Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo

eLanka is proud to showcase a new programme called Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo.

It’s sort of a weekly digital magazine type video programme which gets uploaded every Friday on YouTube.

Savithri has a small short and snappy news section called News Capsule, a longer (6 minutes or so) segment called Let’s Talk which deals with issues, or interviews with pioneering/great people and what they’ve been doing, and finally a 60 sec segment which is a very lifestyle oriented one. The link is below with a synopsis of this week’s highlights. It has gone down very well with the Sri Lankan expatriates who enjoy having a connection as to what goes on in the country.

Just like eLanka, Savithri does not do politics and try to keep the tone positive and happy as she, just like eLanka, believe all of us need positive happy news these days -we have enough gloominess around us.


Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 41 – 19.02.2021

With details about our Cargills IWD Festival of Change Makers, Kaleidoscope this week discusses various issues with a trailblazing female politician, Sri Lanka’s export lead, three agricultural entrepreneurs, a young upcycling exponent, has quick cuts on the week’s news and Kung-fu nuns!

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 40 – 12.02.2021

Indulging in some boutique retail at Park Street Gourmet, Kaleidoscope this week shares a formula for winning businesses, focuses on two passionate entrepreneurs, discusses surviving burns, finds 3000 year old fabric, dances with a rock band robot and goes serious with some economic info.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 39 – 05.02.2021

Majoritarianism and a siege mentality have taken over! That’s the discussion on Kaleidoscope this week plus answers to vaccine questions, people centric businesses in a pandemic, art and historic tales, a cuisine ambassador, haute couture jewelry, the economy, oil, gold, stocks and more.


Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 38 – 29.01.2021

Sri Lanka continues to court environmental disasters – this time sand mining in Mannar! That’s the discussion on Kaleidoscope this week plus the rupee’s woes, an entrepreneur’s quest for circular consumption, the Kuppameniya treatment, feline fashion, stocks, gold, oil, exports, news snapshots and more.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 37 – 22.01.2021

In the backdrop of Sri Lanka’s ports, the Kaleidoscope spotlight fall on the Port City and saving our oceans, plus miracles with coconut, ears that go glam, park street mews is twelve, cannabis and yellow grub sandwiches, dethroning the king, and economic, stock, gold and oil news.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 36 – 15.01.2021

Wishing our viewers a happy Thai Pongal, Kaleidoscope this week features a COVID survivor, details Sri Lanka’s aviation potential, watches ocean waste become an elephant, finds out about access to law for women and children & has dwarf giraffes, hyper-realistic masks, ‘world in crisis’ fashion, best & worst passports, stocks, oil, gold and the economy!

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 35 08.01.2021

While enjoying some vignettes of the Sinharaja Rainforest, Kaleidoscope this week gets some frank opinions about the proposed tourism travel bubble and the world we want, creating destination tales, celebrating women, cultured chicken, the Lilliputian frog, stocks, gold, oil plus a quick look at what’s been happening this week

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo 34 01.01.2021

A happy new year and going into 2021, Kaleidoscope’s diverse variety of guests share lessons learned in 2020 and their wish lists for 2021 plus some sunny news during the past year, impacts of the EU-UK Trade Deal on Sri Lanka, infusing Ceylon Tea into skincare and getting ready to discover and explore!

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 33 25..12.2020

It’s our Christmas Special this week with quintuplets – five elves & a baby, three ‘Vice’ men, Santa’s gifts from ODEL, Softlogic, Shangri La & Mabroc, ground realities to move ahead, the ugliest orchid, the Darth Vader nativity and a quick round up of news, views, the economy and more!

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 32 18.12.2020

A few secrets are revealed on the set of Funny Boy, SriLankan’s touchdown in Oz, revenue optimism in Budget 2021, mental health upkeep, merry & masked, wearing Circulose, policing Santas and Kaleidscope’s Christmas gifts are from The Kingsbury, The Bayleaf and Rodrigo’s this week!

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 31 11.12.2020

Famous Christmas trees form the backdrop on this week’s Kaleidoscope to discuss COVID-19’s gendered impact, artisan tea that nurture forests, fighting single mom stigma, a Singer walkabout, economic news, exports, deposit rates, stock, oil, gold, Air Vodka & gifts from Cinnamon Grand Cinnamon Lakeside & Amami.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 30 04.12.2020

In the backdrop of some of the oldest churches in Sri Lanka, Kaleidoscope focuses on abuse in sports, the Fitch debate, creative storytelling, Vanusha Walters’ maiden multi-lingual speech in NZ’s parliament, economic, stocks, oil and gold news, social distancing Santas and Christmas gifts to be won from Healing Island and Harpo’s.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 29 27.11.2020

Focusing on plus size positivity, luxury condominium status, media safety in a pandemic, the Aiyo story, ADB’s grant, stocks, oil and gold, Tesla’s gigafactory, Beyonce’s Grammy chances, Notre Dame’s scaffolding, Utah’s weird monolith, rocking monkeys and masked Santa’s – watch Kaleidoscope this week while on a Couch Safari.


Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 28 20.11.2020

Discussing disability inclusion with Queensland’s Australian of the Year Dr Dinesh Palipana and tackling the port’s woes, women who control the skies, changing faces, news from the stock market, oil and gold prices, Dead Sea Santa and Luca the electric car – all on Kaleidoscope this week.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 27 13.11.2020

Celebrating Diwali and a host of Sri Lankan achievers, Kaleidoscope this week spotlights the woes of the apparel industry, gets insight on opportunities for skilled workers in the UK, the Pro Helvetzia Residency winner’s Facing Maha journey and demonstrates keeping fit during lockdowns – plus more!

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 26 06.11.2020

The iron woman and women technopreneurs to the fore, cementing a recycling mindset, doing right by your doggy, a whale of a tale, skeletons in a strip club and more on Kaleidoscope this week in the backdrop of the Dutch Hospital Colombo.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 25 30.10.2020

An exclusive with Shanika Amarasekera MBE who’s on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Sri Lankan filmmaker Rehan Mudannayake’s DIDI goes to Hollywood, IFC Women in Work’s Sarah Twigg on the COVID impact on women led businesses, Shanthini Ahangama transforms backyards into gardens, Atlanta Opera’s COVID inspired Pagliacci, a 5 km collage dedicated to abused women, a Halloween pumpkin mural and much more on Kaleidoscope this week.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 24 23.10.2020

Enjoy your weekend everyone! Kaleidoscope this week features how caregivers cope with cancer, cycling lanes, the future of Sri Lanka’s NBFIs, upcycling saris, weekend reads, baby gorillas, Lego pursues sustainable materials and giant pumpkins.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 23 16.10.2020

This week on Kaleidoscope – Behind bars whether in or out, Project Hope, WFP and the Nobel Peace Prize, English Tea Shop are GGOB champions, the first South Asian woman in the IOC Marketing Commission, aerial yoga, stocks, oil and gold news, the Australian firefighters calendar, the 007 swimsuit, pink diamonds and lots more.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 22 09.10.2020

What happens when cancer hits you, racing 600 kms Around the Pearl, a tour of the Central at Shangri La Colombo, boosting women entrepreneurs, putting on the Ritz with some glitz, pre-school online, soaring bicycle exports and the Taru Villas competition winner.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 21 02.10.2020

We need men at the table to discuss health, sex and baby matters. Manisha Dissanayake and Dr Radhika Sunderaraj of ARKA say why! Also, win a one night’s stay at Riva by Taru Villas and meet the camera shy Nayantara Fonseka aka Taru. Chairman Dimuth Fernando on the Stock Market’s Super September, a 3rd generation Botejue brings back the Bernards Banian, Santhoshini Jayasekera empowers women through batik, Anoma Wijewardene uses art to fight climate change, Dilmah’s tea beer in Australia, state of the art cancer treatment at Ceylinco Healthcare Center and much more on Kaleidoscope this week.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 20 25.09.2020

On Kaleidoscope this week, four divorcees talk about navigating their divorces and managing children in that equation, Chairman of SriLankan Airlines Ashok Pathirage pilots cloudy skies, US Ambassador Alaina Teplitz quantifies US assistance to Sri Lanka during the pandemic, Writer Ameena Hussein explains why female authors write under male pseudonyms and Yanika Amarasekera showcases Sri Lanka’s first curated wedding registry..and there’s much more.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 19 – 18.09.2020

Autism is a difference, not a disability – Kaleidoscope this week focuses on Kesara Kahandaliyanage, a person with autism who founded K’s Kitchen and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Yashoda Rohanachandra. Also, why locally manufactured pharmaceuticals makes qualitative sense, a COVID-19 vaccine being the panacea for tourism, signs that may prevent suicide and hand-painted porcelain in Pawsome Love.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 18 – 11.09.2020

Kaleidoscope this week speaks with paediatric nurse, Miss England for Miss World 2020 Finalist Rebecca Sinnarajah. We also check out why Colombo’s shipping hub status might be sinking, gain a fresh perspective on the vehicle import ban, spotlight the fight against gender based violence through fashion and propose some great weekend reads.

Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo Week 17

This week on Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo:
The widening road inside the Sinharaja Rainforest, gyms keeping fit, doggy vacations, fashion speaks out against domestic violence, customised gifts…and more on Kaleidoscope, featuring Rainforest Protectors’ Jayantha Wijesingha, T&A Fitness’ Tarja De Silva & Alberto Ruiz Bravo, Fox Resorts’ Chris Quyn, Designer Amilani Perera & Kashmira Edirisinghe of Robed Gift Works.



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