Richmond get - together
The annual get - together of Richmond College 2000 A/L Group will be
held on May 2 at 6 p.m. at the Dadalla Experience Hotel.
The Most Venerable Dimbulkumbure Wimaladhamma Thera was unanimously
elected by the Karaka Sangha Sabha of the Malwatta Chapter of the Siyam
Nikaya as its Anunayaka Thera yesterday.
The new Anunayaka Thera made the Punyanumodana in the presence of the
Most Ven. Thibbotuwawe Sri Sumangala Maha Nayake Thera and the members
of the Karaka Sangha Sabha at the ceremonial Uposithagara hall of the
Malwatte Maha Viharaya, Kandy. Picture by Gamini Ramanayake
Almuslimaath, an Association of Sri Lankan Muslim Women and Girls,
has organized a seminar on 'Guidance to working girls' at the Malsara
hall, Dehiwela (near the Dehiwela junction) on May 2, from 9.30 a.m. to
2.00 p.m for women. It will be conducted in English and Tamil.
Entrance is free. Call 2736577 for details.
Renaming of 'Reid Avenue'
Reid Avenue, Colombo will be renamed 'Philip Gunawardena Mawatha' at
a ceremony to be held near the Cinnamon Gardens police station at 10.30
a.m. today (May 1), said Philip Gunawardena Commemoration Committee
Secretary E.S. Hewage.
Bahais of Sri Lanka National Convention
The 48th National Convention of the Bahais of Sri Lanka will be held
from May 1 to 3, 2009, at the Baha'I Training Institute, Kadugannawa.
A member of the Board of Counsellors for Asia N.C. Baskaran will
grace the occasion. Over 100 delegates and observers from various parts
of the country will participate.
Hand ribbon embroidery exhibition
A hand and ribbon embroidery exhibition sponsored by Negombo Muslim
Women's Association will be held on May 02 at 9 a.m. at Al-Haj A.R.M.
Jabir memorial Hall, 29/32/1, Jumma Masjid Road, Periyamulla, Negombo.
The exhibition will be opened by Al-Haj Haja Najimudeen at 9 a.m.
The Dance Institute of Mirenda Hemalatha will present a dance recital
with various dance items on May 3 at 9 a.m. at the Botanical Garden,
Gampaha to commemorate World Dance Day.
Evening of friendship
An evening of friendship and good cheer to promote fellowship and
cooperation between batchmates of the batch of 98 of Zhaira College,
Kalmunai will be held at the Dehiwala Old Boys, Club building on May 3.
Under the plough
Seventy-five acres of abandoned paddy lands in the Walallawita
Divisional Secretariat Division will be brought under the plough during
this Yala cultivation season under the food-drive campaign of the
Suwarna Kanthi of the Agricultural Centre at Pelawatta told the
Agricultural Committee meeting held at Kalutara that 228 farmers have
consented to re-cultivate the paddy-land in the Yala season.
She said the farmers have been educated in the re-cultivation
The farmers have utilised the traditional methods in the
Mobile book sale
The Department of Educational Publications has made arrangements to
distribute additional text books needed for Grades 12 and 13 (A/L)
classes through a mobile service program.
Accordingly A/L Arts, Science and Mathematics text books published by
the Department will be sold through a mobile service said Commissioner
General of the Department W. M. N. J. Pushpakumara.
These books are available in all three languages. Text books
recommended for other grades and other books published by the Department
for the reading public will also be available at these mobile services
Seminar on 'Sri Lanka future of the Nation'
The national seminar on " Sri Lanka - Future of the Nation" organized
by the World Alliance for Peace in Sri Lanka (WAPS) will be held at the
BMICH, Colombo on May 4 from 3.00pm to 7.00pm.
The seminar has been organized to educate Sri Lankans on the moves
taken by the WAPS in collaboration with the Sinhala diaspora to counter
the false propaganda campaign launched by the LTTE throughout the world.
The seminar will be chaired by veteran constitutional lawyer S.L.
Japanese special envoy Yashushi Akashi will visit the Menikfarm
welfare village today (May 1, 2009) with Resettlement and Disaster
Relief Services Minister Rishard Bathiutheen and senior government
officials. Akashi will also meet the Foreign Affairs Minister Rohitha
Bogollagama and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, official sources