supports Child Development Ministry
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.
|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
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
Tickets are now available at the Hotel, Travel Shop, Ward
Place, Colombo 7 and Solar Therm,121, Castle Street, Colombo
|Surasa Gee Anandaya
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
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
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.
|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 &
|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,
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
American Corner at D.S. Senanayake Public Library, Kandy
(via digital video conference)
RSVP: 077 2992143 (seating is limited) – Entrance Free
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
|Gamini Dissanayake Foundation extends
service to plantation sector
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
|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
|Training session for women
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
|Swadeshi conducts first draw in
“Khomba Ran Ruwa”
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
|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:
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.
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
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.
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.