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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.