Funeral of Dr. Upali Pilapitiya today
Former Secretary, Ministry of Ayurveda and a former Director of
Bandaranaike Institute of Ayurveda Research, Nawinna passed away on
Thursday at his residence, Weda Madura, Kesbewa.
He leaves his wife Dr. Mallika Pilapitiya nee Senasekara, daughter
Dr. Shiromi De Alwis, son Dr. Senaka Pilapitiya, son-in-law Rajeeve de
Alwis, daughter-in-law Dr. Dilukshi Pilapitiya, grand daughters Saeli
and Binali De Alwis, grandson Thejan Pilapitiya and granddaughter
He is the son of late Dr. W.H.M Pilapitiya and Mrs. Jocelyn
Pilapitiya of Gampola and brother of late Gamini Pilapitiya, Dr. Thilak
Pilapitiya, Dr. Buvenaka Pilapitiya and Damayanthi Pelpola.
The cortege leaves residence today December 1 at 3pm for cremation at
the Kesbewa Cemetery.
Commemoration of Prof. Evan A. Hardy
A Thanksgiving Service was held on November 23 at the Cathedral of
Christ the Living Saviour, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7, commemorating
the 50th death anniversary of late Professor Evan A. Hardy, Canadian
expert, Advisor to the FAO and the founder Director of Hardy Advanced
Technological Institute, Ampara.
High Commissioner of Canada Shelley Whiting was the chief guest and
Senior Minister P. Dayaratne and parliamentarian Daya Gamage were the
guests of honour. Fr. Jayasiri Peiris, an alma mater of the Institute
conducted the service.
Lanka Mahila Samithi, exhibition and sale
The Lanka Mahila Samithi will hold its annual exhibition and sale of
handicrafts at the Lionel Wendt Gallery, Guildford Crescent, Colombo 7
on December 4 from 9.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
A variety of attractive handicrafts produced by members of rural
Mahila Samithis in the villages in 16 districts will be on display.
'Awarjana 2013' on Dec 22
'Awarjana-2013', a ceremony to pay obeisance to teachers and the
annual get-together of the Commerce Graduates' Association of the
University of Kelaniya (1977/1981 batches) will be held on December 22
at Kurulu Uyana, Buthgamuwa Road, Kalapaluwawa, Rajagiriya from 9 a.m.
to 3.30 p.m.
The event is coordinated by Jayantha (0773802107), Ganepola
(0718012589) and Lilani (0718005402).
Get-together of PPA of Telijjawila Central today
The annual get-together 2013 of Past Pupils' Association of
Telijjawila Central College (Colombo branch) will be held at 'Water
Villa' reception hall, Isuru Uyana, Borella Road, Pannipitiya, Depanama
today from 9.00 a.m. - 3.00 p.m.
One of the life-members Wijesena Yapa's 'Hima Kunatuwa' will also be
Annual Meet of Ahmadiyya Elders Association
Sri Lanka Ahmadiyya Elders' Association will hold its Annual Meet (Ijtima)
today, at Darul Amman, Kandy Road, Pasyala, with the main events
starting at 8.30 a.m.
Dr. Ifthikar Ahmad Ayaz OBE will be the chief guest.
ACMA foundation - laying ceremony on Dec 2
The foundation stone-laying ceremony for 36 classrooms and the issue
of a stamp to mark 100 years of the All Ceylon Moors Association (ACMA)
will be held at the Muslim Ladies College, Colombo on December 2 at 7.30
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena and Posts and Communication
Minister Jeevan Kumaratunga will be the chief guests.
The event will be held under the patronage of the Principal Dr.
Hajarjahan Munsoor and the President of ACMA, Prof. M. Fazli Nizar will
Death of Baku Mahadeva
Baku Mahadeva, one of the oldest surviving members of the former
Ceylon Civil Service passed away on Friday evening, at the age of 91. He
had an illustrious career spanning four decades.
He served as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Food,
Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs. He was
also Secretary to the Treasury.
Mahadeva served as Chairman of the National Development Bank and the
DFCC and was also a Director of the People's Bank. After retiring from
the public service, he served as an International Civil Servant in
Mahadeva also served as chairman and director of several private
sector companies, besides being Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the
Sri Ponnambalavaneswara temple, Kochchikade and the Sri Arunachaleswara