Monday, October 24, 2005

Sri Lankan Governor at the Cavaliers Tsunami Dinner at Lord's

The Governor of the Southern Province of Sri Lanka, Kingsley Wickramaratne flew in for a fundraising dinner in the Long Room at Lord's Cricket Grounds in London, organised by the Sri Lankan Cavaliers of Great Britain.

The fundraising event will took place on Saturday 29th October 2005.The dinner was in conjunction with the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC).

The Sri Lankan Cavaliers is a private club and charity - it was founded by the business tycoon Lakhi Liyanage. Membership is by invitation - top world cricketers such as Sir Richard Hadlee, Mark Nicholas, Chris Cowdrey, Arjuna Ranatunga and others are members. The first UK cricket tour of the Sri Lankan Cavaliers of top Sri Lankan cricketers led by Arjuna Ranatunga took place in 1993. When Sri Lanka won the Wills World Cup and became World Champions in 1996, the Sri Lankan team subsequently embarked on a private tour of the UK as the Sri Lankan Cavaliers.

The dinner at Lord's will help launch the Cavaliers Tsunami Fund - the Sri Lankan Cavaliers are hoping to build houses for the tsunami victims. Also in attendance will be former England cricketer Gladstone Small. One of Sri Lanka's greatest singer/songwriters, Nimal Mendis launched a special CD in aid of the Cavaliers Tsunami Fund at the function in the Long Room at Lord's.

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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Nimal Mendis CD in aid of Sri Lankan Cavaliers Tsunami Fund

Nimal Mendis is one of Sri Lanka's greatest singer/songwriters - he recently played his hits in front of thousands of fans at two concerts in Colombo. Nimal Mendis recorded 22 songs on the Decca Label in London in the height of the 1960s.

He also appeared on BBC TV's 'Top of the Pops' singing his hit 'Feel Like A Clown' with Sandra Edema. His songs have been aired over BBC Radio and Radio Luxembourg. He is a film maker of repute and his documentaries have been televised on BBC Television and Channel 4.

On a Decca folk album of Nimal Mendis, Record producer Ray Horricks says "His work combines an awareness of western melody and harmony with great originality in his story ideas, while there is a very exotic eastern flavour about his choice of words. Also he features several unusual rhythmic feelings..."

Nimal Mendis fully supports the Sri Lankan Cavaliers Tsunami initiative - he has released a very special CD of his hits in aid of the Sri Lankan Cavaliers Tsunami Project. The CD will be launched at the Sri Lankan Cavaliers Tsunami Dinner held in the Long Room at Lord's Cricket Grounds in St.John's Wood London on Saturday 29th October 2005 at 7.30 pm. The Cavaliers Dinner is in conjunction with the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in London.

The Nimal Mendis CD contains his hits:Razor Edge, Light Floods In, Master Hand, Master Sir, Meditate, Feel Like A Clown (his hit on BBC TV's Top of the Pops), Look into Yourself, Second Chance, It's What I am and Tsunami - the song he composed to remember the victims of the Asian tsunami disaster of December 2004.

His 'Tsunami' song has been recorded in the UK, Sri Lanka and Australia. It has also been featured on television in Canada.

The CD is available from the Sri Lankan Cavaliers - priced £12 including postage and packing in the UK. For all international orders please add another £1 - we will need an international money order.

Please address UK cheques to: Cavaliers Tsunami Fund

please contact Lakhi Liyanage in the UK on 01737351132 if you would like to purchase the special Nimal Mendis CD. E-Mail: