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Sea Garden: A cozy beach summer House
"Take Another Look at Negombo", the competition organised by TV Times in collaboration with Jetwing enters the sixth popular week today.

This week's feature is Sea Garden Hotel , another popular resort in Negombo.

To enter the contest, all you have to do is to answer the two simple questions on Coupon No. 6 and post it to Negombo Travel Quiz No. 6, C/o TV Times, Hunupitiya Cross Road, Colombo 2.

The entries should reach the TV Times Office on or before August 19. The decisions taken by the panel of judges on all matters pertaining to this contest is final.

Here are the two lucky winners of the Negombo Travel Quiz No. 4.

Sharon Fernando of 4th Lane Nawala and Subhashini Rajapakse of 38/52 C , 2nd Lane, Gammana Road , Maharagama.

Congrats! Sharon and Subhashini. You are the lucky winners of our fourth leg of 'Negombo Travel Quiz' and you will receive the two gift vouchers from Jetwing, that will enable to spend a weekend at any Jetwing hotel.

The Jetwing office will be in touch with you soon. The correct answers to the questions of Quiz no. 4 are Centre Point and At the Ayurvedic Centre.

If you're looking for a budget vacation, step into a cosy summerhouse by the sea, the Sea Garden Hotel, A Jetwing Hotel.

Located in the coastal town of Negombo, which is just a 20-minute drive from the BIA, the Hotel enjoys its own private beach. Bask in the sun, splash in the waves. Make friends with the local fishermen if you're very lucky, they might let you haul in a catch.

The guests could relax in the comfort of the 27 rooms with sea view and each having its own private terrace or balcony and capture a fabulous moment where the setting sun will dazzle your senses as it lazily drops into the Indian Ocean.

The trevellers could bite into sumptous meal consisting of a variety of seafood, European cuisine, fresh fruit at the hotel's restaurant and sip juicy cocktails and sparkling wines at the bar.

If you'd rather prefer not relaxing during your vacation you could maybe indulge in playing tennis, squash or maybe even a little bit of table tennis, whilst viewing breathtaking sunsets and moonlit nights.

For the individual who seeks Ayurvedic treatment they could go to the Ayurveda Nivasa and relieve their stress by the therapy of caring hands.

The atmosphere at the hotel is one of pleasantness and quiet comfort where guests can enjoy the dazzling tropical sun, sea and sun.

Of course you'll be forgiven for doing nothing...!

Jetwing Hotels also manage 15 other properties, which range from the West coast to the Hill country as well as the South, namely Blue Oceanic Beach Hotel, Negombo; Seashells Hotel, Negombo; Hotel Sunset Beach, Negombo; Tamarind Tree, Katunayake; Ayurveda Pavilions, Negombo; Sea Garden, Negombo; Lighthouse Hotel & Spa, Galle; The Blue Water, Wadduwa; Mermaid Hotel & Club, Kalutara; Saman Villas, Bentota; The Villa Riviera, Beruwela; Tropical Villas, Beruwela; Hunas Falls, Kandy; St. Andrew's, Nuwara Eliya; Yala Safari Game Lodge, Yala.

Dushyanth breaks new ground
Dushyanth Weeraman, an up coming young singer is now halfway through with his debut album, yet to be named. Dushyanth, the brother of Santush is busy finalising his album.

'I have completed six song and now working on other six songs' Dushyanth said.

"Except four songs, all others are Sinhala originals. Most of the songs are in Fusion , R& B and Hip Hop stlyes and I am sure that will go down well with the young audiences." he said.

Iraj Weeraratne, another young musician in the local scene, will be featured at this new album.

Dushyanth,who was with Bathiya and Santhush at the begining,started his music career at the school.He studied classical music under MaryAnn David.

'I got inspired from Michael Jackson from my small days and t I think, I am mastered his style of singing and dancing. Simply he is my unseen master. Dushyanth said.

Their new album will be ready to hit the music store shelves by the end of November. The song of this album are penned by Kelum Srimal, CJ of Wild Fire and Wasantha Dukkgannarala.

Marians globe trotting
By. Marisa de Silva
One of Lanka's most popular bands 'Marians' are all set to take international audiences by storm as they plan to go on their latest overseas tour from August 14 - December 2.

They hope to cover USA, Canada, Italy and London, on this leg and end it with their tour of 'down under' next March.

On their tour they hope to play at quite a few dinner dances and a total of around 20 concerts in all.

Nalin Perera, leader of the Marians said how it's very encouraging to know that they have quite a good response from audiences overseas. Mr. Nuwan Samaranayake of Sri Lanka Art & Music is coordinating the tour from the US end and setting up most of the gigs, explained Nalin.

This will be a great opportunity for the Marians to introduce their repertoire of originals and local hits to the international arena, he added. "We hope to perform a wide range of songs from the time of Jothipala to the current day hits" says Nalin enthusiastically.

Having toured Dubai and Cypress too, early this year, Nalin claims that this year has been their most eventful year, tour wise. Having started off as a band way back on 1988, the Marians have released six albums over the past 15 years in the music industry. They hope to release yet another album next year whilst Nalin too, hopes to release his solo album early next year.

On their return the Marians would be, in addition to preparing for their next tour, compiling a mix of originals, new to local audiences. It will be a subtle blend of both local and western music and should catch on fast amongst the locals, Nalins says.

The Marians will be back home, in time to celebrate the Christmas Season whilst all their pre-recorded television programmes too will continue even in their absence, as normal. Nalin also wishes to add that he has made a successful recovery from his recent bout of ill health, contrary to various rumours in the air, and is raring to go on their tour.

Roshan at the Mr. World
At the world pageant for men with brain and braun Sri Lanka's popular model Roshan Massillamany will take centre stage with 50 young men from all around the globe to vie for the prestigious Mr World title.

This is the fourth time Mr. World is being conducted and the grand finals will be on the 9th of August at the BREWERY INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE. From Mr. World Roshan moves on to the Bollywood pageant Mr. GRASIM INTERNATIONAL which will take place at the MILLENNIUM DOME in London where FESTIVAL OF ASIA is celebrated for three days.

This is the first time that MR. INTERNATIONAL is held in London and it takes place for the sixth consecutive year.

Roshan is sent for these two international pageants by STUDIO 9 the franchise holders, and he received this opportunity as the reigning MR. SRI LANKA.

'From Darkness to Light'
The latest release on compact disk and audio cassette 'From Darkness to Light' with music by Cosmic Rays and songs by Rohan Pieries, which are being hummed and talked about by so many, will be heard on the air on Sunday, August 10, at 4.30 pm on 96.5 FM- SLBC.

In addition to the introduction of music, listeners could look forward to an interesting conversation between singer and lyric writer Rohan Pieries and Vijaya Corea.

In a nutshell, one could expect to hear an inside story that could only be described as 'amazing'.

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