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News and Events

   
¨ New Year Festival of April 2014
   
  The New Year festival of 2014 was successfully held on 26th April 2013 at the PRDA Centre in Chilaw with the participation of the members of the Kantha Ithurum Parshramayas of PRDA in Puttalam, Chilaw and Gampaha.
 

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¨ Monthly meetings of the Women’s Organizations 2013-2014
   
  The Kantha Iturum Parishrama, (Women’s Savings Organizations), which are affiliated to PRDA, conduct their monthly meetings to discuss their status of welfare activities, revolving loan funds and the loans provided under the Women’ Economic Development (WED) programme.
 

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¨ Guidance and Support for Self-Employment
   
  The members of the Kantha Ithurum Parshrama (Women’s Savings Organizations) of PRDA in the Gampaha district are linked to this Liyaabhimana programme.
 

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¨ A Painting Competition
   
  A competition of paintings was organized by the members of the Nalanda Library of PRDA to mark the World Children’s Day in 2013. The competition was held on 12th October 2013 with the aim of promoting artistic talents and abilities of the school children in and around Chilaw area.
 

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¨ Support for the Pre-School of the Egodakiraloya Women’s Savings Organisation
   
  Providing equipment to the preschool conducted by the Egodakiraloya Kantha Iturum Parishramaya was held at its premises on October 9, 2013.
 

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¨ Celebrating the Second Anniversary of WED Programme
   
  The second anniversary celebrations of the Women’s Enterprise Development (WED) programme was held on 14th August 2013 at the PRDA Centre in Chilaw.
 

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¨ New Year Festival of April 2013
   
  The New Year festival of 2013 was successfully held on 26th April 2013 at the PRDA Centre in Chilaw with the participation of members and their children representing Kantha Ithurum Parshrama (Women’s Savings Organizations) in Chilaw, Puttalam, and Gampaha.
 

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¨ Flood  relief aid for affected members of the Women's Savngs Organization in Wiarankattuwa and Weliwewa
   
  PRDA initiated a programme to provide relief aid to families of 25 members of the Women’s Savings Organizations in Wairankattuwa and Weliwewa severely affected by the floods of December 2012.
 

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¨ English and Information Technology Education Programme conducted at the Nalanda Nenasala
   
  On February 12th 2009, the Nalanda Nenasala Chilaw situated at 1, Ebert Silva Estate Colombo Road Chilaw re-invented the Nenasla concept by introducing a number of novel programmes. This coincided the launch of the Year of English and IT Programme by His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka.
 

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¨ PRDA Avurudu festival 2009
   
  The annual PRDA Avurudhu Festival 2009 was held on April 30th 2009 at the PRDA Chilaw Centre.
 

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¨ A Nanasala in Chilaw
   
  PRDA took the initiative to establish a Nanasala (Information Communication & Technology Centre) at Chilaw with support from the Presidential Secretariat and the Information Communication and Technology Authority (ICTA) in Sri Lanka.
 

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Photographing the masks at the Sri Sunandaramaya temple in Mirissa, Matara
   
  Deities, demons and magic form part of the popular beliefs of the Sinhalese and are closely associated with the folk culture, rituals, healing practices and play in Sri Lanka. Sri Sunandaramaya temple in Mirissa is one of the religious centres that have strived to protect and preserve a large number of original masks of deities and demons that it inherited and used in folk rituals, healing practices and drama in the ancient times. PRDA took the initiative to photograph these masks and preserve them in electronic form.
 

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¨ New Year celebrations with CBO members
   
  PRDA celebrated the 2008 Sinhala and Hindu New Year along with the members of its CBOs. The Avurudu festival was held on 29th April at the premises of the PRDA Centre in Chilaw.
 

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Mental Health Workshops
   
  PRDA in collaboration with the Institute of Psychiatry, Angoda organized three training workshops for mental health professionals and workers in Sri Lanka. The workshops were held from 21st to 26th January 2008 at the Institute of Psychiatry, Angoda.
 

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¨ Experience sharing visit of the PRDA staff
   
  In November 2007, 15 staff members of PRDA selected from among its Mirissa field office (10), Gampaha field office (2) and the head office (3) participated in an experience-sharing visit to Tamil Nadu and Kerala states in India.
 

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¨ Visit to PRDA Donors in Italy
   
  Mrs. Shanti Fernando, Chief Executive of PRDA visited Rome, Italy from 25th to 5th July 2007. Mrs. Fernando was invited by the Province of Ferrara in Italy, who supported the tsunami rehabilitation and reconstruction of houses in Mawella, a fishing village in the Hambantota district.
 

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¨ Library and e-nenasala opened at Mirissa
   
  The Library and e-nenasala was opened at Sunandarama temple, Mirissa in Matara District on 18th June 2007.
 

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