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Patient needs ‘B’ positive kidney

Mrs. Fazloon Mohothar of No. 169, Delugala, Malwana is suffering from Endstage Kidney Failure. She has regular Haemodialysis for survival pending early kidney transplant surgery. Fazloon’s husband M.F. Mohothar appeals for the donation of a kidney by a person of ‘B’ Positive blood group.

Please call on 0777806094 or 0773823909.

Hooch dens busted, nine arrested

Nine suspects selling illicit liquor and drugs were produced in Court when several places selling hooch, cannabis and heroin were raided in the Southern Province.

Four places selling illicit liquor, four places selling cannabis and one place selling heroin were raided by Matara Excise Department officials on the direction of Southern Province Excise Commissioner B.A. Dayaratne. The raid was conducted in Matara, Athuraliya and Midigama areas, Matara Excise Inspector S. Dheeragunasekera said.

Officials seized 240,000 miligrams of cannabis, 60 miligrams of heroin, 11,300 mililitres of liquor, 680,000 mililitres of goda in 15 barrels and four copper coils used to brew illicit liquor with nine suspects.

Special leave during Ramazan

Labour Relations and Manpower Minister Athauda Seneviratne said it has been decided to grant the special leave facility offered to Muslim employees of the Government sector to pursue religious observances during the Ramazan period, to Muslim employees of the private sector as well.

Work shifts and special leave periods may be arranged to enable Muslim employees to perform their prayers and religious observances whenever possible, the Minister stated in a release.

He also requested to pay festival and salary advance 14 days before the Ramazan festival.

Project show

Scholars who have completed a course of multi disciplinary at the Visual Arts Faculty of the University of Visual and Performing Arts will present their final year project show at the Haywood Gallery of the Faculty of Visual Arts.

The exhibition will be held on August 24, 25 and 26. The opening ceremony will be on August 24 at 3 p.m. The project show will consist of various furniture designs, architectural designs, jewellery, 3Ds animation creations, textile and fashion designs and new game designs etc.

Power augmentation projects

Power augmentation projects are planned to be implemented at Pradeshiya Sabha division level in the Matara district, according to Kirinda Puhulwella Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sanath Hettiarachchi.

Ovitigamuwa, Galwalekanatha, Puhulwella Wickramanayake Mawatha, Heelakanda, Puhulwella, Akkara Panaha and Hettiyawala divisions in the Kirinda Puhulwella Pradeshiya Sabha area have been identified to launch the proposed power augmentation schemes. Constructions of mini power projects and extensions of existing power lines are also included in the project.

An allocation of Rs. 7 million has been set apart for the purpose by the Power and Energy Ministry.

The power supply improvement activities are initiated under the Gama Neguma national development program.

EP Tourism to be promoted

M.I. Farook Batticaloa district group corr

The Government has taken steps to promote tourism industry in the Eastern Province.

Under the program the high ranking officials of the Tourism Ministry visited the coastal areas in the Pottuvil electorate.

The tourism promotion and the investment committee also visited the areas led by Tourism Ministry Co-ordinating Secretary M. Ilyas.

The commitee visited the sea beaches such as Pasikkudah, Nilaveli, Arugambay, Panama and Uhanthai, attention was paid to the conditions of tourist hotels and reports in the Eastern region.

Decisions have also been taken to set up tourist hotels and resorts.

Diamond Jubilee

A special meeting for old boy Rev. Fathers and Brothers of Joseph Vaz College Wennappuwa will be held at 9 a.m. August 31 to discuss about the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the college which falls on October 13. For details contact: Fr. Sylvester Jayakody (Principal) 0777 238929, Fr. Priyanjeewa Gunaratne (Primary Principal) 0776937236.

Annual Perahera

The annual perahera of the Wadduwa Talpitiya Daladawatta temple will parade the street in Wadduwa Police area on August 22 (today).


An exhibition with a releasing of research Pamphlet on the Management of National Resources for sustainable development will be held at the Sabaragamuwa University Auditorium at 8.30 on August 29.

Sabaragamuwa Governor Janaka Priyantha Bandara will be the Chief Guest at the occasion.

Blood donation

A blood donation campaign for war heroes organised by the Wijethunga Foundation in Pilimatalawa, it will be held on August 23 at Pilimatalawa Wijethunga Foundation office.

Nikini Perahera

The Seruwila Mangala Raja Maha Vihara Nikini Perahera will commence on August 28 and the final Perahera will be on September 04.

Progress in SC tea factory

The South Co-op Tea Factory, Henegama in Akuressa managed by the Matara District Tea Producers' Co-operative Societies Union has shown a considerable progress during the last few years.

This factory established in 1998 is being developed by the union under the 5S method providing more facilities to green leaf suppliers and employees.

About 1600 tea smallholders are supplying green leaf to the factory at present and steps have been taken to manufacture quality tea paying good price for green leaf suppliers.

Tea smallholders are benefitted due to the paying of second payment of Rs. 1.50 per kilogram of leaf.

This program has been implemented since 2001.

Meanwhile the tea factory has launched a soft loan facility for the benefit of employees and leaf suppliers.

Large crowds at funeral

Emotions were high when large crowds gathered at the funerals of the two women whose bodies were found in a canal at Colombo 7. The two victims who were serving as domestic helpers in households Colombo were from Laxapana Group in Maskeliya.

Ceylon Workers' Alliance Vice President S. Kanapathiraj has made representations to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the Government for an impartial and unbiased inquiry into these two mysterious deaths in Colombo.

He has also alerted the plantation workers not to send their children out of their respective estates to Colombo or outstations.At present a large number of youth both males and females are being lured into outstations for domestic work by affluent brokers.


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