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Jayantha Dhanapala, a former UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs (1998-2003), and a relentless advocate for a world free of nuclear weapons, will be the recipient of the 2014 International Achievement Award for Nuclear Disarmament sponsored by the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency.

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Sri Pada season 2014/2015 will commence on December 6, 2014 with the dawn of Unduwap Full Moon Poya Day, and will end on Vesak Full Moon Poya in May 2015. The casket of relics and the statue of God Sumana Saman will be taken in a motorcade from the Galpottawala Sri Pada Rajamaha Vihara to the Nallathanniya Sri Pada Dharma Center on December 7.

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She is mine, a book on how to attract the Chinese visitors to Sri Lanka, was launched in Colombo recently with  Economic Development Minister, Basil Rajapaksa and Investment Promotion Minister, Lakshaman Yapa Abeywardhana were at the launch. The booklet was edited by Dr. Nalin Abeysekera and journalist Shyam Nuwan Ganewatta. Seven writers including the co-editors contributed to this 55-page booklet. Here, co-editors present the book to Minister Rajapaksa at the Second International Conference on Hospitality and Tourism Management.

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High Commissioner Sarrath Kongahage presented his Credentials to President Jacob Zuma as the High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Sri Lanka, at a ceremony held at the Sefako M. Makgatho Presidential Guest House in Pretoria, on October 16.While presenting his Credentials, Kongahage conveyed to the President of South Africa, warm personal greetings from the President of Sri Lanka and reiterated on the robust ties that exist between the countries.

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The ‘Jaffna IT Week’, scheduled to be held from December 3 to 6, is an industry initiative for inclusive growth and reconciliation, driven by the SLASSCOM, and supported by the Export Development Board (EDB), Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), Ministry of Education (MOE), University of Jaffna and the Yarl IT Hub.

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Journalist and Media Secretary to the Opposition Leader, Saman Athaudahetti met with Deputy Director General of the International Department of the Chinese Communist Party Mrs. Rao Huihua in Beijing recently.The strategies implemented by the new Leadership Council of China to combat corruption were discussed and implementing such a process in Sri Lanka was also considered at this meeting.

Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00

An exhibition of mixed media canvases and watercolor works by Priyantha Udagedara will be held daily at the Saskia Fernando Gallery, 41 Horton Place, Colombo 7 form 10.00 am to 7.00 pm until December 13. Priyantha Udagedara left Sri Lanka in 2006 after receiving a scholarship to continue his education in Art through the Masters in Art program at the Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom.

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‘Life as art’, an exhibition and sale of photographs capturing the intrinsic beauty of life by Chatrini Weeratunge, will be held on November 29 and 30 between 10.00 am and 7.00 pm at the Barefoot Gallery and Café, 704, Galle Road, Colombo.
All proceeds, in aid of Emerge Lanka Foundation towards its Reintegration Program, will benefit young survivors of sexual abuse.

Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00

An Art and Photography exhibitions will be held on November 14 to 16 at the JDA Perera Art Gallery, Colombo.The Young Zoologists Association (YZA) of Sri Lanka is an independent non-government voluntary youth organization dedicated to protecting and conserving nature.  The YZA office is housed at the National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala. The organization is making a tremendous effort to improve awareness and promote wildlife conservation among Sri Lankan youth.

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Sri Lanka’s largest online travel company, findmyfare.com recently hosted a day of fellowship combined with training sessions for all staff members. The casual day-out was held at The Palms Hotel in Beruwala and gave the findmyfare.com team a chance to relax, bond and learn.

Full Article Sunday, 16 November 2014 00:00

The Young Zoologists Association (YZA) of Sri Lanka is an independent non-government voluntary youth organization dedicated to protecting and conserving nature. YZA office is at the National Zoological Gardens, Dehiwala.

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On November 22, ‘Good night’a sing along and Dance with Ronnie Leitch and  Vision with Damayantha Kuruppu has been organized by The Rotary Club of Colombo Down Town and  the British Scholars’ Association to raise funds to refurbish the hospital kitchen. It will be held at the BMICH. The cost of a ticket is Rs 1,500. Tickets are available at ...

Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

Our curiosity in the skies has been universal and enduring. Human are always driven to explore the unknown, discover new world, push the boundaries of our scientific technical limits. Our relentless desires to explore challenge the boundaries of what we know, and where we have provided benefits to our society for centuries. In this presentation, Dr.Gunapala will discuss a...

Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia and Trinity College Kandy began an annual Table Tennis encounter. This encounter was held at Mount Lavinia recently. The series also featured a match between old boys of the two schools. Old Thomians emerged the victor in this category.   The winning Thomian Old boys team- (from left) Jaliya Vimukthi, Warden, S. Thomas’ Professor, Indra de Soyza (former Junior National Champion) and Murad  Ismaile.

Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

Here then is hell landscaped
Into departments of the body
Evanescent with preludes
Postscripts operatic shrieks

Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

‘Destiny’ the English translation of the third and final trilogy on social transformation authored by Martin Wickramasinghe (Gamperaliya, Kaliyugaya and Yuganthaya) has just been published by Sarasa (Pvt) Ltd. The narrative of the trilogy links three generations descended from the Kaisaruwattes, a family of the gentry of a Southern coastal village.  Gamperaliya (translated as ‘The Village’) is the story...

Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

The true meaning of ‘Deepawali’, the ‘festival of light’, was further brought to life, by the friendship bridge built by Mother Sri Lanka Trust when over 200 brothers and sisters from the South visited their relatives in the North on October 24, 2014, traveling in none other than the Yal Devi train which was declared open just a few days ago by the President.

Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

Walking Path – heralded as a milestone in modern Sri Lankan theater - goes on boards on the November 21 and 22(3.30 pm and 7.00 pm) at the Lionel Wendt Theatre. Walking Path, produced by Stages Theatre Group, premiered at the Lionel Wendt Theater in July 2014 to rave reviews.

Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

Different Strokes is an art exhibition by a duo of local artists featuring their artistic expressions, each with their own distinctive and unique style.  While artists, Hilda Gomes Tennakoon and Chaminda Molligoda come from different backgrounds as well as experiences, it is their love for art that has inspired them to collectively present an artistic exhibition featuring the very best of their work.

Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

Submissions for the Gratiaen Prize 2014 will be opened from December1to31, 2014. Entries for the 2014 HAI Goonetileke Prize for translation will also be accepted during the same period. Both prizes cover a wide range of genres including fiction, poetry, creative prose and literary memoir. More details on prize submission and regulations can be found on www.gratiaen.com

Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

Melanie Bibile treats music lovers with a bouquet of popular songs as she takes to the stage at the Russian Cultural Center, Colombo on November 22 (Saturday) at 7.00 pm. With songs such as ‘My Tribute’, ‘I dreamed a Dream,’ ‘Four days late’, and ‘Lady is a Tramp,’ in the program, she will be accompanied by Neranjan De Silva,...

Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

The Tagore Society of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the Indian Cultural Center, Colombo is presenting “Sambhashana”, a program of music,dance and discussion on Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore, Mahatma Gandhi and Anagarika Dharmapala on November12, 2014 at 5.00 pm (Wednesday) at the Indian Cultural Cener, Colombo at 16/2, Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7.

Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

Submissions for the Annasi & Kadalagotu Vol IV are open until November 15. Poets are encouraged to send in their most recent, previously unpublished work to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Annasi & Kadalagotu, coined by Capt Elmo Jayawardena, author of Sam’s Story (Gratiaen Prize 2001) and co-founded by Imaad Majeed, is a small-press publishing house based in Colombo, focusing on contemporary Sri Lankan poetry.

Full Article Sunday, 09 November 2014 00:00

The 47th commemoration of former Minister and Deputy Minister D.A. Rajapaksa will take place in Tangalle this evening (November 07) under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The commemoration ceremony will begin with President Mahinda Rajapaska and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa placing floral tributes to the D.A. Rajapaksa statue in the heart of Tangalle town.

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A panel discussion on ‘Human-Elephant Conflict Mitigation’, organised by Section (Social Sciences) of the Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS) will be held on Saturday November 8 from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm at the SLAAS Auditorium, ‘Vidya Mandiraya’, No. 120/10, Wijerama Road, Colombo 7. The panel discussion is open to public.

Full Article Sunday, 02 November 2014 00:00

‘Suba saha vasa’, the drama of Siman Nawagaththegama will stage its special show on November 14(Friday) at 3.30 pm and 6.45 p.m. at the Borella Namel Malini Punchi Theater.The cast includes Sriyantha Mendis, Nihal Fernando, Kusum Renu, Kumara Thirimadura, Wasantha Wittachchi, Samadara Ariyawansa, Amaradasa Thalgahagoda, Thiwanka Nayomi, Rathna D. Nambuge, Upul Mahanama, Premakumara Dassanayake, Sujeewa Priyalal...

Full Article Sunday, 02 November 2014 00:00

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