The official ‘Around the Pearl’ logo and website were launched in preparation for the ten day bicycle tour of Sri Lanka being conducted by 14 business professionals, in an effort to raise funds for Cerebral Palsy.
From the April 10 to 20, a dynamic group of 14 business leaders will set out from Colombo on a 10 day challenge: A 1,400 km bicycle ride around Sri
Jayatissa Alwis and I received appointments to the Government Press on the same day. It was October 1, 1969. That was the day the 1970 Financial Year of the state began. There were about 28 recruits in our batch of trainee proofreaders. Jayatissa was easily the best.We had served for just 13 days in the department when we were forced to join a strike
The 13th ‘Chinese Bridge’ Chinese Proficiency Competition for Sri Lankan College Students was successfully held at the Lumbini Hall on Sunday. Thirty-four students from universities of Sri Lanka took part in the competition, composed of written examination, speech and talent show.
Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo continued to show its support to sustainable living by paying tribute to Earth Hour on March 29. All lighting in public areas of the hotel are turned off from 8.30 pm to 9.30 pm and the air conditioning brought down to 26° C from 23° C.
“The city was a sea of flames and we were forbidden to enter the city center as we were told this bomb was different from other bombs,” explained 84-year-old Sakata Takanari, a Japanese survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bomb. “People were burnt black and were all whispering ‘please give me water, please give me water’ and we couldn’t help them.
The City branch of People’s Leasing and Finance, a subsidiary of People’s Bank, organized an awareness program for three-wheel drivers with the purpose of enhancing their living standards and well being of them. This program which was held recently at the Disaster Management Auditorium was conducted by a lecture panel from universities of Kelaniya and Colombo.
Climate Action Network South Asia (CANSA) in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) conducted the second workshop on Climate Change and Development Journalism for local journalists on March 20, 2014 at the Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI), Colombo 5. The workshop focused on the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), science and communicating climate change to the masses.
An 18-fold program, ‘Countering Geneva Challenge’ by Nishantha Sri Warnasinghe was launched on March 21 at Sri Lanka Foundation with the participation of Venerable Maha Sangha and Minister of Technology and Research Patali Champika Ranawaka. The 18-fold program is based on four fields, namely, international, economical, social and political.
The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) will sponsor a public lecture on the role of linguistic
In national reconciliation to be delivered by Dr. Sandagomi Coperahewa on April 4, (Friday) 2014 at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Auditorium at 24, Horton Place, Colombo 7. Dr. Sandagomi Coperahewa is a Senior Lecturer in Modern Sinhala and the
Sanniyakuma Shanthi Karmaya featuring low country traditional dancing items with ‘Daha Ata Sanniya’ will be performed on March 24, (7.00 pm) 2014 at the Hyde Park grounds.
The objective of the event is to bless the government and its leadership as the country is facing an international conspiracy.
An art exhibition titled ‘Warna 2014’ scheduled to be held at the National Art Gallery is expected to showcase the aesthetic skills of children who have been mentally challenged.
The big day for these children will fall on March 25 (Tuesday) and their paintings can be seen between 9 am to 3pm. The art exhibition is organized by Life Psychology
The Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) along with the Climate Action Network of South Asia (CANSA) plans to conduct training on ‘Climate Change and Development’ on March 20, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m .at the Sri Lanka Press Institute Auditorium. The program focuses on how to advocate for the pro-poor and vulnerable development. The program is organized by
Student leaders from all parts of Sri Lanka gathered at Hillwood College, Kandy on February 14, 2014 to participate in ‘Zoom In 5: Your Leadership Journey’ as well as the launch of the Inaugural Youth Leadership Council. This program was hosted by Ekamuthu Oray Makal Unity Mission Trust. The Unity Mission Trust has been in existence since May 2009 and is a non-profit
Invited by Rev Siyabalangamuwe Linarathana Thera, the Swarna Hansa coordinator, Gallege Punyawardana Head of the Swarna Hansa Foundation visited Sangappale to make sure the villagers get back to traditional cultivation when the wewa is reconstructed under Swarna Hansa Dahasak. Convinced by the villagers the Swarna Hansa decided to assist reconstruction of Waliagare wewa.
Sunandaji, a lecturer in Vedanta, will be in Sri Lanka this month and is scheduled to have a series of lectures on spirituality.The lectures are based on Bhagavad Gita will be held from March 19-22 between 6.30 pm to 8pm at the Buddhist Culture Center in Thimbirigasyaya.
Chandra Lalith Jayaweera of Netolpitiya, Tangalle has been diagnosed to be suffering from a malignant cancer in his stomach for more than one year. He was operated on by Colombo National Hospital surgeon Sanath Kumara Kollure and receives treatment from consultant oncologist Dehan Gunasekara. The patient is a father of three school going children. He seeks public assistance
Galle will wake up to the beats of music from all over the island when the port city hosts the third edition of the Galle Music Festival on March 15 (Saturday). According to a press release issued by its organizers, the event has been made possible by Sevalanka Foundation, Rikskoncerten, Aru Sri Art Theater and Royal Norwegian Embassy.
The chairperson of Mother Lanka (CML) and the Sri Lanka Tea Board, Janaki kuruppu has been awarded the outstanding woman leadership award for 2014 at Women Leadership Congress held in Mumbai India on February 14, 2014. Besides Kuruppu, awards were given to women from Kenya, Myanmar, Afganistan and India as well.
International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) is the world championship in mathematics for students under the age of 20. It is held annually with the participation of 500 students representing 100 countries. Sri Lankan Mathematics Competition (SLMC) is the first stage of the Sri Lankan Mathematical Olympiad from a team of six students is selected to represent Sri Lanka at the IMO. In addition to
The Olive Group of Royal College old boys will hold its annual get-together on Friday, March 14, 2014 at the Dutch Burgher Union. This will be the 49th consecutive event of the Group, usually held during the Royal-Thomian cricket match.
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The famous Westaphilain notion of sovereignty established in 1648 after 30-year-old war in the Holy Roman Empire, Austria, Spain, France, Sweden and the Dutch Republic but at different stages was joined by other nations like Denmark, Poland and even the Ottamans. The war ignited with a stern opposition to the absolute
Nilendra Abeykoon, a resident of Welisara, Ragama, is in need of an ‘O’ Positive Kidney. According to the medical records of Abeykoon, the transplant of the kidney has to be done immediately. His wife Lishani Perera makes an appeal to the public in search of a donor who can give her husband a kidney.
Friday 31 was the 11th death anniversary of TRR Rajan, Kandy’s versatile sportsman, sports benefactor, philanthropist, a great Rotarian who kept the Kandy Rotary Club alive and active and above all a gentleman who died without any sufferings on January 31, 2003