Dilukshi Kavindya Weeraperuma, a Grade 5 student of
Visakha Vidyalaya will perform her Arrangethram on Saturday, October 6, at the
school’s Jeramias Dias Hall. She is a pupil of the eminent Bharata Natyam
teacher Priyadharshini Bandara, and is the younger daughter of Dilshan and
Dharshika Weeraperuma of Ratmalana.
The Sri Lanka China Society 10th Delegation
The Sri Lanka China Society 10th Delegation consisting of
(L – R) Nanda Corea, (Executive Member), J. Paranamanna, (Member) Gerald
Hidelaratchi (Leader), Song Jinchang (Deputy Director General, Foreign Affairs
Office Tianjin Municipal People’s Govt.), Vijitha Kadiragonna (Executive
Member), Zhang Yuan (Director-Tianjin Nankai, District People’s Govt.), Dr. H.
W. Perera (member) were accorded a warm reception at the Astor Hotel Conference
Hall, on their recent visit to the People’s Republic China.
A landmark book on conflict resolution
The Sinhala and Tamil language editions of a landmark book on
conflict solving, Transforming Ethnopolitical Conflict in Sinhala and Tamil will
be launched on September 19, at the Bandaranaike Centre for International
Studies (BCIS) Auditorium, at 4:30 p.m.
Transforming Ethnopolitical Conflict- the Berghof Handbook which is translated
into Sinhala and Tamil is an internationally acclaimed publication that offers a
systematic overview of the state-of –the –art in conflict transformation and is
edited by, Alex Martin, Martina Fischer and Norbert Ropers. It presents
practical, empirical and theoretical knowledge in this field. It is published by
The Berghof Foundation for Conflict Studies, together with Vijitha Yapa
“This book provides new perspectives on restoring peace in societies with
violent internal conflict. It is extremely useful to students, researchers,
politicians and policy makers.” stated Dr. Jayadeva Uyangoda, of the University
of Colombo, describing the book.
The Berghof Handbook Dialogue Series in English with approximately 40
publications could be accessed through
Hilton Colombo’s 21-hour Latino Carnival
Keeping the Hilton Colombo’s 21-hour Latino carnival alive
all night long with pulsating samba beats will be two of India’s hottest DJ’s -
Akshay and Lil’B along with local sensation DJ Timmy. The entertainment will
begin on September 21, at 6 p.m. and will feature a spectacular variety series
of events until September 22, 3 p.m.
Dr J J meets Former President CBK
Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaranatunge had a
cordial and friendly chat with Assistant Secretary of the UNP Dr. Jayalath
Jayawardena, when they met at the residence of the High Commissioner of
Bangladesh in Colombo recently.
Holy Mass commemorating Ferntea’s 30th anniversary
Ferntea Ltd, a company listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange celebrated its 30
years of operation in Sri Lanka recently. To mark this important milestone, a
Holy Mass was observed at their Head Office in Vauxhall Street. Fr. Neil
Karunaratne of St. Theresa’s Church officiated at the Mass. Chairman Ferntea
Ltd, Anura Fernando and members of the staff of Ferntea and its associate
companies participated in this Mass.
Major Berty Perera awarded with Deshabandu
Coordinating Officer of the 233 Brigade stationed in Vakarai, Major Berty Perera
has been awarded the prestigious Deshabandu national award by the Sri Lanka
Social, Welfare and Peace Foundation, for his long services for the upliftment
of civilians’ lives in Batticaloa and Vakarai.
The award followed a survey conducted by this organisation with regard to Major
Berty Perera’s involvement in public relations and humanitarian activities and
his popularity among the civilians as well as among army personnel.
He is an old boy of Maris Stella College Negombo and St. Sebastian Maha
Vidyalaya, Katuwapitiya. He joined the army in July 1985.
Lions Club of Colombo Somerset eye screening project
An eye screening project to detect cataract and visual disabilities were
organised by Lions Club of Colombo Somerset recently at Darmarajah Temple in
Dehiwela. Two doctors and optometrists screened 230 patients on this day.
Chamoda Tamara being crowned as the ‘Naturee Queen’ by the
Head of Business, Sigma Division of Harcourts (Pvt) Ltd, Sanjith Madugalle at
the PHABA Professional Hair and Beauty Workshop, on August 11, at Mari Stella
Harcourts (Pvt) Ltd, the makers of NATUREE 400, the 100% Natural Vitamin E –
Co-sponsored the Workshop.
Reflections 2007 – Living Images
The Sri Lanka Bonsai Association will hold its annual exhibition Reflections
2007 - Living Images, at the Art Gallery September 16 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30
p.m. The opening ceremony and the award presentation will be held at 11 a.m. on
September 14. Ambassador of Japan, Kiyoshi Araki, and Madam Araki will be the
Chief Guests on the occasion.
Launching of Kamal Perera’s three books
Kamal Perera’s latest novel, short story book and collection
of political columns, titled Uskandu Awadian, Ketikata Pahak Samaga Keti Kata
Gane Katha Bahak and Wetha Liya Danwana Waganam were launched on September 1, at
the Kandy YMBA auditorium.
Seminar on pre 8th ICAAP on HIV \ AIDS Policy
The special seminar on pre 8th ICAAP on HIV \ AIDS Policy was held at the Trans
Asia Hotel Colombo under the auspices of Prime Minister Rathnasiri
Wickremanayaka. Minister of Health, Nimal Siripala de Silva and several foreign
representatives also participated on the occasion.
The seminar was organised by Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA) and
Ministry of Health supported by UNAIDS, UNDP, WHO, UNFPA, and Swiss Agency for
Development and Cooperation. Co-support was given by the Governments of Sweden
The Deaf and Blind School at Ratmalana, look after, educate
and provide accommodation and food to about 375 children. A breakfast costs Rs.
2,850 and lunch Rs 4000 for approximately 175 children. Finding donors for 30
days of the month is a major task.
Would you like to help to bring a little joy to the lives of these innocent
Please contact the Meals Coordinator on 2611338.
Captain Nadun Saminda Tilakaratne
Captain Galaboda Madduma Mudiyanselage Nadun Saminda
Tilakaratne was seriously injured during a military operation in Toppigala area
on September 8, 2007, died on admission to Polonnaruwa General Hospital.
Born on September 30, 1982 in Ratnapura, Saminda Tilakaratne was educated at R/
Siduhath Vidyalaya, and R/Dharmapala Maha Vidyalaya up to GCE Advanced Level.
After leaving school he joined the Sri Lanka Army as a cadet officer on July 5,
2002 when Sri Lanka was facing a serious terrorist threat. He was posted to the
Gemunu Regiment on May 27, 2005 after passing out from the Military Academy
Diyathalawa where he successfully completed his two and half year Cadet Officer
Training. Later he followed the Young Officers’ Course, and the Radar Training
Course. Captain Thilakaratne was a valiant and popular military official who
commanded high recognition among his colleagues. He has been recommended for the
award of Ranashura and Purnabhumi Medals and the Deshaputra award in
appreciation of his valour and the dedicated services in the battle field until
he laid down his life for the country.
May he attain Nibbana.
6th Gemunu Regiment
The passing away of Neil Peiris at a time when it was least
expected, has sent shock waves among his numerous friends and has left a void
that cannot be easily filled.
A scion of a very respectable family of Moratuwa he had his secondary education
at Methodist High School Moratumulla, Moratuwa. He was brilliant in his academic
activities and played cricket for the school, shining as a very good all
rounder. After successful scholarly life he joined the Government Clerical
Service. While attached to the Govt. Service he served the Trade and Commerce
Ministry as the Personal Assistant to the then Minister. Following success at
the Competitive Overseas Examination conducted by the Foreign Ministry he joined
the Government Overseas Service and his first appointment was to Burma and then
to Canada. After sometime he resigned from the Overseas Service and joined the
Canadian Government Service as an Accountant and served the Canadian Government.
for thirty years.
He returned to Sri Lanka in 1996 and the role he played along with me in the
formation of the Past Pupils’ fellowship of Methodist High School is indeed
magnificent and will be etched in our memories forever. He led an unpretentious
and simple life and true to the teachings of the Bible was always ready and
willing to help the poor and the needy and in the course of such acts, his left
hand knew not what his right hand gave. He was married to Cora Van Cuylenberg
and was blessed with a daughter. A dutiful and loving father he maintained
brotherly relations with everybody he met. He was a devoted Christian. God gave
and God took him away. He left all of us leaving only good memories behind.
May his soul rest in peace
Edwin A Fernando
Old Boys’ Fellowship Methodist High School Moratumulla Moratuwa
Piyal Weeraman is no more. After ailing for some time, he
passed away on May 22, 2007. According to his wishes, his mortal remains were
cremated on the same day at Borella Kanatta.
Piyal Weeraman hailed from a family of great respect in Weligama and he was
living in Panadura. After he married Sunethra, they were living in Nawala. His
only daughter Sanchitha and her husband are living in the States.
Weeraman started his career as a journalist at Davasa Group and subsequently he
joined the Advertising Department where he served as the Advertising Manager and
thereafter he was promoted to the post of Director Advertising and Business.
Being a strict disciplinarian, he strived to inculcate a high standard of
morality in his colleagues in the Advertising Department. Punctuality was
strictly followed in the Department.
He was a dedicated, efficient, hardworking and a rare gentleman of impecable
intergrity, refinement and unchanging kindness. He has helped many poor people
and children. He was also a sportsman and an Ex President of the Orient Club,
He was too the chief entertainer and performer at all office and family
gatherings. He was very popular among advertising agencies. The Management of
the Davasa Group recognised him as a person of high calibre. He received
wide-spread recognition for his high sense of devotion to duty and made a
renowned name in the Davasa Group.
May he attain Nibbhana
Mr. Holland’s Opus (1995, 143 minutes) at the American Centre, 44, Galle Road,
Colombo 3, at 6 p.m.
Mitr (180 minutes) at the Indian Cultural Centre, 133, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,
Colombo 4, at 5.30 p.m.
September 18 & 19
Ecrivain d’O by Paula Rapaport (not suitable for children) (2004, 80
minutes) in French with English subtitles, at the Alliance Française, Colombo, -
3 p.m./6:30 p.m.
Blood Brothers, presented by Workshop Players directed by Jerome L. De
Silva, at the Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo 7.
From September 13
An exhibition of prints by the students of the Department of Printmaking,
University of the Visual and Performing arts, at the Alliance Française
September 16 – 19
Theertha Pradarshana Wasanthaya (The Kitsch and the Expressive), the recent
works of Anura Krishantha, organized by the Theertha International Artists
Collective, at the Red Dot Gallery, Pitakotte, from 13:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Until September 30
Photos de Paris, photos of monuments and landmarks of Paris seen through
Alexander Kveladze’s lens during his visit in Summer 2002, at the Alliance
Française de Colombo, 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7.
An exhibition of paintings by Amalshantha Munindradasa, at the Lionel Wendt
Gallery, Colombo 7.
September 18 – 20
An exhibition of stamps organised by Philatelic Society of Royal College,
Colombo, at the Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo 7.
Bharatha Natyam performance by the students of the Indian Cultural Centre, at
the Indian Cultural Centre, at 5:30 p.m.
Written in the Stars
Your lagna lord Kuja (Mars) is in your 3rd house while Ravi (Sun) traverses your
5th and 6th houses. Your extra efforts and will power will pay dividends this
week. Students will face obstacles through the week but these will not affect
their success. Mid week will see definite progress in their educational
The week will bring you a balanced fortune while your lagna lord Sikuru
(Venus) traverses your 3rd house along with Ravi (Sun) in the 4th and 5th
houses. This will be a successful week for those with an artistic touch. Your
capabilities will gain you popularity. You will receive assistance from sisters
or female relatives, and enjoy special improvement in educational activities.
Your lagna lord Budha (Mercury) in conjunction with Ravi (Sun) in your 4th
house makes this a week of mixed fortunes. You will work with extra zest at home
and at your workplace. You will gain economically through your acquired
knowledge. Avenues for sudden gains in income will open up to you.
Sikuru (Venus) in your 1st house and Ravi (Sun) in the 2nd and 3rd houses
brings you a week where you will be peaceful, happy and contended. Opportunities
for the purchase of land, house and or luxury items will be open to you.
Assistance indicated from female relatives or acquaintances.
Lagna lord Ravi (Sun) along with Shani (Saturn) and Kethu in your 1st house
brings you a week of mixed fortunes. You will work with extra will and energy.
Your single-minded decisions will cause friction with your close colleagues or
family members. You will obtain successful results from your capabilities from
Budha (Mercury) and Ravi (Sun) traverse your 1st house this week making this
a week where you will perform as you wish, and enjoy success in educational
activities, exams and interviews. You will get the assistance of superiors in
these activities. You can expect promotions in your career.
Your lagna lord is in the 10th house with Ravi(Sun) traversing the 11th and
12th houses. This conjunction portends a peaceful week at your place of work,
where you will receive the cooperation of all concerned. This is an especially
good week for those in the fields of art, with popularity coming their way.
Expect windfalls at the beginning of the week.
Your lagna lord Kuja Mars) is in the 8th house and Ravi Sun) traversing your
10th and 11th houses portend a special improvement in your career. You will reap
the benefits of your capabilities this week. Monetary benefits indicated through
documentation work. Income prospects good. Your children will be successful in
their educational pursuits.
With lagna lord Guru Jupiter)in your 12th house and Ravi Sun)traversing your
10th and 11th houses, this will be a week of balanced fortunes. Arguments with
spouse will cause disturbances in marital life. Not a good week for romance and
break-ups indicated between partners. Misunderstandings will occur with
neighbours and relatives. Males will especially face various problems from the
fairer sex, but these will ease by mid week by when you will face progress in
career or gain employment.
With lagna lord Shani (Saturn) in your 8th house and Ravi (Sun) traversing the
8th and 9th houses you will find a bit of happiness in family life. Attachment
between spouses indicated. Career position will be fair and you will proceed
peacefully. You will be afflicted by phlegm, sinus and throat related ailments.
Things will take a turn for the better by mid-week. Expect foreign employment or
Your lagna lord Shani (Saturn)in your 7th house with Ravi (Sun) traversing
your 7th and 8th houses brings you a week of balanced fortunes. Your
single-minded decisions will cause friction with your close colleagues or family
members. You or spouse will be afflicted by some long-standing illness. You will
face problems due to your children’s stubbornness and it will cause
obstacles to their education. Career position will be good and improve by
Your lagna lord Guru (Jupiter) is in the 9th house with Ravi (Sun) traversing
your 6th and 7th houses bring you a week of mixed fortunes. Your peace will be
disturbed by property or inheritance related disputes. Those with chest ailments
must take extra care of their health. A good week for young romance.
Opportunities for trips and socials functions indicated.
Sunday : 4.01 to 5.31
Monday : 7.01 – 8.31
Tuesday : 2.31 – 4.01
Wednesday : 11.31 – 1.01
Thursday : 1.00 – 2.30
Friday : 10.00 – 11.30
Saturday : 8.30 – 10.30
(Applicable both day and night)