Items filtered by date: Wednesday, 30 August 2017

ETCA: Next round of talks in October

The next round of talks on the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) is to be held in New Delhi in October.


China and Sri Lanka to Establish Sister Cities

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on establishing a sister city relationship between Jishan, Shanxi Province of China and Monaragala, Uva Province of Sri Lanka was signed recently in Sri Lanka between the District Secretary of Monaragala and the Magistrate of the People’s Government of Jishan Country with the participation of Chinese delegation including six members at the District Secretariat Monaragala.


Spotlight on Rajitha Dissanayake’s stage plays

A festival of three plays, written and directed by renowned dramatist Rajitha Dissanayake, was staged on August 25 to 29 pm at the Lionel Wendt Theatre in Colombo. The festival started off with ‘Mata Wedi Thiyannedda’ which was staged after a lapse of eighteen years. ‘Adara Wasthuwa’ marked its four year anniversary since premiering in 2013. ‘Adara Wasthuwa’ won the awards for ‘Best Script’ and ‘Best Actor’ at the State Drama Festival in 2014.


One of the three!

In Rajagiriya down Sapumal Mawatha, I met one of the Three Sisters that was Indrani Perera of the famous Group comprising of Iranganie and the late Mallika. She was not sad, cheerfully welcoming me saying “I alone keep up the name Three Sisters” Their songs were evergreen from the 1960s.


New water filter to be the solution

The Health Ministry, in league with B. R. J. W. Enterprises, is conducting research on the possibility of utilising a water filter machine introduced by a British firm to resolve the acute water scarcity problem in Sri Lanka and combat the kidney disease fast-spreading in Raja Rata and several other parts of the country.

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