New Year’s Eve
Silver Ball 2007, at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo, from
9:30 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Music: Gypsies and Ultimate.
Il Ponte Dinner Dance, at the Il Ponte pool area.
Music: Wild Fire with DJs
A special Hangover Brunch on January 1 from 12 noon to 3 p.m.
For further details call the Special Events Desk on 2544644.
Family Gala Dinner Dance, at the Grand Ballroom, Galadari Hotel Colombo,
from 8:30 p.m. onwards.
Music: Heat and DJ Effex.
California Grill Roof Top Restaurant Dinner Dance, from 8:30 p.m.
Music: Ernest Francis Combo
New Year’s Eve, at the Terrace, Mount Lavinia Hotel, from 9
Music: Laser with guest spots by Natasha and Judy and guest DJs.
Dance Till Dawn, at the Hut.
Music: Guest DJs
For further details call the Special Events Desk on 2761761.
Blast Through To 2008, at the sensationally redesigned
Liberty Ballroom, Holiday Inn, from 9:30 p.m. onwards.
Music: Kings with Mariazelle, Pearl and Ginger as guest artists.
Compeer: Faizal Bongso.
King’s Court Gala Dinner Dance, at the Trans Asia Hotel, from
8 p.m. onwards.
Music: Pink and Purple and Summerset; after breaking in the New Year,
Bathiya N Santhush.
The poolside has been allocated for families to spend their time
Music: DJ Akshay from Bombay, guest spots by Judy and Clifford Richards
A stunning fireworks display at midnight is yours to be dazzled by.
For further details call the Festive Desk on 2 491884.
Ceylon Continental Hotel
Continental Ultra Nite 2007, at the Sapphire Ballroom, Ceylon
Continental Hotel Colombo from 9 p.m. onwards.
Music: Rajiv and the Clan with DJ Shiran
For further details call the Special Events Desk on 2421221 ext: 1705
31st Night Fantasia Dance, at the Jubilee Room, Galle Face
Hotel, Colombo, from 7 p.m. onwards.
Music: Tribe and DJ Neranjan.
Under The Star, Lobby terrace, Waters Edge, from 7:30 p.m.
Music: Yohan and Honorine
Ceramics for the poor
President, Sri Lanka Seva Vanitha Unit of Sri Lanka
Army (SLSVU), Anoma Fonseka with General Manager Dankotuwa Porcelaine,
Caniesus Fernando at the ceremony to donate ceramics to the SLSVU, to be
distributed among the poor. Colonel BCJAF Rodrigo who arranged and
coordinated the event is also in the picture
Brazil honours Lankan Honorary Consul
The Order of Rio Branco is a Presidential honour bestowed on merit
and is named after the Brazilian national hero, the Baron of Rio Branco,
one of Brazil’s most distinguished and respected statesmen, who served
as Foreign Minister of Brazil at the beginning of the 20th century. The
Baron of Rio Branco (1845-1912) is best remembered for his role in
bringing about peaceful resolutions to territorial disputes along its
9,000 mile border with its neighboring countries (Brazil shares its
borders with all Latin American countries except for Chile), and for
promoting Pan Americanism.
Holy Emmanuel Church, Moratuwa, celebrates 147th
The history of the Anglican Church in Moratuwa dates back to 1799. On
the site of the present municipal cemetery behind Holy Emmanuel Church,
stood an old Dutch building since 1675. In addition to being used a
school, divine services were held in this building from 1799 until it
was pulled down in 1815 to be replaced by the first Anglican church
built in Moratuwa. This Church was popularly known as the “Brownrigg
Palliya.” A significant feature was that from the very inception divine
services and all other church activities were conducted in Sinhala. The
founder of Holy Emmanuel Church was Gate Mudaliyar Jeronis de Soysa. The
147th Anniversary Service was held on December 27.