Bringing the best of European and American music festival cultures to Sri Lanka, the Electric Peacock Festival will launch its pioneering South Asian music event on December 18. The festival team boasts cutting edge producers who have worked in Paris, London, Sydney and LA, helping to organise festivals like Glastonbury, Latitude, and Reading & Leeds Festival, as well organising events in the O2 Arena in London (the biggest concert stadium in the world).
The Festival will have an amazing line up of artists. Headliners include European super DJs Funk Royale Soundsystem, Nihal (UK's award winning BBC Radio 1 DJ), and The Duke Spirit, hugely famous in the UK and US, to name just a few among a multitude of acts from leading DJ's to electrifying live bands.
With the growing interest in Sri Lanka as an up and coming tourist destination, the festival directors believe that not only is the local music scene ready for a revolution, but that the time is right to showcase Sri Lanka as a fantastic location for music events. This would be a great platform to attract tourists not only from the region, but music enthusiasts from Europe and America.
Negombo is the venue of choice; a fresh location which offers much for the festival attendee - wide beaches, proximity to Colombo and to the airport, as well as its range of accommodation, from top of the line hotels to small guest houses, not to mention its many fun bars and restaurants.
The festival aims to appeal to all types of music lovers, whether you want to chill on a beach blanket and soak up the rays and tunes with your friends in the afternoon, or dress up for a wild night of dancing and soak up the electric atmosphere at night.
The hospitality partner for the Festival is Jetwing and Goldi Sands. YES FM is the official radio sponsor.
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The Baithul Mal Fund
continues to help the poor
The Ceylon Baithul Mal Fund will distribute sewing machines to several needy persons today, November 28. The fund supports the needy with emergency relief, medical aid, education and shelter etc and also assists the poor with sustainable livelihood programmes that empowers them to become self-sufficient.
The fund also provided cash assistance amounting to more than Rs. 750,000 to the needy at a recent ceremony held at its auditorium at Haig Road, Bamabalapitiya.
National Conference on Buddhist Studies
The 6th National Conference on Buddhist Studies will be held on December 4 and 5 at the All Ceylon Women's Buddhist Congress Hall, No. 400, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7. The conference is organised by the Dept. of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Sri Jayewardenapura in association with The Buddhist Times Trust and Bodu Sahana Aramudala.
The chief guest will be Venerable Professor Bellanwila Wimalaratana Thera, Chancellor of University of Sri Jayewardenapura. Emeritus Professor Chandra Wickramagamage, University of Sri Jayewardenapura will make the inaugural address on "Ultimate Reality in Buddhism".
The sessions will be from 8.30 a.m.- 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 8 a.m. - 5. p.m. on Sunday. Registration will be on Saturday, December 4, from 7 a.m.-8.30 a.m. The registration fee of Rs.350 covers Book of Abstracts, tea and lunch for both days.
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The conference is open to the members of the public.
Passes for Ajahn Brahvamso's programme
Ajahn Brahmavamso will conduct an 'Ata Sil' and Meditation programme on January 19, 2011 - Duruthu Poya day at the BMICH.
Those interested can obtain passes from Narada Centre, Sarana Road and Dharmavahini Foundation, 138/1 S de S Jayasinghe Mawatha, Nugegoda from Monday, November 29. All talks by Ajahn Brahmavamso will be translated into Sinhala.
The annual sale of the Lanka Mahila Samiti will be held at the Lionel Wendt Gallery on Thursday December 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A variety of attractive handicrafts produced by rural members will be on sale. From the South there will be fine crochet and beeralu lace including pure and lace trimmed table cloths, teapoy covers, table runners and cushion covers with traditional embroidery or trimmed with lace.
'All Kinds of Everything', the year-end sale of the Sri Lanka Housewives Association will be held on Saturday, December 4 at the Public Library from 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
'Our World XV', an exhibition and sale which brings out the talents and skills of the differently-abled children and youngsters of Daya Mina - Embuldeniya, Supem Uyana - Gonapinuwela and Meth Mihira - Koralawella centres run by the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary will be held on December 3 and 4 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at St. Lawrence's Hall, Galle Road, Wellawatte.
These three centres help the differently-abled children and youngsters to acquire concentration, fine motor skills in finger control and artistic ability to develop to their fullest potential. Daya Mina is a day centre for young boys and girls, Supem Uyana a residential home and Meth Mihira and educational centre.
Supiri Mal Dakma at Viharamadevi Park
The "Supiri Mal Dakma" exhibition and sale of plants will be held at the Viharamahadevi Park from December 3 to 5 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
A lecture on growing "Gerberas" will be delivered by Kanthi Premarathna on December 3 at 2.30 p.m.
Plight of Palestine in pictures
The Sri Lanka Committee for Solidarity with Palestine will hold a Photographic Exhibition on November 29 to coincide with UN Palestine Day. The exhibition that depicts the plight of the Palestinians since their historical state was wiped off the map by Western powers to make way for Israel will be declared open by the Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne. Deputy leader of the UNP, Karu Jayasuriya, will be the Guest of Honour.
The exhibition will be held at the J.R. Jayawardene Centre at Town Hall from 10 a.m. onwards. Admittance is free.