An awareness programme on environment and technology for rice mill
owners in the Anuradhapura district will be held at Anuradhapura Post
Harvesting Technology Institute (PHTS) today.
The programme aims to minimize environmental hazards and increase
technological know how among the rice mill owners.
Paddy Purchasing Board, Environmental Authority and Kurunegala
Industrial Solution Pvt Ltd organize the event.
Buddhist panel discussion
The next Buddhist Panel discussion of the Colombo YMBA will be held
on October 21 at 10.00 a.m. at its Borella building on "Has Buddhism the
Answer for Suffering."
The Panelists are Retired Assistant Government Valuer and now
Consultant Valuer and Abhidhamma Teacher Panduka Mahanama and Accountant
and Abhidhamma Teacher Jaliya Ekanayake, with Rajah Kuruppu as
Flash floods submerge A'pura
Flash floods caused by torrential rains which lashed Anuradhapura on
Saturday afternoon submerged several houses in the Police and Irrigation
Some of the houses were under four feet of water which did not recede
The floods were caused since the drainage system including culverts
had still not been completed due to the ongoing rehabilitation work of
the new Kandy road, residents said.
Boy knocked down
A seven year old boy knocked down by a van in Chilaw down was
admitted to the Chilaw Hospital and later transferred in a critical
condition to Colombo National Hospital.
The child who was among a group of pilgrims on their way to Thalawila,
had been crossing the road to get into the van with others during a stop
over in Chilaw when the accident occurred.
The errant van driver and the vehicle are in Police custody. Chilaw
Police are investigating.
With reference to the news item appearing in the Daily News on
October 09, 2012 under the caption “Two Koreans killed” we have
inadvertently mentioned that two Korean nationals, a man and a woman
were killed when a group of tourists were struck by lightning.
It should have read “Two Korean volunteers of the Korea International
Cooperation Agency (KOICA) died when they were struck by lightning while
sightseeing at Lypton City, Dambetenna in Haputale on Saturday evening.
“The oversight is regretted.
A series of training workshops jointly organised by the Anuradhapura
Hospital Clinical Society, Rajarata University Medical Faculty and the
Heart Specialists Association will be held at the Anuradhapaura Teaching
Hospital Auditorium from October 16 to 18.