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Give2Lanka hands over first major donation

Give2Lanka hands over first major donation

Give2Lanka (Gte) handed over its first major donation, a cheque for Rs. 1.5 Million to Berendina at a function held at Colombo Golf Club recently with Vice President of GiveIndia Vikas Puthran as the Chief Guest. This donation will enable Berendina to increase its scholarship programme (for education/ career counselling/higher education/employment linkages) to 2, 250 [...]

Entering the eighty club of elders

By B. Anton Jeyanathan Reading the title of the article, one cannot be faulted if the mind goes to the well known social club, situated at Independence Square, Colombo 7, where the elite and the clubbing society meet regularly to socialise. It is said that this exclusive club was established by the colonial masters, of [...]

Giving a helping hand to victims of sexual abuse

Giving a helping hand to victims of sexual abuse

The Emerge Lanka Foundation recently launched the Emerge Centre for Reintegration to support young courageous survivors of sexual abuse as they make the transition from the shelter system into society. The inauguration of the Emerge Centre for Reintegration is a pioneering step in extending Emerge’s mission to support survivors of sexual abuse in Sri Lanka. [...]

RASSL lecture tomorrow

The Royal Asiatic Society Sri Lanka’s (RASSL) monthly public lecture on Monday, tomorrow, at 5 p.m. will be on “Reward Management Practices of Monasteries with Reference to the Epigraph of King Mahinda IV (1026-1042 CE)”. It will be delivered by Dinithi Padmasiri, Lecturer, Department of Human Resource Management, University of Kelaniya at the Gamini Dissanayake [...]

Royal C’wealth Society dinner on Tuesday

The Royal Commonwealth Society of Sri Lanka will host a cocktail and dinner on Tuesday August 30 at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo for members and their guests. High commissioners, consuls general of Commonwealth countries and several Cabinet Ministers will attend the dinner. Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will be the chief guest at this event, where [...]

Inhibitive drugs that lure addicts: Patterns and trends

This is a text of the 19th Deshamanya Nandadasa Kodagoda Oration delivered by Prof. Ravindra Fernando at the Sri Lanka Foundation on August 2 A drug is a substance when taken into the living organism can modify one or more of its functions. Drug abuse may be defined as the use of a drug, usually [...]

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