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