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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.