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October 02, 2017
Boat Party
On Saturday 23rd September 2017, a group of friends from Harrow, Middlesex, collectively enjoyed a fun filled and entertaining Boat Party. Rajika Jesuthasan, an energetic, enthusiast led the evening after months of careful organization with close friends.

Planning was in motion with meticulous consideration given to the venue, food DJ etc.. Invitation to attend the party was extended only to close friends and families and their trusted friends. The crowd comprised of several prominent businessman, professionals and fun filled party lovers. After months of diligent planning, the entire event was set in motion with deep concern about the unpredictable British summer weather. By Gods grace and blessings, the evening was showered with sunshine and impeccable atmosphere conducive to sailing highlighted by fine wine, delicious food and great company. The boat sailed on time despite the usual unpredictable hiccups related to parking.

The Thames Cruises Boat "River Princess" set off from the Lambeth Pier at Albert Embankment around 7.00pm. Highlight of the evening was that, special guests turned up all the way from USA and Australia to grace the event. Nilani & Anjali Ravichandran along with Racheal Garcia attended from the USA and Kalyani & Renuka Inpakumar attended from Australia to show their support and comradeship that they have been treasuring from their days of schooling with Rajika.

Enchanting starters were served and the drinks started flowing, the crowd was chatting excitedly as the Boat streamed over the beautiful Thames river, with a slight breeze gently caressing the faces as everyone took their place in the open section of the upper deck. DJ Vasee, very quickly rounded up the crowd on their feet with 80's and 90's music prior to set sailing on the faster beats. The upper deck of the boat was a perfect platform for dancing and mingling with a touch of gentle breeze and panoramic view of London’s treasures with breath taking view that highlighted the entire event to its pinnacle.

Dinner Buffet opened at 9pm and a little break was taken by the dancing enthusiast to enjoy a perfectly catered Sri Lankan Dinner, but as the case with most parties, the Bar area was over populated by the "Specialist" users of the magic portion.

Once the majority of the crowd finished their dinner, they made their way back onto the Dance floor for the home stretch of the evening. DJ Vasee then announced that the best Male and Female Dancers were to be chosen and before the final stretch of non-stop music and dance started, Rajika Jesuthasan, sprang a surprise by drawing a raffle from the crowd to give away splendid prizes.

Dinner for two at Holiday Inn Wembley courtesy of Mr. Denzil was awarded to Usheni and a Dinner for two at Namaste Lounge, Northwood, courtesy of Mr. Yoga Mogantas and was awarded to Thirumaran. It is worth to mention that both Mr. Denzil and Mr. Yoga are close friends and well-wishers who assisted in every bit of way to make this event a great success.

The finale was kicked off with dancing under the clear skies and stars where folks of every age danced to their utmost best to win and secure their respective prize. One must say, that a search by the Britain Got Talent team that night, would not have left too disappointed with the talent that was on display.

DJ Vasee was entrusted with unenvious task of selecting the best dancers based on their performance. The best male dancer was awarded to Chris Mariyanayagam who collected a voucher for Dinner at 2 at Moore Spice, Wembley, courtesy of Mr. Guna and Delane Rony was chosen as the best female Dancer - awarded a Voucher for Dinner for 2 at Grange City Hotel, by courtesy of Sihan Dangalla. Incidentally, Mr. Guna is also a friend, well-wisher and an ardent supporter of good causes.

As with all good things that come to an end, the "River Princess" docked back at the Lambeth pier at 12 midnight drawing the curtains down on a very enjoyable, free spirited, fun and an entertaining evening filled with a spell bounding journey combined with delicious food, drinks and dancing.

Special Thanks to Adrin Anushanth for covering the event with his wonderful camera work and also to Rajeevan & Retesh Jesuthasan, Desha & Rangan, Pioshy along with Niro for all the help and assistance to complete a well organised event.
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