A drama directed by Jake Oorloff, entitled A Bedtime Story, which
deals with the issue of child sex workers in Sri Lanka, will be staged
at the Namel Malini Punchi Theatre on June, 26 and 27. The cast includes
Mario Fernando, Ruhanie Perera, Ashini Fernando and Ruvin de Silva.The
drama is organised by the Interact Club of Royal College under the
project Fun-Duh-Mental. Proceeds will be donated to the Nisaladiya
Sevana Foundation, a rehabilitation centre for child sex workers
A short film screening/discussion and lecture on
“Labour Pain,” a screening of four short films by young filmmakers
will be held at the auditorium of the Centre for Society and Religion
(CSR) Media Unit, Maradana, at 3 p.m. on June 28. The lectures will be
conducted by Dr. Tissa Abeysekara, Rev. Fr. Ernest Poruthota and Rev.
Fr. Tissa Balasuriya. The films of the four amateurs are;
1. Me – (2006) – Indika Wickramaarachchi (12 minutes)
2. Homecoming – (2008) – Indrajith Mahawaduge (15 minutes)
3. She is Also Pregnant – (2007) – Thilina Alahakoon (20 minutes)
4. The Congigate – (2008) – Mohammed Ilhama Hosan (18 minutes)
The Annual Get-together of the Past Pupils’ Fellowship of Methodist
High School Moratumulla, Moratuwa (1936-1969 Student Group) will be held
on Sunday, June 22, 2008, from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. at the Sripalee
Reception Hall, Idama Moratuwa. All past pupils are cordially invited to
Finlays undertakes renovation of female ward no.5
at Ragama Rehabilitation Hospital
As part of their CSR plan and connected activities related to skill
development and empowerment of women, Finlays recently renovated and
also supplied medical equipment to Ward No. 5 of Ragama Rehabilitation
Hospital, for women. Finlays Chairman, Mr. Kumar Jayasuriya is seen
handingover the sponsorship to the Director of the Hospital, Dr.
Wijesuriya. A few inmates and staff members are also present at the
‘Is it possible to keep totally sensitive?’ at Anula Nursery School,
310, High Level Road, Colombo 6, at 9:45 a.m. organised by the
Krishnamurti Centre, Sri Lanka.
Requesting aid for flood victims
Youth Collective for Social Service seeks aid for thousands of flood
YCSS appeals for relief for thousands of people who were forced from
their homes because of flash floods in the south and west of the
At least 24 people have been killed in the floods triggered by
torrential rains and over a quarter of a million people have been
affected, many sheltered in schools and temples.
Thousands of people are still unable to return to their homes, and
initial estimates put the cost of reconstruction and rehabilitation to
be in millions. Thousands of school children have lost their books and
study materials and are in need of urgent assistance.
The YCSS will collect exercise books and other general stationery items
for school children affected from the flood. Additionally, appropriate
library books are also needed to refill the school libraries.
In the first phase of the project, YCSS plans to distribute 1000 books
and stationery sets to schoolchildren from an affected area in the
Kalutara District, which has been the most affected.
Donations to YCSS Flood Appeal can be made to:
A3 1/1, Manning Town, Elvitigala Mw, Colombo 8
Azzam Ameen 0773982699
Vidura Alahakoon 0715881902
Qadir Anas 0776125550
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
YCSS comprises of young people, students and professionals, who have
come together to make a difference to those who need it most.
President at Sithulpawwa
President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Sithulpawwa Purana Viharaya on
Poson Poya day and planted a Bo saplin at Vihara Maluwa
Strengthening Women – “Lakmava Diyaniyo”
The second national level workshop organised by “Lakmava Diyaniyo”
with the intention of strengthening and enhancing the awareness of Sri
Lankan women, socially, culturally and politically will be held today
from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm at the auditorium of the Divisional Secretariat
Presentations and demonstrations by renowned food technologist/chef Dr.
Publis Silva and renowned beauty culturist, Mr. Harris Wijesinghe, will
be a feature of the workshop. Indigenous food preparations and locally
manufactured products will also be displayed.
Entrance to the workshop is free of charge and sponsored by “Nature’s
Secrets” producers. Participants could receive beauty treatments during
the day. A bridal show will be an added attraction.
St John’s head on ‘Work Audit’
National Emergency Response Services Coordinator, William (Bill)
Alexander, recently arrived in Sri Lanka to visit the St. John’s
Ambulance Association to assess the work done by the Association. After
the discussions, he was hosted to dinner at Trans Asia Hotel. Director,
Dr. S. M. Samarage, presented a memento to Bill Alexander, in the
presence of Chairman, Rajah Sinnathuray, JP.
St. Anthony’s College Kandy OBA (Colombo Branch)
The annual general meeting of the Colombo branch of the Old Boys’
Association of St. Anthony’s College, Kandy was held on Sunday June 1,
2008 at the BMICH.
The Committee for year 2008/2009 is as follows
Patron - Rt. Rev Dr. Vianney Fernando(Bishop of Kandy)
Vice Patrons - Rev. Fr. Titus Rodrigo - Principal/President OBA -
Parent body (Ex - Officio) Tissa Bandaranaike, Gamini Karunaratne,
Justice Asoka De Silva
President - Priyantha Mendis
Immediate Past President - Shirley Wickremasinghe
Senior Vice President - Rohan Wijesinghe
Vice Presidents - Mark Francis, Akantha Pandithasekera, Angelo Leanage,
Priyantha Rose, Murshid Maharoof,
Hony Secretary - Wilhelm Brown
Asst Secretary - Shane Bayley
Hony Treasurer - Ruchira Athurupane
Asst Treasurer - Samantha De Silva
Committee - Jude Pillai, Dehan Hettiarachchi, K. Ragawan, Cedric White,
Ranjan Peiris, Ahintha Amerasinghe, Anul Mendis, Ranjith Peiris, Chitral
Amarasiri, Murali Prakash, Sarath Jayamanne, Neil Bogahalanda, Asanka
Ratnayake, Udaya Jayasundera, Bandula Ekanayake, Ranjith Samaranayake,
Chandika Jayawardena, Gayan Herath,
Editor - Spencer Dias
Media Coordinator - Lakmal Mudalige
Coordinatiing Secretary - Ranjith Samarasekera
Auditor - M/s Abeyratne & Co.
The monthly lecture of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri
Lanka, will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, June 23, at the Gamini
Dissanayake Auditorium of the Mahaweli Centre, No 96, Ananda
Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7.
The title of the lecture is “ From Kovils to Devales: Cola Temples in
Polonnaruva, Sri Lanka.” It will be presented by Ms. Sujatha Arundathi
Arangethram of Sandagomi Thalagala one of the well
known choreographer and dancer Miranda Hemalatha will be held on June
22nd at the B.M.I.C.H from 5.30 pm onwards.
German Cultural Centre presents
Prix Jeunesse International
Venue: Goethe Hall, German Cultural Centre, 39, Gregorys Road,
Date and time: June 23 and 24, 2008 at 5:30 p.m.
The Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka presents the ‘PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase 2008’
the best productions from a bi-annual festival of children and youth
television programmes. This festival is being held in Munich, Germany,
at the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation. Broadcast stations from all
continents are entering their best productions into the competition. The
awarded prizes are called Prix Jeunesse. Special prizes are being
sponsored by UNICEF and UNESCO. Each festival has a specific motto;
theme-based information units are being offered during the festival
The ‘PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase,’ a compilation of the best programmes of
the festival, is a hands-on training tool for producers, educators,
researchers, parents and children’s audiences.
“D.S. Swanasara 2008”
D. S. Swanasara 2008, a classic music concert organized by the Old
boys Association (OBA) and year one Parents 2008 of D. S. Senanayake
College Colombo will be held on June 24th at 7.00 pm at the B.M.I.C.H.
Sunil Edirisinghe, T. M. Jayarathne and Ishak Beg with SLBC Orchestra
will perform at this event.
The proceeds or this event will be used to develop the Computer
Laboratory in school primary section.
Colombo Vogue Lifestyles Weekend ran to packed
Star packed, three night event, The Colombo Vogue Lifestyles Weekend
was held at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo recently
Contemporary Indian menu
Until June 30
A contemporary Indian menu is now available at the Spoons Restaurant
prepared by Hilton’s Master Chef, Pawan Singh, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Cuban cocktails will be held at the Lobby bar, Galadari Hotel, Colombo
from 7 p.m. to midnight on June 30.