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Srilakvahini, LBN 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 worldwide.
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.

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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 celebration.
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 icon.
“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 others do?

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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 weekend.

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