Two killed in road mishap
A 72-year old woman and a 11-year old boy were killed when the van
they were travelling in collided with a private bus at Mirijjawila on
The bus was travelling from Matara to Moneragala. Six others were
injured, two of them critically in the mishap. The deceased are Bentara
Vithanage Ranjani (72) and Hapugodage Nalin Kumara (11).
The injured were being treated at Hambantota and Karapitiya
The driver of the private bus has been taken into custody by the
Former DIG Siriwardena passes away
Former Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Mithra Siriwardena
passed away. He was 72.
Mithra Siriwardena received his primary and secondary education at
Nalanda Vidyalaya where he excelled in academic studies and sports.
He was a first division cricketer of Nalanda Vidyalaya cricket
team.Siriwardene joined the Police Department in 1958. He was appointed
as the Deputy DIG Eastern Province and retired from the service in 1999.
His funeral will be held at Borella Kanatte on October 26 at 3pm.
Fowzie condoles on death of Saudi Prince
“It is with deep sorrow that we learned of the demise of the Crown
Prince Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
stated A.H.M. Fowzie, Senior Minister for Urban Affairs in a condolence
The message further stated that the dedication and contribution of
the Crown Prince to the cause of Islam had been immeasurable. May Allah
grant him the felicity of the Paradise.”
The Kingston College International (Mutwal Branch) will hold its
annual concert at Navalar Mandapam, Modera, Colombo 15 on November 3,
2011, presided over by Dr. T. Kumaraverl, Chairman of the college.
Science College, Mount Lavinia will conduct a teacher felicitation
ceremony at the College Hall at 10 am today. Ministers Bandula
Gunawardena, Patali Champika Ranawaka, Dehiwela-Mt Lavinia Mayor
Dhanasiri Amaratunga, Deputy Mayor Kesaralal Gunasekera and Science
College Principal D B Peramuna will grace the occasion.
Beauty parlours to come under scrutiny
All beauty parlours and cosmetic medical centres countrywide will be
checked within the next month to detect unregistered and expired
cosmetics, cosmetic devices and items, Health Ministry spokesman W M D
Wanninayake told the Daily News yesterday.
Investigations have shown that around 10,000 cosmetic, devices and
items are being sold throughout the country, but only 3,800 of them are
registered with the Cosmetics, Devices and Drug Authority (CDDA).
“The CDDA only gives approval to cosmetic items after ensuring that
they do not contain harmful chemicals to the human body. It is the
institution that evaluates the safety and quality of the cosmetic
products,” Wanninayake said.
“However, certain groups and individuals bring in low quality
cosmetics, devices and related items to the country from abroad without
adhering to the guidelines laid down by the CDDA, he said. “The flying
squad will also ascertain whether proper standards are maintained and
will check the date of expiry of facial products that are being used by
beauty parlours, as outdated products could pose a health hazard.
“A large number of young females who have barely two to three months
experience in beauty culture, run beauty salons at their residences
without realizing the gravity of using unregistered and harmful cosmetic
“The raids will begin by the end of this week and will be carried out
throughout next month. This is being done to provide standardized
cosmetic products to the public” he said.
More than 1,800 people will recite ‘Thiruppukal Parayanam’ and lord
Muruga’s devotional songs at Nallur Kandaswamy temple in Jaffna on
October 28, 2011 commencing at 3.00 p.m.
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Guruji, founder of the ‘Art of Living’ has
appointed Dr. T. Kumaraverl as Secretary General and Trustee of the Art
of Living Foundation of Sri Lanka to co-ordinate and conduct the above
programme of historical nature.