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Global Spiritual Forum, was founded by well-known Hospitality Management Consultant, Dean, Tourism Professor, Author and Hotelier, Dr. Chandana (Chandi) Jayawardena on May 14, 2020. Within 12 weeks, over 1000 people from different religions and faiths, as well as many spiritual free thinkers from 38 countries have joined this group. For information and if interested in joining this Facebook group, check https://www.facebook.com/groups/2020GSF/ 

Chandi is assisted by three other Administrators: Dr. Vipula Wanigasekara, Senior Lecturer of Edith Cowan University, Australia, Samanthi De Mel, Senior Consultant of the University of the West Indies, Jamaica and Ranjan De Silva, CEO of Sensei International in Asia. In addition, there are 20 Moderators from 10 countries, including: Professor Lakshman Madurasinghe of the University For Global Peace, USA, Dr. Desmond Thomas Gujarat of Cambridge University, England, and Dr. Aspasia Peppa of Young Scientists University, USA. Over 65% of the members are from Sri Lanka.

Global Spiritual Forum’s Facebook page currently attracts a daily average of 450 member interactions (including 25 posts). Encouraged with the success of their first webinar on the theme: “What should Spiritual Seekers look for?”, the group is now considering to organize monthly webinars, on themes aligned with the group’s key objective: “To be engaged in debating and enhancing member’s appreciation of different spiritual philosophies, religions and faiths, as well as related aspects of nature, wellness and art.”

 



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Navy intercept multi-day fishing trawler carrying 200kg of narcotics

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It has been reported that the Sri Lanka Navy has intercepted a multi-day fishing trawler carrying around 200kg of narcotics suspected to be heroin and crystal methamphetamine (‘Ice’) off the southern coast of the island.

The boat and crew  were to be brought to the Galle Harbour,

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Advisory for Severe Lightning issued to Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Northern and North-western provinces and in Monaragala district today (12)

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Advisory for Severe Lightning issued by the natural hazards early warning center at 01.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. on 12 April 2024

Thundershowers accompanied by severe lightning are likely to occur at several places in Western, Southern, Sabaragamuwa, Northern and North-western provinces and in Monaragala district.

There may be temporary localized strong winds during thundershowers.

General public is kindly requested to take adequate precautions to minimize damages caused by lightning activity.

ACTION REQUIRED:

The Department of Meteorology advises that people should:
• Seek shelter, preferably indoors and never under trees.

• Avoid open areas such as paddy fields, tea plantations and open water bodies during thunderstorms.

• Avoid using wired telephones and connected electric appliances during thunderstorms.

• Avoid using open vehicles, such as bicycles, tractors and boats etc.

• Beware of fallen trees and power lines.

• For emergency assistance contact the local disaster management authorities.
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Rear Admiral Princely Liyanage (Retd) sets Serendib World Record climbing Adam’s Peak in record time

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Rear Admiral Princely Liyanage (Retd) of the Sri Lanka Navy achieved a remarkable feat, setting a Serendib World Record for climbing Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada) in an impressive time of 23 hours and 46 minutes, using four different routes  (Nallathanniya, Erathna, Palabaddala, and Malingboda.)  as well as becoming the first person to complete the most ascents of Adam’s Peak within 24 hours.

He began his quest to set this record on 08th April, starting from the Nallathanniya Sri Pada entrance at 3:00 a.m all the way to the peak. His journey continued with climbs up and down the Erathna, Palabaddala, and Malingboda routes, ultimately concluding with the challenging trek from Adam’s Peak to Nallathanniya.

The Serendib World Records Committee officially acknowledged Rear Admiral Princely Liyanage’s (Retd) achievement and awarded him the Serendib World Record certificate on 09th April.

(Navy Media)

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