People and events

Das Kapital, Volume 1 in Sinhala

Karl Marx's Das Kapital, Volume 1 - a complete Sinhala translation by Jayatilleke de Silva will be launched at the Public Library Colombo on Thursday September 17, at 3. 30 p.m.

Prof. Desmond Mallikarachchi of the Department of Philosophy and Psychology of the University of Peradeniya will deliver a special lecture on The Relevance of Marx's Capital in the Modern World.

The Thomian Society AGM

The Thomian Society of Colombo held its AGM on July 3 at the Galadari Hotel. The following office bearers were elected. Committee- 2009/2010. Patron: Dr. Vijaya Corea. President: Prakash Butani. Vice Presidents: Sarath Fernando, Ranjit Dias Abeysinghe, Bodhisiri Ranasinghe. Secretary: Ranmal Peiris. Treasurer: Sujeewa Fernando. Asst. Sec/Treasurer: Razik Mohamed
Members: Aruna Jayawickrema, Lalantha Mendis, Sudath Jayasundera, Gamini Jayasuriya, Ravi Karunanayake, Trehan Munasinghe, Kumudu Warnakulasuriya, Shirley Piayasena, Dilan Illeperuma, S. Rajmohan, Nalin Jayasuriya, Sunil Dissanayake, Jith Warnakulasuriya.

DS sings for wounded soldiers

D.S. Senanayake College western music unit will hold a musical show titled Golden Eve 2009 at the Bishop’s College auditorium on September 18.

Proceeds of the show, held for the seventh consecutive year, will be donated for the welfare of the wounded and disabled soldiers.

It’s tonight, Rhythm N' Fashion

Rhythm N' Fashion, an evening of entertainment and fashion organised by the Past Pupils' Association of Holy Family Convent, Bambalapitiya will be held this evening at the Cinnamon Lakeside (former Trans Asia Hotel) at 6.30 p.m.

Western designs by Ruchira Silva of Rebel and ethnic wear by Gee Bees will be on the ramp. Bathiya and Santhush along with Umara, Randir, Ashanthi and a DJ are billed to provide excellent entertainment while trade stalls and raffle draws will be added attractions.

The event is being held as a fundraiser for the school's archive project.

Printcare & Toastmasters link up

The Printcare Group, a leading printing and packaging firm, recently formed the "Printcare Toastmasters" club. In an innovative move, the company is using the tested Toastmasters' principles as a training tool.

'Toastmasters' mission is to make effective oral communication a worldwide reality by helping people to learn the art of speaking, listening and thinking.

Printcare Toastmasters was formed with 28 Charter members within Printcare's management team. Educational programmes have already commenced with the support of senior Toastmasters.

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