Saturday, November 2, 2013

Around 14,800 Vehicles Using Colombo-Katunayake Express Highway Daily- Road Development Authority

Around 14,800 vehicles are being using  the newly built Colombo-Katunayake Express Highway daily and an average revenue earned from vehicles per day is around Rs.4.7 million according to the Road Development Authority(RDA)since the inauguration of the express highway on last Sunday(27) around 90,000 vehicles have used the highway the authority has stated.

The Last Surviving Sinhalese Cinema Personality Of Late Rukmani Devi Era Has Expired

The Veteran Sinhalese Cinema Actress and Singer Letcia Pieris who was the last surviving member of famous Minerva Drama Group which created the first Sinhalese  Film 'Kadawuna Pronduwa(Broken Promise) in 1947 ,has died last Thursday(31) according to cinema sources.Mrs.Pieris (80) has died after  prolonged illness sources said.

Mrs.Leticia Pieris was also  related to    veteran Sinhalese Actor Eddie Jayamanne, veteran Director/Actor late B.A.W Jayamanne who was the founder of famous Minerva Dance Group and the first actress of Sinhalese Cinema Late Rukmani Devi. "Kadawunu Poronduwa" stage drama made her an actress and later  she has made her debut in the Sinhalese Cinema from the   film "Hadisi Vinischaya ' screened in 1950 with a comic role . afterwards she has  acted more than 30 Sinhalese Films including the famous ones  directed by late B.A.W Jayamanne like "Sangawunu Pilithura",Peralena Iranama",Weradunu Kurumanama",Umathu Wishwasaya"and "Siriyalatha".Late Rukmani Devi was the heroine of all these films.later she has acted in films like"Duleeka" and "Bicycle  Hora"

Mrs.Pieris has also a versatile singer who sang songs like "sanasanu ma" with late susil premaratne,"na na dan " and "parane wage ale" songs with Eddie Jayamanne(film-"Sangawunu Pilitura"). she has  also acted in few Tele Drama's like 'Asalwesiyo" and "Hingana Kolla"until   lost her memory  partially few years back.her funeral is scheduled to be held  this evening at Wettewa Cemetery .

Her songs can be heard through the given link-http://www.siyapatharana.com/view.php?id=618#.UnToRxk7lGk.email
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JAPAN DEPLOYS MILITARY AS DEATH TOLL DUE TO TYPHOON RISES

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