2nd Julyh 2000
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Sports Plus| Mirror Magazine
Peoples and Events
In an attempt to make parents and grandparents feel special, their children and grandchildren were invited to sponsor this annual event.
Last year's event which was held at Kosgoda Beach Hotel was a big success with souvenirs being given to participants, Baila competitions and many other enjoyable activities, organisers say.
They say the success of the event motivated Jetwing to repeat the outing.
Among the activities at the outing this year, is a Golden Oldies Night
with prizes, surprises and special souvenirs for parents. Those who want
to sponsor parents and grandparents for an overnight outing, contact Aruni
or Kosala at Jetwing for further details.
The campaign from June 15 to 17 was so successful that seven people were saved from drowning, an official said.
About 200 lifeguards were engaged in life saving activities at Tissawewa,
Kalawewa, Basawakkulama, Sunhatha-pokuna in Anuradhapura, Mahakanadarawa
and Kaludiyapokuna in Mihintale and Kandalama and Ibbankatuwa lake in Dambulla.
Eagle Insurance conducted safety awareness programmes which included demonstrations
on life saving and first aid, distribution of leaflets and live radio broadcasts.
At this meeting the following officials were elected:
Patron: Singer Chairman Hemaka Amarasuriya; president: Bertie Fernando; vice presidents: Lucky de Chickera, Gamini Wasalathanthri; general secretary: Nelson Mendis; assistant secretary: Ananda Epa, Treasurer: A.M.M. Nisar; assistant treasurer: S. Thiyagarajah.
Committee members: Lasantha Perera, Ranjith David, Judith Vanniathamby, R.G. Moorthy, Dehan Seneviratne, P.S. Maniam, Kaushalya Murugadasan and Y.G.C. Dabare.
Past Employees of the Singer Group who wish to join the association
are requested to contact Bertie Fernando on 715733.
Sriyantha Walpola of the Hindu was elected secretary while Gemunu Amerasinghe of the Associated Press was elected treasurer.
The following officials were also elected:
A. Lokuhapuarachchi of Reuters and Janapriya Amaradiwaka of Yukthiya: vice presidents.
Gamini Abeysekera of Lankadipa: assistant secretary.
Sri Lal Gomes of Lakbima: welfare officer.
B. Weerasinghe: assistant treasurer.
Saman Mendis (Lake House), Asoka Fernando (Sunday Leader), S. Jayatilleke
(Tharunaya), U.N. Perera (Divaina), N. Edirisinghe (Lakbima), Ananda Fernando
(Sithijaya), A. Devapriya (The Sunday Times), K. Dayawansa, S. D. Priyangima
(Lakbima), S. Surendran (Virakesari), A. Balasuriya (Lankadipa), B. Mendis
It was much later, after pursuing a professional career in finance and information technology, that she rekindled her interest as a form of relaxation.
Rukmali has been inspired by the scenic places she has visited in Sri Lanka and overseas. This held her develop an independent style intimately focused on nature and rural life.
Rukmali has used oils, acrylics, watercolor and charcoal to express
her "thoughts" on canvas and paper. Her personal preference is watercolour,
however the exhibition has an equal distribution. Water lilies, fauna and
flora, wildlife, people at work and worship are themes of focus in her
Hatton National Bank Managing Directo Rienzie Wijethilake and Ms. Wijethilake will be the chief guests.
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