Maurice de Vlaminck and the Fauvism at
The Annual Art Week of Alliance Française de Kandy will
be held from October 24 to November 3 commemorating 50th death
anniversary of the French artist Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958).
An exhibition will display large reproductions of his main works
belonging to the Fauvism’s period.
The opening ceremony will be held on October 24 at 6:30 p.m. under the
patronage of Ambassador for France in Sri Lanka and Maldives, Michel
An art workshop will be held for a selected group of students on
Saturday October 25 and Sunday, October 26. The students’ works will be
on display on October 29.
Renaissance 11 with
The ‘SAINTS’, an all male choral ensemble which include
in their line up five Old Bens, will present their 2nd public
performance “Renaissance 11” on Sunday 26th October 2008 at the British
School Auditorium at 7 p.m.
The five Old Bens in the line up are the famous duo Denzil & Bosco (Denzil
Perera & Bosco Fonseka), Nalake Fernando, Placidus Gomez and Gladwin
Ramanaden, all former members of the Choro Benedicte.
The evening programme of delightful choral music will feature
inspirational and popular songs of the 60’s & 70’s, Perennial favourites,
Sinhala classics and even a Calypso session. The group who perform most
of their songs in four part harmony, are trained by the very talented
Old Joe, Suren Abeysekera and inspired by Choral Director Bosco Fonseka
and are accompanied by former Bridgeteen Ruwanthi Yatagama on piano and
Old Ben Peter Prins’s son Old Pete Cristo Prins on drums.
Also billed into the evening’s entertainment will be a guest performance
by the Past Bridgeteen Choir and the much loved duo of S Denzil & Bosco
with their smooth harmony reminiscent of the famous Everly Brothers.
Tickets priced at Rs 750/ are available at Mabroc Trades, Lanka Hands
Building. Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 4, Citibank Building, Security
Office and also with Old Bens, Denzil, Bosco, Nalake, Gladwyn & Placi.
Buy your tickets early and avoid disappointment.
French travel agents hold Congress in
Provence (Syndicate National des Agences de Voyage), the counterpart
French organisation to SLAITO (Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour
Operators) held its annual Congress in Sri Lanka with 100 travel agents
attending, from October 13 to 16.
The convention’s theme this year was ‘Sustainable Tourism’ and the
discussion was based on the role of tourism distribution and how to
integrate it with mainstream operations.
100 SNAV members arrived in Sri Lanka on September 13 on the invitation
of Chairman, SLAITO, Chandra Wickramasinghe.
Touch of Music -
The National Cancer Institute of Maharagama has
approximately 850 patients, yet only 600 beds. Patients without a bed
are called “floor patients” and that’s exactly where they receive their
treatment and care …on the floor!
Approximately 25% of patients at Maharagama are “outpatients” who cannot
afford to live in outside accommodation, nor travel long distances to
and from their rural homes. Therefore these outpatients have no option
but to stay at the hospital.
The CCC foundation in Australia and Sri Lanka have taken on the project
to build the CCC house, a 140 bed transit home for children and adults
at the NCI Maharagama. With approval from the Director of the NCI and
the Hon. Minister of Health, state land has been allocated for the CCC
house inside the NCI hospital premises.
The United Nations Youth Association of St. Joseph’s College, a very
prestigious youth club within the district, has felt the need to support
this cause and therefore has volunteered to organise Touch of Music’08,
an awareness cum charity choir concert for the benefit of many innocent
children, their families and society as a whole.
This concert will involve performances from:-
• St. Joseph’s College Choir
• St. Benedict’s College Choir
• Bishop’s College Choir
• Good Shepherd Convent Choir
• Mary Anne Singers
and a number of guest performers
The above concert organised by UNYA of St Joseph’s College Colombo is
scheduled for the 24th of October 2008, at the St. Joseph’s College
Auditorium from 6.00pm onwards.
School of English Kohuwela Concert
and Prize Giving
The Principal of the School of English, Kohuwela,
Indranee Mayadunne has announced, that the annual Concert and the Prize
Distribution of the School of English, Kohuwela will be held on Sunday
the 19th of October 2.00 p.m. at the John de Silva Hall Colombo 7.
The chief guest will be S.B.Atugoda, formerly of the Sri Lanka
Free E- The Muslim
Child No. 4
The digital version of “The Muslim Child” - Issue No.4
is available for downloading / viewing @ www.slmuslims.com. The Muslim
Child, a quarterly publication of The Al Iman Schools, Empowering
Excellence in Education, Early Learning Centre is a must read for
parents, caregivers, educators and children. The co-editors of the above
magazine are Azim Abdul Majeed and Ms. Rukshana Hassen Azim, Specialist,
Early Childhood Education. For further details, call + 94716 111 999 or
How Is Freedom To Be Understood And Lived, organised by the Krishnamurti
Centre, Sri Lanka, at the Anula Nursery School, High Level Road, Colombo
6, at 9:45 a.m.
October 19 - 26
An exhibition visual arts by Antonella Regi, at the Barefoot Gallery,
Galle Road, Colombo 3.
October 28 – November 2
Kumamoto Artpolis, an exhibition of Japanese architecture organised by
the Japanese Embassy and the Vibhavi Academy, at the Art Gallery,
Colombo 7, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
October 23 to 26
Wild Life, an exhibition of photography by Senarath Gunasena, at the
Alliance Française Auditorium.
Sinhabahu, at the Elephantine Theatre, Colombo 7, at 3:30/6:30 p.m.
Great Utopia, (Annual Short Drama Festival) at the Borella Mini Theater,
at 6 p.m.
October 19 – 26
Sound Of Music directed by Jerome de Silva, at the Lionel Wendt Theatre,
Colombo 7, at 7 p.m.
October 21 & 22
A Tout De Suite by Benoit Jacquot (2003, 95 minutes) at the Alliance
Française Auditorium, 11 Barnes Place, Colombo 7, at 6:30 p.m.
Aimee And Jaguar by Max Faberbock (1999, 125 minutes) at the German
Cultural Centre, at 5:30 p.m.
The Grapes Of Wrath (1940, 129 minutes) by John Ford, at the American
Centre, 44, Galle Road, Colombo 3, at 6 p.m.
Music And Lyrics (2007) at the Russian Centre, Colombo 7at 5 p.m.
Organised by the Embassy of Italy in Colombo in
collaboration with the embassy of Switzerland on the occasion of the
Week of the Italian Language in the World, at the Russian Centre, 10,
Independence Avenue, Colombo
La Leggenda Del Pianista Sull’oceano - The Legend Of 1990, at 6:30 p.m.
Oltre Il Confine – Beyond The Border, at 6:30 p.m.
Uomo D’acqua Dolce – A Man From Sweet Water, at 6: 30 p.m.
All films are in Italian with English subtitles
For more information: Telephone 2588388
Lanka’s first comics and cartoons
Sri Lanka’s first comics and cartoons website was
launched recently by the Chairman of ANCL (Lake House), Bandula
Padmakumara. A concept of a professional graphics designer, Lalith
Bandara Samarakone, this website was created by Malinthe Samarakoon.
Malinthe, was a student of Kingswood College, Kandy. You can get the
latest comics, cartoons, news, information about professional and novice
artists and many articles related to the comics industry by
Kin Wild 2008
Exhibition of wildlife paintings and sketches
Kin Wild 2008, presented by the Young Zoologists’
Association (YZA) has been supported by the British Council for the past
15 years. This year’s exhibition will showcase over 100 exhibits by 20
young members who have completed a training course on wildlife art
conducted by the YZA.
The exhibition will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from October 22 to 25
at the British Council, Colombo and admission will be open to all free
Xi – A Sing-Along
Ever since Y’s Men International – Sri Lanka Region, a
social service club that works in partnership with the YMCA pioneered
the ‘Sing-along’ concept some eleven years ago, most other associations
or volunteer organisations have followed suit as a means to fund raising
for their various activities
‘Musical Memories’ was meticulously conceptualised by a group of
dedicated and knowledgeable Y’s Men at that time and some of them are
yet even as of today involved in the organising and the continuous
infusion of new ideas and this remains a major factor for achieving even
greater success. From ‘Sam the Man’ to the ‘X-periments’ and from the
‘Cosmic Rays’ to the dance bands ‘Pearl’, the Sing-along has been
conducted to add spice and variety.
This year, the Y’s Men’s movement of Sri Lanka will step up this
programme even further. Scheduled for the October 25, at the B.M.I.C.H.,
it has been flavoured with a ‘Halloween’ theme with a lot of fun,
entertainment and prizes built into it. The dance band ‘Pearl’ has been
tasked again to provide the quality music and a great evening is
guaranteed by the organisers. The proceeds will aid the various charity
programmes organised by Y’s Men – Sri Lanka Region.
Spiritual luminary endorses Sri
World renowned spiritual teacher Dr. Michael Bernard
Beckwith has endorsed best selling Sri Lankan author Dr. Priyanga de
Zoysa’s book Mokvana - The Effortless Mind Awakening System. Dr.
Beckwith is the founder of the Agape International Spiritual Centre, Los
Angeles, California, USA, and author of Spiritual Liberation-Fulfilling
Your Soul’s Highest Potential. He is one of the prominently featured
teachers in the best selling documentary The Secret and an occasional
guest on Larry King Live, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Dr. Beckwith has
sent the following quote. “Dr. Priyanga’s generosity of spirit is fully
expressed through the transmission of his Heart Minding practice that
supports its practitioners in skillfully working with the challenges of
twenty-first century living. He has left out nothing-all of the
fundamental life structures of spirit, mind, heart, and body are
integrated in a holistic way that breaks through all forms of limitation
and empowers us from centre of the inner Self. Mokvana offers its
readers the precious assurance that we live in a friendly Universe, one
that cherishes each and everyone of us and has provided all that we need
to live a meaningful and magnificent life.”
Dr. Michael Beckwith’s life is a living testament to building spiritual
community. In the 1970’s he began an inward journey into the teachings
of East and West, and today teaches universal truth principles found in
the New Thought-Ancient Wisdom tradition of spirituality. Gifted with a
vision of a trans-denominational spiritual community, in 1986 he founded
the Agape International Spiritual Centre upon his faith in that original
In a personal letter to him Coretta Scott King wrote, “I greatly admire
what you are doing to bring about the Beloved Community, which is
certainly what my dear husband worked for and ultimately gave his life.”
Recently described in “What Is Enlightenment?” magazine as a
“non-aligned trans-religious progressive,” Dr. Beckwith shares his
powerful conviction of creating the Beloved Community through his
participation on international panels with other peacemakers and
spiritual leaders including His Holiness the Dalai Lama. He is
co-founder of the Association for Global Thought, an organisation
dedicated to planetary healing and transformation.
Dr. Beckwith is the originator of the Life Visioning Process, which he
teaches throughout the country along with meditation, scientific prayer,
and the spiritual benefits of selfless service. He facilitates retreats,
workshops and seminars. His books include: “Inspirations of the Heart”,
“Forty Day Mind Fast Soul Feast”, and “A Manifesto of Peace”.
Dr. Beckwith’s achievement as a humanitarian and emissary of peace have
been widely acclaimed. In 2003, his activities were enumerated when he
was written into the Congressional Record of the 107th Congress. He is
the recipient of numerous humanitarian awards, some of which include:
The 2004 Africa Peace Award, Thomas Kilgore Prophetic Witness Award,
Howard Thurman Stained Glass Window Award by Morehouse College and the
Humanitarian Award of the National Conference for Compassion and Justice
Mahinda Family Day
Mahinda Family Day organized by Mahinda Club, an old boys’ organization
of Mahinda College, Galle will be held at Aqua Pearl Lake Resort,
All Mahindians are invited.