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Make that do as powerful as you The Body Shop’s new vegan routines cover all hair needs Hair has an attitude, an identity. It tells a powerful story about who you are. Which is why it’s so important to keep it in root-to-tip shape. Luckily The Body Shop’s new vegan haircare routines are here to help your hair look and feel as powerful as you, so you can keep telling your story, your way. The Body Shop has two new and improved haircare routines for all hair needs. These new routines are pretty hair-mazing. It’s time to love your unique hair unapologetically. ...

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Sparking off Diwali Festivities Down Under – by Shivani Maddali Source:-multiconnexions This blog was written by Shivani Maddali from the MultiConnexions Marketing team. Diwali, also known as Deepavali or the Festival of Lights, is an Indian festival celebrating the triumph of good over evil. It is the most important festival in Hindu culture, often likened to the ‘Indian Christmas’ and is celebrated across the globe by the South Asian diaspora. During Diwali, the sky dazzles with firecrackers, the streets are lit with diyas (earthen lamps), gifts are exchanged, and the atmosphere is brimming with joy. It is a five-day celebration, with each day having its own significance and tale. Diwali also marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year and is considered an auspicious time for financial investments. Diwali is also an important time for marketers as customers are actively shopping for various items such as investment opportunities or gifting ...

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Obelisk – Battle of Randeniwela By Arundathie Abeysinghe A monument constructed at the ninth kilometer post on the *Ella – Wellawaya Road near the village of Randeniwela is a unique obelisk to commemorate the Battle of Randeniwela (Battle of Randeniya or Sinhalese – Portuguese War), a battle fought on August 25th 1630. The battle was fought between Portuguese forces commanded by the *Governor Constantinu De Saa de Noronha and King Senarath’s (1604 – 1635) youngest son Prince Maha Astana (pre coronation) who was later crowned as King Rajasinha II (1635 – 1687), the second ruler of Kandyan Kingdom and his brother Prince Vijayapala.  The battle was fought near *Wellawaya, situated in close proximity to *Badulla. The battle had taken place when Constantino de Sá launched an invasion via Badulla. The Portuguese army, despite their superior cannon power suffered a massive defeat subsequent to a mass defection by its Lascarin (local ...

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Tribute to actor Wimal Kumara de Costa the unsung hero of the silver screen By Sunil Thenabadu The unsung hero of the silver screen and stage, renowned actor Wimal Kumara de Costa breathed his last owing to intense respiratory difficulties on the 20th November 2016 after he was admitted to the Kalubowila Teaching hospital on the 19th with a severe chest pain when he was preparing himself for a programme in a FM radio station  He was 68 years old at the time of his demise was an actor most distinguished for his character and comedy roles portrayed under the direction of legendary directors like Dharmasena Pathiraja, Sunil Ariyaratne and Gamini Fonseka.He is cited as the  pioneer in Sri Lanka mime industry.  Wimal was very famous for “his action or art of imitating someone” in which he excelled initially which he successfully portrayed to entertain or ridicule. He virtually introduced this ...

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Sujatha the genius female musician in the annals of our history –  By Sunil Thenabadu  ‘Weera Matha’  Visharada  Dr Sujatha Attanayake, the musical genius acclaimed as one of the most popular vocalists, commenced her pivotal career in music when she was just eight years when she sang a song at the then Radio Ceylon ,to the music  composed by AJ Kareem.Since then she had not looked back apart from deploying diverse techniques such as Gamak, Tan, Meend, and singing styles such as Khayal, Dhruvpad, Tarana and Dhamar that measure their theoretical and animated values, the guiding philosophy of the inventiveness of music  artistry. Sujatha could play many musical instruments conquering the Harmonium and Sitar, also excelling  in composing notations in quick succession.   Sujatha could sing in numeral styles and languages including  Tamil and Hindi sans any clue of the slenderest Sinhalese inspiration, and when she sings a song in the North Indian classical music tradition, she is not influenced by ...

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Randeer reminisces Uncle Maxwell’s ‘ever greens’ – By Sunil Thenabadu  The popular songs of Maxwell Mendis such as ‘Mama Bohoma Baya Uuna’, Seda Sulang Hamanne’, ‘Mage Surathal Podi Duwa’, ‘Mahadena Muththa’, ‘Saravita Bulath Wikununna’ and ‘Bola Kadala’are now back on stage with the new voice of Randeer Mendis. Randeer Mendis, the son of Lalith Mendis of ‘Mendis Foursome’ and the nephew of Maxwell, has stormed the stage with evergreens of Maxwell. Unfortunately after his demise in the early 2000 decade his popular name and songs were diminishing in popularity. However his nephew Randeer Mendis having inherited his talent is now unearthing the lost prestige of his Uncle Maxwell. His father Lalith Mendis had thought him to learn playing the guitar, keyboards, sent him for music classes as he had inherited music talents. ‘In year 1972 almost five decades back four members of a Mendis family in Moratuwa came to the ...

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Ever Green legendary Vocalist Christopher Paul is Paralysed , living in his twilight years – by Sunil Thenabadu in Brisbane  Ever green veteran oldest Sri Lanka’s living vocalist Adihettige Christopher Emmanuel Paul was born on 10th April 1936 as the eldest son of SA Paul who was an ex-serviceman and an employee of Registrar General’s Office from Moratumulla, Moratuwa. Christo as he is fondly called has had his education at St. Sebastian’s College Moratuwa. In his senior classes there had been famous Roy de Silva and Freddie Silva. The trio had been famous in wearing wedding attires to ‘gate crash’ wedding parties to eat and drink, then to vanish from the reception halls before getting apprehended.  His close associates then were renowned musician Patrick Denipitiya, vocalists CD Fonseka, Maurice Dahanayake who were all senior. It was his music teacher in class Francis Perera who had identified his singing talents had advised him to ...

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Trillium Hotels & VIP Residencies transforms the ‘Sunset Years’ Unveils retirement complex with customized exclusivity Five star comforts, indulgent luxury & focused medical health & wellness 26th October 2021, Colombo: Trillium, one of Sri Lanka’s most sought after real estate developers which aims to deliver comfort and elegance while merging the value of an exclusive lifestyle, is set to further diversify its offerings with the launch of Trillium Hotels & VIP Residencies.  Positioned in the heart of Colombo 07, Trillium Hotels & VIP Residencies is set to transform the concept of lifestyles for those in retirement, offering a range of packages to suit budgets and inclusive of bespoke value additions that reflect an exclusive lifestyle. For those choosing to live at Trillium Hotels & VIP Residencies, residing in five star indulgence is a daily occurrence, while a diverse array of luxurious vignettes are added in, including customized meals, personalised grooming, ...

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GRACE TRAIN (Solomon’s Carriage) – The Apostolic Journey with the Bride – by Lakshman Navaratne GRACE TRAIN (Solomon’s Carriage) The Apostolic Journey with the Bride. Science and Theology dates human existence to million years. Christianity through Scripture dates the appearance of our first human Mother (Eve) to less than 7000 years of the chronological time. Moses documented the kingdom of God a reality on earth through Abraham and his descendants. Only Apostolic Christianity give the believers of Christ the true time line of the appearance of Creator’s Grace on all mankind on the day of Pentecost. Solomon’s Carriage or the Grace Train confides to a believer in Christ: when, where, and how humanity shall end the Marvel of Human existence (God’s Grace) on Paradise earth.      Scripture documents, almost 7000 years ago, our first parents fell from Grace. Following the fall from Grace, our Lord God, our Maker promised to provide humanity ...

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