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