Ven. Ramachandran Iyer Veerapandiyaniyar has been appointed as the
Co-ordinator for Hindu Religious Affairs at the Presidential Secretariat
with immediate effect.
The Sangamankanda Special Task Force Unit conducted a clearing
operation at Kanchikudiaru jungle area in Thirukkovil police division on
Monday and recovered several explosive items including 17 landmines, 15
anti-personnel mines, one set of jungle uniforms and three land bombs
believed to be from the LTTE's Vagei Base.
Meanwhile Tangalle Division Special Investigation Unit conducted
another operaion in Middeniya police area and arrested a suspect and
recovered a revolver with four live bullets of 9mm size. This police
unit also received vital information on various robberies, attempted
murders and thefts of gold chains from the suspect.
Hospital to be named
As a tribute to former Provincial Councillor late Soma Kumari
Tennakoon for her services to the people of the Nikaweratiya electorate,
the North Western Provincial Council has decided to name Nikaweratiya
District Hospital as 'Soma Kumari Tennakoon Memorial Hospital.'
Please help him
B. L. Chaminda (28) of Jayawickrama Mawatha, Udukawa, Denipitiya,
Matara is suffering from end stage kidney failure. Consultant
Nephrologist Dr. A. L. M. Nazar has recommended a kidney transplant to
save his life. Although the surgery is to be done free of charge he has
to bear the cost of anti-rejection therapy, custodial solution and
investigations amounting to Rs. 400,000.
Chaminda says he is unable to foot this bill due to his present
financial plight. He requests philanthropists and the public to assist
his cause by sending whatever financial contributions possible to help
expedite his surgery.
All contributions should be sent to Account No. 032-2-001-00010564
opened in the name of his wife Dayani Rajapaksa at the People's Bank,
Uyanwatta Matara branch.
He also requests a kind donor willing to donate a O Positive or
Negative kidney, to contact him on the above address or on mobile
She needs your help
Liyanage Swarnaseeli (54) of 203/22, Layards Brodeway, Dehiwala is
suffering from end stage kidney failure. Consultant Nephrologist Dr.
Anura Hewageegana has recommended a kidney transplant to save her life.
Although the surgery is to be done at the National Hospital free of
charge. She needs about Rs. 400,000 to meet the cost of anti rejection
therapy, custodial solution and investigations.
Swarnaseeli says she is unable to foot this bill due to her present
She requests philanthropists and the public to assist her cause by
sending whatever financial contributions possible to help meet this
All contributions should be remitted to Account Number
126-2-001-9-3468808 at the People's Bank Grandpass Branch.
Myanmar President here today
The Head of State of Myanmar Senior General Than Shwe and Madam Than
Shwe will be in Sri Lanka from November 12-15, 2009 on a State visit.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa made a State visit to Myanmar at the
invitation of the Myanmar Head of State in June this year.
This was to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations
between the two countries.
The Myanmar Head of State is visiting Sri Lanka after a lapse of 43
years since 1963, when Myanmar Prime Minister Unu visited Sri Lanka.
ITN, Lakhanda English Services
The Independent Television Network and Lakhanda Radio will start
their English Services today.
ITN is the first TV station of the country and Lakhanda Radio station
was started a few years back and the two new services are being started
to fulfill a long felt need, ITN and Lakhanda Radio Chairman Anura
Rare Python found at Pothgul reserve
A group of environmentalists from the National Movement for the
Protection of Natural Resources have caught two pythons from the Pothgul
reserve in Ratnapura.
One python which is 12 ft long and three ft in girth is said to
belong to a rare species called Python Molaras.
Bahais celebrate founder's birthday
Members of the Baha'i Faith in Sri Lanka and world over celebrate the
192nd birth anniversary of the Founder of the Baha'i Faith, His Holiness
During this month, the Baha'i Community of Sri Lanka will hold
special prayer meetings, to invoke blessings for the country's
prosperity and well-being of entire humanity.
Diriya daru pranama
Diriya Daru Pranama, the prize giving ceremony for Health Department
Co-operative Thrift & Credit Society Ltd. (Boat House) membership
holders' children in Northern and eastern provinces who passed the grade
five scholarship examination will be held at Batticaloa Hospital
auditorium on November 14 from 9.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m.
Eastern Provincial Council Chief Minister Sivaneshathurai
Chandrakanthan will be the Chief Guest.
SLFP Muslim unit launch
The Sri Lankan Freedom Party has organised a Muslim Unit under the
instructions of SLFP General Secretary and Minister Maithripala Sirisena.
Colombo District SLFP organizer Fawzan Anver has send a letter of
request to each electorate organizers to nominate two persons under 35
and above 35 for the Muslim Unit. Fawzan said they hope to launch this
program on November 14.
Carey College Old Boys' Union Annual get-together and principal's
farewell ceremony will be held at Global Tower, Rooftop, Marine Drive,
Wellawatte, Colombo 06 on December 5 from 7.00 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.
Rhythm of Maroons
'Rhythm of the Maroons', a musical show organised by the Colombo
Ananda College Music Circle for the 4th consecutive year will be held at
the school's Kularatne hall tomorrow (November 13) at 4.30 p.m.
The Annual Requiem Mass for departed members of the Colombo Chetty
Community, relatives and friends will be held on November 14 at 4.00
p.m. at the Chappel of Demazenod House, Farm Road, Mattakkuliya.
A special Vo-Tech Industrial exhibition and Trade Fair organised by
the Orugodawatte Motor Engineering Training Institute affiliated to the
National Apprenticeship and Industrial Training Authority will be opened
by Vocational and Technical Training Minister Piyasena Gamage at the
Institute premises at 5.30 pm today November 12.
The exhibition and fair will continue daily from 8.30 am to 11 p.m.
till November 15.
The National Centre for Advanced Studies in Humanities and Social
Sciences (NCAS) has organized a Guest Lecture by Chairman of the Ceylon
Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Anura Ekanayake to be held on Thursday,
November 19 from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at its premises, 6A, Sukhastan
Gardens, Ward Place, Colombo 7.
This is part of the NCAS Guest Lecture Series for 2009.
Kelaniya University lectures begin Monday
Lectures for all students of the Faculties of Social Science,
Science, Commerce, Management and Arts of the University of Kelaniya for
the year 2008/2009 will commence on November 16, Monday 2009. Students
with hostel facilities are notified to report to their respective
hostels on November 15, 2009 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Chief Sanghanayake Thera passes away
The Ven. Bekkegama Soratha Chief Sanghanayake thera of the Kotte Sri
Kalyani Samagri Dharma Maha Sangha Sabha and Viharadhipathi, Siri
Siddhattaramaya, Walana, Panadura and Sri Subhadraramaya, Kuruppumulla
has passed away.
Cremation will take place at the Panadura Urban Council grounds on
Sunday November 15.
Doctor among suspects held for sale of new born
Matale Police yesterday arrested three suspects including a doctor
and the mother of the infant in connection with the alleged sale of a
day-old infant for Rs. 25,000.
The child was born at the Matale Base Hospital on Sunday. Police said
a woman aged 24 from Pitakandawatte, Matale had given birth to her third
child and allegedly sold the child to a person from Akurana area.
Investigations are continuing.
Illicit liquor seized in raid
Panadura Walana Anti-vice Squad raided an area at Yoda Mawatha,
Siddamulla, Piliyandala and arrested one suspect and recovered 101,250
ml. litres of illicit liquor, 2,247,750 ml. litres of goda, 12 goda
barrels, one gas stove with rubber hose and two gas cylinders.