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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 Saturday evening.

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 hospitals.

The driver of the private bus has been taken into custody by the Ambalantota Police.


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 message.

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.”


Annual concert

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.


Teacher felicitation

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 substances.

“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.


Thiruppukal Parayanam

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.

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