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A tense situation was created at Sugathadasa stadium following the announcement of the winner of the popular reality show Mega Star.

Spectators have turned unruly when it was announced Ajith Weerasinghe has won the event beating hot favourite MP Dayasiri Jayasekara who was endorsed by the panelists.

Panelist Deputy Minister Mervyn Silva and MP Jayasekara were taken away from the stadium under tight security, eye witnesses said.

The stadium authorities are in the process of estimating the damage caused by violence, Daily Mirror learns

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  • ampara son Saturday, 30 October 2010 07:45 PM

    dear dayasiri can you stay politics. dont go unusual place

    Mahit Saturday, 30 October 2010 07:48 PM

    I agree with the panel of judges verdict that Dayasiri Jayasekera should have won the Mega Star Finals. In my opinion Suresh & Dayasiri should have battled it out for the 1st & 2nd place.


    David Saturday, 30 October 2010 07:49 PM

    The total fault lies with Swarnawahini for bringing mad dogs in the society on-board and fooling masses in to consider them as respectable figures.

    AP Saturday, 30 October 2010 07:50 PM

    i am not a supporter of UNP. but Dayasiri is the real mega star. and Suresh must be the second. that Ajith must have been 20th or 30th. this is unbelievable.

    JC Saturday, 30 October 2010 07:55 PM

    this is not the real of the reality ! what a sad final.The decision can only be changed by the srilankan thug minister mervin.

    NCK Saturday, 30 October 2010 07:57 PM

    It was a unbelievable decision. Dayasari j should be the winner of the megastar. Some powerful hands behiend the selection.

    Samarasena Saturday, 30 October 2010 08:06 PM

    This is crazy. Members of Parliament have lot to do to the people rather than participating these shows. Only in Sri Lanka these things happen.

    Lankan Saturday, 30 October 2010 08:38 PM

    This is something we expected.

    NADARAJAH SETHURUPAN Saturday, 30 October 2010 08:40 PM

    very sad news.

    Nawin Gamage Saturday, 30 October 2010 08:52 PM

    I thought Dayasiri would be the 1st, Suresh is 2nd and Upeksha is the 3rd. Another computer gilmart . I don't think Ajith is so popular.

    sleepy Saturday, 30 October 2010 08:56 PM

    what really happened at the end...? did see a brawl turning out..

    Suba Saturday, 30 October 2010 09:00 PM

    It was Dayasiri all the way from the first show. sms jilmart messed it for him.

    Mega Star was a hit. But the real hitting started at about 12:45am.

    rahula silva Saturday, 30 October 2010 09:03 PM

    Very sad news

    Sicillian Saturday, 30 October 2010 09:12 PM

    What is this all about? If the panelist say Dayasiri how come it changed? Also is this what the country needs now?

    piyal Saturday, 30 October 2010 09:18 PM

    ooooh what happened........., i thought mr dayasiri should be the no one...........................

    piyal Saturday, 30 October 2010 09:22 PM

    oooooooooh,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, what happened,,,,,,,,,,,? i thought mr dayasiri should be a winner

    Aiyo Siva Saturday, 30 October 2010 09:42 PM

    If you get Mervyn involved in anything, only one thing is certain...PROBLEMS.SHAME and VIOLENCE.
    Haven't we learnt by now??

    rahula silva Saturday, 30 October 2010 09:49 PM

    Winner Dayasiri

    mahinda wijesekara Saturday, 30 October 2010 11:44 PM

    This is so called "Gilmart" proof of things what could have happened...

    Firo Sunday, 31 October 2010 12:34 AM

    Dayasiri was the best amoung all.

    Raj Sunday, 31 October 2010 12:34 AM

    Agree with you. Dayasiri was so popular and his three songs were superb. Couldn't believe Ajith was popular than Dayasiri. If this is the people's verdict, GOD BLESS SRI LANKA..

    ishara dissanayaka Sunday, 31 October 2010 12:47 AM

    I also though Dayasiri would be the first......

    MagodisThuma Sunday, 31 October 2010 12:47 AM

    Mega Star.... issssssssssssssssssssssssssssss.............
    Dr MERVIN SILVA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

    Raj Sunday, 31 October 2010 12:53 AM

    Now we have a Mega Star who cannot sing..... what a joke...

    ranjith Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:12 AM

    We are living in a fool's paradce

    Shoba Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:13 AM

    Very very sad results i feel money can do wonders.

    leed Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:17 AM

    Very Sad verdict. I doubt whether this is the verdict of the people.Its not good for the organisers as well.Whom we can believe???????

    Kariyawasam Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:18 AM

    No dought, Dayasiri should be the winner..

    Dr.No Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:19 AM

    Haven't these guys have better things to do for the people who elected them.

    M.Maniraj Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:21 AM

    Bad example to the reality show.

    Saradiel Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:26 AM

    why can't the people of this country accept the SMS result? There would be an auditor for the purpose who would confirm the result! Or, is he/she also having "Athathiya"? Is this what happened at recent elections too?

    G. H. K. Wickrematil Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:55 AM

    This is the result of bringing in gallary art to the livining room.

    ACG Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:55 AM

    This time its a SIM GILMART!!

    Lalanka Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:57 AM

    When Kamal inquired from the Judges their final out come and without any hesitation they all agreed that Dayasiri should be the winner as from day one he was streets ahead of the other 3. Furthermore in my opinion the 4 finalist should have been Dayasiri, Suresh, Upeksha & Damitha Abeyratne.

    In future who ever organizers these kinds of events the SMS should be not counted in from the Quarter Finals Stage., it will be on sheer merit.


    Yehiya-Doha Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:00 AM

    Follow the SIRASA. They done the job well.

    mnsmart Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:00 AM

    Leave alone politics, the actual fact is Dayasiri' perfomance was excellent. congratulations on your superb performance. SMS alone cannot decide the true talents of an individual.

    Yehiya-Doha Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:02 AM

    Paba is very unpopulor.How come for the final stage.

    Anu Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:14 AM

    Any dumb person can understand that Dayasiri should have won it. Who is this Ajith...? Never heard of him before...This is the Mega joke of the year...!

    Roshan Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:14 AM

    Ajith has been very confident even before the finals and also he has spelled out before that he some how win, this indicated that he spent large amount for the SMS. if this have correctly identified by our people MP Dayasiri could have won with out a doubt. MP Dayasiri J is the Star.

    Dil Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:17 AM

    Was this how all the previous Elections were conducted in the Banana Republic?

    gladwin Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:17 AM

    reality.....................??? Sri Lankan style!! Well exopsed. Winner vindicted and loser crowned, hahhahhaaaaaa..................

    SLFPer Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:20 AM

    Completely agree with you. Dayasiri is the real Mega Star.

    Prekshaka Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:24 AM

    Majority in the country has no taste or vision on their own lives and future leaving aside the taste for art and music. This was evident from the recent elaection results at all levels. Can we expect more from such tasteless people? Hats off to the panel of judges for declaring their choice for the crown as Dayasiri moments before declaration of final winner. In fack Suresh also was humble enough once to accept the supremacy of Dayasiri. Aho... mage rata...

    Erandi & Tharindu Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:24 AM

    We did not watch it but had chance to view it through PEO TV. What a shame was that./?

    Cool Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:26 AM

    Dayasiri should be the first ....... No more arguements...

    Sreema de Silva Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:28 AM

    Well what a mess at the last moment. It was Dayasiri all the way. Who was Ajith. His voice did not come out at all - it was as if was whispering or talking but he never sang. All the judges were forthright in their judgement - no hesitation about the real winner. Dayasiri should have been the winner. Saner counsel should have prevailed. No matter how , Dayasiri was and is the real Megastar. .The 2nd place should have gone to Suresh Gamage. Ajith never sang -- did he really sing!!!!!!

    Ruahdi al Ayad Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:29 AM

    very very unfair the way he rendered his songs were very presntable and versetile and when he sang mera dil he (sajan ) the whole auditoriun stood up somethig is wrong somewhereits sarnawahine who fixed things tell us how many SMS each one recived

    srlankan Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:29 AM

    All these reality show are not real nor reality. These shows are staged according to pre-defined script and organizers know that That is why there is no transparency of SMS voting. There is only one difference between these voting systems and our countries election systems, While these guys do this in closed doors politicians do it in publicly.

    Prabhath Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:32 AM


    We are very sorry Mr Ajith. Sri Lankans apologize for the thing done by few idiots. They are real idiots. (I mean the persons who threw stones at you.) They prevented you from taking your prize. DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I SAY?

    There was no one who can throw a stone at the right aim. They are as same as you. You also can deliver songs very well, but can't sing. As well you don't know you can't sing. In the same way, there was no one who can throw a stone at correct aim (YOUR BRAIN LESS HEAD). That's why I think they are idiots. They prevented you from taking your real prize (an injured head). YOU MUST BE THE ONLY ONE WHO CRIED AT THE FIRST NIGHT WHEN HE WON THE FIRST PLACE OF A TV REALITY SHOW.

    Ryan Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:33 AM

    all of us doubt this outcome since there is no transparency. Swarnawahini should display the no of votes received by contestants.This happened once @ Sirasa also. May be Tv stations dont want to show no of votes because that will show their programme is not so popular. There were empty seats too

    kanp Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:35 AM

    Sri Lankan choices are always similar to this event. Remind the famous 16 dreams of King in India. Cow-dung have more weightage than stones. How nice

    Hussain Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:35 AM

    Swarnawahi..!!!!you have insulted mind of music loving people in SL.Its unbelievable the winner,n future Sri Lankan won't be having any trust or faith on Reality show's.Swarnawahini.!!!!.if you really want to bring ppl trust back, please investigate the matter & declare the real winner as soon as possible.Otherwise its down fall of Swarnavahini & SL reality show.

    mervin Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:43 AM

    at last fool people have realized that SMS not represent the talent of the people. SMS votes will represent the business of the Tiger companies

    Shameel Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:46 AM

    Dayasiri Jayasekara must have been the winner...he performed superbly in the show others including Upeksha did not perform than Dayasiri did.......Bt I don know why this happened....may be EAP group decided not to select any Politicians as winner.. not sure abt this bt jst a guessing....

    dilini pereraa Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:48 AM

    dat was a hell lie.......Dayasiri Is the winner,,,,swarnawahini gave place to ajith who cant sing.....that also like Sri Lankan Politics.......However anthime SWARNAWAHINIYA ANAGATHTHA....Go to HEll Buddika aya swarnawahiniya kawa

    shareemah Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:49 AM

    dayasiri the winner

    Jeeva Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:50 AM

    There cannot be four finalists and the channel should learn from SIRASA and DERANA if they have no clues how to conduct these types of programmes. Ajith Weerasinha had no singing ability and once Rajive mentioned the same in public. But, the other members of the panel had no real backbone to back him up and praised ajith’s SUPER ABILITY by showing the real location of their brain for the viewers. Dayasiri is the real mega star and shame on you Buddhika and Soma. I have no faith in Swarnawahini.

    Kamal Gamage Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:55 AM

    Dayasiri could have won purely on merits coz he was the best out of many since day one.

    Nobody who had some little sense would have accepted the so called final SMS judgement. This is a real gimmick.

    If this was the people's verdict, GOD BLESS for their tasteless taste.

    Ha ha ha hi hi hoooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

    weerasuriya Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:55 AM

    People should select which area he/she suitable and appropriate. There are many people who can sing a songs and dance better than those were contested but they all are not entering this type of program (Vihilu) In the same time we talk about the high literacy rate and all however people are attending this type of program without considering the age /and other environmental factors

    Lakmal Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:03 AM

    I watched whole program and in the starting second round and Ajith Weerasinghe's performance is average. Dayasiri's and Suresh Gamage's performance are so good than Ajith Weerasinghe's performance.

    This might be fraud. Should need to investigate about this.
    With current sms system, anyone can buy any no. of SIMs and can vote as they want if they have money.

    Swarnavahini again unable to organized a event. That's not good for them.

    Shriyantha Mendis please don't do role that kind of acting as you did for any reason.

    PS: Performer name should need to change as Ajith Weerasinghe. His name is not Ajith Pereara.

    swarna indumarhi Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:13 AM

    Kamal was so foolish to ask the judge panel on the winner when masses havealready given their verdict . so the judge board made the utterence. Both responsible for the chaoes.

    Sunil Gamage Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:14 AM

    God Help Sri Lanka!

    We vote and appoint MP's to Parliament and this is what they do - sing!

    Don't they have anything worthwhile to occupy themselevs. To develop the country for instance?

    Daya Master Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:22 AM

    I completely agree.............

    Calistus Jayatilleke Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:26 AM

    Sri Lankans have proved time and again that the real wish of the people is not reflected in the final outcome due to mysterious hidden hands. It happens in almost every election too, so what is there to talk about SMS gilmarts!

    pusa Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:27 AM

    Pl go for an opinion poll

    uthum Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:27 AM

    Ajith and Buddika koolasekara are friends .they are clubbing together.they have had a contract.................................................

    sanjeewa ws Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:28 AM

    this is like presidental election result. every body belive Sf will win but mahinda was the winner

    Harsha Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:32 AM

    In this whole mega star project, failure was written all the way up to the final and ended in a BANG. Think, the way the compere argued with the judges and the way judges argued among themselves and worst, the way the contestants argued with the judges. Were any steps taken to correct this? Was creating such an agitated environment, a goal of the show? And for the biggest flaw read-on...

    This show was not to select a True Mega Star as there was no way to flush-out obvious poor performers. As a result, Ajith, a poor performer, could retain his position, eliminating comparatively better performers down the line. The climax of this came in the final, when he 'out-performed' a far superior performer like Dayasiri. Everybody was seemingly and in reality *Dumb-Founded*. (SMS should govern only a small part of choosing a winner; Able judges should do the rest)

    Harsha Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:33 AM

    Dayasiri should never have entered this contest. His talents and maturity is far exceeding the show. Dayasiri must have felt so humiliated to stand by the side of a 'Winner' who could hardly climb sole of Dayasiri's shoe.

    Considering the money, effort and time spent by all (including viewers) run-up to the final, have gone waste except for the fact that it left a good a good scenario for a case study on Reality Shows in our country.

    In a way ti's a good show to open eyes of carelessly frenzy fans.

    Tara Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:43 AM

    Dayasiri is the winner. Some wanted dayasiri to loose. Couldnot make paba the winner. So choosed this Agith idiot. He cannot sing in public. Ps don't sing Ajith any more. Go home and enjoy your perks.

    priya Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:44 AM

    everybody knows that the winner is dayasiri despite to his political background including panel of Judges. We have no faith at all with channel now and they proved that they can not compete with Sirasa at all. Kamal pl do not involve this tis type of pepole again which is not good for you as well. This channel has no back bone to tell the truth

    marlen Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:45 AM

    pls MR,these business people ruin your government too.be careful..

    Daminda Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:46 AM

    Cant believe that Ajith won the mega star title.... no doubt it was Dayasiri...something happened wrong some where ...almost every one who watched the tv show including panelist would agree that Daya is the best.... dont worry Mr. Dayasiri , we always with you ...you are people' s star ,,,, let Ajith be the SMS starrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr........................

    Pasindhu Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:23 AM

    Well i think for the First time SMS method is right cause there are rumors that Ajith had purchased a vast number of SIM's from Various networks and had sent SMS's through them, and if the SMS method is correct Swarnawahini must covey the SMS amounts. Sadly to say that Swarnawahini's so called reality shows are the worst among SL reality shows

    game kolla Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:26 AM

    Result of this show is simmilar to presidential election result.

    sathi Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:27 AM

    Even an entertinment programe also influenced under politics in sri lanka.

    amal Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:28 AM

    Mervin...did you forget to inject that rabies injection to your self before you attending to that function ..if not better to do it daily before you leave the home..

    Nandasena Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:29 AM

    You surely dont know about the world...In the western world many pliticians take part in events like this...

    Kevin Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:32 AM

    Perhaps they could re name " MEGA STAR" as " MEGA JILMART STAR".

    Fareed Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:37 AM

    Government should ban these types of musical shows and allow the competitors to sing only songs composed by the singers themselves. You cant call them talented singers because they are singing other singers' songs. As you know, some of the songs they sang take weeks to compose the tunes by the music directors. Simply singing other peoples' songs is no talent.

    ungi Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:41 AM

    Computer Jill Mart!!

    rajeeva Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:41 AM

    eventhough i dont agree with the DAYASIRI s politics, he must be the winner, he is more capable than anybody else, very sorry dayasiri.

    Josh Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:42 AM

    Mervyn supporting Jayasiri??
    Is the world coming to an end???

    hoggy Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:44 AM

    totally agree with u this is a real gilmart

    polkiccha Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:51 AM

    ahh some of our guys with a funny mentality
    they say
    Real Superstar is surendra
    Real President is SF
    Real Megastar is Dayasiri
    certainly there's a problem of REALITY .........

    Fair n Square Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:51 AM

    Well everyone, most reality shows are decided by the callers and NOT the panel of judges. WE Sri-Lankans have to bear in mind that and learn to accept decisions that go against us. It is discipline to learn to accept victory or defeat.. If it was based on talent, well of course the panel who is capable of judging related events should be appointed and NOT contraversial politicians or popular figures.

    Mahendhran Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:00 AM

    congrdz... mr. dayasiri, all the best you are the star forever in the mega star stage.....for million of srilankans....no worries,will be wt wt we have....now the time has cm to concentrate on politics back....

    dharma rajapaksha Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:00 AM

    Don't worry MR Dayasiri.you can understand the position of contemporary srilanka.i can't believe that decition.but all the things of srilanka in this moment are changing.
    you are the MEGA STAR SRILANKA 2010.IT'S SURE.

    Hillirine AKbar Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:05 AM

    Cheaters never prosper

    indika Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:06 AM

    Everybody means who don't know politics and new comers to it. Others know to win a presidential election he should fullfill lot of things in his political career. For the pupularity won't win, specialy in as Presidential election.

    KEJ Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:07 AM

    an Expert of Computer gilmarts behind the sense

    Tara Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:09 AM

    Another screw up of results by the big brother. Just like what happened to SF. People wake up! It's all politics. Nothing in Sri Lanka is pure anymore. Big brother rules!

    Rajitha Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:09 AM

    Dayasiri shol dbe ashamed. Win or loose you have to accept if you take part. Anyway TV stations must not involve politicians and degarde the media ethics to such depths. This station must learn a lesson. Good for them

    Oyage sudu kella Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:12 AM

    Buddika is a gentleman, Swarnawahini is clean. I have been watching this programme from day one. Anyways, with free SIMs available in shops, it is easy for someone to win even a mega event without any talent. But the TRUTH is Dayasiri the BEST, then Upeksha very talented, Suresh and Damitha. Dayasiri thank you so much for making me happy with your choice of songs and your talent. May the Triple Gem bless you.

    ravindran Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:12 AM

    I think Harsha is wrong. Dayasiri has made many mistakes. Recentlt he was on air boasting that this goverment leaders must be told "vas Kavi" Now that has boomaranged on him. Sucjh public figures must desist from making such harsh statements. Children also watch TV. I hope Dayasiri reads this. This is not to insult him but they should set an example. You cannot try to correct the joker from Kelaniya when you your self act in a manner which is questionable !

    Wak Perera Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:14 AM

    Undoubtedly Dayasiri was the best performer through out the entire program. He was at his best singing in the final. What a talented star. But he lost. Sri Lankan style now. As in every recent election too the crowed pulling popular ones loose badly.

    Thappa Pappa Kaaperr Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:15 AM

    what has this got to do with Mervyn Silva, you bloody idiot ?

    Kandy boy Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:15 AM

    Dude..first try to get some info abt the programme before rushing to comment..stupid to the core

    Thappa Pappa Kaaperr Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:15 AM

    When we look at you it looks like that.

    DAMITH Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:16 AM

    Dayasiri "JAYA"sekara, you are the people's star FOREVER.good luck!

    Thappa Pappa Kaaperr Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:17 AM

    Paba ? Don't talk like a baba. This issues is with Ajith.

    Samantha Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:18 AM

    This is very poor mismanage event because they have change the SMS pattern which has used by all other reality shows therefore people were mislead that is why all participants ranked base on the order they performed My opinion this channel does not have much experience with regard to this kind of reality shows Only Sirasa and Derana can handle these shows Poor channel and It was "MEGA POOR ORGANIZED EVENT"

    Thappa Pappa Kaaperr Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:21 AM

    judge board ? is it like a carrom board ?

    Thappa Pappa Kaaperr Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:24 AM

    I like your comment, mosttly because you said "panel of judges" and not "judge board" !

    Te rest does not make sense.

    Anyway a crow can sing better than Ajith.

    Thappa Pappa Kaaperr Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:24 AM

    what nonsense is this ?

    ranga Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:34 AM

    I too believe.. Dayasiri should be the winner!!!!!!!!!!!

    DR Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:42 AM

    Wonder if SF was involved, GOSL pls appoint a commission to charge SF....... ha...ha....haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Sisira Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:45 AM

    Dear Dayasiri, If there were any one who could challanged you last evening that is only you. You have already won the hart of entire nation. It was unanimasly decided even by all judges you are the winner. Artists use their talents and popularity to become Politicians. You first time in the histrory as a popular politician used your talents to become an artist. You are now not only a politician but also an popular Artist. I wish you Good luck!

    Ruchira Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:45 AM

    Dayasiri Jayasekara is the best. He is the best singer. My Friends, Family members and almost all people in Sri lanka voted for Dayasiri.

    2nd Place should go the Suresh, 3rd is Upeksha..

    Ajith is businees man, He use marketing strategies for this game, (buying so Many sims etc)

    Organizing of this final is so bad of swarnahahini,

    Haseeb Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:45 AM

    stop taking politicians into the show, say they are not entitled to

    Sampath Thushara Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:45 AM

    What ever said and done, real mega is Dayasiri Jayasekara. I have a clear doubt, some where wrong in the SMS system. If not, it is deliebrate attempt against Dayasiri's success. Swarnavahini, please give us total sms count and be transparent.

    Kalani Raja Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:47 AM

    Dayasiri was the best performer, no doubt about that. But the reality of the reality shows is that it is not always the best contestant who wins it. I admire Ajith's courage. He ran an orchestrated campaign for his SMS and won it.

    flavio Sunday, 31 October 2010 06:14 AM

    Sri Lankans don't have much upstairs to learn anything. They need another tsunami to learn something.... sorry for the punt!

    Nara Sunday, 31 October 2010 06:22 AM

    Dayasiri you are the best,You are the winner.Who is that Ajith,He did not sing other than B A R K I N G........

    Thanu Sunday, 31 October 2010 06:25 AM

    Dayasiri,you did a superb job.Nobody can beat you even those who are already superstars, from the beginning to end.

    Thilini Sunday, 31 October 2010 06:39 AM

    Dayasiri, YOU are the WINNER!!! as evidenced by the said unruly situation caused....no doubt the majority agrees....

    Lady Sunday, 31 October 2010 06:39 AM

    DAYASIRI you are the MEGA STAR, no doubt about that. we love your voice an your rendering is fantastic.

    pradeep Sunday, 31 October 2010 06:42 AM

    This is the true reality of Srilanka .Sutable will not get sutable place.

    Yehiya-Doha Sunday, 31 October 2010 06:42 AM

    This not a new in SriLanka.Jilmart in the front always. Mervin, Paba,SB, also elected frompeople vote.This is the time to thing for entire nation voting right is exceptable.

    FAYAD m Sunday, 31 October 2010 06:43 AM

    where are they going to make money?these events are organised to make money for tv stations. swarnavaahini you lost your credibility,very sad

    suny j Sunday, 31 October 2010 07:00 AM

    pissuda nathnam hatida...???

    Ex-Sri Lankan Sunday, 31 October 2010 07:03 AM

    Ajith, if you have a self respect, withdraw from the competition and handover the win to Dayasiri.

    Anil Pushpakumara Sunday, 31 October 2010 07:14 AM

    Dayasiri was far head of the winner, Ajith. Goverment should sincerely look into how Ajith emerged as a winner and expose it so that future reality programs can learn from it . This is really laughing stock. or is this the taste of our people?


    Don Sunday, 31 October 2010 07:24 AM

    pls come out of cage.. subjective judgement.. this is why elections are held to measure the things in Objective way.

    Haseeb Sunday, 31 October 2010 07:28 AM

    These JILMARTS are usual in Banana Republic!!!

    sunil p Sunday, 31 October 2010 07:34 AM

    This guy trying to makeup his mind using this even also. Pauuu

    Chandana Sunday, 31 October 2010 07:52 AM

    Dayasiri Wins Mega Star - If he sings live... He cannot sing live.. But .. Suresh / Ajith/ Upeksha can sing live..

    J Sunday, 31 October 2010 08:09 AM

    How childish and immature of our people and so called politicians, TV channel also use 3rd class feelings not create any event to uplift mentality of citizen’s.

    Hillirine AKbar Sunday, 31 October 2010 08:12 AM

    This is absurd and ridiculous.. Dayasiri was the best throughout. and Suresh should be 2nd, according to everyone who have good ears..... Either most of our people have hearing problems or something fishy has happened.... Definitely there should be an investigation.......

    KD Sunday, 31 October 2010 08:27 AM

    This is a clear indication how stupid these shows are and the intellectual level of people who attend/participate in them.

    dp Sunday, 31 October 2010 08:34 AM

    but how is possible when u can send only one message from a phone number.?

    Shantha Sunday, 31 October 2010 08:49 AM

    DEAR DAYASIRI YOU ARE THE WINNER ....... this unbelievable result ..

    San Sunday, 31 October 2010 09:20 AM

    If transparency and accountability is not seen it is the fault of the organizers. What ever the reason behind the incident, it had made the station unpopular. Do it honestly or leave it. You have only made another friction among Sri Lankans. Enough…. is enough......

    Aliya Sunday, 31 October 2010 09:26 AM

    Well Sanjeewa people can believe but the people did speak out with their votes and Mahinda was the winner.
    SF coming into politics just before elections didn't help and he was not a politician anyway. Just a man who believe he is whiter than white.

    Anura Sunday, 31 October 2010 09:29 AM

    You kick any bush and you will find ten(10) Mega Stars of the kind of Ajith Weerasinghe. The politics has spoiled everything in Sri Lanka now.The channel has made blunders from the very begining.This is also a kind of state run channel .

    Mahmood Sunday, 31 October 2010 09:29 AM

    The loser's political thugs in action!

    Rana Sunday, 31 October 2010 09:32 AM

    Yehiya is talking nonsense

    samu Sunday, 31 October 2010 09:45 AM

    Isn't it proved reading these comments that Dayasiri is the real winner, even if from SMS count? Something must have happed..
    some kind of influence in between Swarnawahini, telecommunication companies and SMS counting agencies.

    Vimal Sunday, 31 October 2010 09:54 AM

    Didnt anyone beat up Mervyn??

    JD Sunday, 31 October 2010 09:55 AM

    I'm sure that the first commenter "ampara son" is out of his mind. So shameful that he commented so stupidly. surely he would have never seen Mega star nor has he an Idea of It.. My Opinion on this fact is that non can beat Dayasiri's ability of singing with mighty expression though he never danced here & there on the stage. so sad about what happened. Anyway we totally agree with the judges & Ajith is far way back even to be compared with Dayasiri. No matter what was the SMS result was, we all know that Dayasiri IS THE MEGA STAR AT THE MEANING'S BEST.

    Miko Sunday, 31 October 2010 09:57 AM

    Guys i was one of the crew and was in backstage when everything was going wrong... decision was true that ajith won even it took us a surprise but from smses yeah he clearly had more than dayasiri (wonder how?) but the real problem happened from that decision suresh's people got mad and took him to stage forcefully got him the award that's when media went black! anyhow if dayasiri came 1st there wont be any of these issues... but personally i think dayasiri would have won... but people voted (?)

    xlntgson Sunday, 31 October 2010 09:58 AM

    File an election petition with witnesses included, sometimes you may get 'elected' first place, in the recount!
    (I didn't vote for any one)

    Riz Sunday, 31 October 2010 10:29 AM

    Hi Firo,
    You are correct

    Ranga Sunday, 31 October 2010 11:01 AM

    You are right. MPs should not be jokers wasting time.

    Mega Sunday, 31 October 2010 12:57 PM

    Does Sri Lankans needs a reality shows like this. Do these people really care about poor people in this country. It's clearly waste of money.

    Nandimithra. Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:28 PM

    How about drama actors like Weerawanse on failed scripts ?

    Dinesh Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:29 PM

    If the winner was decided from the SMS votings of the pople, how on earth people felted bottles and other objectives to the winner. Good lesson for everybody trying do jilmarts.

    Nandimithra. Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:34 PM

    They lost credibility since they brought in Dr.M. and played in to the govt in the news as well.

    ratnasiri dahanayaka Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:34 PM

    Ajith Weerasinghe

    See all this comments.SHAME SHAME .Hand over your crown
    to real mega star DAYASIRI JAYASEKARA

    Nihal Tennakoon Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:36 PM

    I'm neutral not belong to any political parties of Sri lanka. I strongly belive that winner should be Mp Dayasiri Jayasekara.

    JUNIOR CITIZEN Sunday, 31 October 2010 01:54 PM

    why other mad dogs go for these shows

    Nandimithra. Sunday, 31 October 2010 02:00 PM

    Dear Fareed : Stupidity displayed - very very few composers sing their own songs. Example " Premakeerthi De Alwis.

    Kandy Lady Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:09 PM

    Real mega star has to be dayasiri. But unfortunatly he became second. i have to say every thing happening not for our wish,,,,,,But Upeksha became forth place , that is completly correct.

    Ride Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:28 PM

    just a simple note. from top to bottom, every single person worried about dayasiri who lost the finals. the true winner.

    San Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:28 PM

    Dear Mr. Dayasiri lets celebrate you are the "Mega Star".. See all these comments. There are more than 100. 99% are in favor of you This is the correct judgment not the bogus SMS

    Hamzie - Doha Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:32 PM

    Over 18,000 views & more than 150 comments.

    This could be a record for DM. The highest hit for a news article.

    Congrats for "Daily Mirror"

    priyani Gunaratna Sunday, 31 October 2010 03:33 PM

    Dayasiri should be 1, Suran 2 Paba 3 and no one any more their.

    Magana Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:06 PM

    No. It's Cardboard.

    magadi star Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:17 PM

    Magadi Star

    Asitha Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:17 PM

    The order of the winners should be

    1. Dayasiri
    2. Suresh
    3. Paba
    4. Ajith

    Where did the order go wrong????

    Hash Sunday, 31 October 2010 04:48 PM

    When theres a politician, always trouble

    kali p Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:00 PM

    what? are you saying he lip-synched? you moron, did you even watch the programme from the beginning? did you listen to dayasiri???

    kali p Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:04 PM

    who, ajith's? dont make us laugh man... how would anyone except ajith and his co-conspirators known who would win?

    kali p Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:05 PM

    at least ordinary sri lankans could watch it and attend it, unlike the even greater waste of money that was IIFA

    Senaka Wickramasingh Sunday, 31 October 2010 05:17 PM

    I agree with you AP. This reality show had its Grand Finale last night. But I think it bacame a Grand Fin Ale. The program director must be sacked.

    kush Sunday, 31 October 2010 06:23 PM

    another class act. .typical 3rd world country act. cannot accept defeat....

    Kalani Raja Sunday, 31 October 2010 07:14 PM

    The answer is simple. I could ask 10 of my friends to send me SMS or I could buy 10 SIM cards and ask one friend to send SMS.

    Ruwan Ferdinandez Sunday, 31 October 2010 07:41 PM

    This is our new culture. The folks who lose are not prepared to accept the defeat. They will either blame the computers That they know nothing about or attack the organisers.

    KD Sunday, 31 October 2010 08:58 PM

    Not the first time.

    Samarasena Sunday, 31 October 2010 09:31 PM

    MP's salaries and other perks are beard by commoners. Is this there job?

    lasith Monday, 01 November 2010 12:57 AM

    Another computer jil-mart??

    dassanayake Monday, 01 November 2010 12:57 AM

    brain less people they don't know how to cheat ? I doubt in future people will respect Swarna Vahini the Big boos should resign

    Champa Monday, 01 November 2010 01:50 AM

    Where is the "atta" Swarnawhini that you boast so much about? Do you realize that your credibility as a TV station is zero now? Very poor show Swarnawahini -- made a mockery of everything, including the judges. Why did you have the judges at all?? Ajith could not sing at all. Neither could Paba at most times. Very very disappointing outcome and I will not waste my time watching any of your shows again.

    winnie Monday, 01 November 2010 01:59 AM


    MS Monday, 01 November 2010 03:14 AM

    could the reason for defeat of Mr D be that people who liked him were not really voting??? Me for example. I know about 10 -15 people who favoured mr D but did not vote.

    Dil Monday, 01 November 2010 03:19 AM

    me athata! oyata pissuda nathanan hatida?

    menaka Monday, 01 November 2010 03:30 AM

    oh sanjeewa.. sanjeewa.. how immature you are! :)

    PJay Monday, 01 November 2010 03:54 AM

    Asitha, The order given by you is your own personal preference. Do not forget this is a reality program judged by the SMS send by people, but not by a panel of judges. This is not a real talent program. The winner of these kinds of reality programs is the most popular performer perceived by the TV Audience, but not the best performer. I have seen similar incidents so many times with overseas reality programs. But the only difference was that the people were humble enough to accept the decision, where as the Sri lankan spectators acted like animals. Sri Lankan have to grow up more to understand the word “REALITY”. Simply the SMS cannot select the true talent!!

    LEE OF LONDON Monday, 01 November 2010 04:02 AM


    PJay Monday, 01 November 2010 04:15 AM

    Folks, are we not forgetting the fact that this is a reality program, which measures the popularity, but not the talent. Are we not forgetting that its the number of SMS received for each contestant that decide the result? Are we not forgetting that each person who sends a SMS is not a professional in music, but they base their judgement on the personality of the singer, Age, Marital Status, dresses, Sex etc. That is the way of the reality programs and these programs do not necessarily reward the true talent, but reflects who the most popular performer is. I have seen similar disappointments in so many overseas reality shows, but the difference was that the overseas spectators showed more maturity by accepting the decision gracefully. I am not surprised with the results of the Sri Lankan MEGASTAR program.

    PJay Monday, 01 November 2010 04:15 AM

    The only area I point my finger to this program is the unprofessional, conduct of the presenter (Kamal) and the judges. Clear bad attitudes were reflected between both parties during the finale. Some comments by both parties were unacceptable sexual harassment, and Swarnawahini should take steps to stop this nuisance comments in the future.

    TMA Monday, 01 November 2010 04:44 AM

    What's the big deal? Reality shows R always fake. The problem lies with the fools who watch & SMS them

    malkanthi Monday, 01 November 2010 04:50 AM

    Yes Ajith voted for himself not the people!

    uneshf Monday, 01 November 2010 05:20 AM

    i don't think Ahith has anything to do with this result. it is Swarnawahini who is to be blamed.

    dil Monday, 01 November 2010 05:20 AM

    where u the guy who counted the sms's at Swarnavahini????

    dil Monday, 01 November 2010 05:33 AM

    PJay, for your information this guy is a politician(Dayasiri).And politicians get elected on their popularity unlike businessmen!!!.

    Andare Monday, 01 November 2010 05:39 AM

    Is the need of the day in this country is this? are our TV channels so bankrupt,they have no better ideas for public entertainment? Shame!!!! on the organisers. Think people Think

    TMA Monday, 01 November 2010 06:12 AM

    Yes, they R bankrupt. Cos most quality TV programs cannot B aired due 2 the scenes of alchohol & tobacco usage

    KD Monday, 01 November 2010 06:18 AM

    Well said.

    Ranjith Monday, 01 November 2010 07:31 AM

    good lesson for bad politikko. hope the same lesson for the country.

    hema Monday, 01 November 2010 07:47 AM

    a computer audit is called for to check the veracity of this count.

    Ryan Monday, 01 November 2010 08:03 AM

    Surely Dayasiri is not the winner he lacks dancing skills

    Harsha Monday, 01 November 2010 08:04 AM

    I must thank Daily Mirror for facilitating this kind of 'People's Voice'. As can be seen from comments almost all are disgusted about the Mega Star decision. The rumors are that Ajith has spent for some 20,000 + Sims (during nearly a year the program was on) etc. The important point is that this is quite possible and this can happen again. I think we must start a dialog around this. (*) SHOULD SMS DECIDE THE WINNER??

    garawi Monday, 01 November 2010 09:05 AM

    The results were totally incorrect and has been manipulated if not there has been a break down in computer voting system. Worth investigating!

    Sampath Monday, 01 November 2010 09:48 AM

    1. Dayasiri
    2. Suresh
    3. Paba
    45. Ajith

    JD Monday, 01 November 2010 10:28 AM

    I second it. I guess the judges too must have some say on the final result.

    Tissa Monday, 01 November 2010 10:51 AM

    Mervin was against this verdict and started fighting on stage for Dayasiri!

    Mynah Bird Monday, 01 November 2010 12:01 PM

    What a song and dance ! Keep it up.

    Nandimithra. Monday, 01 November 2010 12:09 PM

    I agree with you that this is new culture in Sri Lanka.where the best does not win !!! Either it is a computer gilmart or SMS fraud.

    Wasu Monday, 01 November 2010 09:37 PM

    Ajith is the real Megastar...!!!

    Magodis Baappa Tuesday, 02 November 2010 02:28 PM

    Magodis Thuma = Blockhead

    Sure Wednesday, 03 November 2010 04:29 PM

    Why nobody talking about talents of our two young actor and actress i.e. Upeksha and Suresh. The way Upeksha sang the first song (habibee) while dancing I dont anyone can do better than her. Same applicable for Suresh. Its true that dayasiri and sing slow songs but he has not done any performance which required for a Relity Show. Mega star should be multi talented sing + dance both. Therefore either Upeksha or Suresh should be given the title; I think Upesha is much better & pupular than Suresh. I wont agree with Kandy Lady.How fair to be trated Upeksha as 4th. I think Kandy lady must be jalous with this talented artitst

    Pad Sunday, 07 November 2010 05:42 AM

    Nobody think about the incident happen few days back. A salesman killed by someone and robbed phone sims. there may be a relation between this incident and mega star

    san Saturday, 20 November 2010 03:53 AM

    its the opposite....

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