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The annual Ratha Yatra Chariot Festival of Lord Sri Jagannath Swamy was held on October 8. The festival was organized by the Kotahena Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple. Many cultural programs like Karagattam, toy- horse dance and bhajan by the Mayapoor Krishna Chandras group were among the devotional events took place in the parade.

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

The Netherlands Alumni Association of Lanka installed a 12 kw Solar PV System to the Blood Bank Building of Karapitiya Teaching Hospital with the funds provided by the City of Velsen in the Netherlands the sister City of Galle. This project was initiated at the request of the Director of the Hospital Dr WAM Shelton Perera and Deputy Director Dr Pathirage to NAAL Velsen

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

For the 18th time, the CEA has organized 10 days intensive Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) training program, in partnership with the IUCN, Center for Environmental Justice and Center for Environmental Studies of University of Peradeniya. The training program was held at Hotel Tree of Life, Kandy with 60 participants. The inauguration session was held on October 15, 2014.

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

The DS Senanayake Old Boys’ Association will hold its Golden Ball- 2014 on November 1, at the Hilton Hotel, Colombo.  Well-wishers are kindly  requested to grace the occasion.
Pasad Weerasekera, Treasurer

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

The library of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka (SUSL) was strengthened by the Alumni Association 2000/2001 batch recently with the donation of Banking and Insurance textbooks. In the recent past, the undergraduates of the Banking and Insurance (Special) degree programme of SUSL faced many difficulties in their studies due to the shortage of relevant textbooks in these fields.

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

What were those years like
would she know,
those track-ripping times
of anger and contestation
the affirmation of history by disavowal

Full Article Sunday, 19 October 2014 00:00

Savindu Herath, former Head Prefect of Ananda College, Colombo, was awarded the Fritz Kunz Memorial Challenge Trophy for the most outstanding Anandian for the year 2012, at the College Prize Giving, which was held on October 3. He received the award from Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development, Dallus Alahapperuma, who was the chief guest

Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00

Kevin de Silva, a 22-year-old youth from Kolonnawa is suffering from an uncommon disease for the past eight years. He is at present receiving treatment at Ward No. 49 of The General Hospital, Colombo. The treatments so far have not shown good results, and his mother and brother plan to take Kevin abroad for a bone-marrow transplant immediately as advised by

Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00

Sachin de Silva of 21 B, Anagarika Dharmapala Mawatha, Hokandara Road, Thalawathugoda passed away after a brief illness and the funeral will take place on October 12 (today) at 4.00pm at the Welipara Public Cemetery in Thalawathugoda. He was 21 years old and was working at Nations Trust Bank. He is the son of veteran photographer and vocalist Wijith de

Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00

The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel proudly launched a brand new facility for pension disbursements via its mCash service in partnership with the Pensions Department of Sri Lanka. The launch event which was held recently under the auspices of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, unveiled the Pension Disbursement Facility via the mCash service as an added benefit for retired-government employees.

Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00

Applications are invited from the qualified applicants for the Ayurveda Shashthri (DA) course conducted by the Siri Parakumba Ayurveda Medical College, Ethul Kotte.The interested applicants should be between 18 to 30 years old and got Credit passes in Sinhala and Mathamatics at the GCE O/Level examination and two passes at the GCE A/Level examination and for Buddhist monks

Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00

It was the longest procession
longest in Asia
or at least in memory
so they said
of this Esala that colored street
in the saffron of renunciation
the white of adherence,

Full Article Sunday, 12 October 2014 00:00

‘Travellanka’ has been awarded the prize for the Best Travel Magazine in Sri Lanka, by the Chamber of Tourism and Industry, Sri Lanka.In its 21st year of continuous publication, ‘Travellanka’ is the only regularly updated Tourist Information Book in Sri Lanka, recognized by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, and widely distributed in the country to serve tourists and

Full Article Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00

14- year- old Geethaka Mahinkanda, who is a student of Ananda College, has been diagnosed with Leukemia last year, and treated at the Cancer Hospital, Maharagama. He was all right for a period of time, and the continuous check-ups have revealed it is rooting again. The doctors have finally advised the parents a bone-marrow transplant surgery most probably in abroad.

Full Article Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00

Children once again became the center of attention on October1, as it was World’s Children’s Day in Sri Lanka. The theme of this year’s Children’s Day was ’Protect us with love’. Adding more meaning to this theme, programs, events and fun-filled activities were organized in every nook and corner of the country giving priority for the mental and physical needs of the children.

Full Article Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00

The Community Stream of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, held the 2014 Exhibition on Services on Differently-Able People on September 26(Friday) at the faculty premises. This was attended by 20 different institutions, which are engaged in caring and providing services for differently-able persons, including children.

Full Article Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00

The Hameedia Group and Angelo Mathews, Captain of the Sri Lanka Cricket team have once again partnered the ‘My Friend’ project to donate school bags, water bottles, stationery, books and lunch boxes  to 200 schoolchildren in need. The ‘My Friend’ project is an initiative by Hameedia, which supports less- fortunate children across the country. Mathews and his wife along with

Full Article Sunday, 05 October 2014 00:00

The Royal College Group of 2003, as part of the Royal College Union has been involved in numerous welfare, CSR and school development projects, during the past 8 years. Recently, it completed the first phase of a new project, “I Gave Back to Royal College.”

It is a project that inducts Royal College on par with leading-educational institutes across the globe.

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

The annual get-together of Government Press Readers’ (present and past) will take place today at No.1625/1, Hataraman Handiya, Malabe  Road, Kottawa commencing at 9.30am.
All are welcome to enjoy the fun-filled day which will be a great opportunity for you to go back to the past memories with colleagues while enjoying music for your pleasure.

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

The launching of book ‘Goliya Pravanatha’ (Global Trends) authored by Senior Journalist Vijaya Dissanayake took place recently at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute.
The book consists of five chapters, depicting the various stages of progress of mankind. Picture shows Vijaya Dissanayake presenting a copy of his book to Senior Journalist Mohan Samaranayake.

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

The Hunt, a film by Thomas Vinterberg, is an unsettlingly convincing portrait of one man’s struggle against a single falsehood, will be screened on September 29 (3.00 pm and 5.30) at the ICES Auditorium, 2, Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 8. Mads Mikkelsen won the Best Actor Award at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival for his portrayal of Lucas, a highly regarded school teacher, who has been forced to start

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

The Faculty of Computing of Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT) will hold CODEFEST 2014 in October. This highly-anticipated event, taking place for the third consecutive year, challenges school and university students across Sri Lanka to push the limits of their coding skills by building innovative and exciting applications.

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Kotahena Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple Annual Chariot Festival will take place on October 8. In this regard, many cultural programs are lined up from October 8 to 12.A special event of music-dance program will be staged on the final day of October 12 at the Bambalapitiya Sarwathi Hall at 4.00pm by Mrs. Veronica Dasanayake Dancing Group. Mrs. Veronica Dasanayake has played

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

A tree for the ages
from tap root to top
nothing to discard
love notes to civilization
crafted to please
sense by sense

Full Article Sunday, 28 September 2014 00:00

Culminating a year of celebrations, the men of grit from the Double Blue fraternity will meet and greet to celebrate 140 years of excellence of their alma mater on October 4, 2014 at its annual dinner dance. Themed ‘Celebrations’, the sparkling dinner dance in all its glory will be held at the Oak Ballroom of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel.

Full Article Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:00

‘JAPANESE EDUCATION SEMINAR 2014’ was held at the “Anthurium”, Galadari Hotel, Colombo 1 on September 20(Saturday), 2014, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. This is the fourth successive seminar organized by the Embassy of Japan together with the Japanese Graduates Alumni Association of Sri Lanka (JAGAAS) and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) in order to

Full Article Sunday, 21 September 2014 00:00

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