TV Guide Magazine
Wijesinghe’s ‘Sita Addara’ launched
Pushpa Wijesinghe, who has climbed the ladder very
carefully, has achieved much within the short period she has
spent in the field of music. She has managed this partly due
to her dedication to music and her down to earth approach
where she has tackled many obstacles on her way with ease.
Her ever willingness to push herself further in the field of
music and desire to learn the trade will stand in her stead
in achieving her desires.
The release of the compact disc (CD) ‘Sita Addara’ by
Pushpa Wijesinghe took place at the Lumbini Theater
recently. The CD included her own creation a song dedicated
to The President of Sri Lanka Mahinda Rajapaksa. Other
popular song writers who have contributed to this CD are
Rambukkana Siddhartha Thero, HM Jayawardena, Rohana
Weerasinghe, Somasiri Medagama, Nihal Gamhewa, Darshana
Wickramathunga, Mahinda Bandara, Shantha Jayalath Thisera,
Saman Wijesinghe, Dhanapala Basnayake along with many
The visuals for the song ‘Sita Addara’ have also being
completed. Visuals were done by Thrinethra Chaminda
Meemanage which was composed by Jayalal Rohana, acting done
by Nisansala Nadeeshani and choreographed by Nuwantha
The music for the occasion was provided by Rohana
Dharmakeerthi while the band included Nalaka Anjana Kumara,
Mahinda Bandara and other radio artistes. The announcer for
the programme was Wasantha Rohana of Broadcasting
Corporation fame. Dancing was handled by the troupe from the
National Youth Council.
Pushpa Wijesinghe was born at Henegama, Weliveriya to
parents who were musically minded. She has six siblings and
out of the six, some of them had involvements with music.
She is a product of Maha Bodhi Vidyalaya, Gampaha who later
moved to a school in Weliveriya where she developed her
abilities in the field of music. She won several awards for
her singing where her biggest achievement came when she won
a singing contest at the literary day at Madduma Bandara
She had her initial training in music at the National Youth
Council, where she won many awards for her studies in music.
From there she went on to perform at the Independent
Television Network (ITN) in the programme ‘Hedakara Hendewa’
and in the programme ‘Aderaneeya Yawwanaya Nimithera’ in
Rupavahini and in the Telecom sponsored ‘Gee Sendewa’.
Currently attached to Department of Agricultural
Development, she is a member of the department’s Art’s
Circle. She performs regularly there during their musicals
and other gatherings. Her superiors in the Department,
Minister SM Chandrasena and his Media Secretary
Hettiarachchi, the Commissioner General, the development
officer and her co-workers Indrajith Mirihana and
Chandrasena Hettiarachchi (singer) and Shiran Ratnayake of
Rupavahini Corporation, Rohana Dharmakeerthi of Sri Lanka
Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) Upali Indika, owner of Music
Centre and all those who are backing her are all thanked by
her. “Remembrances are due to the secretary of the Art’s
Circle Sudharman Radaliyagoda and President Anura Jayasekera,”
says Pushpa. Minister Dulles Alahapperuma, Minister of Youth
Affairs too is in for a big thank you, says Pushpa.
She has studied under such stalwarts as Somasiri
Medegedera, Saman Wijesinghe, Premadasa Mudunkotuwa and
Nihal Gamhewa. She is presently studying at Bhathkanda under
Nihal Gamhewa and the organ under teacher Prasad.
Her fans or well wishers wishing to get in touch with Pushpa
can do so by writing to her at 40/8 Henegama west, or by
calling 0776002482 or 0333331242.
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In this children’s drama, an angry little boy is adopted by
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|Dabangg breaks Box
Office records Rs 49 crore weekend collection!!!
Woah!! Rs 49 crore weekend collection!!! Cannot get bigger
After a superb collection of approximately Rs 14 crore on
its first day, Dabangg did approximately Rs 49 crore
business in its first weekend, leaving ‘3 Idiots’ collection
of Rs 38 crore far behind.
The movie has already become a super-duper hit among the
audience of irrespective of their age.
Dabangg is doing a stupendous business in the overseas
market too. The total overseas business in the first three
days is around $2.4 million with United Kingdom – £332,673,
North America – $628,317, UAE – $970,000. Simply awesome!
Pannu clears the air about her ‘Trisha’ controversy
South Indian actress Taapsee Pannu is all set to make her
debut in the Tamil film industry with the movie AADUKALAM
which will feature her opposite to actor Dhanush. Earlier
there was a choice of Trisha Krishnan to play the lead in
But later on she was replaced by Taapsee Pannu who has
finished her acting portions in the film. Reacting to some
of the media gossips, Taapsee Pannu has clarified that
Trisha Krishnan backed out on this project on her own and
later on she was offered with the role. Taapsee also
clarified that she did not play any kind of mind games in
replacing Trisha with herself.
|Now Showing at the
‘We Are Family’ is a Hindi film
directed by Siddharth Malhotra and produced by Karan Johar.
The film stars Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal in
lead roles. The movie is a remake of the 1998 film Stepmom.
Maya (Kajol) is the perfect mother. Her life revolves around
her three children, Aleya (Aanchal Munjal), Ankush (Nominath
Ginsburg) and Anjali (Diya Sonecha), who think nothing less
than the world of her. Despite being divorced from her
husband, Aman (Arjun Rampal) Maya has ensured that
everything runs smoothly in her house, under her watch, and
that they continue to remain a happy family unit. However,
when Aman introduces his girlfriend, Shreya (Kareena Kapoor)
a career oriented woman, who has a lot to learn about
children, to the family, the situation immediately takes an
unexpected turn. When an incident changes their lives
drastically, bringing the two women under the same roof,
they find themselves putting to test an unusual situation ;
can two mothers make a home ?