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Bringing joy away from the cricket pitch

The patients and staff of the cancer homes in Maharagama of the Sri Lanka Cancer Society were delighted when they had a surprise visit from members of the Sri Lanka cricket team- Captain Kumar Sangakkara, Chamara Kapugedera and Lasith Malinga accompanied by their wives.

They mingled freely with the patients for over two hours, chatting with them and distributing gifts -bringing much cheer and joy to those in great need.

Evening of Easter music

The Choir of St. Peter's College together with the Peterite Chorale will celebrate Easter the traditional way - raising their voices in praise and worship during 'An evening of Easter music - Hosanna to the King' at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 24 at the college chapel, Colombo 4.

All are welcome.

Gehan on big game safaris in Sri Lanka

The 28th in the series of Lectures of the National Trust - Sri Lanka titled "Sri Lanka - the Best for Big Game Safaris outside Africa" will be delivered on Thursday, April 28 by Gehan de Silva Wijeyeratne at the auditorium of the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, 80 Galle Road, Colombo 3 (opposite Cinnamon Grand Hotel) commencing at 6.30 p.m.

This illustrated talk outlines a framework for choosing charismatic animals as a target species for big game safaris and examines what is available in the different continents. Mr. Wijeyaratne also explains why with a symmetry of phrase Sri Lanka should brand its own Big Five, the elephant, leopard, sloth bear, Blue and Sperm whale. The lecture is open to the public.

Nanda Pethiyagoda to launch book

'Emerged: Noteworthy women from Kandy', Nanda Pethiyagoda Wanasundera's new book will be launched at the Bishop's College auditorium on Thursday, April 21 at 6.30 p.m. The chief guest will be Prof. Savitri Goonesekere, Emeritus Professor of Law and former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Colombo.

Ikebana creations on display

The newly formed Ikebana International Sri Lanka Chapter 262 will display their creations on April 23 and 24 at the Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, 78, Galle Road, Colombo 3 between 11 a.m and 7 p.m. The exhibition will be titled 'Blossoms of Hope 2011'. Ikebana International was founded by Ellen Gorden Allen in 1956 and has as its motto 'friendship through flowers'. Master demonstrator of Sogetsu Ikebana Christopher Lim will also present an Ikebana demonstration on April 23 from 5 to 5.30 p.m.

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