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Supreme Court Judge Justice Shirani Thillakawardene was sworn in as the Acting Chief Justice before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga was also present on the occasion. Picture by Sudath Silva

Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake being anointed oil at Kandy Dalada Maligawa Natha Devalaya.

Oil anointing on an elephant. Pictures by Gamini Ranasinghe

The Automobile Association of Ceylon (AAC) headquarter building new southern wing extension was opened by Civil Aviation Minister Piyankara Jayaratne recently. Here, Civil Aviation Minister Piyankara Jayaratne, Culture and the Arts Minister T.B. Ekanayake, AAC President Dhammika Attygalle and Secretary D. Hettiarachchi at the opening ceremony.

The passing out parade of the annual battalion assessment camp of 07 and 14 battalions of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) was held at the NCC parade grounds Rantambe under the patronage of NCC Director Major General Gamini Jayasundara on the direction of Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa. Nittambuwa Sangabodhi Vidyalaya won the champions’ trophy of the seventh battalion while Naththandiya Dhammissara Central College bagged the champions’ trophy of the 14th battalion. Here Major General Jayasundara inspecting the parade.

The foundation stone was laid for the Pradeshiya Sabha administrative complex at Sammanthurai in the Ampara district by Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister A. L. M. Athaullah recently. Here, Chief Guest Minister Athaullah and other guests escorted to the location. Eastern Province Chief Minister Najeeb Abdul Majeed, Eastern Provincial Council Member M. L. A. Ameer, Regional Assistant Commissioner of Local Government, Ampara A. J. M. Irzad and Sammanthurai Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman A. M. M. Nowshad are present. Picture by I. L. M. Rizan, Addalaichenai Central Correspondent

The Education Ministry conducted a ‘Health Quiz Competition’ where five students in the Kalmunai Educational Zone won several prizes. The winning students were from Carmel Fatima College, Kalmunai; Sanmuga M.Vidyalaya, Karatheevu; Ramakrishna Mission Girls High School, Karatheevu; Mahmood Ladies College, Kalmunai and Al Mazhar Ladies High School, Nintavur. The prize awarding ceremony was held with the participation of Education Minister Bandula Gunawardena. Here the students with the minister and other officials. Pictures by I L M Rizan, Addalaichenai central correspondent

Implements for milk producers of Irakkamam DS Division were donated by Eastern Province Health Services, Cooperative, Information Technology and Sports Minister M I M Mansoor recently. Here, Mansoor hands over the implements to a beneficiary. Eastern Province Agriculture, Animal Production and Health, Rural Industries, Fisheries and Tourism Minister Hafeez Naseer Ahamed and Irakkamam Divisional Secretary M M Naseer were also present. Picture by I L M Rizan, Addalaichenai central correspondent

Let us build our motherland’ was the theme of a youth convention organised by the Organisation for Muslim Students Education and Development (OMSED) at a ceremony at the Postal Department Headquarters recently. Here, OMSED Vice President Manoos Aboobucker addressing the gathering. Pictures by I L M Rizan, Addalaichenai central correspondent

A meeting regarding the Kalmunai Municipality development was held at Municipal Council, Kalmunai recently. It was presided over by Digamadulla District Parliamentarian and Kalmunai Development Committee President H.M.M.Harees. Eastern Province Chief Minister Najeeb Abdul Majeed, Eastern Provincial Council Member A.M.Jameel, Kalmunai Municipal Mayor Dr Siraz Meerasahib and members were also present. Picture by I L M. Rizan, Addalaichenai central correspondent

People from the outstations returned to the city after the Avurudu holidays. Passengers are seen trying to board an already crowded train at Panadura railway station. Picture by Wimal Karunathilleke


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