First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa who
paid a six-day official visit to China on the invitation of
China’s Women’s Society was conducted on an inspection tour
of the Xian Grape Cultivation Research Centre after her tour
of Beijing. She was accompanied by Vavuniya Government Agent
P.S.M. Charles, Sri Lanka Women Lawyers’ Association’s
Chathurika Wijesinghe and Assistant Secretary SLFP Womens’
League, Sunethra Gamage. Picture by Lalith Welivitigoda
The Maligawatta Jumma Mosque will perform the program of the 27th
Ramazan Fasting Lailathul Qadir Night this year as well. This program
will be held from 8.30 p.m. today till 2.00 a.m. Thursday 17.
A Budu Suwanda Seela Bhavana meditation program conducted by the Ven.
Kiribathgoda Gnanananda Thera will be held at the ACBC hall Bauddhaloka
Mawatha, Colombo on September 19 from 7.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Kolam Natakaya directed by the descendants of Ariyapala
Gurunnanse of Ambalangoda will be staged at Elphinstone Theatre on
September 18. There will be two shows at 3.30 and 6.30 p.m. Tickets are
available at the gate.
A discussion on 'Is Executive Presidency good for the country'
organised by the People's Lawyers' Association will be held on September
18 at 3.00 p.m. at Mahaweli Centre Auditorium.
Colombo University Senior lecturer Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa
(Attorney-at-Law), Lal Kumarapeli (Attorney-at-Law) and Government
Medical Association President Dr. Nishantha Dassanayake will participate
at the discussion.
Anagarika Dharmapala Commemoration
The 'Golden Voice of Dampal' organisation has organised a series of
programs to commemorate the 145th Birth Anniversary of Anagarika
Dharmapala which falls on September 17.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa will pay floral tributes at the
Dharmapala statue at Temple Trees at 1.30 p.m. Venerable Maduluwawe
Sobitha Thera will deliver a sermon at Colombo Municipal Grounds at 2.00
An all-night pirith ceremony and an almsgiving will be held to mark
the 75th anniversary of the Sri Palee College, Horana on September 18
and 19 at the college premises.
Launch of Viparama
Dinamina Editor Mahinda Abeysundere's latest book Viparama will be
launched at the Mahaweli Centre, Colombo at 3 p.m. today.
Lunch parcels with human faeces found in Kamburupitiya
Some hoteliers and restaurant keepers in Kamburupitiya have been
found selling unhygienic food items containing human faeces matter.This
has been revealed after the testing of food samples by the Government
Analysts on the request of PHIs in the area, who had raided many of
these establishments recently.
The Bandaranaike International Diplomatic Training Institute (BIDTI)
will start its next certificate course in Diplomacy on October 19 2009.
For further particulars please contact the BIDTI at Suite 3G-07, BMICH,
Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7. Telephone Nos.
2682111/2682110 Fax:2682111 Website:www.bidti.org
Prof. Raja de Alwis will deliver a public Buddhist talk in English on
‘The Goal of Buddhist Meditation’ at a meeting of the Servants of the
Buddha Society on Saturday, September 19 at 4.30 pm at Maitri Hall,
Lauries Road, Bambalapitiya.
The National Higher Education and Career Expo-Colombo and Kandy will
conduct the EDEX 2010 Mega Exhibition. The EDEX 2010 exhibition in
Colombo will be held on January 22, 23 and 24, 2010 at the BMICH and the
Kandy exhibition will be held at Queens Hotel, Kandy on January 26 and
27, 2010. EDEX 2010 is endorsed by the Presidential Secretariat,
Ministry of Education, Ministry of Vocational and Technical Training and
Ministry of Labour Relations and Manpower, the Ceylon Chamber of
Commerce, the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (AMCHAM),
Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and
European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECC) are strategic partners
of the event.
For information please contact Sandamali 071-7636281/011-5521497 or
email on email@example.com. Our website is www.edex.lk
Mahinda Family Day
“Mahinda Family Day” will be held at Aqua Pearl Hotel, Gorakana,
Moratuwa on September 20, Sunday. Mahinda Club, an old boys organization
of Mahinda College, Galle organizes this event.
The ninth Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Air Force Regiment
Past Members’ Club will be held September 20 at the Sri Lanka
Ex-Servicemen’s Institute Auditorium, 29, Bristol Street, Colombo 1 at
10 a.m. For details contact K. N. Rodrigo on 2795995 or 0772632323.
The Annual General Meeting and get together of Sri Lanka Ex-Air Force
Civil Engineering Association will be held on September 20 at No. 5,
Pengiriwatte Road, Delkanda Junction, Nugegoda from 9 a.m. onwards. For
details contact Lalith Udaya on 0714410715.
Bangalore Police arrested seven persons, who were found betting on
the India-Sri Lanka cricket match on Monday evening.
Ganja transporters nabbed
Gokarella police arrested two persons transporting a stock of ganja
in a vehicle at Malsiripura.
The ganja weighing nearly 25 kilogrammes were neatly packed in
Liquor smuggled from Lanka:
Two persons, including a Congress activist, were arrested in
Thiruvananthapuram on Sunday on charges of smuggling foreign liquor.
The liquor is suspected to have been smuggled from Sri Lanka.
Twenty-five bottles of foreign liquor worth about Rs 75,000 were
recovered from the two. The seized liquor included Johnnie Walker, Remy
Martin and Sri Lankan arrack.
Express News Service