and medical health camp
Anuradhapura, a fully owned subsidiary of International
Construction Consortium (ICC) together with the local
authorities recently held a medical camp for the villages of
Thirappane and Athungama at Ethungama College. It was
attended by well over 500 villagers and all prescribed drugs
too were provided by Ulagalla Resort.
This event was organised for the well being of the families
who would otherwise have had to travel to Anuradhapura for
medical attention. A spokesperson of the resort mentioned
that their primary objective is to uplift the living
standards and develop the surrounding remote villages.
to SLBC Chairman
Sri Lanka Broadcasting
Corporation Chairman Hudson Samarasinghe was felicitated
at Ihsaniyyah Arabic College, Colombo recently.
donation of Rs.100,000 collected by students of Grades 6
and 7 of Isipathana College, Colombo under a special
programme in aid of the Gangaramaya Pilgrims’ Rest being
built at Kataragama was handed over to Ven. Galaboda
Gnaneessara Thera. From (L) Principal Isipathana
College, Dr. K. A. D. Punyadasa, Teacher-in-charge of
Grades 6/7, Ms G. A. I. Manel and Viharadhipathi Rev.
Galaboda Gnaneesssara Thera.
Vice Principal P. K. Vithanage, Head Teacher Grade 7,
Ms. K. N. Jayanathi, Head Teacher Grade 6, Ms. M. I. I.
Premaratna, M. N. Rifydeen and parents and students of
Isipathana College participated in the occasion
|Plant a tree
Saturday, June 5
Know how to plant a tree at the Environment
Commemoration Day at British Council.
Open for: Children between 5-15 years
Venue: British Council
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Tickets: Available at the British Council Library Help
Note: Plants are provided.
For more information contact: Library Help Desk on
Monday, May 24
Prasanna Vithanage’s Debiddo is a new production of the
Nobel Prize winner Dario Fo’s play, Political Farce.
The cast includes Jayalath Manorathna (in a dual role)
Jayani Senanayake, Jayasri Chandrajith, Dayadewa
Edirisinghe and Damayanthi Fonseka.
Venue: Elphinstone Theatre, Maradana
Time: 7 p.m.
|Grow a Green Barrier seminar
Tuesday, May 25
• The impact of climate change in Sri Lanka
• Using mangroves as an adaptation and mitigation
strategy against climate change
• Nimal Perera – Climate change expert
• A. Sumanadasa – Research Officer, NARA
• The National Aquatic Resources (Research and
Development) Agency (NARA)
• Lions Club of Negombo Orient (Lions Int. Dist. 306B1)
• British Council
• ICC Annmarie Rochelle Vandort
9.00 - Welcoming the guests
9.05 - Lighting the Traditional Oil Lamp
9.10 - Welcome speech by ICC Rochelle Vandort
9.15 - Speech by the Chief Guest Nimal Lansa
9.20 - Speech on British Council’s climate change agenda
and ICC initiative by British Council Country Director
9.30 - Film screening on Climate Change
9.50 - Refreshments for guests and students
10.00 - Talk on Climate Change by climate change expert,
10.45 - Talk on Mangroves by NARA Research Officer, A.
11.30 - Q and A session
12.00 - Conclusion
• 100 - 150 students from schools in and around Negombo
• Lions and Leos
• NARA officials
• Representatives of Associations and Societies in
• Youth Environment organizations
• Representatives of media and press
Venue: Negombo Town Hall
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 noon
For more details contact: Rochelle Vandort on
077-5266239 or email@example.com
Tuesday, May 25
Running time: 130 minutes
Film: Being There traces the meteoric rise to national
prominence of a slow-witted gardener named Chance.
Isolated all his life in a Washington D. C., townhouse,
Chance’s knowledge of the world comes only from the TV
programmes he constantly watches.
But, one day Chance is thrust out of his nest and into
an arena desperate for the few simple truisms he knows:
The posh drawing rooms of Washington’s power brokers.
Being there’s pacing is as sure-footed as chance’s
innocent, umbrella-twirling stroll down DC’s elite
corridors. And its comedy is a howl. Seeing Chance try
to rid himself of a hostile street gang by changing
channels on his remote control is just one of many
Venue: American Centre, 44, Galle Road, Colombo 3
Time: 6 p.m.
Tuesday, May 25, Wednesday May 26
A film by Eleonore Faucher (88minutes) in French with
Description: When Claire learns that she is five months
pregnant at the tender age of 17, she decides to give
She finds refuge with Madame Melikian, an embroiderer
for haute couture designers.
And day by day, stitch by stitch, as Claire’s belly
grows rounder, the threads of embroidery create a filial
bond between them.
Venue: Alliance Française de Colombo, 11, Barnes Place,
Time: 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
|Come and See
Wednesday, May 26
DVD release: 2004
Running time: 68 and 77 minutes
Description: A feature by Klimov made from the script by
It was released in 1985 and ranks among the most
horrifying war films.
It’s not only about the war of 1941-1945 exactly, but
about any war, its devastating force sweeping away the
natural course of things.
The film is based upon documental facts and `The Khatyn
Story` by Adamovich. The authors describe the place and
events which became a symbol of national tragedy.
The hero of the film is Flyora, a 16-year-old boy that
turned to the woods to help the partisans. At the
beginning he is just a kid. Then he lives through the
horror of the Nazi executions and becomes amazingly
grown-up, and even old.
The war had distorted the once tender childish facial
features - it`s all wrinkles now. The altered face of
Flyora is the face of War.
The authors were so true-to-life, uncompromising and
austere as to portray in the centre of the film not some
grown-up man, but an inexperienced kid with his
childhood still here.
Awards: Grand Special Prize at the All-Union FF, 1986,
Prize of the All-Union FF for camera work, 1986, Prize
of the All-Union FF for sound work, 1986, Prize of the
All-Union FF to the composer, 1986.
Venue: Russian Cultural Centre Cinema Hall, Colombo 7
Time: 6 p.m.
Council Sri Lanka invites applications for
the 2010 International Climate Champions
programme. Deadline is now extended to
Saturday, May 29, 2010.
Seventy International Climate Champions in
Sri Lanka and India with a passion for the
environment and interest to work against the
effects of climate change are making a
difference. Join them and explore the gamut
of opportunities to make a difference in the
war against Climate Change.
As a British
Council International Climate Champion, you
will raise awareness, address impacts
through a project and contribute to the
growing international consensus on the need
to tackle climate change.
British Council will support you with
training and guidance, as well as
opportunities to meet with decision makers,
but the ideas and time will come from you.
The ICC 2010/2011 will be launched in
March 2010 with the National Science
Foundation coming on board as the National
Partner and the number of champions will be
increased to 13.
The Champions will each have a ‘green crew’
of 10/20 youth activists assisting them on
their projects. British Council is seeking
project partners who share the same vision
and objectives that will join the programme
and assist them in expanding the project in
urban and rural areas in Sri Lanka.
For more details contact Thushara Gunasekera
on 077-3647800 / 011-4521583 / 011-4521521
|Death of a French mine
The Embassy of
France in Colombo deeply grieves the death
of Dominique Morin, an employee of the non
governmental organisation, Swiss Foundation
for Mine Action (FSD) in Sri Lanka.
Dominique Morin, an expert in his job, died
while he was engaged in demining operations
in the North of the country, near Vavuniya.
Former soldier, he had decided to commit
himself as a mine disposal expert eight
years ago and had started working in
associations specialised in mine clearances
in Sri Lanka. This highly dangerous task is
essential for Sri Lanka in order to turn the
page of an extraordinarily murderous
Embassy of France pays tribute to the
commitment and the courage of their
compatriot for helping Sri Lankans to regain
a normal life in these difficult
The Embassy also reminds that there are
still 15,000 to 20,000 people in the world
who die or get mutilated every year due to
anti-personnel mines, explosive devices and
more than 40 countries and territories
France gives high importance in fighting
against anti-personnel mines, explosive
devices from war as much as implementing the
Ottawa Convention on the antipersonnel
Open for: 5
– 16 year olds
Prizes: Gift vouchers, dinner vouchers and
For more details contact: Cartoon Kids
Address: 26/10, Suvisuddharama Road, Off
Parakumba Place, Colombo 6
The lanterns will be displayed at the
Cartoon Kids Premises and Suvisuddharama
Road on May 27 and 28