S. Thomas’ College Teachers Felicitation Ceremony

December 4
40 teachers from the Davidson, Selvaratnam and Anandanayagam Era (DSA- Era) of S. Thomas’ College will be felicitated on December 4, at the Sasakawa Hall, Galle Road, Colombo 3, at 6:30 p.m. Parking facilities are available at the Prep School.
N.B.Arputharaj, Lona Mendis, U.P.Kalupahana and Russel Batholameuz, Arisen Ahubudu, C. Coperahewa, G.K. Mandawala and W.G.Sugathadasa will be specially felicitated.
Please make your magnanimous contribution to Teachers Felicitation Programme S.T.C.(DAS Era)/ Account Number 8557926/ Bank of Ceylon, Metropolitan Branch, York Street, Colombo 1. Bank swift code -BCEYLKLX

Teachers list 2008

1. N.B. Arputharaj, 10, St Sylvester Rd , Mt Lavinia.Tel ;2717560
2. M.L. Fernando, 174, Allan Ave , Dehiwala. tel;2726081
3. U.P.Kalupahana, 36/3, De Saram Rd , Mt.Lavinia. Tel;2732689
4. Ila Mendis,Sunshine Home for Elders, Moratuwa. tel;2649912
5. Doreen Warasakoon,533/4,Nanayakkara Rd,Akuregoda,Battaramulla.Tel;2784359
6. Lona Mendis,16,St.Pieter’s Rd,Korawawella,Moratuwa.Tel;0773323541
7. R.Samual, 127/3A, Hotel Rd ,Mt.Lavinia. Tel;5517696
8. Nalini Jayasuriya,11, Beach Rd ,Mt.Lavinia. Tel;2717846
9. Prof. Vini Vitharana,67/1,Samudrasanna Rd,Mt.Lavinia.Tel;2716652
10. M.S.Brodie,44, Fussels Lane ,Wellawatte.Tel;0779969957
11. G.L.Arulanandan,371/5,Mount Breez Apt, Templers Rd ,Mt.Lavinia. Tel;2729582
12. Arisen Ahubudu,140/40,Templers Rd,Mt.Lavinia.Tel;2724092
13. C.Coperahewa,53,Gramodaya Mw,Madiwela South,Kotte. Tel;2778862
14. G.K.Mandawala,38,St.Mary’s Rd,Mt.Lavinia. Tel:2727136
15. W.G.Sugathadasa,238, Kalutara Rd ,Wevita,Bandaragama. Tel;0382291315
16. Siri Edirisinha,”Sirini”,Shantha Mw,Arewwala,Pannipitiya. Tel;2850258
17. J.M.V.L.Peiris,14, Piriwena Rd ,Mt.Lavinia.Tel;2738175
18. J.Waidyasiri,172/16,Polhengoda Rd, Colombo 5.Tel;2810128
19. E.P.Abeysekera, 19,Ranjana Ettampitiya,Bandarawela Tel;0555719783
20. J.Karunaratne,Kituldeniya Estate,Handessa.Tel;0812316821
21. Daniel Edirisinha,11/5, Delgahawatte Rd ,Ratmalana.Tel;2713252
22. Asoka Weerasinghe,4, Sylvan Lane ,Panadura.Tel;0382232825
23. Ananda Weerasekera,1123/3,Mihidupura, Dammodaya Rd ,Battaramulla.Tel;2864648
24. Lal De Mel,490/1B, Havelock Rd , Colombo 6.Tel;2587393
25. Dorathy Sri Murugan,212/3A, Galle Rd ,Mt.Lavinia Tel;2723047
26. Shuja Cassim,182, Manthimulla Lane ,Attidiya,Dehiwala.Tel;2730812
27. G.R.L.Bartholomeusz,AX/16/G Manning Town , Colombo 8.Tel.2683597
28. Rani Perera,6/1, Mendis Place ,Dehiwela.Tel;2715673
29. N.K.Jayakuru,44/6,Templers Rd,Mt.Lavinia.Tel;2731024
30. Dr.Frank Jayasingha,1,Easter Place, Colombo 5.Tel;2580542
31. Victor Walatara,24/17A,Gemunu Mw,Attidiya,Dehiwala.Tel;2717957
32. H.K.Caldera,45, Prathibimbarama Rd ,Kalubowila. Tel;2765084
33. Chithra Jayawardena,11,Kesbewa Rd,Boralesgamuwa.Tel;2516870
34. M.B.Warasakoon,533/4,Nanayakkara Rd,Akuregoda,Battaramulla.Tel;2784359
35. Nimal Jayawardena,11,Kesbewa Rd,Boralesgamuwa.Tel;2516870
36. V.S.T.Kanagaraja,7,1st Chapel Lane ,Wellawatte.Tel;5664970
37. H.M.Witanachchi,77/3,Angulana Station Rd ,Laxapathiya,Moratuwa.Tel;2611464
38. V.Visvendraraj,4/B Inrajothi Rd,Ratmalana.Tel;2736351
39. S.Kodikara,57/16,Kanatha Rd,Mirihana,Nugegoda.Tel 0776132089
40. Rev. Baldwine Daniel, Tel.2699499 & 0662287160.

For more information contact the organising committee members: S.V.D .Kesarralal Gunasekera Tel.0773436936, 4, De Saram Rd, Mt.Lavinia; Air Vice Marshal G. Y. De Silva Tel.0722440838, 6A,1st Lane,Ratanapitiya,Boralesgamuwa; Ananda Welikala Tel.0772755030; Suresh Solomon Tel.0773936363; Brindley De Zilwa Tel.0772774495; Shantha Weerakoon Tel.0777858710; Capt. D. S. Amarasuriya Tel.0772842067; Sriyan Jayasekera Tel.0775775107/ 0112825248, 37/20,Chapel Lane, Nugegoda


SJC – Education Exhibition

The Education Exhibition 2008 which was organized by St. Joseph’s Colombo 10 was held recently. The aim of this exhibition was to grant the students an opportunity to come out with their inborn talents and creativity.
The outstanding feature of this exhibition was that different subject areas were allocated to classes from Grade One to Grade Thirteen.
The Chief Guest for the occasion on the first day Rt. Rev. Dr. Oswald Gomis the Archbishop of Colombo is seen examining the exhibits. He is accompanied by Rev. Fr. Sylvester Ranasinghe the Rector, and Rev. Fr. Sudath Gunatillake, the Vice Rector of St. Joseph’s College.


SACKOBA Ball 2008


The Annual dinner dance of the Colombo branch of the Old Boys’ Association of St. Anthony’s College Kandy (SACKOBA BALL 2008) was held on the October 4, at the Colombo Hilton.


The Trojan Women

December 4 and 5 Sinhala version of the Greek Play Trojan - Kanthavo (The Trojan Women) will be staged at the British International School Auditorium, Colombo 8 at 7 p.m.


Janasuwaya Development Foundation

MP for Hambantota District and Chairman, Janasuwaya Development Foundation inaugurating a school building built at a cost of Rs.600,000 at Siyambalagaswila Junior School, Hambantota Division of Hambantota District through the support of the Janasuwaya Foundation.


France renews its cooperation agreement with SLRC

The National Television SLRC and the French Governmental Organisation, Canal France International (CFI) have renewed their Partnership Agreement on the audio-visual field.
Since February 2000, CFI offered to SLRC, many sorts of French and European television programmes: news, entertainment, education, and sport, etc.

After the positive evaluation of the partnership between CFI and SLRC, CFI, “supplier of programs” for SLRC, has proposed to widen the agreement to a mission of “cooperation”. Within the context of the cultural and economic cooperation between France and Sri Lanka, CFI and SLRC have worked together on a project in order to develop the SLRC and to strengthen the professional skills of its employees by organising training courses, training workshops, and professional seminars in Sri Lanka.

In this framework, Mr. Frédéric Durand Drouhin, a French expert from CFI will conduct a 14 days training on TV reportage open to journalists, reporters, producers and editors.

8 employees of SLRC and 5 from the French-Sri Lankan cultural TV magazine “Bonsoir” have been selected to follow the workshop.


Minister Ranawaka elected President of Vienna Convention

Environment and Natural Resources Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has been elected the President of the Conference of Parties to Vienna Convention at its Eighth Convention held in Doha, Qatar.

The Vice Presidency of the conference went to Canada.
Doha was the venue of twin meetings of world Environment Ministers the – 20th Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol and Eighth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention held from November 16-20.

Environment Minister of Hungary Robert Toth was elected the President of the Parties of the Montreal Protocol.
The 1985 Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer is aimed mobilising nations to take appropriate measures to protect human health and the environment against adverse effects of air pollution.

The parties to the protocol are expected to co-operate by means of systematic observations, research and information exchange to better understand and assess the effects on human health and the environment from modification of the ozone layer.

They are also expected to adopt appropriate legislative or administrative measures and co-operate in harmonising appropriate policies to control, limit, reduce or prevent human activities under their jurisdiction to minimise adverse effects resulting from modification of the ozone layer.


L. G. Singers on Christmas

On Friday, December 5, at 7 p.m., the L. G. Singers will begin their Christmas season with an evening of carols at Bethel of the Seventh day Adventists Alfred House Gardens, Kollupitiya. They will be presenting 20 Carols during the programme. You are cordially invited to attend and rejoice as we celebrate this season of God’s grace and peace and goodwill towards men.


Suwasetha Lottery

B. G. Ananda, the winner of 205 Suwasetha Lottery receiving the prize money of 2.5 5670.50 million from Director, National Lotteries Board, P. D. Pushpa Kumara



December 2 and 3
L’esquive by Abdellatif Kechiche (117 minutes, 2002) in French with English subtitles, at the Alliance Française de Colombo, 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7, at 3:00 and 6:30 p.m.


Krimo schemes his way into acting in a play in order to get closer to Lydia, the divaesque lead actress, whom he loves. This is not your typical high-school comedy, however, but a reality-based romance set in the housing complexes that ring Paris. The inhabitants are mostly disadvantaged North Africans and the play is an 18th-century comedy whose language is as far from French slang as Shakespeare is from rap.

December 4

The Silent Body – A documentary by Emmanuel Vantillard (6 minutes, 2005) at the Alliance Française Auditorium, 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7 at 6 p.m.
Somewhere In Between by Pierre Coulibeuf (70 minutes, 2004) at the Alliance Française Auditorium, 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7 at 6 p.m.

December 2

A Christmas Story (1983, 94 minutes) at the American Center, 44, Galle Road, Colombo 3 at 6 p.m.


This delightfully funny holiday gem tells the story of Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) a 1940’s nine-year-old who pulls out all the stops to obtain the ultimate Christmas present. Nine years after the Yuletide slasher flick Black Christmas, Porky’s director Bob Clark once again took on the holiday genre, switching from gasps to laughs with A Christmas Story. Adapted from a memoir by humorist Jean Shepherd, the film centers on Ralphie Parker, a young boy living in 1940s Indiana, desperately yearning for a Red Rider BB gun for Christmas. Despite protests from his mother that he’ll shoot his eye out, Ralphie persists, unsuccessfully trying to enlist the assistance of both his teacher and Santa Claus. All the while, Ralphie finds himself dealing with the constant taunts of a pair of bullies and trying to not get in the middle of a feud between his mother and father regarding a sexy lamp.

December 3 and 6

The Life Of Leonardo Da Vinci – III by Renato Castellani, (1971, 270 minutes, Italy, Documentary, Colour, English), at the Vibhavi Academy, 38, New Jayaweeers Mawatha, Athul Kotte at 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.


EU Film Festival November 30
Dennis P, Netherlands (90 minutes, 2007), [Adults only], at the BMICH, at 10:30.
Les Chansons D’amour, Love Songs, France (100 minutes, 2007), [Adults only], at the BMICH, at 3:30 p.m.
Brick Lane, UK (102 minutes, 2007), [Adults only] at the BMICH, at 6:30 p.m.

December 1

Alles Auf Zucker, Go For Zucker, Germany (95 minutes, 2004), Adults only, at the BMICH, at 10:30 a.m.
And When Did You Last See Your Father? UK, (92 minutes, 2007) Adults only, at the BMICH, at 3:30 p.m.
War Photographer, Switzerland (96 minutes, 2001) at the BMICH, at 6:30 p.m.

December 2

Les Chansona D’amour, Love Songs, France (100 minutes, 2007), Adults only, at the BMICH, at 10:30 a.m.
Dennis P, Netherlands (90 minutes, 2007) Adults only, at the BMICH, at 3:30 p.m.
Leef!, Live, Netherlands (108 minutes, 2005) Adults only, at the BMICH, at 6:30 p.m.

December 3
War Photographer, Switzerland (96 minutes, 2001), at the BMICH, at 10:30 a.m.
Leef! Live, Netherlands (108 minutes, 2005) Adults only, at the BMICH, at 3:30 p.m.
Kitchen Stories, Norway (95 minutes, 2003) at the BMICH, at 6:30 p.m.

December 4
Brick Lane, UK (102 minutes, 2007) Adults only, at the BMICH, at 10:30 a.m.
Gegen Die Wand, Head-on, Germany (121 minutes, 2004) Adults only, at the BMICH, at 6:30 p.m.

December 5

Meurtrieres, Murderers, France (97 minutes, 2006) Most suitable for adults, at the BMICH, at 10:30 a.m.
Kitchen Stories, Norway (95 minutes, 2003) at the BMICh, at 3:30 p.m.
Masjavlar, Dalecarlians, Sweden (98 minutes, 2004) at the MBICH, at 6:30 p.m.

December 6

Gegen Die Wand, Head On, Germany (121 minutes, 2004) Adults only, at the BMICH, at 10:30 a.m.
Masjavlar, Dalecarlians, Sweden (98 minutes, 2004), at the BMICH, at 3:30 p.m.


Exhibition of Paintings by Noeline Fernando

The Sapumal Foundation,
32/4, Barnes Place,Colombo 07.
The Exhibition will remain open from
November 30 to December 3, 2008.
Gallery hours
10.00 a.m.- 6.30 p.m.
All Are Welcome!