The Rupavahini State Awards Ceremony was
held at the BMICH on Wednesday. Here Dr. D.B. Nihalsinghe
receiving the Rupavahini Distinction Award from Prime Minister
Ratnasiri Wickramanayake. Picture by Ranjith Jayaweera
Religious ceremony for war heroes
A ceremony to bestow merit on war heroes and Armed Forces personnel
organised by the Young Men's Buddhist Association of Wadduwa will be
held at the YMBA hall Wadduwa on June 21 at 4.30 p.m.
Ven. Pooja Tebuwana Piyananda Thera, Parivanadipathi Granthkara
Tebuwana and the Registrar of Dodangoda Sasanaraksaka Mandalaya will
deliver a Special dhamma desana.
The Bodhi Pooja will commence at the Sri Lankaramaya temple Wadduwa
at 6.00 p.m.
The Gilanpasa perahera will leave the YMBA hall at Wadduwa.
Development week in Kandy
Kandy District Secretary Gotabhaya Jayaratne has declared an
accelerated development week in the Kandy District from June 15 to 21.
He said it has been planned to complete all development projects
earmarked under Jathika Saviya, Gama Neguma, Decentralised Budget
Scheme, Samurdhi and Central Provincial Council programs during this
Ayurveda efficiency Bar exam
The Government Ayurveda Medical Officers' Efficiency Bar Examination
will be held at the C.W.W. Kannangara Maha Vidyalaya, Borella on June
The admission cards and timetables have been posted to the candidates
and those who had not received them should call over or contact the
Ayurveda Department Examination Unit on 2745962 or 2896911-12, said
Ayurveda Commissioner Ramani Gunawardene.
Cuban musical evening
A musical evening commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Cuban
Revolution and the 81st birth anniversary of Ernesto Che Guevara will be
held on June 13 at 4.30 pm at the Russian Centre, in Colombo 7.
Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba Nirsia Castro Guevara will be the
Guest of Honour and Urban Development and Sacred Area Development
Minister Dinesh Gunewardene the Chief Guest.
Dr. Badi-ud-din Mahmud commemoration
A ceremony to commemorate former Education Minister Al-Haj Dr.
Badi-ud-Din Mahmud will be held on June 17 at 4.00 p.m. at the
Nagarodaya Centre 155 A, Baseline Road, Borella.
The ceremony is organised by the All Ceylon Union of Muslim League
Youth Fronts (ACUMLYF).
Health Care and Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva will be
the Chief Guest. ACUMLYF's National President Al-Haj Rasheed M. Imthiyaz
Chief Sangha Nayaka of Colombo Nawakorale and former Deputy Principal
of Ananda College Ven. Pandit Madampagama Assasi Thera will deliver the
keynote address on "Towards an Equitable Society for Peaceful
Pakistan gifts ambulances
The Pakistan Government through its High Commission in Colombo,
gifted three fully equipped and high-roof ambulances to the Health
High Commissioner Shaheen A. Gilani handed over the keys of the
ambulances to Healthcare and Nutrition. Minister Nimal Siripala de
High Commissioner Gilani said the gift of ambulances was only a token
of the high esteem and affection of the Government and people of
Pakistan for the Government and people of Sri Lanka.
Rajinda Senaratne has been conferred with Doctorate in Philosophy in
Computer Science by the University of Melbourne in Australia. He studied
at Nalanda College, Colombo and obtained BSc and MSc at the University
of Moratuwa before he migrated to Australia to pursue his studies.
He assumed duties in his first appointment in the Engineering
Department of a leading company in Brisbane. He is the son of Rosmand
and Dr. Lakshmi Senaratne.
Lyceum Poson Bakthi Gee
The Poson devotional singing program ‘Lyceum Poson Bakthi Gee
Saraniya, 2009’ organized by the Lyceum International School, Nugegoda
will be staged at the Lyceum International School, Nugegoda main hall
June 16, 2009 at 6.15 p.m.
Feast of St. Anthony’s Church Kochchikade
The Feast of St. Anthony will be celebrated on June 13 at the shrine
of St. Anthony, Kochchikade, Colombo-13.
Ministry Secy. US bound
Higher Education Ministry Secretary Malini Peiris left for USA to
follow a course on Leaders in development - Managing Political and
Economic Change at the Harvard Kennedy School, USA.
Certificates for land owners
The Land and Land Development Ministry will survey all lands in the
country to issue ownership certificates in place of complicated deeds
under the Bimsaviya program.
The inauguration ceremony of issuing certificates for land owners in
the Homagama Divisional Secretariat will be held today under the
patronage of Western Provincial Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga.
UNPer joins SLFP
H.M. Ilangasinghe, UNP media secretary in the Horowpothana electorate
has renounced his UNP membership and joined the SLFP. He received the
SLFP membership card from North Central Province Chief Minister Berty
Premalal Dissanayake at the chief ministry office yesterday.
Ilangasinghe who is an English Assistant teacher has been a UNP
activist since the age of 18.
The recital of Badur Mowlood, will be conducted by Al Haj Moulavi M.T.
Hillurudeen (Falahi) and Al Haj Moulavi A.B.M. Mubarak (Falahi) from
June 14 after Magrib prayers and will continue until Isha prayers at the
Nawala Jummah Mosque.
A variety entertainment presented by St. John’s Girls School,
Panadura will be held on Saturday June 13th and Sunday June 14 from 4
p.m. at Keselwatta Auditorium, Panadura.
Government of the Union of Myanmar
donated Rs. 5.5 million (US$ 50000) for humantarian
assistance to the People in the North. Foreign Minister of
Myanmar U. Nyan Win handed over money to Ambassador of Sri
Lanka Neweton Gunaratna in Myanmar at the Foreign Ministry
of Myanmar on June 11. Picture by Sudath Silva