Raigam Tele’es re-scheduled for June 24 | Daily News

Raigam Tele’es re-scheduled for June 24

Kep players behind the event. Picture by Malan Karunaratne
Kep players behind the event. Picture by Malan Karunaratne

The 13th Raigam Telees Award Ceremony which was postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions prevailed in the country, has been rescheduled for June 24.

Nominees for awards to be distributed at the ceremony are already declared. In addition to that 10 jury awards, 03 awards of appreciation and 3 awards under most popular category are also to be distributed at this event.

The SMS poll for the most popular teledrama, actor and actress will continue up to midnight on June 23.

Tele-drama excellence awards

Although the over-view of the Raigam Tele’es has been broadened, the Raigam Tele’es Secretariat has decided to keep the number of awards allocated for the tele-drama sector unchanged. Accordingly this year too there will be number of awards for year’s best creating, acting, singing and technical talents of multi-episode tele-drama and single-episode tele-drama.

Television media excellence awards

Today the most popular TV program is tele-drama, but most of the air time is occupied by other, different programs. The main responsibility of the TV media should be to telecast these programs targeting the education and entertainment needs of the audience with high quality material and updating viewers on various areas of interest. Therefore with the hope of encouraging production of creative and high value programs to sharpen the minds and tastes of the general public a number of awards will be presented to best efforts in this category including news reading, news reporting, current affairs, educational, children’s, musical, reality, and political Programs. Awards for the best news reader and best presenter will be granted separately for each language Sinhala, English and Tamil.

Most popular awards

An opportunity has been allowed for thousands of television viewers to indicate their most preferred tele-drama, actor and the actress under this category through an SMS poll. Raigam pioneered the use of SMS to select the winners of popular awards. This time too the general public will get the chance to use SMS to elect their choice of the most popular Actor, Actress, and Tele-drama.

SMS voting will be continued up to June 23. 25 participants from SMS-voting will be selected to receive two invitations each to witness Raigam tele’es 2016. The winners who will receive a message from the Raigam Tele’es Secretariat through the telephone number used to send the SMS will enable to receive printed invitations by forwarding the message at the gate.

Telephone Nos. for SMS Poll: 0772 522 522 / 0702 722 722

Awards of appreciation

Honouring the pioneers and artists who had worked hard for the development of the television sector is one of the special events of the Raigam Tele’es. During the past Raigam Tele’es has honoured many senior artists, technicians and selected personalities who were instrumental in introducing television media in our country.

In 2007, ‘Prathibha Prabha’ life time awards scheme was introduced to honour and appreciate the contribution and achievement of most prominent personalities who contributed to build and develop the TV industry. Dr. D.B Nihalsinghe, Shan Wickramasinghe, Kalashoori Titus Thotawatta, Kalashoori Sathischandra Edirisinghe, Lucien Bulathsinghala, Tony Ranasinghe, Dharmasena Pathiraja, Parakrama Niriella, Jayalath Manorathne, Cyril Wickramage and Ravindra Randeniya are the artists who have been honoured under this awards scheme.


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