the Best Environment Friendly School of the Year 2016
Green Forest Association calls for applications from schools for the
'Best Environment Friendly School of the Year 2016' Competition. The
program is organised with an objective of building an environmental
friendly school system in Sri Lanka.
Cash prizes and awards will be distributed for all-island and
district level achievements. The closing date for applications is July
For guidelines and to obtain application forms contact Harindra Yasas
Serasingha, Executive Director, Green Forest Association, 17/1,
Gnanawimala Mawatha, Athurugiriya. Tel. 0772012900 or email -
[email protected] Go to Web: www.gfasl.org for more details.
The 28th Asia Pacific Children’s Conference
The 28th Asia Pacific Children’s Conference was held in Fukoka in
Japan on July 10. Children from 40 countries in the Asia Pacific region
participated. It was held on the theme 'Peace and Harmony'. The
conference is held annually in Fukoka since 1989 with the objective of
developing friendship and cooperation among countries in the Asia
Six female and male students who had excelled in the Grade Five
Scholarship Examination in 2015 were presented with air tickets by the
Minister of Education, Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. It was an opportunity
for the participants to gather experience, build mutual friendships with
children of other countries and participate in various programs from
different cultures, school observation tours and activity camps.
As the co-ambassador, Sandaru Mansika Herath who had participated in
2010 as junior ambassador and R.A.C.P. Ranawaka of GAM/ Hiripitiya
Primary School were in charge of the team.
makes world’s largest radio telescope
China has fitted the final piece on what will be the world’s largest
radio telescope. The 500m-wide Aperture Spherical Telescope, or FAST, is
the size of 30 football fields.
The $250 million (NZD) satellite project will be used to explore
space. Advancing China’s space program remains a key priority for
FAST will replace the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, which is
around 300m wide, as the world’s largest telescope. Scientists are now
due to start trials of the telescope, which took about five years to
build. It isn’t due to fully begin operations until September.
Travel diary of Isaac Augustine Rumpf
The National Document Preservation Board with the support of the
Government of Netherlands has taken steps to print the travel diary
titled “TRAVEL DIARY OF ISAAC AUGUSTINE RUMPF” written by Issac
Augustine Rumpf, the Dutch Governor who ruled the maritime provinces of
Sri Lanka from 1716 AD to 1723 AD. It is based on his travel experiences
in the country.
This book contains a lot of information on Sri Lankan history,
administrative conditions, culture and the lifestyle of the people who
lived before the 18th century, the Dutch period of colonial rule.