|Wildlife photographic workshop tours
members of the Negombo Photographers Association
participated in a wildlife photographic workshop in the Yala
National Park recently.
Deshashakthi Rohan Fonseka, a wildlife photographer, a
programme instructor, and the director of the Negombo
Photographers Association explained, “Like any other form of
photography, wildlife photography demands dedication and
perseverance, above all a love for wildlife. The primary
rule of the game is observation. Study the behaviour of the
animals we wish to photograph. As venturing into deep
jungles may not be safe, one can certainly learn animal
behaviour in nature parks. However, initially try to go
without the camera. When you have the camera with you, you
will try to photograph the animals and miss out the study of
|Wave FM96.1 launch
|The media team of Lyceum International School, Nugegoda
presents Wave FM96.1 a 16- hour radio broadcast from
December 30, 2009 to January 3, 2010.
This is the fifth occasion after the successes of the
previous four broadcasts and is designed to promote radio
journalism, speech confidence and responsible broadcasting
in young minds for the future.
This broadcast will be aired on 96.1MHz frequency
allocated by the Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (TRC)
and broadcast in English. A media team consisting of senior
students of Lyceum International School, Nugegoda, under the
supervision of their Master-in-Charge, Prasanga Gunaratna,
hope to entertain listeners for five days with a mix of
music, announcements and news (excluding any forms of
political opinion, racial, religion, marital issues and
The target audiences of this broadcast are children,
teenagers and parents within a 50km radius from the
transmission station in Nugegoda.
|An all night pirith chanting ceremony will be held on
December 31, at the Inependence Memorial Hall, Colombo 7,
for the New Year to invoke blessings on the Government, all
security forces, police and the entire nation.
It will take place under the patronage of Rajye Seva Bauddha
Sangamaya in association with the Ministry of Buddha Sasana,
Cultural Affairs and Sports.
The pirith ceremony will be under the guidance of most Ven.
Maharagama Nanda Nayake Thera, the Chief Sanganayake of
Colombo District Valukaramaya, Kollupitiya. This is the 50th
successive pinkama of the Association.
6-year-old Nishta Fernando, a Grade 1 student of Hilburn
International College, Avissawella was awarded the Grand
Class Prize for English, Mathematics and ICT, at the annual
prize giving held at the Town Hall, Avissawella, on October
Relief and Development Foundation (LRDF) held its Annual
General Meeting at the Marine Grand, Colombo recently.
|Home Basics anniversary celebrations
|Recently celebrating its first anniversary of successful
operations was “Home Basics”, the charming lifestyle store
at Thisara Plaza in Kohuwala. The concept first began as a
hobby for its proprietor Kshanika de Silva one year ago, and
has today turned into a very popular gift boutique and
lifestyle store with its fast growing loyal clientèle.
“Home Basics” features a grand variety of gifts and home
items spanning artifacts, kitchenware and exquisite linen,
to crockery, cutlery and bathware. Almost all the items are
sourced from different parts of the South Asian region and
are frequently replaced thus ensuring an unbroken supply.
DVD release:IVquarter 2001
Director: E. Ryazanov
Running time: 74+71 minutes
Description: The film is based on the play “A Dowerless
Girl” by the prominent 19th-century Russian playwright
Alexander Ostrovsky. The beautiful Larissa Ogudalova,
daughter of an impoverished, widowed noblewoman, living in a
small town on the Volga, is madly in love with Sergei
Sergeyevich Paratov. He reciprocates the girl’s feelings as
long as it suits his purposes. Paratov keeps secret his
engagement to another girl and just passes time with
Larissa. At the same time, Larissa is being proposed to by
Karandyshev, whom she despises. The film is enriched with a
lot of beautiful music, with romances which had been written
expressly for this motion picture and became very popular
after the release of the film. Awards: “Golden Peacock” –
the Grand Prize at the New Delhi IFF (India), 1985.
Entrance free; subtitled in English
Time: 6 p.m.
Venue: Russian Cultural Centre, N10, Independence Avenue,
|Seminar on Hajj – Symbol of universal
|A full day national Hajj seminar organised by the
Department of Muslim Religious Affairs in collaboration with
the Cultural Section of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic
of Iran was held on November 3, at the Ranmuthu Hotel in
Colombo - 3.
Among those present were Governor of the Western Province
Alavi Moulana, the Director of the Cultural Section of the
Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Seyed Mahmoud Reza Marandi, the
Director of the Department of Muslim Religious Affairs Y.L.M.
Navavi and Rev. Father Hettiarachchige Don Sarath Jayapala.
|Awards day of British Language Centre
who have successfully completed the internationally
recognised London Examinations in British Language Centre
Colombo were awarded at the BMICH recently with the
patronage of Dr. David Davies Global Relationship Manager of
More than 200 students who qualified were awarded on the
Until January 4
The Nature of Sri Lanka, exhibits photographs by Luxmanan
Nadaraja. Nadaraja has been a wildlife and nature
photographer for over 25 years. He is based in Sri Lanka and
loves the jungles. His book of photography The Nature of Sri
Lanka was published in 2008. He collaborated with Studio
Times on the books Eloquence in Stone and Serendib to Sri
Lanka. His photographs appear in the recent publication
Gardens of Lanka.
Venue: Barefoot Gallery, 704, Galle Road, Colombo 3
Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (weekdays) and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Shrines Temples, an exhibition of art showcases works by
Sarath Kumarasiri is the third of the six exhibitions of the
Theertha Pradarshana Wasanthaya – 2009
Venue: Theertha Red Dot Gallery, 36 A, Baddegana Road South,
Time: Monday to Wednesday 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Sundays 11 –
4:30 p.m.; closed on all public and mercantile holidays.
Sri Lankan Life- final contest organised by the Sri Lanka
Rupavahini Corporation, at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Memorial Hall, BMICH, 7 p.m.
|Karl Katz Ensemble
Until January 9
Enjoy live jazz music at different locations.
Sunday: Thorana Lounge, Hilton Colombo, from 8:30 p.m. – 11
Tuesday to Saturday: IL Ponte, Hilton Colombo, from 8 p.m. –
Up, (English) at Majestic Cinema, Colombo 3, at 10:30 a.m.,
1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m.
Kandha Kottai (Tamil), at Samantha-Dematagoda (10:30 a.m.,
1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.), Roxy Cinema-Wellawatta
(10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.) and Raja
Cinema-Jaffna (10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m.)
Michael Jackson’s This Is It, at Liberty Cinema, Kollupitiya
and Savoy Cinema 2, Wellawatta, at 10:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.
Vettaikaran (Tamil) at Cine City-Maradana, Premier Concord-Dehiwala,
Capital Colombo, Arena-Katugastota, Rex-Badulla.
Aladdin (English) at Majestic Cinema, Bambalapitiya, at
10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m.
Peranmai (Tamil) at Roxy-Wellawatta, Samantha-Dematagoda, at
10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m.
Alimankada (The Road From Elephant Pass) at the Regal
From January 1
3 Idiots (Hindi), at the Majestic Cinema, Bambalapitiya.
2012 (English), at Savoy Cinema, Wellawatta