The Sri Lanka Press Institute (SLPI) has organised a panel discussion
in Sinhala to discuss problems arising after the introduction of the
Communication and Media studies subject to the school curriculum. The
discussion will be held today from 3 to 5 pm at the SLPI auditorium at
96, Kirula Road, Colombo 5.
The panelists are Prof. Rohana Laxman Piyadasa (University of
Kelaniya), Prof. Ajantha Happuarachchi (University of Colombo), Dr.
Tudor Weerasinghe (Sri Pali Campus, University of Colombo), Manoj
Pushpakumara Jinadasa (Lecturer, University of Kelaniya), Bandula P
Dayaratne (National Institute Education), Pushpika Chandrasekera
(External Lecturer) and Shehan Baranage (Director News and Current
Affairs, Derana TV).
Dental and Oral Camp
A free dental and oral camp organized by the School Development
Committee of the Sumaga Vidyalaya, Karagampitiya, Dehiwala in
collaboration with the Community Educational Development Project of
Lyceum International School, Nugegoda will be held at Sumaga Vidyalaya
on June 21 at 8.30 am.
Novice monk Kithalagama Suguna Thera of Ganewatte Purana Viharaya,
Delduwa, Wadduwa will be higher-ordained at the Udakupkhepa Seema
Malakaya at Balapitiya under the tutelage of Ven Balangoda
Sudhammawansha of Amarapura Siri Saddhammawansha Maha Nikaya on June 21.
A man drowned while bathing in the Victoria reservoir at the old
bridge in Digana on Sunday. Nuwan Chamara, 29, a resident of Manikhinna
was confirmed dead on admission to Theldeniya hospital. Police are
Dr Gunadasa Amarasekara's latest novel "Roopantharanaya Hewath
Somadevage Sankranthiya" and the English translation of his award
winning book "Vil thera maranaya" titled "Death by the pool" will be
launched at a ceremony at the SLFI Colombo on June 19 at 3.15 pm. Senior
Minister of International Economic Co-operation Dr Sarath Amunugama will
preside. Prof Chandrasiri Palliyaguru will deliver a lecture on "Amarasekara
and Sinhala Novel" and Prof Wimal Dissanayaka will deliver a lecture on
"Amarasekara as a novelist". Other speakers will include Sri Lanka
Rupavahini Corporation Chairman Mohan Samaranayake, Dr Nirmal Ranjith
Devasiri and Nation Editor Malinda Seneviratne.
The reprints of Dr Amarasekara's books 'Gamanake Aga', 'Atharamaga',
"Gal Pilimaya ha Bol Pilimaya" and Marana Manchakaye Dutu Sihinaya" will
also be launched during this ceremony.
There will be an interruption of water supply to the following areas
for a period of 10 hours from 7 pm on June 20 to 5 am on June 21 said
the NWS&DB in a press release yesterday. The areas affected are the
Mahara Pradesheeya Sabha area, Biyagame Pradsheeya Sabha area and the
Kelaniya Pradesheeya Sabha area the release added.
The 108th Annual General Meeting of St Benedict's College Old Boys'
Union will be held on June 24 at the College Hall commencing 10.30 am
which will be preceded by Holy Mass at 9.30 am concelebrated by Old Ben
Priests - Rev Fr Trevor Martin and Rev Fr Tyrel Alles.All Old Boys are
cordially invited to be present for the Holy Mass and the annual session
followed by a fellowship lunch and get-together at the Old Bens Sports
Reference our page I report of June 16th titled ‘Diyawadana Nilame
awarded Rs. 250 million as compensation in defamation case’,the amount
mentioned as compensation is incorrect. It should have read, the Colombo
District Judge Dhammika Ganepola yesterday awarded Rs. 50 million as
compensation in the defamation case filed by Diyawadana Nilame Nilanga
Dela Bandara. We deeply regret the error and apologize to the judge and
parties concerned for any pain of mind caused them.