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PM to address Narammala rally

Prime Minister Ratanasiri Wickramanayaka will address an election rally today at the Narammala Public Grounds in support of UPFA candidates contesting the Wayamba Provincial Council elections.

Dambadeniya SLFP Chief Organiser Shantha Bandara is organising the rally.

Ministers Dinesh Gunawardena, Rajitha Senaratne and Patali Champika Ranawaka and Wimal Weerawansa MP will also speak.

Minister to attend Islamabad conference

Parliamentary Affairs Minister M.H. Mohamed Senior Vice President of Motamar Al Alam Al Islami will leave for Islamabad to attend the annual conference of the Motamar Al Alam Al Islami, Pakistan on January 16 and 17.

This annual meeting was earlier scheduled to be held in Cairo.

Minister Mohamed is the founder member and Vice President of the Rabitha Al Alami Al-Islami (World Muslim Congress) Makkah Al Mukarramah and Constituent Member of the Islamic Solidarity Fund (Office of the Islamic Conference) and founder Chairman of the Sri Lanka Islamic Organisation, Colombo which is the counterpart organisation of the Islamic Development Bank-Jeddah-Saudi Arabia.

Joint worship service

The Churches of the National Christian Council of Sri Lanka and the Roman Catholic Church will hold a join worship as a commitment on unity the week of prayer for Christian unity.

The service will be held on January 19 at 6.00 p.m. at the Salvation Army Church, Union Place (Opposite Nawaloka Hospital), Colombo.

World Meditation Day

The Brahmakumaris Rajayoga Centres worldwide will celebrate the ascension anniversary of its founder Prajapita Brahma Baba on January 18.

'Day of World Meditation', will also be held to coincide with this occasion at the BK Rajayoga Centre Peter's Lane Dehiwela, Sunday at 4.00 a.m.

Similar programs will be simultaneously initiated by the BK World Spiritual University Rajastan India, through its 8,500 centres spread over 120 other countries including USA, UK, Australia and Japan.

The program is open to all.

Art exhibition, competition

The fifth Art Exhibition and Competition organised by the Arts Council of Visakha College, Colombo will be held on January 20 and 21 at the Art Gallery, Colombo.

It will be presided over by the Principal.

Dr. Patrick Ratnayake of the Aesthetic Faculty, Kelaniya University will be the chief guest.

Thanksgiving mass

A thanksgiving mass organised by the SJC-NCGE group will be held on January 18 at 8.30 a.m. at the Chapel of St. Joseph's College, Colombo.

A family Breakfast Fellowship will follow.

Blood donation campaign

A blood donation campaign to mark the 20th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Consumer Cooperative Societies Union club and to commemorate the third year of the office of Presidency, and to invoke blessings on the

Armed Forces and the Police will be held today at 9.00 am at 11, Saunders place, Colombo 12.


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