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Aloysian staff Day - 2002

The Aloysian Staff Dad -2002 organised by the St. Aloysiaus College Galle OBA, Colombo branch will be held at the school hall on Saturday July 6 commencing from 9 am. Guy de Silva will be the chief guest and the Jesuit-in- attendance will be Fr. (Dr) Louis Cramer, S.J.

President, St. Aloysius College OBA, Colombo Branch Niranjan Vithanage said staff day this year will be the 10th such function held so far. Project chairman Naji Sammoon will handle all arrangements this year.

The meeting and presentation will be followed by lunch at the 'Rock and Turf', Kaluwella, Galle.

Vithanage said the first staff day was held on July 25, 1992 under the presidency of Mervyn Weerasooriya. It was organised by then project chairman Athula Edirisinghe.

The chief guest at the first staff day was Rev. Fr. Peter Kurukularachchi S. J., then Provincial Superior of the Sri Lanka Jesuits. The guest of honour was Dr. W. Dahanayake, former Prime Minister and one time Minister of Education, who had been a past teacher at St. Aloysius College.

St. Aloysius College, Galle founded in 1895 by the Jesuit Fathers remained under their administration until they handed it over to the Government in 1971.

Inaugural video talk

The Krishnamurti Centre of Sri Lanka is pleased to announce that the new Study Centre at 208, Beddagana North Duwa Road, Kotte, will soon be open for use by persons interested in the teachings of J. Krishnamurti. The Centre is equipped with a library and audio/video equipment. Residential facilities are also available on a modest scale.

A Krishnamurti video talk at 10.00 a.m. on Sunday July 7 will mark the inauguration of activities at the new Centre. Thereafter, a video talk will be held there at 10.00 a.m. on the first Sunday of every month. The regular programs at 310, High Level Road, Colombo 6, and at the Public Library Auditorium in Colombo will continue as before. You are cordially invited to attend the inaugural video talk 'Religion and Meditation'.

Health programs for adults

The Institute for Development of Community Strengths, Matara, has initiated action to start health and social development programs for adults in the Matara district.

Under this project programs are in progress in Akuressa, Malimbada and Thihagoda Divisional Secretariat Divisions in the Matara District.

15 Adults from needy families have been selected for this purpose. Medical clinics, religious and various social welfare activities are being carried out for them by the Institute under the program.

In addition to these the selected adults are taken out on pilgrimages and gettogethers and awareness programs are also being held with a view to enhancing their mental conditions and also for pleasure.

Mobile service popular

The Mobile Service Ward by Ward within the Ten Wards of the Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council and one of the new innovations by Mayor of Nuwara Eliya Chandana Karunaratne had paid dividends, among the ratepayers and the general public of Nuwara Eliya. This move is being greatly appreciated by them, as the ratepayers and the members of the public could bring it to the notice of the Mayor and his officials of certain omissions and other shortcomings.

The members of the public and ratepayers want this mobile service to be continued.

Poson perahera at Ethkanda Viharaya Kurunegala

The annual Poson perahera of Ethkanda Viharaya Kurunegala falls on July 6. This is the most historical, social, cultural, and the most Buddhistic significant event in the capital city of the North Western Province of Sri Lanka. Thousands of devotees from all over the island are expected to visit the city of Kurunegala as the perahera is expected to parade the city that evening.

Presently the Chief Incumbent of Athkanda Viharaya is Ven Kallanchiye Chandananda. He has ambitious plans to develop the viharaya for the benefit of the devotees and Buddhist pilgrims. He is of the view that Capital City like Kurunegala needs a pilgrim-rest as people come from four directions to town for various purposes have no place to stay at night and get stranded for lack of transport.

He also has the idea of putting up a Bhikkhu Training Centre with the assistance of national and international donors.


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