March 6 and 7
Chaya is the exhibition of photography of Dr Jeewaranga
Gunasekara who was a student of Ananda College, Colombo and
an MBBS holder of Faculty of Medicine, Colombo. He
currently, works as a freelance photographer and is
interested in classical music, western music and Buddhist
philosophy. Opening ceremony will be held on the fifth at 3
Venue: Lionel Wendt Art Gallery
K.Sivagananathan Memorial Oration, commemorating his eighth
The KS Memorial Trust was inaugurated after his death to
continue to help the financial sector by his immediate
family members in the presence of a distinguished gathering
of eminent bankers and friends at the Grand Oriental Hotel
on the August 7, 2002.
W.A.Wijewardena former Deputy Governor of the Central
Bank of Sri Lanka, Ex President of the Institute of Bankers,
Sri Lanka and the current Chairman of the Business
Management School will grace the occasion as the chief
guest. He will deliver the Memorial Oration titled “the
future challenges for bankers”. The guest of honour at the
ceremony will be the former Governor of the Central bank of
Sri Lanka and former secretary to the Ministry of Finance
Deshamanya A.S.Jayawardena. Ajantha Madurapperuma, President
of Association of Professional Bankers and Nathan
Sivagananathan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
K.Sivagananathan Memorial Trust will also address the
Venue: Bank of Ceylon Auditorium, 3rd floor of the New
Head Office Building, Colombo 1
Time: 5:30 p.m.
|Sri Lankan wins in
Admired Executive Housekeeper of the Year”
A Sri Lankan born Prathima Jayasuriya won the award for
‘Most admired Executive housekeeper of the Year award’. She
is a Diploma holder in Home Economics, a course which she
followed for two years in Allahabad, India. This is perhaps
what triggered her career to date. In 1979, The Hotel School
Colombo then saw Prathima following a course conducted by
International Executive Service Corps in U.S.A in
Responsibility and Effective Control in Food & Beverage,
Front Office and Housekeeping Departments, afterwhich; she
followed a training course in 1983 in Hospitality Management
Practices at Ceylon Intercontinental Colombo conducted by
the Divisional Director Training.
Prathima who had her beginnings at other hotels in
Colombo way back in the seventies, and overseas stints in
Abu Dhabi at the Sheraton, followed by the Inter.Continental
as the Assistant Housekeeper, she was transferred to Colombo
as the Executive Housekeeper and was in full control of the
Housekeeping Department at the then Hotel Ceylon
Inter.Continental. Working under the different foreign
General Managers, she gained immense work experiences and
attended numerous workshops which were held in the region.
She remained in this position for 14 years until she was
once again transferred to the Bahrain Inter.Continental. Her
main strengths were in leadership and direction to others
and her wealth of knowledge which was why it was always she
who was called in for various openings of new hotels in and
around the region.
Once again, she was transferred to the Inter.Continental
Abu Dhabi where she was involved in a major renovation of
the hotel and after a further ten years with the Group
decided to join the Leela Kempinski Hotel in Mumbai where
currently she is working and has been for the past two
years. She is the first expatriate Executive Housekeeper and
the only Sri Lankan to work at this hotel since the opening
24 years ago. Her experience is sought after going from her
past records of being hired to assist in hotel openings and
re-openings from Sydney to Bali, Korea and Singapore.
She was also one of the judges for the Host India Star
Vendor Awards organized by H & FS Hospitality and the icing
on the cake was when she was awarded The Most Admired
Executive Housekeeper of the Year Award at a ceremony which
was held at the Golden Awards Ceremony on 10th February 2010
at the Taj Lands End Hotel. Prathima has done her motherland
proud and has certainly more to hats to wear as they see it
in the days ahead!
Prathima Jayasuriya has a total of over 35 years of
experience in the Hotel Industry, of which 28 years were
with the Inter.Continental Group in Colombo and other
countries. She has a vast knowledge in her field of work as
an Executive Housekeeper and has been working overseas for
over 14 years.
wins All Island dancing and Drama Competition
Students of Dodanduwa Hennathota Maha Vidyalaya were awarded
two first prizes at the All Island Dancing and Drama
Competition held recently, performing Kandyan Uraga Wannama
and the Thuraga Wannama.
|Islamic lecture in Tamil for males
An Islamic lecture organised by Dharunnadhvah Lilkhairiyath,
an association of Muslim men and boys, on the topic ‘Ongoing
portending Signs of the Last Day’ by As Sheik Moulavi
Mujahid ibn Razeen (Sa’dee), Insha Allah will be held
immediately after Luhar prayers. All are welcome.
Venue: Al-Ma’hadul Bukhariyul Kadirie Thakiya (Jamiul Falah
Jumma Mosque), 178, Layard’s Broadway, Colombo 14.
Featured musicians: Antoinette de Alwis, Sureka
Amarasinghe, Basil Joseph, Senaka Pereira, Kumar de Silva,
Dulip Gnanakan, Sumudu Suraweera, Hans Mater, Darlan Perera,
and many others
Time: 1:30 p.m. onwards
Maranaya” is a stage drama by Nalaka Withanage with Amiththa
Weerasinghe, Duleeka Marapana, Bandula Withanage, and
Kingsley Lose as the cast.
Venue: John De Silva Theatre
Time: 6:30 pm
Organised by CnC together with Ceylon Continental Hotel with
live performance by Chandani with the CnC and DJ Rienzi
Venue: BBQ Garden, Ceylon Continental Hotel
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Nest of the Gentry
DVD release: I quarter 2004
Running time: 111 minutes
Description: A screen adaptation of the novel of the same
name by Russian writer Ivan Turgenev. The film portrays the
life of Russian landed gentry in the 1840s. After a long
travel in Europe, nobleman Lavretsky returns back home.
Everything in his estate is so familiar and dear to his
heart. On his first visit to his neighbours, the Kalitins,
he meets Lisa. He forgets his wife, left in Paris, forgets
all his past. He desires only one thing – to always be with
Lisa who is so unlike the women he used to know.
venue:Russian Centre, Colombo 7 Time : 6pm
|My Name is Khan
The movie focuses on the relationship between the Western
world and Islam and how that has changed over the past few
years. It also describes the journey of one family and how
it changes because of 9/11.
Cinema: Liberty Cinema, Kollupitiya
Time: 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m., 7p.m.