CTB harnesses raids
The Ceylon Transport Board has earned Rs.1,925,918 in the form of
fines by raids by the flying squad of the CTB.
The flying squad also detected misconducts and malpractices of bus
conductors, a spokesman for the flying squad said.
Research conference on Muslim affairs
The Abdul Azeez Foundation will hold a conference on the Theme
‘Rethinking Education and Employment of Muslims: Issues, Strategies and
Solutions’on June 10 and 11, 2013.
For details regarding submission of Abstracts/Papers, Researchers
(Academics and Professionals), Community Development Specialists, and
Experts should contact the President of the Foundation on email:
Electric fence needed soon
The people of the Mahaweli villages of Kajuwaththa, Kekuluvela and
Maldeniya in the Dimbulagala Divisional Secretariat areas urge the
Wildlife Conservation Department to build the proposed electric fence
from Kandegama to Welikanda soon.
They said elephants are straying into their crop fields and gardens
threatening their lives.
Toddy tapper falls from tree
A toddy tapper fell from a kithul palm. M Jayasundara, 55, of
Gongolla off Meegahakivula, fell from a kithul palm while he was
processing a kithul blossom to tap toddy.
He was admitted to Meegahakivula hospital and transferred to Badulla
A school boy of Sivananda Vidyalaya, Kallady drowned in the sea when
a group of six students went for a swim at Kallady beach. Jeyanathan
Dineshkanth, 16, went to save one of his classmates who got into
difficulty in the sea. He could not make it to the shore after saving
the friend because of high waves on Monday.
People yet to get kerosene allotment
One thousand five hundred families in Ambalantota and
Angunakolapelessa Divisional Secretariat areas cannot obtain kerosene
oil although the government has issued a quota of Rs.1,000 worth of
kerosene per month for the lower income group families. A spokesman for
the MPCS said the MPCS has not received money for the issue of kerosene.
Kerosene oil is assumed to be provided for these people from the Hungama
Regional workshop on NORM
A regional workshop on Occupational Radiation Protection in the
Mining and processing of Ores will be held at the Hotel Galadari from
February 5 to 8. It is organised by the International Atomic Energy
Agency (IAEA) in cooperation with the government through the Atomic
Energy Authority (AEA).
The workshop is held to provide guidance on issues relevant to
radiation protection of workers and the public involved in mining,
processing and disposal of raw material containing Naturally Occurring
Radioactive Material (NORM) and to enhance the participant’s awareness
about the protection and safety requirements of the International Basic
Safety Standards (BSS) in occupational exposure with particular focus on
mining and processing of ores.
The workshop also aims to share the experiences and best practices in
the mining sector in enhancing radiation protection of workers and also
to provide guidance on the application of graded system of regulatory
control in the mining and processing of material containing NORM. The
workshop will consist of a series of lectures, information exchange
among participants, group discussions, demonstrations and technical
Participants from countries in the Asia Pacific region such as India,
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jordan etc are expected
to attend the workshop.
Blood donation campaign
A blood donation campaign organised by the Chartered Accountants
Student’s Society will be held today from 8.30 am to 3 pm at the
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka, Malalasekera Mawatha,
Torrington, Colombo 7. This is the second blood donation campaign
organised by the society. Contact 0718042453 or 0785158612 for details.
A seela bhavana organised by the Ingiriya Divisional Elders’
Committee will be held today from 6 am to 7am at the Kelaniya Viharaya.
The General Meeting of the Past Pupils Association of Hamza Muslim MV
will be held on February 3 at 9.30 am at the school.