From SABAH Sri Lanka:
Special training program for women food producers
SABAH Association has initiated a series of local and international
training programs for a selected group of home-based women food
producers in Sri Lanka.SABAH, (SAARC Business Association of Home Based
Workers) which is a network of Sri Lankan women food producers funded by
the SAARC Development Fund, is the local arm of the SABAH Association
active now in seven of the eight SAARC countries in the region excluding
The program is strongly backed by respective government institutions
such as the Southern Development Authority and the Industrial
Development Authority (Western Province), through MoUs and several other
supportive government bodies including Kalutara district Vidatha Unit
through Kalutara District Secretariat. ”SABAH has reached nearly 1,000
women covering 10 districts and has been developing the knowledge and
skills of selected women through specially designed local and
international training programs in food technology management,
marketing, costing and packaging”, CEO, Chopadithya Edirisinghe said.
Edirisinghe further stated that they have already sent some women
groups to India for three exposure visits and for a 25 day training on
food technology, management and packaging.
Investing all the knowledge and skills developed in selected women
producers, SABAH has been able to launch a range of food products
produced by them, under a common brand name that maintains a high
standard targeting expanded up-end markets. Tinged with the old food
tradition of Sri Lanka, these products are made with modern methods of
hygiene and quality without using any preservative, colouring or
artificial flavour. The main objective of SABAH Sri Lanka is to develop
micro scale food producers to the standard of skillful entrepreneurs in
the country enabling them to introduce the real Sri Lankan taste to the
Rev. Dr. Rienzie Perera, new Archdeacon of Galle
Rev. Dr. Rienzie Eldred Christopher Perera has been installed as the
fourth Archdeacon of Galle at a Service of Induction and Installation at
the Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour, Colombo by the Bishop of
Colombo Rt. Rev. Dhiloraj Canagasabey recently.
Rev. Rienzie Perera who commenced his ministry as a Deacon in 1974,
was ordained as a priest of the Anglican Church in 1975. He holds
degrees of Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Philosophy and Master of
Sacred Theology from the Union Theological Seminary, New York, U.S.A.,
and a Bachelor of Theology degree from Serampore, India.
Rev. Rienzie who served not only in Sri Lanka, but also in the
U.S.A., England, Sweden and Thailand. He has produced several Christian
articles on a variety of topics in the international and national
journals. He has also been a Christian speaker at conferences, seminars
and events in North America, Europe, Africa, Asia, South America and
Immediately prior to his appointment as Archdeacon, he was the
Director of the Cathedral Institute, and the Coordinator of the Board of
Mission of Anglican Church. Rev. Rienzie, was the General Secretary of
the National Christian Council in Sri Lanka, Associate General Secretary
of the Christian Conference of Asia (based in Thailand), and the
Research Director, Life and Peace Institute, Sweden.
He has been a Lecturer in the Theological College of Lanka. He has
also been the priest in Charge of the Grace Episcopal Church,
Whitestone, New York, (Diocese of Long Island) and Priest-in-Charge, St.
Martha’s Episcopal Church in the Bronx, (Diocese of New York) in the
U.S.A. He was also the Assistant Priest of Christ Church, Dehiwala,
Cathedral of Christ the Living Saviour, and the Christ Church, Galle
Face, in Sri Lanka and of St. Augustine’s Church, South Croydon, England
(Diocese of Canterbury).
Lakshman Hulugalle's book launch on Jan 22
The launch of book Lakshman authored by the Director General of Media
Centre for National Security, Lakshman Hulugalle will be held on January
22 at 5.30 p.m. at the Balmoral Ballroom, Kignsburry Colombo (former
Ceylon Continental Hotel).
Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development Gotabaya
Rajapaksa will be the chief guest and Minister of Economic Development
Basil Rajapaksa will be the guest of honour.
Seventh General Meeting on Jan 26, 27
The seventh General Meeting of the Rabitha An-Naleemiyyeen (Jamiah
Naleemiah Alumini Association) will be held at Jamiah Naleemiah premises
on January 26 and 27, commencing at 9.00 am.
General Secretary of Rabitha An-Naleemiyyeen, Thajudeen Shakir said.
Kidney patient needs donor
Jayanthi (39) of Paragahakotunna, Kalawila, Beruwala is suffering from
chronic kidney disease and is warded at the Colombo National Hospital.
Consultant Nephrologist Dr. R.D. Lanerolle has recommended a kidney
transplant to save her life. She appeals to donors of the A or O group.
For details, please contact: 071 8875627 or 077 2689207.
She needs O+ kidney
S.A.P. Malkanthi (43) of Paragahakotunna, Kalawila, Beruwala who is
suffering from end-stage-kidney-failure has been advised to undergo a
kidney transplant by Colombo National Hospital Consultant Nephrologist
Dr. A.L.M. Nazar.
The patient who is in need of O+ kidney also appeals for public
contributions to be remitted to her Account No. 0842001-8-0017225 at
Alutgama People's Bank.
For details contact: 0726660465/0725385558.
Maligahena Muslim MV renamed
The renaming ceremony of Beruwala Maligahena Muslim Maha Vidyalaya as
WP/KL/Zam Refai Hajiar Maha Vidyalaya will be held tomorrow at 9.00 a.m.
Principal M.Z.M. Ashroff will preside.
Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga of Western Province will be the