|De Lanerolle Brothers
unite to sing
The De Lanerolle Brothers famed for their prowess in the
music industry, announced that they would be teaming up to
mesmerise and wow audiences in Sri Lanka and overseas. The
unification of Rohan De Lanerolle and Ishan De Lanerolle
marks an important milestone in the country’s entertainment
Rohan, the ‘high baritone’ who is the older brother of
the two is acknowledged both internationally and locally as
Singer/Vocal Trainer. Rohan has graced many a concert hall
around the world including the likes of the Weill Recital
hall, Carnegie Hall- New York, the Sheldonian Theatre in
Oxford and the Adrian Boult Hall in Birmingham, UK, with
performances in Los Angeles, Australia, Singapore and the
Maldives. His work has led to him significant collaborations
with other famous musicians; some of them include
internationally acclaimed Pianists such as Rohan De Silva -
USA, Dr Jonathan Clarke - UK, Dhilanthi Fernando – USA, UK
and Soundarie David - Sri Lanka.
Rohan has also recorded several albums with Sri Lankan
pianist Ramya De Livera Perera and has appeared with
Orchestras conducted under the baton of Dr James Ross and
the Christ Church Festival Orchestra, the late Rohan Joseph
De Saram and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Sri Lanka and
with the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka.
Ishan de Lanerolle the ‘Bass’ singer and younger of the
two siblings, is the President/ Partner/Director of the
Revelations Academy of Performing Arts and Creativity
involved in teaching children to sing/act and draw. The
school has 100 students attending these classes. Revelations
is the Male Voice Choral Ensemble who are ranked sixth in
the World, to which both brothers contributed a great deal
towards its success. Ishan has been involved in directing
many choirs in Sri Lanka.
While in College, he won “The Best Bass singers” trophy
for his Alma-mater S. Thomas’ College and also won the “Best
Actors trophy”. The “Thomian Chamber Orchestra” was the
‘Brainchild’ of Ishan who was responsible for forming the
Orchestra and was invited to be the ‘First’ conductor as
well as leader of the Orchestra. He initiated the first
Inter School Music quiz for college through the ‘Classical
Music Association’ of which Ishan was the President and this
event continues to date where many schools participate.
Ishan has been invited to sing as a ‘Guest soloist’ since
2001 to date at the St Andrews Cathedral - Singapore for
their annual Christmas service. He has been extensively
involved in many musical productions in the capacity of
Director and Producer at college level and to date with
productions affiliated to his scope of work. Guest
performers in 2009 when Ishan sang with his older brother
Rohan at the “Platters concert” held at the Cinnamon Lake
Side, Waters Edge “Music to us is communication and blend,”
says Rohan, “it’s a communication that we have between
ourselves, inevitably drawing our audience who just can’t
resist but join in as our ‘backup singers’ “ Meanwhile,
adding to this, Ishan says, “People tell us that our blend
is amazing”, something which even we can’t fathom, but at
the end of the day if I may say, ‘like a cup needs a saucer’
all we aspire to do is to ‘make people happy’ with our brand
of singing. With that, it is obvious to us now why they have
‘blended in’ so well as brothers, singers and business
‘The De Lanerolle’ brothers are currently in the process
of planning tours covering countries such as Singapore,
Malaysia and the Maldives and are also preparing for their
own productions throughout 2010.
Venue: Waters Edge, Battaramulla
Time: 7 p.m. to 9:45 p.m.
The Royal Commonwealth Society in
collaboration with the British Council held
the award ceremony of the Commonwealth Essay
Competition 2009, on February 8, at the
British Council premises.
The President of the Royal Commonwealth
Society, Fred Mendis addressing the audience
stated that the competition was aimed at
recognising the capabilities of young
learners in Sri Lanka.
The chief guest of the event, Country
Director, British Council of Sri Lanka Gill
Westaway in her speech said that the
competition was a tremendous opportunity for
the young learners in Sri Lanka to show
their talents and capabilities. She further
said that it was mainly based on the
development of the English Language which is
universally accepted and essential in order
to understand the reality of Global
Education. She emphasised that through these
competitions, they expect to divert the
attention of rural schools in Sri Lanka as
|Women with artistry
Until March 4
Art of Inoka De Silva and Shamila Kumari,
the final of the six exhibitions of the
Theertha Pradarshana Wasanthaya – 2009 under
the Freshly Baked Series organised by the
Theertha International Artists Collective.
Venue: Theertha Red Dot Gallery, 36 A,
Baddegana Road South, Pitakotte
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed on
February 27 and 28)
23 to March 16
Ruwan Prasanna’s paintings were featured at
the Exhibition of Young Contemporaries, at
the Harold Peiris Gallery from 2004 to 2007.
Venue: Paradise Road Galleries, 2, Alfred
House Road, Colombo 3
Time: 10 a.m. to Midnight daily
Single Malt Evening features ten different
varieties of whisky.
Venue: The Library, Cinnamon Lakeside
Time: 8 to 10 p.m.
Lawrence Talbot, a haunted nobleman, is
lured back to his family estate after his
brother vanishes. Reunited with his
estranged father, Talbot sets out to find
his brother... and discovers a horrifying
destiny for himself. Talbot’s childhood
ended the night his mother died.
After he left the sleepy Victorian hamlet of
Blackmoor, he spent decades recovering and
trying to forget. But when his brother’s
fiancée, Gwen Conliffe, tracks him down to
help find her missing love, Talbot returns
home to join the search.
He learns that something with brute strength
and insatiable bloodlust has been killing
the villagers, and that a suspicious
Scotland Yard inspector named Aberline has
come to investigate. (Special Thanks: Yahoo
Cinema Hall: Majestic Cinema – Bambalapitiya
Time: 10:30, 1:30, 4:15, 7
|ASP joins UPFA
Sri Lanka Labour Party led by A.S.P.
Liyanage has joined the UPFA. A.S.P.
Liyanage is handing over a letter to UPFA
General Secretary Minister, Susil
Premajayantha to extend his support for the
upcoming General Election
|Burma Vj - Film
Armed with pocket-sized video cameras, a
tenacious band of Burmese reporters face
down death to expose the repressive regime
controlling their country. In 2007, after
decades of self-imposed silence, Burma
became headline news across the globe when
peaceful Buddhist monks led a massive
Venue: Barefoot Gallery Café, 704, Galle
Road, Colombo 3
Time: 7.30 p.m.
The National Dressage Competition 2009 is
organised by the Sri Lanka Equestrian
Association (SLEA) and Premadasa Riding
This event will be the final competition of
the National Championship for Preliminary
levels C and D.
Riders from ages seven and upwards will be
participating in four categories – under 12
(Group A), Young Riders on Horses (Group B),
Young Riders at Preliminary Level (Group C)
and, Adults at Preliminary Level (Group D).
Technical advisor to SLEA Colonel Sarpatarp
Singh will be the chief judge at this event.
Venue: Premadasa Riding School arena,
Time: 3 p.m.
Until February 28
Paintings by Ranjan Aluwihare
Venue: Barefoot Gallery, 704, Galle Road,
Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (weekdays) 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. (weekends)
Venue: Elphinstone Theatre, Colombo 10
Sri Lanka Islamic Society has organised Holy
Prophet Muhammad’s Birthday Celebration and
distribution of exercise books, stationeries
and uniform materials for school children
under the patronage of President of the
Society Ruzaik Farook. Sri Lanka Freedom
Party Colombo District Organiser Fawzan
Anver will be the chief guest.
Venue: SLIS Secretariat, Cotta Road, Borella
Time: 4:30 p.m.
Hitchcock Film Festival
February 22 - 27
A film festival of the master of suspense
Alfred Hitchcock, presented by the
International Centre for Ethnic Studies
British born Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock,
(August 13, 1899 – April 29, 1980) was an
English film-maker and producer who
pioneered many techniques in the suspense
and psychological thriller genres. He is
often regarded as the greatest British
The Following six of his masterpieces will
February 22: The Man Who Knew Too Much
Plot: A family vacationing in Morocco
accidentally stumble on to an assassination
plot and the conspirators are determined to
prevent them from interfering.
February 23: Notorious
Plot: A woman is asked to spy on a group of
Nazi friends in South America.
February 24: Rear Window
Plot: A wheelchair bound photographer spies
on his neighbours from his apartment window
and becomes convinced one of them has
February 25: The Birds
Plot: A wealthy San Francisco playgirl
pursues a potential boyfriend to a small
Northern California town that slowly takes a
turn for the bizarre when birds of all kinds
suddenly begin to attack people there in
increasing numbers and with increasing
February 26: Frenzy
Plot: A serial killer is murdering London
women with a necktie. The police have a
suspect... but he’s the wrong man.
February 27: Vertigo
Plot: A San Francisco detective suffering
from acrophobia investigates the strange
activities of an old friend’s wife, all the
while becoming dangerously obsessed with
The films will be introduced by Michael
Hardy, PhD Candidate, Department of English,
Rutgers University on February 22 for the
3:30 and 5:30 p.m. shows.
Venue: ICES Auditorium, 2, Kynsey Terrace,
Time: 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.