|Wesley College Welfare Society
The following office bearers were elected at the
Annual General Meeting held recently for the year
President: E. N. Rajah Sinnathuray
Vice Presidents: Deepthi Perera, Roshan Dassanayake,
B. A. Jurangpathy, Maithri Withanage
Secretary: Farman Cassim
Treasurer: S. Renganathan
Asst. Treasurer: Priyantha Herath
General Committee: Dharsana Liyanage, Wilhelm
Vandort, Ranjeewa Senanayake, Tyronne Amath, Mrs.
Roshani Perera, Mrs. Champa Rodrigo, Mrs. Nirosha
P.T.A. Representatives: Ms. Gloria De Silva, Capt.
O.B.U. Representatives: Chandima Silva, Laksanda
Standing Committee Representatives: Rev. Dr. A. W.
Jebanesan, Wasantha De Silva
Co-opted Members: Farzad Mila
|Rhythm Is It!
Rhythm Is It, a film by Thomas Grube and Enrique
Sánchez Lansch records the first big educational
project of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra under
Sir Simon Rattle.
The orchestra ventured out of the ivory tower of
high culture into boroughs of low life for the sake
of 250 youngsters. They had been strangers to
classical music, but after arduous but thrilling
preparation they danced to Stravinsky’s ‘Le Sacre du
Printemps’ (‘The Rite of Spring’).
Colour, 2004,100 minutes
Venue: Goethe Hall, 39, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7
Time: 5:30 p.m.
College Day celebrations
Old Boys Association of Maris Stella College, Negombo
has arranged a host of events to celebrate the “College
Day” at the college premises.
The day’s proceedings will begin with the commencement
of “Maris Fun Rally” at 7 a.m. in the morning at the
College Premises for the young and old Maristonians.
Evening “Holy Mass” will be at 6 p.m. at the College
Chapel followed by “Rt. Rev. Bishop Dr. Frank Marcus
Fernando Memorial Oration” delivered by Rev. Fr. Placcid
Anthony Fernando at the college hall.
The final event for the evening will be the fellowship
for Maristonians and their families at “Avenra Garden
All present and old Maristonians and their families are
invited to grace this occasion.
June 3 - 7
Hidden Japan, an exhibition of photographs by Kijuro
Yahagi features 85 photographs and reflects the Japanese
hidden beauty and its people’s creativity.
Yahagi’s collection includes stills of nature,
landscapes, rock gardens, mountains, traditional and
modern Japanese architecture, city road networks, modern
city structures and many more.
The exhibition is organised by the Embassy of Japan and
Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts
Venue: National Art Gallery
Time: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
|Only `Old Men` Are Going to Battle
DVD release: 2005
Running time: 87 minutes
Description: Only `Old Men` Are Going to Battle is one
of the best Russian films about the Great Patriotic War
The “old men” in this squadron were no older than 20,
but those “wet behind the ears”, a reinforcement fresh
from flying schools with accelerated training, were not
allowed to go to battle for quite a while.
They were yet to experience everything – the heat of the
battle, the joy of the first victory over the enemy, the
grandeur of a brotherhood strengthened with blood, the
first love, and the bitterness of a loss. And there came
the day when, on hearing the command “only ‘old men’ are
going to battle”, it was them who rushed to their
Only during its first year at the theatres, the film
was seen by 44.3 million viewers – a record in the
history of world cinema. When this war musical was
released (1973), audiences thronged at the theatres,
asking for a “spare” ticket, and the old, long-forgotten
“Darkie” song became very popular again. Incidentally,
the character nicknamed Darkie had a real-life prototype
– Bykov’s childhood friend, Shcheglov.
Awards: Best Actor Award to Bykov at the seventh
All-Union Film Festival in Baku, 1974 Prize of the
Central Committee of the Union of Czechoslovakian
Friendship at the 19th IFF in Karlovy Vary
(Czechoslovakia), 1974 Top Prize at the “Films for
Freedom” IFF in Conome (Yugoslavia), 1974 Dovzhenko
Silver Medal to director/actor Bykov Shevchenko State
Prize of the Ukrainian SSR for Cinematography to Bykov,
director and lead actor in the films “Only ‘Old Men’ Are
Going to Battle” and “One-Two, Soldiers Were Going…”,
Venue: Russian Cultural Centre, Colombo 7
Time: 6 p.m.
|Overseas School stages Run for
By Peter Marshall
On Sunday May 9, students, parents and teachers from the
Overseas School of Colombo (OSC) organised a ‘Run For
Humanity’, the community service project supporting
Habitat for Humanity and the Lanka Alzheimer’s
Foundation. Approximately 140 people attended, young and
old, some pushing their children in carriages and others
walking their dogs. The route too participants through
the back-streets and paddy fields near the school in
Pelawatte to the east of the city.
Otara Gunewardene, the Goodwill Ambassador for Habitat
for Humanity Sri Lanka and CEO of the Odel Corporation
participated in the event and donated water bottles and
hats for all.
In addition, Habitat Project Based Manager, Samantha
Wimalasuriya, and Manager of the Volunteer Programme,
Francis Fernando also ran in the event.
Representing The Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation, Sri Lanka
were Founder and President Lorain and Tami Tamitegrame.
They set up a display promoting awareness before
striking out on the walk.
After the event gift certificates and prizes were
awarded by Odel.
Rs 60,000 was raised for Habitat for Humanity and The
Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation showing that community
based events such as this can make a real difference.
A delegation from Muslim Foundation
for Cultural Development (MFCD) had a meeting with MP,
Minister of Disaster Management, Al-Haj A.H.M. Fowzie on
May 20, at the ministry office to discuss the flood
situation in the island.
The matters related to emergency relief activities
carried out by MFCD were discussed and agreed for mutual
corporation and coordination in mitigating the current
It is worthy to mention here that, MFCD had already
taken necessary steps to help the affected people in the
island. It has distributed cooked meals and dry foods to
over 2000 flood victims in the several parts of the
Western Province of Sri Lanka.
Lady at Alliançe De Colombo
Shiranthi Rajapaksa being welcomed by Nana Kashimoto at
the Photographic Exhibition held recently at Alliance
Française de Colombo
|Dr. C. E. Gunatilleke Memorial
The Dr. C. E. Gunatilleke
Memorial Trust Fund has been set up by late Dr
Gunatilleke’s three daughters, Iranganie, Gitanjali and
Kamini to award a scholarship annually to a student
entering a University from St John’s College, Panadura.
It entitles the student to financial assistance of Rs.
1000/- monthly till he or she completes the degree.
Until May 31
An exhibition of drawings by the students of VAFA, the
Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts
Venue: VAFA Institute
Time: 6 p.m.
Until May 31
Anguru, a selected collection of charcoal drawings done
by 14 students of Vibhavi Academy of Fine Arts will be
showcased at an exhibition.
Artists taking part are, Shanaka Kulathunge, Chanudi
Wickramasinha, Pushpitha Iresh, Pathum Nimesh,Senani
Senanayake, Nalin Karunarathne, Dayananda, Savindi
Niriella, Sajeewa Thotagamuwa, Srimathi Edirisuriya,
Ranga Prasad, Nikita Deana, Lester, Neeliya
Venue: VAFA Gallery, Ethul Kotte
Time: 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
June 4 - 6
A textile exhibition by Chandra Thenuwara
Venue: Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo 7
An exhibition of paintings by H.K. Wimalarathna
Venue: Lionel Wendt Theatre, Colombo 7
Time: 5 p.m.
The Relationship of Time and Thought to Fear organised
by the Krishnamurti Centre, Sri Lanka
Venue: Anula Nursery School, 310, High Level Road,
Time: 9:45 a.m.
Buddhist Film Festival
To mark the 2600th Sri Sambuddha Jayanthi in 2011, the
Light of Asia Foundation, Sri Lanka Film Corporation,
BMICH and International Computer and Technology Agency
will hold the International Buddhist Film Festival.
Venue: BMICH, Colombo
Maname, the stage play of Ediriweera Sarachchandra
Venue: Elphinston Theatre, Colombo 10
Time: 8 and 11 a.m.
Geoffrey Bawa Memorial Lecture 2010 with Cecil Balmond
as the Guest Speaker
Venue: Kularatne Hall, Ananda College, Colombo 10
|Alice in Wonderland
The most anticipated fantasy adventure film Alice in
Wonderland directed by Tim Burton, written by Linda
Woolverton, and starring Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp,
Helena Bonham Carter, Anne Hathaway, Crispin Glover,
Michael Sheen and Stephen Fry is now in Colombo.
Venue: Liberty Cinema, Kollupitiya
Time: 10:30 a.m., 1:30, 4:15, 7 p.m.