News in brief
Re-prints of five historical texts presented to President
COLOMBO: The re-prints of five historical texts edited by Professor
Gananatha Obeysekera, Head of the Faculty of Anthropology, Princeton
University of America was presented to President Mahinda Rajapaksa at
Temple Trees yesterday. They were reproduced under the Rear Historical
Texts Re-print Project.
The former President's Secretary Bradman Weerakoon, Volume Editors
Nandana Weeraratne and Ananda Tissakumara and Publisher S. Godage were
present on the occasion.
The books reprinted included "Reply to Christian Charter" written by
the late Ven. Bentota Atthadassi Thera in 1849, prior to the famous "Panadura
Vaadaya". This is a reproduction of the only copy that is available in
Sri Lanka today. The other four books reprinted belonged to the Vanni
COLOMBO: The 48th Annual General Meeting of the National Council for
Child and Youth Welfare (Sri Lanka) will be held on Friday, June 15 at
the Capri Club Colombo 3 at 6.30 p.m.
AIS art exhibition
COLOMBO: Students of Asian International School will hold their
annual art exhibition at the Lionel Wendt Gallery on Thursday June 1 and
Friday, June 2 between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.
The chief guests will be Dominic and Nazreen Sansoni.
MORATUWA: "The tenth annual Get-together of the past pupils'
fellowship (1936-1969 student group) of Methodist High School,
Moratumulla, Moratuwa will be held on June 4 from 9.30 a.m. onwards at
the Golden Carriage Hotel, Puran Appu Raja Mawatha, Moratuwa.
No entry to Arrival Lobby
KATUNAYAKE: Visitors will not be allowed in to the Arrival Lobby of
the Bandaranaike International Airport at Katunayake to pick up
passengers from June 2 until further notice owing to the development
work being carried out at present.However, visitors can receive
passengers at the Lobby outside, states a news release from the Airport
and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd.
COLOMBO: College of Dentistry and Stomatology of Sri Lanka 2006/2007
President: Dr. D. J. L. Siriwardena, Vice President: Dr. J. U.
Weerasinghe, President Elect: Dr. Harsha L. de Silva, Joint Secretaries:
Dr. Suresh Shanmuganadhan, Dr, Kumar Ekanayaka, Treasurer: Dr. U.
Usgodaarachchi, Council Members: Dr. K. I. N. Karunarathne, Dr. D. K.
Dias, Dr. Gamini Nawarathna.
Three charity shows
BAMBALAPITIYA: St. Peter's College, Colombo 4, has organised three
charity shows at the Punchi theatre in Borella. The three movies
'Cheaper by the Dozen 2' will be shown on June 2 at 7 p.m., 'When a
Stranger Calls' will be shown on June 3 at 4 p.m. and 'Big Mama's House'
will be shown on June 3 at 7 p.m.