by Dr.Iresh Jayaweera

Dear members and well wishers Its is with great happiness we announce that the Sandakadapahana Musical extravaganza held on 9th June was a great success.Bishops college auditorium was packed with a full house of people with kind and sensitive hearts.They were present not only to taste the Classical Music but also to help the Phase II project of the Cancer Care Hospice for the Terminally Ill Cancer patients.

Event was organized under the guidance of  Honorable Dr. Samadhi Rajapakse by the devoted members of CCA.Mr.Pubudu peiris the project officer for CCA was a key organizer of the event.

LOLC group, Mr.Nandasali Athukorala from Canada,US car sales Mt.Lavinia were main sponsors for this charity.Randiva sponsored for printing of Tickets. Lakhanda Radio and ITN were the Official Media Sponsors of the Event.Lassana Flora helped with the Traditional Decorated Oil lamp.These are only few names of those numerous people who helped us.Honorable Minister Mrs.Pavithra Wanniarachchi was present as the Chief Guest.

Mr.Kamal Addaraarchchi a famous Actor and Presenter , presented  the show along with Ms.Sithara Kaluarachchi from ITN. Dr.Samadhi’s welcome speech with a description about the work related to cancer patients made many of the spectators to think different about Life.Even Mr.Sunil Edirisinghe who was listening backstage had his heart filled with Metta towards this Noble activity.

Taking in to the account the great service they have done for the benefit of those     with cancer a token of appreciation along with a plaque was awarded to Dr.Upul Ekanayake ,Consultant Clinical Oncologist , Teaching Hospital karapitiya.As a founding member of CCA the service rendered for those who suffer invaluable.

Also a token of appriciation was given to Mrs.Anura Menike and Late Mr.Nawaratne Banda of Kurundankulama for donating the 1 acre land for the Hospice.

Prof.Indrani Munasinghe is a golden name in the history of CCA,she published 1000 copies of ‘Parani Lakdiwa Kanthawa’ an award winning title and ‘Budu siripa pahasa lath Mahiyanganaya’ and funds collected were utilized for the Hospice.Also currently working as a adviser for CCA she is actively working for the benefit of Cancer Patients.A token of appreciation handed o to her by Dr.Samadhi Rajapakse on that day.

A souvenir containing 20 songs was available for the public.

Mr.Sunil Edirisinghe the Man of the day presented 20 of his classics making the audience happy.Show concluded after Mr.Sunil Edirisinghe’s short speech and a a token of appreciation was given to him by Mr.Pubudu Peiris with flowers.In fact Mr.Sunil donated Rs.25,000 for CCA that day.

Around 1million rupees was raised that day for the planned activity.

Any one wanted to participate…



Some of the Captions…..

Theruwan Sarani!