Horlicks supports Child Development Ministry
Senior Brand Manager for Horlicks, Shiyan Jayaweera handing over Horlicks supplies to Child Development and Women’s Empowerment Minister. Sumedha G. Jayasena while Mrs. Daya Peiris, Additional Secretary (Development) and A. Dissanayake, Secretary of Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Empowerment look on. Horlicks, a brand of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare stepped in as Official Nutrition Provider to partner the national series of programmes organised by the Ministry of Child Development and Women’s Empowerment to mark World Children’s Day.


Rendezvous 2009
Date: Sunday, November 22
Time: 6: 30 p.m.
Venue: Hotel Holiday Inn

Rendezvos 2009 is the annual District Fund Raising Project, organised by The Lion Ladies of District 306B2 to raise funds to purchase a much needed ‘Olympus Intubation Fiberscope’ for the operating theatre of the Cancer Hospital.
This equipment will make it easier to perform Tracheotomy surgery and will also reduce the pain and complications for patients. The cost of this much needed equipment is Rs. 1.5 million. The organisers appeal to the public to come join this worthy cause for every ticket you purchase could help save a life.
A very entertaining programme, of Eastern & Western Fashions, Music, Songs and Dance, Skits by popular artistes and added exciting surprises have been planned. The well known evergreen compere and crowd pleaser Faizal Bongso and his Band will also be in attendance. To add to this impressive line up there will be entrance and souvenir draws as well. That’s not all; twenty trade stalls with interesting items at bargain prices will also be open from 5 p.m.
Tickets are now available at the Hotel, Travel Shop, Ward Place, Colombo 7 and Solar Therm,121, Castle Street, Colombo 8.


Surasa Gee Anandaya

Date: Friday, November 27
Venue: Ananda College Kularatna Hall
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Surasa Gee Anandaya, a musical evening has been organised by the Old Anandians’ Buddhist Association commemorating the 21st Anniversary its establishment.
The cast includes veteran musicians Sunil Edirisingha, Deepika Priyadarshini Peiris, Athula Adikari, Janaka Wickramasingha and Pradeepa Dharmadasa whilst the orchestra will be conducted by Susil Amarasingha of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.


Single Light
Date: Friday, November 27 to December 9
Venue: Alliance Française de Kandy
Time: 6:30 p.m.

Alliance Française de Kandy invites to the opening ceremony of Single Light, an exhibition of photographs by Athula Ranaraja. The Chief Guest will be His Worship Pradeep Nilanga Dela, Diyawadana Nilame, Dalada Maligawa.
Athula Ranaraja had his primary education at Galgamuwa Central College and had his secondary education at Kingswood College, Kandy.
In 1984 he joined the National Photographic Art Society of Sri Lanka and completed a three year Diploma and obtained the Associate Membership of the Society (ANPAS) in 2000.
He now works as a professional photographer. Athula is also a member of the Institute of Sri Lankan Photographers.
His first Photographic Exhibition “Blue, Green and Red” emphasizing the natural beauty of Sri Lanka was held in 2004 at the Lionel Wendt Colombo. “Single Light” is his second solo photographic exhibition.


Christmas Carols with the L. G. Singers
Date: Friday, December 4
Time: 7 p.m.
Venue: Bethel Chapel of the Seventh-day Adventists, Alfred House Gardens, Kollupitiya
L. G. Singers will begin their Christmas season with an evening of carols. The service will include 16 Carols presented by the singers and violin duets by Alexandra & Adriana Castillo.


Speech: Power of Radio

Date: Monday, November 23
Time: 5:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Venue: American Center Auditorium, No. 44 Galle Road, Colombo 3
Topic: ‘Power of Radio’, the U.S. speaker will discuss new trends in Radio broadcasting, ways to stimulate consumer-listening and innovative marketing of programmes.
Speaker: Skip Pizzi, Digital Media Consultant, specializing in broadcast technology applications. He served 11 years at Microsoft Corporation as Senior Policy Analyst in the company’s Entertainment and Devices Division and is now an Editor at Radio World newspaper. Mr. Pizzi is a frequent speaker at international conferences on broadcasting, audio and music and has co-chaired the Surround Sound Audio Task Group of the U.S.’s National Radio Systems Committee.
To whom: Participants from Electronic media – Radio Stations in Sri Lanka and interested public – youth are encouraged to participate.
American Corner at D.S. Senanayake Public Library, Kandy
(via digital video conference)
RSVP: 077 2992143 (seating is limited) – Entrance Free


Buddhist conference

Date: Saturday, November 28 to Sunday, November 29
Venue: All Ceylon Women’s Buddhist Congress Auditorium, No. 400, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7
Time: 8 a.m.

The fifth national conference on Buddhist Studies is organised by the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenapura in association with the Buddhist Times Trust and the Buddhist Activities Fund.
The Chief Guest will be Venerable Professor Ittademaliye Indasara Thera, Chancellor of Buddhist and Pali University of Sri Lanka. The inaugural address will be “Right Living and Right Concentration Redefined” by Professor Emeritus Oliver Abeynayake. The programme is open to the members of the public.


Gamini Dissanayake Foundation extends service to plantation sector
Gamini Dissanayake Foundation in collaboration with The Child Fund launched a project to help the school leavers of the plantation community at the Gamini Dissanayake Institute of Vocational Studies in Nuwara Eliya on November 10.


A playground for Pipena Kekulu pre-school
CUP has extended its support to fulfill a long standing need of Pipena Kekulu Pre- School in Nambapana, Ingiriya by developing their playground. C. Kodituwakku and Standard Chartered Bank contributed funds for the see–saw and the set of swings. C. Wanasinghe, Rani Weerasuriya, R. Dissanayake and Tamara de Silva contributed funds to colour-wash the school and to build a fence around the premises.
The opening ceremony of this playground was held on October 25, 2009 with the participation of the principle and children of Pipena - Kekulu Pre- School, and the CUP officials.


Training session for women
Western Province provincial counciller and chief organiser of the UNP Awissawella, Deshabandu Hashan Tillekeratne and Mrs. Tillekeratne participated in opening a training session for women at Bope, Padukka on self employment and related work with monies allocated to him by provincial council, at Rajasingha Central College, Bope.
A female officer of the Padukka Pradeshiya Secretariat with a large gathering of women from the area were involved at the session.


Swadeshi conducts first draw in “Khomba Ran Ruwa”
The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC recently selected the first seven lucky winners of the ‘Khomba Ran Ruwa’ Gold Pendant promotion launched by the company to reward loyal consumers.

The promotion which commenced in October gives users of Khomba Herbal Soap a chance to win a beautiful gold pendant a day till 31st of December. The pendants are in the shape of a Kohomba leaf, the signature symbol of the ‘Khomba’ brand, with an attractive light green coloured semi precious stone set in it.


Leo Children’s Day celebrations
Organised by Leo Chamith Nishan of Leo Club at Wikramasinghepura, a programme commemorating the World Children’s Day was held with the participation of the students of President’s Primary College, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, at their school premises. Wsantha Educational Institute contributed to the event. Some of the Chief Guests on the occasion were the Principal of President’s Primary College, Pusselle Sarade Thera and the Vidura College Scout Leader, Wasantha Jayarathna. The programme consisted of an art and singing competition and a concert with the participation of the children of President’s Primary College.


Vidyartha Nite 2009
Date: December 5
Venue: Grand Oriental Hotel (Taprobane), Colombo 1
Time: 7:30 p.m. onwards

At the Vidyartha Nite 2009, the annual get-together of Vidyartha College, Kandy organised by the Old Boys Association of the Colombo Branch, some of the guest artistes would be Vincent Kodithuwakku and Ronnie Leach. Amongst many prizes and surprises a return air tickets too is on offer.
For ticket reservations contact: Tudor: 077-7224437/Manjula: 077-7845377/Malinda: 077-7595857.



November 26 – December 13
Dream Weaver, an exhibition of weaving by Marie Gnanaraj, at the Barefoot Gallery Colombo, 704, Galle Road, Colombo 3. Gallery hours: Weekdays 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Weekends: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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).

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 holidays.

November 23 to 29
An exhibition of paintings featuring Pala Pothupitiye’s latest artwork organised by the Theertha International Artists’ Collective at the Red Dot Studio Show, at the Theertha Art Guesthouse, Baddegana Rd. South, Pitakotte. The exhibition will remain open daily from 4 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Contact the artist on 0773847118

 Book sale

November 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.


November 28
The Irony of Fate Or Enjoy Your Bath, at the Russian Centre Auditorium, Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, at 5 p.m.
A New Year’s eve party goes awry as four friends devour a little too much vodka in this witty, scenic comedy. With one man ending up in another city and another two passed out, the women in their lives begin to wonder exactly who they will see the New Year in with as the hands of the clock tick perilously close to midnight.
For more information contact: Chandi on 2685429/ 2685440.