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A musical extravaganza of ‘chimes of the 70’s’ in colombo
‘Chimes of The 70’s’, a western pop band which revives the golden sound of 70’s Sinhala Pop Music introduced by the great late musician Clarence Wijewardane, will make their first musical appearance in Colombo on July 31 at 6.30 p.m. at the Bishop’s College auditorium.

With a view to refreshing the memories of the ‘SUPER CONCERT’ series done by late Clarence Wijewardane featuring his band ‘Super Golden Chimes’ during the 70’s, this maiden concert of ‘Chimes of The 70’s’ is titled as “IMMORTAL HITS - Just For You”. In this concert many new songs will be sung, all of which are composed by Rukshan Karunanayake, the leader of ‘Chimes of The 70’s’ band. As well as the legendary stars of 70’s namely Indrani Perera, Anil Bhareti, Nihal Nelson, Vernon Perera, Shyami Fonseka, Rukshan Perera and Sri Kantha Dassanayake will add the colour to the concert as the guest artistes. In addition to the members of the ‘Chimes of The 70’s’ band, Osanda Gamage and Sanduni Athulage will be joining in singing while Wijith Peiris (ex. Drummer of Moonstones and Golden Chimes) and Sri Kantha Dassanayake (ex. Drummer Super Golden Chimes) will be accompanying drums for some songs. The compere for the evening will be Dr. Vijaya Corea who is one of the greatest comperes in the island. Also, you can watch the superb performances of the youngest drummer in Sri Lanka, Udesha Karunanayake who is eight years old.

The line up of the ‘Chimes of The 70’s’ band is Rukshan Karunanayake (Leader/Lead Guitarist/Lyricist/Melody maker/Music Director/Vocalist), Sohan Anuhas (Keyboards), Dilshan Wijesekara (Rhythm Guitarist), Chamara Jayarathne (Saxophonist), Chaminda Pushpakumara (Drummer), Isura Roshan (Bassist/Lead Vocalist), Udesha Karunanayake (Child Drummer), Nirmani and Windya (Female Vocalists)

The band will be musically accompanying all the guest artistes and they are much assured to sustain the originality of the songs without doing any harm. Presently, Rukshan is recording two albums of two Sri Lankan artistes residing in Australia namely Nalin Jayawardena and Nimal Punchihewa (ex. Drummer of Super Golden Chimes). The album of Nalin Jayawardena titled ‘Paata Paata Samanalayin’ which consists of 18 songs will be released at this concert. In addition to the songs written and music directed by Rukshan for these two albums, lyricists such as Vernon Perera, Bhadraji Mahinda Jayathilake, Sunil Govinnage, Dr. Vicumpriya Perera, Sriya Kumarasinghe, Nalin Jayawardena, Chrisanthie De Fonseka, Dilup Patabedi, Nimal S. Perera, Nimal Punchihewa and Latha Perera have involved in composing lyrics. Also Rukshan has composed new songs for artistes such as Vernon Perera, Bhadraji Mahinda Jayathilake, Ronnie Leache, Osanda Gamage, Sanduni Athulage and Eranga Jayanath. Rukshan is very much delighted as he has accompanied professional musicians namely, Premanath Kodithuwakku, Sri Kantha Dassanayake, Nimal Punchihewa, Raju Jayakody for the commercial recordings at the Studio Udeshan by Rukshan himself. Within this short period of a year since the establishment of the band, the number of new songs which has been composed by Rukshan exceeds fifty.

In addition to the songs performed by the guest artistes in this concert, ‘Chimes of The 70’s’ band will perform some fabulous English hits of the 70’s while rest of the songs are being their original compositions.
Tickets are priced at Rs. 1,500/=, 1,000/=, 750/=, 500/= and are now available at the Torana Music Collection (Liberty Plaza), Torana Music Box (Majestic City) and Studio Udeshan - Gampaha. More details of this concert and the band are available on their official website on www.chimesofthe70s.ning.com/
After their maiden concert in Colombo, ‘Chimes of The 70’s’ band is planning to take over this concert as a series all over the island. The musical experience brought by late Clarence Wijewardane to Sri Lankan musical lovers throughout his ‘SUPER CONCERT’ series in the 70’s will never fade away. As a band which preserves all Clarence’s compositions and reviving the Sinhala Pop Music style introduced by him to the coming generations, ‘Chimes of The 70’s’ band warmly invites all the fans of late Clarence Wijewardane and all the Sinhala Pop music lovers to witness the “IMMORTAL HITS -Just For You” concert and to have an amazing musical experience.


Derana London star is a special kind of a Reality Show, first one of it’s kind, organised by the ‘Yorlando Organisation’ in London which gives an opportunity to retain Sri Lankan the identity to its contestants. It has also provided an ideal platform for young aspirants to showcase their talents and dazzle the world of music lovers of our country and even in the international arena.
Twenty three year old Sayuri is really proud to be a prominent figure of this programme which now has pruned down to seven out of more than 200 contestants. Besides a busy schedule of her postgraduate course work, she finds much fulfillment in putting lot of hard work in the preparations for the performance which was rewarded by the success now. Born with talents from ‘head to heels in rhyme and rhythm’ her music maestro Rohana Weerasingha had advised and blessed her to reach the present appreciable heights. The exposure and experience she has gained from this show is truly wonderful and memorable.
Sayuri takes this opportunity to thank the organisers and judges for everything that they have done to brighten her journey so far.
Through this experience she looks forward to release an album making her childhood dream come true.
Furthermore, she wants to express gratitude to her guru, parents, brother, friends, fans, relatives and each and every one who helped her in numerous ways.
“I am very happy, now that we are in semi final stage of the competition, and all the competitors are extremely talented. I know the contest of being the ‘Derana London Star’ will become a very competitive and uphill task – yet I am determined to face the challenge of this Crowning Show – I very humbly request from all my dear fans, friends, relatives and every one to support me by Sending your Valuable text massage to DLS_107 send,” said Sayuri.

‘SHREK 4 – Forever After The Final Chapter’

Now Showing at Liberty Cinema

After challenging an evil dragon, rescuing a beautiful princess and saving your in-laws’ kingdom, what is an ogre to do? Well, if you are Shrek, you suddenly wind up a domesticated family man. Instead of scaring villagers away like he used to, a reluctant Shrek now agrees to autograph pitch forks. What has happened to this ogre’s roar? Longing for the days when he felt like a “real ogre,” Shrek is duped into signing a pact with the smooth-talking dealmaker, Rumpelstiltskin. Shrek suddenly finds himself in a twisted, alternate version of Far Far Away, where ogres are hunted, Rumpelstiltskin is king and Shrek and Fiona have never met. Now, it is up to Shrek to undo all he has done in the hopes of saving his friends, restoring his world and reclaiming his one True Love.

Directed by
Mike Mitchell

Produced by
Gina Shay
Teresa Cheng
Andrew Adamson
Aron Warner
John H. Williams

Written by
William Steig (Book)
Josh Klausner
Darren Lemke

Mike Myers ... Shrek (voice)
Eddie Murphy ... Donkey (voice)
Cameron Diaz ... Princess Fiona (voice)
Antonio Banderas ... Puss in Boots (voice)
Julie Andrews ... Queen (voice)
Jon Hamm ... Brogan (voice)
John Cleese ... King Harold (voice)
Craig Robinson ... Cookie (voice)
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
Cinematography Yong Duk Jhun
Editing by
David Teller

Also Known As:
Shrek Forever After (2010)

Production Status: Released

Genres: Kids/Family, Animation and Sequel

Running Time:
1 hr. 34 min.

MPAA Rating:
PG for mild action, some rude humor and brief language.

Paramount Pictures

DreamWorks Animation

Produced in:
United States


iPod’s stuck on replay

Manjari Phadnis is most likely to be remembered as Meghna (the girl who is in denial of the reality of her parents’ relationship) from Jaane Tu… Yaa Jaane Na.
She is an accomplished actress who has worked in a few Bengali and Telugu films too along with a few Bollywood movies. And apart from being a talented actor, she is also a trained classical singer.
She loves listening to music, and says that Hip Hop, RnB and House are her favourite genres. So, does she just listen to songs for these genres?
“No”, she says adding that ‘that depends on my mood.’ And which are her favourite songs that she can keep listening repeatedly to?
“They definitely have to be Moonlight Kiss, Dreams On Fire and A Gift Of Thistle from Braveheart”, she replies.