Ahadiya school certificate exam
The Ahadiya School Certificate Examination (final) 2008 (2009) will
be held on May 23 and 24 in 72 exam centres.
This exam will be conducted in all three languages. Around 8,250
candidates are expected to sit this year. Admission cards have been
dispatched to school heads. Contact 2785230 for details.
Hindu religious teachers’ exam
The Hindu Religious Teachers (Araneri) Examination 2007/2008 (2009)
will be held on May 23, 24 and 30 at 36 exam centres.
This exam will be conducted in Tamil medium. Around 2,200 candidates
will sit for the exam.
Admission cards have been dispatched to school heads. Contact 2785230
Opening of electricity scheme
The Udugama-Buluwana rural electricity scheme in the Ratnapura
electorate, built at a cost of Rs. 7 million under an ADB aid scheme
will be commissioned by Power and Energy Minister W.D.J. Seneviratne at
a ceremony at Godakawela on May 24 at 3 pm. This will benefit 150
families resident in Godakawela, a Power and Energy Ministry press
Rinzie Randeniya will deliver a public Buddhist talk in English on
‘Concept and Reality’ at a meeting of the Servants of the Buddha Society
on May 23 at 4.30 pm at Maitri Hall, Lauries Road, Bambalapitiya.
Prayers for the country
Special prayers for the President, the Armed Forces and the country
organised by the Borella Ahadiyyah School will be held on May 24 at 8.45
a.m. at the Borella Ahadiyyah Secretariat, Park Avenue, Colombo 8.
Principal Shibly Hashim will preside.
Colombo District Sri Lanka Freedom Party Organiser M. Fawzan Anver
has organised special prayers for the Armed Forces on May 24 at 10.00
a.m. at the Dewatagaha Jumma Mosque, Colombo.
Matara fetes war heroes
The Matara district Rohana Uththama Upahara, a ceremony to honour war
heroes will be held on May 24 at the Sanath Jayasuriya grounds, Matara.
The ceremonial procession will commence from Nupe junction at 8.30 a.m.
and proceed upto the Ranaviru Memorial at Beach Road, Matara.
After placing floral tributes, it will reach Sanath Jayasuriya
grounds for the celebration. Refreshments will be provided by Sri Lanka
Telecom and Mobitel.
Support President's initiatives - Athaullah
President Mahinda Rajapaksa agreed to make necessary amendments in
the local authority Bill to benefit the minorities. The President is
protecting the rights of the minorities, said Minister of Water Supply
and Drainage A.L.M. Athaullah.
He was speaking at a public meeting in Palamunai presided by S.M.M.
Haneefa, Principal of Minhaj Maha Vidyalaya.
Athaullah said, people irrespective of caste, race and religion must
support the President's initiatives to develop the country and find
peaceful solution to the long lasting issues of the Tamil speaking
ACMA lauds President
Dr. M. Fazli Nizar as President of the ACMA congratulates President
Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, Defence Secretary and Army
Commander General Sarath Fonseka for having annihilated the LTTE and
terrorism in this country. M. Fazli Nizar President of the All Ceylon
Moors Association founded 95 years ago congratulates the President in
this historic victory.
The Sri Lankan Moors would continue to support the government to
Thousands of people in Matara town and its suburbs celebrated victory
over the LTTE by parading the streets and lighting crackers.
They carried flags, banners and shouted slogans praising President
Mahinda Rajapaksa, Gotabaya Rajapaksa and the Armed Forces. In several
places women were beating raban and partaking kiribath.
Program a success
Hela Weda Punarada, a special program to revive indigenous medicine
on a concept of Minister of Indigenous Medicine Tissa Karalliyadda in
prevention of diseases is a great success in the Talawa area, said
Health Promotion Officer of Talawa Athula Keerthi Dissanayake. The
community will be made aware of the preventive measures to be taken
Dengue awareness program
The Dengue Prevention Unit of Narammala in collaboration with the
Narammala Public Health Office has started a dengue prevention campaign
in the Alawwa, Narammala and Dambadeniya areas.
Several programs to educate the general public, schoolchildren, State
and private sector officials about dengue prevention have been
North Western Provincial Health Department information reveals that
dengue is raising its ugly head again in Kurunegala district.
Sour grapes for Norwegian NGO
The Sri Lankan National Flag seems to be anathema to Ranveig Tveitnef,
the head of Fourit Sri Lanka, a Norwegian NGO headquartered at Dickmans
Road, Colombo. On seeing the Sri Lanka flag hoisted at her office on
Friday to celebrate the victory of Sri Lankan Forces victory over
terrorism she had allegedly ordered her staff to remove the flag
forthwith and hand it over to the security office there.
Landslide victims funeral today
The funerals of the six persons who died in Tudsday’s landslide in
Norton Bridge will be held at Kiriwaneliya today.
The dead are R.A. Jayatillake Bandara (33), Thushani Udayanthi
Rajapaksha (31) Sanjani Nimani Jayathilleke (7) and Nimali Jayathilleke
(2) all members of the same family, and Samantha Bandara Rajapaksa (32)
and Sanjeewa Rukmal Fernando (31).
Kulasiri Rajapaksha’s funeral tomorrow
The funeral of Kulasiri Rajapaksha, a former joint editor of Dinamina
will be held at the General Cemetery, Kanatta, tomorrow at 3.30 p.m.
Cortege leaves residence F 21, Government Flats, St. Anthony’s Road,
Kollupitiya at 2.30 p.m.