Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka First Lady attends International Autism Seminar in Malaysia
Mon, Apr 21, 2014, 10:39 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 21, Kuala Lumpur: Sri Lanka's First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa has arrived in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia today to attend the 2014 International Seminar on Autism.

Malaysian Deputy Minister of Education Datuk Mary Yap Kain Ching welcomed the Sri Lankan First Lady at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport this morning.

Later this afternoon, she is scheduled to meet her Malaysian counterpart Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor at the prime minister's official residence.

The two-day seminar will be inuagurated by the Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak Tuesday at the Putrajaya International Convention Centre.

It is organized by Program Permata with the cooperation of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and non-governmental organization, Autism Speaks.

The Seminar themed "Autism Is Not A Tragedy, Ignorance Is" will focus on quality intervention for autistic children and bring together teachers, lecturers, researchers, professionals, government officials, and service providers.

It would also be the platform for implementation of the Permata Kurnia Programme on early intervention for autistic children, in May next year.

About 1,500 international and local participants are expected to attend the seminar. Among confirmed regional speakers at the seminar is Dr. Samanmali Priyanga Sumanasena Kularatne of University of Kelaniya, and Dr. Cheryl Dissanayake, Director of Olga Tennison Autism Research Centre at La Trobe University, Australia.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka major Tamil party not to give nominations to ex-LTTE cadres
-- [1 hour and 20 minutes ago]
Sri Lankan Supreme Court judge accused of assault files a FR petition
-- [1 hour and 32 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's civil society takes action to push for clean politics at general election
-- [1 hour and 58 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka's government political party UNP to hold inaugural election rally in Kandy
-- [2 hours ago]
Sri Lanka election watchdog to handover 'March 12 Declaration' for clean candidates today
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena witnesses Hirunika Premachandra's wedding
-- [4 hours ago]
Sri Lanka stock exchange conducts successful live disaster recovery exercise
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lanka's AG gives an undertaking not to arrest former MP Tiran Alles till July 10
-- [5 hours ago]
Sri Lankan domestic workers protest against Supreme Court judge
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka police beef up security during nomination process

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.