Arikindra Deepengal by China Fort Faiza Kaiz, at the YMMA
Auditorium, Dematagoda, Colombo 9, under the Chairmanship of ITN
Director and Founder of Purawalar Puththaka Poonga Purawalar Hashim
Omar, at 4:30 p.m. Al Hidaya Maha Vidyalaya former Principal N.U.M.A.
Cader will preside.
Pioneer of acupuncture in Sri Lanka
(L-R) Emeritus Prof. Dr. Carlo Fonseka, Chairman, Sir
Anton Jayasuriya, Commemoration Committee, T. Don Augustine J.P., John
Amaretunga (MP), (partly covered), Chairman, World Congress Medicina
Alternativa, Prof. Dr. Githanjana Mendis, Chief Trustee, Dr. John
Jayasuriya and Guest of Honour, Dr. Saeki Yoshihiro, of Missaki, Japan,
at the Prof. Sir Anton Jayasuriya Memorial Hospital Hall at I.B.C. Road,
Wellawatte, on June 20, commemorating Late Prof. Jayasuriya’s 78th
birthday. A life-size portrait of late Professor Anton is in the
Exhibition: Politics & Art – Art &
Venue: Goethe Hall, German Cultural Centre
Date and time: August 12 – 22
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 1
This exhibition intends to show a process of decision making and
selection of art within a political setting. The Art Advisory Board of
the Bundestag, the German Parliament, invited German and international
artists to propose works of art to embellish the German Parliament
buildings. Berliner photographer Jens Liebchen accomplished this process
with the intention of publishing a book. Some of the photographs chosen
for this exhibition represent portraits of the artists in conjunction
with their works, intending to capture the individuality of every
artist’s personality, while revealing the (in)tense relationship between
the artist’s work and the representative architecture (Parliament)
belonging to the political sphere. The exhibition presents 40
photographs, some black and white, some in colour.
Beauty Queens in Kandy for the first
Miss India for Miss Universe 2008, Simran Kaur Mundi,
Reigning Miss Singapore for Miss World 2007, Roshni Soin, Miss Sri Lanka
for Miss World 2007, Mariyah Colombage graced the Installation Ceremony
of the 68th President and the First Lady President Gowri Rajan of the
Rotary Club of Kandy, at the Earl’s Regency Hotel, Kandy
Tourism Minister Milinda Moragoda with Indian Prime
Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh during his visit to Sri Lanka for the 15th
Sri Lanka Telecom launches SLT
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has launched yet another dynamic
product, SLT Megaline, on August 5. This is the first time that the SLT
is offering its wireline connections in a variety of packages that would
grant people the freedom to choose what services they want, especially,
broadband, Internet and voice value added services, as well as making
wireline connectivity more affordable to the public.
Lions Club donation for Dambulla
A long felt need of Dambulla Hospital, wheelchairs and
water filters were donated by Dambulla Lions Club recently.
On a request made by Dambulla Lions Club President 2007/2008, E.M.
Jayatissa, the items were donated by President 306C 1 2008/2009
Deshabandu Lion Dinesh Hettiarachchi to Dambulla Hospital Consultant
Physician Dr. Kapila de Alwis.
Dr. G. Seneviratne, Lions Wijebandara and C.S. Siriwardene also took
part in the event.
The Muslim Child
We are on a journey, our ultimate goal is Allah’s
pleasure, our aim is to build and nurture the next generation of
Muslims. The Muslim Child is Sri Lanka’s first magazine, especially
dedicated to promote the proper upbringing of the Muslim Child. It is a
publication by Al Iman Schools. Launched on July 5, this publication is
for parents, caregivers, educators and children: A family magazine to
enlighten and uplift your spirits, knowledge and beliefs.
Justice S.I. Imam, Judge of the Court of Appeal, graced the launching
ceremony as the chief guest, along with Mubarak, CEO of NOLIMIT, and
many other dignitaries.
The Muslim Child began as a digital publication in May 2008 and received
much enthusiasm from Sri Lankans all over the world. The Muslim Child is
now available in print and we hope to publish it four times a year,
The Muslim Child covers a range of subjects in the areas of family,
parent-child relationships, child psychology, modern teaching tools and
developments in the field of education, practical guidance in nurturing
Muslim children, Islamic morals and supplications, a range of reader
offers and competitions. Laid out in a very professional and artistic
manner, this magazine attracts the reader by the diversity in contents
and colour, a must read for all families. The joint Editors, Rukshana
Hassen Azim and Azim abdul Majeed, invite the reader to join them in
their journey to learn, teach and educate through these precious years!
For further details mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
or call on +94 716 111 999.9
Sri Lankan Ambassador to the United States, Jaliya
Wickramasuriya attending a special religious service in the Greater
Washington Area recently
Colombo District UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake, Opposition
Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Robert Blake
with US Assistant Secretary of State for Central and South Asian
Affairs, Richard Boucher during a meeting on August 3
An Evening of Piano Music
An Evening of Piano Music with Deepani will be held at
the Auditorium of the British School at 7 p.m. on Friday, August 15. The
Canadian pianist Deepani de Alwis will be the star attraction, this
being the first time she is giving a recital in Sri Lanka. Her usual
excuse was that her visits to Sri Lanka were her holidays during which
she wanted to relax, not work. This time, however, she had been talked
into giving a recital in Sri Lanka in support of the charity “Educate a
Child”. For the benefit of those who are more inclined to vocal rather
than keyboard music, two of our most talented singers, Baritone Rohan de
Lanerolle and Tenor Srimanthaka Senanayake will make an appearance as
guest artistes at this concert.
Shane, (1953, 118 minutes), at the American Centre, 44, Galle Road,
Colombo 3, at 6 p.m.
August 12 and 13
Le Dernier Métro by François Truffaut (1981, 130 minutes) at the
Alliance Française, 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7, at 6:30 p.m.
Documentary Faits Divers by Raymond Depardon (1981, 90 minutes) at the
Alliance Française Auditorium, 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7, at 6 p.m.
Documentaires at Alliance Francaise
Following the workshop on documentary film making,
initiated during the film festival of French speaking countries, Bonjour
Cinéma, a series of ‘screening and discussion’ on the documentary art is
proposed at Alliance Française de Colombo.
Starting this month with the French ‘masters’ of documentaries, this
weekly rendez vous will be a platform of debates and exchanges, guided
by film makers and specialists of cinema in the country.
Tuesday, August 12, 6 p.m.
Les Maîtres fous (The Crazy Masters) Jean Rouch (1955 – 30 minutes)
Les statues meurent aussi (Even statues die) by Chris Maker, Alain
Renais (1953, 30 minutes)
Thursday, August 14, 6 p.m.
Faits Divers by Raymond Depardon (1981, 90 minutes)
AOD Design Week
Fashion Design Exhibition, at the Alliance Francaise, 11, Barnes
Place, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Interior Design Exhibition, at the British Council, 49, Alfred House
Gardens, Colombo 7, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Graphic Design Exhibition, at the Barefoot Gallery, 706, Galle Road,
Colombo 3, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Fashion portrayed in film
Fashion in Film and Fashionable Stars, a lecture by Dr.
Asoka de Zoysa, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya
was held on August 9, from 3 – 5 p.m. at Alliance Francaise, No 11,
Barnes Place, Colombo 07.
Fashion design has played a vital role in film making, as reflected in
the many awards that have been given to outstanding fashion designers.
This journey through 20th century fashions, life styles and music, sets
the changing fashions in perspective through a series of video clips
from acclaimed movies of the last century. Through these film extracts,
the social realities of various strata of society and subcultures are
manifest, although they are embedded in memorable music and alluring
Images of South Africa: A Literary
Images of South Africa: Aparthied and After –
Transformation and Transition in Contemporary Art, Film, and Literature,
a literary evening with Neelika Jayawardane (Assistant Professor of
English, Department of English and Creative Writing, State University of
New York, Oswego) organised by the International Centre for Ethnic
Studies (ICES), Colombo will be on Thursday, August 14, at 5:30 p.m. at
the ICES, 2, Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8.
Dr. M. Neelika Jayawardane teaches contemporary South African
literature, film and art; new memoirs and fiction centering on the
transnational and postcolonial experience; and courses in globalisation,
theory, and culture. Her primary education began at a Buddhist School
for Girls in Colombo; she went on to schools set up by the Zambia
Consolidated Cooper Mining Company in the Cooper Belt Province in
Zambia. She holds a doctorate in English, with a focus in Creative
Writing, from the University of Denver, Colorado; her Master of Arts and
Bachelor of Arts degrees are from Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa.
Her ongoing research at the Centre for African Studies at the University
of Cape Town focuses on the manner in which labouring bodies have been
historically documented, removed, and erased in order to fulfil colonial
desires – and how individuals have disconnected themselves from the
branding machinery of the nation state as a means of protesting the
categorisation of the ‘Othered’ body through the map of passports,
visas, and permits.