A successful fundraiser! ‘A Celebration of Song’ an enchanting night of singing and music by world renown artists Sean Panikkar (Tenor) and Tharanga Goonetilleke (Soprano) accompanied by internationally acclaimed pianist Rohan De Silva was held on the 21st of February 2019 at the Lionel Wendt Memorial Theater, Colombo. It was indeed a night to remember and our heartfelt thanks to the perfromers for travelling many miles to support Sunera with their astounding singing and musicianship.
Thank you to our sponsors Fairway Holdings, Chatham Luxury Watches, Emirates Airline, Wijeya Newspapers, Ngage Strategic Alliance, Paradise Road Group of Companies and the Mount Lavinia Hotel and to all our advertisers well wishers and audience for making the night a success!
A Classical Trio’
‘A Classical Trio’ a large scale fundraiser went on board the Lionel Wendt Memorial Theatre on the 27th March 2018 bringing together three world renowned Sri Lankan born musicians for a classical extravaganza.
Rohan de Saram on the Cello, Rohan De Silva on the Piano and Mandhira de Saram on the violin played with musical genius works of Beethoven, Shubert and Brahms captivating the full house audience. It was indeed a night to remember for the classical music lovers in Colombo.
Our heartfelt thanks to the musicians for travelling across many miles to support our work and our appreciation to our sponsors Fairway Holdinsg, Qatar Airways, Mount Lavinia Hotel, Paradise Road Group of Companies, Wijeya Newspapers Ltd, Bates Strategic Alliance, Goethe Institut and all our advertisers for their valuable partnership.
The popular band WAYO performed at a dinner concert organized by a group of businessmen in the Nittambuwawa district to raise funds for Sunera Foundation.
It was held on the 19th of October 2018 at Mandara Reception Hall, Horagolla. WAYO kept the night alive with superb music and entertainment. Our thanks to the organizing committee and Sangeeth Wijesooriya for their support towards our work.
Young & Easy: An Evening of Poetry & Prose
Young and Easy’ – an evening of poetry and prose to celebrate the work of one of the
twentieth century’s great writers:
Dylan Thomas, was hosted by the British Council in aid of Sunera Foundation on the 22nd
and 27th of October 2017 at the
British Council Library.
Colours of the Silk Road
A Fashion Show with a difference, brought together a unique collection of exotic
handmade jewellery perfectly matched
with an exclusive range of beautifully crafted sarees and clothing modeled and
showcased for the audience while dining
to the delicacies of the Hilton Colombo High Tea.
Kadambari Jewellery Sale – 2016
The Kadambari Jewellery Sale ‘A Journey with Jewellery’, was held in Colombo 4 on 2nd
December 2016, in aid of Sunera
Rukshan Perera Live in Concert – 2016
Rukshan Perera Live in Concert VI’ in aid of Sunera Foundation was held on 7th February
2016 at the Bishops College
Auditorium. Yet another generous donor and successful fundraiser!
A Tribute to Mary Billimoria – 2016
Four magnificent pianists, the internationally acclaimed Rohan De Silva and Sujeeva
Hapugalle, along with Soundarie
David Rodrigo and Ramya De Livera Perera, came together to pay tribute to their teacher
Mary Billimoria who gave them
the musical foundation and taught them the skills needed to excel in the field of music
as they have done today.
Viocello – 2015
Viocello, a classical music concert featuring Joshua Roman, acclaimed cellist from the
USA, Sri Lankan born, renowned
violinist Mandhira de Saram from the U.K and our very own Ramya De Livera Perera on the
Piano was held at the Lionel
Wendt on 15th February 2015
Stefan Milenkovich (Violinist) and Rohan De Silva (Pianist) – 2014
The brilliant young American Cellist, Joshua, was accompanied by highly accomplished
Sri Lankan pianist Eshantha
Peiris. The selection of classical music they performed, varied from the traditional
classical, to the contemporary.
Kishani Jayasinghe (Opera Singer) – 2009
Sri Lanka’s own virtuoso Opera songbird, Kishani, accompanied by Chris Glenn,
captivated the audience who gave her a
standing ovation. She said, at the end of the evening, “I am so privileged to perform
in front of my home crowd. Of all
the places I have performed, Sri Lanka will always be my favourite”.
Martin Taylor (Jazz Guitarist) & Alison Burns (Jazz Vocalist) – 2009
Britain’s premier Cabaret artist, Barb Jungr provided an exciting evening with her
songs. She said, “Artistic
expression liberates the psyche and soul of the individual, and this is of increasing
importance in times of crisis or
in people for whom usual forms of expression are limited.”
Glen Terry & The Glen Terry Group (Jazz) – 2003 & 2004
The great Australian jazz musician, Glen Terry and his band created exciting and
innovative jazz music at these gigs.
Stefan Milenkovich (Violin) & Rohan De Silva (Piano) – 2000
Violin and piano virtuosos, Stefan and Rohan from the USA, performed western classical
music at this concert
Rohan de Saram (Cello) & Druvi de Saram (Piano) – 1998
South Indian Carnatic music maestro and his orchestra were accompanied by an Australian
musician on the Didgeridoo.
Rohan de Saram (Cello) & Druvi de Saram (Piano) – 1998
Cello maestro Rohan de Saram and accomplished pianist, Druvi de Saram, were the
performers at this western classical
music concert. They live and work in the UK.
Friends of Sunera (FSF) Fundraising Events in the UKs
Sale of jewellery made by well known actor, Barbara Flynn