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Face to Face With Kusum Peiris (2001)

Kusum Peiris has been a household name in Sri Lanka for nearly thirty years. She has been ‘visiting’ homes, cars, vans, cafés, hotels and every nook and corner on a daily basis, from morning until evening through radio beams. Apart from being a veteran Senior Radio Broadcaster and Producer, attached to the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, she has also been an illustrious icon on radio drama.

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ඒ මුහුණෙයි මේ මුහුණෙයි වැඩි වෙනසක්‌ නෑ

ජනවාරි මාසෙ ලංකාවට ගිහිල්ල ඉන්දැද්දි මට එංගලන්තෙට එන්න තරම් හිතුන. කොළඹ සීතල ඉවසගන්න බැරුව. එංගලන්තෙත් එච්චර සීතල නෑ කියලයි මට හිතුනෙ. දවසක්‌ උදේ පාන්දර සරමත් කැහැපට ගහගෙන ගෙයින් එළියට බහින්න සිමෙන්ති පඩියට අඩිය තිබ්බ වෙලාවෙ ඇඟ සලිත වෙලා ගැහෙන්න ගත්ත දියෙන් ගොඩගත්තු මාළුවෙක්‌ වගේ.

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Face to face with  Tilaka Ranasinghe ( 2005)
Tilaka Ranasinghe needs no introduction. In Sri Lanka she is well known as a talented and a senior broadcaster attached to the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation. Persuaded by her brother Douglas Ranasinghe, who is equally a role model in Sri Lankan dramatics, Tilaka joined the Radio Ceylon in 1972 and registered her voice over the waves in 1972.  Read more ...
Indra Ramanayake - The Nightingale Of The Radio ( 2001)

If I begin to get a glimpse of the miraculous richness of the ‘human being’ I could not help getting depressed by the fact that most of that potential remains unrealised in the vast majority of people. One such example amidst our Sri Lankan community in the UK today is Indra Ramanayake, once renowned as the Nightingale of Radio Ceylon.

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Face to Face with Lilani Perera 2001

Lilani Perera’s  voice carried through radio waves and registered permanently as that of Gomari’s,  the legendary character she played in one of the most popular SLBC radio plays, Muwan Palessa. Picking up a radio career as a young girl and participating in children’s programmes she graduated to the heights of a Super Grade Drama Artiste at the SLBC.

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Face 2 Face with Robin Fernando - 2003

Robin Fernando needs no introduction. Having entered the Sri Lankan cinema-world four decades ago his face is still a common feature on the Sri Lankan television screens today as he does not seem to have retired from his much loved career in acting.

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Face 2 Face with  Sriyani Amarasena (2001)

Sriyani Amarasena needs no introduction to Sri Lankan cinemagoers. Having appeared in more than hundred films in the Sri Lankan silver screen she has established herself as one of the most popular actresses who is enjoying a continuous career.

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Face 2 Face with Palitha Perera

Palitha Perera's rich, powerful and clear voice may not register with Sri Lankans these days (2003)immediately, but definitely among the cricket enthusiasts in Sri Lanka as he is still well known as a cricket commentator in Sinhala for decades.

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Face To Face With  Vineethe Thambugala

There are perhaps only a handful of persons right throughout the world, who have a multidisciplinary background and international exposure, who also could express views from which the entire mankind could benefit. Vineeethe Thambugala is such a global citizen, yet maintains a very low profile. Being an intellectual, scholar, travel consultant and an authority on a wide range of foreign languages he portrays as a global citizen fluent in multitude of languages, yet well established in Sri Lanka. He is also an author of several books on language studies including 'Multilingual phrase book' with pronunciation in Sinhala and explanations in basic useful phrases in German, French, Japanese, Italian and Spanish.

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Face 2 Face With  Rodney Warnakula ( 2001)

He is small built,  short and has a mischievous look about him. He does not have to open his mouth but one glance at his eyes and his cheeky smile makes you laugh. Whether it is a born talent or acting experience  it blends perfectly with the characters he has been slotted into as a comedian.

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