Brightening up the current pensive mood in Sri Lanka, the Voice Print Music Academy’s win at the Children’s Choir Category at the 3rd Bandung Choral Society World Virtual Choir Festival is to be celebrated. Due to the pandemic, the World Virtual Choir Festival was held from 30th April – 7th May 2021 in Bandung Indonesia where the young musicians of the Voice Print Music Academy trained by Mr Dilan Irugalbandara and Ms Matheesha Udawatte.
This week on the Buzz I speak to Jagath De Almeida, who is working with a team of young and talented people who are making Sri Lanka look pretty from the eyes of a lens. Ceylon Photography Awards is an ongoing competition that is working towards bringing new talent out to the world and giving a platform to every budding photographer out there here’s a chance to shine.
Launched in February 2021 RINA by essgee is a new jewellery label created by Shahani Gunawijaya. An ardent fan of accessories since her young days, Shahani realised her passion lay in creating jewellery when she did an A/L project. A graduate of the AOD, Shahani believes in designing exquisite pieces that are timeless and elegant.
It’s very rarely that you meet a centenarian. What’s more, one who is fit, healthy, mentally alert, fiercely independent, cheerful and happy and above all a truly lovely person, inside and out. Well, that’s Aunty Mani and I was privileged to meet with her post her 100th birthday which fell on 13th April. In fact, this wonder woman still accepts orders for dressmaking as well as her Jaffna specialities which are delectable and much sought after.
A small tea kiosk down Marine Drive has been the talk of the town as of late. Serving spice-infused tea, better known as Chai, Chaiwala Colombo is the latest example to be added to the list of entrepreneurial ventures in the face of the pandemic.
Park Street Gourmet is back again with an amazing hamper collection to celebrate yet another important day. Following the success of their Valentine’s Day hampers, Park Street Gourmet has introduced a range of Mother’s Day speciality hampers starting from Rs. 5,000 onwards available now till the 9th of May 2021.
Stigmata is back on the map (Not like they ever left, but you know what I mean), and they are back with a brand new, hair raising, exciting single, “Throw Glass in a House of Stone”. This is the third release of their new and 5th still-untitled album of which the other two singles were released last year.
The Buzz takes a visit this week into the quarantine centre all thanks to Kumudini who has been making positive waves on social media in collecting funds to help those who are in need at these centres. It’s so amazing to see how a little bit of kindness can go such a long way.
For Shazna Muzammil, politics has been something she grew up with. The daughter of the former Mayor of Colombo, Shazna is busy in the run-up to the 2021 Milton Keynes council election in the UK scheduled for May 6. Having received nominations from the Conservative Party, Shazna aims to address some key issues from shutting up landfills to fixing the roads and redways and tackling crimes in her area.