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The Indian doctors who had served at the Indian run field hospital for the benefit of the thousands of IDPs at Menik Farm left for India after a six month operation in Sri Lanka. The Indian Government apart from the 115 beds field hospital also donated medical supplies worth Rs. 125 million to Sri Lanka since January 2009. Their commitment and dedication to serve the displaced civilians was appreciated by Sri Lanka yesterday at a function held at the Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo prior to their departure from Colombo. Healthcare and Nutrition Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva awarded certificates appreciating their yeoman service. Indian High Commissioner Alok Prasad handed over another consignment of medical supplies to Sri Lanka at this function. Here, Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva with the Indian medical team. Picture by Sudath Nishantha



Explosives haul in bus

A parcel containing 428 grammes of C4 explosives was found under a seat of a private bus parked at the Kandy Goods Shed Bus Stand by Kandy Police on Tuesday.

The bus had arrived from Vavuniya and the bus crew had detected the unattended parcel while cleaning the bus and alerted the Police. Police investigating the incident have taken in the driver and conductor for questioning.

Real life drama

A popular teledrama actor resident in Kandy was arrested by the Kandy Police Crime Unit for allegedly causing damage to a car parked on George E. De Silva Mawatha Kandy. He was produced before Kandy Chief Magistrate Sumudu Premachandra and remanded till today.

Police said investigations revealed that a personal rivalry had led to the alleged incident. The damage caused to the car is estimated at Rs. 80,000.

Top business delegation to lobby for GSP+ facility

A high powered business delegation will visit the European Union to discuss the issue of GSP+ facility and to lobby for it, said the Vice President of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and the Immediate Past President of the Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nawaz Rajabdeen. The Western world should support the Government’s effort and should think positively, he said.

The GSP+ facility would be beneficial for the country at a time when the world economy is going through a financial crunch, he said.

Nayake Thera visits Israel

Ven. Dr. Kanumuldeniye
Sri Dharmashoka Nayake Thera

Ven. Dr. Kanumuldeniye Sri Dharmashoka Nayake Thera, director of the International Vihara Foundation and the abbot of the Nava Polonnaru Gal Viharaya, Dehiwala, left for Israel on September 3 on a cultural and missionary tour.

He is due to participate in series of International Buddhist activities in Tel Aviv and other parts of the country. He will visit Jordan also. Ven. Dehideniye Ratanasara Nayake Thera of the Malwathu Maha Viharaya, Kandy and Ven. Pallegama Ayupala Thera, abbot of Dharmasramaya, Rajagiriya will join with Ven. Dharmashoka on this tour.


Students gift vehicle to school

The Secretary of the School Development Society T.G. Ajith Kumar hands over the key and the documents of the vehicle to the Principal of the school M.L.D. Adikaram. The prefects who conducted the project are also seen in the picture. Picture by Wehelle Piyathilake

The students of Vidyakara Navodya Girls School, Maharagama recently presented a Toyota High Roof van worth to Rs. 3.3m to their mother school.

Under the guidance of Principal M.L.D. Adikaram and the School Development Society pupils collected this money by means of various projects launched by them, such as flag selling trade fairs, peace walks, Music and dancing tamashas.


The annual seminar on 'Maths for G.C.E. (O/L) 2009' will be held on Monday, September 21 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kelanitissa Maha Vidyalaya, Gonawala.

The workshop has been organised by Viharadhipathi, Sri Wardhanaramaya, Gonawala Ven. Navinne Sugunadhamma Thera and sponsored by New Royal Group and the Lions Club of Kelaniya.

Stage play

Jayasekara Aponso's drama 'Kira' will be staged at the Gampaha Bandaranaike Vidyalaya Hall on Sunday, September 13 at 3.30 and 6.30 p.m. under a program organised by the Gampaha 'Gaveshi Friendship Forum' in aid of needy school children in the area.


A get-together of the Gampaha Bandaranaike Vidyalaya Past Pupils Associations "91 Api" Group will be held at the Gampaha Bandawatta 'Nitas' reception hall on September 12 at 7 p.m. Members are requested to contact Thushantha on 0777-624215, Dhananjaya on 071-2229300 or Wasnatha on 0777318152 for further details.

Book launch

The launch of the book titled the 'Most Admired World Leaders' authored by Milinda Moragoda will be held on September 12 at 5.00 p.m. at Colombo Tamil Sangam, Wellawatte, Colombo 06. Editor attached to the foreign news section of the Associated Newspapers T. Senthilvelavar has compiled this book in Tamil.

President of the Colombo Tamil Sangam Prof. Saba Jayarajah will Preside.

She needs help

Fifty two year old Mrs. Nurintha Ahar of No. 60/1 Ganga Sirigama, Atabage, Gampola is diagnosed with cancer which has to be treated with a Radiotherapy operation, according to Consultant Oncologist of the Teaching Hospital Cancer Institute at Maharagama Dr. Mahendra Perera. The treatment would cost around Rs. 250,000. Those willing to help her financially can make their contributions to A/C No. 0250/31305897/101 of Seylan Bank, Gampola Branch.



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