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launches a CD of diverse music forms
He is a multi-talented figure who is professionally an
executive but now a singer because of his never ending love
He is none other than Suranjith Ratnayake who is looking
forward to launch a compact disk (CD) by the mid of next
year named ‘Kalo Ayanthi’.
“I have not yet done the song ‘Kalo Ayanthi’ though it means
that an incident which takes place in an instance that we
never think of,” said Ratnayake.
According to Ratnayake
the CD comprises songs which includes three aspects such as
interpersonal relationships, about the environment and also
about children who represents our future.
“The CD will comprise of 14 or 15 songs which I have not
decided yet,” stated Ratnayake.
Ratnayake further emphasised that the songs in the CD will
focus on music forms such as western classic, eastern, folk
music, straight music, the music that was used in late 50’s
and early 60’s for an example in the era of Sunil Shantha
and hard rock.
Out of the total number of songs, three of the songs
which already completed its recordings were out to the
general public on last Tuesday.
“‘Adaraneeya Samudeema’, ‘La Hiru Rase’ and ‘Sanda Tharu
Eliyata Samudee’ were the three songs which were aired,”
According to Ratnayake, the lyrics of the ‘Adaraneeya
Samudeema’ and ‘La Hiru Rase’ were done by himself while the
lyrics of the ‘Sanda Tharu Eliyata Samudee’ were done by
“The melody of the ‘La Hiru Rase’ was done by myself while
the other two melodies were done by Rodney Perera,” he
Ratnayake further emphasised that ‘Adaraneeya Samudeema’ is
a western classic which has got a classical guitar touch.
“The melody for the particular song was done 20 years before
and the song reflects about a lost love,” he said.
He further stated that ‘La Hiru Rase’ is a love song while
‘Sanda Tharu Eliyata Samudee’ speaks about ones life.
This young musician has received his primary education
from the St.Sebastian College, Kandana and had later on had
continued his further studies in De Mazenod College in
“I loved music from my childhood and I had a music
background at home,” stated Ratnayake.
According to Ratnayake his music teacher in school has
been visharada Saman Vickrama Gallege.
“I followed the Maths stream for my Advanced Level
examination though I did music as a subject for my Ordinary
Level examination,” said Rathnayake.
Ratnayake further emphasised that he has taken part in many
singing competitions as well as in stage plays while in
“While I was an undergraduate at the Kelaniya University,
I was still involved in aesthetics. I was an active member
of the arts circle which was in there in the science
stream,” he added.
Concluding his conversation with the TV guide, Ratnayake
stated that he would like to thank his family members as
well as all his loved ones in delivering him an immense
support in the field of music.
Ruckshan Abeywansha )
|2012 Now showing at
Presented by EAP Films and Theatres
|2012, the film exploits the idea of a global doomsday
event coinciding with the end of the Mayan Long Count
Calendar’s current cycle on or around December 21, 2012 (the
northern hemisphere’s winter solstice).
Jackson Curtis (John Cusack) is a divorced father who
occasionally works as a limousine driver and a writer, while
his ex-wife Kate Curtis (Amanda Peet) and children live
together with her new boyfriend. In Guatemala reports start
coming in of mass suicides in the Mayan jungles of people
attempting to avoid the impending apocalypse.
(Institute for Human Continuity), a secret organisation, has
realised the situation and begins constructing vast arks
beneath the Himalayan mountains designed to withstand most
natural disasters in order to save both humanity,
significant species, and the greatest treasures of mankind
for when doomsday finally happens.
There are arguments, however, about how and when the
governments of the world will alert their fellow citizens
and even discussions about how the remaining survivors will
be selected to survive Armageddon. When they discover that
the global cataclysm is happening much faster than expected,
they must race to these ships to save the human race before
all is lost.
Meanwhile on a day trip to Yellowstone with his two young
children, Jackson meets Charlie Frost, who hosts his own
radio segment and blog about his belief that the Mayans are
correct about 2012. Over the coming days vast cracks are
found within the fault lines in California, and despite the
pleas from the government that everything is fine, Jackson
is not convinced.
Hiring a private plane and gathering crucial supplies he
races to his ex-wife’s L.A. home to save himself and his
family from the Earth’s
crust displacement occurring all around them. After a
long and dangerous race through the collapsing streets of LA
to get to Santa Monica Airport, Kate’s new boyfriend Gordon
uses his pilot skills to get the family to safety as the
runway crumbles beneath them.
After they take off, they fly dangerously through Los
Angeles as the entire city crumbles into oblivion around
them. As they look back
the entire cityscape of Los Angeles has already started
to crumble into the Pacific.
It soon becomes clear that it’s not just Los Angeles that’s
experiencing disaster, the Yellowstone Super volcano erupts,
Las Vegas is destroyed by a massive chasm that cuts through
the city and an ash cloud from the Yellowstone eruption,
more massive earthquakes occur in South America (one of
which destroys the city of Rio de Janeiro).
Washington, D.C. is flooded by an enormous tsunami which
crushes the White House, and The Vatican in Rome crumbles
into oblivion destroying thousand-year old Catholic
architecture and killing thousands of worshippers within
seconds. As massive tidal waves began to sweep across the
Earth (even at one point beginning to climb over the
Himalayas), the U.S. government declares the end of the
A group of survivors, including Jackson Curtis and his
family must fight their way to China before they can board
the great arks and
save themselves from the gigantic tidal waves flooding the
Director: Roland Emmerich
Producer: Roland Emmerich, Larry J. Franco, Harald Kloser
Music Director: Harald Kloser
|A hilarious stage
drama by Don Guy
Sinaha Rathriya” is a production of small screen artiste Don
Guy, who is gaining rapid fame with some of his recent
roles, is to use some of these parts played by him, in his
creation to be engaged for public viewing today at Sarvodaya
Vishwa Samadi Hall at 5pm.
With the backing of the Directors of the television (TV)
comedy ‘And Company’ shown on Swarnavahini, where his role
as Gemunu paved the way to stardom, his play is expected to
be a successful comedy where you are sure to get belly aches
Guy will entertain you to a night of maximum joy with his
acting, dancing and singing doing 9 different roles on
stage. The roles will include his impersonation of Charley
Chaplin, Montessori Kid, Raj Kapoor, and Crazed with music,
The Bride’s dilemma, Death of son-in-law due to
Mother-in-law, Mannappuwa, Chicken Gunya, Male becomes
Female, and Arrichchi Borrichchi that have been presented
out of the conventional stage performances for two hours of
continues viewing pleasure.
The other actors assisting Guy in his performance with
acting and dancing will be, Damitha Saluwadana, Janadari
Salgado, Jayagra Mendis, Dayananda Hewage, Keerthi Ranjith,
Upali Seneviratne, Lloyd Fernando and Upatissa Balasuriya
along with the members of the Moratuwa Arts Forum. The Guy
Night will be shown in aid of the East Kandawela welfare
|Will De Dana Dan be a hit?
|The three musketeers are back. After the super
successful ‘Hera Pheri’ and the moderately successful ‘Phir
Hera Pheri’, the hit trio of Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty and
Paresh Rawal has reunited to entertain us with ‘De Dana
Will the combination work this time as well? Our very own
celebrity astro-numerologist Bhavikk Sangghvi predicts the
fate of the film.
“The title ‘De Dana Dan’ adds up to the
number 30, symbolising mental superiority and material
attitude. But it focusses more on increasing mental attitude
than material happiness. Therefore, it is neither totally
auspicious nor inauspicious,” explains Bhavikk.
“For Akshay Kumar, (September 9, 1967) – Number 3 is one
of his strongest numbers, and so, he will benefit from the
film. Ditto for Paresh Rawal (May 30, 1950). The release
date of the film is November 27 – the sum total of Sunil
Shetty’s date of birth (August 11, 1961) adds to the same
number, so he will also gain from the film,” predicts
“The period from November 24 to December 23 comes under
the zodiac sign of Sagittarius, which is also ruled by
Number 3 – the planet of wealth and knowledge. So it seems
‘De Dana Dan’ will only spread cheer and bring some ‘good
news’ for the industry,” concludes Bhavikk on a happy note.
|Sonam and Abhay in fire scare
|A small fire broke on the sets of Sonam Kapoor and Abhay
Deol’s forthcoming film ‘Aisha’.
‘Aisha’ being produced by Sonam’s sister Rhea Kapoor is a
remake of Jane Austen’s Emma. The film is under production
and during a certain sequence at Filmistan Studios in
Goregaon where ‘Aisha’ was being shot, a fire broke out.
Thankfully the shoot had packed up and, there were not
many people present on the sets. The fire brigade reached on
and the fire was controlled in a matter of 15 minutes.
A source on the set reports, “The fire broke out due to an
electrical problem, two technicians were injured but
thankfully not many were hurt. The timely arrival of the
fire brigade did help in curbing the fire and it is good
that the shoot had wrapped up earlier. Rhea was on the sets
and made sure everyone was doing okay. The reason we were
scared is because Filmcity is huge and interconnected, if
the fire would not have been curbed sooner, the whole place
could have been in ashes today. Rhea herself confirmed the
news saying, ‘Due to an electric fault, there was a small
fire on the sets of ‘Aisha’ which was curbed within 15
There was no major damage on the sets. We will resume
shooting in a couple of days.’
Rhea seems to be facing quite a few setbacks with her
ambitious project, the last one being Abhay views on how the
script of the film was shaping up. The actor was unhappy
with the type of attention being paid to Sonam’s clothes and
accessories rather than the storyline or his character.
Abhay has been making quite a few childish demands since
then on sets and poor Rhea has to bear the brunt of it all.