Captain dies of heart attack
The body of a captain of a Saudi Arabian ship, who died in the seas
nine nautical miles from Galle, was brought to the Karapitiya Hospital
for the post - mortem. The victime was identified as Jose Gabana, 53, a
National Fertilizer Week
Ceremonies to mark the National Fertilizer Week will be held
countrywide from October 20-24. The national ceremony to mark Fertilizer
Week will be held at Salgado Grounds, Anuradhapura on October 20 at 9.30
am presided by Agriculture Services and Wildlife Acting Minister S M
Special awareness programmes on fertilizer application will be held
during the week at all 558 Agrarian Services Centres countrywide in
addition to other programmes.
Agricultural Insurance Scheme for farmers
The Agrarian Services Department on the instructions of President
Mahinda Rajapaksa and Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa will
formulate plans to enrol all farmers in the country in the Agricultural
Insurance Scheme, from the Maha season this year, said Agricultural
Services and Wildlife Acting Minister SM Chandrasena.
“Farmers can join this scheme by paying a premium of Rs. 500 per
season,This scheme would enable farmers to pay compensation payments for
cultivation losses caused by natural calamities,” he said.
Ananda Viru Harasara
An ‘Ananda Viru Harasara’ ceremony to felicitate Old Anandian War
Heroes attached to the Tri Forces, Police and Civil Services Department
organized by the Ananda College OBA will be held at the Ananda College
premises on October 18 at 7am.
Air Vice Marshal Kishan Yahampath will be the Chief Guest.