renovations of the
buildings and the doing up of the garden and play area of the Sucharithodaya
nursery school in Seelogama.
Part of the
project also involves doing up the road leading upto the nursery
and also getting power supply to it.
which caters to around 500 families living in the Seelogama area,
has around 20 children at present. The main reason for poor attendance
so far has been itís dilapidated condition, which had resulted
in parents sending their children to other nurseries far from their
Not only do
the children in the Netherlands fund the project but also they will
be in Sri Lanka by June 23 to ensure that all the work is completed
and the nursery is handed over to the villagers.
show has been organized for the evening of the 23rd of June by the
pre schoolers and other children of the village to show their appreciation
for the foreign nationals .