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5th December 1999
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2000 glamour 

By Yvonne Gulamhusein
Michael Wijesuriya Collecion 2000
In an uninterrupted, visually lavish one and a half-hour presentation, leading designer Michael Wijesuriya unveiled his Collection 2000, each section highlighted with a grand bridal finale.
Michael Wijesuriya Collecion 2000
Michael Wijesuriya Collecion 2000

Vividly exotic colours, Moorish-style long robes for men worn with silk sarongs, ethnic-looking skirts with cropped tops, crinolines and African inspired glamour-wear were featured on the catwalk as elegant models showed off Michael's vision.
Produced by Graham Hatch, Collection 2000 held at the Colombo Hilton was sponsored by Fashion Fabrics and Raja Jewellers. Ramani Fernando handled the hair and make-up while Janaki de Soysa of Flowers of Summer created the bridal bouquets. The show was for the worthy cause of establishing a spinal-cord injury rehabilitation unit for women at the Ragama Rehabilitation Hospital.

Anushan Perera and Charnez PereraAnushan Perera and Charnez Perera

Sri Lanka's popular dancing couple Anushan Perera and Charnez Perera proved their mettle against stiff international competition when they won the Open Latin American event in the recently concluded CADA National Dancesport Championships '99. National champions over the past few years, Anushan and Charnez have represented their country abroad and look set for future success. Dancesport is already a discipline at the Asian Games and will soon be an Olympic event. TheCeylon Amateur Dancesport Association, the controlling body for the sport in Sri Lanka believes that with state support and sponsorship, Lankan talent can bring honour to the country. 

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