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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


Prayer service

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.


Meditation program

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.


Kolam Natakaya

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.


Discussion

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 p.m.


Pirith Ceremony

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.


BIDTI course

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


Buddhist talk

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.


EDEX 2010

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 protected] 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.


AGM

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.


Get together

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.


Punters arrested

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 parcels.


Liquor smuggled from Lanka:

Two held

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.

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