Chaminda, Preetysha, and Ranil Rocks the Barn in Plano, Texas
Sri Lankans in North Texas danced the night away to the gyrating sounds of Chaminda Walpola, Preetysha, and their band SreeShakthi on Saturday 30th of April. The dinner-dance held at the Corral Barn in Plano, Texas was attended by many Sri Lankans from Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, and as far as Kansas. The main act Chaminda and Preetysha were joined by guest artist Ranil Mallawarachchi who awed the crowd with his father Milton's melodies. Visiting Texas for the first time, Chaminda and Preetysha rocked the house with a mix of Sinhala classics, Bollywood hits wiith a liberal serving of Baila. They were backed by Pubudu Sanathchandra, Sonu Singh, and Sumith Fernando.
The highlight of the night was an auction of two air tickets to Sri Lanka offerred by Upul's Travel Service. The event was held to benefit the area temple - Texas Buddhist Meditation Center in Fort Worth Texas.
Coming soon... video clip of the event.