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Journalist, poet and accomplished author Thimbiriyagama Bandara celebrated 35 years in the literary field by organizing a series of events at the NM Perera Memorial Hall in Borella yesterday (August 30). The celebrations began early in the morning and included speeches where renowned personalities, in their respective fields, like Ven Rambukana Thera Siddhartha, Nandana Weerasinghe, Lal Hegoda, Upul Senadheera, Anurasiri Hettige,

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

Maleesha Sewwandi Weeraratne, aged 8, of No. 8, Nugagahahena, Bandaramulla, born with a defective heart needs an urgent surgery which costs Rs.1.2 million, according to the doctors. Her father has no permanent employment and seeks the assistance of the kind-hearted public.

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

A blessing!
That’s another name to the dark
for underside makes the apparent
shade parents illumination
interdependencies rule

Full Article Sunday, 31 August 2014 00:00

 Certificate of Guinness World Record earned by the Scouts of 1st Kandy Dharmaraja Scouts group recently was presented to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the President’s House in Kandy. Dharmaraja is the Sri Lankan School entered into Guinness World Record.

Full Article Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:00

Chanuka Keshan, aged 15, of Abarangawatta, Hondugoda, Akuressa is suffering from a mental disease from birth.
His parents have to incur heavy expenses for his medical treatment, traveling to the hospital and for special food recommended by doctors.

Full Article Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:00

The latest collection of poems Kaviyak Bimin Thabami composed by present generation poet Prasad Weerasinghe will be launched at the National Library and Documentation Services Board’s Auditorium, Independence Avenue, Colombo 7 on August 28(Tuesday) at 3.30 pm.

Full Article Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:00

Handing over of the fully-renovated 72 housing units of the housing complex at Siridhamme Mawatha, Dematagoda at a cost of Rs.13.5 million was held under the patronage of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerwansa.

Full Article Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:00

The Colombo Branch of the Dharmaraja College, Kandy held a Centenary Dinner at the Hotel Galadari on August 23 to celebrate this occasion. Following is a brief history of this organization in Colombo. The Colombo Branch of Dharmaraja College, Kandy has been formed, at a meeting held at the College Hall  on December 5,1914. A. E. Gunasinghe who later became the

Full Article Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:00

The Board of Management of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies along with the Regional Center for Strategic Studies cordially invite you to a lecture on
‘The new tri-polarity: US, China and India’ by Professor Amit Gupta Associate Professor, Department of International Security Studies, United States Air Force War College, Alabama, the USA, chaired by Ambassador Nihal

Full Article Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:00

Primary colors are for mix
abandon and abundance
of metaphorical flush
temperatured too
in the gift of warm and cool

Full Article Sunday, 24 August 2014 00:00

Malith Hegoda's directorial debut Dekala Purud Kenek (The Strange Familiar 2014) will have its world premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival 2014 taking place from August 21 to September 1 in Canada. The film will be competing with 18 other international film debuts in the 'First Films World Competition' section of the renowned festival.

Full Article Monday, 18 August 2014 17:55

The President, Mahinda Rajapaksa launched the official mobile application of Sri Dalada Maligawa on August 11.  The Mobile App shows the direction of the Maligawa, history of the Maligawa, the places inside the Maligawa, photo gallery and information about the Dalada Perahera. The idea behind the Mobile App is to provide important information on the sacred Temple of the Tooth to

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

Solid-waste management has become very much important and to be innovative at this century. With the population increases solid-waste generation has become a severe problem. With a vision  overcome this problem, the Matara Municipal Council is going to build a Bio-Gas plant at the Kotavila, Kamburugamuwa waste-management site with the financial assistance from The Bio Green Company, CEA and other

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

The German Technical Teaching Institute had distributed Diplomas and Certificates in an event held recently at the BMICH under the patronage of Minister of Youth Affairs and Skills Development, Dullas Alahappuma. Awards were given to 27 students under categories –Gold, Silver and Bronze. Also in the picture, principal of the German Technical Institute, Shantha B Karunaratna.   

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

 Known and loved for her performance in Veda Hamine, actress Rebecca Nirmali in not an unfamiliar name. She has acted in over 150 Tele-dramas, films and stage dramas, including Maw Senehasa, Sekku Gedara and Giniveluma. Rebecca Nirmali was suffering from cancer and was receiving treatment at the Maharagama Cancer Hospital. She passed away on August 7, at the age of 49 and is another star lost to cancer.

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

The Chairman and the Board of Directors of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and Strategic Studies cordially invite you to the Public Lecture, Regional Commons in South Asia: An Agenda and Strategy by Dr. Suba Chandran [Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), New Delhi] on August 20, 2014, 6.00pm to7.00pm at the Lakshman Kadirgamar

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

The 14th Saints Quadrangular Sports Tournament will be held on August 23 and 24 in Colombo. This year, as host of this prestigious Old Boys’ sporting event among the leading four Catholic Schools in Sri Lanka. namey St .Anthony’s College Katugastota, St Benedict’s College Colombo 13. St Joseph’s College Colombo 10 and St Peter’s College Colombo 4. We have taken steps to ensure all participating

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

Do you know? You can give vision to a person for just 5,000 rupees, half of the cost of a night outing or a birthday party?  Vision 2020, unit of Ministry of Health has so far diagnosed 6,000 patients in Colombo City, who need cataract operations and in the waiting list to receive the lens and medical pack for the operation, Vision 2020 has

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

A series of commemorative ceremonies are now being held in the Katugampola Electorate and other parts of Sath Korale to mark the 101st  birth anniversary and the 19th death anniversary of former Cabinet Minister and the country’s second ambassador to the Soviet Union  the late Tikiri Banda Subasinghe  of Sandalankawa.

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

Veneration has residences
tarries on fingertips
ancient combinations
of movement and tune
the working on drum
tight whip-grip

Full Article Sunday, 17 August 2014 00:00

Trevor Mendis, Chief Executive Officer of IIHE, has been bestowed the ‘Education Leadership Award’ for the year 2014 by CMO Asia, at their 5th Annual CMO Asia Awards in Singapore held on August 1, 2014.
Trevor was selected for this prestigious award by an International Jury. The salient feature of this award is that the recipient did not even apply for the award. However,

Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00

The most innovative and powerful attack against dengue mosquitoes is the cluster or community treatment program initiated by Suren Cooke Agencies.  This dengue-eradication program unites neighbors in a selected area to arrest mosquitoes in their neighborhood by carrying out simultaneous treatment covering the entire neighborhood.

Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00

KA Sasindu Chamoth, 8 years of age, from Rahula College, Matara(3c),
 40, Sarammudali Mawatta, Hiththiya Central, Bandranaikepura, Matara is suffering from hearing Impediment. He needs hearing aids costing five and a half lakhs, which can’t be met by her father who had met with an accident.

Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00

Mrs. SVJ Ruwini Melka Samaranayake, mother of one child from Samanpaya, Waligama, Welipitiya has underwent an operation to remove a polyp in the liver, but more polyps have appeared after the operation, which reduce the heart performances. She needs financial help from the kind-hearted people. Please send your contributions to: Mrs. SVJ Ruwini Melka Samaranayake, a/c No. 077 2 002 5 001890, Hatton National Bank, Weligama

Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00

‘Maname’ stage play of Prof. Ediriwira Sarachchandra will be staged on August 23(Saturday) at 3.30 p.m.and 6.45 p.m. at the Namel Malini Punchi Theater, Borella. This drama is orga¬nized by Jude Srimal and tickets are available only at theNamel Malini Punchi Theater, Borella. (All seats have been box-planned)

Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00

Life is life
with or without scribe
for men come and go
and women too
but life has come-go ways
and ways of being

Full Article Sunday, 10 August 2014 00:00

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