The 2013 Signis (ICOC/UNDA) salutation for creativity cinema of the year 2013 will be held on Saturday, December 7 at 6.00pm at the Tharanganie Hall of the Sri Lanka Film Corporation.
For the first time in the cinema awards history, nomination list has already been announced and accordingly, around 10 films and artistes who joined in those films are in the nomination list to award on 16 different categories.
A Certificate Course in Community Leadership Development was launched by the Sri Lanka Foundation (SLF) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) under the Communities for Progress (C4P II) project funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAid).
President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the magnificent Cambodian Buddhist Traditional Center at Upper Bomiriya, Kaduwela on November 25, 2013.This project was successfully completed due to the support given by Ven. Omalpe Sobhitha Nayaka Thera and Mrs Indra Rodrigo Munasinghe who presented the land. This amazing Buddhist Center was built according to the
The Old Peterites Group of 87-92 of St Peter’s College OBU, the ‘Legends’ as they are known, organized the Annual Teachers’ Day recently for the 13th consecutive year to coincide with the World Teachers Day celebrated globally.
This year, to raise the required funds for the Teachers’ Day and spice up the event, they first organized “The Old Peterites group of 87-
Padma Piyalatha Mahavithana, residing at Galagama, Induruwa in Bentota, a mother of two girls, has been suffering from chronic kidney failure since August, 2009. Consultant Nephrologist attached to Colombo National Hospital Dr Rushika Lanerolle, under whose care she is being treated, has put her on a twice weekly dialysis schedule.
In celebration of the third Anniversary of the second term in office of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, a dance drama “Mekala “ was staged at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall on November 19.
The theme of Mekala a dance drama produced and directed by Kalasuri Dr Arunthathy Sri Ranganathan “for providing leadership to create harmony within the diversity
The 57th Secession of the monthly lecture series of the National Trust - Sri Lanka, will be addressed by Dr Lionel Bentarage, Professor of Faculty of Dance and Drama of the University of Fine Arts who will make a presentation on THE ART OF MAKING SRI LANKAN MASKS. The event will be at the Hatton National Bank Auditorium, 22nd Floor, HNB Towers, 479 T.B. Jayah Mawatha,
Dr. Sanjay Garg Deputy Director – SAARC Cultural Center, Colombo and national Archives of India, will speak on “Power of Money: Money of Power Probing Money as Mass Media” at the monthly lecture of Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka (RASSL) on Monday November 25 at 5.00 p.m. at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium
Deshabandu Alec Robertson was honored at a at an event held recently to mark his 85th birth anniversary and 10 years of passing with the issue of a commemorative stamp. The erudite scholar was the president of the Servants of the Buddha Society for 29 years from 1969 to 1998. The Society continues to meet every Saturday evening and listen to
Emeritus Professor of Sinhala of the University of Colombo Prof J B Dissanayake will deliver the inaugural W H Samaranayake Memorial Oration on Friday 22 November at 6.30 at the Auditorium of the Expographic Bookstore at 455, Pannipitiya Road, Pelawatta and will be themed ‘W H Samaranayake’s legacy to the sphere of English Education in Sri Lanka’.Organized by the W H Samaranayake Foundation
Kalindu Priyadarshana, receives the Bronze Award at the National Best Quality Software Awards 2013 under Tertiary (Technology) category, competing with 74 other contenders. He was also selected as an Asia Pacific Information and Communication Technology Alliance (APICTA) nominee to represent Sri Lanka. Currently Kalindu is working as a research engineer at Nanyang Technological University Singapore under the supervision of Associate
The play ‘Kalumaali: a fairy tale for grown-ups’, which was short-listed for the 2012 Gratiaen Award, returns to the Lionel Wendt stage on November 23 and 24 with shows in Sinhala and English. Directed by Ruwanthie de Chickera, the play debuted in September last year to full houses, and has enjoyed box office success and critical acclaim in subsequent shows. Kalumaali is a well-crafted drama that gives a
Five Sri Lankan artistes were feted with Bunka Awards at the 20th Bunka (Cultural) Awards which was held recently at the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation, Colombo 7 at an event organized by the by the Japan Sri Lanka Friendship Cultural Fund(JSFCF). This year’s recipients of the awards were Liyanage Amarakeerthi-Literature, Nayana Hettiarachchi-Drama/Film, Priyankara Rathnayake-Drama /Theatre, Shanmuganathan Thibaharan-Music, Uresha Ravihari Wickramasinghe-Music.
To commemorate Children’s Day, which falls on November 14, each year, coinciding with the birthday of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, the Indian Cultural Center (ICC), Colombo, will organize painting, drawing and writing competitions for children on Saturday, 23 November, from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. at the Indian Cultural Centre, 16/2 Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7.
Ambassador Dr. Juergen Morhard, presided at a ceremony in Colombo, to hand over German-funded mine clearing equipment from the Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (FSD) to Delvon Assistance for Social Harmony (DASH) a Sri Lankan non-profit de-mining agency.“Landmines are an ongoing reminder of Sri Lanka’s conflict four years after the end of the war,” said Ambassador Morhard.
Senior journalist Ravi Nagahawatte launched his maiden book ‘Almond Street Cries’ at the National Library and Documentation Services Board in Colombo on October 4. Rivira Media Corporation CEO Chula Ratwatte was the chief guest. The author presents a book to his mother Wishwaranee Nagahawatte
The Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Poor celebrates 125 years of loving service to the elderly poor of Sri Lanka on December 8. The Little Sisters of the Poor order was formed by Saint Jeanne Jugan who is also called the “saint for our time”. Spread over 31 countries with 191 Homes its beginnings, humble and unpretentious.The Little Sisters do not own
‘THIS IS IT’ the Ultimate Choral Concert by Choro Calibre, which was to be held in October at the BMICH and Nelum Pokuna, has been POSTPONED as the above venues will be occupied for the preparations towards Commonwealth Heads Of Government Annual Meeting (CHOGAM). THIS IS IT is rescheduled for November 25 at the Nelum Pokuna Theater.The Ultimate choral concert will
This year, Sri Lanka will celebrate International Deaf Day, today, Sunday October 6, with a walk and a seminar in Kurunegala and is organized by the Sri Lanka Central Federation of the Deaf and assisted by the Social Services Ministry.
The walk will commence at 11.00 am from the Wehara Municipal Council Grounds and proceed to St Anne’s College, Kurunegala.
Mahinda Prasad Masimbula won the award for the best Sinhala novel for his book Sen Kottan while Uppu Kattu written by K. Rayappu’s was the best Tamil novel and Daya Dissanayake’s Miracle Under the Kumbuk Tree was adjudged the best English Novel of the year.
The Media Unit of Sri Dharmaloka College, Kelaniya have successfully broadcast a school radio channel, “Dfm” (Dharmaloka FM) throughout the Kelaniya area parallel to the anniversary of the school.
This year the school, which was opened on October 2, 1938, celebrates its 75th anniversary and the Dfm will broadcast live for the sixth time from October 3 to 13. Listeners of the
Daya Sri Narendra Rajapakse’s latest book, Janamaadya Niyaamanaya was launched recently at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, during the Colombo International Book Fair. The author presents copies of the book to Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Minister Rajitha Senaratne and Dr Sujatha Senaratne
In celebration 60 years of Sri Lankan-German Diplomatic Relations the German Embassy is hosting a series of events commencing on the German National Day on October 3 and will go on till the end of the year.
The Goethe-Institute is presenting the Sri Lanka Tour of the German Brass-ensemble ‘Talking Horns’ who will enchant as a quartet, accompanied by four traditional folk
The Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL) chief executive Sukumar Rockwood addressed journalists and editors of The nation on Tuesday September 17 and spoke of the essentials of keeping with the ‘Code of Professional Practice’.
The PCCSL was inaugurated ten years ago to provide a voluntary self-regulatory method to resolve inaccuracies that may occur
The State Literary Awards 2013 will be on Monday October 30 at 2.30 pm at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall. Held to felicitate and reward the creative works and contributions the event will be held under the patronage of Sri Lanka Parliament Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, with the participation of Culture and Arts Minister
Reggie Schickel, won the first annual microfinance film competition -‘MicroFlicks 2013’ for his entry The Cashew Queen of Puttlam Village. A short film, it tells the story of Geetha, a Sri Lankan woman with an infectious spirit, who was able to grow a successful cashew business with a small loan. The film received thousands of votes from the public and was judged