Yohani de Silva popularly known as Yohani is as Sri Lankan singer, songwriter and rapper. Her song “Menike Mage Hithe” has completely exploded on the internet and had gone crazy visual. From social media to celebrities, everyone is obsessed with the peppy number. For the universal ‘Menike Mage Hithe’ is a 20-20 Sinhala by Satheeshan Ratnayake. The tract went viral after Sri Lankan singer’s version released in May. This song has created such a buzz, that it can be heard everywhere now.
Popularly known as Yohani,she was born on July 30, 1993 in Colombo.
She is extremely popular on Tick Tok and is also the first Sri Lankan female singer to have 2.46 million subscribers on You Tube Even celebs like Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Tiger Shroff and Maduri Dixit among others, couldn’t stop themselves from grooving to the addictive to the beat of the song. Many reels are also been made on this song of Yohani, and Amitabh Bachchan also shared one of his reels on his song on Instagram.
She did her schooling at Visakha Vidyalaya and graduated from Sir John Kotelawela Defence University. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Logistics Management.
Following the first Drive-in-Concert was produced by Show Town Entertainment and this concert created history as it was the first of its kind in Asia and the tenth worldwide. She shared the stage with great artists such as Bathiya and Santosh, Umariya and some others.
Yohani was now accepted as a Cultural Ambassador to India. Several TV channels in India interviewed her and said she is one of the latest Cultural Ambassador to appear in India’s National TV channel. Her song ‘Menike Mage Hithe” won the hearts of millions of people in India from celebrities to the public.
Olu Swim Week
Olu Swim Week Colombo is Asia’s first swim fashion platform, showcasing the best of Sri Lankan, regional and international swim wear designers.
A brainchild of Ajay Vir Singh Managing director of Colombo Fashion Week, Colombo Swim Week luxury wear collection aims to create a global platform for local designers and create a benchmark for Sri Lanka as the swimwear capital of the world. The golden beaches, the beautiful greenary, gushing waterfalls are an ideal location for in Sri Lanka to showcase this luxury collection
This sixth edition of Olu swim week focused on luxury resort war reflecting on the festive season of December and destination wedding. Under the “New Normal” the designers paid attention on all aspects of sustainability.
Ajay stated earlier in a press conference “There were interesting and challenging limits for any industry with lockdowns and Covid-19 curfews We had to make many changes,designers have to focus on the environment to create designs in the ‘New normal’.
This year the sixth edition of swimwear was held at the Shangri -la Hotel in an elegant and beautiful ambience.
The ‘New Normal’ certainly has challenges but it also presented new opportunities to bring a shift in the mindset and positive vibes into society.
Top designers like Aslam Hussein, Charini Suriyage, Dinushi Pamanuwa presented their collections. The designs were in vibrant colours, jaw dropping styles on models of all sizes and body types.
Now that the world is opening for travel, Sri Lanka provides an ideal location for beach getaways, tropical vacation and stay on point with swimwear trends all season along.
Despite the heavy rain, the sixth edition of the Fashion Week was a spectacular evening amidst much glitz and glamour. The glamour quotient of the show was when model Daniella Kerkovan on the electrifying ramp in a bridal silhouette designed by Aslam Hussein. There were great highs of oomph and allure when Aslam presented his luxury swimwear collection which included a variety of styles in terms of drapes, designs, and elegant cuts.
On the second say Olu swimwear was held at the Port city against the backdrop of stunning skyscapers and yatchs.
Pix by Dharmasena Welipitiya
“Nelum Kole Rice” at Galadari
Galadari Colombo has launched “Nelum Kole Rice” promotion at lunchtime at the Blue Lotus restaurant every Sunday from 12 noon to 3.00 pm, a press release announced.
A range of traditional rice served on a lotus leaf such as “Olu Rice”, Kuruluthuda Rice”, “Suwandel” and much more is on offer with a selection of fish, prawns, chicken, beef, mutton and a choice of three vegetables cooked in authentic village style. A vegetarian option is also available.
This is topped with a range of desserts including traditional favorites with a modern twist. Included are ginger pudding, beli cream mousse and curd cake and treacle.
Pic by Dharmasena Welipitiya
Christmas cake mixing by Grand Kandyan
The grand Kandyan is getting ready for their Christmas cake with a variety of spices, essences, liquor and flavorings. before the actual baking takes place a press release said.
The release also said the hotel was adhering to the safety rules of Covid 19 and maintaining the highest level of hygiene. The staff joined the rituals of pouring and mixing ingredients with much enthusiasm and fun, looking forward to an exciting festive season.
The release also said ‘make sure you join us with your loved ones for the seasonal programmes, and take the opportunity to taste our cake’.
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