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.
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.
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.
|5||Tujhe Dekha To Yeh Jaana Sanam||Mahawilachchiya|
|8||Dam Mast Qalandar||Ralapanawa|
|10||Ru Rese Andina Lese||Anuradhapura|
|11||Kuchchi Kuchi Rakkamma||Ralapanawa|
|12||Mere Sapno Ki Raani||Mahawilachchiya|
|13||Mera Laung Gawacha||Ralapanawa|
|14||Surangana Wes Wala||Mahawilachchiya|
|16||Anna Sudo Ara Pata Wala||Mahawilachchiya|
|17||Ran Pokunen Diya Nagena Enne||Tantirimale|
|18||Barso Re Megha Megha||Mahawilachchiya|
|19||Dola Langa Guru Para Dige||Ralapanawa|
|20||Munni Badnaam Hui||Tantirimale|
|21||Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny||Mahawilachchiya|
|23||Julie I Love You||Mahawilachchiya|
|25||De Ghumake – The Official ICC Cricket WC 2011||Mahawilachchiya|
|26||Made in India||Anuradhapura|
|27||Zindagi Ek Safar Hai Suhana||Mahawilachchiya|
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Your volunteering on the above subjects is highly appreciated.
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.