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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.