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Ayurveda Week from August 1 to 7

A National Ayurvedic Week has been declared from August 1 to 7 with the aim of revitalizing the Indigenous Medicine System.

Popularizing indigenous medical methods among the public, creating public opinion and reawakening of the medical process are the objectives of declaring an Ayurvedic Week, Indigenous Medicine Minister Piyasena Gamage said during a meeting at the BMICH on July 27. The Minister said a wide range of programs are to be conducted during the week beginning with the planting of herbal medicinal saplings by President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential House premises in Kandy tomorrow at 9.00 a.m.

Minister Gamage requested the public to plant a herbal medicinal sapling to mark the occasion.


Exhibition at BMICH

The Vidulka Energy Week, the first ever National Energy Exhibition in the country will be held from August 3 to August 8 at the BMICH.

The event will be inaugurated on August 3 by President Mahinda Rajapaksa on the invitation of Power and Energy Minister Champika Ranawaka. Vidulka is organized by the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) in collaboration with the Power and Energy Ministry with the financial assistance of private companies which engage in power sector development.


Illegal slaughter house raided

The Walana Police Anti Vice Squad has raided an illegal slaughter house Monday at Samagi Mawatha, Welisara, Mahabaga and arrested five suspects with 41 cattle.

Police Spokesman SP Prishantha Jayakody said Police seized 1,105 kgs of beef not passed by the Public Health Inspector and arrested the suspects. Among the 41 cattle there were 33 buffaloes and another eight oxen.

He said Police seized a lorry that was used to transport cattle, two forged rubber seals and two forged books of receipts used by Public Health Inspectors.

The suspects and the productions have been handed over to Kandana Police for further investigations.


Have you seen him?

Yasaratne Bandara Rambukwella, holder of NIC 641481351V, a resident of Naravila, Koswatta, is missing since March 4, 2005. He was earlier attached to the Sri Lanka Army Commando Regiment and later was a security officer at the Plantation Industries Ministry, Vauxhal Street, Colombo 2. The CID seeks public assistance to trace his whereabouts. Information can be conveyed to the CID on 0112 424 176, 0112 320 141-44 or 0112 380 380.


Leukaemia patient seeks help

Fathima Rikasa, a leukaemia patient, is urgently in need of surgical intervention followed by blood transfusion.

She has been recommended treatment in India. Rikasa's father, S A Gafoor is unable to foot the bill and requests public help. Gafoor resides at 66/F, St Joseph Street, Colombo 14. Contributions can be remitted to Account Number 8570008679 at Commercial Bank.


AGM

The annual general meeting of the Junior Old Boys' Association of Sri Dhammaloka Junior School, Kelaniya will be held tomorrow at 8.30 a.m. at the school main hall.


Dengue eradication in Mulleriyawa

A dengue eradication program will be held at Mulleriyawa North 501 grama niladhari division tomorrow from 9 a.m. It is organized by Selalihini Mawatha Welfare and Death Donation Society, Society Secretary Nimanthi Ranasinghe said.

O.I.C. Mulleriyawa Police Station Roshan Kariyawasam Grama Niladhari of the area and residents will participate.


Nalanda Ranaviru Upahara Ulela

The Ranaviru Upahara Ulela annually organized by Nalanda Junior Old Boys Association will be held on August 2 at 3.30 p.m. opposite the Nalanda College war heroes memorial statue.

Ranaviru Flag Week has also been organized to coincide with the event. The first flag will be offered to President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is also an old Nalandian, at Temple Trees on the same day at 10 a.m.


TV interview with Murali tomorrow

An interview with Muttiah Muralitharan, who retired from Test cricket, will be simulcast on Rupavahini, Channel Eye and NTV tomorrow at 9.45 pm. The interview will be conducted in all three languages. Viewers will get an opportunity to ask questions from Muralitharan.


Miyasi Nimthera

Miyasi Nimthea 2010 organized by the 18th Batch of Students of the Sri Jayawardenepura medical faculty will be held at the Navarangahala, Royal College today.

Victor Ratnayake, T M Jayaratne, Deepika Priyadarshani Peiris and Somathilaka Jayamaha will take part in the event. This is a fund raising event for the annual social services project Diriya Aruna which is in its 12th successful year under the patronage of the Medical Faculty Student Union.


Hotel owner learns lesson

A fine of Rs 10,000 with a six months imprisonment suspended for five years was imposed on a Hotel owner at Kehelwatta for running a hotel under unhygienic conditions by Panadura Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake.

Public Health Inspector Kehelwatta prosecuted.


Zahira Principal retires

T.K. Azoor, Principal Zahira College, Colombo will retire with effect from August 6.

A roving third row forward during his heyday, he represented his alma mater, Royal College for the Bradby Shield in 1972 under the captaincy of the late Gamma Gunasekera.

Becoming the Principal of Zahira in July 2007, he served as a Vice-President of the Sri Lanka Schools' Rugby Football Association from 2008 to date. In 2009 he was the Deputy President of the Western Province Schools' Rugby Football Association as well.

While Zahira continued to maintain its supremacy in schools' football, during his tenure, Zahira became league champions of Group C in 2008 and were promoted to Group B of Division I of the U-20 Schools Rugby League Tournament in 2009. Zahira became champions in Division II cricket in 2008 and were promoted to Group D in Division I of the Sri Lanka Schools' Cricket Association Under 19 Cricket Tournament.


Dr Sumathipala at Int'l Congress

Institute for Research and Development (IRD) Director and Kings College London Senior Lecturer Dr Athula Sumathipala will deliver the keynote address at the 11th International Congress on behavioural Medicine to be held from August 4 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington USA. The title of his talk will be Medically Unexplained Symptoms. Dr Sumathipala is recognized as a world authority in this field and has conducted research on this subject for the last 20 years.


Prof Dr Rohini Fernandopulle hands over Medicines Issued to Public Sector 2002-2006 and Sri Lanka Drug Index 2009-2010 to Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena. Health Ministry Secretary Dr Ravindra Ruberu and National Drug, Authority Director Dr. Hemantha Beneragama look on.

 

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