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VW de Silva (45), father of a seven-year-old child, is urgently in need of kidney to save his life. The kidney he needs is Group ‘O’ Positive or Negative. According to doctor’s advice, this operation has to be conducted within a short period of three weeks.  Any person willing to donate a kidney to save his life, please contact Vasu…
Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00
The Interact Club of Visakha  Vidyalaya proudly presents ILLUSION 2015 on May15, from 6.30 pm onwards at the Jeremias Dias Hall, Visakha Vidyalaya. Music fans are invited to witness the mystery unraveling in its fullest glory, bringing out the latest talent to stage with a mix of cultures and art with the talents of Maneesha  Mihirani, Ranul  Amarabandu, Sachini...
Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00
The Government of Japan, on April 29, 2015 conferred one of its distinguished honors- ‘The Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Rays’- on Mrs. Indrani Ariyaratne, former Secretary to the Medical Department, Embassy of Japan, in recognition for her long-term-outstanding contributions to the Embassy.
Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00
Sanna Aaragalaya alias ‘Reading Sannasgala’ in Colombo, the line up of 15 books  that encapsulate his media work of a 30-year career, will be published on May 6, 2015 at 2.30 pm at the Tharanganee Film Hall of Sri Lanka Film Cooperation. Sanwada Sanyojanaa, Kathwa, Gemba, Sathyagaraya, Paththara Praashna saha Aththa Uththra and Akuru Athara Katha  are among the books…
Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00
The winner of best play, best direction along with seven other awards of the State Theater Festival 2015, Meya Thuwakkuwak Nowe written and directed by Chamila Priyanka will stage two special shows on May 17(Sunday) at 3.30 pm and 7.00 pm at the Lionel Wendt Theater, Colombo 7.
Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00
 Hunuwataye Kathawa, the drama by Henry Jayasena, will stage two special shows on May15 (Friday) at 3.30 pm and 7.00 pm at the Lionel Wendt Theater, Colombo 7. Nalin Pradeep Uduwela, Ruvini Manamperi, Prasanajith Abeysooriya, Nimal Jayasignhe, Indika Ferdinando, Niluka Rajamanthri, Lalith Janakantha, Chamika Hathlahawatte along with many artistes will perform in the play, while lighting...
Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00
To commemorate the 154rd birth anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Shri Arindam Bagchi, Deputy High Commissioner of India to Colombo will garland the bust of Tagore at the main library of the University of Colombo on May 7, 2015 at 9.30 am in the presence of the academic community and Tagore aficionados. The event is jointly organized by the Center…
Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00
Suba saha Yasa, a drama by Siman Nawagaththegama, will stage its special show on May 16 (Saturday) at 3.30 pm and 7.00 pm at the Lionel Wendt Theater Colombo 7. The cast is Sriyantha Mendis, Nihal Fernando, Kusum Renu, Kumara Thirimadura, Wasantha Wittachchi, Samadara Ariyawansa, Amaradasa Thalgahagoda, Thiwanka Nayomi, Rathna D. Nambuge, Upul Mahanama,...
Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00
The Gratiaen Trust in affiliation with Standard Chartered Bank announce Shortlist Event and Panel of Judges for the 2014 Gratiaen Prize and the H A I Goonetileke Prize for Translation The much anticipated shortlist announcement for the 2014 Gratiaen Prize will take place on Monday 11 May 2015 at the British Council premises, Alfred House Gardens, Colombo 03.  The event…
Full Article Saturday, 02 May 2015 00:00
Avurudu Festival and Get-together organized by Colombo Zone 3 of People’s Bank Pensioners’ Association was held recently at  the Winrich Holiday Home at Madapatha, Piliyandala.
Full Article Saturday, 25 April 2015 00:00
This set of books (TAMIL PERSON AND STATE – ESSAYS and TAMIL PERSON AND STATE – PICTORIAL) is the latest anthology from Michael Roberts that caters to the reading public in Lanka and elsewhere by collecting his essaying interventions in the public realm, usually on web, within one cover. These articles were written between 2009 and 2012. Two long articles,…
Full Article Saturday, 25 April 2015 00:00
Boston’s Five Star Professional magazine has chosen Janath V De Silva, a Sri Lankan born LUTCF of Boston Partners Financial Group, LLC, as one of Boston’s Five Star Wealth Managers for this year. De Silva, a past pupil of Royal College, Colombo, currently resides in the United States of America and the field De Silva was chosen in is...
Full Article Saturday, 25 April 2015 00:00
On this UN Earth Day, the Swarna Hansa Foundation is seriously taking note of continuous disregard of the UNFAO to peasants, appeal that UNFAO compensate reclaim and restore their land and soil , the Earth, the source of their life and livelihood is compelled to condemn the UN rhetoric on Earth Day and take the matter to peasants’ tribunal.
Full Article Saturday, 25 April 2015 00:00
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) held its AGM on March 30, 2015 at the Kingsbury Hotel. Niral Kadawathararachchi was reelected as the Chairman for the second term. The three Vice Chairpersons Ms Gayani de Alwis, Ms Namalie Siyambalapitiya and Capt Lasitha Cumaratunga and the Treasurer Ravi Edirisinghe too were reelected. Nujith Samarwickrema was elected as the new…
Full Article Saturday, 25 April 2015 00:00
Sunil Edirisinghe, Deeepika Priyadarshani and Edward Jayakody sing Kumaradasa Saputhantri’s lyrics with Rohana Weerasinghe’s melody on May 7, 2015 at the Maharagama Youth Hall. This ‘Ran malak’ show for the audience who love to fine songs and organizers inviting to this event which will be staged on 7.00pm onwards.
Full Article Saturday, 25 April 2015 00:00
Sri Lankan film Premaya Nam, the directorial debut by brothers Kalpana Ariyawansa and Vindana Ariyawansa had a special screening in Hollywood, Los Angeles, United States recently. Film was well received by the sellout audience which included Hollywood film industry professionals and leading Sri Lankan American professionals living in Los Angeles.
Full Article Saturday, 25 April 2015 00:00
Henry Jayasena’s award-winning play Kuweni is to be brought back to the stage as a new production, to be directed by Samudra Jeewani Karunananda. The new production is to be premiered on April 30 (Thursday) at 8.15 am and 10.30 am at the Panadura Town Hall.
Full Article Saturday, 25 April 2015 00:00
Professor Gananath Obeyesekere will speak on his forthcoming book: The Doomed King: A Requiem for Vikrama Rajasinghe at the ICES Auditorium, 2 ,Kinsey Terrace, Colombo 8, on May 7 (Thursday) 2015.Professor Gananath Obeyesekere is a Professor Emeritus of Anthropology, Princeton University from where he retired in 2000 after having taught for 20 years.  He has taught in the Universities of…
Full Article Saturday, 18 April 2015 00:00
The International Quiz Association (IQA), the world’s premiere Quiz organization, will be conducting its annual World Quizzing Championships on June 6(Saturday) 2015. IQA Sri Lanka chapter is conducting this Quiz in Colombo for the 10th year once again giving the Sri Lankan quiz enthusiasts the opportunity to compete in this prestigious world event.
Full Article Saturday, 18 April 2015 00:00
I have long been an aficionado of our nation's cultural heritage. My late father the archaeologist D.T.Devendra helped preserve it.  The following aide-memoire attempts to expose and finish off this mad proposal to provide a mechanized lift to Sigiriya's summit, actively and incomprehensibly supported by the DG/Archaeology.
Full Article Saturday, 18 April 2015 00:00

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