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National Day in Israel

Seen Above: the SL Ambassador of Israel Air Chief Marshal (Retd.) Donald Perera, lighting the traditional oil lamp at the celebrations held at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Israel to commemorate National Day Celebrations.

Celebration on the occasion of 62nd National Day of Sri Lanka was held on February 4, with the participation of Sri Lankan Nationals, well-wishers and Hony.

Consuls for Sri Lanka in Jerusalem and Haifa and North of the State of Israel at the Embassy premises, Tel Aviv.

The celebration commenced with the hoisting of the National Flag by Air Chief Marshal (Retd.) H. E. Donald Perera and the singing of the National Anthem by all Sri Lankans. The National day messages of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake and Foreign Affairs Minister Rohitha Bogollagama of Sri Lanka was read by the Head of Mission.

Addressing the gathering the Head of Mission indicated the significance of the 62nd Anniversary of Sri Lanka’s Independence after completely defeating the separatist terrorist movement in Sri Lanka.



SL expatriates commended

LANKA SLES: Outgoing President Nirone Fernando, left, inducts the President Andrew Sinnen. In the center is Sri Lanka Embassy Commercial Secretary Yasantha De Silva. AN Photo By Mohammed Rasooldeen.

Eighteen years of service in the Kingdom bears testimony to the services rendered by the Sri Lankan Expatriates Society in the capital, observed the newly elected President Andrew Sinnen told his countrymen at the 18th Annual General Meeting of the society, held at the Sri Lanka Embassy premises, Friday.

A new office-bearers were elected for the current year at the meeting held under the supervision of the Sri Lankan Embassy Commercial Secretary Yasantha De Silva.

He solicited the cooperation of all present members to chalk out a new plan for 2010 which would be implemented for the greater good of the community.

Sri Lankan Ambassador Ahmed Aflel Jawad, distributed certificates of recognition to the members of the outgoing committee in appreciation of their services.


Janasetha Peramuna hands over nominations for Galle

The Janasetha Peramuna yesterday evening handed over their nominations in respect of the General Election for the Galle district to Galle district returning officer Asoka Jayasekara. This was the first nominations received for the Galle district.

The nominations were handed over by the Party’s district leader Sameera Krishantha. The other candidates are as follows: 2. Kumara Wickramasinghe, 3. Supun Chanddika Wickramasinghe, 4. Ashoka Deneththi, 5. Chamara Sandakelum, 6. Upul Krishantha, 7. Kumuddini Mudannayaka, 8. Nuvan Sameera Gamage, 9. Buddhi Prasanna Nanayakkara, 10. Sunil Mapalagam, 11. Chamin Kumara, 12. Sameera Thotawatta and 13. S.A. Nisanasala Nuwan Kumara.

Car goes down precipice

Three inmates including a child of a car were injured when the vehicle parked at Pothgul Viharaya, Kandy fell down an incline of nearly 50 feet at the official residence of Diyawadana Nilame of Sri Dalada Maligawa, Kandy Sunday.

The injured had come for an almsgiving at Pothgul Viharaya on Sunday when the incident occurred.

Buddha Pradeepa 2010

The Daily News will be publishing the Buddha Pradeepa annual this year too coinciding with Vesak Poya. Readers can contribute articles confined to 800 words addressed to: Daily News Buddha Pradeepa 2010, No. 35, D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha, Colombo 13. Email:

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A Public Lecture on ‘State of the Economy’ organized by the Organisation of Professional Associations at 275/75, Prof. Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha, Colombo 7 will be held at the OPA Auditorium on February 24 at 5.30 p.m.

Buddhist talk

Anil Goonewardene will deliver a Buddhist talk in English on “Selflessness and Emptiness”, at a meeting of the Servants of the Buddha Society, Lauries Road, Bambalapitiya, on Saturday 27th at 4.30 p.m. All are welcome.

English language training

The British High Commission will launch an English Language Teacher Training course in Jaffna at Hindu College, Jaffna Main Hall on February 23 at 9.00 a.m. For details : chanuki. [email protected] gov.uk


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