Category: Events

“Nigerian Political development: events leading to the Civil war (Biafra 1967-1970) and aftermath reconciliation”

Posted on 10/21/15 by admin

The Mahatma Gandhi Centre assisted by The International Alert  held a meeting to propagate the  message of non-violence  and  forgiveness during the  month of  the Mahatma’s birth on 20th October 2015 at the OPA auditorium.  The special guest participant  and speaker  was  His Excellency S.U. Ahmed, The Nigerian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. He spoke [...]

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Launching a campaign to ban landmines in Sri Lanka

Posted on 09/30/15 by admin

Mr. Prasanna Kurrupu, (Adviser, Sri-Lanka Campaign to Ban Landmines) and Mr. Vidya Abhhayagunawardena  (Researcher & Landmine-Cluster munitions Monitor) led a discussion  launching a campaign to ban landmines in Sri Lanka  on 29th September 2015 at the MGC.   Everyday civilians are killed or injured in every corner of the globe by landmines lying unexploded on the [...]

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“Search for Good Governance”

Posted on 04/09/15 by admin

7th April 2015 Under The Mahatma Gandhi Centre public awareness effort a seminar war conducted on good governance. It was led by Mr.A.M.Naoshaad, Chairman, Sammanthirai Predeshiya Sabah and he made a presentation titled “Search for Good Governance: personal experience as Chairman of a Pradeshiya Sabha. He was very open and shared some  challenges to governance [...]

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“Understanding Elephants”

Posted on 11/27/14 by admin

Dr Sumith Pilapitiya, a Lead Environmental Specialist attached to the South Asia Environment and Natural Resources Unit of the World Bank gave a well illustrated talk on “Understanding Elephants” at the Mahatma Gandhi centre on Tuesday 25, November 2014.  Conflict between humans and elephants is increasing as they compete for space and resources. As more [...]

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“A r t Therapy & Well-being: How does it help?”

Posted on 09/17/14 by admin

Ms. Shimali Goonetilleke AThR  (BS Psychology, MA Art Therapy) made a presentation titled “A r t Therapy & Well-being: How does it help?” on 16th September 2014.  She tried  through practiocal demonstration with participation of the audience that art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art-making to improve and enhance physical, mental and [...]

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“ Holistic Education”

Posted on 08/27/14 by admin

Prof. Lakshman Jayatilleke, Chairman, National Education Commission, gave a lively seminar at the Mahatma Gandhi Centre on Tuesday 26th August 2014. The seminar topic was Holistic Education. It was well attended by government officials, parents, teachers and members of the clergy.  There is a growing feeling of inadequacy from the current education system in the [...]

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“Mind-Body Integration through Exercise and Music”

Posted on 07/16/14 by admin

Eng. Gamini Kulatunga gave a talk titled “Mind-Body Integration through Exercise and Music” on 15th July 2014 at 5.30pm. It was based on his experience with  Tai Chi Qi Gong, an ancient Chinese exercise. Tai chi and qigong are two mind-body practices that originated in ancient China and practiced widely in China for thousands of [...]

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“Thirty years of attempting policy change in Sri Lanka”

Posted on 06/12/14 by admin

Dr Ranil Senanayake,  Chairman at Rainforest Rescue International and is also Project Director of Worldview Myanmar gave a talk  on “Thirty years of attempting policy change in Sri Lanka” at the launch of his book “Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right. Here I am stuck in the middle again” at the [...]

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The importance of Small Farmer Agriculture in the Dry Zone

Posted on 10/13/13 by admin

Mr. Ranjith Mulleriyawa,  an agricultural scientist with an in depth knowledge of dry zone farming gave a  talk on “Improving Small Farmer Agriculture in the Dry Zone: Learning from hindsight ”at the Mahathma Gandhi Centre on Saturday the 12th October 2013 at 10 a m. Ranjith emphasized that many practical farming skills cannot be acquired [...]

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“River for Jaffna: Redistributing water Resources towards Reconciliation and Peace”

Posted on 09/04/13 by admin

The Mahatma Gandhi Centre  arranged public symposium on Tuesday September 3rd 2013 from 5.30 pm – 7 pm on the subject “A River for Jaffna: Redistributing Water Resources Towards Reconciliation and Sustainable Peace. The speakers were Eng. Deva Somasundaram, Eng. Rathinam, and Eng. D.L.O.Mendis. This is within the MGC framework of public awareness lecture series. [...]

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