Henry Jayasena's funeral tomorrow
funeral of veteran actor and dramatist Henry Jayasena will be held at
the Borella cemetery tomorrow (November 14) at 4 p.m.
His remains are lying at No. 140/50, Kalapura Templers Road, Mount
Lavinia. After the Pansakula funeral rites at 1.30 p.m. tomorrow the
cortege will leave for Borella Kanatta at 3 p.m. passing through
Kalapura, Bellanthara junction, Kohuwala Nugegoda junction, Kirullapone,
and Baseline road, said Somaratne Dissanayake on behalf of the funeral
Henry Jayasena's demise irreparable loss
Late Henry Jayasena was a veteran dramatist, actor, literary
personality and critic and his demise is an irreparable loss to the arts
sector in particular and the country in general said Urban Development
and Sacred Area Development Minister Dinesh Gunawardena in a condolence
message issued yesterday.
Educated at Nalanda College Colombo he entered the drama scene by
producing the Manamalayo drama while serving as a teacher. Thereafter he
endowed Sri Lanka with a long series of quality dramas and stage plays.
He could be considered as the last link in the chain of veterans in the
field such as Prof. Sarachchandra, Dayananda Gunawardena, Gunasena
Galappaththy, and Sugathapala de Silva.
Articles on drama he wrote to English newspapers were most rich and
I proudly recall that I have been fortunate to associate with him
very closely. May he attain Nibbana.
Murder accused gets 13 yrs RI
Kandy High Court Judge Preethi Padman Surasena imposed a sentence of
13 years Rigorous Imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 10,000 on a person who
pleaded guilty to the charge of causing the death of another person at
The accused in the case was identified as Ellawala Gedara Nimal
Somaratne (37) and his victim was Athukoralage Don Pushpakumara
Ranathunge of Galewela.
Bus veers off killing one
A resident of Ellenela Balangoda who was admitted to the Ratnapura
hospital following injuries sustained in a bus accident succumbed to
injuries. He was seriously injured when a private bus plying on the
Badulla main road veered off the road and crashed into his house.
Balangoda Police is conducting investigations.
Scholarships grant for Year Five schols:
Applications close on November 16
Applications to grant scholarships and assign schools to the
successful candidates of the Grade Five scholarship examination will
close on November 16.
School principals have received these applications, they should
submit them for Zonal Education Directors for the latter to send them to
the Education Ministry before November 16.
Ministry grants scholarship assistance to 15,000 successful Grade
Five students annually and there are nearly 80,000 such students
pursuing their education in Government schools. The Government spends a
massive Rs. 40 million every year towards these scholarship grants.
Academic units in universities
The Higher Education Ministry yesterday decided to set up academic
units in seven universities.
According to Higher Education Minister Prof. Viswa Warnapala, the
Ministry will set up a law academic unit in the Arts Faculty of the
Peradeniya University while Economy and Statistics Academic Unit will be
set up at the Sabaragamuwa University.
Sri Jayawardenapura University and Ruhana University will get a
Political Science Academic unit and a Marketing Academic unit.
Three more academic units will also be set up at the Ruhuna and
Jaffna Universities and the Law Faculty of the Colombo University, the
An exhibition and contest titled 'The Power of Peace' will be held at
Kingston College International (Mutwal Branch) on November 14 (Saturday)
at 10 a.m.
Education Minister Susil Premajayantha will preside-over a function
to grant appointment letters to 2206 teachers who have been promoted to
Class III of Principals Service to be held at 2.30 p.m. today at D.S.
The 121st anniversary prize-giving of Christ Church Girls College,
Baddegama will be held at the schools 'Martha Karunarathna Auditorium'
on November 16 at 2.30 p.m.
Investment Promotion, Enterprise Development, Media and Information
Minister Anura Priyadharshana Yapa will be the chief guest.
The monthly General Meeting of the Old Girls Association of Vihara
Maha Devi Balika Vidyalaya, Kiribathgoda will be held on November 15
(Sunday) at 2.30 p.m. at the college main hall.
Trishaw knocks down girl
A 12-year-old girl died and her mother and brother hospitalized after
they were knocked down by a trishaw in Delthara, Piliyandala on
Wednesday night. The woman and her two children were walking along the
road at around 8.00 pm when they were knocked down by a threewheeler.
"N. Madushani died in the accident," police said.
Indian overstayer nabbed
An Indian national who had overstayed his visa for four years was
arrested by the Daulugala Police at Muruthagahamula Daulugala on
Wednesday along with an accomplice.
The suspect who had arrived here four years ago on a three month visa
had obtained a forged NIC.
The annual get-together organized by the Old Pupils' Association of
the Poramadulla Central College at Rikillagaskada, will be held at the
Hotel Tourmaline, Kandy on November 17 at 5 p.m.
There was unusual activity yesterday
opposite Pettah markets after the Government slashed import
taxes on many consumer items with a large number of lorries
unloading consignments of b’onions dhal, rice etc opposite
Pettah wholesale outlets. Picture by Sudath Nishantha
Principal arrested for abuse
A school principal was arrested by officers of the Balangoda Police
Women's Bureau for allegedly sexually abusing two school girls. He was
produced before Balangoda Magistrate Namal Bandara Balalla and remanded
till November 24.
General Sarath Fonseka has handed over a letter addressed to
President Mahinda Rajapaksa requesting for his retirement from the post
of Chief of Defence Staff from December 1, 2009, Media Centre for
National Security Director General Lakshman Hulugalle said in a release
Bodhi Pooja for fallen heroes
A Bodhi Pooja will be held at Gangarama Temple today at 6.00 p.m. to
convey merits on fallen heroes of the Sir John Kotelawala Defence