Kelani Viharaya Katina Maha Pinkama
The annual Katina Pinkama of Sri Kelani Rajamaha Viharaya for the
37th time will be held on November 13 Ill Full Moon day under the
patronage of the Viharadhipathi Most Ven. Prof. Kollupitiye Mahinda
Sangharakkhita Nayaka Thera with the assistance of the President of
Seela Bhavana Society of the Viharaya M. A. Herath.
Katina Maha Pinkama will conclude with the Katinanisansa Dharma
Desana from 8 to 9 p.m. on the same day as usual.
'Hadj, the Blessed Month'
Hadj - the Blessed Month, a discourse for women, organised by Al
Muslimaath and Association of Sri Lankan Muslim Women and Girls, as a
part of their monthly programme, will be held on October 30 at 18,
School Lane, off Station Road, Dehiwela, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lunch
will be provided.
Youth clubbed to death
A youth was clubbed to death by another youth on Monday morning in
Walana, Panadura, police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera said.
K. K. P. Prasanna (24) was clubbed by another suspect and died on the
spot around 12.30 a.m. "A heated argument between the two youth ended up
killing Prasanna," SSP Gunasekera added.
The suspect has fled the area. Panadura police are investigating.
Dry rations, to flood-hit families in Ja-Ela
Flood-hit families in 23 Grama Niladhari Divisions in Ja-Ela have
been temporary located at the Tudella church, St. Mary’s College, Ja-Ela,
Dandugama Church of Ceylon School, Dharmavijayarama Viharaya, Ja-Ela
Buddhist Centre on the initiative of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources
Minister Felix Perera. Dry rations and cooked meals were also provided
to them. The Minister has instructed the authorities to continue to
provide them the necessary facilities until the flood situation eased.
Mobile service for tsunami-hit families
PAFFEREL together with the Canadian International Development Agency
will launch a mobile service to attend to the needs of the tsunami-hit
families in the Matara, Ampara, Hambantota and Batticloa districts.
Government departments and other State bodies too will extend their
co-operation to make the programme a success, sources said.
Issue of National Identity Cards, birth, marriage and death
certificates, settlement of land disputes and legal aid services are
some of the items to be taken up at the proposed mobile service.
PMK welcomes Centre’s steps
PMK, a constituent of the ruling UPA at the Centre, yesterday
welcomed the steps taken by the Union Government to help Sri Lankan
PMK founder Dr S Ramadoss, in a statement, said that the assurances
given by the Centre that relief materials would be sent to the Tamils
and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s remarks that he would be
undertaking the responsibility of bringing about a political solution to
the Tamils’ problems were welcome signs.
“I am happy to note that New Delhi has come forward to listen to the
views of Tamil Nadu Government. Chief Minister M Karunanidhi should
fully utilise the opportunity for finding a permanent remedy to the Sri
Lankan Tamils issue,” he said. PTI
Tap water for Boyawalana
On the initiative of the North Western Provincial Councillor and SLFP
Organiser for Dambadeniya Shantha Bandara the residents of Boyawalana
area have been provided with pipe-borne water. Dambadeniya electorate
falls within the Kurunegala district. Shantha Bandara said that this
scheme was mooted by him several years ago but it was possible only
during this Government.