and daughter missing
Ananda Abeywickreme Gunasekera of 106/26, Waidya Road, Dehiwala and
his daughter, Supun Hirushan Abeywickreme Gunasekera are reported
missing since 2007.
Gunasekera is 51 years and 5’ 3’’ in height. He has grey hair and it
is cut short, sunken cheeks and eyes, lean physique and slightly
Gunasekera’s daughter is nine years and is lean and tan, hair cut
short, dark eyes, studied up to Grade I at Pattiwela Primary School,
Information on the whereabouts can be communicated to 0112-444444,
Women and Children Bureau.
Police arrest one with 40 porn VCDs in Weligama
Police raided a video centre and nabbed 40 pornographic VCDs on
Thursday night in Dumriya Road, Weligama.
Police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera told the Daily News a suspect
was arrested when Police raided the video centre around 10.30 pm.
“The Police team nabbed the suspect along with 40 local and foreign
pornographic movies and video clips,” he added.
Weligama Police are investigating.
Inauguration of MHC
The official inauguration of the Muslim Historical and Cultural
Studies (MHC) will take place on November 4 at the Sri Lanka Foundation
Prizes and mementos will be awarded to winners of the all island
short story competition in Sinhala language on “The Historical
Co-existence Between Muslims and Sinhalese while Historian and Author
Dr. Lorna Dewaraja will be felicitated for her contribution to the
history of Sri Lankan Muslims.
The Institute conducted the Marhoom M. S. M. Harees Memorial All
Island short story competition in October 2007 to focus the attention of
two communities, Sinhalese and Muslims to their past. Out of 231 entries
received, eight best short stories have been selected for awarding of
prizes and mementos. The prize awarding function will also be held on
the same day.
The function will be held under the chairmanship of Dr. M. A. M.
Shukri, Director, Jamiah Naleemiah. The keynote address will be
delivered by Professor Ven. Hanguranketha Dheerananda Thera, Department
of History, University of Peradeniya.
Faizal Bongso will compere the event.
Lankan in North Korean census monitoring team
Dr. A. T. P. L. Abeykoon, an eminent demographer of international
repute was a member of the United Nations team of international
consultants to observe and monitor the recently concluded Census of
Population in North Korea.
Dr. Abeykoon, a former Director of the Population Division, Ministry
of Health is currently Senior Fellow at the Institute for Health Policy.
North Korea with a land area of about 120,500 sq.kms comprises mostly
hills and mountains and has an estimated population of nearly 23
million. It has good demographic indicators of low mortality and
fertility with a population growth rate of less than one per cent.
The workshop on Creative Communication and Ethnic Relations by song
writer Rathna Sri Wijesinghe organised by the National Peace Programme
section of Caritas SED Galle the Social and Economic Development Centre
of the Southern Province Catholic Church will be held at the Sacred
Heart Convent, Galle at 9 a.m. on November 3.
Southern Province Chief Minister Shan Wijelal de Silva will be the
chief guest while Deputy Minister of Social Services and Social Welfare
Lionel Premasiri will also participate in this workshop. Fr. Damian
Arsakularathna, Director, Caritas SED Galle will preside. Rt. Rev. Fr.
Nihal Nanayakkara, Vicar General, Education officers, media personnel
and about 800 school children from Galle will also participate.
Cardiologist Dr. D. P. Athukorala will deliver a lecture followed by
a discussion on the heart and oral health at the Sri Lanka Dental
Association Auditorium O.P.A. on November 5 at 8.00 p.m. Dental and
Medical professionals are welcome.
The Dehiwala Housewives’ Welfare Society, Members’ Day, sponsored by
Unilevers Ltd, was held yesterday at St. Mary’s Parish Hall. Dehiwala,
with a cookery demonstration by Kithsiri Weerawardena.