Subsequent to the record-breaking success of its first Mission, Ranaviru Real Star Mission Two was launched under the patronage of Lakshman Hulugalle, Director General, Media Centre for National Security, Lt Gen Jagath Jayasooriya, the Commander of the Army, Vice Admiral D W S Dissanayake, the Commander of the Navy, Air Vice Marshal Kolitha Gunathilleke, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Mohan Samaranayake, Chairman of Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation and Nushad Perera, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Dialog Axiata.
“The Ranaviru Real Star reality show opened the stage for our war heroes to bring to light their aesthetic talents that were hidden during the war. Ranaviru Real Star Mission One was the brain child of Mr Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, the Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development to telecast the hidden talents of the war heroes of the three forces,” stated Lakshman Hulugalle, Director General of the Media Centre for National Security.”
The first round of the Ranaviru Real Star Mission Two commenced telecast on Rupavahini in October and its grand finale is expected to take place in May 2012.
“Partnering with Ranaviru Real Star for the second year running is an honour and privilege for Dialog,” stated Nushad Perera, Group Chief Marketing Officer of Dialog Axiata.
The event unveiled the trophy which is to be awarded to the winner of the competition and revealed that the winner of Mission Two would receive a house worth 15 million rupees, while the runner up would receive a car worth two million rupees. The third place winner would receive a cash prize of one million rupees, while the fourth and fifth placed winners would walk away with Rs 500,000 each.