June Brides

These are bridal creations from the renowned beautician, hairstylist cum bridal designer Ramzi Rahaman for the month of June 2009.
The sarees are in chiffons, georgettes, silks, lame and lace with lots of embroidery and have been draped in different styles with unique blouses to complement such style to look complete with a specially created hairdo to give that exquisite look


Wesley OBU elects officials

Lasantha Fernando was elected the President of the Wesley College Old Boys Union while R. Chandima J. de Silva was elected as his Secretary at the Annual General Meeting which was held at the College Hall recently.
The rest of the officials and the Executive Committee, which comprised of prominent past top sportsmen of the school, were also elected for the ensuing year 2009/2010. The newly appointed Principal Dr. Shanthi Mclleland who is also a distinguished old boy of Wesley and a top sportsman who took over from the Patron, M.A.P. Fernando in May this year.

Office Bearers

Vice Patrons: Rev. S.L. Fernando (Vice Principal), Dunstan Fernando (Past Principal), Dr. Lou Adihetty (Past Principal), P.B. Herath, M.H.Mohamed, Jehan Cassim, Rajah Sinnathuray, Edmund Dissanayake, Shelton Peiris, Mervyn Peiris, R.T. Wijetillake.

President: Lasantha Fernando
Vice Presidents: Farman Cassim, Shevan Buckman, Thimoth Sela, Shahul Mohamed, Dharshana Liyanage, Deepthi Perera, Wilhelm Vandort, Ranjith Cooray, P. Gajendran, Parakrama Wijemanne, Sudath Kannangara, Shimal Thaha, Roshan Dassanayake, Ranjith Senanayake, B.M.N. Juranpathy, Maithree Vithanage, Kadir Ishak, Riza Azoor, Dilshan Hossen, Laksanda Gunawardena
Secretary: R. Chandima J. de Silva.
Assistant Secretary: Waseer Hashim
Treasurer: Fowzil Nawaz
Assistant Treasurer: Aswan Bangsajayah
General Committee: Saleem Aleem, Shabbir Raheem, N.M. Muzammil, Azmi Mohideen, W. Kasthuriarachchi, Kasun de Silva, R. Sivagnanam, Oliver Rajadurai, R. Thirukumara, J.T.E. Wijesuriya, S. Subananda, Reza Aniff, Sam Saundravel, Aruna Wijesekera, B.T. Balan, Firdhouse Ghouse, Imthisam Mohideen, Iresh Siriwardena, Asif Ansar and Sajitha de Mel.


Janasuwaya joins hands with Peace Winds to help IDPs

MP for Hambantota District and Chairman, Janasuwaya Development Foundation, Sajith Pemadasa, joined up with a renowned Japanese Non-Governmental Organisation, Peace Winds in order to explore the implementation of relief projects for Internally Displaced People of the Northern Province of Sri Lanka.


Heritance Ahungalla Dressage 2009

Heritance Hotels and Resorts together with the Premadasa Riding School will be hosting the Heritance Ahungalla Dressage Competition on the Ahungalla Beach, on June 27.
Over the years competitive horse training, which ranges from amateur to Olympic levels, has gathered greater momentum in terms of excitement and following in Sri Lanka.
There will be 20 participants competing on thoroughbred horses for the trophies on offer. The events will be conducted at an international level adhering to Olympic rules and regulations and trophies will be awarded at the end of the event.


Student stars at SLIM Star Night 09

SLIM Star Night 2009 held on May15 at SLIM home, had lots of fun filling activities to entertain the young marketing students. The Karaoke competition, which drew the attention of guests, provided an opportunity to young marketers to showcase their singing talents. “We are sure with the type of singers we have, we will be able to produce future Super Stars among the marketers,” an organiser of the event said. A DJ and a Calypso Band too provided entertainment this evening. Incidentally, this is the First project of SLIM Student Council 2009.


British HC supports alcohol awareness campaign

On June 16, students from the Interact Club of St Bridget’s Convent, Colombo 7 visited the British High Commission as part of their campaign to discourage underage drinking and driving under the influence of alcohol. The High Commissioner, Dr. Peter Hayes, and other High Commission staff bought T-shirts with slogans including ‘Be Smart. Don’t Start’ promoting alcohol awareness from the students. The funds raised from T-shirt sales will be donated to an alcohol rehabilitation centre and promote the Interact Club’s campaign messages.
A British High Commission spokesperson said: “The students from St Bridget’s Interact Club have put together an impression campaign to tackle some of the social problems associated with alcohol misuse. Many of our staff bought campaign T-shirts and were delighted to support such a worthwhile initiative.”


Soba 2009

Soba 2009, an exhibition organised by the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources was opened on
June 4



June 23 and 24
La Petite Jerusalem by Karin Albou (2004, 100 minutes) at 6.30 pm
Two sisters - Tunisian Jews living in a suburb of Paris - navigate tradition and desire. Laura, 19, a serious student of philosophy, tries to live a life of thought, elevating herself above passion and traditional religion. She finds herself attracted to a Moslem man with whom she works.


Sri Lanka Malay food festival at Galadari

Satay, Puttu and Babath Curry, Daging Cuka, Nasi Kebuli, Nasi Goreng, Kaliya Cari, Serikaya, Dosi, Dodol - you name it and the list goes on! Yes, it’s that time of the year again as the Galadari Hotel in association with the Sri Lanka Malay Confederation (Konfederast Rakyat Melayu Sri Lanka) introduces you to glorious ethnic dishes that are guaranteed to get your appetite going at the Sri Lanka Malay Food Festival 2009.

Sri Lanka Malay Food Festival will showcase delicacies and dishes from the local Malay communities. Authentic traditional Malay food will be prepared by the Malay housewives and with the assistance of the chefs of the Galadari Hotel.
Sri Lankan Malay Food Festival will be on June 26 and 27 at the Galadari Hotel, Coffee Shop commencing from 7 p.m. onwards.

Stealing the limelight of all the food will be the food appreciation of the famous Nasi Ambeng, an authentic Javanese cuisine, while you are munching on the tenderly roasted Satay and sipping on sweet drink!
To add to all the treats, a Malay cultural troupe will be performing to the music of the Malay songs sung by the Malay youth.
An attractive offer of a 10% discount will be offered to all Malay Association Members for their support given to the Galadari Hotel.
Enjoy the culture, fun and authentic Sri Lankan Malay cuisine.


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