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Events


‘Miracles of Healing’

‘Joy of Healing Germany’ presents ‘Miracles of Healing’ with world-famous Erick Berglund, on March 10 and 11 at the Mount Lavinia Hotel.
Erik Berglund is a sensitive healer whose work has touched thousands worldwide.
Erik has developed several workshops including topics such as: abundance, relationships, Harp and healing evenings, and DNA activations. His workshops have been approved for credit in USA for nurses and acupuncture physicians.
A Harp concert ‘On Wings of Love’ will be presented after the seminar.

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Book launch

The Book, ‘The Evolution of Constitutional Governance in Sri Lanka’ by an eminent authority, Professor Lakshman Marasinghe, was launched on March 10 at the National Library and Documentation Services Board (NLDSB). The book was published by Vijitha Yapa Publications.

The Chief Guest at the book launch was Professor Tissa Vitarana, Minister of Science and Technology. The keynote address was delivered by Judge C. G. Weeremantry - formerly the Vice President of International Court of Justice. The book was reviewed by Professor Carlo Fonseka - Emeritus Professor of Medicine and, Dr. Shivaji Felix – Attorney at- law.
Prof. Lakshman Marasinghe is an Emeritus Professor of Law of the University of Windsor, in Canada. He is currently the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Law Commission. He had been a visiting professor of Law at a number of African, Asian, and Australian Universities and the University of London, in the UK.

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Brandix helps local design talent

J.J. Valaya in conversation with Chaturanga de Silva, design student - University of Moratuwa, Ranil Manawadu, Designer – Brandix Casualwear, Himali Delapala, Designer - Brandix Intimate Apparel, and Udeni Weerawardena, Design Student - LIFT.

The worlds of haute couture and high street fashion came together last week when designers from Sri Lanka’s apparel powerhouse, Brandix, and aspiring young local designers met top Indian fashion designer, J. J. Valaya, for an exchange of ideas.

A spin-off from ‘Fashion Statement 2007’, the mega fashion show sponsored by Brandix and patronised by a bevy of international beauty queens and models, led by the reigning Miss World, brought together 17 Brandix designers and six design students. The meeting of designers over lunch, hosted by Brandix, was attended by young designers from three local design schools, the Academy of Design, Lanka Institute of Fashion Technology (LIFT) and the Design School of the University of Moratuwa.

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Central Colleges’ AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Central Colleges’ Past Pupils’ Association of Sri Lanka will be held today from 9.30am onwards, at the Police Family Welfare Association Building, No. 7, Joseph Frazer Road, Bambalapitiya (Behind Police Field Force Head Quarters Complex).
General Secretary of the Association invites all the past pupils of the 54 pioneer Central Colleges, established by the former Minister of Education, late Dr. C. W. W. Kannangara, to be present.

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Commemorating Women’s Day

Commemorating the International Women’s Day 2007, the Women’s Action for Social Justice (WASJ) has organised a special programme on the theme - ‘Women’s Voice Against Hunger and Obstruction to the Right to a Life Free From Fear’ on March 12 at the Vihara Maha Devi Park, Colombo (Open Air Theatre) from 10.00am – 2.00pm.

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‘Charandas’

Parakrama Niriella’s latest dramatic creation ‘Charandas’ will be staged at 3.30pm and 7.30pm on March 11, 2007, at the Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo 7.
‘Charandas’, an adaptation of the original play by Indian playwright Habib Thanvir, is a satirical drama, which won nine awards including Best Production, Best Direction, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, in both Sinhala and Tamil categories at the State Drama Festival 2006.

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GL tours India

Export, Development and International Trade Minister, Prof. G. L. Pieris, recently toured India and met the Indian Commerce and Industries Minister, Kamalnath in New Delhi.
Discussions were held regarding the improvement of bilateral relations between Sri Lanka and India, the proposed Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) related to the services sector, and the Indo-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement, which has been in operation for the past six years.

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UK Jazz duo to entertain you!

UK Jazz duo, Zoe and Idris Rahman will perform on March 19 at the British School Auditorium, 63 Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 08 at 7.30pm. Tickets priced at Rs.600/-, Rs.300/- and Rs.200/- will be on sale from March 5 at the British Council.

The duo have put together a special programme for their tour of Sri Lanka playing an exciting mixture of original and contemporary jazz compositions, instrumental arrangements of Bengali music and their own interpretations of Tagore melodies.
Zoe and Idris will conduct a workshop collaborating with Sri Lankan musicians particularly percussionists, pianists, clarinettists on March 18 at the British Council Hall, Colombo from 3.30 to 6.00pm. Registrations begin from March 12.

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Traditional welcome to Coghlan

President of CIMA Worldwide, Mr. John Coghlan, and Mrs. Coghlan, received a traditional Sri Lankan welcome at the Hilton Colombo, by the General Manager, William Costley on March 7.

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Royal oldies’ meet

Members of the Association of Old Royalists’ 1962 Group comprising those who entered Form I at Royal College, Colombo, in the year 1962 and others who joined this batch of students later on, [viz. Form II in 1963, Form III in 1964, Form IV in 1965, Form V (GCE-OL) in 1966, Form Lower VI in 1967 and Form Upper VI (GCE-AL) in 1968] are scheduled to meet at ‘The Otters’, Sarana Road, off Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7, for their quarterly-luncheon-get-together, commencing 11.00am today, according to a communiqué released by the ‘Old Royalists’ 1962 Group Secretariat’ [6C/12, Jayawadanagama, Battaramulla, Sri Jayewardenapura-Kotte]
Those wish to participate are requested to confirm attendance to Honorary Secretary, Johann E. Juriansz, on either Telephone 4401076 or e-mail Jayjay@sltnet.lk.

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JDF to upgrade Hambantota District

The picture shows MP Sajith Premadasa, at the inauguration ceremony.

MP and Chairman of the Janasuwaya Development Foundation, Sajith Premadasa, has initiated many projects to upgrade the Infrastructure of the Hambantota District. On November 5, 2006, under the auspices of the Foundation, the village of Siyambalakote of the Ambalantota Division was provided with electricity, at a cost of Rs.200,000/- funded by the De-Centralised Budget.

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Crescent Schools International presents ‘Simba’

The Girls’ Section of Crescent Schools International had the premier of ‘Simba’, an adaptation of Lion King II directed by Praneetha Tissera at the Bishop’s College Auditorium, on February 18 under the distinguished patronage of Mrs. Nirmalie Wickremasinghe. A cast of 150 students participated to bring about this production.

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ARIES
This week your lagna lord Mars moves in 10th and Sun moves in 11th and 12th with Rahu. You are persevering and courageous; can expect a promotion or a change in status at work place. Job seekers can fulfil their objectives. There is a chance for unexpected financial gains.

TAURUS
Lagna lord Venus is in 11th and Sun is in 10th with Rahu. This is an enjoyable week for you. Good business for traders in textile and ornamental items. Increase income for those engaged in artistic field. Get support and co-operation from spouse. You will be worried, as you are burdened with work at place of work. You are not inclined to religious activities.

GEMINI
According to your planetary situation this week, mixed effects are indicated. You will have a favourable situation in your place of employment; face problems regarding house and property. No change in income. Opportunities for trips and parties. Towards the week-end you take leadership in organising some activities at work place.

CANCER
Mixed fortune awaits as Saturn moves in lagna while Sun moving in 8th with Rahu. At work place you may have disputes and confrontations with superiors. But your dedication towards employment does not change. Technicians receive enhanced income. Your objectives will be fulfilled if you intend to buy lands or vehicles.

LEO
The moving of lagna lord Sun in 7th with Rahu and Saturn in 12th is not a good sign. Disputes caused with spouse. Incur loss from partnership business. Extreme care should be taken in dealings with outsiders. You can fulfil you objectives by defeating enemies. Have to spend large sums of money on sex supportive. Towards the week-end you may receive sudden financial gains.

VIRGO
Planetary chart denotes mixed effects this week. Peace and unity will prevail in family life. Take part in picnics and functions with family members. Confidence with partners prevails as a result of improvement in business activities. Increase in assets, gains from speculations. Buy new furniture and luxury items.

LIBRA
As a result of lagna lord Venus moving in 6th and Sun moving in 5h with Rahu, mixed effects denoted. Get the opportunity to renovate the house or to start building a house. May inherit a land or property from mother or wife. Happiness prevails in household; progress in employment front or business activities seen.

SCORPIO
Lagna lord Mars in exalted from posited in 3rd and Venus posited in 5th. This is a favourable week for you. Can be a prominent figure in society. Win accolades and leadership from colleagues. Get assistance from brothers to make your activities a success. Children get through exams and interviews. Family front normal. Income is increased through additional sources.

SAGITTARIUS
Mixed result indicated as lagna lord Jupiter is moving in 12th and Sun is moving in 3rd with Rahu. Problems arise at work place even though you work with dedication. Avoid arguments with superiors. House building and renovations will go on successfully, but setbacks for income sources.

CAPRICORN
Mars is in lagna and Sun is in 2nd with Rahu. Although you persevere you find it difficult to save. Expenses increase. Arguments may lead to discord among married partners. If you are unmarried, good marriage proposals will come your way. Sisters will be helpful. Have to fight a legal suit regarding financial matter.

AQUARIUS
Your dreams of employment abroad or overseas travel will become a reality. Those who are engaged in higher studies can pursue their goals successfully. Good period for artistes and businessmen. Through their talent they can increase their income. May incur loss if you act without far-sightedness. Bothered as a result of children’s stubbornness.

PISCES
Venus is posited in lagna and Sun posited in 12th with Rahu. You get invitations for parties and picnics. Sudden windfalls seen. You will be received in high esteem in society. Technicians and farmers get enhanced income. Foreign job seekers lucky. Get good return from journeys abroad. Receive assistance from neighbour.

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RAHU
Sun. - 04.19 - 05.49
Mon. - 07.19 - 08.49
Tue. - 02.49 - 04.19
Wed. - 11.48 - 01.18
Thu. - 01.18 - 02.48
Fri. - 10.17 - 11.47
Sat. - 08.47 - 10.47
(Applicable both day & night)

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Films

March 11 onwards
‘Bridge to Terabithia’ at the Majestic Cinema, Colombo 4 at 10.30am, 1.30pm. 4.15pm. and 7.00pm.

March 13
‘New York, A Documentary Film’ at the American Centre, Colombo 3 at 6.30pm.

March 17
‘Aimee and Jaguar’ by Max Farberbock at the Vafa Gallery, Etul Kotte at 3.30pm

March 18
‘Yuda Gini Meda’ by Thilak Jayaweera at the Punchi Theatre, Borella at 10.00am.

Exhibitions

March 11
An exhibition of paintings by Janani Cooray, Indralatha Dharmasene, Inoka Silva, and Krishanthi Sepalika, at the Tearway Gallery, Thilanka Hotel, Kandy, from 10.00am to 9.00pm.

March 11
‘Oasis of Silence’ an exhibition of photographs by the Swiss photographer, Beat Presser on Theravada Buddhism at the Barefoot Gallery, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7 from 10.00am to 6.00pm.

March 14 – April 1
An exhibition of paintings and sculpture by Manoranjana Herath at the Barefoot Gallery, Colombo 7.

March 16 - 18
An exhibition of paintings by Sarala Jayasekara at the Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo 7.

Drama

March 11
Ediriweera Sarachchandra’s ‘Maname’ at the John De Silva Theatre, Colombo 4, at 2.30 and 6.30pm.

March 17
‘Ahasin Wetunu Minissu’ by R.R.Samarakoon at the Punchi Theatre, Borella, at 6.30pm.

March 17
‘Che and Juliet’ by Chamila Priyankara at the Punchi Theatre, Borella, at 6.30pm.

Concerts

March 17
‘Sakwithi Ravana’, a ballet performance, at the John De Silva Theatre, Colombo 4, at 6.30pm.

March 11
‘Peace pow-wow’ - an evening of song and dance, by the children of the ‘Blue Bird Nest’ of Vaddawan, Batticaloa, ‘Peliyagoda Surangani Pre-school’, the ‘Japanese School in Colombo’ and ‘Udana Special Children’s Centre’ from 2.00 to 5.00pm at the Punchi Theatre, Borella.

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