Major (ret’d) Marial M. Mosher, Halifax Regional Municipality, has been a dancer, military officer and academic. Her dance career took her to New York where she performed on Broadway. During the Second World War she joined the Canadian Women’s Army Corp., and served in Canada and Great Britain. She was instrumental in introducing the Canadian Studies program at Mount Saint Vincent University. The recipients were selected by the Order of Nova Scotia AdvisoryCouncil from 137 nominations submitted from across the province.They will be recognized at an investiture ceremony at GovernmentHouse, Halifax, on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The Order of Nova Scotia was established in June 2001. Ten peoplewere selected as inaugural members in 2002, with no more thanfive people being selected as recipients in the following years.Recipients have the right to use the initials O.N.S. after theirnames. — Donald Michael Julien, Truro, Colchester Co., has been the executive director of the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq since1994. He has been a life-long promoter of Mi’kmaq history andculture and is a member of the board of governors of the NovaScotia Museum and a member of the Nova Scotia Arts and CulturePartnership Council. Anne Marie Comeau, Saulnierville, Digby Co., is the founder and artistic director of Le Baie en Joie. Her outstanding contribution to the preservation and promotion of Acadian culture, regionally, nationally and internationally has been recognized with many awards. Nova Scotia’s arts and culture community are well represented inthis year’s 2004 Order of Nova Scotia recipients. Premier JohnHamm announced the names of the recipients today, July 22. “The Order of Nova Scotia is a very prestigious honour and Iwould like to congratulate this year’s recipients,” said PremierJohn Hamm. “Although their fields of endeavour are diverse, theyhave each made a significant contribution to our province.” The 2004 recipients are: Sherman Zwicker, Lunenburg, Lunenburg Co., was a former mayor of Lunenburg. For more than 50 years he has been involved with groups and agencies that work to promote the health and well- being of the people of his community and to preserve the cultural heritage of Lunenburg and its fishing tradition. Dr. Oscar Shiu-Yuet Wong, Glen Margaret, Halifax Regional Municipality, is a radiation oncologist and medical educator. He is the founding member and president of the Chinese Society of Nova Scotia, board member of the Metropolitan Immigrant Settlement Association, and founding member and director of the Canada/Hong Kong Business Association.
Rajapaksa said this while speaking at an event today, the SLPP media unit said. Former Minister Basil Rajapaksa says the next President will be from the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP).He said that before the year 2019 ends he expects a President to be elected from the SLPP-led new alliance. Basil Rajapaksa also said that the main fight of his party right now is not against Ranil Wickremesinghe, Sajith Premadasa or Navin Dissanayake but against international conspirators. (Colombo Gazette) He said that the SLPP has performed better than the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, the United National Party and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna in some districts at the last elections and will do better at future elections.