Chatura Alwis an immaculate unique television presenter of esteem
Chatura Alwis a product of Sri Sumangala Panadura and Thurstan Colleges joined TV Derana as far back in year 2005 as a journalist has matured ,grown in stature to unprecedented prominence over the years shouldering accountability ripening day by day. Via sheer challenging tasks for over a decade clinched the Nielson People’s award for the best television presenter for three consecutive years in 2018,2019 and 2020,an exceptional achievement .Chatura won previously, the coveted award in year 2017 on social media at the Mashable social media day awards. Having gained confidence, all the way along has flourished to be an amazing, fascinating believable host. Of course, the blessed part is that Chatura had pursued on self-confidence on a daily basis as such he is now a fully-feathered host. Chatura has mellowed with discipline grown to create an astounding image not easy to dislodge. Chatura possesses vigour in richness as all dynamic presenters which is transmittable inspiring all diverse audiences. One other supreme quality Chatura possesses is clarity, who keeps all viewers mesmerised evades confusion as viewers would tune out.The hall mark of Chatura’s success with clarity comes ideas, opinions, philosophy and attitudes evidently focussed.
Chatura the renowned journalist is perhaps burdened with the most work load among the presenters at TV Derana commencing in the morning with Derana Aruna,News Reader,News Director,Talk with Chatura,Travel with Chatura,Big Focus.For all these programs Chatura need to verbalize himself as the duration of these mostly are two hours or more.Most participants are matured personnel in their respective professions which needs a thorough preparation as each program has a different theme.Well to any accomplished journalist it is predominantly a challenge and a daunting test of groundwork itself.
Among been host in many fascinating presentations “Talk With Chatura” stands out which is basically an interview program on TV Derana which is very popular in social media platforms. This program as viewers are aware has a unique theme with a dark background which has a unusual attractiveness, the program commences around 10 PM and ends after midnight.A selected person of repute or a group is welcomed. There have been so many participated to date v.i.z.,Susanthika Jayasinghe,Professor Ajantha Dharmasiri,Dr Gothami Weerakoon,Roshan Fernando, Ashchariya Pieris,Dudley Sirisena Nagananda Kodituwakku,Mahela Jayawardena, Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka,Ajith Perera etc.In order to question them on their varied professions the guests are indulged in need a lot spade work for Chatura is vital prior to the meetings.The program “Big Focus” is entirely a divergent challenge where Chatura is entrusted to meet cabinet ministers, groups or individuals .In the recent programs Chatura met in his “Big Focus” chat with Professor Arjun de Silva on ”is alcohol consumption a query for Covid-19”,With professor Udith Jayasinghe Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture who was speaking for the government on the ‘organic fertilizer” conflict , then with Venerable Ariya Vimukthi thera an American born catholic layman ordained a Buddhist monk about the usefulness of Buddhism where the thera added “gihi jeevithayata wadaa Pavidi jeevithaya hodai”. On a “Big Focus” program recently it was discussed with a group of Beauticians and a Professor about the hindrances caused to those in the field as the owners of around eighty thousand salon owners and two hundred and fifty thousand beauticians were severely affected during the Covid-19 lockdowns. It is clearly seen from above ,on how many diverse fields Chatura has to prepare himself to discuss with guests who are invited for “Big Focus” for discussions particularly to hold audiences glued to television sets.
In the context of the a foregoing the responsibilities entrusted on Chatura Alwis on challenges confronting for his scheduled programs would be in an uninterrupted sequence for which all attentive viewers of Chatura would wish him from the deepest positions in their hearts to linger to the upright toil in the same vein.
Sunil Thenabadu in Brisbane