(Mirror) - The 9th Raigam Tele’es will be held at the Water’s Edge on May 17, 2013.
The announcement was made at a press conference held at the Foundation Institute, Colombo yesterday (Feb.27).
The press conference was attended by Dr. Ravi Liyanage - Chairman of the Kingdom of Raigam, Prof. Patrick Rathnayake - Chairman of the Judge Panel, Mr. Tharaka Ranwala - DGM Marketing & Business Development of Sampath Bank, Mr. Kishan Thedore - Deputy Chairman of the Kingdom of Raigam and Mr. Ganaka Amarasinghe - Managing Director of the Kingdom of Raigam.
The Raigam Tele’es 2012, which will take place in collaboration with Sampath Bank will feature a host of new awards.
With the hope of developing the technical and creative talents to provide better TV fare for the general public to develop their mind and tastes, awards will be presented to best efforts in News Reporting, News Reading, Current Affaires, Educational, Children’s, Musical, Reality and Political Programmes.
This year, separate awards will be presented for Sinhala, English and Tamil medium under news reading and programme presenter catagories.
Although the coverage of Raigam Tele’es has been broadened, the Raigam Tele’es Secretariat has decided to keep the number of awards to tele drama catagory unchanged from last year.
Accordingly, this year too there will be awards for year’s best Creative, Acting , Singing and Technical Talents and Multi Episode tele-drama and single episode tele-drama.
Pioneers and artists who worked hard for development of the television sector will be honoured with several awards including the prestigious Prathibha Prabha lifetime award.
The TV Channel that wins the most number of awards will be crowned the “TV Channel of the Year.”
This year too, the public will be able to select their choice of the most popular actor, actress and tele-drama via SMS. To register one’s choice, one has to type name of Teledrama, space, name of Actor/ Actress and send to 0772-522522 between 01.04.2013 and 15.05.2013.
Two tickets each to enjoy the Raigam Tele’es will be presented to 25 lucky people selected from those who send in SMS. These winners will be notified through the same SMS number. The printed invitation can be obtained from the Raigam Tele’es Secretariat on presentation of this SMS.
The judge panel, headed by Professor Patrick Rathnayake, will also feature Professor Ajantha Hapuarachchi, Professor S.J. Yogaraj, Renown Film critique Journalist Gunasiri Silva, Renown artist Buddhadasa Galappaththi, Wellknown Journalist Jayantha Rukmani Siriwardhane, Senior Lecturer Hansamala Ritigahapola, & Senior Administrative Officer Ranasingha Dissanayaka.
The last day for accepting applications for Raigam Tele’es was the 31st of January 2013. However, an extention can be obtained by contacting the Raigam Tele’es Secretariat and from all TV channels.
For further details, contact :
Raigam Tele’es Secretariat, 23, Walukarama Road,Colombo 03.
Tele : 011 4886777 / 4886888 Fax: 0112753341-2
Yasiru Sudasingha - 077 1060475
Manjula Herath - 077 1061507
(Pics : Ajith Seneviratne)