TV Guide Magazine
Compiled by Sarashi Samarasinghe
was his first love
By Pradeep Nishantha Herath
Tissa Jayawardena is a young talented musician
who loved to hear childhood melodies during his early years
when he was on his mother’s lap and he chose the dolkhi to
play during his age of understanding. He was a most wanted
character at the Polpitigala School during his schooling
years as he loved songs, melodies, drumming as well as the
environment. He was the leader of the school singing group
and day by day he improved himself, and achieved national
At school as well as in the University of Rajarata he
proved his capability by receiving the ‘Best Singer Award’
and ‘Popular Singer Award’ at the ‘Swarna Sammana Geetha’
night which was conducted by the Independent Television
From that point onwards his popularity widened throughout
the island and he became one of the most lovable
personalities in Sri Lanka. Still his accomplishment lasts
long in a similar way to how it was in the very beginning
and the public lend their immense love towards his talent in
singing for him to continue in the field of music to reach
the top goal.
After releasing his first album named ‘Rajapanikki Rala’
he is now preparing to release his latest album.
Presently he is employed as a music teacher and also as an
English language and information technology (IT) lecturer at
Sunethradevi Maha Pirivena at Nugegoda and is also preparing
himself for an individual musical show to be stage shortly.
As an old and present song lover, he is prepared to provide
any of these on the request of the audience at any time.
He is the permanent singer and octopad player in the
famous ‘Adambara 1’ music band and also he is the permanent
singer, announcer and octopad player for the ‘Adambara 2’
Later on, Tissa started his own band named ‘The One’ and as
he was a busy singer he compelled to stop his music band for
Now he has taken steps to teach guitar, organ, tabla along
with many other musical instruments with the intention of
giving life to music. He thinks this is the best way he can
contribute his total support to the music field.
He can be contacted on the following numbers, 0718998222,
0725307308. He likes to listen to any of your comments.
Love triangle with a twist
Aravinda has spent a happy life with his beautiful young
wife and with his daughter while working as a creative
director in an advertising firm. The happy life of Aravinda
and Chamathka along with their beloved child came to a stand
still when they were compelled to seek money for their
daughter’s medical treatments as she was suffering from a
severe disease. This sudden hardship was understood by
Aravinda and Chamathka when the fate before them changed
their way of life.
Aravinda received a relief by Mandhakini’s friendship who
he came across accidentally. He found a small happiness when
he was with Mandhakini by forgetting his ill daughter and
beloved wife for a short while. While the relationship was
going on, there were so many unexpected troubles Aravinda
had to face due to the friendship with Mandhakini. The
clandestine affair between them had to be re paid by losing
Aravinda’s entire money to thugs who forced him to pay for
them. The money he found for his daughters medical expenses
had to be spent for thugs to hide the affair between himself
When Chamathka came to know about Aravinda’s different
attitute she came to know the illicit affair between
Aravinda and Mandhakini which shocked her. Then Aravinda
came to know the connection between the thugs and of his
Due to Aravinda’s mistakes, his beloved daughter had to pay
the penalty so he decided to chase Mandhakini and thugs.
The movie ‘Dakina Dakina Mal’ ends with struggles of
Aravinda, Chamathka and Mandhakini.
This is the 50th film of veteran film producer Sunil T.
Fernando and the film was scripted and directed by veteran
film director V.Sivadasan.
A special award was awarded to Sunil T. and Sivadasan by
National film Corporation to honour them for their services
rendered toward film industry on the press day of Dakina
Dakina Mal film.
The cast includes Damitha Aberathna, Roshan Pilapitiya,
Semini Iddamalgoda, Roger Senevirathne , Udeni Alwis, Dinuli
Mallawarachchi, Nilanthi Dias, Hemantha Eriyagama, Sahan
Wijesinghe, Sagarika Darmapala, Maduka Gunathilaka, Kuma
Aththanayaka, Sarath Silwa, Kapila Sigera, Madushan
Nanayakkara, Anura Waragoda, Sherli Samarasinghe and Taniya
The co artistes are script writer Nihal Bandara, camera
director Nobert Rathnasiri, art director Sumith Hiran
Fernando, make up Narada Thotagamuwa, hair style Sam Perera,
still photography Sunil Wijedeva, music director Somapala
Rathnayaka, lyrics Bandula Nanayakkarawasam and Somapala
Leelananda while the play back singers are Nirosha Virajini,
Jayantha Rathnayaka and Mohan Raj Muththusami, editing done
by Amal Udawaththa, audio mixing by Lal Dissanayaka,
assistant direction by Priyantha Fernando and executive
production done by Montegu Sarathchandra.
‘Dakina Dakina Mal’ will hit the screens from April 23
Pretty actress Dia Mirza has been in Bollywood for almost
ten years. She has starred in hits like Rehna Hai Terre Dil
Mein, Lage Raho Munnabhai and Shootout at Lokhandwala. She
has a normal life, despite her celebrity status.
Dia likes the simple life. ‘I am a very friendly and
easy-going person. People say it is hard not to like me. I
know everyone in my building, and we celebrate festivals
together. There are many retired people in my building who
love company, and I am happy to indulge them. All this is
more important than fame or a celebrity status. Even on the
sets, I talk to everybody, and I have no starry airs,’ she
says happily. Co-star Arshad Warsi agrees, ‘I think Dia is a
very sweet girl and an under-rated actress. She is Miss
Congeniality on the sets,’ he says.
Dia is also known for her charity work. ‘I support causes
related to the environment because the least we can do is
make little changes that will go a long way. One person can
make a difference by creating awareness,’ she smiles.
Dia has no hassles about stepping out in public places.
‘People in Mumbai are used to seeing stars, so they do not
bother you, and even if they do, there is nothing wrong or
disturbing about posing for a photograph or talking to them
for a minute or two. I have a privileged life, so I should
not complain, but I know I cannot step out freely in cities
in North India,’ she says matter-of-factly.
Dia attends events often, but is rarely in the news for any
rumours. ‘I would rather stay in the shadows than be in the
news for the wrong reasons. I like doing my work and going
home. I stay away from gossip-mongers and live my own life,
which is why I am happy,’ she smiles.
|Star Advice: Jimmy
Jimmy Shergill is handsome, tall, fair
and fit. The Punjabi munda is very chilled out about his
workout regimen and is yet lean and mean. He works out
religiously, except only when he is shooting outdoors. He
shares fitness tips here.
1) Go for runs on the beach. That will keep you more
interested than a treadmill. Run for at least 20 minutes and
enjoy the experience of the sea breeze and the sound of the
waves. Do remember to warm up and warm down before and after
2) It is important to indulge yourself once in a while. When
I am in Punjab, I finish shooting and go to the dhaba with
my friends, where we eat dal makhni, paneer makhani and
tandoori chicken. So, go out once a week for a lavish dinner
with friends or family and do not count calories.
3) Eat everything like chicken (if you are non-vegetarian),
vegetables, rotis, dal and rice. Eat with your family or
friends and turn off the TV. I am not into diets. I eat
normally, enjoying the experience of eating.
4) Stop fussing about weight and diets. If you want to diet,
get a diet custom-made for yourself. It should be practical.
Unless you have health issues, one must not worry too much.
5) Fitness is a way of life, and you have to make gradual
and consistent changes. Do it for yourself. It should make
you feel happy. We have many options now, and you have to
find something that works for you.
Oberoi to speak in Tamil
When Tamil actors are going through aggressive phase of
learning Hindi for their Bollywood venture, Hindi Film
industry’s Vivek Oberoi is all set to astonish the Tamil
viewers with his excellent command over Tamil.
Yeah! The actor, who made great waves in Bollywood, had a
simultaneous release of his film ‘Prince’ in Hindi and Tamil
on last Friday. The film was supposed to hit screens on
March 26 and due to VFX patch-up works was postponed to this
date. The highlighting feature about the film is that Vivek
Oberoi himself dubs with his own voice in Tamil.
The film is about a deadly thief, who finds himself with
a gunshot on his arm one fine day morning. He does not
remember anything and is already wanted by the cops and
mafia as well. He is on the run and does not know where his
last heist was committed and the location of his treasury.
Everyday morning, a girl appears to him claiming to be his
girlfriend and now he is left only five days for his death
and has to unravel the discombobulating.
Vivek Oberoi’s spokesperson Himalee Shah says that the
actor feels Chennai to be his hometown as he has spent most
of his childhood days in this city. Of course, it is not a
difficult task for him to dub in Tamil as he can fluently