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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, however, are new products drafted...

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 Secretary.

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 Peradeniya, Washington and California, San Diego.

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

Dilani de Silva’s life was on a knife edge some years ago. She was depressed, angry and felt like a frog covered with a coconut shell. But there is a saying that one can’t keep a living thing covered with a coconut shell for long. Sooner or later, this living thing is going to turn the shell over and emerge from beneath.

Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00

Annasi & Kadalagotu Literary Festival organized in partnership with the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency, will be held on April 25, from 10 am to 6 pm, at the Western Province Aesthetic Resort, 275/74, Prof Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha, Colombo 7. Looking for Sri Lankan literature? Think you don’t know enough about local authors? Need information on publishing a book? If you are looking for...

Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00

St. Andrew’s Scots Kirk is where you can always expect to hear one of the finest pipe organs in the country resonate majestically. Where hymns rise and often arias and anthems are performed.  Always the music and style of worship is of the western genre.
But two Sundays ago, the second Sunday in Lent, there was, for the...

Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00

Christ Church Mirihana jubilantly held its 125th anniversary on April 7. A Festal Service will be held on April 11 (Saturday). The little church was built when a group of practicing Christians living in Mirihana, headed by the members of the Christian Missionary movement in Mirihana, felt that the Christian community needed a place of worship.

Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00

Fashion Bug, one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail clothing stores with over 16 outlets island-wide, makes yet another initiative in its series of continuous CSR activities with recently having donated clothing for students of Bodhiraja School, Moratuwa.
Deputy General Manager, Fashion Bug said, Dr. SHM Faraaz,  ‘‘With the Avurudhu being a...

Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00

The New Year festival sponsored by Ambepussa ‘Sarasiya’ Welfare Society was held on April 4 at K-Watta, Bothale, Ambepussa.

Full Article Saturday, 11 April 2015 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the Past Teachers' Welfare Society of Hameed Al Husseinie College was held at the College premises on March 29, 2015 from 9 a.m. onwards at the College premises. The Society was formed on December 10, 2011 by a group of past teachers and principals who served at Hameed Al Husseinie College, dating back to early 60s.

Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00

The Ceylon Hotel School Graduates Association recently announced the launch of its first ever Hotel Management Conference which is scheduled to be held on May12-13, 2015 at the Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo. The event, which is organised in partnership with the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka, is expected to attract a large number of top business leaders representing the hospitality, travel and leisure sectors including hotel owners, industry leaders and hospitality experts.

Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00

Why do we watch a film? Changing critical approaches to Cinema, A book on the art of cinema, a publication on film criticism, Roger Manvel, Film Criticism, What is a documentary?, There is no pure art, Training in film appreciation, individuality in a few female personalities, Actress Archana, contributions by three women in celluloid,  A film called Daasi, Iranian Film...

Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00

“It’s very unfortunate that the potential of children and youth in making positive social change in the society often has not been acknowledged by many elders. As a result, children with enormous ability to transform attitudes, behaviors and skills take long time to realize that they are one of the prime stakeholders in the society,” said Wimal Gunarathne, Director, Educational...

Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00

Mr. Asoka Abeygunawardana was a student leader at the University of Moratuwa in 1980s. He is an electrical engineer, an environmentalist and social activist, dedicated to promoting sustainable development and social justice.He was a former consultant to the Ministry of Power and Energy and the Ministry of Research and Technology. Mr. Abeygunawardana is the Executive Director of the Energy...

Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00

‘Extravagance’ an art exhibition by Gayan Prageeth, one of the islands strongest emerging artists, will be held at the Saskia Fernando Galleries from March 27 to April 25. With this exhibition, Gayan moves further into the serious topic of controversial politics facing the island over the past years. The subtlety with which he approaches his subject combined with a strong detail in...

Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00

Home 2015 is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated buddy comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is based on the 2007 Adam Rex’s children’s book The True Meaning of Smek day. When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on the Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he formed an...

Full Article Saturday, 04 April 2015 00:00

It was 75 years ago that Philip and Kusuma Gunawardena attended the sessions of the Indian National Congress at Ramgarh, representing the Lanka Sama Samaja Party. The LSSP had sent delegations to earlier Congress sessions, notably Robert Gunawardena and Edmund Samarakkody in 1938, and Leslie and Vivienne Goonewardene in 1939. For the first time that year, 1940, the Ceylon National Congress had sent a...

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00

The National Green Award is the most recognized national awards ceremony conduct by the CEA for innovating and encouraging public for greening and cleaning the country by ensuring sustainable environment. Implementation of the appropriate development programs/Activities, while reducing the environmental pollution is the main objective of this program. Thereby reducing pollution and towards the clean and green...

Full Article Saturday, 28 March 2015 00:00

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