Royal College Over 70
Group on November 22
|All Old-Royalists provided they have reached the age of
three score and ten, are eligible for membership of the Over
70 Group and then are qualified to partake in the Fellowship
Lunch accompanied by their spouses.
This Lunch attracts the vintage group of Old Royalists and
their spouses who are indeed, senior citizens of our
Those of you who are eligible but not yet
members may contact the President, L.S.Dissanayake
(2714424), or the Secretary, K.Manickavasagar (250-3249) for
enrolment and further details.
All Fellowship Lunches held bi-anually are very well
attended – number about 80 each time, the attraction being
the delight and enjoyment derived from the get-together, and
reminiscing past memories and recollect moments of
yesteryear. Now in its 15th year, a get-together of this
character and magnitude may well be the only one of its kind
in Sri Lanka.
So come on, join in and avail yourself of this glorious
opportunity to meet and greet your had been teen-age
associates and friends, now graciously ageing.
Ageing and sickness are inevitable in our span of life, but
what matters most is how you face the inevitable in a meek
and mild state.
Understand life and see the reality of existence
positively. Enjoy the last lap of life with those you have
spent the best part of your life.
Since 1994 the fellowship lunches have been held firstly
annually and later by popular request, bi-annually.
Venue: Dutch Burgher Union Hall
|Haywin turns 15
leading company in the photographic field,
Haywin Group (Pvt) Ltd, offered an
alms-giving followed by a Pirith ceremony at
the premises on October 3 to mark their 15th
Employees who completed 15-year service were
honoured by Long Service Awards by the
directors of the company on this day
Cora Abraham Art Classes 1949-2009
|December 4 to 6
Colourful Expressions, an exhibition of
paintings will be held commemorating the
60th anniversary of the Cora Abraham Art
The Cora Abraham Art Classes was established
in 1949 as the Melbourne Art Classes (on
Melbourne Avenue, Colombo 4) by a pioneer
teacher of Education through art, the late
Cora Abraham together with art teacher Sita
Kulasekera. They were soon joined by Richard
Gabriel (a founder member of the 43 Group).
Time: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Venue: Cora Abraham Art Classes,
183/5, High Level Road, Colombo 6
|Phase 1 training
Participants with the officers of the Phase
1 Training Course organised by the Colombo
District Training Division of Sri Lanka
Scout Association from October 17 to 18, at
Nalanda College, Colombo 10
baby girl from Higurapanagala, Battebedde,
Kotapola is suffering from an abnormal
growth in her head and needs quick medical
attention to save her life. Since it is a
difficult task for their parents to raise
the money quickly, your generous donations
are sought to rectify her pathetic condition
Your worthy contributions we implore
you, could be made to account number 1014
5012 2840 at Sampath Bank, Deniyaya branch
in favour of T. M. Sirika.
|Rotary kidney project
|In an effort to save the lives of many
ailing kidney patients, the Rotary Club of
Colombo West has pledged to help the fund of
the Renal Care and Renal Research Centre in
This noble act will be done with the
participation of other Rotary clubs, local
and international service organisations, the
business community and concerned members of
Once the required funds are
raised, the Centre will have wards, dialysis
units, operating theatres, out-patient
clinics, radiology and scanning units,
pharmacy, laboratory, etc., offering free
treatment including dialysis and kidney
transplant surgery to around 200 in-house
patients from the North Central Province and
Currently there are over 2000 patients
receiving treatment at the makeshift clinics
daily. Around 800 are critically ill and
require urgent treatment.
Many deaths have caused due to chronic
kidney diseases and end stage renal failure.
In the North Central Province, which has a
population of 1.2 million, 20% of patients
are classified as “end-stage patients”, most
of them die due to lack of medical care.
The Rotary Club of Colombo West kindly
requests generous public to assist them in
this urgent humanitarian project. They could
send their donation in favour of: Rotary
Club of Colombo West, National Kidney
Foundation Project - A/c No: 008100012358,
c/o Nations Trust Bank Ltd, 242, Union
Place, Colombo 2.
The National Kidney Foundation is an
Approved Charity Gazetted No. 1554 of
|M. A. A. Weerakkody
A. A. Weerakkody of Ambamalla
Bulathkohupitiya is the father of five
children and needs an immediate surgery for
an acute heart condition. The surgery to be
carried out at the Nawaloka Hospitals will
cost around Rs. 700,000/- according to the
doctors there. Without a steady income, he
is unable to face the situation on his own
and requires the help of those willing to
assist him to go through this surgery.
You can make your contributions to – A/C No.
252-2070326270 People’s Bank. Tel.
|Foreign Ministers meet
a lunch hosted in honour of Minister of
Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation,
Sergey V. Lavrov by the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, Rohitha Bogollagama at Hilton
36, Quai des Orfèvres/Department 36, V/O
French/English subtitles, at the Alliance
Française, 642 Peradeniya Road, Kandy, Tel.
2224432, at 3:30 p.m.
36 Quai des Orfèvres (Department 36) is a
2004 French film directed by Olivier Marchal
and starring Daniel Auteuil and Gérard
36 Quai des Orfèvres is the address of the
French equivalent of Scotland Yard. The film
was nominated for 8 César Awards.
|Sunanada wins first
Kodagoda won the first place in photographic
category at the Dahadiya Siththam Arts
Festival organised by the Arts sub-committee
of the National Trade Union Centre (NTUC).
Kodagoda is an employee at the People’s
Humanity + Gender
|People have many dreams, so do I. It was
when I was in the A/L class that I first
tried to express my dreams on canvas. After
A/Ls I came to Colombo. But once in Colombo,
my sweet and simple dreams from village were
replaced by the harsh realities in the city.
From the time I could remember, Sri Lanka
has been tinted with war. For 30 years
bullets fired in Jaffna. However, the war is
now over and it is an ideal time to talk
about the problems the South faces due to
The incomplete human figures symbolise
both the impact caused by war and the
bohemian life I’ve been spending in Colombo.
Thus, this is an effort to recreate the
lives of both yours and mine on canvas.
My journey as a painter would not have been
complete without one special person. Jeff
Anderson has been the inspiration behind my
career, whom I remember with praise and
Until November 22
‘Form and Space’, an exhibition of hand
built ceramics by Yvette Spowers, at the
Barefoot Gallery, Colombo, 704 Galle Road,
Colombo 3, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Weekdays) and
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Sundays).
Nov 19 – December 15
‘Sri Lanka, The Ultimate Island Safari’ by
Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne and Chitral
Jayatilake, at the Alliance Française de
Colombo Auditorium, 11, Barnes Place,
Until December 7
‘Goodwill Hardware’, an exhibition of
paintings by Koralegedara Pushpakumara, the
second of the six exhibitions of the
Theertha Pradarshana Wasanthaya – 2009, at
the Theertha Red Dot Gallery, 36 A,
Baddegana Road South, Pitakotte, 6: 30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Monday to Wednesday 10:30
a.m. 5 p.m.; Sundays 11 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.Closed on all public and mercantile
Les Glaneurs Et La Glaneuse (France) at the
BMICH, at 5 p.m.
Grabben I Gaven Bredvid (Sweden) at the
Alliance Francaise, at 5 p.m.
Max Manus (Norway) at the Goethe Institut,
at 5 p.m.
Buitenspel (Belgium) at the British Council,
at 5 p.m.
Capitaine Achab (France) at the BMICH, at 7
O Dve Slabiky Pozadu (Slovakia) at the
Alliance Francaise, at 7 p.m.
Love Is All (Netherlans) at the Goethe
Institut, at 7 p.m.
I Know You Know (UK) at the British Council,
at 7 p.m.
November 21 and 22
The end of semester book sale will take
place at the Alliance Francaise De Colombo,
11, Barns Place, Colombo 7, from 10 a.m. and
5 p.m. there will be used magazines and VHS
tapes ,too, for sale.
|OPA Annual Sessions
Annual sessions of the OPA was held in grand
scale at the Galle Face Hotel recently.
Being given a warming welcome, professionals
leading the Chief Guest in procession to the
International Sea Power Symposium
Navy Commander Vice Admiral Thisara
Samarasinghe addresses the historic 19th
International Sea Power Symposium in Rhode
Island, USA, recently