ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, March 04, 2007
Vol. 41 - No 40
Kandy Times

Mahamaya girls put on their show

By Smriti Daniel

Seventy five years ago, a few Buddhist women dreamt of beginning a school that would offer education to young Sri Lankan girls living in and around Kandy. The school would offer an English education, presenting an alternative to the government backed, missionary schools set up around the island. They would call it the Mahamaya Girls' College.

Today The College remains one of Kandy's most reputed schools, boasting a vibrant student community. The college is also notable for its old girls’ associations which are active in many parts of the world, including America. The Colombo Branch of the Kandy Mahamaya Girls' College has been particularly involved. This year, the Colombo Branch of the association will stage a cultural show featuring the renowned Ravibandu Vidyapathi and the College's very own award winning dance troupe. The latter, consisting of 15 students aged between 16 -18 were placed first in the All Island Dance Competition, and have established a reputation as an innovative and talented troupe. The proceeds from the concert are to be donated to General Denzil Kobbekaduwa Trust and to the School Dance Unit. The trust supports disabled soldiers as well as the families of soldiers killed in the conflict.

The concert will be held on March 23, from 7:30 p.m at the Bishop's College Auditorium. Tickets are available at No.6. Sukhastan Gardens, Colombo - 7.

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