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Mother needs help

Shiyamalie Kavirathne, 40, a mother of two of No. 3/73, Yakallawatta, Bakmeegolla, Ibbagamuwa is diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis on the right knee joint.

According to Consultant Orthopaedics surgeon, Dr. W.H.Harsha Mendis of National Hospital, Kurunegala, she needs a knee replacement surgery. The prosthesis for this operation will cost nearly Rs. 300,000.

Her husband who has no permanent income is unable to afford the expenses including the purchase of implants.

A. Akurugodage, husband of the patient appeals to donors for help. Donations can be credited to savings account number 207200255912885, People’s Bank, Ibbagamuwa.


Jaffna’s Valukai Aru project begins

The Valukai Aru deepening scheme, one of the major rural irrigation schemes at Araly in the Jaffna district has been revived and plans have been completed to deepen the main irrigation channel and supply water through eight minor channels to the farmers.

Sixty two ponds which are not used will be reconstructed.

The project will cost Rs. 268 million.


Bootleggers in excise racket

Eighty seven persons with 500 bottles of kasippu were arrested from Gurudeniyia, Hatharaliyadda, Kandy and Thalathuoya by Excise Department officials in Kandy in a series of raids conducted in the wake of the historic Esala Perahera of Kandy, a report said.

Officials also arrested eight women in the raids.

Legal action will be taken against the suspects by the Exicse Department Office of Kandy, the report indicated.


Nuwara Eliya town to become tourism hub

The Nuwara Eliya town will be developed as a tourism town at a cost of Rs. 300 million. Development of the Gregory tank, beautification of the Nuwara Eliya town and the Nuwara Eliya botanical garden will be improved under this programme.

This process will be implemented with financial aid from the International Japan Cooperative Bank.

This programme will be implemented under three projects. Municipal Councillor of Nuwara Eliya W.M.M.G. Abeysinghe Banda said already the planning of those projects have been completed and construction will begin soon this year.


Jana Sabha solves problems of people

The Jana Sabha programme initiated by the North Western Provincial Council could resolve problems confronted by the people in Dambadeniya electorate.

A large number of issues which remained unresolved for a long time have been settled are reported in a few hours with the assistance of the Jana Sabha service.

North Western PC member and SLFP Organiser for Dambadeniya Shantha Bandara met the public in the electorate and discussed their problems.

Under the project, the Government initiated programmes to alleviate poverty by assisting the poor to raise their income.


Buddhist talk

Bogoda Premaratne will deliver a public Buddhist talk in English on “Mindful Meditation” at a meeting of the Servants of the Buddha Society on Saturday, August 30 at 4.30 p.m. at Maitri Hall, Lauries Road, Bambalapitiya.


Two Islamic scholars arrive

Quthubiyyathul Qvadiriyyah World Majlis spiritual leader Ash Shaikh As Seyed Moulana Muhammadh Ashrafudeen Jailani and South India Sunnath Wal Jamath World Majlis President His Holiness Seyyed Munawwar Ali Thangal will arrive in Sri Lanka today, August 26. Western Province Governor Alavi Mowlana, Kaleefa Al Haj Shibly Mohideen and Quthubiyyathul Qvadiriyyah Chief Organiser Al Hafil As Seyed Hassan Moulana (Al Qvadiri) will welcome the delegates.


Cardio Thoracic surgeon

In our report headlined Lankan ‘Magic Fingers’, saves stab victim in Male on August 16. Dr. Mohamed Lahie was referred to as a vascular surgeon. It has been brought to our notice that it should be corrected as cardio thoracic surgeon. The story was extracted from a Maldivian web site. We regret the error.


Foundation laying

The foundation laying ceremony for the new building organised by the Old Scouts Association of Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa will be held at 8 a.m. on August 27.


Maliyadeva OBA AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Old Boys’ Association of Maliyadeva College, Kurunegala will be held at the College Main Hall on August 31 from 9.30 a.m. Registration will start at 8.00 a.m.


AGM

The AGM of the Institute of Drafting Technologists Sri Lanka will be held on Wednesday, September 3 at 8.30 a.m. at the Ceylon Buddhist Congress Auditorium at Baudhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7.

The main theme of this occasion will be conveying the message that the Parliament Sub Committee for Urban and Sacred Area Development approved on July 24, 2008 to include draft persons into the UDA list of qualified persons to submit building plans.


Golden Jubilee

Students who entered the faculties of Science, Engineering and Agriculture of the University of Ceylon in 1958, will be meeting on August 31 at the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management, situated at No. 78, Galle Road, Colombo 03, from 12 noon to 3 p.m. to commemorate the said event.

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