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New SLLA President

Upali Amarasiri assumed duties as the President of Sri Lanka Library Association (SLLA) recently. Amarasiri is the Director, National Institute of Library and Information Science (NILIS), University of Colombo.

Awards presentation

The Awards Presentation Ceremony of the State Music Festival - 2009 jointly organised by the Cultural Affairs Department and Sri Lanka Arts Council together with the launching of Sonduru Nimnaya CD of the State Music Troupe will be held on November 29 at 6.00 p.m. at the John de Silva Memorial Hall, Colombo 7.

Arafa sermon live broadcast

The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Muslim Service will live broadcast the Arafa Sermon from Masjidul Nameera, Mecca, Saudi Arabia on November 26 from 2.30 p.m.

Bodhi Pooja

The Sri Lanka - Thailand Society will hold a Bodhi Pooja and Pirith Chanting on December 4, Friday at 5.30 p.m. at the Gangaramaya, Hunupitiya, Colombo 2.

Correction and clarification

In our news report titled Anandasangaree Defamation Case; Express Newspapers barred from appeal, which appeared in the Daily News on November 19, the name of one of the appellant-defendants should be corrected as V. Devaraja and that the compensation awarded by the District Court was a sum of five million rupees.

Special Jury Award for Siri Raja Siri

Somaratna Dissanayaka’s Sinhala film ‘Siri Raja Siri’ has won a special Jury award at the 16th International (Golden Elephant) Children’s Film Festival held in Hyderabad India on November 20.

‘Siri Raja Siri’ represented Sri Lanka at this festival which also featured films from India, China, Iran, Germany, Italy and Netherlands in its final round.

This is the seventh international award bagged by ‘Siri Raja Siri’ directed by Somaratne Dissanayake who has 27 film awards to his credit so far, said a spokesman for the National Film Corporation.

Examination on World Peace

The competitive examination which tests the knowledge of world peace and ethics conducted by the Dhammakaya Foundation of Thailand covering 72 nations will be held on November 29 at 9.30 a.m. at 268 exam centres in Sri Lanka.

Around 6140 daham pasal students selected from 307 Sasanarakshaka Mandalayas in Sri Lanka will sit for this exam especially along with their parents who will lend assistance in answering the question papers through discussion.

Eid-Ul-Alha prayers

The Nawala Jumma Mosque will conduct Haj festival prayers for ladies commencing at 8.15 a.m. by Alhaj Mowlavi M. T. Hilurudeen. Eid-Ul-Alha Prayers for males will commence at 8.30 a.m. conducted by Alhaj Mowlavi M. B. M. Mubarak.

Prayers, lectures

Prayers will commence on Sunday, November 29 with Rathibathul Jalaliya by Moulavi A. B. M. Mubarak and Y. M. Rafi, It will be conducted after Magrib prayers and will continue till Isha prayers.

A religious lecture will also be conducted by Moulavi Al Haj M. T. Hilurdheen after Isha prayers at the Nawala Jummah Mosque.

 Vidyartha Nite

The annual get-together of Vidyartha College, Kandy organised by the Old Boys Association of the Colombo Branch will be held on Saturday, December 5 at the Grand Oriental Hotel (Taprobane), Colombo 1, from 7.30 p.m. For details contact Tudor on 077-7224437.

PIBM awards ceremony

The Post Graduate Institute of Business Management (PIBM) will hold its Degree Awarding Ceremony to award Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees to those who successfully completed the Masters Degree of its affiliated Vinayaka Missions University at PIBM, on November 25 at 2 p.m. at the BMICH, Colombo. Education Minister Susil Premajayantha will be the chief guest.


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