Celebrity gathering at Buddhist film festival

As the celebrations for 2600th Sambuddhathva Jayanthi continued throughout the week on a grand scale, a Buddhist Film Festival on the theme,' Making Sri Lanka the centre for Buddhist Cinema', was held at the BMICH under the patronage of Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa with many artists and celebrities from Asian countries attending.

The International Sambuddhathva Jayanthi Buddha Film Festival which concludes today also included a World Buddhist Monuments and Artifacts Exhibition, a Kingdom of Sakya exhibition and an art and photography exhibition.

The grand Ambassador’s ball

By Nedra Wickremesinghe

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka held its Ambassador's Ball for the 13th consecutive year in honour of US Ambassador Patricia A. Butenis, at the Grand Ballroom of the Colombo Hilton on May 7.

Guests were attired in keeping with the 'Viva Las Vegas' theme with the foyer transformed into a veritable casino city . It was a flamboyant affair with cocktails, dinner and dancing as the evening wore on.

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