Kumar de Silva
  • “Arjie helped me finally make my peace with Brandon”

    Sri Lankan actor Brandon Ingram, in a chat with Kumar de Silva, discusses his screen avatar Arjie in ‘Funny Boy’, his first ever movie, and goes back to his foray into acting at Wesley College Colombo, Sri Lanka, his alma Mater, where in 1999 he won the coveted Best Actor Award at the All-Island Inter-school Shakespeare Drama Competition. An adaptation of Shyam Selvadurai’s 1994 novel, ‘Funny Boy’ is a Canadian drama film, directed by celebrated film maker Deepa Mehta and has been selected to represent Canada at the Academy Awards in the International Feature category. An edited version of this chat with Brandon Ingram appears in the Dec 2020 / Jan 2021 issue of the Pulse Magazine. At the end of this Q&A are also his interview with “Aperitifs with Kumar” on www.pulse.lk How much of Arjie is Brandon and how much of Brandon is Arjie ? Well, for starters, Arjie is 17 and Brandon is

  • Ah those memorable Christmases in Singapore with the De Lanerolle Brotherzzz …..

    As Sri Lanka’s internationally renowned De Lanerolle Brothers, Rohan and Ishan, launch their Christmas 2020 ‘virtual concert’ “PREMIERE” tonight, 20th December 2020, my mind goes back to numerous Christmases, we, together with our families have spent in Singapore right up until last year. Come this time of the year and the DLBros and wives and children head to Singapore where they are hosted by CCIS and St. Andrew’s Cathedral. Apart from the array of ‘kits’ they have in their luggage, they also have with them, (and in duplicate versions too) their backing tracks, which have been carefully arranged and recorded by maestro Shobi Perera. Among their performances in Singapore, and that too daily, are those at the St. Andrew’s Cathedral, the lunch-time concerts at the Cathedral café, the St Andrew’s Elders’ Home and of course Orchard Road. The  Cathedral performances were started by Rohan in 1996 and have continued since with the introduction of Ishan from 2001.


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