Saturday, September 4
The Sri Lanka Federation of University Women (SLFUW) has
organised a one-day seminar on teaching O/Level English
Literature. This seminar is especially organised for English
teachers who are interested in teaching Literature.
To register call Gayan on 011 2682961 or 0714490178.
Venue: SLFUW Training and Resource Centre, Kitulwatte,
Time: 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Robin Hood 2010 is an adventure film based on the Robin
Hood legend, directed by Ridley Scott and starring
Russell Crowe. It was released in the United Kingdom on
May 12, 2010, after premiering at the 2010 Cannes Film
The film began development in 2007 when Universal
Pictures acquired a script entitled Nottingham,
depicting a heroic Sheriff of Nottingham to be played by
Crowe. Scott’s dissatisfaction with the script led him
to delay filming, and during 2008 it was rewritten into
a story about Robin Hood becoming an outlaw, with the
position of Sheriff as part of the story.
Venue: Savoy, Wellawatta
Time: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m.7 p.m.
|New German short film
Thursday, September 2
Film: The outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 and
the year 1989 stand for the crossing or breaking down of
actual and mental boundaries.
1939 is not only synonymous with the violent breach of a
border, but also with a breach of civilisation which had
been unimaginable before.
The year 1989 started the peaceful revision of the
boundaries and rifts created by the Cold War and quickly
became a symbol of seemingly limitless freedom.
Venue: Goethe Hall, 39, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7
Time: 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 9
Workplace Emotional Intelligence involves thinking
intelligently about your own emotions and others’
emotions and how we can respond strategically to
maximize outcome for all.
The global business trend is towards a focus on
leadership, building and enhancing organisational
culture and teams, succession planning and peoples’
Emotional intelligence training and development have
been one of the key foundations in this arena. Much
published research has demonstrated that emotional
intelligence is a distinguishing feature of high
performing organisations in relation to revenue or
sales, productivity, quality, customer and staff
satisfaction and retention.
The workshop is presented by Pieter Walker the Managing
Director of People and Process Consulting Specialists,
Australia. The beneficiaries of this include CEOs and
company directors, senior executives, human resource
directors, middle managers, staff with an interest in
The programme is organised by Phantomz Global Pvt.
Venue: Galadari Hotel, Colombo
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sokari is a traditional Sri Lankan folk drama, formed
according to the rural traditions of shanthikarmas
performed to goddess Paththini seeking fertility and
prosperity. It was originally performed over seven
This latest work is directed by the state award winning
director Jaliya Rajapakshe. It runs for one and half
Venue: Elphinstone Theatre, Colombo 10
Time: 3:30 and 6:45 p.m.
|BC annual pre-departure event
British Council’s pre-departure events are held annually
to help students prepare themselves for their study life
in the UK. The annual pre-departure event was held for
the 15th successful time recently,
at the British Council auditorium.
Many students, parents and relatives attended and
gathered much needed advice and information through the
The highlights of the event were the presentations and
comic skits done by students who are currently studying
in the UK and are visiting home for vacation. The
presentation covered many useful tips such as methods of
travelling, mobile telecommunication packages, as well
as on-campus and off-campus living. Working in the UK
was another useful topic discussed at the event, as most
students plan to work part-time during their study
period and full-time during university holidays.
Clancy residency exhibition
The exhibition showcases works made during Clancy’s
one-month residency at the Theertha Red Dot Gallery and
a joint project between Clancy and Theertha Women’s
Artist Colloquium (WAC).
Participating artists are Manori Jayasinghe, Therica
Miyanadeniya, Janani Cooray, Lakisha Fernando and Inoka
Venue: Red Dot Gallery, 36 A, Baddagana Road South,
Time: Monday to Wednesday 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays
11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed on all public and mercantile
|Theertha International Artists
The International Artists
Workshop 2010 is schedule to be held from September, 13
to 25, 2010 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Nineteen Sri Lankan
and international artists participating in the workshop
The main activity and exhibition venue will be at
‘Warehouse Project’, Block 26,Tripoli Road (opposite the
Elphinstone Theater), Maradana. On the 25th, the last
day of the workshop, there will be an exhibition opened,
free for the public. Also a theatrical performance by
Jahuta is scheduled to be held in the evening. See
www.theertha.org for further information and updates.
Theertha International Artists Workshop is a project,
which facilitates artist internationally and locally to
come together to exchange their knowledge and cultural
experiences in a situation of sharing the working and
living space for fourteen days. One of the main
objectives of this project is to provide a forum for
interface between different art forms and to work
responding to local situation/ environment. This year,
the theme of workshop will be ‘Urban Landscapes and
Human Geographies’ which will allow the artists to
explore the city of Colombo and its socio-cultural
characteristics as an art exercise.
|Sri Lanka mercy mission in
|As directed by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a
16-member Sri Lankan medical team arrived in Pakistan,
with a cargo of medicines and surgical equipment, on a
relief mission for the flood affected victims of
The medical team has been treating the flood affected
patients in the Charsadda District Hospital in North
West Pakistan, close to the Afghan border.
On August 24, the High Commissioner of Sri Lanka, Air
Chief Marshal Jayalath Weerakkody visited the District
Hospital in Charsadda and encouraged the Sri Lankan
medical team. The High Commissioner also appreciated the
medical team’s efforts to treat patients under difficult
conditions in the Charsadda district of Pakistan.
Vettri TV is telecasting Special Ramazan Programme from
6:15 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. on the holy month of Ramazan and
also broadcasting late Niyas Moulavi’s “Ifthar”
(breakfast) Bayan programme on Vettri FM from 6:15 pm to
6:30 p.m. and Special Shahar programme from 4 a.m. to 5
|All Ceylon Women’s Buddhist Congress
Executive Committee 2010/2011
President: Anoja Wijesundera
Vice Presidents: Ranee Chandraratne, Indrani Devendra,
Lakshmi Perera, Malini Perara, Savitri Peiris
Secretary: Chitra Thilakasiri
Asst. Secretaries: Jeevani Sugunadasa, Chandrani
Treasurer: Clodagh Fernando
Asst. Treasurer: Thusitha Senaratne
Press and Publicity: Dr (Mrs) Hema Goonatilaka
Committee Members: Shantha Abeysekera, Anoma Akmeemana,
Chandra Atukorala, Ajantha Dissanayake, Leela
Dharmasiriwardena, Hazel de Livera, Indra de Silva,
Doreen de Silva, Dr (Mrs) Karuna de Silva, D.B.
Ekanayeka, Monica Fernando, Nelumini Fernando, Hema
Gunasekera, Ranee Bandara Jayaweera, Piyaseeli
Mahatantila, Manel A. Perera, Anoma Punchihewa, Indrani
Senanayake, Rani Weerasekera, Padmini Witharana
Sri Lanka Freedom Party Colombo District
Organiser Fawzan Anver receiving a memento from High
Commissioner for South Africa in Sri Lanka B.M. Pbeto
for his 20-year service for All Ceylon YMMA Conference
at Grand Oriental Hotel Colombo recently in the presence
of Secretary of the YMMA, K.N. Deen and Treasurer, M.S.M.
|Mine-clearing drive in focus
A Technical Working Group (TWG) on Mine Risk Education (MRE),
Victim Assistance and Advocacy, was held recently in
Ampara with the participation of the Ministry of
Economic Development, Ministry of Education, Ministry of
Social Services, Sri Lanka Army Humanitarian De-Mining
Unit (HDU), Social Departments of North and East
Provincial Councils, partner NGOs and with the
facilitation from the UNICEF.
At this two-day workshop, participants came up with ways
and means of new strategies to educate people in mine
safe behaviour, how best to ensure support for victims
of landmines and other indiscriminate explosive devices,
and how to strengthen advocacy for mine action.
Until Tuesday, September 7
An exhibition of arts by S.H. Sarath
Venue: Artist Gallery, Nugegoda
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 28
to Monday, August 30
Commentaries on Living Colour, the third exhibition of
the renowned Sri Lankan photographer Angelo De Mel’s
Venue: Art Gallery, Colombo 7
Until Tuesday, August 31
An exhibition of paintings organised by the Women
Artists’ Colloquium of Theertha and the Theertha Red Dot
Venue: Harold Peiris Gallery, Colombo 7
Time: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Until September 1
An exhibition by Majella Clancy
Venue: Red Dot Gallery 36 A, Baddagana Road South,
Time: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Until September 15
Dharma Gaveshana, Vasantha Namaskarage’s 74th exhibition
Venue: Public Library Auditorium, Race Course Road,
Until August 31
Visual Responses during the War: Selected works of
artists, an exhibition of paintings, drawings,
sculptures, installation and photography
Venue: Lionel Wendt Gallery and Harold Peiris Gallery
Time: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 29
Is it Possible to keep total Sensitivity, organised by
the Krishnamurti Centre
Venue: Anula Nursery School, 310, High Level Road,
Time: 9:45 a.m.