De Silva qualifies for "Court of the Table"

Outstanding client service, ethics and professionalism have elevated Janath V. De Silva, LUTCF, an Investment Advisor Representative, with Aspen Cross Financial Group in the US to qualify for the exclusive "Court of the Table" of the Million Dollar Round Table – The premier association of Financial Professionals in the US. De Silva is a 13-year MDRT member.

Achieving Court of the Table status places De Silva among the top professionals in the global life insurance and financial services industry. It recognizes his professional knowledge, client service and ethical conduct.

"Attaining any membership level in MDRT is a distinguishing career milestone achieved by less than one percent of our industry's professionals around the world," says MDRT President James E. Rogers, CLU, CEP. "Recognition as a Court of the Table member is reserved for a select few like Janath De Silva, who have proven that they are among the ''best of the best."

Janath is the youngest son of Harendra & Neluka de Silva.

Little Pankaja needs help

M. D. Pankaja Peiris, four years and nine months old is suffering from Refractory Acute Iymphblastic Leukaemia. He has been receiving treatment at the Maharagama cancer hospital since February 14, 2008.

According to Consultant in Clinical Oncology at the Maharagama cancer hospital children's section Dr. Damayanthi Peiris, Pankaja has to be immediately transferred to the Women's Catholic Medical Institute in Vellore, India to undergo a bone marrow transplant. The appropriate bone marrow can only be taken from the boy's sister Minuki Pankajani Peiris who is two years and six months.

She too has to go to India for the procedure. The procedure will cost Rs. six million and the parents have requested that contributions could be sent to the following bank account: M. D. Pankaja Peiris (Son of Nelumika Kahatapitiya) Bank of Ceylon, Torrington Branch Account No. 8472103.

Bird education exhibition

A Bird Education exhibition will be held at the University of Colombo from October 29 to November 2 at the NBLT auditorium near the Thurstan side entrance of the University of Colombo.

The exhibition dedicated to renowned naturalist P.B. Karunaratne will be held together with the 8th Amateur Bird Photography Exhibition organized by the Field Ornithology Group of Sri Lanka (FOGSL). Entrance is free.

Have fun and help a cause

AIDEX 2008, the 18th annual sports meet for Jaipur Limb Users organized by the Colombo Friend-in- Need society will be held today at Reid Avenue sports ground.

The public are invited to spend this Sunday morning with the disabled and encourage them with their presence.

Time for traditional Oktoberfest

On October 31, the Old Wesleyites Sports Club (OWSC) will hold the annual Oktoberfest at its clubhouse at Campbell Park from 7 p.m. There will be entertainment for the whole family with a live band. The traditional food and drink served at Oktoberfest will be freely available for the entrance fee of only Rs. 500. There will also be food stalls. Children under 12 can enter free of charge.

Since 1810 when the first Oktoberfest was held commemorating the marriage of Prince Ludwig to Princess Therese in Munich, this festival has been held in many countries.

Limited tickets are available with the Clubhouse manager (2696884) after 6 p.m or call Dilshan on 2222936/ 0773403574.

Fund-raising concert by Marians

'Marians Unplugged', a musical extravaganza by the popular band Marians, will be held on Saturday, November 1 at 6.30 p.m. at the Ananda College auditorium to raise funds for a project to help the visually handicapped that has been launched by the Lions Clubs International District 306C1.

The project called 'Neth Pademu' to carry out 1,000 cataract operations for needy patients was recently announced by District Governor Diresh Hettiarachchi. The screening of diabetic patients and distribution of spectacles will also be part of the project.

Tickets for 'Marians Unplugged' will be available at Torana at Liberty Plaza and at the gate. For more information please contact Chairman Fundraising Chamidu Abeywickreme on phone: 0716180180.

Musaeus prize giving

The 115th prize giving of Musaeus College, Colombo will be held on October 31 at 3.30 p.m. at the BMICH. Prof. Lalith Gamage, CEO of the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology will be the chief guest.

Historical exhibition

‘Germans in Dutch and British Ceylon’ a new exhibition presented by architect and art historian Ismeth Raheem opens at the Goethe Institute on October 31 and will continue till November 10, offering a valuable insight into a historically significant relationship. The exhibition will be opened on October 31 by German ambassador Juergen Worth.

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