Lanka Help Quiz 1: Who is the Actor Playing the Role of Leftist Party Leader in Kumbiyo

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Today we start our new category of articles – Lanka Help Quiz. Under this category, we will be regularly posting questions to Sri Lanka with the aim of sharing knowledge about Sri Lanka. We set up the first quiz based on “Koobiyo” teledrama which is one of the most popular teledrama at this moment. We want you to answer the following questions within this week and we will select the best answer here in the post section. If you do not the answer, please check back in few days since we will add the answer here with additional information. Quiz: Who is the actor playing the role of labour party leader (see image)  in “Koobiyo” teledrama? Do you know about the films he has directed? Take this opportunity to show your knowledge about Sri Lankan cinema and teledrama. We hope you all will contribute. Answer: (By Admin) The actor playing thr role of labour party leader is Mr. Parakrama Jayasinghe. He is a veteren film maker and his most recent film direction was in “Que Sera (2014)” movie. He won the best film direction award for this movie at the Derana Film Festival 2014. The film was able to bag many other awards at the same film festival including best actress award (Michelle Herft) and best supporting actor (Hans Billimoria). Mr. Parakrama Jayasingha is also the director of “Ekada Wahi (1994)” and “Cheriyo Holman (2002)” films. His film “Ekada Wahi” also won six Sarasiviya Film Awards.  He first appear in cinema as an actor in “Weli Sulanga (1993)” film directed by Nishantha Pradeep.  Mr. Parakrama Jayasingha is an old boy of St. Thomas College, Mount Lavinia.  If you have anything to add to this post please feel free to comment below. We will be posting similar quiz in future and the best comment will be selected to feature in the post section. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Social Dancing Classes in Sri Lanka

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Here is our list of social dancing classes in Sri Lanka. This list will be continuously updated and please bookmark this page if you are interested on this topic. 1. W. Chandrathilaka – Social Dancing for Beginers Mr. W. Chandrathilaka is one of the famous dancing teacher in Sri Lanka. He had been doing these classes much more than a decade. You can leave your reviews about these classes below in our comment sections. We will select good reviews and post them in the post section. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Saddhamangala Sooriyabandara – Family Photos

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Saddmangala Sooriyabandara is a television personality with many talents. These days he is popular as the script writer of the “Harakotiya” and “Kotipathi” teledramas. He has appeared in television screen as a program presenter, actor and a television program producer. Here are few of his family photos. Saddamangala’s wife is Chethani Wijethunga. His only son is Induwara Sooriyabandara. Do you like the photos? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Canadian Immigration Consultants in Sri Lanka

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Migration to a developed country is a dram of some of Sri Lankans. Canada is one of the favorite country of those people who live with this wish. Further, Canada also accepts skilled migrants and has a good program in resettling the migrants in the country. However, application procedure may not be easy for some. We have listed some of the agents in Sri Lanka who are providing immigration services to Canada. Please note that we do not have an affiliation with these companies or individuals. (1)Lionel Samayawardhena (2) Canada Visa Solutions (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Vishwajith Gunasekara : The CID Police Officer in “Koobiyo” Teledrama

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Ever wondered who is the actor in Koombiyos CID police officers role? True, the actor is not familiar to most of the viewers. However, Vishwajith Gunasekara is not a stranger for stage drama and teledramas. He won The Best Actor Award at the Sumathi Tele Awards in 2013. But it was not the first time that he won thee best actor award; He was the best actor at the Raigam Tele Awards for his role in Rala Bidena Thana Teledrama.  Koombiyo is one of the all time best and popular Sinhala teledrama. Koobiyo has gathered a new audience for Sinhala teledrama. I thought it is worthy to share about this actor at this time. Vishwajith get initial exposure to acting when he was selected to Mrs. Somalatha Subasingha’s Drama Class back in 1995. Somalatha Subasingha’s Wikurthi stage drama was his first appearance in a play. He was introduced for teledrama by Ashoka Handagama.  Even though it was a main role in Handagama’s “Sudu Kalu Saha Mama” teledrama, it was never telecast. His second teledrama was Sathyajith Maitipe’s “Swarna Samapthiya” teledrama. The third teledram that he got was a nightmare for him. He had a very bad experience and it made him to be away from the filed for sometime. However, he again came back strong in Ananda Abeynayaka’s  “Jeewithayata Idadenna” drama. Vishwajith Gunasekara is also a English Lecturer at the Sri Lanka Institute of Development and Administration (SLIDA). He is a old boy of Ananda College – Colombo. He is originally from Maligathanna, Gampaha. Do you like this actor: Do you Know about Leftist Party Leader in “Koombiyo”? Our next article will be about him. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Hire a Bus for Your Next Trip

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Here is a must needed list of businesses who provide vehicle-hiring service. You may be looking for a car for your private trip, or you may be organizing an office trip or day-outing and you need to hire a luxury bus. I have to frequently search for these services; I am sharing my saved items with you for your benefits. P.G. Martin Motorways [This post will be updated as we find similar services – Stay tuned] Please note that we do not have any affiliation with these companies. We are sharing these information as an online directory. You can read our disclaimer here. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Actor Albert Moses (Ranjeet Singh in Mind Your Language) was an all-rounder & a Sri Lankan

Albert Moses - Actor in mind your language as Ranjeet Singh

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Mind Your Language was one of the internationally hit British Sitcoms came to live in late 70s. The production was introduced as a Sitcom in 1977-1986 period through ITV network in Britain. The story set in an adult ESL class based in London, UK where the “English” was taught by Mr. Jeremy Brown (Barry Evans). The English Teacher, Mr. Brown had to put up with ridiculously hilarious and somewhat of “fruit salad” individuals (foreign students) who were struggling to learn “English.” Due to its popularity gained in local and international market, Mind Your Language was literally sold to other countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Ghana, Nigeria, Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka. The Raja Kaduwa Sitcom in Sri Lanka was solely based on the original Brit hit, Mind Your Language. The original cast on Mind Your Language were, Barry Evans as Mr. Jeremy Brown, Zara Nutley as Miss Dolores Courtney, Iris Sadler as Gladys, Tommy Godfrey as Sidney and the students included: George Camiller as Giovanni Cupello, Jacki Harding as Anna Schmidt, Ricardo Montez as Juan Cervantes, Albert Moses as Ranjeet Singh, Pik-Sen Lim as Chung Su-Lee, Robert Lee as Taro Nagazumi, Kevork Malikyan as Maximillian Andrea Archimedes Papandrious, Francoise Pascal as Danielle Favre, Din Shafeek as Ali Nadim, Jamila Massey as Jamila Ranjha, Anna Bergman as Ingrid Svenson and Gabor Vernon as Zoltan Szabo. In fourth series, additional 5 people were introduced to represent the new staff and the new students. Albert Moses, also well known as Ranjeet Singh on Mind Your Language was a Sri Lankan actor who had also taken part as an Executive Director of the production, along with Stuart Allen. Albert Moses became such a notable character to Sri Lankans through Mind Your Language because of his versatility as an actor. Albert Moses was born in Gampola, Sri Lanka on December 19, 1937. While living in Kandy, Albert did his daily work near University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.  Later in 1960s, he moved to his fellow country India and began his acting career along with his movie production and direction. From there, he moved to Africa for some production work in documentaries.  Finally, Albert settled in city of London, UK to study theater and drama. In early 1970s, he received small acting roles in British television series. Later, he was invited to play the role of “Ranjeet Singh,” in Mind Your Language. Ranjeet Singh was portrayed as a London underground Sikh employee, hailing from Punjab struggling to learn English in Mr. Brown’s class. At the same time, Ranjeet was inertly trying to establish his roots as a devoted Indian Sikh dude while mingling into his new “Brit” culture among his foreign friends. Many who knew Mind Your Language sitcom, thought that the character of “Ranjeet Singh” was in fact a real Indian Sikh dude! Well, to their surprise, Ranjeet Singh was none other than a loving-hearted Sri Lankan called, Albert Moses. Albert Moses was said to be an all-rounder, who had mastered in many languages such as, Sinhalese, Tamil, German and Arabic. As an artist, he was trained in fencing and showed his colours in singing, dancing, judo, karate, and motor-cycling stunts. Alber Moses truly was a gem to our Sri Lanka, who bought us joyful memories and proudness as a Sri Lankan! May You Rest In Peace Sir! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

The Untold Story of Athula Samarasekara’s First Test Match Experience

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Athula Samarasekara is a former Sri Lankan cricketer. He was a fighting cricketer and came to Sri Lankan cricket team from Galle. Athula shares his life experiences among his facebook friends wiring in his own style. This is one of his recent writing that is been shared in facebook. He has a big fan base in facebook who are eagerly reading his stories. Their feedback shows how much he is popular. He is a genuine human who has won the lot of obstacles in his cricketing career and in his personal life. Still he is very much proud of his life experiences. This writing that we sharing today is about his first test appearance. We though this is something that we want to share with our readers. The article clearly shows what the cricketers from out station went through those days. We used to watch these cricket matches eagerly and we loved these cricketers. We do not still have any doubt about their love for the country even though we did not win much of those matches. However, they were doing their very best in the center and they laid the strong foundation for the all the fame we achieved later in cricket. Thanks to social media, we now can get to know these emotional stories. Athula always write with a sense of humour in his articles, yet he delivers a very strong message to younger generation of cricketers. Our aim in sharing his article in this way is not only to enlighten you (our readers) about this great cricketer but to have an understanding about Sri Lanka cricket. As Athula ends his article rightly saying that there is no big difference in the bumbledom of Sri Lankan cricket administrators. Do you like this article Athula Samarasekara (Full name – Maitipage Athula Rohitha Samarasekara), was born on August 05, 1961 in Colombo. He was raised in Galle. He is well known as an agressive opening batsman who liked to dominate the bowling. He also contributed as a bowel. He currently lives in Melbourne, Australia and engaged in coaching cricket. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Specialist and Services at Neville Fernando Hospital

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Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital (NFTH) is a tertiary care hospital situated in Malabe. It was established as the teaching hospital of South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM). It was recently handed over to government and it now runs as a semi-government organization. Is services at Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital free? The hospital provides both free services and paid services. There are free OPD services, emergency services, Clinics and wards. These facilities are available in the first and second floors of the hospital. Patients get all the services similar to other government hospitals which include free medicines. In addition, there are paid services providing OPD care, specialist consultation, paying wards and paying rooms. These patients, have to bear the cost for investigations and drugs in addition to the other service charges. Who are the available specialist in NFTH? They have consultants in many specialties. Following is a list of consultants available and we will try to update the list as much as possible. Medicine – Prof. Kolitha Sellahewa, Dr. S.Sivakumaran, Dr. A.A.A. Riyaaz Surgery – Dr. K.S. Perera, Dr. Karu Nanayakkara Paediatrics – Prof. Deepthi Samarage Psychiatry – Dr. Gamini Jayawardana, Dr. Ranjith Jayawardana Gynecology and Obstetrics – Dr. Thilak Disanayaka, Dr. Suranga Hettipathirana Cardiology – Dr. Hasantha Ranawaka Orthopedic – Dr. Narendra Pinto STD specialist – Dr. K. Buddakorala Neurology – Dr. M.T.M Rizvi ENT – Dr. Seetha Arambepola Other than the above consultants, there are others who do visiting consultations. E.g specialist Dermatologists are available for channel consultations. Dr. Neville Fernando Hospital is equipped with a MRI scan and a CT scan. There is a modern endoscopy and colonoscopy unit in the hospital. You can consult the Gastroenterologist Dr. Karu Nanayakkara for related problems such as gastritis, change in bowel habits, blood in stools, etc. Dr. Hasantha Ranawaka conducts the cardiology clinics. The hospital is equipped with exercise ECG and Echo facilities as per cardiac investigations. At the time of writing this article, the hospital is undergoing a transformation. However, we will update the article in regular intervals. We advise you it will be wise to contact the hospital before hand if you are traveling far from hospital. [Last update: December 2017] (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Leasing for Motor Bikes and scooters in Sri Lanka

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Having a motorbike is a dream of most Sri Lankan boys and girls. Most of the public now use motorbikes for their day today commutes due to many factors. The scooters are also becoming much popular both among ladies and gents. The car price is increasing everyday and there is a higher maintenance cost. Further, the insurance also is not bearable to many. Even though you have a car, it is really hard to use them during the busy hours. In contrast, one can easily drive through the traffic in a motorbike. However, there are still many who can not afford a motorbike. Specially, those who just started working. Usually, the leasing services was limited to unregistered cars and other four wheel vehicles in the past. Then, there were leasing services targeting the new three-wheel buyers. Now, there is a good news for those who want to buy a motorbike. Following are few of the leasing companies providing leasing facility for motorbikes. 1. Merchant Bank of Sri Lanka (MBSL) MBSL is a finance company affiliated with Bank of Ceylon. They are providing motorbike leasing under the “Double Wheel Leasing” service for new motorbike buyers. MBSL issues this leasing facility for both brand new motorbikes and scooters. The recognized brands for this leasing service at the time of writing this are Honda,  Bajaj, Yamaha, TVS, Suzuki and Hero. It is significant that they provide one day leasing service with minimum documents needed for the acceptance. The installments are low with very competitive interest rates. The leasing duration is five years. They finance 70% of the market value of the motor bike. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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