Monday, December 28, 2015

‘No more bra throwing concerts’ - president

President Maithripala Sirisena has issued a warning to local event organizers against musical concerts by foreign singers who destroy the country’s culture and civilization.

He has referred to a girl’s having thrown her bra at Enrique Iglesias during ‘Sex and Love’ tour of Sri Lanka.

The occasion was the awards presentation at Ampara D.S. Senanayake Vidyalaya today (27) of Dhamma school competition.

He said steps would be taken not to grant approval for such concerts, at which tickets are priced at up to Rs. 35,000 and boys and girls get drunk and throw their bras at the singer and kiss him.
It is the organizers of such events, not the indecent singer or the girl who threw the bra or the one who kissed him, who should be punished, said the president.
The concert at CR & FC grounds in Colombo on December 20 was organized by live events owned by former cricketers Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara.

Girl Throwing her Bra to Enrique Iglesias at Love and Sex Tour Sri Lanka

 Enrique Iglesias Kisses a lucky Girl in Colombo Sri Lanka

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Namal posted Yoga picture without my permission

Former president and Kurunegala district MP Mahinda Rajapaksa said his son Namal had published his photograph doing Yoga without his permission in the Facebook.

 He said this to a journalist when he visited the Prison Hospital in Welikada to meet the five army personnel arrested on charges of being involved in the abduction and disappearance of Prageeth Eknaligoda. “I have been doing Yoga for some time now but it had been exposed in the media only when I visited this school with Namal,” Mr. Rajapaksa said.

It is my Yoga practice that has helped me to be in shape. The photograph posted on MP Namal Rajapaksa’s Facebook account on Sunday shows former Mr. Rajapaksa in a Yoga posture on the day after he celebrated his 70th birthday. Yoga instructor Nanda Siriwardena is seated beside him. Mr. Rajapaksa wished Mr. Siriwardena a happy birthday and wished him long life.

"I wanted to prevent a family from breaking up"- Hirunika Premachandra

Dismissing allegations that she had threatened and assaulted a 26 year old man who had been abducted by her support staff in a "Defender" vehicle, UNP MP Hirunika Premachandra said today that all she wanted to do was to prevent a family from breaking up.

At a special media briefing yesterday evening, the MP, who is at the center of the controversy, said that she wanted to help one of her staff members, as his family was about to be broken up by an outsider. Admitting that it was wrong for her support staff to carry out the unlawful act of bringing a person forcibly to her office, Ms. Premachandra said that if the injustice that that was done to her staff member was referred to the police it would have taken days for the matter to be resolved.

She said the abducted man, who was also married had been having an extra marital relationship with the wife of one of her staff members who had two children. She said the abducted man had forcible taken away the wife of the staff member and was keeping her.

When the staff member went with a group of people to talk to him at the drapery shop where he worked he had refused to come out. Then the group had dragged him out and had taken him from there, Ms. Premachandra admitted. The group had brought the man to her office in Kolonnawa and reported to her. She said she had tried to sort out the matter and advised him to end the affair as it would break up another family. When asked whether she did the right thing, as a responsible public representative, to interfere in a personal problem in such a manner, she said that all she wanted to do was to save a family. She added that she had willingly brought her staff members who were involved in the abduction to the police station along with the vehicle to cooperate with the police inquiry.

In a statement to the police a 26 yea old youth who was abducted by some supporters of parliamentarian Hirunika Premachandra said he was personally threatened by her, the Police Spokesman said yesterday. The drapery store employee identified as U. Priyankara told the Dematagoda Police that he was forcibly taken away by six men in a Land Rover Defender on Monday afternoon. The victim who turned up at the police station around 10.00 p.m. that evening with injuries on his face and body said the men had forcibly taken him in a Defender to an undisclosed location where he was confronted by Ms. Premachandra.

Police said according to the victim's statement he had been asked by her to cease a relationship he was having with the wife of a close supporter of Ms. Hirunika. However, it is unclear whether the youth had been assaulted by the gang prior to or after his confrontation with the MP. The abductors had reportedly left him on the road following the confrontation. Although the MP had agreed to send her supporters to the police station immediately after she was contacted by the Dematagoda Police to inquire about the vehicle, registered in her nameused in the abduction, had failed to do so on even till last morning.

The Police were preparing to arrest the identified suspects when they surrendered to the Colombo Crime Division yesterday evening along with the Defender vehicle. A Senior CCD officer said all six suspects were arrested and statements recorded and would also to record a statement from Ms. Hirunika as well. The abducted youth who was produced before Colombo JMO on Monday night was admitted to the National Hospital.

Nalaka Godahewa re-remanded

Former Chairman of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Dr. Nalaka Godahewa, and two others, had been further remanded until January 4 by Colombo Additional Magistrate today. They had been arrested in connection with an alleged fraud at the SEC in 2013 by the Financial Crime Investigation Division (FCID).

Monday, December 21, 2015

"Sinha Le" Concept owner Namal's Wife speaks

"Sinha Le"is the latest trend among Sri lankan youth in social media. This Concept started by Tatoo artist Namal Bandara few years ago. There are some heated argument going on between people about this concept now a days as some beleive there is a  hidden political agenda behind this. Namal's wife has posted a note on Facebook claiming it is not true.

Enrique Iglesias SEX AND LOVE TOUR - Colombo ( Unhappy Fans ? )

Award winning global superstar Enrique Iglesias performed LIVE in Sri Lanka 20th December.

Live Events Sri Lanka is brought Enrique Iglesias to Sri Lanka, the biggest chart topping star to perform in Sri Lanka so far. Enrique Iglesias performed in Sri Lanka at the CR & FC grounds as part of his ‘Sex and Love’ world tour.

Live Events is managed by top radio DJ Shaq who is also the Chief Executive Officer, along with Kumar Sangakkara (Board Director) and Mahela Jayawardene (Board Director).

Ticket prices were from 5000 LKR - to 35000 LKR.

However there are lots of negative comments posted all over Facebook about the organizing.  People were Happy with Enrique Iglesias performance and the show but There are lots of complaint about organizing.

Concert was supposed to start at 8 pm but according to fans it started around 10.30 PM. Gates was not open till late so people had to to wait for hours out side. Even for the people who payed 35000 LKR for a VIP tickets had to stand for hours to get in.
Then there were no proper seating system so All the tickets groups were mixed according to one fan who was very disappointed after paying 35000 LKR for a VIP ticket.

These are some comments made by angry fans And most of them are demanding partial Refund for inconvenient.  

Yureni Noshika's Christmas gift to you

Actress Yureni Noshika has done her first song "Saree Pote ". She posted this in her Facebook page.

"Hey guys here's my Christmas gift to you !!! I am SOOO EXCITED to share with you my DEBUT SINGLE "Saree Pote"

Song - Saree Pote (සාරි පොටේ)
Singer - Yureni Noshika
Lyrics - Manuranga Wijesekara
Music - Ashan Fernendo
Production - Aryans Films
Directed by - Hasitha Vithanage

Friday, December 4, 2015

Yasara Abeynayake's Wedding

Former Sri Lanka Rugby 7s captain and Kandy SC skipper Fazil Marija engaged with Yasara Abeynayake.

Yasara Abeynayake is Ex-girlfriend of Yoshitha Rajapaksa.

The duo had gone to UK for the Rugby World Cup, where they have spent nearly two weeks, authentic sources states.

Sunil Hettiarachchi passes away

A well known comedian and character actor Sunil Hettiarachchi passed away this morning (03) at the age of 78.

He who has contributed to teledramas, films as well as radio dramas had suffered from ill health for sometime.

He entered the world of cinema in 1982 by joining the cast of 'Kadaunu Poronduwa' and has played roles in number of films including 'Hitha Hoda Chandiya', 'Newa Gilunath Ben Chun', 'Demodara Palama', 'Cherio Captain','Come or Go Chicago' , 'Hai Hui Babi Achchi', 'Weda Beri Tarzan' and 'Machan'.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Damitha Saluwadana passes away

Veteran character actress Damitha Saluwadana who had served as an actress for more than 45 years, passed away Friday evening. She entered the film and scene in the sixties, showcasing multiple talents. Her role as ‘Asilin’ in Kopi Kade was one of her most popular characters. She had acted in more than 300 stage plays, 200 tele dramas and 25 films.

Enrique Iglesias LIVE in Sri Lanka

Award winning global superstar Enrique Iglesias will be performing LIVE in Sri Lanka this December. In a short video promotion, Enrique Iglesias said that he will be performing in Sri Lanka on December 20 at a “very special show”.

Live Events Sri Lanka is bringing Enrique Iglesias to Sri Lanka, the biggest chart topping star to perform in Sri Lanka so far. Enrique Iglesias will be performing in Sri Lanka at the CR & FC grounds as part of his ‘Sex and Love’ world tour.

Live Events is managed by top radio DJ Shaq who is also the Chief Executive Officer, along with Kumar Sangakkara (Board Director) and Mahela Jayawardene (Board Director). It has a mission to attracting A-list celebrities to Sri Lanka and, through them; raise the international standing of this unique and diverse island paradise even further, or to put it in Live Events CEO Shaq’s own words, “We are merging celebrity marketing and destination promotion into one goal, whilst giving Sri Lanka an experience of having A-list celebrities visit the country for entertainment and infotainment, and in turn giving these celebrities an experience of Sri Lanka that they could take away with them.”

Live Events has signed up with a financial commitment to one of the biggest artist management agencies in the USA, which handles celebrities like Taylor Swift, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5, Bon Jovi and many more. This agency also handles sports superstars like Michael Jordan, Derek Jeter, Tiger Woods and Chris Paul, as well as scores of A-list actors and actresses.

Enrique Iglesias is widely regarded as the King of Latin Pop. Iglesias started his career in the mid 1990s on an American Spanish Language record label Fonovisa under the name Enrique Martinez, before switching to the stage name Enrique Iglesias, and turning into one of the biggest stars in Latin America and the Hispanic Market in the United States.

By the turn of the millennium, he had made a successful crossover into the mainstream market and signed a multi-album deal with Universal Music Group for US $68,000,000 with Universal Music Latino to release his Spanish albums and Inter scope to release English albums.

In 2010, he parted with Interscope and signed with another Universal Music Group label Republic Records to release bilingual albums. In 2015, Enrique parted ways with Universal music group after a decade. He signed for Sony Music and it has been reported that it is one of the biggest contracts offered to any artist in recent years in terms of advances and royalties. His upcoming albums will be by Sony Music Latin in Spanish and RCA in English.

Iglesias has sold over 137 million records worldwide, making him one of the best selling Latin artists ever. Iglesias has scored over 150 number-one hits across all of the Billboard charts and he has had five Billboard Hot 100 top five singles, including two number-ones, and holds the record for producing 26 number-one Spanish-language singles on the Billboard‍ ’​s Hot Latin Tracks. He also holds the record for most number-one hits and the longest running number-one hit on that chart. Iglesias also has 13 number-ones on Billboard’s Dance charts, more than any other male artist. He is also the best selling Latin artist in the UK and the best selling international artist in India.

Ticket prices are from 5000 LKR - to 35000 LKR.

Death sentence for former DIG Vaas Gunawardena and five others

Former DIG Vaas Gunawardena, his son Ravindu Vaas Gunawardena and four police officers were yesterday sentenced to death by the Colombo High Court for committing the murder of millionaire businessman Mohamed Shyam in 2013 at Dompe area.

While handing out a 802-page judgement, Colombo High Court Trial–at-Bar Bench comprising judges Lalith Jayasuriya (President), Sarojini Kusala Weerawardena and Amendra Seneviratne unanimously decided that the prosecutors have proved the accused’ guilty beyond reasonable doubt.

The accused who were ordered to be sentenced to death were; former DIG Vaas Gunawardena and his son Ravindu Vaas Gunawardena, Sub Inspector Indika Bamunuge, Police Constable (PC) Gamini Sarath Chandra, PC Priyanka Sanjeewa and PC Kelum Ranga. The President of the Trial–at-Bar Bench High Court Judge Lalith Jayasuriya read out the sentence ordering all accused to be taken to the Welikada Prison and within the four walls of the prison that on a day and time appointed by the President that he be hanged by the neck until they are dead.

The accused were charged under 10 counts including committing, conspiring to murder, abducting, aiding and abetting to kill businessman Mohammed Shyam on or around May 22, 2013. Out of 10 counts filed by the Attorney General, eight counts had been filed against former DIG in which he found guilty for all charges. The accused had been charged under section 296, 102 and 355 of the Penal Code. The High Court observed that person called Fausdeen had sought the assistance of first accused Vaas Gunawardena to recover money owed to him from deceased Mohamed Shyam. The Court further held that evidence have proved that Fausdeen had invested money at a factory that belongs to Mohamed Shyam. The Court further held that the first accused had instructed the other accused to abduct Mohamed Shyam on or around May 21-22, 2013. The High Court further observed that evidence have proved that all accused involved in abducting and killing of businessman Shyam. Meanwhile, the High Court further observed that the first accused Vaas Gunawardena had performed his duties within an environment where he lives under his own regime. Prior to the pronouncement of the judgement, the High Court asked all accused whether they have anything to say why judgement of death should not be pronounced against them. In reply, all accused denied the charges levelled against them and told that they never involved in this incident.

While expressing his views over the judgement, the former DIG informed Court that the CID is arresting innocent persons under the provision of Terrorism Prevention Act (PTA) in an unfair manner. He said that the CID fabricated evidence against him and arrested him after labeling him as a terrorist. He further said he had no intention of killing a person for the sake of earning money and after using his own son for committing a murder. Meanwhile, accused Ravindu Guanawardena, the son of former DIG told Court that he is proud to be a son of the former DIG.

Deputy Solicitor Genenral Ayesha Jinasena appearing for the Attorney General moved Court that all accused be subjected to death sentence in accordance with the section 296 of the Penal Code. She moved Court that the maximum sentence be passed against the accused in a manner of bringing an example to the society. She further maintained that the first accused had tarnished the image of entire Police Department after holding a higher ranking position. President’s Counsel Anil Silva, Counsel Upul Kumarapperuma, Nevil Abeyratne and Jaliya Samarasinghe appeared for the accused. Deputy Solicitor Genenral Ayesha Jinasena with Senior State Counsel Wasantha Perera appeared for the AG.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Radhya Senanayake gone crazy

Rosi Senanayake is a Sri Lankan politician, activist, and a former beauty queen. A current member of the Sri Lankan parliament, she was the leader of the opposition in Western Provincial Council and is the United National Party Chief Organiser for the Colombo West electorate. Rosy Senanayake has served as the Sri Lankan High Commissioner for Malaysia and was a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund. She has two daughters and a son. Kanishka, Thisakya and Radhya. Radya Senanayake is the youngest daughter of Rosi Senanayake. Here are some photographs of Radya Senanayake.

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