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Wednesday, 26 May 2010



Raigam Tele Awards turns Tele'es

Scenes from the previous Raigam Tele Awards night

As curtains fell on the sixth Raigam Tele Awards, the heads of the Kingdom of Raigam had decided to title the seventh Raigam Tele Award ceremony as Raigam Tele'es, it was revealed recently.

Speaking at a press conference at the Galle Face Hotel, Raigam Chairman and CEO Ravi Liyanage said that this new concept is structured in a manner to suit international standards.

"Raigam Tele'es is not only limited for television artistes but it is open to the television viewers as well. Sinhala, Tamil and English projects falling into the categories of teledramas, programs and news will be evaluated and nominated for the awards," Liyanage revealed.

This novel concept had been innovated by the team who was armed with six years of experience of staging one of the most looked forward to events in the local arts calendar. A jury comprising seasoned local and Asiatic directors will also be formed to grade and select the best among the best.

Winners of the night

Two segments will be included in the Raigam Tele'es: the most talented category selected by the judges and the most popular category selected according to audience votes vis SMS.

The programs segment includes children's, educational, comedy, morning, women's, religious, discussions, documentaries, musicals and many more features. Directing, camera, technical support and timing will be evaluated.

Awards will be handed over from the Best News Reader to the Best Video Camera Operator. Here too there will be separate categories for the judges to choose the best as well as the audience to choose their favourites. In addition special awards will be handed over to artistes who have done yeoman service to the field. Thespians like Titus Thotawatta, Shan Wickramasinghe and Dr. D.B. Nihalsinghe have clinched the awards during the past years. Raigam Tele Awards' was inaugurated with the aim of appreciating the talents, creativities and contributions of tele-creators and institutions devoted to the progress of the tele - industry.

Tele'es will follow the team's six year progress with greater strength and bring the country's small screen talents to light at a greater pace.


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