Hotel Thilanka Launches a Ladies Club
Hotel Thilanka that is now under new ownership and management recently launched a Lady Thilanka Club under the guidance of Managing Director Gamini Goonerathne and General Manager Timothy Paldano. Forty-five ladies were enrolled as founding members of the club. The concept for the inaugural meeting was a plane flight with appropriate décor, food and service. There were about 250 participants at the event.
Guitarist Chulie de Alwis Releases New Sinhala Song
Accomplished guitar player and all-round musician Chulie de Alwis is launching her new Sinhala song Sitha Dukin Thavi this month to coincide with the Gala Concert on Sunday October 19th that will herald the opening of the new Grand Kandyan Hotel in Kandy. Chulie is slated to perform at the grand event together with Keerthi Abeywickrama, Clifford Richards and Sohan and the X-periments. The singer, songwriter, guitarist and tribute artist Keerthi who lives in Germany wrote the lyrics and melody for the new song. Chulie herself lives in London and travels frequently to Sri Lanka to perform at various public and fund raising events.
A past pupil of Girls' High School, Kandy, music has been Chulie's passion as well as vocation for the last several decades. She is proud to note that she started the first ever all girls' school band in the Kandy district. She has a passion for country music and enjoys accompanying herself on the acoustic guitar. While being an accomplished drummer trained by William Stewart from USA who played for 'Third World' and Stevie Wonder for his recordings,
Chulie is also qualified in sound engineering and music technology and enjoys working in her own home-based recording studio in London.
Chulie uses her musical talents for fund raising for various charities and deserving causes.
Katugastota Rotary Donates Schools Supplies to Rajangana School
The Rotary Club of Katugastota with the help of "Suravi" France Sri Lanka Cultural Association recently donated schools supplies worth Rs 120,000 to Bambare Primary School in Rajangana in the North Western Province. Highland Milk donated milk for the children. The primary school located in a rural community has 161 students from grades one to five. In appreciation the school children entertained the visiting Rotarians to a concert and the parents and teachers provided lunch. The Rotarians who participated in the project (from left) were Thamara Nugegoda, Damayanthi Peiris, Darshika Ratnayake, Metteyya Brahamana, Chandrika Brahamana and Nimal Wijesinghe.