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ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Vol. 42 - No 12
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Love affair with his mother tongue ADVERTISTMENTS
Launched on August 11, coinciding with the 107th birth anniversary of his father, Roots, Reflections and Reminiscences by Dr. Tissa Abeysekara is first a son’s tribute to his parents for the cultural legacy he inherited through their disparate yet diverse cultural contexts, and second, an artist’s expression of his own preoccupations with the cultural climate of his nation. ‘To my father who taught me to love the English Language and to my mother who taught me to love life itself’, ......
Dancing with the Buddha
What does an image of the Buddha have to do with a romantic comedy about a 1980s pop star who finds new love? Music and Lyrics, a Warner Bros production starring the hugely bankable talents of Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore is to all intents and purposes a feel-good romantic comedy. Released in February this year, the film with a PG_13 listing directed by Marc Lawrence drew mixed reviews from the critics but topped the UK box office. In North America, it had similar success, debuting at No. 4 and generating $19 million in its first week.
Rhino rendezvous
A new exhibit at the Zoo always makes news and when they happen to be of a rare species, it is even more exciting for animal lovers. Arriving at the Dehiwala Zoological Gardens last month were a pair of black rhinos, now listed as a critically endangered species. If the process of getting them here all the way from Japan was a laborious one, settling them into their new environment proved quite a challenge for Zoo administrators.
Manning memories
I lived a good part of my childhood in Manning Town, a little township situated between Borella and Narahenpita in Colombo 8. My father who was attached to the Postal Department had been in the waiting list for government quarters in Colombo for some time. Towards the end of 1949, it was his turn to be allotted a ‘Government Bungalow” as they were then called.The family thus moved from Hendala where we were living in a rented house to Manning Town to start a new life in the city.
Perahera season
The great chronicle Mahawamsa records that King Kirthi Sri Meghawanna also known as Kithsiri Mewan, during his reign in Anuradhapura was informed by the Mahavihara bhikkhus that Prince Danta and Princess Hemamala had arrived at Meghagiri (Isurumuni) bringing with them the Sacred Tooth Relic of the Buddha. The King went to meet them and ordered that a special casket be made to place the Sacred Relic.

Letters to the editor
  ' I luv U', just ain't love!
  Come to Lanka, where everything has a price, but no value
  Forced to bare all on TV
  Why fear Saturn?
  Not the way to treat one's nearest neighbour
  Disaster lurks on this old and famous bridge
  Iranganie Perera (nee de Silva)
  Fazreen Izzadeen
  B.H. Barathi Peiris
  There’ll be dance, art and story-telling
  Winners of short story competition
  An Evening of Dance..........!
  Kala Korner
  Bonsai: A constantly growing art
  Knights of sight
  Tapping their skills, opening doors
  Keeping afloat the oldest Anglers Club
  Nadeeka the natural
People and events
  Buddhism to the fore in 50th anniversary programmes
  Reaching out to the poor
  Rush your entries
  Family Mass of St. Joseph’s OBA
  Connecting across borders
  Colombo's Chief JMO retires
  Stitch Fantasy in Kandy

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