A programme will be held today (25) at 3.00 pm at the Auditorium of the Department of Archives in Colombo to mark the 25th Anniversary of the ‘Paththara Malli’ programme created by journalist Nuwan Liyanage.
Liyanage was the pioneer who created a turning point in the sphere of media by reading newspaper headlines on radio paving way for reading newspapers on television.
Lankadeepa Editor-in-Chief Sri Ranasinghe will deliver the keynote address of today’s event and Nalaka Gunawardena will make a short speech on ‘Nuwan Liyanage’s Role in Radio’.
Meanwhile, several songs written by Liyanage will be performed under the music direction of Thilina Ruhuna.
On the occasion of ‘Paththara Malli’ completing several milestones, various phrases were published on social media sites in the recent past. Some of them are shown below.
The ‘Sri Lanka Mirror’ team would also like to extend our warm wishes to ‘Paththara Malli’ Nuwan Liyanage to continue the programme for many more years to come.
Sweetmore at Sudarshi today
If you set foot to Sudarshi Hall, Colombo from 10.00 am – 5.00pm today (22), treat yourself to some yummy, homemade Sri Lankan sweets to savour with a cup of steaming hot tea or coffee during this rainy weather.
Cashew infused Aluwa, crunchy milk toffee and the peppery sweetness of Aggala are available today.
You can also taste some homemade pickles while enjoying a book.
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Veteran radio announcer Ramya Sriani Pathirana no more
Veteran radio announcer Ramya Sriani Pathirana has passed away today (18).
She was aged 64 and was hospitalised due to a brief illness.
Ms. Pathirana, whose remarkable career which spanned over 30 years, started work at the SLBC in 1979 as a radio drama artiste and went on to be become one of the most prominent and distinguished announcers at the SLBC.
Her remains are currently lying at No. 304/2, Arawwala Uswatta Meda Paara, Pannipitiya. Funeral details are to be announced later by the family.
“Father for a Buddha” by Ajantha Seneviratne
“Father for a Buddha”, the story of King Suddhodana, a novel authored by the renowned writer Ajantha Seneviratne, is to be launched tomorrow (September 19), 3.00pm, at the Indian Cultural Center with the presence of the High Commissioner of India as the guest of honor.
Ajantha’s newest work of literature deals with a “theme of permanent and universal interest”, since the story is webbed around the monarch Suddhodana, one of the greatest personalities in the history of mankind.
The Great Monarch Suddhodana, the Lord Buddha’s Father, who faced numerous blows in life because of his overflowing love for his son, finally won the Samsara despite all the setbacks he faced. As an adept narrator, Ajantha has collected and arranged in proper order the material pertaining to King Suddhodana’s character and re-created it into a highly readable narrative of artistic acumen blended with creativity and skills of fine craftsmanship. And the ultimate outcome is a historical personality immortalized in literature. The author has beautifully transformed the character of Suddhodana from a mundane position, culminating step by step into a higher level of spiritual attainment.
Ajantha Seneviratne authored the Sinhala translation of the internationally famous book “Who Moved My Cheese?” by Dr. Spenser Johnson. In the area of Buddhist literature, he is known for two historical Sinhala books written on Rahula Thera (the son of Prince Siddhartha) and King Suddhodana. He has already authored twenty Sinhala books ranging from fiction to non-fiction, and “Father for a Buddha” is his first English novel. This is a Sarasavi publication.
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