Immortalising dream weddings
Dulani and Dinuka Fonseka held their maiden
photography exhibition recently at Hilton Colombo
attracting even more attention to their unique style
of wedding photography. The opening ceremony was
graced by the Prime Minister DM Jayaratne and
renowned personalities from the wedding industry
Dulani and Dinuka had made studio 3000DF an icon in
the wedding industry, revolutionising the style of
“We always go for the natural shot, the photograph
is indeed memorable when you capture it naturally”
The exhibition which was themed as “3G… This
Changes Everything…. Again” was a collection of the
couple’s photographs mostly taken in natural
settings. The smiles, the poses, the backgrounds
have been captured giving an emotional touch to each
and every photograph.
“A wedding is one of the most important events of
one’s lifetime and through photographs you can live
the moments even after years. So the photographs
have to be of a quality which generates emotions.
That is why we add a personal touch to every
photograph, taking in the most natural poses as much
as possible,” says Dulani.
She further mentioned that this exhibition attempts
to show the change they have brought into the style
of wedding photography and added that the
photographs can be admired even by the third
generation as they have modernised the style of
The photographs which were exhibited were not
mere portraits of the bride and the groom. The fun,
joy at weddings, emotional moments between brides
and mothers, the playful page boys, the romance
between brides and grooms which were captured by
this talented couple was on display receiving much
admiration from the observers.
The exhibition concluded on November 21 but the
treasured moments they have captured will be admired
by the third generation in the years to come.
Pix by Rukshan
|The official release of the
new Beaujolais in Sri Lanka was a resound success at
Mount Lavinia Hotel celebrated the
release of the Beaujolais Nouveau 2010 with a night
French culinary extraordinaire and indeed recreating
the French ceremony in the heart of Colombo: Bistro
The frenzy the Beaujolais Nouveau’s arrival
generated a guest count of over 300 is almost as
high as the build up for a major award show. The
hotel featured French culinary delicacies, and live
music by Lillimarche and French Connection. The
General Manager, Anura Dewapura avers, “Guests were
not only able to taste the Beaujolais Nouveau 2010,
but also explore great food, dance, have fun, and
enjoy what Mount Lavinia Hotel loves to boast wine,
food and ambiance.”
A variety of dishes ranging from the Burgundy
region will scintillate your senses Les escargots de
la region (Burgundy Snails with melted butter spiced
with garlic), Le Potage du Vigneron (wine harvesters
style vegetable soup), traditional specialties of
Bourgogne like Le Boeuf Bourgnignon (Traditional
Burgundy beef stew), and even La Charcuterie
Montaguard de Bourgogne – Selection of local ham,
salami and sausages from the region and much more
will be yours to fancy and it indeed calls for
celebration with wine and great food.
The wine supplier France Earl Pierre Durdilly was
awarded the grande medaille d’or in Lyon recently
for the wine in domaine les gryphees cuvee 1.
The event partners were Alliance Francaise de kotte
and Qatar Airways.
Karunaratne honoured at OMC Hair World 2010
Lanka’s renowned beautician and hairdresser, Nayana
Karunaratne was honoured with the Motivation Award
at OMC Hair World 2010 in Paris, the world
hairdressing championship organised by Organisation
Mondiale Coiffure (OMC).
She received this award from the President of OMC
World Salvatore Fodera in recognition of her
dedicated service to the hairdressing industry.
Nayana, Board Member and President of OMC Asia
Zone, has made a remarkable contribution towards the
development of the hair industry, through continuous
education and training programmes in the world,
especially Asia. Fodera, presenting the award, said
that she was a motivating and inspiring influence to
him and the other board members, with her continued
work to improve the standard and the status of the
The OMC Hair World 2010 was held from November 6 to
8 in Paris, France.
A delegation of five officials and seven
competitors representing the Sri Lanka Association
of Hairdressers and beauticians (SLAHAB)
participated at this prestigious event. It is held
once in two years and is the best-known
international event of the hair and beauty industry
that showcases the talents and skills of the best of
the industry from around the world which had 65000
visitors attending the competition and the
Sixty countries competed in the championships with
The Sri Lankan delegation led by Nayana, was joined
by OMC international judge Johann Peiris, OMC
trainers Ramzi Rahaman and Kanjana Godigamuwa,
President of the SLAHAB Rayaka Jayasuriya and
contestants Prabath Saranga, Mayuri Thilakawardana,
Jeewa Binduhewa, Shani Fernando, Maheesha Lakshine,
Shakeer Mirza and Ishan Sudirikku.
“Though we did not win any awards, the work of
our competitors were on par with the international
standards. We are not very far from winning medals
at Hair World,” said president Rayaka.
SLAHAB has taken many efforts to ensure the
participation of Sri Lankan hairdressers and
beauticians at such prestigious events which is a
great boost to the local industry.