Friday, 27 May 2011


<%on error resume next%> Sri Lanka News | Online edition of Daily News - Lakehouse Newspapers <%dim dbpath, pageTle, Section, Section1 %>

Quick Look

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 lightning.

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

Dhamma sermons

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 limit.

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.

Healing service

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, Rawatawatte, Moratuwa.

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 bank.

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.

Produced by Lake House Copyright 2006 - 2013 The Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Ltd.

Comments and suggestions to : Web Editor