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Singer and Television Personality, Noeline Honter needs no introduction to audiences in Sri Lanka and in other parts of the world. She has performed to high acclaim in many major cities around the world, including Los Angeles, Washington, Portland, Toronto, Vancouver, London, Paris, Athens, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Zambia, Damascus, Cairo, Bahrain, Oman, The U.A.E. , New Delhi , The Maldives and many more. She has returned to a number of them for repeat performances.
Noeline has received a number of accolades for her outstanding contributions to her chosen fields. To date, she is the winner of, perhaps, the highest number of awards presented to any single personality in the medium of television in Sri Lanka and in the country’s Western music industry. Among her many awards is the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for exceptional service rendered in the field of Television presented by the Ministry of Culture and the Arts (Rupavahini State Awards) , The Jaycee’s TOP award for outstanding Sri Lankan personalities, The Woman of achievement, Arthur C. Clarke award for communications (Zonta ). In addition, on a number of occasions, she has been recognised with awards for – The Most Outstanding Show Business Personality (The Island Newspaper) The Most Outstanding Television Presenter (The Island Newspaper) The Golden Clef award for Singer of the year, Television presenter of the year (The Observer Newspaper) The most outstanding Composer (The Island Newspaper). (For The Comprehensive List of AWARDS, Go to the listing on “AWARDS”)
In her capacity as television presenter Noeline Honter has been the official correspondent for the state television station, The Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, at many prestigious international events, including The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Vancouver ,Canada, and several official presidential tours overseas. She has conducted television interviews with many former world leaders such as, Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Canadian P.M. Brian Mulroney, Australian P.M. Bob Hawke, New Zealand’s P.M. David Lange, and Asian leaders Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohammed and Hussein Mohammed Ershad of Bangladesh.
In the international music world Noeline has conducted television interviews with leading personalities such as Trini Lopez, Kool and the Gang, Osibisa, Richard Clayderman, Johnny Logan, Latoya Jackson , Cat Stevens (Yusuf Islam) etc.
This multi-faceted show business personality has also contributed to the field of television news presentation in Australia in the role of Executive Producer and Presenter of “Sri Lanka News Weekly” a weekly news programme telecast on Channel 31, in Melbourne. A programme for which, on two occasions she was nominated for the Australia – wide Antenna Awards in recognition of her outstanding talents in the field of Television Presentation and Production.
Noeline’s singing talents have paved the way for her much lauded performances in musical theatre, which include leading roles in the productions of award winning Director Jerome De Silva and the Workshop Players, namely: Rafiki in “The Lion King”, Grisabella the Glamour Cat in “Cats”. She also played the female lead in the production of the rock Musical “Tommy”.
Noeline is a Licentiate holder of The Trinity College of London, a Gold Medalist of The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, and an Honorary Fellow and Examiner of The Institute of Examinations in English, Music and Speech. In 1998, she founded a school of Communication in English, and Speech and Drama. This establishment, was named The School of Effective English Communication. She then served as the Director and Chief Executive Officer of Life English Academy, A highly reputed English training establishment with island-wide recognition. Life English Academy has now been absorbed into the much larger and popular English training operation, known around the island as The Noeline Honter Academy of English, Media, and Music which, in addition to English Language training, General Presentation skills, Business English, Public Speaking and English for Specific Purposes, offers specialized training programmes including Television Presentation, and Radio Broadcasting, together with Vocal coaching- a comprehensive programme for semi – professionals, and professionals in Singing and Stagecraft.