Civilian Bravery Award
The 16th National Civilian Bravery Awards Ceremony - 2009 organised
by the Foundation for Civilian Bravery will be held on June 11, 2009 at
the BMICH Colombo.
Ambassador of Switzerland in Sri Lanka Ruth Flint will be the Chief
Eminent persons including former Vice President of International
court, Justice C.G. Weeramanthri will also participate.
Cattle to be released for Poson
Dehiwela YMBA will release over 100 heads of cattle to mark Poson
Full Moon Poya Day which falls on June 7.
Last year too several heads of cattle brought to the slaughter
houses, were released at the YMBA premises in Dehiwela and handed over
to dairy farmers. The YMBA requested those interested in this act to
contribute to the Dehiwela YMBA.
The Founder's Day, an annual event of the All Ceylon Union of Muslim
League Youth Fronts (ACUMLYF) will be held on May 16, 2009 at 3.00 pm at
the Muslim Ladies' Study Circle Auditorium, D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha,
Resettlement and Disaster Relief Minister Rishard Bathiudeen will be
the Chief Guest. ACUMLYF National President Rasheed M. Imthiyaz will
Digamadulla District MP A.M.M. Noushad will speak on ' The Future of
The official website of ACUMLYF will also be launched and the
awarding of scholarships for higher studies and donating sewing machines
for self employment will also be held.
Ahadhiyyah Final Examination
The Department of Examinations will hold the Ahadhiyyah Final
Examination - 2008 on May 23 and 24, 2009.
Admission cards have been posted by the Examinations Department to
Ahadhiyyah Schools which have not received the Admission Cards on
time should contact the Department of Examinations or the General
Secretary of Central Ahadhiyyah.
Blood donation Camp
A blood donation campaign to assist Security Forces in the North
organised by the Sri Lanka Vocational Training Authority will be held at
No. 100, Kandawale Road, Ratmalana on May 15 under the patronage of
Chairman Major General Tilak Ponnamperuma.
An exclusive seminar on personality development and 5S vision
organized by the productivity development committee of St. Lawrence's
Convent will be held on May 16 at 8.30 to 11.30 a.m.
It will be held to enlighten parents and past pupils on how to
enhance the productivity of the family and how develop the standard of
education and extra curricular. The program will be conducted by
Free Diabetics blood test
Free HbAIC Blood test for only 30 Diabetics will be held on May 15.
Also included is a free test report assessment and presentation on
Diabetes Management. Call 4700700
Korean grant for IDPs
The Government of the Republic of Korea has granted US$ 500,000 to
Sri Lanka through the World Food Program responding to UN and the Sri
Lankan Government's requests.
The Korean aid will meet the immediate needs of the Internally
New Bishop for Kurunegala
Bishop Harold Anthony Perera has been appointed the new Bishop of
Kurunegala by Pope Benedict the XVIth. He succeeds Bishop Raymond Peiris
who has resigned as Bishop of Kurunegala.
Bishop Harold Anthony Perera was serving as Bishop of the Galle
Diocese before his present appointment, according to a media release by
the Apostolic Nunciature in Sri Lanka.
Families Day highlights mother’s role
Mothers play a critical role in the family, which is a powerful force
for social cohesion and integration. The mother-child relationship is
vital for the healthy development of children. And mothers are not only
caregivers; they are also breadwinners for their families. Yet women
continue to face major and even life-threatening-challenges in
motherhood,” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in a message to mark
International Day of Families which falls today.