News in brief
FCB felicitates brave civilians
COLOMBO: The Foundation for Civilian Bravery (FCB) will felicitate 10
civilians with Bravery Awards today at 3.30 p.m. at the BMICH for their
unbiased and dedicated service in protecting the people from dangers
The felicitation ceremony will be chaired by FCB Chairman K. P.
The Australian High Commissioner Dr. Greg French will be the chief
guest and Lieutenant Colin Bannister, General Secretary of Royal Human
Society will be the guest of honour.
Prof. Carlo Fonseka, Justice C.G. Weeramanthri and S. Pathmanathan
have been invited to address the ceremony.
Bandula Gunasekara and T. K. Ariyadasa, Malimbada group correspondent
MATARA: The Nilwala river and its tributaries are in spate following
the incessant rains. Low-lying areas in Malimbada, Thihagoda,
Kamburupitiya, Athuraliya and Akuressa divisional secretariat divisions
and a number of roads in the Matara district have been submerged.
Number of houses in Kadduwa submerged and one house at Indurukawa
Malimbada has completely damaged due to earth slip.
The villagers living along the Nilwala basin fear a major flood if
COLOMBO: The Sinhala translation of Mark Twain's `The Adventures of
Tom Sawyer and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Tom Sawyer saha
Hakalbarige Hapankam" by Chandra Anagirathne will be launched on October
31 at 10.00 am at the Book Exhibition Hall of the Dayawansa Jayakody and
Company at Ven. S. Mahinda Mawatha, Colombo.
Father seeks help for son's surgery
POLWATTA: Akindu, 2 1/2 year old son of Asoka B.Gamage of Polwatta
has to undergo operation for cochlear implant to cure from dull of
hearing. This will cost about Rs.2.3 million to Rs.2.8 million.
Gamage, an Assistant Health Manager at Lady Ridgeway hospital seek
the generous support of the public to raise necessary funds.
Those willing are kindly requested to deposit their contributions to
A/c No 0820 - 01964396-101 of Seylan Bank, Borella branch or to A/c
No.320-2-011-6-3580974 of People's Bank, Borella branch.
BUTHPITIYA: Niroshi Ann Nishanthi Ratnayake, 19, of 305/61, Uruwala,
Buthpitiya, is missing since April 27, last year. She is five feet in
height, well nourished and fair in complexion. A scar in the middle of
She was wearing a floral designed pair of ear-studs and a black
flared long skirt and a pink T-shirt when last seen. Any information of
her whereabouts may be informed to the Child and Women's Affairs Bureau,
Police Headquarters, Colombo, or on No. 011-2392488.