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Launch of Lakviru Gee Sara CD

The CD titled Lakviru Gee Sara, comprising a collection of patriotic songs to pay tribute to soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the country will be launched on February 2 at 10.00 a.m. at the Prime Minister’s Office under the patronage of Tower Hall Theatre Foundation Chairman and Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayake.

Artistes who contributed for this creation will also participate.

The CD composed to mark the Deyata Kirula Educational and Development Exhibition has been created with financial sponsorship of the People’s Bank and with the assistance of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation.

Blood donation for war heroes

A blood donation camp for war heroes will be held at Wimala Viharaya, Nawala, Rajagiriya tomorrow from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. under the guidance of Ven. Beragama Wimalaweera Thera.


A blood donation for soldiers will be held tomorrow from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. at the Pragna Pradeepa Dhamma School Wimala Viharaya, Nawala, Rajagiriya.

Those who wish to donate blood should be over 18 years and over 50 kgs. Donors are requested to bring their Identity Cards.

Bodhi Pooja in Homagama

A Bodhi Pooja to invoke blessings on the country, the President, Armed Forces and Police will be held at Sugatha Bimbharamaya, Homagama tomorrow at 6.00 p.m.

Ministers Susil Premajayantha, Dinesh Gunawardena, Bandula Gunawardena and A.H.M. Fowzie will participate.

National Day Service

The National Christian Council of Sri Lanka together with Department of Christian Religious Affairs will organise an Ecumenical service to commemorate the National Day on February 4 at 7 a.m. at the Cinnamon Gardens Baptist Church, 120, Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 7.

Remembering D.S. Baseball team

A ceremony to commemorate the Baseball team of D.S. Senanayake College, Colombo killed in by on LTTE bomb blast, will be held on Monday at 7.30 a.m. at the R.I.T. Alles Hall.

Fly National Flag, Muslims told

The National Muslim Movements requested all Sri Lankan Muslims here and abroad to hoist the National Flag on Independence Day.

Inauguration ceremony

The inauguration ceremony of enhancement and upgrading of technical education projects at Mattakkuliya and Labuduwa of the Sri Lanka Institute of Advanced Technological Education will be held on Monday at 9.00 a.m. at Earls Court, Trans Asia Hotel, under the Chairmanship of Higher Education Minister Prof. Wiswa Warnapala.

Public meeting on Patients’ Charter

A public meeting on the proposed Charter of Patients’ rights and responsibilities will be held today at the CSR hall (Fatima Church premises, 281 Deans Road, Colombo 10).

The meeting organised by the People’s Movement for the Rights of Patients will begin at 9 a.m. The keynote speech will be delivered by Dr. K. Balasubramaniam, Asia Pacific Coordinator of Health Action International and a member of the steering committee appointed by the Health Ministry to draft the Charter.

The speech will be followed by a panel discussion led by Professor Carlo Fonseka, Professor Tuly de Silva and Dr. Joel Fernando. All are welcome.

Lorry driver escapes death

The driver of a lorry which was crushed by the Aluthgama bound train at the Diyalangoda, Elagahawatte unprotected level crossing escaped death after he jump out of the ill-fated vehicle.

The train which started from Colombo to reach Aluthgama hit the lorry passing the level crossing around 9.05 p.m. on Thursday and dragged along for around 150 metres, Payagala Police said.

Police with public help cleared the lorry from the railway track.

Bars closed on Feb. 04

The Government has decided to close all taverns and liquor shops on Independence day on February 4 acting Commissioner General of Excise L.K.G. Gunawardane said.

Special officer to tackle dengue

A special Health Officer has been appointed by the Colombo Municipal Council's (CMC) Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Pradeep Kariyawasam to control the spread of dengue in the Colombo city, sources said.

Several measures have been taken by the CMC to control the spread of dengue including special fumigation programs and spraying.

Competent Authority H. Sumanapala has instructed Director (Engineering) to take stern action on unauthorised constructions and regularise the disposal of garbage throughout the city.

Death of student

The death occurred of student, Warunika Madushanie, 16, of Holy Family Convent, Kurunegala, daughter of S.A. Jagathsiri, Chief Accountant, Sri Lanka Press Council and Sandya Bandara, Staff Nurse, Alawwa Hospital.

Funeral will take place on Monday at 4.00 p.m. at Kiriwanapola Public Cemetery. Remains are lying at the residence at Maha Arachchimulla, Kiriwanapola.


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