“A Rainbow of Cultures” Horizon Lanka Mega Concert – 2017

“A Rainbow of Cultures” Horizon Lanka Mega Concert – 2017

Horizon Lanka has been staging several mini-concerts during the year 2017. We organize them quite often mainly because we can get rid of stage phobia when we perform dance items on stage before the villagers. We have staged a few mini-concerts during the year 2017. We ensured the final concert of the year be a mega concert. Mr. Leslie Kariyawasam. Ms. Rekha Wanigasinghe, Miss Pathumi Wanigasinghe, and Miss ——– ——–were the chief guests for the event. We held the “A Rainbow of Cultures” Horizon Lanka Mega Concert – 2017 on December 31, 2017, at Thakshila Public School in Mahawilachchiya. Dialog Axiata provided 4G internet access to Mahawilachchiya to enable us to livestream the event on the internet through Facebook and YouTube.

Nimanditha Disanayaka of Grade 9 introducing Mr. Nanda Wanninayaka

The event started with the Welcome Dance and then Mr. Nanda Wanninayaka, the Founder and the Chairman of Horizon Lanka Foundation did the Welcome Speech.

Mr. Nanda Wanninayaka welcoming the guests.

Students and the staff from 4 Horizon Academies (Mahawilahchiya, Tantirimale, Ralapanawa and Anuradhapura) performed at the event.

Following are the items performed at the concert.

1Welcome Dance Mahawilachchiya
2Dethata WalaluTantirimale
3SudumenikeMahawilachchiya
4Sara Goyya Ralapanawa
5Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Jaana SanamMahawilachchiya
6Kurumitto Tantirimale
7Muthumenike Mahawilachchiya
8Dam Mast QalandarRalapanawa
9Marina Mahawilachchiya
10Ru Rese Andina Lese Anuradhapura
11Kuchchi Kuchi Rakkamma Ralapanawa
12Mere Sapno Ki RaaniMahawilachchiya
13Mera Laung Gawacha Ralapanawa
14Surangana Wes WalaMahawilachchiya
15Macarena Anuradhapura
16Anna Sudo Ara Pata WalaMahawilachchiya
17Ran Pokunen Diya Nagena EnneTantirimale
18Barso Re Megha MeghaMahawilachchiya
19Dola Langa Guru Para Dige Ralapanawa
20Munni Badnaam Hui  Tantirimale
21Itsy Bitsy Teeny WeenyMahawilachchiya
22Billie Jean Anuradhapura
23Julie I Love YouMahawilachchiya
24Sid Mansur Mahawilachchiya
25De Ghumake – The Official ICC Cricket WC 2011Mahawilachchiya
26Made in India Anuradhapura
27Zindagi Ek Safar Hai SuhanaMahawilachchiya
28Thriller Mahawilachchiya

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