Seminar on mid-life health
To mark the Decade of Non - Communicable Diseases, The Sri Lanka Federation of University Women (SLFUW) is organising the first seminar on Non-Communicable Diseases( NCDs) to be held on June 24 (Sunday) from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the SLFUW Resource Centre at 96/25, Kitulwatte Road (next to the British School), Colombo 8.
The seminar will include talks on the following subjects:
Painful Knee by Dr. Lalith Wijeratne; Strokes (Brain Attack) by Dr. Udaya Ranawake, Alzheimers and other Dementias by Dr. Asitha De Silva, and Diabetes by Dr. Noel Somasundaram.
The speakers will deal with the importance of early diagnosis and management of the diseases, and participants will have an opportunity to have an interactive session with the speakers. Such discussions will help greatly to dispel unfounded fears and myths.
Those wishing to attend and participate are requested to register by telephoning the Administrative Officer on 2682961 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., or Dr. Selvie Perera on 2699499 between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m., or Dr.Udula Krishnaratne on 07778953398 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m.
All are welcome.
Lester James Peries Oration
Senior Minister of International Monetary Cooperation Dr. Sarath Amunugama will deliver the second annual ‘Lester James Peries Oration’ on Tuesday,June 19 at the auditorium of the Sri Sambuddhatva Jayanthi Mandhiraya in Colombo 5. The topic of this year’s oration is “Lester James Peries: In Defence of Humanistic Cinema”. Guest of Honour on the occasion will be Prof. Phang Lai Tee, Senior Assistant Director, Audio Visual Archives of the National Archives of Singapore who will speak on “A National Archives: Importance of Audiovisual Archiving Embraces Films and Beyond”.
Click a winner with “Baby
Moments with AVENT”
“Baby Moments with AVENT” is a contest just launched by Philips AVENT, the UK’s leading brand for breast pumps, bottles and sterilizers. This fun photo competition gives existing and potential new AVENT customers the opportunity to send in a photo of their child with a favourite AVENT product and win prizes worth Rs 100,000!
Customers can pick up an entry form from any Philips AVENT retailer and post in their photo to Philips AVENT, 12 Barnes Place Colombo 7 or download a form from www.avent.lk and email a high resolution picture to firstname.lastname@example.org. Entry forms are also available in Mum & Me magazine and the winning entries will be featured in that magazine. All contest details can be found on www.avent.lk or Facebook/Philips Avent Sri Lanka.
Festival of Choirs in Kandy today
The Festival of Choirs organized by the Ceylon Bible Society will be held at the Trinity College Chapel, Kandy at 3.30 p.m. today. Six choirs, Trinity College, Mowbray College, St. Anthony’s College Katugastota, Hillwood College, Good Shepherd Convent Kandy and Carey College, Colombo will be participating. Rt. Rev. Kumara Illangasinghe, Emeritus Bishop of Kurunegala will be the Chief Guest.
All are welcome