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Retired teacher clubbed to death

A 68-year-old retired schoolteacher was allegedly clubbed to death by a neigbour over a land dispute.

Kalyani Padma Sirinimal, a mother of three of Hunupitiya was clubbed to death by the neighbour over an argument in connection with a land dispute.

The suspect is evading arrest. Investigations are continuing.

Raids on unhygienic restaurants

Officers of the MOH Office, Kelaniya led by MOH Kelaniya Dr Wasantha Rajapaksa and PHIs raided several hotels in Kiribathgoda town and took action against several restaurant owners.

Two restaurant owners were charged for having a stock of food items without brand name and labels and another two were charged for having a stock outdated frozen food items Another 10 hotel owners were issued warning letters for having unclean kitchens.

‘Blue’ photos on mobile: man fined

Mahara Kadawata Acting Magistrate Bernie Alwis imposed a Rs 2,000 fine on an accused from Kelaniya who pleaded guilty to the charge of having nude photographs in his mobile phone.

The acting magistrate also ordered the Police to delete these nude photographs and release the mobile phone to the accused.

Kelaniya Police prosecuted.

Death fall from bridge

A 41-year-old man from Hunupitiya, Wattala who fell from a temporarily built bridge at Gamunu Mawatha, Hunupitiya, Wattala drowned when he fell into the river.

The victim was identified as Hettiarchchige Jayantha.

Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha sources said Rs 2 million has been allocated to construct a new bridge and tenders have been called to construct the new bridge.

Kiribathgoda Police said another person drowned after falling from the bridge last week.

Bakthi Gee in Tamil by Jaffna students

The students of Nandarama Tamil Buddhist Dhamma School, Jaffna presenting a Vesak Bakthi Gee recital in Jaffna.

The students of Nandarama Tamil Buddhist Dhamma School, Jaffna presented a Vesak Bakthi Gee recital at the Yapa Patunai Daham Amavai, the three day grand Vesak Festival held in the area around the Jaffna Public Library.

The Tamil Buddhist students sang Vesak Bakthi Gee in Sinhala and Tamil at the Yapa Patunai Daham Amavai from May 24 to 26, organised for the third consecutive year. Tamil Buddhist Association and Nandarama Tamil Buddhist Dhamma School President Ravi Kumar said students who presented the Vesak Bakthi Gee recital were awarded with gifts by Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Mahinda Hathurusinghe.

He said the students were invited by two television channels to perform their skills after the recital of the Bakthi Gee at Yapa Patunai Daham Amawai.

He said the Daham School was established recently.

Lankan Embassy in Israel celebrates Vesak

Bakthi Gee at the Sri Lankan Embassy in Israel

Vesak was celebrated on a large scale at the premises of the Sri Lankan Embassy in Israel with Nepali Ambassador Prahlad Kumar Prasai as the Chief Guest with the participation of Sri Lankans and the Israeli community.

Following religious observances, a pirith chanting session to invoke blessings on Sri Lanka and President Mahinda Rajapaksa took place.

A Nepali Buddhist monk also chanted pirith to invoke blessings.

Bakthi Gee was sung by an eight member choir comprising Sri Lankans. The devotional songs were enjoyed by all.

Ambassador Sarath Wijesinghe in his address said Vesak was the most important event in the Buddhist calendar stating that the Buddha's teachings are as relevant today as it were many centuries ago.

The ambassador stressed on the virtues of following the Sigalavada Sutta, which is the layperson's code of discipline, stating that this enables one to lead a successful and disciplined life.

The event concluded with refreshments being served to all.

Two dansel were also held.

New JPs

S Nimal Dharmasiri of Pannipitiya took oaths as an all island Justice of the Peace recently.

A diploma holder in electronics and telecommunication from the Moratuwa University, Dharmasiri is a full time member of the Incorporated Engineering Institute, Sri Lanka Engineering Association and Sri Lanka Professional Institute.

He is also the secretary of the Pannipitiya Ranmaldeniya Sri Viayanandarama Viharaya Development Society and Ranmaldeniya Janatha Mawatha Social Welfare Society.



S Sriyani Jayanthi of Kadawatha, attached to a state corporation took oaths as an all island Justice of the Peace recently.

She is a diploma holder of the University of Moratuwa.



Mohamed Hanoor Mohamed Khilry of Colombo 14 took oaths before Supernumerary and Additional Judge of Colombo R A. D. G. C. Ranawake as an all island Justice of the Peace recently.

He is an old boy of Hamza Muslim Maha Vidyalaya and was the Secretary of the Old Boys Association and the School Development Society of the school.

He is a well-known and dedicated social service worker.

Khilry is the son of Late Mohamed Hanoor and Binthy Dawood Umma.


Van runs over man on zebra crossing

A person was killed and another seriously injured at the yellow crossing near Mulliyavallai Vidyananda school by a van on June 1 at 7 pm. The body of the person was dragged to a distance of about ten feet.

The occupants in the van had run away fearing reprisals from the public. The person killed was identified as Sri Kanna (20) of Batticaloa and injured as Asoka Kuddy (30) of Mullivallai. Mulliyavallai Police are investigating.

Pandemonium at PS

Pandemonium reigned at Valigamam South West Pradeshiya Sabha for 45 minutes culminating in a member of the Council taking a bottle of water to throw at chairman A Jeyanesan.

A member of the ruling party presented a report to the chairman for approval of the Council. The chairman refused to consider the report alleging that it contained a lot of half truths and lies. He said the report could be placed for consideration only after the half truths and lies are expunged.




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