An educational seminar organised by the Navayugaya monthly
journal of Lake House was held at the Suriyawewa National
School, Hambantota recently. Left: Lake House Director
Editorial Seelaratne Senarath lighting the oil lamp to
inaugurate the seminar. Right: Parliamentarian Namal
Rajapaksa who was the chief guest distributing copies of the
Navayugaya among the participants. Navayugaya Editor Indika
Kudahetty was also present. Pictures by S. Surendra
Suspects arrested in Kandy Central Market robbery
Two suspects who had broken into 10 trade stalls in the Kandy Central
Market and robbed mobile phones and other items and cash amounting to
several lakhs of rupees were arrested by the Central Province Police
Intelligence and Information Unit along with 20 mobile phones in their
possession yesterday. The suspects are residents of Bogambara, Kandy.
Police investigations are continuing.
Porn dealers arrested
Owners of two video parlours who had DVDs and CDs containing
pornographic material were arrested by Anuradhapura police during a raid
conducted in Pubudupura and Vijayapura on Wednesday afternoon.
The raid was conducted by a team led by Chief Inspector Prabath
Gallage under the direction of ASP Raja Wickramanayake and OIC Gamini
Jayasena. Investigations are continuing.
Amadahara from May 17 to 19
The Amadahara Sadaham Vesak event organized annually by Lake House in
view of the 2600th Sri Sambuddhathava Jayanthi will be held from May 17
to 19 opposite Lake House.
Dharmasala, Dhamma school in Panadura
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa will lay the foundation stone for the
proposed new Dharmasala and Dhamma School building for Sri Punyodayarama
Viharaya at Wanduramulle, Panadura on May 6 at 10.02 am.
Sri Lanka Ramanna Nikaya Anunayaka and Panadura Gorakapola Vidyaraja
Pirivena Chief Incumbent Ven Doranegoda Indrasena Nayake Thera will
chair the ceremony. Buddhist and Religious Affairs Deputy Minister M K D
S Gunawardena will also participate.
Pinkama for Sambuddhatva Jayanthi
A special pinkama to mark the 2600th Sri Sambuddhatva Jayanthi will
be held at the Nawinna Raja Maha Viharaya on May 7.
The programme will include meditation, Dhammadesana and Buddhist
discussions and will be held under the patronage of Viharadhipathi Ven
Paradande Indaratana, Chief Sanghanayake Thera of Moneragala district.
The dhammadesana scheduled at 8.30 am, 1 pm and 3.30 pm will be
delivered by Ven Pathegama Sumanaratana Thera and Ven Wathurugama
Asoke Mendis will conduct the Buddhist talk and discussion at 10.30
Buddha Mandira opening
The new Buddha Mandira built at the premises Kesbewa Provincial
Secretarial Office premises will be opened under the patronage of Labour
Minister Gamini Lokuge on May 6 at 9.56 am.
This event will be held along with the 2600th Sambuddhathva Jayanthi.
Colombo District Secretary S Hapuarachci and Kesbewa Provincial
Secretary A L Kaluarachchi will participate.
Ketchimala feast an Saturday
Bukhary Muslim Grand Feast - 2011 Ketchimala Dharga Shareef -
Beruwela will be held on May 7 after Isha prayers.
The grand feast will be held on May 8 at 9.30 am. The Thamam
programme from 9.30 am to 10.30 am will be broadcast live on the SLBC -
Holy Cross College OBU AGM
The annual general meeting of Holy Cross College, Kalutara Old Boys
Union Colombo Branch will be held on May 7 at 6.30 pm at Sapphire Hotel,
Bar Assn meeting
The House at the meeting of the Bar Council on April 30 unanimously
resolved that the meeting be adjourned for May 7 to discuss further the
Controversial Darusman Report.
The adjourned meeting will be held on May 7 at 10.30 am at the Bar
Association Auditorium of Sri Lanka, 153, Mihindu Mawatha, Colombo 12.
Passing out parade
The passing out parade of a batch of youth who had successfully
completed a leadership and personality development course conducted by
the National Youth Brigade will be held at the Getambe Playground, Kandy
today at 8 am.
Awareness on drug addiction
A series of programmes have been planned to promote the health
conditions in the North Central Province and to rehabilitate drug
All Advanced Level schoolchildren will be provided awareness of the
consequences of drug addiction, in addition to conducting residential
workshops to drug addicts by health committees throughout the province.
These details were disclosed at a discussion held on May 03 between
North Central Province Health and Social Services Minister Peshala
Jayaratne and state officials in the province. Thirty more seminars will
be held in the future.
Woman dies of stab injuries
A woman from Pahalawatta road, Galnewa who received stab injuries
during a family dispute at Galnewa, succumbed to her injuries after
being transferred to the Anuradhapura teaching hospital from Galnewa
hospital on Sunday. Her husband who also received stab injuries during a
scuffle with a brother-in-law is receiving treatment at the hospital.
Post-offices lacking services
Residents at Makola, Kiribathgoda, Kelaniya and Kadawata face
difficulties due to the non-availability of e-mail and photocopy
services in the respective post offices. Though the responsible
authorities have long been informed no action has been taken so far.
Journalists and government servants are the most inconvenienced.
A bio-gas production unit will be set up at Kelaniya PS area to
recycle bio-degradable refuse collected from the area daily.
This is proposed by the office of the Gampaha District Secretariat
Director of Planning with the co-ordination of the Kelaniya Divisional
Secretariat and Pradeshiya Sabha.
Mosquito war in Sainthamaruthu
The Sainthamaruthu Divisional Secretariat in the Ampara district has
requested household and hotel owners to eliminate mosquito breeding
places in their areas.
D S Sainthamaruthu A L M Saleem and health officers found mosquito
breeding grounds during inspections.
Saleem said legal action will be taken against hotel and household
owners who do not destroy mosquito breeding sites.
Oral Health Bureau to be opened
The Oral Health Bureau Sri Lanka (OHBSL) in Maharagama will be
commissioned by Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena on May 10 at 10
a.m. Awards and certificate presentation for 67 dental therapists will
also take place.
Sacred relics exhibition
The Hunumulla, Sapugahathammita Sri Bodhiyanganarama Temple has
organized a Sacred Relics exhibition and several other religious
programes to commemorate the 2600th Sambuddhathva Jayanthi.
The exhibition will be held at the temple on May 14, 15 and 16 from
4.00pm to 10.00pm.
Dhamma desana, bodhi pooja and 73 gnana dhassana pooja are also
organized during these three days from 4.00pm.
Japanís Parliamentary Foreign Affairs Vice Minister Makiko
Kikuta called on External Affairs Minister Professor G.L.
Peiris on Thursday. Japanís Ambassador to Sri Lanka Kunio
Takahashi also participated.