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Awareness programme

An awareness programme on environment and technology for rice mill owners in the Anuradhapura district will be held at Anuradhapura Post Harvesting Technology Institute (PHTS) today.

The programme aims to minimize environmental hazards and increase technological know how among the rice mill owners.

Paddy Purchasing Board, Environmental Authority and Kurunegala Industrial Solution Pvt Ltd organize the event.

Buddhist panel discussion

The next Buddhist Panel discussion of the Colombo YMBA will be held on October 21 at 10.00 a.m. at its Borella building on "Has Buddhism the Answer for Suffering."

The Panelists are Retired Assistant Government Valuer and now Consultant Valuer and Abhidhamma Teacher Panduka Mahanama and Accountant and Abhidhamma Teacher Jaliya Ekanayake, with Rajah Kuruppu as moderator.

Flash floods submerge A'pura

Flash floods caused by torrential rains which lashed Anuradhapura on Saturday afternoon submerged several houses in the Police and Irrigation Housing schemes.

Some of the houses were under four feet of water which did not recede till Sunday.

The floods were caused since the drainage system including culverts had still not been completed due to the ongoing rehabilitation work of the new Kandy road, residents said.

Boy knocked down

A seven year old boy knocked down by a van in Chilaw down was admitted to the Chilaw Hospital and later transferred in a critical condition to Colombo National Hospital.

The child who was among a group of pilgrims on their way to Thalawila, had been crossing the road to get into the van with others during a stop over in Chilaw when the accident occurred.

The errant van driver and the vehicle are in Police custody. Chilaw Police are investigating.


With reference to the news item appearing in the Daily News on October 09, 2012 under the caption “Two Koreans killed” we have inadvertently mentioned that two Korean nationals, a man and a woman were killed when a group of tourists were struck by lightning.

It should have read “Two Korean volunteers of the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) died when they were struck by lightning while sightseeing at Lypton City, Dambetenna in Haputale on Saturday evening. “The oversight is regretted.

Training workshops

A series of training workshops jointly organised by the Anuradhapura Hospital Clinical Society, Rajarata University Medical Faculty and the Heart Specialists Association will be held at the Anuradhapaura Teaching Hospital Auditorium from October 16 to 18.





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