People and events

Exhibition to commemorate the Palestine catastrophe

The Embassy of the State of Palestine in Colombo and the Sri Lanka Solidarity Committee with Palestine will hold a photo exhibition to commemorate the 62nd anniversary of Al-Nakaba (the great catastrophe) on May 21 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Galadari Hotel’s Salon Lilak.

Al-Nakba marks the ethnic cleansing of more than 750,000 Palestinian people from villages by Zionists before and after the creation of Israel on May 15 1948.

The photographs on display will show Palestinian life in various camps spread across Palestine and other Arab countries.

Kashimoto’s exhibition of photography

Japanese photographer Nana Kashimoto will present her latest exhibition titled 'Loving Kindness' at the Alliance Francaise de Colombo from May 21 to 24.

When Mrs. Kashimoto arrived in Sri Lanka in 1976 with her husband little did she realise that one day she would become a well-known photographer herself. When she first arrived in Sri Lanka she was only an amateur photographer but today she has many photographic exhibitions to her credit. She has held many joint exhibitions with her husband and also solo exhibitions, here and abroad.

Mrs. Kashimoto has been living in Sri Lanka for the past 22 years and has studied the culture, traditions and history of the country. Her first solo photographic exhibition was held way back in 1985 titled 'Sri Lanka my home from home'.

Her work has been published in a number of magazines and newspapers in Japan, namely Kobe, Nishinippon, Chaigoku, Shikoku, Kanagawa , Gifu, Kurashie, Nochie, Shin mai Kurashino, Yamashin & Wisdom.

Proceeds from the sale of photographs will be donated to charity.

Soak in an experience of Arabia

The mystique of the Middle East beckons on Sunday, May 23 at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo from 10.30 a.m. onwards. Soak in a truly authentic experience of exotic Arabia, by experiencing its tastes, feels and sounds. Stroll along the multitude of shops in a typical Arabian souk.

The proceeds of this fundraiser will finance charitable causes of the Young Muslim Women’s League, a registered social service organisation, with over thirty years of service to the needy. YMWL ongoing projects include a creche and day care centre in Kirillapone; Tsunami relief to over thirty destitute orphans and widows in Katugoda & Kirinda as well as rehabilitation and assistance to schools in Kinniya and Mutur.

This event is organized exclusively for ladies.For tickets contact Nilusha on 0777 360 755. Tickets are priced at Rs 1850 per head with lunch.

Appointed Justice of the Peace

Mrs. Karuna Piyaseeli Weliwatte of 6/6, Sadhu Mawatha, Godigamuwa, Maharagama was sworn in as a Justice of Peace for the whole island on April 30.

She has been actively engaged in providing education facilities to the Sri Saddarmarama Viharaya's Sri Dharmashoka Dhamma School in Godigamuwa since 1965.

In 1980 she held the post of Secretary in the Sanasa Co-operative Committee.


Expert on stone laser treatment here

Dr. Graham Watson, a pioneer surgeon in introducing the Stone Laser System to the world, will be working with a team of local surgeons comprising Dr. Srinath Chandrasekara and Dr. Ajith Malalasekera in the Genito- Urinary Surgical Department of the Durdans Hospital in introducing this treatment method to Sri Lanka.

A knowledge-sharing session involving the staff of the new operating theatre complex of the hospital and procedures will begin from May 20.

Culinary Journeys with Dharshan

"Culinary Journeys with Dharshan" is the first of ETV's many new programmes that are lined-up to bring the best of local content to viewers. "Culinary Journeys with Dharshan" is a 13 episode series which began on May 10 and will air on Mondays at 8 p.m. with repeats on Sundays at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Co-producer and host Dharshan Munidasa (the half Japanese half Sri Lankan - Restaurant owner of the Nihonbashi) says, "We want to show Sri Lankans a Sri Lanka they have not seen."

Dharshan's culinary journeys begin at the Negombo fish market which is home to some of the finest seafood in Sri Lanka. Different episodes will take the viewer around the world to experience the wide range of cuisine the world has to offer.

New Director of the Medical Supplies Division

The Deputy Director of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital Dr. Kamal Jayasinghe has been appointed as the new Director of the Medical Supplies Division of the Health Ministry. Director of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital Dr. Soma Rajamantri is seen handing over a token of appreciation on behalf of the hospital staff to Dr. Jayasinghe at a farewell ceremony held at the North Western Provincial Council auditorium. Director of the Colombo Blood Transfusion Centre Dr. Ananda Gunasakere is also in the picture.

The graduation ceremony of Asian International School

The graduation ceremony of Asian International School was held at the Cinnamon Lakeside hotel recently. The picture shows Nilupul Goonasekera receiving the prize for business studies from US Ambassador Patricia Butenis.

The annual general meeting of the Sri Lanka College of Medical Administrator and the induction

The annual general meeting of the Sri Lanka College of Medical Administrators and the induction of Dr. Anil Jasinghe, the Director of the Colombo South Teaching Hospital as President was held on May 10 at the Hotel Renuka, Colombo 3.

Picture shows outgoing President Dr. Palitha Mahipala congratulating Dr. Jasinghe.

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