To mark Women’s Day on March 8, the Zonta Clubs of Colombo will host their District Governor Naheed Moyeen from Bangladesh with a special event on March 15.
Zonta Club 11 also marks International Women’s Day by honouring two women who have performed exceptionally on two of the projects that the Club is involved in.
The first is the Aids Prevention Project. This was a Project implemented by Zonta Club II to prevent the spread of HIV among the Angulana community. Shanthini Indramalee Fernando will be honoured for her major contribution to this project.
The Second Zonta Club 11 Project is its flagship project , which is to enhance the skills training and improve equipment and techniques for vocational training for the special needs women at Sukitha Vocational Training Centre in Horana.
Zonta’s nominee for special recognition for this project is Sanjeewani Dilanthi Warnasuriya.
Royal College Group of 88 fellowship dinner
Old boys of Royal College Group of 88 will hold their annual fellowship dinner at “Events Avenue”, No.41, Maitland Crescent, Colombo 07 (adjoining the CH&FC club house) on Wednesday ahead of the annual Royal-Thomian big match.
Tickets priced at Rs 2500 could be reserved by contacting Tilak Silva (0777747440), Ruchira Bomiriya (0777734797) and Senaka Samaranayake (0777915071).
St. Servatius College OBA (Colombo Branch) AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the St. Servatius' College Matara Old Boys' Association (Colombo Branch) will be held at 'Rock House', Galabada Road, Wewala, Piliyandala from 9 a.m. onwards on Saturday March 12. It will be followed by a fellowship / lunch.
For further details please contact the Secretaries - Dr. Susantha Siriwardena (0772931073), Lionel Wagasinghe (0777387370) and Preethi Kahakachchi (0772972567) or on email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ajith presents his book to WHO rep
Disability activist and accessibility advisor Dr. Ajith C. S. Perera presents a copy of his book 'Access Ability For All' to Dr. Firdosi Mehta, World Health Organisation (WHO) representative to Sri Lanka.
The book published by the IDIRIYA organisation as a community service initiative focuses on the wide range of economic and social benefits inclusive design brings to the people and the country.
Others in the photograph are Dr. Lanka Dissanayake (far right) and Mrs. Marina Jayasinghe of the WHO office in Colombo.
Badulla MP meets Indian Rajya Sabha member
Harin Fernando, MP Badulla district meets Nand Kishore (N. K.) Singh, Member of Parliament of the Rajya Sabha, India, who has been India's Finance Secretary, Member of Planning Commission and Principal Secretary to the former Prime Minister of India, Atal Bihari Vajpayee at the MPS Asia Regional Meeting held in Delhi recently.
SAARC women support Sunshine Charity
President SAARC Women's Association Nur Aleem, presented a cheque on behalf of the association's Sri Lanka chapter to the Sunshine Charity to support their work with the Sunshine Day Care Centre. The funds raised were from the Charity Bazaar, 'Make a Difference' held recently in Colombo.
The SAARC Women's Association- Sri Lanka Chapter, formed in 1996 is an organization established for the promotion of cultural integration, friendship and harmony, and better understanding between the women of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.