BBC Radio features Nimal Mendis Davenant International CD

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) featured the music of
South Asian superstar, Nimal Mendis on Sunday 22nd January 2006. The music of
Nimal Mendis, hailed as one of Sri Lanka’s gifted singer/songwriters, was
featured on the popular Chris Bard Show on BBC Radio Essex in the United

Mendis was so impressed with the students of Davenant Foundation School in
Loughton, Essex in the United Kingdom that he agreed to release a CD ‘Light
Floods In
,’ containing his hits from the 1960s which includes ‘Feel Like A
Clown.’ This song was performed by Nimal Mendis and Sandra Edema as Raja and
Rani on BBC Television’s ‘Top of the Pops’ program in 1968.He also wrote a
composition ‘Tsunami’ to remember the victims of the Boxing Day Tsunami
(December 2004), on the island of Sri Lanka. Listeners to the BBC also liked his hit ‘Second Chance Mr. Jones,’ a song he
recorded on the Decca Label in London.

Davenant Foundation School is a leading British School. Sri Lankan musician
Nimal Mendis had visited the school to address students of Davenant
International, the student forum on global issues about his music and his human
rights work and documentaries filmed fo both BBC TV and Channel 4 in India, Sri
Lanka and Bangladesh. The Chris Bard Show on BBC Radio Essex highlighted the
work of the Religious Education Department at Davenant Foundation School.

The CD ‘Light Floods In’ is now available for sale on the Cross Rhythms Direct
Shop on the world wide web:

In the UK the ‘Light Floods In’ CD is also available from: Wesley Owen Books & Music 82 High Road South Woodford London E18 2NA. Contact Store Manager, Dominic
Stinchcombe. Tel: 020 8530 4244, Fax: 020 8518 8924, e-mail:

To listen to the Chris Bard Show – Sunday Breakfast on BBC Radio Essex on the
world wide web:

[Photo courtesy of BBC].