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Apprehended

Deniyaya Police apprehended a UNP activist who allegedly attacked and damaged a house of UPFA supporter at Kiriweldola in Deniyaya. The suspect had broken into the house with another man and damaged the house, Police said. Deniyaya Police are investigating to arrest the other suspect who is missing.


Rs 700 million estimated:

New faculty building

The ceremony of laying the foundation stone for the clinical building of the Faculty of Medicine and Allied Sciences of Mihintale Rajarata University will be held today in the premises of Anuradhapura Teaching hospital.

University Grants Commission Chairman Professor Gamini Samaranayake, Rajarata University Vice Chancellor Professor K. A. Nandasena and Rajarata Medicine Faculty Dean Prof. Malani Udupihilla will participate in the ceremony as special guests.

A. G. Karunaratne the Registrar of the Rajarata University told the Daily News that the proposed building would cost the Government Rs. 700 million.


Baby's body found

The body of a two day old baby was found by police dumped behind the Thotalanga bus stop in Pagnananda Mawatha, Modera on Monday evening.

Acting on information, Modera police found the two day old baby's body packed in a polythene bag and left near the Oxygen Company in Pagnananda Mawatha, police spokesman SSP I.M. Karunaratna said.

"The Security Guards of the Oxygen Company had seen the baby's body and informed Modera police," he added.

However, he said no suspect was found. The post-mortem was conducted at the Colombo National Hospital.

Modera police are investigating.


Gang fires at bus killing woman

A woman was killed when a gang opened fire at private bus around 12.30 p.m yesterday by unidentified suspects in Thalunna area, Hungama, Netolpitiya, police spokesman SSP I.M. Karunaratna said.

He said the private bus plying from Tangalle to Tissamaharama was followed by men on a motorcycle who fired at the bus.

“Two men in the motorcycle fired at the bus. A woman injured in the shooting was admitted to Matara hospital. She succumbed to her injuries,” he added. The victim was identified as K. Kusumawathy 58, a resident of Imbaduyaya, Vithurandeniya.

He said the suspects fled from the area. The motive behind the killing was not known. Hungama police are investigating.


Lecture on Psychological Guide

Dr. Daya Rohana Athukorala will deliver a special lecture in Sinhala, on Psychological Guide for Personal and Professional Success’ under the auspices of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL) today at 5.15 p.m at the IESL’s Wimalasurendra Auditorium, 120/15, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7. All are welcome.


Thelijjawila Central College PPA meets

The annual get-together of Thelijjawila Central College Past Pupils Association, Colombo Branch will be held at Hotel Paradise, 67 Gangaboda Road Deltara, Piliyandala tomorrow at 9.30 a.m.

Contact: Siriwardena 071-4452494, Seneviratne 071-8018651 and Piyatunga 071-8425448 for details.


Three-wheel drivers fined

Four three-wheel drivers who violated the road rules, were convicted for the offences, were fined Rs. 12,000 by Dambulla Magistrate/district judge Maheshika Dhanansuriya. They were residents in Wilgamuwa and Galewela areas. The Galewela and Wilgamuwa police led the evidence.

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