Watamaluwa – 1 – A Song Appreciation Session with Mr. Nayanasena Wanninayake

Watamaluwa – 1 – A Song Appreciation Session with Mr. Nayanasena Wanninayake

Literary Award-winning lyricist Mr. Nayanasena Wanninayake held a song appreciation session with the students of Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya on May 27, 2016. The program named “Watamaluwa” (වටමළුව) was held through Skype technology. Mr. Wanninayake from Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE) connected with the students in Mahawilachchiya through Skype. Mr. Nayanasena Wanninayake is the elder brother of Mr. Nanda Wanninayaka, the Founder of Horizon Lanka Foundation. The latter was available at the program as the anchor.

Mr. Nayanasena Wanninayake
Mr. Nayanasena Wanninayake talking to the students through Skype

The song selected for the first program, Lenchina Mage Nangiye (ලෙංචිනා මගෙ නංගියේ) was sung by veteran singer Sunil Edirisinghe and written by another veteran lyricist Rathna Sri Wijesinghe and music was composed by equally veteran musician Rohana Weerasinghe.

We expect to continue this program in the future as this pilot was very successful and the students enjoyed it a lot. This is encouraging given the current sorry state of meaningful music due to unprofessional artists engaged in the music industry. The response from these teenage students for the program was overwhelming.

Achira Liyanage Holds a Workshop on Web Designing and Social Media at Horizon Academy – Ukkulankulama

Achira Liyanage Holds a Workshop on Web Designing and Social Media at Horizon Academy – Ukkulankulama

Mr. Achira Liyanage from Colombo held a workshop on Web Designing and Social Media at Horizon Academy – Ukkulankulama, Mihintale, Anuradhapura on December 18, 2019, for the students of Horizon Academy – Ukkulankulama. Mr. Liyange is adept at photography, social media, web and graphic designing. Students learned a lot from his workshop.

If any of you can hold workshops on music, arts, dancing, sports, ICT, English language, photography, videography, web, graphic, video, and audio editing, please contact us on info@horizonlanka.org. Your volunteering on the above subjects is highly appreciated.

Achira Liyanage doing a lesson
Achira walking to the Horizon Academy – Ukkulankulama with the students

Teaching Science in English at Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya

Teaching Science in English at Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya

We did a pilot in teaching science subjects in English medium in October, November, and December in 2017 for the grades8, 9 and 10 students at Horizon Academy – Mahawilachchiya operated by the Horizon Lanka Foundation. The goal was to make the students get an opportunity to learn the same subject matters which they already studied in the local language, Sinhala again in English medium so that they would get a new experience. A young science teacher, Mr. Eranda Rathnamalala did this pilot on a voluntary basis. He is a graduate teacher from the University of Jayawardenepura, Sri Lanka. We thank Mr. Rathnamalala for rendering his services to us.

Mr. Eranda Rathnamalala
Mr. Nanda Wanninayaka monitoring the class