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The 46th annual Colombo Camporee organised by the Colombo District Scout Branch Association of the Sri Lanka Scout Association was opened by the First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa at the Viharamahadevi Park, Colombo on Friday. Here the First Lady is being conducted to the Camporee site by the Colombo District Commissioner, Janaprith Fernando and the Camporee Organising Commissioner, Assistant District Commissioner, Wathsala Wijewickrema and other officials.
“Living in Harmony” is the theme of the Camporee with islandwide participation of over 5,000 scouts, cubs and girl guides, which will conclude on Tuesday, August 18.
- Pic: Kavindra Perera


Maha Saman Devalaya Esala Perahera

The Ratnapura Maha Saman Devalaya Esala Perahera will commence on August 21 and the final night Perahera will be on September 4 and the water cutting ceremony will be held at Ratmalella, Kaluganga on September 5.

The Kumbal Perahera will be held from 21 to 25, the Devale Perahera will be held from 26 to 30 and the Maha Perahera will be held from 31 to September 4.

The Basnayake Nilame Sabaragamuwa Maha Saman Devalaya, Sunil Weerasekera has already given instruction to officials to provide all facilities to devotees during the Esala Perahera season.


Book launch of “Amawathura Vimarshanaya”

“Amawathura Vimarshanaya”, a book authored by Dr. D.V.F. Wijayaratne, will be launched tomorrow, August 17 at 3.00 p.m., in the Ananda Samarakoon Studio of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

The book launching ceremony will be presided over by Dr. Harishchandra Wijetunge, whilst the key note address will be delivered by Prof. Kusuma Karunaratne. Prof. Ananda Abeysiriwardene and Chairman, Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation Hudson Samarasinghe will also address the gathering.

“Amawathura Vimarshanaya” is a publication of S. Godage & Bros. and Deshabandu Sirisumana Godage will ceremonially present a few books to special invitees.


Tenth year commemoration

The tenth year commemoration of late Capt. Premil Perera of Commando Regiment will be held on Sunday, August 23 at Wattala Town Hall, organised by the Committee of Premil Perera Foundation.

Capt. Perera died in action while on a special operation on 22nd August, 1999.

Distribution of free spectacles, special packs of school books and equipment for school children of low income families, wheel chairs for selected disabled people will be done, by the Foundation.


O+ve kidneys needed

A father of two, Hiripitiyage Wijesoma (58) of Thawalgoda, Kosgama, is being treated for kidney failure. Consultant Nephrologist, Dr. Rushika Lanerolle of Nawaloka Hospital has advised immediate transplant for which a O+ve kidney is needed.

Wijesoma appeals to the public for a kidney donation or financial contribution for a worthy cause. Please contact: 0112578833/0716877091.

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P. D. H. Rajapakshe, an old boy of Dharmaraja college currently serving the Kegalle Police Division as an Assistant Superintendent of Police is suffering from a severe kidney ailment.

Dr. A. W. M. Wazil of the Nephrology Unit of the Kandy General Hospital has advised him on the urgent necessity of a kidney transplant.

Any kind donor with O+ve kidney is kindly requested to contact Tel: No. 0718259491 / 0715405650


‘Sankranthiye Nimeshayak’ to go on the boards

‘Sankranthiye Nimeshayak’, a new drama created by up and coming artist Namal Weerabahu will be staged on August 22 at 6 p.m. at the Open Air Theatre of the Wayamba Jana Kala Centre. Chief Minister of Northwestern Province Athula Wijesinghe will be the chief guest.

The drama with a novel concept of amalgamating stage acting and cinematic concepts, is a story of a two Sinhala and Tamil young men, entangled in the 30 years of ethnic war. The cast include Rohith Mannage, Berty Nihal Susiripala, Namal Weerabahu, Anoja Chathurangani and several other veteran and amateur artists.


Sir Razik commemoration postponed

The 25th death anniversary commemoration of Marhoom Al Haj Sir Razik Fareed organised by the Sir Razik Fareed Foundation with the co-operation of the Moors’ Islamic Cultural Home (Inc.) which falls this year on Sunday August 23, has been put off on a decision taken by the Foundation Board of Directors due to the intervening Ramazan Fast. – RF


Socialist Alliance public meeting

A public meeting of the Socialist Alliance will be held on Monday, August 17 at 4.00 p.m. at the Auditorium of the Mahaweli Centre, Colombo 7 to commemorate the Great Hartal of 1953, the Media Co-ordinator of the Alliance, L.R. Stephen announced.

The following are scheduled to address the meeting: D.E.W. Gunasekera, Constitutional Affairs and National Integration Minister and General Secretary of the Communist Party of Sri Lanka, Tissa Vitharana, Science and Technology Minister and leader of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party and Vasudeva Nanayakkara, leader of the Democratic Left Front.

The meeting will be presided over by General Secretary of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party, Wimalasiri de Mel.



India’s 63rd Independence day was celebrated at the “India House” in Colombo yesterday. Here High Commissioner for India Alok Prasad hoist the Indian National flag to mark the occasion. Pic:Chintaka Kumarasinghe

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