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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 113

Annual General meeting of the German Alumni Association of Sri Lanka

Colombo, 21 December, ( German Alumni Association of Sri Lanka(GAASL), formed an year ago is to hold its second annual general meeting on 28 December, at the Goethe Institute, located at 39 Gregory’s Road, Colombo 7.

This association has been formed by Sri Lankan qualified in the Federal Republic of Germany and there are now 67 members, out of which 61 life members.

According to a press release, during the year 2006/2007, the GAASL was able to conduct several activities to help to improve few aspects of our environment.

Professor W. Kehelpannala (Life Member) delivered a lecture on the "Landslide & after effect of heavy rains". We conducted a “Seminar on Biogas Using Organic Waste”, which is one of the Association’s main trust area under the flagship program of “Waste and Environment”.

This was conducted with the financial support from the German Cultural Centre, Colombo and with technical support from the University of Ruhuna. Prof Andreas Gronauer (Munich) provided the expertise with other local scientists. We intend to work on this project to generate electricity using Bio-gas with the know-how & some financial support from Germany.

Arising from the outcome of the Waste Management Workshop held in 2006, the association has prepared a Power Point Presentation in Sinhala under school environment awareness program which will commence soon after the holidays in few schools at Maharagama.

Furthermore, according to the press release, Assication has facilitated two German medical students to complete their final year practical with the Medical Council of Colombo and a placement for another German to work at a Bank in Sri Lanka. Also have facilitated 14 kids to obtain financial support from our colleagues in Germany and have facilitated financially support for a self employment scheme for women in Koralawella.

Press release further added, that Sri Lankan who have studied/received academic/practical training in Germany for a minimum period of 3 months under the sponsorship of the German Government or self financed are eligible to become a member of the Alumni Association.

- Asian Tribune -

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