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Ranaviru Real Star winner receives house

President Maithripala Sirisena at the presentation of the house to Sampath Sri Palansuriya.
President Maithripala Sirisena at the presentation of the house to Sampath Sri Palansuriya.

The winner of the Ranaviru Real Star Mission-V, powered by Dialog, Sampath Sri Palansuriya was presented a house at the Prabuddhagama Ranaviru Village, Madurawala, Horana recently.

President Maithripala Sirisena was the chief guest. Minister of Ports and Shipping, Mahinda Samarasinghe, State Minister of Defence Ruwan Wijewardhana and Deputy Minister of Sustainability and Wildlife and Regional Development Palitha Thewarapperuma were also present.

Ranaviru Real Star Mission-V was the fifth consecutive show organised by the Ministry of Defence in collaboration with Dialog Axiata PLC. The talent show provided a platform for the tri-forces to showcase their musical talent and win the grand prize of a Rs. 20 million house, with funding provided by Dialog and labour extended by the Sri Lanka Army. Gunner Palansuriya of the Sri Lanka Army, clinched the first place of the Ranaviru Real Star Mission-V in September 2016, claiming his ownership of the coveted title and prize. The 34 finalists selected from over 4,000 contestants also received homes funded by the Government.

State Minister of Defence, Ruwan Wijewardene said, “The Dialog Ranaviru Real Star provides a platform for our war heroes to showcase their talent – apart from the great service extended to the country.”

Group Chief Executive, Dialog Axiata, Supun Weerasinghe said, “Dialog has partnered the initiative with the Ministry of Defence since its inception in 2012 with Mission-I.” 

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