How can Sri Lankan charities find international donors and partners?

At Capitol ceremony, female aviators of WWII honored

- thestate.com

Macie Jo Wheelis, 91, has had a colorful life. A pioneering female aviator, she was one of the 1,102 Women Airforce Service Pilots in World War II. She was an avid golfer who played with the legendary Byron Nelson, a Dallas bowling champion and, for years, a West Texas racehorse breeder and owner.

Wheelis, who's now in a wheelchair and a little hard of hearing, has lost none of her spunk. One of 300 surviving WASPs, she proudly participated in a ceremony Wednesday at the Capitol that honored the women with the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the nation's highest civilian honors.

"This tops it off," the Weatherford, Texas, resident said of getting the award and the long-overdue recognition. "I wonder why it took so long."

The ceremony had to be moved from the Capitol Rotunda to the much larger Capitol Visitor Center's Emancipation Hall, because so many WASPs and their families attended.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said more than 2,000 people were in the hall at what was "one of the largest crowds ever gathered in the Capitol."

You may also like

- adaderana.lk

Sri Lanka has received an invitation to join the inaugural International Counter Ransomware Initiative, which the United States has started as a common platform in 2021 with a group of other countries for international coordination to eliminate ransomware, the government said.

- colombogazette.com

Over 100 senior officials and representatives from over 60 agencies and authorities across the Indo-Pacific region, together with other regional actors, are in Colombo for a conference hosted by the EU to support Indo-Pacific maritime safety and security. The conference from 5-7 March 2024 is to consolidate and enhance the governance of IORIS, the Indo-Pacific […]

- adaderana.lk

The Secretary-General of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Hissein Brahim Taha and Sri Lanka s foreign minister Ali Sabry met on Monday in Jeddah to discuss cooperation and address shared concerns.

- onlanka.com

The no-confidence motion against Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena was handed over to Deputy Secretary-General of Parliament Chaminda Kularatne today (March 05).The post No-confidence motion against Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena handed over appeared first on ONLANKA - Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Top Stories.

- colombogazette.com

Political party leaders slammed officials of the Central Bank, including the Governor, for increasing the salaries of bank officials at a time when the country is still recovering from an economic crisis. Central Bank Governor Nandalal Weerasinghe and senior bank officials were summoned for a party leaders meeting in Parliament on Tuesday. According to the […]

- colombogazette.com

The no-confidence motion against Speaker Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena was handed over to Parliament, Tuesday. The document, signed by just 44 parliamentarians, was handed over to the Deputy General Secretary of Parliament. MPs from the Samagi Jana Balawegaya, National Peoples Power, Sri Lanka Freedom Party,  Illangai Thamil Arasu Katchi and some Independent MPs signed the motion. […]

Resources for Sri Lankan Charities:View All

How important are accountability and transparency for a charity to receive international donations
How important are accountability and transparency for a charity to receive international donations

Sri Lankan Events:View All

Sep 02 - 03 2023 12:00 am - 1:00 am Sri Lankan Events - Canada
Sep 09 2023 7:00 pm Sri Lankan Events - Australia
Sep 16 2023 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm Sri Lankan Events - USA
Oct 14 2023 8:00 am Sri Lankan Events - UK

Entertainment:View All

Technology:View All

Local News

Local News

Sri Lanka News

@2023 - All Right Reserved. Designed and Developed by Rev-Creations, Inc