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Sunday, 24 April 2016





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Book by Imthiaz Bakeer Markar

Idayam Pesuhirathu (Conscience Speaks) is the title of a collection of newspaper articles on current affairs authored by one-time Media Minister and UNP parliamentarian Imthiaz Bakeer Markar to be launched next Saturday by the Bakeer Markar Centre for National Unity. The book comprises the translation to Tamil of a series of articles published in the Sinhala press by Bakeer Markar, who, in addition to his political and legal career, is known as a regular commentator and writer.

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam will be the chief guest at the launch ceremony to be held at the Al Fasiyathul Nasriya Balika Vidyalaya, Beruwala.

Ron Soya on Rupavahini tomorrow

Kalasuri Latha Walpola's musical concert Ron Soya held to mark 70 years of her musical career under the patronage of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will be telecast by the Rupavahini on Monday 25, at 10.00 p.m.

The event was organised by the Mass Media Ministry. Lata sang about 25 songs with music provided by Mahinda Bandara.

Memorial lecture on Saturday

The Reverend Canon Malini Devananda Memorial Lecture, delivered by Prof. Neloufer de Mel, Senior Professor, Department of English, University of Colombo, will be held on Saturday, April 30 at 5.30 p.m. at the Diocesan Chambers, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7.

The lecture is organised by the Board of Women's Work of the Diocese of Colombo, Church of Ceylon.

Ananda past teachers' Avurudu

The Sinhala New Year celebration of Ananda College Past Teachers' Association will be held today, April 24 at the Ananda College Centenary Building.

Sai Baba 'Walk for Values' today

The Colombo Sai Seva Samithi has organised a 'Walk for Values' to raise awareness of basic human values: Sathya, Dharma, Shanthi, Prema and Avihinsa as prescribed by Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Baba, today, April 24, starting from Sivananda Nilayan, Rudra Mawatte, Wellawatte at 6 a.m. and wind up at the Colombo Sai Seva Samithi at Barnes Place, Colombo 7.

P.R. Anthonis memorial lecture

Dr. Nihal Jayawickrama will deliver the P.R. Anthonis Memorial Lecture on May 11 at 5.30 p.m. at the Sasakawa Memorial Cultural Centre auditorium, Colombo.

The event which is organised by the Lanka-Japan Friendship Society will be on the subject 'Healing the Nation - A Question of Leadership'

The theme of the lecture will be the challenges of reconciliation - not only an issue between the major communities but also concerns every unjust situation in the country. Dr. Nihal Jayawickrama is a distinguished academic and a former Secretary to the Ministry of Justice.

Avurudu at Ruwanwella

The Avurudu celebrations organised by the Sudath Manjula Foundation, in collaboration with Ranjith Siyambalapitiya Foundation and the Mahipala Herath Janasarana Foundation and sponsored by Dreamron Cosmetics was held at the Ruwanwella Ebewewa esplanade recently. Here the Avurudu Kumari Buddhi Jayawardhana with first runner-up Gayani Kausalya and second runner-up Nimesha Sanjiwani.


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