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New building for Kelaniya

The Higher Education Ministry has taken action to construct a six storeyed building complex for the Kelaniya University with a floor area of 6,000 sqm amounting to a total estimated cost of Rs. 400 million, on self finance basis.

Vice Chancellor of the Kelaniya University Prof. Sarath Amunugama said the Kelaniya University is one of the biggest universities in Sri Lanka in terms of student population.This step is a major improvement to further increase of student intake and introduce new degree courses and provide quality of education.


Career guidance fair

A joint career guidance project organized by the Kelaniya University and Lions Club of Kelaniya will be held at 8.30 a.m on September 26, 2009 at the Convocation Hall of the University.


Schols for undergrads

Marking its fourth year the Tharunyata Hetak Organisation which stands for a better future for the younger generation, handed over 15 scholarships to 15 youth following university degrees in medicine and engineering in Russia.

This is the first time Tharunyata Hetak Organization has offered foreign scholarships in line with the Adyapana Sathkarya (Educational Assistance) for youths.

Under this assistance, nine students were granted scholarships to follow degrees in medicine while six students were granted scholarships to follow degrees in engineering by the Vice President of Tharunyata Hetak Organisation, Yoshita Rajapaksa.

Tharunyata Hetak has been offering scholarships to Year Five and Ordinary Level students for sometime. But this is the first time it is offering foreign scholarships. Tharunyata Hetak is looking forward to the development of the country by offering scholarships.


Man on way to Bank waylaid

A man on his way to the Bank to deposit money was waylaid and Rs. 770,000 stolen after he was stabbed and threatened with a fake pistol. This incident took place near Galaha Junction, Peradeniya yesterday.

The man was on his way to a bank to deposit the money when two unidentified gunmen on a motorbike had threatened the man and stolen the money.


Driver dies in train-truck collision

A truck driver died on the spot after a train collided with the truck yesterday morning at the Welegoda crossing. The cleaner of the truck who was injured was admitted to the Matara General Hospital. The victim is Wattege Piyasena, 37, a father of two.


Praise for postal service

Prime Minister Ratnasiri Wickramanayaka in a message to mark World Post Day states: “on this day that celebrates one of the most important services to the society, I would like to convey my warm wishes for the 135th World Post Day.

This valuable service which has a very long history, is now able to provide a priceless service to the society through the use of modern technology.

“The importance of the postal service in the rural areas which still do not have the benefit of modern communication cannot be measured. “The postal service has the ability to shrink the world and bring everyone together. This service fulfills the needs of society and helps in bringing foreign investment to the country”.


AGM

The 7th Annual General Meeting and Get-together of the Irrigation Department Ex-Officers Association will be held on September 27 at the “Randiya Hotel”, Koralawella, Moratuwa, commencing at 10 a.m.


Lecture

The Sri Lanka Historical Association has organized a lecture in memory of late Professor Tennakoon Vimalananda, an eminent historian and scholar of Sri Lanka. The lecture would be delivered by former Director General of the Department of National Archives Dr. K. D. G. Wimalaratna at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 27 at the Conference Hall of the Royal Asiatic Society of Sri Lanka, Mahaweli Centre, 96, Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 7.


Kingswood Founder’s Day Service

The Kingswood Union Colombo Branch will commemorate its founder Louis Edmund Blaze with the Founder’s Day Service on Saturday, September 26 at 5.30 p.m. at the Methodist Church, Kollupitiya.


Book launch

A research book titled “Internationalization of Sri Lankan Entrepreneurship: A Study of Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs in Japan” written by Prof. H.D. Karunaratne, Department of Business Economics, Faculty of Management and Finance, University of Colombo will be launched at the Faculty of Graduate Studies, University of Colombo on September 25 at 5.15 p.m.


Get-together

A get-together organised by the Bandaranayake MMV Veyangoda Old Boys Association (A/L 85) will be held on Sunday September 27 at 11 a.m. at ‘Senuri’ reception hall, Negombo Road, Divulapitiya. For further details Contact - 071-4414970, 071-3538588, 077-3224626.

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