Sunday, August 23, 2015

SINHALESE QUOTE FROM THE WEB


THOUGHT OF THE DAY


Former State Minister Rosy Senanayake Has Refused To Accept High Commissioner Post In UK

The Former State Minister and Colombo District Candidate of Governing United National Party(UNP) Rosy Senanayake who failed to secure a Parliamentary Seat at the recently concluded Parliamentary Election has reported as turned down the  offer of Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe being appointed as Sri Lanka'a Ambassador to the United Kingdom.

After refused to accept the Ambassador Post Mrs.Senanayake has made a written request to the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya to recount her preferential votes polled at parliamentary election held on 17th of August per the large number of requests made by her supporters.

The former winner of the Mrs.World Contest Rosy Senanayake has polled 65,320 preferential votes at the election but failed to  get elected to Parliament due to the tough competition among party contestants in Colombo District.

Earlier Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe has decided not to appoint lost  candidates to the parliament through the national list.

TEXTILE ART BY GERMAN TEXTILE ARTIST ANNI ALBERS

               
Anni Albers was a key contributor to the Bahaus artists work.

“Anni approached textiles almost like a sculptor. She was of the opinion that “the thread should speak for itself, that somehow the hand of the artist, the hand of the craftsperson, the hand of the weaver wasn’t going to interfere with how the thread wanted to be seen,” says Matilda McQuaid, a Cooper-Hewitt curator. So significant were Anni’s contributions that in 1949 she became the first woman textile artist to have a solo show at the Museum of Modern Art. (www.layersofmeaning.org)

President Sirisene Handed Over Land Deeds For 234 War Displaced Families In Sampur

President Maithripala Sirisena has yesterday (22) handed over land deeds for 234 war displaced families living in Sampur under the Government's Programme of  resettling  Tamils in North and East.

Soon after came to power on 08th of January this year President Sirisene has taken back 818 Acres of land  belonging to the families in North that had been vested with Board Of Investment during previous regime to the government and returned it to the original owners.

POEM OF THE DAY- " BE A FRIEND" BY EDGAR GUEST


Be a friend. You don't need money;
Just a disposition sunny;
Just the wish to help another
Get along some way or other;
Just a kindly hand extended
Out to one who's unbefriended;
Just the will to give or lend,
This will make you someone's friend.
Be a friend. You don't need glory.
Friendship is a simple story.
Pass by trifling errors blindly,
Gaze on honest effort kindly,
Cheer the youth who's bravely trying,
Pity him who's sadly sighing;
Just a little labor spend
On the duties of a friend.
Be a friend. The pay is bigger
(Though not written by a figure)
Than is earned by people clever
In what's merely self-endeavor.
You'll have friends instead of neighbors
For the profits of your labors;
You'll be richer in the end
Than a prince, if you're a friend.

New Cabinet Scheduled To Be Sworn In Within Next Few Days

The Cabinet of the newly elected government is due to be sworn in  before President Maithripala Sirisena either tomorrow (24) or within next few days according to Political Sources.

The new Cabinet will be comprised with around 30-35 Ministers   and Elected MP'S from governing United National Party(UNP) and Sri  Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP)are scheduled to be appointed as Cabinet Ministers under the newly formed National Government the sources said.However the majority of  Ministers in Cabinet will be appointed from governing UNP it has been reported.

Meanwhile  some senior members of Sri Lanka Freedom Party's Central Committee have reported as requested the government to appoint SLFP MP's for  the large ministries like  Finance,Law and Order and Education.

Two Committees Appointed To Prepare A MOU To Form A National Government Handed Over Their Reports

The two committees appointed to prepare a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) to be signed between the governing United National Party(UNP) and Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) to form a national government have handed over it's final reports  to the President Maithripala Sirisene today(23).

The reports were handed over by two committees comprising six members each  headed by former president Chandrika Bandaranaike Kumaratunge and MP Elect John Seneviratne of SLFP respectively to the president.These committees were appointed during the SLFP Central Committee Meeting held last Thursday(20).

DELHI SMOG JUST MOVES 3000 KILOMETERS TO THE SOUTH

https://www.google.com/amp/s/qz.com/i ndia/1751517/did-delhis-deadly-smog-just-move-3000-km-to-the-south/amp/