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Ranaviru REAL Star Grand Finale on Sunday

The scintillating reality TV talent show of the year, ‘Ranaviru REAL Star’ where tri-service War Heroes display their non-military prowess and aesthetic talents, is to host its grand finale on Sunday (29) at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo.

Ministry of Defence on a concept mooted by Mr Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary Defence organized the programme started in November last year with the sponsorship of Dialog.

A media briefing at Galadari Hotel on Tuesday (24), headed by Mr Lakshman Hulugalle, Director General, Media Centre for National Security, Air Chief Marshal Roshan Goonetileke, Chief of Defence Staff, Lieutenant General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Army, Vice Admiral D.W.A.S. Dissanayake, Commander of the Navy and Air Marshal H.D. Abeywickrama, Commander of the Air Force was told that the winner in the finale will be gifted with a newly built house.

Final five competitors including two Navy officers and three Army soldiers were also associated with the media briefing where the winner’s trophy was exhibited. A special communiqué issued said as follows;

Ranaviru REAL Star featured officers and soldiers of the Army, Navy and Air Force of Sri Lanka in the competition that got underway in November last year, and after several rounds of voting the final five comprising three members of the Sri Lanka Army and two from the Navy will take to the stage on Sunday.

The winner will receive a brand new luxury house worth Rs. 15 million, whilst the runner-up will drive away in a motor car in addition to Rs. 1 million in cash. The second runner up will receive Rs. 2 million in cash, whilst the fourth and fifth placed participants would each receive Rs. 1 million. All top 24 participants will receive valuable prizes from Dialog.

Ranaviru REAL Star is the brainchild of the Secretary of Defence, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, and is a tribute to the heroic efforts of tri-service personnel. As they embark on a development drive, Ranaviru REAL Star serves as a platform to highlight the musical talents of the soldiers on a national stage.

The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation is the media partner and choreographer to Ranaviru REAL Star, and voting for the finalists could be done via SMS from mobile phones from any network. The unique feature of Ranaviru REAL Star would be that the judges’ scores would carry greater weight in the final results.