with carols were held at Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne’s
official residence ‘Visumpaya’ last week. Premier Jayaratne
is seen here in conversation with some of the carol singers
at the event.
A workshop on
parliamentary practice and procedures was conducted for
those elected to the youth parliament recently. At the
conclusion of the workshop, a fireworks display symbolic of
multi-ethnic cultural affinity was held at the National
Youth Council, Maharagama. Here a presentation by the
aadiwasis. Present at the occasion were Youth Affairs and
Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma and National
Youth Services Council Chairman, Lalith Pium Perera.
Development Authority’s Killinochchi District office was
opened by Minister of Housing and Engineering Service Wimal
Weerawansa last week. Here the Minister Weerawansa handing
over a housing loan payment to a recipient from Killinochhci.
EPDP parliamentarian Murugesu Chandra Kumar NHDA Chairman
Jayantha Samaraweera, NHDA General manager S. Palasooriya
were also present. Pic: Ashraff A. Samed Dehiwela-Mt.
Lavinia Sp. Cor.
The Ambassador for the
Netherlands in Sri Lanka Leoni Cuelenaere was the winner of
the Women’s Over 45 years event of the Hilton Colombo
Residence and Mobitel Fun Run 2010 held recently. Here she
displays the cheque she won, which was, in turn donated to
the Cancer Hospital, Maharagama. General Manager, Thai
Airways, Weerawat Swasdisutra, CEO, Sri Lanka Telecom -
Mobitel, Suren J. Amarasekera and General Manager, Hilton
Colombo Residence, Mahesh Fernando are also in the picture.
Pic: Niranjan Konthasinghe
ANCL staffer's mother passes away
||The death occurred of Mrs. Leena de Mel, mother of Nandana Peiris,
former Senior Assistant Accountant of Lake House Accounts Department and
K.P.S. Peiris, Asst. Production Manager of Lake House.
The funeral will take place today at 4 p.m. at the Rawatawatte
B'desh offers four schols
The Bangladeshi government has offered 04 scholarships to Sri Lanka
on medicine and dental surgery. Applicants who have passed GCE (O/L)
examination in 2007 and Advanced Level in 2010 will be shortlisted for
an interview.Applications for the scholarships will be closed on
Applications invited at SLTHMI - Anuradhapura
Applications for admission to Sri Lanka Tourist & Hotel Management
Institute(SLTHMI), Anuradhapura for 2011 will be accepted till end of
December 2010. Applications are obtainable from Sri Lanka Tourist &
Hotel Management Institute, Colombo or its regional office at
Applicants who have passed/failed GCE (Advanced Level) examination
are eligible to apply for the courses. Contact 025-2223315
Peradeniya Gardens reduces rates for elderly
The Royal Botanical Gardens in Peradeniya has reduced its ticket
prices for senior citizens to ten rupees, said Director General of the
Department of Botanical Gardens Dr. Cyril Wijesundara.