Retired Grama Niladari M.C. Mohamed of Dickwella is suffering from an
acute kidney disease.
On the instruction of the Kidney Transplant Specialist Dr. A.W. Wazil
of the Kandy Teaching Hospital, an "O" Positive group kidney is needed.
A donor can contact Moulavi M.S.M. Faiz on 071-5897779.
Old Nalandians 2001 group will launch a special program to encourage
their school team on Ananda Nalanda big match day 7th March 2009.
Old Nalandians who wish to obtain membership of 2001 group are
requested to call Sadun 0773679454 or Udara 0777732997.
Ceremony to bless country
A religious service to invoke blessing on war heroes, the President
and the country will be held at Holy Cross Church, Kalutara tomorrow at
Children of Armed Forces' personnel and police will participate.
The Sumangala Gunanusmarana Sabhava will start an Abhidhamma class at
the YMBA Wellawatte in Sinhala from March 12.
The class is conducted by Tripitakacharya H.W. Nandasena and is free
of charge. Those wishing to join the class are welcome, the
Gunanusmarana Sabha said in a press release. Details could be obtained
on 011 2360435.
The awards ceremony organised under the Nanaguna Waduma - Sisu Diriya
program launched on the concept of the President to promote knowledge
and values among schoolchildren will be held tomorrow at 4 p.m. at the
Sri Lanka Foundation Institute Auditorium.
The 46th annual sessions of the Galle Muslim Cultural Association (GMCA)
will be held on March 10 at 9.30 a.m. at the Association Headquarters
with GMCA President Dr. Zakir Sally in the Chair.
The public session will commence with the celebration of Prophet
Muhammed's birthday celebrations at Southlands College, Fort, Galle Hall
at 3.30 p.m.
Women's Day celebrations
Jaffna Hindu Ladies' College (JHLC) Old Girls Association - Colombo
will hold the International Women's Day celebration on March 8 at 5 p.m.
at Bambalapitiya Saraswathy Hall, 75 Laurens Road, Colombo 4. Former
Principal, JHLC Saraswathy Jeyarajah will be the chief guest.
The main event is the felicitation of Sivakamy Ambalavanar, President
of JHLC OGA, President of Sri Lanka Association of Testing Laboratories
and Chief Analyst of Bamber and Bruce (Pvt.) Ltd. The Annual Magazine
Yarl Natham will be released Editor, Vimala Manivasakan.
A talent competition and entertainment program for visually
handicapped and disabled women organised by the Junior Chamber
International Sri Lanka Colombo (Colombo Jaycees) will be held on Sunday
at the Federation of Visually handicapped premises at 94, Church Street,
This has been organised in connection with this year's International
Women's Day which falls on March 8.
Poya day lecture
The conference of Sri Lanka Malays will conduct the monthly Poya Day
lecture on March 10 at 10 a.m. at the YMMA Dematagoda Auditorium, 63,
Dematagoda Road, Colombo 9.
Al-Hafiz, Al-Alim Hazreth M. Arkam Nooramith will speak on 'Issues of
present times and remedies from Rasoolullah (sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).
separate seating arrangements have been made for women. Entrance is
free. Contact 0777800631 for details.
The Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of University of
Peradeniya, (AAUP) will be held on March 22 at 10 a.m. at the E.O.E.
Pereira Auditorium, Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya.
A lecture and demonstration of introduction to Master Choa Kok Sui's
pranic healing presented by Jeyakumar Rajendran will be held tomorrow at
10.30 a.m. at the Theosophical Society headquarters, 49, Peterson Lane
(off Frederica Rd, Wellawatta, Colombo 6.
The annual English camp of Ruwanwella Maha Vidyalaya, Primary section
will be held today at the school.
This camp will develop communication and interpersonal skills of the
students while providing them a stress free atmosphere, Principal S. N.
B. K. Karunaratne said.
Former Mounted Police Inspector dies
Retired Police Inspector Sirisena Ovitigama (76) who was attached to
the Mounted Police, husband of late Indrani, father of Chief Inspector
Hemantha Ovitigama, attached to the Crime Division, Slave Island Police,
presently in Haiti, died after a brief illness in Colombo.
His funeral will take place at the Borella General Cemetery on
Saturday, March 7 at 5 p.m.
The body is lying at 10/4, Galhena Road, Gangodawila, Nugegoda.
He leaves son Hemantha, daughters Sheyamini, Manjula and Dharshani.
The Department of Government Information joined hands with Sri Lanka
Telecom Mobitel to provide news alerts and special SMS based
information services such as election results, via SMS to
Mobitel subscribers. The exchanging of agreements took place
between Government Information Department Director Anusha
Palpita, and Sri Lanka Telecom and Mobitel Chairperson
Leisha de Silva Chandrasena at the Department of Government
Information Auditorium in Polhengoda. Mass Media and
Information Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa was also
A high-powered IMF delegation met Public Administration and
Home Affairs Minister and Deputy Finance Minister, Dr.
Sarath Amunugama at his ministry recently. Discussions
centered on identifying the adverse effects of the worldwide
recession and the remedial measures to be taken to offset
its impact on Sri Lanka. Minister Amunugama pointed out that
massive foreign aid have been received for development
priorities including assistance provided by the World Bank
for the Northern and Eastern rehabilitation. Programmes to
improve agriculture, energy, fisheries, tourism etc. have
also been implemented. The IMF delegation included Brian
Edkin, Ebrimapal, Magnus Sakshaguard, Etory Quintrasi and
Executive Director, K. G. G. D. Dheerasinghe. Several
Finance Ministry officials, including Finance Secretary
Sumith Abeysinghe also participated.