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Ceremony to mark President's third year anniversary

A special ceremony to mark the third anniversary of President Mahinda Rajapaksa's ascendancy to Executive Presidency will be held at the Digawapi Chaitiya on November 21 and 22.

Arrangements have been made to invoke blessings on the soldiers in the battlefield and bestow merit on War Heroes.

A special pooja of 84,000 lamps and 84,000 red lotuses organised by Soldiers' parents will also be held.

War Heroes' commemoration

The 19th annual commemoration ceremony of dead and missing War Heroes, organised by Batch-mates of Intake Kotelawala Defence University-VII will be held at Gangarama Temple, Hunupitiya, Colombo 02 on November 14 at 6 pm. A Bodhi Pooja will be held to invoke blessings on War Heroes.

The Intake-VII get-together will be held at Holiday Resort, Wadduwa the following day at 10 am.

Olcott Memorial Oration

Professor Ravindra Fernando will deliver the Centenary Olcott Memorial Oration of the Old Boys' Association of Ananda College, Colombo on November 15 at 5.00 p.m. at the college Kularatna Hall.

He will speak on 'Poisoning - A modern epidemic in Sri Lanka.'

Prof. Fernando, an old boy of the college, is the Senior Professor of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo. He is also the Director of the Centre of Study Human Rights of the Faculty of Law of the same university.

Remembering B.D. Rampala

The Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) will commemorate Sri Lanka's General Manager of Railway, Engineer B.D. Rampala. The 2008 B.D. Rampala memorial lecture will be delivered by Eng. (Dr.) P. Ramachandran of the University of Moratuwa on November 17 at 5.15 p.m. at the IESL Auditorium 120/15, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7.

The lecture is entitled 'Significance of Railway Transportation in Supply Chain Management.'

Sishya Sahithya Ulela

Schoolchildren can send literary creations for Sishya Sahithya Ulela 2009 organised by the Students' Federation of the Peradeniya University upto December 15.

These competitions are categorised into three groups with junior, senior and Advanced Level classes. Junior level includes classes from grade 1 to 8 and senior level consists of classes from grade 9 to 13 together with the Advanced Level.

Creations include essay writing, short stories, cartoons, art and songs both in Sinhala and Tamil languages.

Contributions must be sent to President, Literacy Sub Committee, Students' Federation, Peradeniya University, Peradeniya.

Burgher Assn. Members' Nite

The Burgher Association Members' Nite will be held on November 15 at the Janajaya Reception Hall, Allan Avenue (Zoo Road), Dehiwela.

The event is organised by the Dehiwela-Mount Lavinia Zone of the Burgher Association is named "Rock N' Roll Nite."

Anniversary sale, exhibition awards night

The Muslim Ladies' Study Circle's second anniversary sale, exhibition and award ceremony will be held on November 15 and 16 from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. at the Muslim Ladies' Study Circle at 201, D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 10.

Drama festival

The 29th National Youth Drama Festival - 2008 will be held from November 14 to 24 at Lumbini Theatre, Colombo 05. This is jointly organised by the National Youth Services Council and Youth Affairs Ministry.

The inaugural ceremony will be held on November 14 at 6.30 p.m. under the patronage of Youth Affairs Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchy.

Singithi Perahera

Year 1 and 2 students of Gangodawila Wanatha Road Samudradevi Model Primary School will stage a Singithi Perahera (mini-procession) from the school premises to High Level Road junction and back on November 14 at 8.30 a.m.

Principal W.S. Ranasinghe said the event is organised with the assistance of the staff to enable the students to display their aesthetic talents.

Public seminar

The Pathfinder Foundation under its Sanvada (Dialogue) programme is organising a public seminar on the Budget 2009 as a rapid response to the Government Budget Proposals.

This public seminar will be held on November 14 from 8.30 a.m.-12.30 p.m. at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, 100, Independence Square, Colombo.

Cochlear implant for first time

Cochlear Implant surgery will take place in government hospital (Lady Ridgeway Children's Hospital) for the first time in Sri Lanka, November 23. The surgery will be performed by Dr. D.K.S.N. Yasawardana with the assistance of Prof. Mohan Kameswaran.

Prize giving

The annual prize giving of Princess of Wales College, Moratuwa will be held on November 17, at 2 p.m. at the College Hall.

Priyantha Srilal Nonis, Director-National Schools and Professor Chamara Kumari Ileperuma will participate as chief guests and old girl Bernil Fernando will participate as the guest-of-honour, on the invitation of Principal, Upuli Gunasekera.

Heart patient needs help

Fifty seven year old, S.A.P. Rodrigo (Berty) is suffering from coronary artery disease and the Cardiologist of the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHSL), Dr. Gamini Galappaththy has recommended therapeutic procedure Stenting to LAD.

The consumbales, a pair of stents are non available at the NHSL which had to be purchased in the open market cost around Rs. 400,000.

Kind donors may remit their contributions to Bank of Ceylon, Maharagama branch. A/c No. 8393368.

Unregistered vehicles seized

Three brand new motor vehicles valued over Rs. one million imported without paying customs duty and not registered at the Motor Commissioner's Department were seized by Police on Tuesday.

These vehicles were hidden in a garage at a house of a motor vehicle businessman involved in another case obstructing a customs officer two years back, police said.




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