Face to Face - Series of articles - Dr Tilak S Fernando

Pushpa Kalu (Kalubowila)  placed Sri Lanka in the International map of Academics and professionals at an award ceremony held on 27 March 2004 at London's Café Royal in Piccadilly when she received the Business Enterprise Award for the Best Lecturer 2004 from the International Association of Book-keepers and  simultaneously  for… Read more...
 Walking through the streets of Paris, and thinking of having a typical French lunch, I was first struck by a 'Sri Lankan looking' lady standing inside an eatery, which resembled a Japanese restaurant, with its name board too displaying the words, Japonais Sumiyaki. In my endeavour to kill curiosity, later… Read more...
An Icon of Sri Lankan Radio and Television, Sumana Nellampitiya, is a veteran Sinahala Media journalist with a long standing career. Her debating skills, as a school girl from Gothami Balika Vidyalaya, has groomed her with confidence and given the experience to become a successful Radio and TV presenter. She… Read more...
Ven. Galayaye Piyadassi, is the first ever Buddhist monk to be honoured by Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II (reigning British Monarch) for community service in Britain. Read more...
Mr. C.A.Sarathchandra is a banker with bags of experience in Commercial Development and Investment backed by his professional qualifications in Banking, Accounting, Management, Marketing and Economic Development. Read more...
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… Read more...
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… Read more...
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… Read more...
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… Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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. Read more...
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… Read more...
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… Read more...
Performing Arts is a difficult discipline which demands a lot of talent, charisma, and magnetism in a personality. Once engaged in this highly competitive profession it is equally difficult to remain on the peak for too long!  To survive twenty-five years in such an industry and still to be counted… Read more...

 

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