eLanka | Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo


eLanka is proud to showcase a new programme called Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo.

It’s sort of a weekly digital magazine type video programme which gets uploaded every Friday on YouTube.

Savithri has a small short and snappy news section called News Capsule, a longer (6 minutes or so) segment called Let’s Talk which deals with issues, or interviews with pioneering/great people and what they’ve been doing, and finally a 60 sec segment which is a very lifestyle oriented one. The link is below with a synopsis of this week’s highlights. It has gone down very well with the Sri Lankan expatriates who enjoy having a connection as to what goes on in the country.

Just like eLanka, Savithri does not do politics and try to keep the tone positive and happy as she, just like eLanka, believe all of us need positive happy news these days -we have enough gloominess around us.

Discussing disability inclusion with Queensland’s Australian of the Year Dr Dinesh Palipana and tackling the port’s woes, women who control the skies, changing faces, news from the stock market, oil and gold prices, Dead Sea Santa and Luca the electric car – all on Kaleidoscope this week.

Celebrating Diwali and a host of Sri Lankan achievers, Kaleidoscope this week spotlights the woes of the apparel industry, gets insight on opportunities for skilled workers in the UK, the Pro Helvetzia Residency winner’s Facing Maha journey and demonstrates keeping fit during lockdowns – plus more!

The iron woman and women technopreneurs to the fore, cementing a recycling mindset, doing right by your doggy, a whale of a tale, skeletons in a strip club and more on Kaleidoscope this week in the backdrop of the Dutch Hospital Colombo.

An exclusive with Shanika Amarasekera MBE who’s on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, Sri Lankan filmmaker Rehan Mudannayake’s DIDI goes to Hollywood, IFC Women in Work’s Sarah Twigg on the COVID impact on women led businesses, Shanthini Ahangama transforms backyards into gardens, Atlanta Opera’s COVID inspired Pagliacci, a 5 km collage dedicated to abused women, a Halloween pumpkin mural and much more on Kaleidoscope this week.

Enjoy your weekend everyone! Kaleidoscope this week features how caregivers cope with cancer, cycling lanes, the future of Sri Lanka’s NBFIs, upcycling saris, weekend reads, baby gorillas, Lego pursues sustainable materials and giant pumpkins.

This week on Kaleidoscope – Behind bars whether in or out, Project Hope, WFP and the Nobel Peace Prize, English Tea Shop are GGOB champions, the first South Asian woman in the IOC Marketing Commission, aerial yoga, stocks, oil and gold news, the Australian firefighters calendar, the 007 swimsuit, pink diamonds and lots more.

What happens when cancer hits you, racing 600 kms Around the Pearl, a tour of the Central at Shangri La Colombo, boosting women entrepreneurs, putting on the Ritz with some glitz, pre-school online, soaring bicycle exports and the Taru Villas competition winner.

We need men at the table to discuss health, sex and baby matters. Manisha Dissanayake and Dr Radhika Sunderaraj of ARKA say why! Also, win a one night’s stay at Riva by Taru Villas and meet the camera shy Nayantara Fonseka aka Taru. Chairman Dimuth Fernando on the Stock Market’s Super September, a 3rd generation Botejue brings back the Bernards Banian, Santhoshini Jayasekera empowers women through batik, Anoma Wijewardene uses art to fight climate change, Dilmah’s tea beer in Australia, state of the art cancer treatment at Ceylinco Healthcare Center and much more on Kaleidoscope this week.

On Kaleidoscope this week, four divorcees talk about navigating their divorces and managing children in that equation, Chairman of SriLankan Airlines Ashok Pathirage pilots cloudy skies, US Ambassador Alaina Teplitz quantifies US assistance to Sri Lanka during the pandemic, Writer Ameena Hussein explains why female authors write under male pseudonyms and Yanika Amarasekera showcases Sri Lanka’s first curated wedding registry..and there’s much more.

Autism is a difference, not a disability – Kaleidoscope this week focuses on Kesara Kahandaliyanage, a person with autism who founded K’s Kitchen and Consultant Psychiatrist Dr Yashoda Rohanachandra. Also, why locally manufactured pharmaceuticals makes qualitative sense, a COVID-19 vaccine being the panacea for tourism, signs that may prevent suicide and hand-painted porcelain in Pawsome Love.

Kaleidoscope this week speaks with paediatric nurse, Miss England for Miss World 2020 Finalist Rebecca Sinnarajah. We also check out why Colombo’s shipping hub status might be sinking, gain a fresh perspective on the vehicle import ban, spotlight the fight against gender based violence through fashion and propose some great weekend reads.

This week on Kaleidoscope with Savithri Rodrigo:
The widening road inside the Sinharaja Rainforest, gyms keeping fit, doggy vacations, fashion speaks out against domestic violence, customised gifts…and more on Kaleidoscope, featuring Rainforest Protectors’ Jayantha Wijesingha, T&A Fitness’ Tarja De Silva & Alberto Ruiz Bravo, Fox Resorts’ Chris Quyn, Designer Amilani Perera & Kashmira Edirisinghe of Robed Gift Works.


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