The Interminable Patriot is no more! – by Dr. Tilak S. Fernando   Douglas Wickramaratne answered the final call from this world on 1 December 2021. He was born on 9 April 1938 in Colombo. He lived in North London and was an interminable patriot.  He always argued with the international community to safeguard the reputation of Sri Lanka. His funeral took place on  14 December at the West  Chappal of Golders Green, Crematorium,  London NW11. He was educated at Ananda College, Colombo and was the leader of the debating team for both Sinhala and English, until Dr Buddhadasa Bodhinayake succeeded him. After leaving  Ananda,  he worked at the Bank of Ceylon as a manager and subsequently with the National Savings Bank in Sri Lanka. Douglas arrived in London in 1970 to pursue further studies. Upon completing his studies in London, he joined the Lloyd’s Bank of London as a ...

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Mohamed Ahilar a heartthrob sought after vocalist at Derana Dream Star 60 PLUS – by Sunil Thenabadu The singing competition organized by the Derana television in the same vein as the popular Derana Dream Star gruelling contest In the 4th season concluded in year 2020 like in the Dream Star contest attracts many keen contestants from all parts of the island draws a huge viewer attraction. Mohamend Ahilar though muslim could sing any Sinhalese song to precision. But he is absolutely confident in singing legendary HR Jothipala songs.With the aid of members of the Judge panel Ahilar had polled many SMS votes up to the time when the final three were selected.When in the final four by  just a whisker Ahilar was eliminated to the disappointment of all viewers and fans.Many thought Mohamed Ahilar was worthy of been the final three, but may be a dubious SMS counting system it is ...

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