Beneath the Sun and Moon

Now showing
Coincidentally, a soldier and an Army Officer meet, at a dark night, in a forest raging with war.
The soldier’s efforts born out of sheer respect to save the life of his critically wounded senior officer become futile at the end. At the senior officer’s death, he, nagged constantly by his conscience, and its questioning, feels that he too was responsible for the death of his senior officer.
In the face of this, the soldier begins to probe into the past of the Army Officer’s life and engages in boundless sacrifice to bring justice to him and in that process he gets his past wrongs corrected. Thus, Ira Handa Yata (Beneath the Sun and Moon) will tomorrow bring us the true strength of the human bond created between an ideal soldier and a dying Army Officer.
Venue: Savoy, Wellawatta
Time: 10:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p. m., 7 p.m.

Parakrama to address in Muscat, Oman

Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake – Chairman, Aitken Spence Maritime and Director, Aitken Spence PLC, has been invited to address the first ever Middle East Terminal Operators Conference (TOC), which will be held in Muscat, Oman, tomorrow and Tuesday.

Dr. Dissanayake who is a member of the expert Advisory Group of Terminal Operators Conference (UK) will present a paper on “The Indian Sub-Continent as a Transhipment Competitor.”
Amongst those who would speak at this Conference are, Karl Socikwa, CEO of Transnet Ports & Terminals, South Africa, Lars Nielsen, Managing Director, Maersk Line, UAE, Qatar & Oman, Keith Nuttal, Commercial Manager, Gulftainer Group, Martin Linde, CEO, Port of Salalah, Andre Lingemann, HPC Hamburg Port Consulting GmbH, etc.

Dr. Dissanayake who has served on the UN/UNCTAD Panel as an expert on Ports and Shipping has in the past held the positions of Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority, Chairman, Jaye Container Terminals, Chairman, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Chairman, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Sri Lanka Branch.
He has also been conferred with the Lifetime Distinguished service to society awarded by PIMAA of the University of Sri Jayawardenapura and Best Shipping Personality Award by the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers and contribution to Shipping Agency Industry by Ceylon Association of Ships’ Agents.



Wednesday, September 29
Ravens, the latest modern dance production from the
nATANDA ensemble
Venue: The British Council, Colombo, Sri Lanka
Time: 7:30 p.m.


Religious Talk CD launched

The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation released the CDs (Religious Talk) of Al Sheik Dr H. Salahudeen and the late Al Sheik Dr Niyas Moulavi at the SLBC premises recently.


Chinese treat

Thursday, September 16 to Saturday, September 25
Chinese Buffet Dining Menu will be featuring new dishes and traditional favourites, including Sweet Corn and Prawn Soup, Tom Yam flavoured Hot & Sour Crab Soup, etc. Venue: Coffee Shop, Hotel Galadari .


Colombo District Muslim Marriage Registrars Association

Annual general meeting

The Colombo District Muslim Marriage Registrars Association held its annual general meeting at Wekanda Jumma Mosque,
Colombo recently. The following office bearers were elected for the year 2010-2011:
Chairman : Moulavi A.H.M. Ajward
Vice Chairman : Moulavi M.N.M. Nazeer
General Secretary : M.J.M. Riyal
Asst. Secretary : Al Haj Hussain Salahudeen
Treasurer : Moulavi M. Muzni Ameer
Asst. Treasurer : Moulavi S.U.M. Laffir
Committee Members : Moulavi M.S.M. Yahya, Moulavi Nagoor Rahim, Al Haj M.M. Firdhouse, Al Haj M.F.A. Farook, Al Haj A.B. Hassan Ali


Milk processors meet

Major Milk Processors Committee conducted a meeting at the Ministry of Livestock and Rural Community Development recently. Chairman of the Lanka Milk Foods (LMF) Harry Jayawardana and the other members spoke at the meeting


All Ceylon Women’s Buddhist Congress

Executive Committee 2010 - 2011

President : Anoja Wijesundera
Vice Presidents : Ranee Chandraratne, Indrani
Devendra, Lakshmi Perera, Malini
Perera, 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


The vegetable patch

Until September 30
The new vegetarian corner will include rice, noodles, pasta as well as Indian, Western, Chinese, Thai and Sri Lankan specialties.
Venue: The Dining room, Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo
Time: 7 to 11 p.m.


Concert to celebrate World Alzheimer’s Day

The Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation is pleased to announce once again the annual musical evening which has been held over four consecutive years to celebrate World Alzheimer’s
Day and will be held at St. Andrew’s Scots Kirk, on Tuesday September 21 at 7p.m.
This year’s programme includes voluntary performances by the De Lanerolle
Brothers, Natalie Gooneratne, Denham Pereira, Norma de Silva, Lenny and Shaenali Vittachi, Voice Print and the Voice of Praise, giving you a journey of light magical entertainment.

The foundation’s very own caregivers, Lenny and Shaenali will perform ‘One More Memory’, a song written by Brenda Hounam a mother of two, from the perspective of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. In 2004, when Brenda spoke about how this disease had affected her, little did she know how much her life would change? She spoke openly of her sadness at the thought of being unable to recognise her own son and
daughter and especially of the pain and suffering this would cause them.  

A music lover, Brenda thought a son would be the best way to remind her
children of her love for them. ‘One more Memory’ continues to touch hearts, and help loved ones cope with the unpredictable symptoms, onset and progression of Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
The de Lanerolle Brothers who do not need any introduction, are arriving from overseas just in time to perform at this concert, while Natalie Gooneratne, Denham Pereira, Voice Print and the Voice of Praise all of whom are well known in the music circle in Sri Lanka will no doubt add their musical expertise to the repertoire lined up for the programme that evening. Norma, a music teacher for 23 years at a number of International Schools, had to leave her job due to recent memory loss.  Norma will end the evening’s programme with a rendition on the piano of ‘How Great Thou


Donation of shoes

A donation of shoes to school children and distribution of dengue awareness leaflets conducted by the Community Unit of Kotahena Police Station, took place on August 21, 2010, as a social service initiative.


British High Commissioner addresses LSE students

British High Commissioner Dr Peter Hayes recently hosted the annual pre-departure event organised by the Sri Lankan branch of the London School of Economics (LSE) Alumni Association. The event is a chance for Sri Lankan scholars about to take up a place at LSE to hear from alumni about their experiences of living and studying in the UK. The London School of Economics is a world-leading academic institution. It has produced more than 15 Nobel Prize winners and 34 world leaders, including former US President John F Kennedy



September 12 to 26
Ganeshism 2, an exhibition of Lord Ganesh in art by Mahen Chanmugam
Venue: Barefoot Gallery, 704, Galle Road, Colombo 3
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

September 17 to 19
Exhibition of photographs by Gamini R. Hettithanthri
Venue: Lionel Wendt Gallery, Colombo 7
Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


September 19
Sokari, a drama by Dr Rohana P. Fernando
Venue: Lumbini Theatre, Colombo 6
Time: 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.

Musical show

September 25
An evening of dance and music by students of Nadeshwaralaya Academy of Fine Arts
Venue: Indian Cultural Centre
Time: 6 p.m.

September 19
A musical show presented by Rahat fateh ali khan
Venue: Taj Samudra, North Lawn
Time: 7 p.m.

Public Talk

September 19
Why Does Man Live in Conflict organised by the Krishnamurti Centre, Sri Lanka
Venue: Public Library,
Colombo 7
Time: 10:30 a.m.


Bale Pandiya

Staring Vishnu Vishal and Piaa Bajpai in latest Tamil comedy movie Bale Pandiya is written and directed by Siddharth Chandrasekhar.
Directed by: Siddharth Chandrasekhar
Produced by: Kalpathi S Aghoram
Staring Vishnu: Piaa Bajpai, Gibran Osman, Vivek, Pradeep Rawat, Vaiyapuri, John Vijay, Jayaprakash
Music by: Devan Ekambaram
Cinema Hall: Samantha, Dematagoda
Time: 10:30, 1:30, 4:30, 7:30


Independent Television Network (ITN) Board of Director Hashim Omar donated a sound system to Borella Ahadiyya School (Daham Pasal) at Ahadiyya Secretariat, Colombo recently. Here Hashim Omar handing over the sound system to the Principal, Shibly Hashim. Deputy Principal Ruzaik Farook and staff members Moulavi Iqbal, Farik Faris, Marshad Barry, Saheed Jiffry and Asim Shibly are also in the picture