Kandy Alliance Photo 2008
Rhythm of colour and light
Kandy Alliance Photo is an annual exhibition of photography organised
for the past few years in November by the Alliance Francaise de Kandy.
This year’s event is scheduled to start at Alliance Francaise Art
Gallery, 642 Peradeniya Road, Kandy on November 14, 2008. The Exhibition
will remain open till November 21, 2008.
This year’s exhibition is a combined effort of two photographers from
Kandy - Mr. Palitha Handunge, Vice President and Mr. Susantha
Kandaddarage, Member of the Alliance Francaise de Kandy.
Both developed an interest in the art of photography from their school
days and started their career in school photographic clubs and later
engaged in local photographic club activities in Kandy. In the last few
years, they extended their service at the national level and served as
Executive Committee Members of the Institute of Sri Lankan
Photographers. Their previous works have been selected for many national
and international photographic exhibitions and competitions and won
Through this exhibition they present some of their new creations.
They pay attention to capture the colour, shapes and rhythm in and
around us and compose something new for our eyes.
Palitha Handunge is working as a senior staff audio visual production
officer attached to the Faculty of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya
and Susantha Kandaddarage is the Chairman of the Iris Digital Color
Laboratories Pvt Ltd. Both are engaged in teaching photography to the
school children and university students through their photographic clubs
The month of November in France, and especially in Paris, is dedicated
to the art of photography and Alliance Française de Kandy also
celebrates the same in their premises during the month of November every
year from 2002.
Commercial Credit Limited continues to help Kandy
General Hospital neuro wards 73 and 74
Kandy based Finance Company Commercial Credit Limited recently donated
05 Oxygen Wall Flow Meters to the Neuro Wards 73 and 74 of the General
Hospital, Kandy at a simple ceremony attended by the Company’s Chairman,
Directors, Staff and the Hospital Director, Doctors and nursing staff of
the two wards.
The Company Chairman Mrs. Vagdevi Fernando addressing the gathering on
the occasion thanked the Director Dr. Samarasinghe, Doctors and Nursing
Staff of wards 73 and 74 for having given Commercial Credit Limited the
opportunity to donate the Oxygen Wall Flow Meters which is an absolute
necessity for all patients in the Neuro Ward. At the moment, there are
only three Oxygen Wall Flow Meters and with the donation of five, the
total amount will be eight. Between the two wards, they could manage to
relive the patients of their breathing complications to a certain extent
and make life more comfortable. Mrs. Fernando said that they hope to
donate more Oxygen Wall Flow Meters in the coming years, and hope to
equip all beds someday. The greatest contribution that one could make to
another is to relieve people of pain and suffering. She said that the
medical and nursing professions were the noblest professions since they
were dealing with human lives. She further said, that Commercial Credit
Limited will continue to maintain these two wards in the coming years.
Speaking on the occasion, the Director Dr. Samarasinghe said that it was
a meritorious act to help the sick. He stated that these two wards were
completely re-furbished by Commercial Credit Limited in the year 2007.
He thanked the Chairman, Directors and staff of Commercial Credit
Limited for their donation of Oxygen Wall Flow Meters and for their
continuous help to maintain these two wards, thereby making life
pleasant for both the patients, the doctors and nursing staff.
Maduwgedara visits Trinco
T. B. Maduwegedara Ambassador of Sri Lanka in Germany visited
Trincomalee and met Governor Eastern Province Mohan Wijewickrama on
October 31, 2008 in Trincomalee. The Governor spoke of the development
activities in the Eastern Province. M. Mahroof, Additional
Secretary/Consular, T. Z. A. Samsudeen, Senior Director General/Middle
East and Africa and Rodney Perera, Director General/America’s Division
were also present at the occasion
Most Hardworking Steward of the Year 2008
RUSSEL’S New Building at No. 820/1 Maradana Road, Punchi Borella was
opened on October 25, along with their 20th Anniversary Awards Night
The Chief Guest for the opening of the new building was Mr. & Mrs.
Bernard Perera and the Chief Guest for the Awards Night was Mr. & Mrs.
New IT Centre for Bosath
new IT Centre for the children of Colombo South was declared open on the
20th of April at Rathanaarama Temple, Polhengoda. This project is funded
by Bosath Children’s Education Foundation. The administration and
management of this IT project is by the Children’s Upliftment Programme.
The project will provide an opportunity for the children of the area to
gain knowledge in the field of Information Technology free of charge
The classes for the 2nd batch were started on November 1, 2008. 21
children were selected for the 2nd batch and they were from different
schools in the area. Mr. Charith Kannangara – Lecturer IT Centre, made a
valuable speech highlighting the importance of this IT course to the
children and the parents.
Ms. N.T.A. Dissanayake – Director CUP, Mr. Madushanka Abeygunawardena –
Member CUP, Mr. Harsha Gomes – Member CUP, participated at the event.
Born to a musical family, namely the Tennysons, Billy
started his journey in music at a very early age. To the 3rd generation
before him, Billy’s father who was a veteran musician, Tennyson
Fernando, was one of the best known musical instrument manufacturers as
well as a performer and teacher of music.
He absorbed the music he grew up with and enhanced with his talent and
knowledge and achieved a very high standard of musical ability. His
musical talents were tried, tested and proven from the very young age of
Billy is currently involved with a Recording Studio as the sound
engineer and composer. While producing music albums at the studio, he is
also the producer of soundtracks for Radio and TV commercials.
Being the son of the well known Tennyson Fernando, he is a manufacturer
of musical instruments by nature. He is also the Proprietor of Tennyson
Guitars; as well as being a tutor of guitar and drums at Tennyson School
Encompassing all his knowledge and experience, Billy has completed his
1st solo album consisting of 10 Sinhalese songs. The songs are a
compilation of various musical styles and themes, varying from love to
Most of the lyrics have been written by Billy himself, while some of
them are his very own life experiences. The lyrics are based on the
hearts of young lovers. A song dedicated to a mothers love and a song
written hoping for peace in our country is also included in this album.
Breaking the norm of Hip-Hop and R&B, Billy is introducing music with
more intensity and emotion using the magical sounds of his guitar.
The album will be released with M-Entertainment and distributed island
wide in the form of audio CD’s and cassettes. Two song videos of the
album have been produced and are currently played on TV and radio.
People of Embilipitiya unite to
eradicate drugs and smoking menace
On International Day to Eradicate Drugs and Smoking, the
National Youth Services Council of Embilipitiya launched a special
programme at NYSC Centre at Embilipitiya recently.
A poster exhibition against Drugs and Smoking, a banner exhibition as a
mark of respect to Ven. Omalpe Sobhitha Thero for being present at the
Drugs and Smoking Eradication Act in Parliament and delivering lectures
on evil effects of Drugs and Smoking included in the special programme.
At this programme, Dr. Indumini Wattegama, Psychiatrist of Embilipitiya
hospital, David Bamunugama, member of Amadyapa Sabha, Embilipitiya and
Excise Dept. officers were billed to deliver special lectures.
Singithi Poth Gula opens at
opening of another Little Library (Singithi Poth Gula) at Rathana Arama
Temple, Polhengoda was held on November 1, 2008. N.T.A. Dissanayake –
Director CUP, Madushanka Abeygunawardena – Member CUP, Harsha Gomes –
Member CUP, were participants at the event. This event was organized by
the children of the Rathana Arama Sunday School. The Singithi Poth Gula
was named as “Rathana Singithi Poth Gula.” Rani Weerasooriya contributed
a book cupboard and a room. Read Sri Lanka donated valuable books to
make the event a success
Visit of Palestinian President to Sri Lanka
The Palestinian President, Mahamood Abbas, who visited Sri Lanka
recently met with the members of the Sri Lanka Palestine Solidarity
Committee. The picture shows Co-Secretary of the committee, Nanda
Kalutanthree presenting a souvenir to the Palestinian President.
Minister Athauda Seneviratne, the Co-President of the Lanka Palestinian
Solidarity Committee, Co-Secretary Hamid Karim, and Committee members
Amarasinghe Kudagalara, N.M Ameen, A.N Anjad and A. Badudeen are also
seen in the picture