Ranaviri Real Star Mission 3 begins
The first round of Ranaviru Real Star Mission 3 began on Rupavahini
on Saturday, November 03, at 9.00 pm and the final is expected to be
held in June, next year.
Ranaviru Real Star Mission 3 would feature four mega public musical
shows of which the curtain raiser was on November 3 at Vavuniya. The
second show would be on November 10 at Kurunegala and the third will be
on November 17 at Ambilipitiya.
The final show will be on November 24 at Katunayaka. All four mega
musical shows will be aired live on Sri Lanka Rupavahini, Media Centre
for National Security (MCNS) Director General Lakshman Hulugalle said at
a news briefing held at the Centre.
Ranaviru Real Star reality show has opened the stage to expose and
bring to light the latent aesthetic talents of our war heroes and let
them be reborn as glittering starts.
He told the media that Ranaviru Real Star Mission 1 was developed and
organized by the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development on a concept
of Defense Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa with the support of Dialog
He said that the Ranaviru Real Star, one of the most watched reality
shows in the country highlighting the hidden talents of Sri Lankan armed
forces personnel would once more commence operations with Mission 3.
He added that Mission 1 was a record-breaker and the Mission 2 had
raised the bar even further by providing opportunities for them to
perform at international events and said that the Mission 3 promises
He disclosed to the media the fact that the highly successful
Ranaviru Real Star Mission 2 had received well over four million SMS’s
at the grand-finale, being the highest number ever for any reality show
This time too the preliminary rounds would be recorded live and
telecast on Sri Lanka Rupavahini with the backdrop for the episodes
being locations with a military association, while the grand finale
would be aired live on the same channel, he said.
The Defense Secretary had expressed his gratitude to the gesture of
Dialog Axiata in sponsoring this event and for the national television
channel Rupavahini for stepping in as the official media partner, he
Over the past two years Ranaviru Real Star has established itself as
one of the most popular reality shows in Sri Lanka according to
television ratings carried out by LMRB.
“Partnering with Ranaviru Real Star for the third year is an honour
and privilege for Dialog,” Group Chief Marketing Officer at Dialog
Axiata Amali Nanayakkara said.
“The realization of hidden talents of our heroes from the forces is a
worthy cause and partnering with this event has been very satisfying for
us as a top Sri Lankan corporate entity”.
Mission 3 has shortlisted 7,500 applications for round 1. By the end
of the fourth round the number of participants would be around 750, and
that number would further be reduced to 36 on the fifth round, just
ahead of the commencement of the knockout stage.
The panel of judges would be comprised of eminent personalities
involved in the music industry in Sri Lanka, will have a direct say in
60 percent of the outcome, the rest of the outcome will be decided by
the public via SMS.
Previous winners of Ranaviru Real Star have been given the
opportunity to perform their previously unknown aesthetic talents on the
The winner of Ranaviru Real Star: Mission 3 would be the proud
recipient of a house worth Rs. 17 million, while the runner up would
receive a car and cash award of Rs. 1 million. The third place winner
would receive a cash price of Rs. one million, with fourth and fifth
placements walking away with Rs. 500,000 each.
Only servicemen and servicewomen who have completed three years of
active service in the tri-armed forces are eligible to enter the Mission
The winner of Ranaviru Real Star: Mission 2, Ayomi Perera of the Sri
Lanka Army was the recipient of a house worth Rs. 17 million, while the
runner-up received a brand new car and a cash prize of Rs. 1Million. The
third place winner received a cash price of Rs 2 million, with fourth
and fifth placements walking away with Rs. 500,000 each.
In addition sixth to 10th places received a cash prize of Rs. 250,000
each along with an LED TV and a DTV (Dialog Television) connection.