collaborate to give viewers better service globally
By Lakna Paranamana
Srilakvahini, the largest satellite provider in Sri Lanka,
signed an agreement with Lanka Broadband Network (LBN) cable
network to further improve their service to the viewers
This took place on the on 16th October at the German Restaurant
in Colombo 3. The directors, Rohan Pieris, Jayathish Tennakoon,
Jayantha Wickramasinghe were present on behalf of Srilakvahini.
Shirantha Herath, Managing Director of LBN and Jayantha
Wickramasinghe, Director of Srilakvahini, signed the agreement
on behalf of the two companies.
“It’s been about one year since we started the network, and
today we are happy to announce that we have become a satellite
provider for over 140 countries in the world. The secret of our
success is our young, energetic staff,” said Rohan Pieris. “What
is special about our service, is that the programmes that we
telecast are 100% Sri Lankan. Our main purpose is to promote Sri
Lankan culture and heritage into the world and also to make the
Sri Lankan citizens living abroad to feel ` at home’. Due to the
high demand, we have now covered the whole of Australia too,”
Rohan Pieris added.
Following the agreement , the programmes aired on Srilakvahini,
can be viewed on LBN cable network from October 16 onwards.
Scarlett Johansson: A
modern-day Marilyn Monroe?
As she strode down the red carpet in a black strapless Louis
Vuitton, Scarlett Johansson was the very definition of old
Hollywood glamour at Elle magazine’s Women In Hollywood
And perhaps it is fitting that Scarlett’s style has often
garnered comparisons to the starlets of generations past, as
some have even compared her to Hollywood’s most famous female
“You have been called the modern day Marilyn Monroe,” Access
Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson told Scarlett . “That’s such a great
title. What do you think?”
“Well I’m a huge fan of Marilyn,” Scarlett said. “She was always
so glamorous.. Certainly, she had an incredible kind of sexiness
and grace which was unique”..
But does the 22-year-old actress see in herself what so many
Bhool Bhulaiyya rakes
in unexpected profits
It’s a surprise to see that Yash Raj films couldn’t do well. Bhool
Bhulaiyya has done better than Laaga Chunari Mein Daag in the overseas.
Bhool Bhulaiyya is a psychological thriller and it’s a very interesting
story about a dancer’s ghost coming back to take revenge from the person
who had killed her boyfriend. LCMD on the other hand is the story of a
woman who is transformed from an illiterate to a very posh and educated
girl. However it has not done as well as Bhool Bhulaiyya. Checking out
the actual grosses in the UK, during the first weekend, Bhool Bhulaiyaa
collected $598,341 with an impressive print average of $13,296. In
comparison, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag obtained $501,714 with a good print
average of $11,149. In the US, Bhool Bhulaiyaa grossed $512,000 with a
print average of $9,309. Comparatively, Laaga Chunari Mein Daag grossed
only $320,987 with an ordinary print average of $5,349, during the first