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The Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) held its 10th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 15 at its office at 96, Kirula Road, Colombo 5, attended by representatives of its stakeholders, comprising the Newspaper Society of Sri Lanka, The Editors Guild of Sri Lanka, the Free-Media Movement and the Sri Lanka Working Journalists Association.

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Chandra Lalith Jayaweera of Netolpitiya, Tangalle has been suffering from an acute cancer in the stomach for more than one and a half years. Consultant Surgeon Dr. Sarath Kumara Kollure, of the National Hospital, Colombo has performed surgery on him. At present, he is in Ward No. 17 of the Cancer Hospital, Maharagama and receiving treatment from Consultant Oncologist Dr. Dehan Gunasekara.

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Major Nalin Herath took over duties on March 18, 2014 as Military Assistant to Chief of Staff in the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in Western Sahara, Morocco. This is the first time a
Sri Lankan became as Military Assistant in a UN mission and it was a great honor for Sri Lanka and our Army. This appointment was dominated by Europeans

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 The British School in Colombo has been awarded Cambridge International School status by Cambridge International Examinations and is now approved to offer Cambridge programs and qualifications, including Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge A Levels.

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A special presentation was made to Filmmaker Chandran Ratnam for his film ‘Common Man’ at the 2014 Madrid International Film Festival (MIFF) held in Spain on July 19. This was on account of Ratnam being unable to be present to receive the award at the last year’s International Film Festival. Here, Ratnam (right) is pictured with South African actress and producer Alice Krige

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A public lecture by Dr Susantha Goonatilake   on’ Pre-colonial and Post-colonial Transfers   from South Asia to Science and Technology’ will be delivered on July 28 (Monday) 5.00pm at the Gamini Dissanayake Auditorium, Mahaveli Center No. 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7.

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Pettah Interchange will be screened on August 2 at Rio Cinema. Pettah Interchange will return for its third appearance to give Sri Lankan audiences a taste of the German subculture. Some of the features of the show will be the use of unconventional public locations to celebrate music and the arts. This year Border movement will turn the neglected, but iconic Rio

Full Article Sunday, 27 July 2014 00:00

The production of Premaya Nam film, based on a true story, is nearing its completion. Its cast includes Shyam Fernando, Samanalee Fonseka, Suranga Ranawaka and Sathish Wijemanna among others. ‘Premaya Nam’ is the debut cinematic creation written and directed by Kalpana Ariyawansha and Windana Ariyawansha. Lyrics were provided by Prof Sunil Ariyaratne, music direction

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Hurricane-maker
of delicate wing
lesson-giver
who does not teach
is silent
but articulating

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The annual Bellanwila Esala Perahera will commence on August 11 on a grand scale, the Most Ven Bellanwila Wimalarathana Thera said. Accordingly, the 64th Perahera will be held up to August 28 parading the streets in and around the vicinity of the Bellanwila temple.

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 A ballet by the Dengue Prevention of the Health Unit of  Dehiwala-Galkissa Municipality themed ‘Eradication of Dengue Menace’ by cleaning the environment at home and the neighborhood was conducted by Gunapala Karunapathirana on July 13 (Sunday), at the venues - Sri Maha Bodhi Viharaya Dehiwala, Medical Development Pirivena, Hilda Home for the Aged and Ranjayagama Shrine House.

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The Press Complaints Commission of Sri Lanka (PCCSL) received 163 complaints last year and opened a branch office in Jaffna to receive complaints, the Chief Executive Officer of the PCCSL said in his annual report for 2013.CEO Sukumar Rockwood further stated that the Sinhala press which comprises 39 percent of the country’s newspapers attracted the majority of the complaints in 2013.

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The ASHRAE Sri Lankan Chapter selected Ethiliwewa Chandrawimala primary school in Moneragala with minimum sanitary facilities to construct two new toilets under a CSR project. The picture indicates the chapter members handing over the new construction to the Principal of the College. In addition, a SINGER 32 inch LCD TV and a few musical instruments for the use of the children were donated.

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In memory of Colonel Fazly Laphir, PWV, RWP, RSP Commanding Officer, 1st Regiment Special Forces, who died in action on July 19, 1996 while on a rescue mission in Mullaitivu.

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EMS Theory- Better alternative to special and general theories of Relativity, authored by Harsha  Kumar Suriyaarachchi MSc. (Eng), BSc.(Eng) Abstract Aberration of light, from stars to sun to the moon to streetlight has not been explained successfully by any scientific theory so far. Theories of Relativity and all other theories completely fail to explain the observed physical phenomena of aberration of light.

Full Article Sunday, 20 July 2014 00:00

The harmony of their voices has mesmerized audiences here and abroad since 2006. They redefined the boundaries of Sri Lankan music when, for the first time in the country’s musical history, a band fully vocalized a Sinhalese song that rose rapidly in the Sinhala charts. Now they have gone a step further and are prepping to woo their audience once again this August with an exciting line up of both Sinhalese and English songs and a few new surprise additions to enhance their voice talents further.

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Vietnama Umang Satana translated by Sujeewa Dissanayake from The Tunnels of the CU CHI will be launched on July 23 at 3.30 pm at the National Library and Documentation Services Board.Prof Ven Kumburugamuwe Vajira Thera will preside over the event while the Vietnamese Ambassador to Sri Lanka, Don Chin will be the chief guest of the occasion. Senior minister DEW Gunasekera, Minister...

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RR Samarakone’s Ahasin Vetunu Minissu will be staged at the Air Force Auditorium, Ekala on July 24 at 3.00 and 6.00 pm. The cast comprises Tilak Kumara Ratnayaka, Ramya Vanigasekara, Wickrama Seneviratne, Geetha Kanthi Jayakodi and Prasad Sooriyarachchi. Stage management is by Edward Chandrasiri.
This is a remake by Ramya Vanigasekara. The original play won several state awards in 1971.

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This exhibition, titled Drawing Series, presents drawings by Chandraguptha Thenuwara starting from 2012. One part of the exhibition contains a body of work exhibited in Den Haag, the Netherlands in 2012. The exhibition also features the artist’s latest drawings, which were created alongside the work that will be featured in his Lionel Wendt exhibition that opens parallel July 23.

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France’s celebrated Notre Dame Cathedral came alive at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery on July12 to 13, 2014 with ‘Nostalgie04 – Notre Dame de Paris’, an exhibition of black and white photographs by Kumar de Silva.
Presented by the Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the Alliance Française de KOTTE as part of the current French Spring Festival 2014 has

Full Article Sunday, 13 July 2014 00:00

In 2004, Nuwan Prasad suffered critical burn injuries and was blinded by an acid attack over personal enmity. After extensive treatment at the Medical Research Foundation Sankara Nethrayala in Chennai, India, the vision in his left eye was restored through Osteo-Odonto Keratoprosthesis (OOKP) procedure developed by Italian surgeon Benedetto Stampelli.

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A round of Pinkamas are arranged commencing July 7 to celebrate 50 years of ordained life of Sasana Keerthi Sri Shastracharya Athigaru Pamankada Indrajothi Lokuhamuduruwo, Chief Prelate of Polgasowita Sri Sudharshanarama Temple. The Pinkama will be completed on July 14 with the special honouring and ‘Sudhakara’ presentation on July 13, 2pm.

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The Inter-School Shakespeare Drama Competition 2014 jointly organized by the Colombo YMCA and the Rotary Club, Colombo North will be held on the following dates:
Semi Finals: September 9 to11, 2014 at the Lionel Wendt Theater.

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The Old Friends of Christian College Kotte was formed in 1963 soon after the nationalization of schools. The group of Old Boys and teachers of Christian College, Kotte was formed in 1822. The Old Friends of Christian College Kotte celebrated the 50th Anniversary on December 7, 2013 and this year too they intend to have their get-together on December 6, 2014. They wish to invite all past

Full Article Sunday, 13 July 2014 00:00

A meditation program by Artist ‘Ritigala Sumedha’ will be held from 8.00am on July 19, from 8.00am at the historic Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya.
The Ritigala Vishuddhi Haramba Gurukulaya invites all those interested in taking part to come to the Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya.

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The 137-year-old Kandy Club came up to this position mainly due to the efforts of people in the committee, in the last couple of years it was due to people like President B.D.R.Suri Rajan, Vice President Hafiz Marikar, Secretary K.M.R.Kulatunge, Treasurer Lala Wickremarthne and rest of the committee members and in the early years it was Roy de Silva.

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