Roads’ comes alive again
Protecting children from the mosquito
Seeking to protect thousands of children from the mosquito menace
will be the focus of this year's Cuntry Roads Concert - the 14th
in the series - on April 2, at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.
ROADS - the annual charity concert for children on the road for
the 14th year - will once again feature top local and foreign artistes
like Cosmic Rays, Mariazelle, the Mavericks from Germany, Triveni
with Krishna, Ravibandu and Derek, Tucker Livingston (US) and the
Country Revival Band - a group of CMF veterans.
concert is presented by the CMF (Country Music Foundation) founded
by journalist Feizal Samath in 1988 with the launch of the first
COUNTRY ROADS concert.
year's show with yet another brilliant line-up of musicians will
be the launching pad for the "Million Nets for Million Children"
initiative conceived by Krishna (Arjuna Krishnaratne) - dubbed the
musician with a cause.
The COUNTRY ROAD concerts in the past have raised close to three
million rupees in the past including a tsunami-appeal show last
year. Funds raised from these concerts have been used by UNICEF
to build pre-schools, school buildings, provide learning and teaching
material, school building material, libraries and drinking water
CMF and Million Nets for Million Children Coordinator Krishna have
obtained the support of Sarvodaya, the Police Department and community
organisations in the selection of recipients and distribution of
mosquito nets. The Rainco Foundation is also a supporter of this
event. Former test cricketer Romesh Kaluwitharana is also supporting
year's concert intended to protect children from mosquitoes will
be a simple show devoid of any glitter but designed to be a memorable
COUNTRY ROADS is the country's longest running concert that focuses
primarily on raising funds for needy children through music.
of the 2006 event are Dialog Telekom, Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Etihad
Airlines, Delmege, The Sunday Times and Channel One MTV.
Tickets are priced at Rs 500, Rs 750 and Rs 1,000 and available
at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Barefoot (Bambalapitiya) and Paradise
Road (near British Council).