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President Mahinda Rajapaksa waving at the crowds on his arrival at the UPFA conference in Naula, Matale. Picture by Kamal Jayamanna


The International Women’s Day commemoration program was held under the patronage of Constructions, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa on Tuesday at the Kirulapura Community Hall at Kirulapone. Here, Minister Wimal Weerawansa inspecting some of the items on display at an exhibition organized by the Kirulapura residents. Picture by Nissanka Wijeratne


Stolen goods found

Two men suspected of stealing jewellery and cash valued at Rs 100,000 and Rs 10,150 were arrested by Bulathsinhala police Tuesday. Police recovered the stolen goods and the money. The suspects were due to be produced before the Matugama Magistrate.

Bulathsinhala police are investigating.


World Kidney day

A renal diseases screening clinic will be held free at the Western Infirmary Hospital, Borella today from 9 am to 4 pm to mark World Kidney Day which falls on March 10.

Health Services Director General Dr Ajith Mendis will open the clinic. Colombo University lecturer in Medicine Dr Eranga Wijewickrama will deliver a lecture on 'Protect your Kidneys, save your heart.'


Lecture

Professor H D Gunawardhana, who has been appointed as Senior Professor of Chemistry at the College of Chemical Sciences of the Institute of Chemistry will deliver the fourth Inaugural professional lecture on the topic "Chemistry for Sustainable Utilization of Material Resources of Sri Lanka" at 4 pm on Monday, March 14 at Adamantane House, 341/22, Kotte Road, Welikada, Rajagiriya. The lecture is open to the public.


Chamathkara

The Mind-Body Stress Reduction Program initiated by Vishva Niketan Peace Centre will present 'Chamathkara' - A Spiritual Therapy Symphony - 'Chamathkara' is a fusion of spirituality and therapy which includes Music Therapy, Food Therapy and Hatha Yoga Therapy.

The maiden 'Chamathkara' - Spiritual Therapy Symphony program will be launched on Sunday, March 13, 2011 from 3 pm to 6 pm at the Vishva Samadhi Conference Hall, Moratuwa.


AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya (AAUP) is to be held on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 9.30 am at the Arts Theatre, Faculty of Arts, University of Peradeniya.

Inland revenue commissioner General MKMS Kandegedara will grace the occasion as the Chief Guest, and University of Peradeniya Vice-Chancellor Prof SBS Abayakoon as the Guest of Honour.

The AGM will be followed by a lunch and fellowship at the Vice-chancellor's residence for AAUP members and other alumni of the University of Peradeniya. For details contact aaupslk@gmail.com or 0779406168 before March 21,2011.


Raids fetch Rs 9.3 m

W C B Fernando- Puttalam group corr

The excise department in their raids in the Northwestern region detected unlawful activities and after Legal Action, Rs 9.3 million was fined.

The department unit, acting on the Mathata Thitha concept made 901 raids in 2010, of which 146 cases were large scale violations of the excise laws. The 146 cases were raids on illicit liquor.


Woman knocked down

A woman who was walking along the Ampara-Kalmunai road was knocked down by a vehicle at Sainthamaruthu, injuring her seriously.

She was rushed to the Sainthamaruthu district hospital and transferred to the Ampara hospital. The victim was identified as M A Fathima Ummah, a resident of the same area.


Magistrate orders arrest of suspects

Anuradhapura Chief Magistrate Additional District Judge Dharshika Wimalasiri yesterday ordered the Police to arrest the suspects involved in the shooting of Jaffna district Parliament Member S Sridharan's vehicle.

Sridharan's vehicle came under attack by unidentified gunmen at Ulukkulama recently.

The Anuradhapura headquarters Police CID in a B report pleaded the Court to order permission to consult the Government analyst to determine whether there had been a grenade attack.


Please help him

A M S Jayalal Peiris, resident of No 167/1, Thimbirigaskatuwe has been recommended a kidney transplant operation.

The operation and subsequent medical treatments will cost over Rs 400,000. He requests philanthropists to assist him with contributions as he is unemployed and unable to foot the bill.

Any contribution can be made to the account No 0130325311171016 Seylan Bank, Negombo branch. Information - 0773533053.

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