An Egg-stravagant Easter at the Hilton Colombo
Easter is a springtime festival, when Christians celebrate the
resurrection of Christ. And also a time for chocolate bunnies, Easter
buns, and coloured eggs! Time for family affairs too! Hilton Colombo is
also celebrating Easter where you too can bring your family and
celebrate this special day.
The extravagant Easter brunch is happening at the hotel’s restaurant
Spices on March 23 where you can tuck into all the traditional Easter
goodies such as piping hot soups, crispy salads, Virginia sugar ham,
freshly baked breads, fresh farm eggs and not forgetting the delicious
desserts. The Sunday Easter brunch is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The hotel’s pastry shop, Fine Things is also packed with Easter goodies
starting from March 17 to 23. For more details please call the Food and
Beverage office on 2544644.
This Easter at Trans Asia
Have you made plans for Easter? If it’s a no, make way
to the Trans Asia this Easter as we invite you to indulge differently,
where family takes pride of place and provision has been made to do just
The Goodies outlet known for it’s delightful spread of savoury and sweet
treats at Trans Asia has cooked up a variety of Easter goodies, and you
have the opportunity to purchase your favourite homemade Hot Cross Buns,
Chocolate Easter Bunnies and Easter Eggs any day from the March 17 to
The hotel has also organsied a fun day for children by the poolside on
Easter Sunday. The hotel’s recreation team is all geared to give the
children a whale of a time with an egg hunt and other exciting events
such as face painting, a magic show, marble games, swimming relays, and
even basket ball. Meanwhile, a wonderful Easter Brunch for the entire
family takes place at the Summerfields Coffee Shop. A fun Easter Sunday
is the hotel’s promise and by the looks of what’s on the cards, it
certainly seems like a fun day for all!
International Women’s Day celebrations
Sri Lanka Navy
A special programme for the welfare of the woman residents at the
Welikada prison was launched by the Seva Vanitha Unit of the Sri Lanka
Navy in the morning on March 11, being par with the International
Women’s day that fell on March 8.
President, Seva Vanitha Unit, Ashoka Karannagoda, participating in the
event, took initiative to release two residents warded for minor
offences. Gifts were donated to the children of the warded woman
residents. The event was followed by a cultural show by the residents
and the cultural troupe of the Navy.
Commissioner General, Prisons, Major General (Rtd) Vajira
Wijegoonawardene, Chief Jailer In Charge of Woman Residents, Kumari
Dissanayaka also attended the occasion.
Sri Lanka Air Force
Sri Lanka Air Force, Seva Vanitha Unit, celebrated the International
Women’s Day, at the Bishop’s College Auditorium, on March 11. First
Lady, Shiranthi Rajapaksa was the Chief Guest. Chairperson, Seva vanitha
Unit, Defence Ministry, Anoma Rajapaksa was the Guest of Honour.
Chairperson, Seva Vanitha Unit, Sri Lanka Air Force, Nelun Goonetileke
addressing the gathering said, “Investment in Women and Children will
build a nation.” She emphasised on the need of every woman for love,
care, happiness, appreciation, respect and security irrespective of
social divisions like cast, creed, language, culture and occupation into
which women fall.
The latest production
by the experimental ‘Mind Adventures’ theatre company
Following the critical success of their most recent
production ‘Chatroom’, the company presents this play as the first in a
series of Youth Theatre productions which will be staged throughout the
Written by British playwright Geoffrey Case, ‘Samurai’ is directed by
Tracy Holsinger. Set in ancient Japan, the story revolves around a
golden samurai sword with magical powers that is brought to
poverty-stricken Utagowa city, by a young man called Yuki. The sword
grants anything the citizens wish for, and soon they have everything
they could ever desire and they become so lazy that eventually they are
unable to even think for themselves. However, Yuki returns after a
year’s absence to remind the citizens that they have to return the sword
to the Golden Samurai Warriors as promised earlier. The citizens are
thrown into a panic and conspire to keep the sword in the city. The plot
follows Yuki and the Empress of Utagowa as they battle against all odds
to return the sword, and how they eventually pay for their honesty and
courage with their lives. But the sword has one final surprise in store
for the citizens.
When from March 27 to 30 and from April 3 to 6
Where British Council Garden
Time 8 p.m.
Admission Tickets will be available at the gate. For advance
reservations call 0772828877. Only 150 seats per night
A tribute to a loving mother
It has been four years since my mother passed away.
Dear Amma, all the happiness we shared seems have gone away and I miss
you very much. Thinking about all those years I spent with you, I am
reminded about how much you sacrificed for our family and me. At times I
have worried you with all my burdens and difficulties and now I am all
alone with no one to turn to when I need help and guidance. As months
turn into years, I begin to realise your value more and more.
Not only as a mother, but also as a dutiful wife, you were a pillar of
strength to Thatha and supported him in all his endeavors. You were also
a loving daughter to your own parents. I can remember as if it was
yesterday, when grandfather died how you left all your work and took a
taxi and went to their house in Kadawatha. You worked hard and got a
burial spot at the General Cemetery, Kanatha. Also when grandmother was
unable to enter our house because she could not climb the steps at the
entrance, you got a ramp constructed so she could easily access our
house. Every Sunday you found time to visit them and spend time with my
grandparents. After my grandfather passed away, and my grandmother was
living alone, you took all the necessary provisions and asked Thatha to
take you to deliver them, even if it was busy weekday.
As a grandmother, you did so much for your grandson from the day he was
born until the time he went to University, and helped me in every way
you could in bringing him up. Amma, not only did you love your own
family, but also you showed great love for little children, and you were
a good aunt to your nieces and nephews. You also thought about the less
fortunate, and took a great interest in the Prithipura home for
differently abled children, and were in charge of the annual Flag Day
fund collection activities in the Kollupitiya area.
May God grant you eternal peace.
Your ever-sorrowing daughter
Mary- a birthday remembrance
March I do remember
Bringing happy memories yet they linger
Holding hands, kissing lips so tender
What a blessing it was to be together
We did meet with your mind and mine
At a party simple and fine
What fun we had with song and laughter
How sweetly I do remember
You are no more now, leaving me alone
Gone to heaven, where you really deserve to be
You now sing and dance with angels
Where there is no hatred but only love
How tired I feel in this wretched world
Where murders, rapes and all that’s worse
Now I wait for that eternal home
To be with you, kiss and tightly hold
Bo saplings from Srimahabodhi donated to India
Supreme Maha Nayake of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Chapter, Rt. Rev. Dr.
Agramahapanditha Dauldena Gnanissara Maha Nayake Thera recently, handed
over two Bo saplings from Jayasrimahabodhi, to Deputy High Commissioner
for India in Sri Lanka, A. Manickam, to be planted in Trichy and
Thirunelvely where two new Buddhist temples will be constructed, under
the initiative of MP Dr. Jayalath Jayawardana.
Holy Prophet Muhammed (OWBP)
Birthday Celebrations 2008/1429 A.H.
Organised by the Galle Muslim Cultural Association (Inc)
Venue: Galle Fort Meera Mosque
Date: Until March 19
Time: 8:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
March 16 Moulavi Hassen Fareed Islam is the solution
for all problems
March 17 Moulavi As-Seyed Al-Hafis Sakarath and Qiyamah
Fazmy, Moulana (Mursi)
March 18 Moulavi M. S. M. Fazil Visiting Holy Prophet’s grave
Al-Ashrafi Arabic College-Beruwela
March 19 Moulavi M. S. M. Yehiya Fasi Kaththam Fathiha in the
(Azhary) vision of Shariah
All Island Mukaddam-Shazuli
Hadis Majlis will be broadcasted daily from until March 19, from 8:30
p.m. to 10 p.m. by Galle F.M. Radio through 96.1.
Lankapuvath Web launch
Chief Guest and the Guest of Honor for the occasion were Minister
of Education Susil Premajayantha and Enterprise Development and
Investment Promotion Minister, Dr. Sarath Amunugame Pix by Ravindra
Mahinda Club AGM on March 16
The Annual General Meeting of Mahinda Club, an old boys’ organisation
of Mahinda College, Galle will be held on Sunday, March 16, at OPA
Auditorium, Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha, Colombo 7, starting at 9:30
Office bearers for the next year will be elected on this day.
Joint Secretaries of the Club invite all their members to participate.
Until March 31
Rencontre Avec Les Mots, an exhibition of posters, at the Alliance
Until March 23
An exhibition of paintings by Olivia Bonnal Sansoni, at the Barefoot
gallery, Galle Road, Colombo 3.
March 14 – 17
Art Link 2008, video exhibition, at the German Cultural Centre, 39,
Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7, from 10 a.m. to 6p.m.
March 15 & 16
Sinhabahu by Dharmajith Punargeewa (in English), at the Lionel Wendt
Theatre, at 7 p.m.
The Intelligence Which Brings Order And Peace organised by the
Krishnamurti Centre, Sri Lanka, at the Public Library, Colombo 7, at 10:
Holi Milan, a programme to mark the Holi Festival by Moksha
Samarasooriya and her students, at the Indian Cultural Centre, at 6 p.m.