C B Ratnayake 54 today
Private Transport Services Minister C B Ratnayake will celebrate his
54th birthday today.
A number of religious and social service programmes have been
organized in Walapane to mark the occasion.
The Nalanda College Walk 2012 will be held on January 21. The walk
will commence at the college. Participants are requested to assemble at
the college by 8 am dressed in special Nalanda walk T-shirts and caps,
available at the college Sports Club office.
The walk is organized by the Old Nalandians' Sports Club in
association with the Junior Old Boys' Association and Old Nalandians'
Associations. Proceeds will be utilized for the school's sports
The Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka lecture 'A survey of archaeology
of the Jaffna peninsula: Pre- Buddhist settlements' by former ambassador
Bandu de Silva will be held at the Gamini Dissanayake auditorium, 96,
Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7 on January 30 at 5 pm.
The lecture is open to the public.
Workshop and exhibition
A workshop and exhibition on sports physiotherapy, focusing on
schoolchildren and their coaches, organized by the Government
Physiotherapists' Association will be held on January 23 from 9 am to 3.
30 pm at the Buddhist Cultural Centre, Thunmulla.
Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena will be the chief guest.
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena and Sports Minister Mahindananda
Aluthgamage will also participate.
An awareness seminar 'Extension of the Navis system will be held on
January 26 from 2.45 pm to 5 pm. at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce
auditorium. Registration is at 2. 30 pm.
Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman Dr Priyath B Wickrama and his team
will present new developments and benefits to the trade along with Bank
An awareness seminar on the new food regulations and Sri Lanka
standards will be held on January 27 from 2 pm to 5 pm at the Ceylon
Chamber of Commerce Auditorium. The speakers are Health Ministry
director Dr T B Ananda Jayalal, Sri Lanka Standards Institute director W
N N Satharasinghe and Fonterra Brands Lanka (Pvt) Ltd Nutrition and
Regulatory Affairs manager Dr Sanath Mahawithanage.
A seminar to promote noni, an anti diabetic flour, will be held at
the Cooperative Hall, New City, Anuradhapura Town on January 29 from 10
am to noon.
Screening of patients for diabetics and blood check ups will also be
Festival of Life at Galle Face
Joyce Meyer will conduct the Festival of Life conference at the Galle
Face Green along with the band Healing Place on January 21 from 6 pm.
Meyer is Christian author and speaker. Entrance is free.
Coconut price up in Kurunegala
The price of coconut has increased in Kurunegala and the suburbs.
The price of a coconut is between Rs 35 and Rs 40. This has benefited
coconut smallholders in rural areas. The price of king coconut as gone