Sabaragamuwa Junior School presents Sinhala and Tamil folk dances at opening by UNICEF Head of English Activity Centre on World Children’s Day PDF Print E-mail

english activity centre at the karandana junior school in the eheliyagoda educational division 2012On World Children's Day the Country Director of UNICEF in Sri Lanka, Mr Reza Husseini, opened an English Activity Centre at the Karandana Junior School in the Eheliyagoda Educational Division. The Centre, which also includes two classrooms for Grade V students, and looks out over the local hills, was built with decentralized funds allocated by Prof Rajiva Wijesinha.

Mr Husseini unveiled the plaque which was in English and Sinhala and Tamil, and students introduced the programme in all three languages. The school also presented Sinhala and Tamil Folk Dance items with great skill and enthusiasm.

Students from Sri Jinaratna Maha Vidyalaya, the Karandana Secondary School, welcomed Mr Husseini with a traditional dance. Accompanying them was an English Volunteer Teacher, Ms Melissa Hughes, whose work follows that of an earlier Volunteer at the Junior School. Other Volunteers have also served in schools in Eheliyagoda and Kiriella and Ruwanwella under the same programme, which has contributed to greater confidence amongst school children in the use of English.

CALD Statement on Climate Change PDF Print E-mail



CALD Statement on Climate Change

We, the representatives of the Democrat Party (Thailand), Democratic Progressive Party (Taiwan), Liberal Party (Philippines), Parti Gerakan Rakyat Malaysia, Singapore Democratic Party, Liberal Party (Sri Lanka), National Council of the Union of Burma, Sam Rainsy Party (Cambodia), Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, and Civil Will Party (Mongolia), full member parties of CALD, on the occasion of CALD Climate Change Conference in Palawan, Philippines, following on our previous workshops in Bangkok, Thailand (28 November-1 December 2011) and Cagayan de Oro/Bukidnon, The Philippines (10-14 February 2012); 

The Liberal Party of Sri Lanka celebrated its 25th anniversary PDF Print E-mail

On January 20th 2012 with a seminar at the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies.











Chief Guest Mrs Srima Dissanayake, UNP Presidential candidate in 1994, whose manifesto was prepared by Chanaka Amaratunga of the Liberal Party on behalf of her husband Gamini Dissanayake, in conversation with Prof Wijesinha, leader of the party.

Global language meet opens in Vadodara PDF Print E-mail

The two-day global conference on languages, Bhasha Vasudha (languages of the world), began here today with linguists, bureaucrats and politicians from across the world underlining the need to protect minority languages from expansionist attitude of a few dominant languages of the world. The meet is being organized by the city-based Bhasha Research and Publication Centre headed by Dr Ganesh Devy.

Most speakers today welcomed multilingualism but warned against their onslaught.

Rajeeva Wijesinha, a member of Sri Lankan Parliament, said people should be given the option of multilinguality but also the option of the language they would like to function in. “Our policy of exclusive language has proved destructive. In 1940s, we made a big mistake by compartmentalising education in mother tongue. That compartmentalised society,” Wijesinha said, adding that the incumbent President of Sri Lanka was stressing on a tri-lingual approach.

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