LEGENDARY DR DHARMASRI WICKREMASINGHE  AUTOGRAPHED  ICON ANNOUNCER IN RADIO TELEVISION MUSICAL CONCERTS UNCONQUERED – by Sunil Thenabadu Photo Source:hungama.com All reputed announcers should possess skills and abilities in abundance able to interconnect visibly. Should be able to syndicate several fragments of material and draw conclusions. Should concentrate without been distracted while performing a task. Those people who are identified by the voice and his manner of speech should be regarded as lucky. Such a unconquered legend in the radio and television hosting for over five decades is Dr Dharmasri Wickremasinghe triumphed through his own innate skills and aptitudes without any hereditary affiliations.  When he was young about thirteen years old he had listened to the Radio Ceylon channels  from the large radio they have had at their dwelling .He had wondered how these voices penetrate out and emerge.Later as he matured he had been able to come to a conclusion that it ...

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Bonny an effervescent voyage in celebrity as a vocalist/entertainer for decades – by Sunil Thenabadu Sri Lanka born Australian citizen in greater Sydney area Bonny Fernando is known worldwide as an entertainer cum singer at Shanili Enterprises.  Bonny has to date performed successfully in many shows in ‘down under” Sydney, Melbourne ,Frankfurt,Germany and native Sri Lanka having been invited to sing several times in the Independent Television Network popular program “Chat N Music” which is an uninterrupted program for over eighteen years.   Bonny is a singer who could sing fluently in both Sinhalese and in English languages. Bonny has excelled singing songs of Jim Reeves,Tom Jones ,Elvis Presley,Englebert Humperdinck, in Sinhalese songs of any artiste but sings so impressively HR Jothipala songs also passionately.   In this consistency Bonny as a vocalist is much above many other entertainers. Bonny has performed at many hotels in Sydney and Melbourne duetting alongside ...

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FALAN snatches coveted Derana Dream Star Season 09 trophy – by Sunil Thenabadu Falan Andrea Jansen, 25 years old hailing from Kalutara who shone as a singer throughout the grueling Derana Dream Star season 09 contest, won the coveted Dream Star trophy together with presents to the tune of Rupees thirty million which included a modern apartment valued at Rupees 15 million. Incidentally this all included prize was the highest ever awarded in the annals of our history for a winner in a reality contest. This is only the second occasion a female singer had won this coveted title after Upekha Nirmani won in season 02 almost a decade ago.According to the three  Judge board panel comprising of the famous musical trio Keethi Pasquel,Samitha Mudunkotuwa and Nadeeka Guruge, it was in this season the competition among the co contestants were at a very high ebb.There were contestants who had even possessed higher music cognition from Universities in India and from our visual and ...

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Kumar unsung hero in Saxophone by Sunil Thenabadu An uninterrupted sixty-two years as a  self thought saxophonist is a colossal triumph for any musician. KUMAR MOLLIGODA the unsung hero had commenced  his music career on a Chromatic Harmonica but currently excels as an overwhelming Saxophonist having fans locally and overseas. Kumar has a wide repertoire cum resourcefulness sans any boundaries. As one band spearhead playing alto sax, tenor sax, baritone sax and soprano. Kumar instantly spot on when a request for any song is made. Kumar’s solo interpretations could be heard on you tube. A native of Kotte ,student at Christian College though the second oldest school in the Island  had to compete with several veteran musicians with decades of experience who lived in Colombo .But had hurdled over these restraints  via sheer perseverance ,not before long to be on par. Kumar had commenced his career on a chromatic harmonica, with ...

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