For 65 minutes weekly Janma Bhoomi aims to keep Singhalese in touch with their motherland and educate the younger generation born here about the history and nature of Sri Lanka. There are historical stories and events, news and current affairs, poetry, prose and drama, festival celebrations, all wrapped around with both old and modern music.
Roshan is deeply embedded in the community in his roles as Treasurer for the NZ Sri Lankan Buddhist Trust and Secretary of the United Sri Lankan Association. The father of two has an M.Com and has worked 25 years in banking. Roshan is a stage singer and actor who enjoys gardening and sport and volunteers for the school gala and St. John’s.
Indra has Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Commerce degrees. She is a Masters Programme Administrator attached to the University of Auckland. Indra is a script writer, journalist, dramatic actress, photographer and table tennis player. She has also served as secretary of the USLA. Drawing, singing, dancing, gardening, sewing and cake decorating are among her talents.
Rani has a B.A. in culture, history and music; skills she brings to the radio show as a scriptwriter, dramatic actress and presenter. She is a keen worker and office holder with the NZ Sri Lanka Buddhist Trust and relaxes with Sri Lankan movies and literature.
Nilupul has a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting and Finance. But on the radio she’s an actress, singer, technician and producer. Nilupul has a passion for music, singing and dancing. She plays the piano and has been a member of a choir, western and eastern bands. She is a ballet fan, loves theatre, musicals, romantic and comedy movies.
Pearl was educated at St. Bridget’s Convent, Colombo. She obtained her degree and post-graduate Education diploma at the University of Ceylon, Peradeniya. Following some years of teaching she worked as Executive Director/CEO for the Association of Accounting Technicians, Sri Lanka. Pearl enjoys reading, writing, music, drama and movies and helping in the community.
Gamini worked in banking in Sri Lanka, and in NZ as a sales and service co-ordinator. Since arriving here he has been involved in community radio programmes and Sri Lankan organisations in a number of Executive roles. Gamini is a talented entertainer and public speaker. He enjoys nature and countryside driving. His hobbies are singing and watching sport.