Creative workshop for kids
August 27 and 28

An opportunity for kids to take part in story telling, art and craft, drama, songs, word games, quizzes, creative writing and to meet new friends…organised by Phantomz Global.

Age groups Timeduration

4 – 8 years           9 a.m. to12:30 p.m.
9 – 12 years         2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

For registration call Vichalya on 2768700 or 57494997/57


Best of Dushyanth live in concert

A tribute to the King of Pop on his birthday

By Tirani Algiriya
Dancing star and the famous singer Dushyanth Weeraman will be launching his premiere album ‘Karaliya’ on August 29, at the St. Joseph’s College Auditorium, at 6:30 p.m. onwards.
Dushyanth will be using this opportunity to pay tribute to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson on his birthday.
He will be performing 29 songs on August 29 and his dancing partner Hashini and their dancing troupe D/Star Regiment has choreographed the concert.
As a tribute to King of Pop, 16 songs and 13 of his own creations are to be performed at the concert.
Tickets are available at Salaka, Senkada, Sarasavi Book Shop, Cool Planet, Vibration, Odel, Janet Salons, Lover and Salon 7th Avenue.


E Waa Le

Exhibition of West African art and objects of day-to-day life

Until September 7, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

E Waa Le, organised by the Alliance Française de Kandy, will display paintings, statues, masks, traditional seats and musical instruments of Burkina Faso, Chad, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone.

The opening of E Waa Le will take place on Friday, August 28, at 6 p.m. with African cocktails. The Chief-Guest will be Mrs. T. M. Modder, a Yoruba from the West Nigeria.


Prayer room for break-fast diners at the Galadari Hotel

Galadari Hotel, offers a private prayer room for all our Muslim clientele during this month of fasting.
A grand dinner buffet with a variety of Salads, Soups, Main Dishes and Desserts will be spread out at the Sheherezade Arabic Restaurant to break-fast from August 20 to September 21. The buffet will include speciality Arabic main dishes and sweets. Some of the favourites such as Canji, Faluda, Arabic Sweets, Basboosa, Lassi, Buriyani, Magluba Rice, Kebabs, Shawarma and many more delicious items will be available at the dinner buffet.

The Café 64, Pastry Shop will also offer varieties of items from Chicken Pies, Gothamba Roti, Vegetable Samosa, Spring Rolls, Fish Patties, Fish Cutlet, Pasthol, Sahan Biriyani and many sweet treats which will be available. Takeaway orders accepted.
Special break-fast buffet banquets could be arranged at your request.


Book Launch

Mrs Noorul Ameena Cader presenting the first copy of her book on her father “Mohamed Abdullah Akbar “ to Minister of Cultural Affairs & National Heritage, Mahinda Yapa Abeywardane, at a Book Launch Celebration on August 12, 2009, in the presence of the Minister of Constitutional Affairs, D.E.W. Gunasekera, Minister of Petroleum & Petroleum Resources, A.H.M. Fowzie, High Commissioner for Malaysia in Sri Lanka, HE Rosli Ismail, the Charge d Affiares for the Russian Federation in Sri Lanka, Honorary Consul for the Republic of Hungary and Chairman of R Group of Companies, Rohan Nanayakkara, Presidential Advisor A.H.M. Azwer, Deputy Editor ‘Sunday Times’, Ameen Issadeen and a large gathering of distinguished guests of friends and representatives of the Akbar Family


Orchid Circle of Ceylon 75th Anniversary Exhibition

Orchids galore

The Orchid Circle of Ceylon is proud to announce its 75th anniversary with a grand exhibition of orchids at the Viharamahadevi Park from August 28-30, 2009. The exhibition will include a variety of orchids in their many shapes and colours lovingly grown by its members, and presented in landscaped groups, which are a joy to behold. These rare and exotic blooms have been carefully tended by the members over the years, and are true marvels of the horticultural world.

The Orchid Circle had its origins in 1934, when these beauties of nature were the prized possessions of a privileged few who could afford them. They are now within the reach of one and all, either as a hobby or as a commercial venture.
The members of the Orchid Circle have been at pains to keep alive the interest in orchids by importing them from other countries and propagating and hybriding them locally. They have also contributed to the conservation of our local orchids found in the wilds of Sinharaja, Horton plains and many other parts of the country. Not only have laws and safeguards for their protection been promulgated by the initiatives taken by the Orchid Circle, action has been taken by our members to cultivate and replant these jewels of nature in their natural habitat.

The Orchid Circle takes this opportunity to invite all orchid lovers to view their treasures at the show. They will also be able to increase their knowledge by attending lectures and purchasing books and magazines related to orchid growing at the show. The show also includes a variety of other flowering and foliage plants. Come, see and buy the plants of your choice, as well as all your garden needs at this show of shows.



PATA has just announced that the 2009 PATA Gold Award in the Corporate Environment Programme category has been awarded to Jetwing Hotels, for its Jetwing Eternal Earth Project, based in Jetwing Hunas Falls, Kandy. This year, there was a total of 236 entries from 120 organisations vying for the 24 Gold Awards in the various categories; it is no surprise perhaps that Jetwing was the only winner from Sri Lanka this year


GSK felicitates long-serving employees

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the leading pharmaceuticals and vaccines marketing company in Sri Lanka recently honoured 28 members of the company’s staff for long and dedicated service.


22nd Annual Sessions of the OPA

The Organisation of Professional Associations (OPA) is the apex body of 43 member associations with a membership of more than 50,000 professionals. All major professions such as Medicine, Law, Engineering, Architecture, Economics, Accountancy, Dentistry, Surveying, Agriculture, Computer Science, Banking and Management are represented in the OPA.
22nd annual sessions of the Organisation of Professional Associations (OPA) will be held on October 9 and 10, 2009 at the Galle Face Hotel, Jubilee Hall/Palm Lounge on the theme ‘Challenges of the aftermath of the cessation of terrorist hostilities’.
The Sessions will be inaugurated on Friday October 9, 2009 at 4.30 p.m. by the chief guest Dr Sarath Amunugama, Minister of Public Administration and Home Affairs and Deputy Minister of Finance. Ajith Nivard Cabraal, Governor of the Central Bank, Sri Lanka will be the guest of honour, and Dr Richard Vokes, Country Director of the Asian Development Bank will deliver the keynote Addres.

The technical sessions will be held on Saturday, October 10, 2009 from 8.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
There will be 4 sessions under the sub-themes:
(1) Rehabilitation and Reconstruction: Infrastructure Development,
(2) Sectoral Development,
(3) Mobilisation of Resources and New/Niche Markets, and
(4) Social Engineering.
The proceedings of the annual sessions will be published and made available for the members as well as the public. The recommendations coming out of the deliberations will be highlighted and submitted to the Government.
The events are organised by the Annual Sessions Committee headed by Prof. A. D. V. de S Indraratna - President Elect, OPA.


Hong Kong International Tea Trade

CEO, Tea Board, Kenya, Sisili Kariyoki with Minister of Plantation Industries D.M. Jayaratne at the Hong Kong International Tea Trade Exhibition and Fair held from August 13 to 15 at Hong Kong Exhibition and Conference Centre



August 23
Subha Saha Yasa at the Elphinstone Theatre, at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
August 24
Hunu Wataye Kathawa at the Elphinstone Theatre, at 6:30 p.m.
August 25
Allapu Gedara at the Elphinstone Theatre, at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
August 25 – 27
An exhibition of art by H. Karunathilake at the Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo 7.
August 26
Sun Alley Leander Hausmann at the German Cultural Centre, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7, at 5:30 p.m.
August 27
Lecture by Professor Jagath Weerasinghe at the German Cultural Centre, at 5:30 p.m.
August 27
Sihina Horu Aran at the Elphinstone Theatre, at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
August 28
Kuweni, at the Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo 7, at 7:30 p.m.
August 29
Bara Avi at the Elphinstone Theatre, at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
August 30
Uppalavanna at the Elphinstone Theatre, at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
August 30
Sihina Rangahala by Dhananjaya Karunarathne at Lionel Wendt at 7:30p.m.

Public lecture

August 23
‘Fear and the Network of Escapes’ organised by the Krishnamurti Centre, Sri Lanka, at the Anula Nursery School, 310, High Level Road, Colombo 6, at 9:45 p.m.


August 25 and 26
Je Vais Bien Ne T’en Fais Pas by Philippe Lioret (2006, 100 minutes) at the Alliance Francis Auditorium, 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7 at 3/6:30 p.m.

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