A felicitation dinner to welcome Chief Justice Asoka N. De Silva the
second Anthonian to be appointed Chief Justice after the late Victor
Thennakoon organised by the parent body of St. Antony's College, Kandy
Old Boys' Association will be held at Mahaweli Reach Hotel, Kandy on
July 31 from 6 p.m. onwards and it will be blessed by the presence of
His Lordship the Bishop of Kandy.
Interested Antonians to contact Timothy Paldano on 0777352036 or
Dickie Duniwilla on 0772990135 for reservations.
Language education school
The Peoples' Republic of China's Confucius Language Education School
at Lumbini Vidyalaya, Havelock Town, Colombo 5 is scheduled to be opened
at 10.00 a.m. on July 28.
A workshop on “Crisis in Translation in the Administration: What is
to be done?” is scheduled to be held on July 30, Thursday at the
Bandaranaike Centre for International Studies, BMICH, Bauddhaloka
Mawatha, Colombo 7 from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
Opening of new train halt
The newly constructed train halt at Pengiriwatte, Gangodawila on the
Kelani Valley Railway will be opened by Foreign Affairs Minister and the
Chief Organizer of the SLFP for Kotte electorate Rohitha Bogollagama
with the participation of Transport Minister Dullas Alahapperuma on July
28 at 4.00 p.m.
Royal College gains partner school status
Acting Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr. Stefan
Weckbach officially inaugurated the “German Language Training Centre” at
Royal College Colombo recently.
This state-of-the-art German Language Training Centre was established
in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Sri Lanka and the Foreign
Affairs Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. The inauguration of
this Centre also sees Royal College becoming Sri Lanka’s first-ever
National School to gain Partner School status.
Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier launched the
“School’s Partners for the Future” Initiative to build up a worldwide
network of at least 1000 partner schools through which to awaken young
people’s interest in and enthusiasm for modern-day Germany and German
As part of this program, the network of German schools abroad and
schools offering the German Language Certificate has been strengthened
The cooperation between these schools is being expanded to anchor
German as a foreign language more firmly in national education systems.
With this comes the development of fruitful and long-lasting ties
with Germany, inspiring schools, their teachers and pupils to enjoy an
open exchange of views and engage in co-operation.
A presentation for Young Professionals on “Integrity in Professional
Relationship” by B.K. Seelan. (Meditation Teacher, Businessman) will be
held on Tuesday, July 28 at 6 pm at the Brahma Kumaris Raja Yoga Centre,
124, Sri Gunananda Mawatha, Kotahena. Young professionals of any
profession are invited to participate. For further details please
contact 011-2717572, 011-2344106. All programs of Brahma Kumaris are
free of any charge.
Garbage dumper sentenced
Panadura magistrate Thusara Rajasinghe imposed a three months
sentence suspended for five years on two three wheeler drivers who
pleaded guilty to a charge of dumping garbage on the public road at
Public transport on A-9 route
The Government has already granted permission for the people in
Jaffna to travel from Jaffna to Colombo and return. Further all check
points will continue to function and other search activities too will
continue due to security reasons. However, the Government has made
arrangements to organise transport facilities to the people of Jaffna to
travel to Colombo and return.
Sarath Ranawaka no more
Kalutara District United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Sarath
Ranawaka passed away on Saturday morning, he was 58. MP Ranawaka, a
father of three had passed away at a private hospital in Colombo after a
He entered active politics in 1977 by representing the Lanka
Samasamaja Party. He joined the main opposition United National Party in
1984. The late MP represented the Sri Lankan Parliament for the last 20
years after he was elected in 1989 for the first time.
The annual Ther festival of Badrakali
Amman Kovil, Wellawatta paraded Galle Road yesterday.
Picture by Samantha Weerasiri