Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Today morning ( 22nd ) a passenger found dead in the Emirates flight which came from Singapore. A died person is a Sri Lankan. Airport Police has started investigations to find the cause of the death. The passenge is about fifty seven years old who lives in Polgahawela and works in a ships. However police investigations are going on.
Emirates is an airline based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The airline is a subsidiary of The Emirates Group, which is wholly owned by the government of Dubai's Investment Corporation of Dubai.
It is the largest airline in the Middle East, operating nearly 3,400 flights per week from its hub at Dubai International Airport, to more than 142 cities in 78 countries across six continents. Cargo activities are undertaken by the Emirates Group's Emirates SkyCargo division.
The airline ranks among the top ten carriers worldwide in terms of passenger kilometres, and has become the largest airline in the Middle East in terms of revenue, fleet size, and passengers carried as of 2007.
In 2012 the airline was the fourth-largest airline in the world in terms of international passengers carried and scheduled passenger-kilometres flown. The airline was the third-largest in terms of scheduled freight tonne-kilometres flown.
The company also operates four of the world's longest non-stop commercial flights from Dubai to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston.
Sunday, October 5, 2014
His childhood ambition was to be an outstanding cricketer. Hailing from Kandy, Amila first received his education in Dharmaraja, Kandy and then moved to President’s College in Maharagama. “I was not involved in any drama or absolutely anything to do with the performing arts. I was very interested in sport activities and wanted to become a cricketer.
That was my initial goal. I guess some things in life take sudden turns and you end up doing something totally different to what you had in mind at first,” said Abeysekera.
It was during the latter part of his education when Abeysekera got the opportunity of becoming a presenter at Swarnavahini in 1998, that the first seeds for his future career as an actor, were sown. While working there for two years, he had many chances of appearing in various commercials. In 2000 came the big moment of his life, when he was offered a role in the tele-drama ‘Depathnai’ in which he played the role of a sportive and very relaxed character.
Out of the selected number of roles that he has portrayed, Abeysekara told The Nation that the role of an engineer in ‘Tharu Kumari’ was his favorite. “It is a very decent and well balanced role which is why I like it so much,” he said. Currently Abeysekera is involved in ‘Derana Dream Star’ musical program. He also has a new tele-drama to be screened from next month.
He continued to star in over 35 dramas in less than eight years; years in which he took up, in the beginning, similar roles, that were very sportive, and thereafter the role of a lover. “I have yet to play a really challenging role; I have not had the opportunity of receiving one but I hope that I will in time to come” Abeysekara added.
Kate Elizabeth Winslet, CBE (born 5 October 1975), is an English actress and singer. She was the youngest person to acquire six Academy Award nominations, and won the Academy Award for Best Actress for The Reader (2008). She has won awards from the Screen Actors Guild, British Academy of Film and Television Arts, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association among others, and has been nominated twice for an Emmy Award for television acting, winning once for her performance in the 2011 miniseries Mildred Pierce, in which she played the title role. In 2012 she received the Honorary César Award. She is one of the few actresses to have won three of the four major American entertainment awards (EGOT), with her Oscar, Emmy and Grammy wins.
Winslet was awarded a Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album for Children in 2000. She has been included as a vocalist on some soundtracks of works she has performed in, and the single "What If" from the soundtrack for Christmas Carol: The Movie (2001) was a hit single in several European countries. Winslet has a mezzo-soprano singing voice.
In mid-1996, Winslet began filming James Cameron's Titanic (1997), alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. Gwyneth Paltrow, Claire Danes, and Gabrielle Anwar had been considered for the role; when they turned it down, Winslet campaigned heavily for it. She sent Cameron daily notes from England, and thanks to assistance from her agent Hylda Queally, Cameron eventually invited her to Hollywood for auditions.
Cameron described the character as "an Audrey Hepburn type" and was initially uncertain about casting Winslet even after her screen test impressed him. After she screen tested with DiCaprio, Winslet was so thoroughly impressed with him, that she whispered to Cameron, "He's great. Even if you don't pick me, pick him." Winslet sent Cameron a single rose with a card signed "From Your Rose" and lobbied him by phone. "You don't understand!" she pleaded one day when she reached him by mobile phone in his Humvee. "I am Rose! I don't know why you're even seeing anyone else!" Her persistence, as well as her talent, eventually convinced him to cast her in the role.