Mother of Minister Karu Jayasuriya passes away
Wimalaseela Jayasuriya, mother of Public Administration and Home
Affairs Minister Karu Jayasuriya passed away yesterday.
She was a mother of three and was at 99 years of age at the time of
The body lies at Mirigama Walawwa for the public to pay their last
respects. Funeral takes place on Saturday (2) in Mirigama.
Power and Energy Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne has denied the claim by
the Ceylon Electricity Board trade unions that the construction work of
the 27 megawatt Moragolla Hydro electricity project was handed over to
LECO, a private electricity company.
The Minister however reiterated that his Ministry is duly concerned
with the acceleration of new electricity projects in view of the energy
Rs. 50m for National food drive
The World Food and Agriculture Organisation will provide Rs. 50
million in aid for the Api Wawamu - Rata Nagamu national food drive
which is in need at storage facilities, equipment for research centres
and training for research officers.
Ministry recruits 118 wildlife officers
The Environment and Natural Resources Ministry recruited 118 wildlife
officers to ease the acute shortage of manpower in the Wildlife
The Finance Ministry approved the recruitment of 411 wildlife
The department has the responsibility of looking after 1.2 million
hectares of wildlife reservations and fauna living in it.
Dr. Frnacesco Piani, President, European School of Alcohology and
Ecological Psychiatry and Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, University
of Udine, Italy will speak on ‘Social Ecological Approach to
Alcohol-related and Mixed Problems’ under the auspices of the Sri Lanka
National Association of Family Clubs on August 6th at 5.00 p.m. at the
Dharmavijaya Foundation Auditorium, 380/7, Sarana Road, Bauddhaloka
Mawatha, Colombo 7.
It will be chaired by Dr. Athula Kahandaliyanage, Secretary, Ministry
of Healthcare and Nutrition.
Gee-Ru, a musical show jointly organise by the Past Pupil Association
of Ambalangoda Dharmasoka Vidyalaya and affiliated organisations will be
held tomorrow from 3.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. at the Mudalindu S. Thomas
Silva Memorial Auditorium, Dharmasoka Vidyalaya, Ambalangoda.
Victor Ratnayake, Sunil Edirisinghe, Deepaka Priyadarshani, Amarasiri
Peiris, Nirosha Viraini and several others will participate.
The annual Kandhoori in memory of His Holiness Hazarath Al
Kuthub-us-Sailan Seyyedina Ash Sheikh Usman Siddeeqi Ibnu Abdul Rahman
Voliyullah will commence on August 11 at 5.30 p.m. with the hoisting of
Flag. The recitals in honour of Saints will take place daily and the
final celebration will be on August 23. Thalai Fathiha for ladies will
be held on August 25.
The Sri Bodhiraja Foundation at Embilipitiya, under the direction of
Ven. Omalpe Sobhita Thera, will open the first cattle sanctuary in Sri
Lanka on August 3.
A special blessing ceremony for 80 cows will take place on August 3
at 9.30 a.m. at the Sri Bodhiraja Foundation at Hingura-ara Embilipitiya.
This project is an extension of the Foundation’s cattle release
programme that has, to date, saved more than 1000 cows from the
Bodhiraja Cattle Sanctuary at Kovulara-Sevanagala will not only
provide a natural and free environment for the cattle but also produce
milk and other dairy products at low-cost to the families in the area.
Body found in pit
Police found an unidentified body of a man in a polythene bag dumped
in a pit yesterday evening in Katana, Kochchikade.
Police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera said following information,
police recovered the body of the man around 3.00pm at an abandoned pit
in a privately owned land in Mukkama, Katana. “The body was dumped in
the pit, packed in a black polythene bag and a weight has been on the
body,” he added.