More and more Sri Lankan artists begin to follow the foot step of Hollywood stars recently. But unfortunately it’s not in performing art but by getting divorce. Divorce among celebrities is common to every country. The divorce among celebrities in the field of cinema is the most common for Sri Lanka. Gamini,Malini, Geetha, Swarna,Joe,Anoja and many other cinema stars can be put in to this category. Then cricketing stars like Sanath Jayasuriya,Hashan Tilakaratne and Tilekaratne Dilshan also had divorces under their belt. Jothipala,Chandralekha,Madu Madawa Aravinda are some of the famous singers that can be put in to this category.
Although it was also common for the veteran artists of Sri Lanka to get divorced, there is a sudden increase in divorcing among young artists in these days. The counting can be start from Athula and Samitha while adding Nehara and Upeksha to the list. Another three artists are having their family life on the rocks according to the local media.
Nalin Perera better known as “Mariyan’s Nalin” is to be divorced and marry his long time girl friend Shehani soon. Nalin is father of two children and is the leader of the popular local band “Mariyans”. Sources revealed that the divorce is to be on mutual consent. Nalin hosted the popular game show broadcast in Sirasa TV – ‘Kaageda Gee Nada’ for nearly 12 years and at present hosting the “Lanka Soy” game show at Derana TV.
Saliya sathyajith also divorced his wife Rohini recently. It was Saliya’s wife who was behind his fashions. Saliya is a big fan of “Gothic” style. The real truth behind his sudden disappearance from the Swarnavahi’s reality show “Dance Stars Dance” was also due to this reason according to sources. Earlier it was reported that Saliya had a clash with Ranjan Ramanayake who was a judge in the particular reality show , where Ranjan had got on stage and attempted to assault Saliya.
The latest rumour in the music field revealed that popular female vocalist Nirosha Virajini is going to divorce again. Norosha is married to Yasantha Nimalatheja on July 2009, one of the oldest employees in Derana TV.Earlier she was married twice and last time was with an army officer Nalinda Sampath.She filed the petition for divorce against Nalinda Sampath Ilangakoon of Kandana on the ground of malicious desertion. In the petition she stated that they married on October 25, 2000 and they later led a life full of quarrels due to various reasons. The Colombo District Court gave judgment in favor of Nirosha to divorce Nalinda in the year 2005. However Norosha has denied this rumour saying that ‘Such rumours are bound to spread from time to time,’ Nirosha said adding that she and Yasantha do not have any clash whatsoever and are living happily.
Celebrities especially in Asian countries like Sri Lanka should maintain an exemplary public and private life as it reflect a huge influence on their followers. And if they make a single mistake it would be ground breaking news for many who keep hawk’s eyes on celebrities.
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