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.
4 – 8 years
9 a.m. to12:30 p.m.
9 – 12 years 2 p.m. to
For registration call Vichalya on 2768700 or
Best of Dushyanth live in concert
A tribute to the King of Pop on his birthday
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
JETWING’S JEEP Wins PATA Gold
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
GSK felicitates long-serving
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
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
Subha Saha Yasa at the Elphinstone Theatre, at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Hunu Wataye Kathawa at the Elphinstone Theatre, at 6:30 p.m.
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,
Sun Alley Leander Hausmann at the German Cultural Centre, Gregory’s
Road, Colombo 7, at 5:30 p.m.
Lecture by Professor Jagath Weerasinghe at the German Cultural Centre,
at 5:30 p.m.
Sihina Horu Aran at the Elphinstone Theatre, at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Kuweni, at the Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Bara Avi at the Elphinstone Theatre, at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Uppalavanna at the Elphinstone Theatre, at 3:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Sihina Rangahala by Dhananjaya Karunarathne at Lionel Wendt at 7:30p.m.
‘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
Back from a holiday in Spain, Lili, 19, finds that Loïc, her twin
brother, has left the house following a row with their father. Lili
desperately waits for a phone call from Loïc but her brother shows no
sign of life...