Students hospitalized after lightning strikes school
Over 17 students of Elakatha Vidyalaya, Bentota were admitted to
Nagoda General Hospital after the school building was struck by
According to Bentota Police sources, the children were struck by
lightning while studying in a class room. The electric circuit in
several buildings in the schools were damaged following lightning.
The principal and teachers took the students to hospital after they
experienced shock following lightning.
Nagoda hosptial sources said that the majority of students were
discharged after treatment.
New postal stamps out today
The first set of postal stamps depicting ancient and significant
bridges will be issued by the Sri Lanka Philatelic Bureau today near the
suspension bridge at the Peradeniya Botanical Garden.
Yal Devi to Omanthai
The Yal Devi will advance its journey by 10 kilometres from
Thanikulam to Omanthai from today. Indian High Commissioner Ashok K
Kantha will open the new Omanthai railway station.
The Indian government funded the extension of railway track from
Thandikulam to Omanthai.
Over Rs 100 m given as agri loans
Rs 100 million was disbursed among farmers in the Horowpathana region
as agricultural loans under the Mahinda Chinthana programme by the
Horowpathana branch of the People's Bank recently. Bank Manager G
Guththila said 5,800 farmers stand to benefit under this loan programme.
Snowy bids farewell to Army
Sri Lanka Army tracker dog Snowy, who was recuperating after an LTTE
grenade attack, sustained in Kambilioya, Welioya on March 15, 2008 died
on May 24.
Snowy, the golden labrador of 4 Commando Regiment, was handled by
Corporal D H P Sampath who tamed and trained him six months after his
birth. Courtesy: Army Media
A series of English Dhamma sermons and meditation programmes will be
held at the All Ceylon Buddhist Congress main hall, Bauddhaloka Mawatha
every last Sunday of the month. It will be conducted by Ven
Polpitimukalane Pagnnasiri Thera from 2 to 5 pm to commemorate the
2600th Sambuddhathva Jayanthi anniversary.
The first programme will be held on May 29 at 2 pm.
Persian language classes
The Persian language course conducted by the Islamic Republic of Iran
Embassy cultural section will be held at 6, Sir Ernest de Silva Mawatha,
Colombo 7. Classes are free of charge and commence on May 30. Itwill be
conducted every Monday and Wednesday from 4 pm to 6 pm. There is no age
Contact 2575680/1 for details.
Devol Madu Shanthikarma
A devol madu shanhikarma organized by Kelaniya Sri Dharmaloka College
Dance and Theatre Association will be held at the College on May 27 from
6 pm the following morning.
The event is held under the guidance of Principal A J Nimal Jayaweera
and teachers of the subject Yasanthi Deepika, Shantha Malani, Harsha
Perera and Bhadra Deshapriya.
A special healing service conducted by Dew Suwa Sewawa of Kadalana,
Moratuwa will be held at the Assembly of God Church, 443, Highlevel
Road, Nawinna, Maharagama on May 29 at 8.30 am.
The 17th annual general meeting of the Moratuwa Art Circle and the
friendly get-together will be held on May 29 at 5 at Sripalee Hall,
Art Circle President Shanika Perara will chair the meeting.
Film screening at NUC
The film Social Network will be screened at the National Youth
Council auditorium on May 29 at 1.00 pm free of charge. It will be
screened under the universal classical films screening programme of the
Cinema Media Foundation in collaboration with the Youth Council
Blood Bank to register blood donors
The National Blood Bank making arrangements to celebrate World Blood
Donors Day on June 14 has requested blood donors who have donated
blood/platelets for over 30 years to register themselves with the blood
Particulars could be obtained on 011 2369931-34
SLS must for tooth brushes
The government yesterday made the SLS certification for locally made
tooth brushes mandatory under the Consumer Affairs Authority Act.
The production, distribution or sale of tooth brushes without the Sri
Lanka Standards Institute's certificate is totally banned and all
locally made tooth brushes which have obtained SLS certification should
carry SLS logo in a prominent place on their production.
According to Cooperative and Internal Trade Minister Johnston
Fernando, the Consumer Affairs Authority has been ordered to carry out
raids on sales outlets where the locally made truth brushes are
available without SLS logo.
Facelift for religious centres
Government will uplift religious centres in the Matale district.
Accordingly, 80 such places have been selected to provide facilities.
Two million rupees has been allocated for the first round.