8 to Sunday, October 10
Pole Star, Wasantha Namaskara’s 77th exhibition of selected
All are welcome; free entry.
Venue: 175, Dippitigoda Road, Dalugama, Kelaniya [close to
6th Mile Post, Kandy Road]
The latest animated English comedy flick starring Steve
Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will
Arnett, Kristen Wiig, and Miranda Cosgrove brings out
the story of a supervillain named Gru who plans to use
three orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, only to
find that their innocent love is profoundly changing
Cinema Hall: Savoy 2, Wellawatta
Time: 10:30 a.m., 1:15 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 7 p.m.
|We Are Family
Starring Arjun Rampal, Kajol and Kareena Kapoor, the
latest Hindi movie, We Are Family is directed by
Siddharth Malhotra and produced by Karan Johar. The
movie is a remake of 1998 Stepmom.
Cinema Hall: Liberty, Kollupitiya
Time: 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 4:15 pm, 7 pm
Rajni plays dual roles. One is a scientist and the other
is a Robot. Scientist Rajni creates a Robot with
artificial intelligence like that of sixth sense in
humans to help human beings and to the development of
But its silicon heart falls in love with Aishwarya Rai,
writes romantic poems and the Robot behaves just like a
human being. Knowing about the extra ordinary
intelligence of the Robot, the villains try to get
control of the Robot. Scientist Rajni fights to save the
Robot falling into the hand of the enemies and destroys
the evil forces using the Robot itself.
Venue: Concord Cinema, Dehiwela
Time: 10:30 am, 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm
|Little Hands IV
Kindercare, the AMI certified Montessori school and
daycare centre, held their annual arts and crafts
exhibition, Little Hands IV, at the school premises
The exhibition, a key event in the school calendar,
featured recycled items that were transformed into
colourful works of art by the little students.
The children, ranging in age from 1-5 years, used their
talent to provide a new lease of life to everyday items
such as shoe boxes, yoghurt cups, containers, kitchen
rolls, paper and empty cheese boxes.
These usually discarded items were turned into beautiful
jewellery boxes, vases, pencil holders, room tags,
clocks, t-shirts, and many more.
|Anula Get-together 2010
Saturday, October 23
Anula Get-together 2010 organised by the Past Pupils’
Association (PPA) of Anula Vidyalaya features fun games,
stalls, food and drinks, souvenirs, a musical show and a
Past Anulians can get the PPA Membership at the event (a
copy of the NID, school leaving certificate and two
stamp size photographs are required).
For further information contact Nilanka Karunaratne
0714-285064 (Secretary), Himani Jayaweera 0777-372605
(Asst. Secretary), Inoka Gunawardana 0714-870563 (Vice
President), Sandya Uggalla 0728-825036 (Treasurer),
Rashmi Navaratne 0715-638816 (Asst. Treasurer)
Venue: Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda
Time: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m.
|Shine and Dine on Jetliner
For music, dance and dinner!
Sunday, November 14
Be on board the cruse ship, Jetliner anchored at the
Colombo Port, being a part of the Shine and Dine
Get-together organised by the Past Teachers’ Association
of Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda.
The event is a fundraiser to make donations to the
Dementia Ward of the Mental Hospital and the welfare
activities of the Association.
For more information contact Mrs. Pandithage on
Dress: Smart casual
Venue: Colombo Port
Time: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. (Sailing starts at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, October 21 to
Saturday, October 23
Organised by the Young Zoologists Association of Sri
Lanka (YZA), Mihimadala Exhibition 2010: Prevent Global
Warming; Conserve Biodiversity would be a campaign to
conserve wildlife with the changing climates providing
knowledge and products of renewable methods and
An International Youth Conference will be held as an
element of the Mihimadala Exhibition 2010, themed
Prevent Global Warming; Conserve Biodiversity with the
participation of both local and international delegates.
The conference will bring together both experts and
amateurs from various disciplines falling within the
broad category of environmental protection.
This international conference will provide an
opportunity to identify organisations that are working
on environmental issues and those working in the field
It will provide an ideal platform for discussions and
interactions between the participants and will be an
invaluable opportunity to liaise with international
Venue: Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC)
Time: 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
|Aloha Night Party
Saturday, October 9
Junior Camper International (CI), Bambalapitiya presents
Aloha Night Party, an authentic experience of luau, a
DJs: DJ Shiyam, Rizni, Romano, Upul, Ayzee
Special: Hawaiian fire dancers and eaters, luau fire
works display, fruity drinks, Hawaiian cocktails, luau
Venue: Beach House, Mount
Time: 9 p.m. onwards
Malagoda Welfare Foundation on the visionary concept of
Attorney-at-Law Nadil Dushantha Malagoda and counselling
of Depanama Sugathabandu Thera, the chief incumbent of
Sri Dharmakeerthiyarama Temple, Kollupitiya have started
a meritorious act of releasing cattle destined to be
As the first step, a cow and a calf were freed recently
at Sri Dharmakeerthiyarama Raja Maha Vihara, Kollupitiya.
|Running the Good Mile
Monies raised by the British High Commission in “Sports
Relief Mile” programme was contributed towards a sports
development programme in rural southern, Sri Lanka.
On March 20, staff of the British High Commission (BHC)
in Colombo, along with their colleagues from the British
Council, UK Trade and Investment and the wider BHC
family, took to the streets to run up to three miles, as
the popular UK charity, Sports Relief, went global. Yet,
behind the light-hearted fun of the race, the BHC staff
also had another aim in mind: To raise funds for the
local charity, the Foundation of Goodness (FOG).
The FOG aims to bridge the disparity between urban and
rural life in Sri Lanka by tackling poverty through
productive activities. The money raised by the BHC in
Sports Relief – approximately Rs. 300,000 was
contributed towards a sports development programme in
rural southern Sri Lanka.
Along with financial contributions from two other
donors, the money was used to build a fully-equipped
gymnasium for the budding young sportsmen and women of
the community of Seenigama and its surrounding villages.
This gymnasium is now fully-operative and the youth of
the area are certainly benefiting from its facilities,
all of which are free of charge.
“This is a very special project and most useful to
the FOG sports academy, particularly in the context of a
rural backdrop,” said Kushil Gunasekara, Founder/Trustee
(voluntary) – Foundation of Goodness. “We are fortunate
to have been selected for this worthy grant from the
British High Commission. We should also not forget, of
course, the volunteer architect from the UK, Miss Kim
Wright, who helped us immensely and our other two
esteemed sponsors –Nandadeva Perera, Director of Vogue
Jewellers (Pvt.) Ltd. and a former Nalanda College
cricket captain and the Leeds Grammar School, UK. The
commitment of all three donors in helping the rural
communities in Sri Lanka is appreciated by us who help
them and, most importantly, by the ultimate
beneficiaries of your support.”
The Foundation of Goodness continues in pursuing the
concept of providing rural communities with more than
just their basic needs; it also provides them with
opportunities to break away from the trap of poverty and
move towards excellence in every sphere in life.
Alzheimer’s Day commemorative walk
annual commemorative walk organised by the Lanka
Alzheimer’s Foundation kicked off last week from the
Angsana Spa Garden at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo. It was
the eighth year in succession that the walk took place,
attracting large crowds helping to create awareness of
this fast spreading disease especially in Sri Lanka
The annual Training for Trusteeship Workshop organised
by the Weeramantry International Centre for Peace
Education and Research (WICPER) was held recently at the
MAS Institute of Management and Technology (MIMT).
The workshop brought together student leaders from
all universities and a number of youth groups in Sri
Lanka and aimed to instill in them a realisation that as
future leaders of the country they are all trustees for
The workshop brought together about 70 students from
Jaffna to Matara and Batticaloa to Colombo who all lived
and worked together for five to seven days planning ways
and means through which they could work for the
betterment of Sri Lankan society in one way or another.
The workshop commenced on a cross cultural note with
inspirational statements from religious personalities
representing Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam.
They spoke on the teachings of those religions regarding
the duties to each other and to the human future.
Among the matters which received special attention at
the workshops were duties to the environment, the
concept of peace and reconciliation, the duties to
future generations and a basic exposure to human rights
and international law.
The workshops held in previous years have been
productive of very significant results through projects
planned and executed by participants. Among these were a
health project for elderly people in Batticaloa, a legal
aid project in Vakarai, an environmental protection
project in Wilpattu and IT training projects in
Among the co-sponsors of this year’s workshop were
Monash University, the American Centre, UNESCO and
Julius and Creasy.
The Training for Trusteeship programme of the
Weeramantry Centre has been selected as one of five
future oriented educational projects from across the
world for discussion at a World Youth Conference
currently being held in Bonn under the auspices of the
Laureates of the Right Livelihood Award.
Until Sunday, October 3
An exhibition of paintings by Radhika Dias Bandaranaike
and Zinufa Razik
Venue: Harol Peries Gallery, Lionel Wendt Memorial Art
Centre, 18, Guildford Crescent, Colombo 7
Time: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Nourishing And Nursing Nature, a wild life photographic
Venue: Kandy City Centre
My Way II, the second solo photographic exhibition by
Venue: Lionel Wendt Memorial Art Centre, 18, Guildford
Crescent, Colombo 7
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday, October 6
Sinhabahu, a stage play of Ediriweera Sarachchandra
Venue: Elphinstone Theatre, Colombo 10
Time: 3:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m.