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Events


Sajith with Japanese dignitaries at the gala dinner during Clinton Global forum

Sajith Premadasa, MP for Hambantota District and Chairman, Janasuwaya Development Foundation with the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Japan and the present Member of the House of Councilors, Yoriko Kawaguchi and the former Defense Minister of Japan and present Member of the House of Representatives, Yuriko Koike at a Heads of Government gala dinner held at the Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong, during the Clinton Global Forum

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Oriflame launches Eclat Sport

Oriflame – natural Swedish cosmetics, Sri Lanka launched their newest men’s fragrance -Eclat Sport to the Sri Lankan market recently.

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Zahira holds Media Day

Zahira College Colombo held its Media Day at the Abdul Gaffoor Hall recently.

ITN Director Hashim Omar receiving the first copy of the Souvenir from the Media Society President, Zahira College Principal T.K. Azoor. Vice Principal Ananda Ponnemperuma and Sirasa TV Programme Director Kingsly Rathnayaka looks on

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Ladies’ College DVS launches Diploma in Specific Learning Disabilities

Ladies’ College Department of Vocational Studies launched an online Diploma in Specific Learning Disabilities, a special teacher training course recently. The programme is sponsored by the Asian Development Bank (ADS) as a part of its Asian Distance Learning Modernisation Project under the Ministry of Higher Education.

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Sri Lanka Association for International Understanding Office Bearers. 2008/2009

(Affiliated to Chinese Association for International Understanding) (Southern Province Branch)
Clergy Patrons: Ven. Omare Kassapa Thero and Ven. Karagoda Uyangoda Jinaratane Thero
Founder/Patron: S. D. Bandananaike Esq, Ex-MP 1952/1989, (Doyan of Chineese affairs in Sri Lanka)
Deputy patron: Hon. Chamal Rajapaksa Esq, M.P.
Vice Partons:
1. Dr. Subhas Dias Bandaranayake Esq, Ph.D. (Peking University)
2. Hon. Pandukabaya C. Bandaranayake Esq, M.P.
3. Hon. D.E.W. Gunasekara Esq, M.P.
4. Hon. Chandrasiri. Gajadeera Esq, M.P
5. Dr. Nath A. Amarakoon Esq, Ph.D. (U.K.)
6. Sagala Ratnayake Esq MSc (Harward University)
7. Hon. Mahinda Wijesekara Esq, M.P:
President: Sarath Wijesinghe Esq (LLM. U.K.) (Attorney at Law)
Deputy President: E. A. Samarasinghe Esq (Attorney at Law)
Vice Presidents:
1. Dr. Sanjaya Sedera Senerath Esq (MBBS.) USSR
2. V. K. Indika Dharmasena Esq
3. Capt. Suriya Wijeratne Esq
4. Sunil. Sedara Esq LLB (SL) Attorney at Law
5. Lieut/Col. Mahinda. Suriya Arachchi (B.A. Economics)
6. Gamini Jayasekara Esq
7. Upul Shantha Esq
8. Anura Gunaratne Esq
9. Amarasena Kodiruwakku Esq
10. Dr. Chintaka S. Rangoda
11. Nanda Rajapaksha Esq
12. S. Devasuffdara Esq
General Secretary: Capt. L.B. Lanka Jayaratne
Asst Secretary: P.W. Gunawardane Esq (Attorney at Law)
Treasurer: Mrs. Iranganie Seneviratne Jayaratne
Asst Tresurer: Mahinda Ediriweera Esq
General Committee:
1. Capt. G.A.A. Chandrasiri Esq
2. Ajit Samarasinghe Esq (Attorney at Law)
3. G. Karunadasa Esq
4. Chief Petty Officer L. Premadasa
5. Chandana Gunasekara Esq
6. Anura S. Dissanayake Esq
7. P. Devasurendra Esq
8. Ravi Karunanayake Esq
9. Nizam Busherdeen Esq
10 Nimal Attapathu Esq
11. Nihal Jayaratne
12. Anura Gunasekara Esq
13. Ranjit Yasaratne Esq
14. Anura Edirisuriya Esq
15. P. Ranaweera Esq
Capt L. B. Lanka Jayaratne
(Director/Secretary General)
17, Sujatha Uyane, Ellewella Road, Hittatiya, Matara.
Tel: 077-1810357

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Sri Lanka-Republic of Korea Association Office Bearers 2008/9

Patron: H. E. Choi Ki Chul (Ambassador for the Republic of Korea)
Vice Patrons: Deshaandu Karu Jayasuriya, Kaunasena Kodituwakku, Alfred Edirisinghe, Muni Kundanmal President: Ranjit Weerasena
Immediate Past President: Dr. D. W. Weerasuriya Vice Presidents: Senevi de Silva, Prof Daya Edirisinghe, Clarence Welikala, Mrs Savithri Ratnayake
Hony Secretary: Hilal Abdulla
Hony Asst Secretary: M Faiz Ismail
Hony Treasurer: Asoka Weerasekera
Committee Members: Bede Selvanayagam, Bernard Wijetunge, B. G. Jirasinghe, Padmini Pilapitiya, Uditha Palihakkara, Robert Perera, Sumana Liyanage, Edward Ahangama

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Christmas Concert

December 14
Christmas Concert by the Symphony Orchestra of Sri Lanka conducted by Manilal Weerakoon with Rohan de Lanerolle, at the BMICH, at 7 p.m.

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Guru Pooja

December 19 & 20
Guru Pooja, celebrating Upekha’s 50 years of a traditional dance form, at the British School in Colombo, at 7:30 p.m.

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Matara District Ex-servicemen’s Association (Affiliated to SLESA)
Office Bearers /2008-2009

Clergy. Patron: Ven. Karagoda / Uyangoda, Jinaratane Thero, Ven.Omare Kassapa Thero
Patron: His Excellency President of Sri Lanka
Deputy Patron: Hon. Prime Minister of Sri Lanka
Vice Patrons: Secretary/Ministry of Defense
Commander of Sri Lanka Army
Commander of Sri Lanka Navy
Commander of Sri Lanka Air Force
President of SLESA
President: Lieut/Col. Mahinda. Suriya Arachchi Esq. B.A. (Economics). SL /3BN / GW
Vice Presidents:
1. Major C. A. Dahanayake 2/GW
2. Major Indrajit Perera Esq 3/GR
3. Capt E.W. (QM) Ranawake 3/GW
4. R. Yasaratne Esq SLAF
5. Chief Petty Officer L. Premadasa Esq SLN
General Secretary: Capt L.B. Lanka Jayaratne 3/SLASR
Asst Secretary: Lieut (QM) P. Premaratne 3/GW
Tresurer: Major Wasantha Yapa Esp. I/SLAPC
Asst Tresurer: Figt/Sgt U.A. Gunasekara SLAF
General Committee:
1. Flgt/Sgt S. H. P. P. Suwadaratne SLAF
2. Petty Officer A. W. L. Liyanage SLN
3. W/O S. H. Kandambi 3/GW
4. Flt/Sgt. Fred Kumarapperuma SLAF
5. R. H. H. N. Sanjeewa SLAF
6. Petty officer V.P. Shantha SLN
7. W/O H. W. Munidasa 3/GW
8. WO/J.P. Munasinghe SLA Engineers
9. Sgt. M. M. A. D. Indika SLAVR
10. WO/I K. G. Mahindapala SLAGSC and 16 Welfare Officers are appointed to represent 16/DS
Divisions of Matara District for welfare of Ex-servicemen and Ex-¬service women
Capt L.B. Lanka Jayaratne General Secretary
Matara District Ex-Servicemen’s Association
17, Sujatha Uyane, Ellewella Road, Hittatiya, Matara.

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Freedom from Poverty Alleviation Campaign of Matara District
(Affiliated to FFPACSL) Office Bearers for 2008/2009

Clergy Patron: Ven. Karagoda Uyangoda Jinaratane Thero and Ven.Omare Kassapa Thero
Patron: Dr. Nath Amarakoon / Ph.D. (UK)
Vice Patrons:
1. Gamini Jayasekara Esq
2. E. A. Samarasinghe Esq (Attorney at Law),
3. S. K. Chandrasoma Esq
4. Matara District Secretary
Lieut/Col. Mahinda Suriya Arachchi Esq B.A. (Economics). SL Chairman/Director
Deputy Chairman / Director: Dr, Sanjaya Sedara Senerath Esq MBBS (USSR)
Director/Secretary General: Capt. L.B. Lanka Jayaratne
Director /Asst Secretary: P. W. Gunawardane Esq (Attorney at Law) Director/Legal: Ajit Samarasinghe Esq. LLB. (SL) (Attorney at Law) Director/Finance: Ms. A.V.T. Jayatilake
Director/Media & Marketing: Capt Tilak Senanayake
Director/IT: Heshan Suriya Arachchi
Co-ordinating Secretary: G. Karunadasa Esq
Manager/Public Relations: MS.T.S. Harindi
General Committee/Representatives from 16/DS Divisions of Matara District.
l. Matara 9. Deniyaya/Kotapola
2. Devinuwara 10. Pittabeddara
3. Dickwella 11. Akuressa
4. Thihagoda 12. Athuraliya
5. Kaburupitiya 13. Kirinda/Puhulwella
6. Mulatiyane 14. Malimboda
7. Pasgoda 15. Welipitiya
8. Hakmane 16. Weligama
Capt L.B. Lanka Jayaratne,
Director/Secretary General.
Freedom from Poverty Alleviation Campaign of Matara District
(Affiliated to FFPACSL)
17, Sujatha Uyane, Ellewella Road, Hittatiya, Matara.

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Sri Lanka-Thailand Society Office-bearers for 2008 / 2009

Patron : His Excellency Thinakorn Kanasuta, Ambassador of Thailand
Vice Patron : Mr. Prasittidesh Vichitsorasatra, Minister Counsellor, Royal Thai Embassy
President : Nirmalie Gunatilleke
Vice Presidents : Senevi de Silva, Kumara Semage, Kirthi Senanayake
Secretary : Upali S. Jayasekera
Asst. Secretary : Sumana Liyanage
Treasurer : Nihal Mallikaaratchi
Asst. Treasurer : Prof. Daya Edirisinghe
Committee members : Uditha Palihakkara, Chitral Jayawardena, Captain Gamini Nanayakkara, F. D. Balasuriya, Nibal Abeygunawardena, V. K. J. Ramanayake, J. D. A.Wijewardena, Chula de Silva, K. Jayakumar, G. M. A. de Silva, Tilak Fernando.
Member Auditor : Kosala Wickremanayake.

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 Public lectures

December 14
The Relationship of Freedom to Self-interest organised by the Krishnamurti Centre at the Anula Nursery School, 310, High Level Road, Colombo 6, at 9:45 a.m.

December 21
Creation Is Never-Ending, organised by the Krishnamurti Centre at the Public Library, Colombo 7, at 10:30 a.m.

 Films  

December 16 & 17
Quand Tu Descendras Du Ciel by Eric Guirado (95 minutes, 2001) in French with English subtitles at the Alliance Française de Colombo, 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7, at 3:00 and 6:30 p.m.

December 18
Le Manuscrit Disparu – a documentary by Gérard Caillat (52 minutes, 2004) in French with English subtitles at the Alliance Française Auditorium, 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7, at 6 p.m.

December 16
Miracle on 34th Street (1947, 96 minutes) at the American Center, 44, Galle Road, Colombo 3, at 6 p.m.

 Carols

December 16
Break Forth, presented by the St Benedict’s College Choir, Primary Choir, Western Band and the Drama Club of with a guest performance by the past choristers of St. Benedict’s College, at the St. Lucia’s Cathedral Kotahena, at 6:45 p.m.
All are welcome!

 Recitals

December 17
Bharatha Natyam Recital by Director, Shriram Shrishti School of Performing Arts, Suriyakala Chandrika Jeevananthan, at the Indian Cultural Centre, 133, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 4, at 6 p.m.

December 19
Violine recital by Dilanga Rathnayake, MA in Music, BHU, India, at the Indian Cultural Centre, 133, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 4, at 6 p.m.