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Airman shot dead by colleague

An airman was shot dead by another at the Githuwela Air Force training camp in Kotadeniya last morning, police spokesman SSP Ranjith Gunasekera said.

Corporal M.Dayaratne (35) was on his bed when another airman at the Githuwela Air Force camp shot him at around 6.20am. "The motive of the shooting was believed to be personal dispute", SSP Gunasekera said.

The victim was a resident of Watugampola, Kuliyapitiya. The suspect was arrested and the Kotadeniya police are investigating.

Fresh milk sellers want relief

With the greatest difficulties we run our business, grieve the Fresh Milk Stall holders of Matale town. They say two of the outlets opened recently had been closed down.

A spokesman of the Fresh Milk Dealers Organisation said the purchasing price of a litre of Fresh Milk is between Rs. 50 and 60. After meeting the cost of Gas, rent and other taxes - what remains is not sufficient to meet our costs, they complain.

The concept of Fresh Milk stalls came along with the Mahinda Chintana which they say was an appreciable move. But many of the stalls are not located at prominent places.

PS Chairman seeks Minister's help to carpet road

The road to Sigiriya from the Inamaluwa junction needs to be carpeted so as to make the journey more comfortable say the residents of the area.

The six mile stretch of road from the Inamaluwa junction is to be, widened and needs to be modernised as a tourist attraction say the welfare organisations of Sigiriya.

Help save his life

S.S.L. Premasiri, a retired Army Officer of Nelum Kanuwa, Katupotha, Kurunegala is suffering from an aute heart aliment. Consultant Cardio thoracic surgeon Dr. Gamini Ranasinghe has recommended a coronary arterial by-pass surgery to save his life.

The surgery is estimated to cost Rs. 385,000. Premasiri says he is unable to foot this bill due to his current financial flight.

He request philanthropists and the public to assist his cause by sending whatever financial contributions possible to help expedite the surgery.

All contribution should be remitted to account number 207041798-2 at the Peoples' Bank Kurunegala Branch.

Vo-TEC technical and trade exhibition

The Vo-Teach Technical and Trade Exhibition organised by the Ministry of Vocational and Technical Training to Commemorate the third anniversary of the ascendancy to presidentship by President Mahinda Rajapaksa will be held at the Technical College Kalutara from today to 23rd.

The objective of this exhibition is to convey the message of vocational and technical training to the youth more productively. The exhibition includes stalls related to the fields of motor mechanic electrical, air-conditioning and refrigeration and computer. This is the 8th Vo-Tech Technical and Trade exhibition.

Earlier the Vo-Tech exhibition was held at Beliatta, Moneragala, Dambulla, Ratnapura, Warakapola and Kuliyapitiya Technical colleges and Elpitiya Vocational Training Centre.

The exhibition will be opened at 9.30 a.m. by Prime Minister, Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka. Also present will be Vocational Technical Training Minister Piyasena Gamage, Constriction Engineering Services Minister Rajitha Senaratne Disaster Management and Human Rights Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe and Western Province Chief Minister Reginald Cooray.

The exhibition will be held from 9.30 a.m. to 10.30 p.m. daily.

Book launch

The Committee for the Commemoration of the 190th Birth Anniversary of Karl Marx will launch “Karl Marx Revisited” on November 20 at 4.00 p.m. at the National Library Service and Documentation Centre Auditorium, Colombo 07. Special lecture will be given by Prof. Desmond Mallikkarachchi.

Founder’s day service

The annual Uduvil Girl’s College Founder’s Day Service of Thanksgiving (in Tamil and English) organised by Past Pupil’s Association (Colombo Branch) will be held at the Christ Church hall, Galle Road, Dehiwela, on November 23 at 11.30 a.m. Uduvil Girls’ College was founded by American missionaries in 1824 and is the oldest girls’ boarding school in Asia.

Pinkamas to bless President held

A series of pinkamas to invoke blessings on President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his completing the third year in Office and also on the Police and Armed Forces were held yesterday at Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Ministry under the patronage by Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Felix Perera. Deputy Minister Sarath Kumara Goonaratne, Ministry Secretary G. Piyasena, Director General S.W. Pathirana and officials of the Ministry were present at the ceremony.

Mobile service

A one day mobile service to issue and renew National Identity Cards organised by the NWSDB Employees Welfare and Death Donation Society in collaboration with the Department of Registration of Persons will be held at the NWSDB Head office, Ratmalana on Thursday, November 20.



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