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
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.