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This web log is a news and views blog. The primary aim is to provide an avenue for the expression and collection of ideas on sustainable, fair, and just, grassroot level development. Some of the topics that the blog will specifically address are: poverty reduction, rural development, educational issues, social empowerment, post-Tsunami relief and reconstruction, livelihood development, environmental conservation and bio-diversity. 

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Please help this promising young student

Malaka Devapriya De Silva is a highly talented Journalism undergraduate student at the University of Colombo. He has made a name for himself in theatre and film and has been invited to attend a International Cinestud Student Festival in the Netherlands. His film 'Life Circle' which is an experimental piece about the life of a woman has been selected to be screened in the competitive section at the above film festival.

Malaka's participation at the film festival will certainly enhance his knowledge in film making and will help develop a student film culture in Sri Lanka. The duration of the film festival is from the 9th to the 17th of May 2005. The organizers of the film festival will provide him with food and lodging. However he needs assistance in collecting roughly about Sri Lankan Rs. 80,000/= for his airfare. He is highly recommended by his supervisor Dr. Dharmasena Pathiraja, the head of the department Prof. Anura Wickramasinghe and the Dean of the Arts Faculty Prof. S. M. P. Senanayake. The administator of this blog (Sanjeeva Maithripala) has personally verified all the details of this claim by calling the Dept. of Journalism at the University of Colombo. Furthermore please find below links to the


Here are the contact details of the Journalism Unit at the University of Colombo:
University of Colombo,
Journalism Unit,
Po Box: 1490,
Colombo - 03,
Sri Lanka.
Tp: +94-11-2500431


If you are willing to assist this talented student please send us an e-mail at
admin@servesrilanka.net or send an e-mail to Malaka at malaka_dewa@yahoo.com If you need additional information please send us or Malaka an e-mail.


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