Ranaviru Real Star Mission 2 Grand Finale to be held on July
Grand Finale of the highly anticipated 'Ranaviru Real Star' - Mission 2,
one of the most watched Reality Shows in Sri Lanka highlighting the
innate talents of the armed forces personnel will hit the airwaves live
on Sri Lanka Rupavahini from 6.30pm onwards on 06th July 2012 telecast
direct from the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo.
Ranaviru Real Star was initiated on a concept by
Secretary Defence and Urban Development Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa and is
organized by the Ministry of Defence in partnership with Dialog Axiata
The highly successful Ranaviru Real Star (RRS) -
Mission 1 received the highest number of SMS's for a reality show final.
The preliminary rounds also were recorded live and broadcast on Sri
A press briefing was held at the Grand Ballroom of the
Hotel Galadari, Colombo, today (4th July) which was graced by Secretary
Defence and Urban Development Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa.
At the briefing, the Director General of the Media
Centre for National Security (MCNS) Mr Lakshman Hulugalle addressing the
media said that Ranaviru Real Star is a brain child of Secretary Defence
which aims at to bring out the hidden talents of the war heroes of the
three forces. He further stated that the whole country has embraced the
Ranaviru Real Star Reality programme and over 2.2 million SMS's have
been received so far. The DG of the MCNS thanked the Secretary Defence
for having initiated the programme and also thanked His Excellency the
President Mahinda Rajapaksa for his blessings towards the reality show.
Addressing the gathering the Chairman of the Sri Lanka
Rupavahini Cooperation Mr Mohan Samaranayaka admired the concept of
Ranaviru Real Star by Secretary Defence and said that the concept is
very unique of its kind. He further said that, if not for the defeating
of the three decade long reign of terror unleashed by the LTTE
terrorists, our country would have been similar to Sudan or Kosovo and
would have been divided. The strong Political Leadership was further
strengthened by the strong strategic leadership provided by the
Secretary Defence and the bane of terrorism was eliminated, he said. He
also said that this reality programme helped to further strengthen the
venerated veneer of the security forces and it has also honoured the
soldiers who fought the war. He also reiterated that the famous Ranaviru
Real Star programme was embraced by the public with much honour.
The five finalists for RRS Mission 2 comprise of
Sergeant Asela Manukulasuriya, Lance Corporal Kavinda Dumindaraj, Ayomi
Perera from Sri :Lanka Army, Gayan Arunapriya of Sri Lanka Navy and
Imali Anuruddhika of Sri Lanka Air Force.
The panel of judges comprises of eminent personalities
in the music industry of Sri Lanka and will have a direct say in 60
percent of the outcome, whilst the rest of the outcome will be decided
by the public via SMS.
The Chief Marketing Officer of the Dialog PLC Ms.
Amali Nanayakkara said that "It has been an honour and a privilege for
Dialog to involve with the RRS for the second consecutive year and the
realization of hidden talents of our war heroes of the three forces is a
The Chief of Defence Staff, Commander of the Army,
Commander of the Navy, Commander of the Air Force, eminent musicians,
artists, officials from the Dialog PLC and many distinguished guests
were present at the occasion.
The winner of Ranaviru Real Star - Mission 2 will be
the proud owner of a brand new house worth Rupees 17 Million, while the
runner up will receive a car worth Rupees 2 Million. The third place
winner will receive a cash prize of Rupees One Million. The fourth and
fifth placed will walk away with Rupees Five Hundred Thousand each.