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  TV Guide Magazine  


 

Initiative to raise funds through Heritage Channel

By Sarashi Samarasinghe
Another initiative from the Hilton Colombo was revealed recently to raise funds towards the Ceylon School for the Deaf and Blind through a very colourful campaign.

The famous giant pyramid is being filled with breathtaking photographs of Sri Lanka’s unique symbol the ‘Kandy Esela Perehara’.

These photographs were captured at the recently concluded Kandy Esela Perehara by Broadway Media Private (Pvt) Limited and Canon Singapore.

When you purchase a digital video disc (DVD) of our ancient, colourful, Kandy Perehara a complimentary photograph of the Perehara will be given to the guest.

Guests could pledge a minimum of United States (US) $ 15 which is approximately Rs.1500 for a worthy cause.

“This would have not been possible other than of the Managing Director (MD), Broadway Media Pvt. Ltd., Dilum Alagiyawanne, Senior Sales Manager, Metropolitan Group, Suresh Herath, Managing Director (MD), Heritage Television (HTV) Sri Lanka, Hema Nalin Karunaratne along with Canon, Singapore,” said General Manager (GM), Hilton Colombo, Jerome Auvity.

The custom made photos and DVD’s were provided by Broadway Media Pvt.Ltd. together with the sponsors HTV, Metropolitan, Canon and Atom.
Apart from the giant pyramid located at the lobby which showcases 183 photos, guests can also enjoy the separate photo gallery set up in the lobby which displays the 60 best photos of the collection for the auction.

Additionally, there will be DVD’s which will be available at the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, as well.
The Diyawadana Nilame, Nilanga Dela Bandara stated that the Kandy Esela Perehara is conducted every year in the most traditional and spectacular way.
“This 10 day event consists of 100 decorated elephants and almost a 1000 drummers, dancers and flag bearers,” stated Dela Bandara.
He further stated that this exhibition would be a great guide to everyone to witness one of the rare events in Sri Lanka.

MD, HTV Sri Lanka, Hema Nalin Karunaratne stated that at present HTV is telecast on channel 63 on Dialog TV where it gives publicity within Sri Lanka through that channel.
“We are hoping to launch our HTV international channel on October 30 mainly focussing all European countries and the Middle East,” said Karunaratne.
According to Karunaratne HTV which had been launched seven months earlier, telecasts one hour per day.

“This was basically my idea of launching a satellite TV channel as such where I saw an immense lack of a TV channel which talks about our heritage,” stated Karunaratne.
According to Karunaratne the HTV mainly focusses on documentary programmes where they carry any sort of a programme which is related to Sri Lankan heritage.
The programmes of the HTV are under four themes such as nature heritage, folk heritage, culture heritage and world heritage.

The nature heritage includes documentary programmes such as The Beach, Natural Facts, Traveller’s Choice along with many others while the folk heritage includes programmes such as Pride of Lanka, Theatre, Untold Tales together with the others.
Culture heritage documentaries include Arena, Pilgrimage, The Great Tanks along with the rest while the world heritage includes documentary programmes such as Turning Points, Beyond Borders, Books of The World along with many more.

Himi Nethi Hadakata

SIRASA TV Sunday 8.30pm
Chaya is a young girl in her 20’s who has lost her father’s affection. She is cared by her mother and her one and only brother who pretend to be her father. Kusal Danawardana ( Chaya’s brother) is the owner of business. He is married to Kamini, the woman who uproots the peace and unity of the family. It is all because of her love still she has for Viraj. Kamini is the only girl in her family, got married to Kusal on the proposal of her parents but the parents are still worried as they are unable to see a face of a grandchild. Rasmi is the girl who was in love with Kusal before his marriage and the best friend of Chaya.

Praveen,Tarindu and Dananjaya are three brothers who are still unemployed but lead a happy life.
Praveen’s father is a former principal. Praveen loves Chaya though she refuses him. Praveen’s intention is to get married to Chaya and lead a good life. Chaya expects someone who is older and richer than Praveen.

After sometime Chaya finds a job with the help of her friend Rashmi. It is the turning point of her life where she meets her dreaming prince. He is the head oh her workplace. Chaya falls in love with Malaka who is a shadow of the revenge of Viraj. Praveen feels horrible to hear the news as Malaka is a married person. He wants to convince Chaya about this but she does not believe Praveen. Meanwhile Kamini gets separated form Kusal and joins hands with Viraj to destroy the Danawardana family.
Kamini falls in to a more pathetic situation as she gets pregnant because of Viraj but Viraj refuses to take the responsibility of that. This leads to the murder of Kamini, falling Danawardana family in a great trouble as she was sure of never being pregnant from Kusal. She informs her parents about Viraj before her death.

Now Chaya is trapped by Malaka and her dreams are scattered. Both these incidents cause the sudden death of Chaya’s mother. It is proved to Chaya that she was cheated as she met Malaka’s wife at the funeral.

Viraj betrays Malaka informing his wife about the affair between Malaka and Chaya. Anyhow Viraj compels to murder Malaka’s wife in order to burry all the secrets. Unfortunately Viraj is not able to escape all of his sins.

But he is ready to fly abroad when the murderer is revealed.
Malaka who identifies his brutal attempts thinks of marrying Chaya. But Chaya decides to marry Praveen who stood with all the pains on behalf of her making everybody surprise and happy.
Director: Gihan Rohana
Camera: Suresh Dhammika
Music : Navarathna Gamage
Producer: Broadcasting Solutions
Cast: Jagath Chamila
Damitha Abyrathne
Nimanthi Porage
Palitha Silva
Harsha Bulathsinghala
Wijerathna Warakagoda
Gihan Fernando
Morin Charuni
Surangi Ruwanmalee
Nilanthi Wijesinghe
Saman Hemantha (Leelasena)

 

Swarnavahini grand finale
The Swarnavahini Reality Programme Grand Finale of the Comedy Star, Singing Star and Shadow Star came to an end at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre on October 17.
Manusha Anuradhi Gamage from Borella was the prestigious winner of the Singing Star while Prasad Galappaththi from Maharagama became the Shadow Star by performing the character of Mr. Bean.
The Comedy Star trophy was awarded to Nandana Hettiarachchi from Malambe, Thalahena.
The Chief Guest for the event was chairperson, EAP Group, Soma Edirisinghe who was accompanied by Managing Director (MD), Swarnavahini, Jeewaka Edirisinghe. (SS)

 

INTERNATIONAL
Is Vivek Oberoi in a threesome?
Vivek’s romance with Ash ended on a sour note and he was so embarrassed that he did not know where to hide his face! After that he was in rebound mode and was linked with a string of beauties in his quest to get over his former girl. It looks like he has found a new love.
He lady in question is TV actress Neeru Bajwa. Audiences might remember her as the ‘other woman’ in Astitva who shattered Niki Aneja and Varun Badola’s marriage on screen. The Canadian import was then seen in Nach Baliye 2 with then boyfriend Amit Sadh and in a TV show called Guns ‘n’ Roses. She also made a mark in Punjabi movies. After Nach Baliye 2, she was nowhere to be seen. Neeru is Vivek’s co-star in Tips’ Prince: It’s Showtime
Sona goes in search of her relatives
Sona who is well known for her glamour roles is also a good dancer and a business woman. Apart from all these things she is a very affectionate girl.
For example, she recently went to Australia in search of her relatives. Since Sona is an Anglo Indian, most of her close relatives including grandfather and grandmother are settled in Australia. So Sona wanted to see them.
She took the next flight to Australia. She met her relatives and spent a few a days with them. She had also visited the museum, spooky studio and sexy pubs in Australia.
When asked her whether she had gone to Australia to slim down, she got angry and said,” Why should I travel that far to reduce my weight? I have got my own gym in my house. If I exercise for one month regularly I can lose my weight easily.
But my fans like me to look like this. So I have decided to be fluffy. Photos of Hollywood actresses were displayed in a bar in Australia. I was surprised to see my photo also displayed among them.”
First Look: Rann
Amitabh Bachchan unveiled the first look of Ram Gopal Varma’s Rann on the eve of his birthday. Big B plays the lead role of media tycoon Vijay Harshvardhan Malik in the multi-starrer.
The film stars Riteish Deshmukh as the second lead. He plays a journalist. Neetu Chandra, Rajat Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Sudeep, Gul Panag, Rajpal Yadav, Mohnish Behl and Suchitra Krishnamoorthy make up the rest of the cast. The film is about the relationships between these characters and the lead character’s conflict with his son and protégé due to the cut-throat competition in the industry.
This is Amitabh Bachchan’s fifth film with Ram Gopal Varma, after RGV Ki Aag, Sarkar, Nishabd, a segment in Darna Zaroori Hai and Sarkar Raj.
The trailer met with a positive response at the unveiling and the media asked for it to be played again. Bachchan said, ‘It has been a wrong belief that Rann is Ram Gopal Varma’s retaliation on media. It is nothing of the sort. Instead it is a most pro media story; one that takes up their cause in as stark a manner as possible. It is a delicate balance between business and conscience.