Plastic recycling centre in Balangoda
The foundation stone was laid recently to construct a Polythene and
Plastic Recycling Centre in Balangoda under the national post consumer
plastic waste management project implemented by the Central
Environmental Authority (CEA). The centre is being established at a
solid waste management project ground at Bankiyawatte, Balangoda.
The estimated cost of the Centre is Rs six million. The CEA provides
financial and technical assistance and training for workers. The aim of
the project is to reproduce plastic as a material from collected waste
polythene and plastic and to sell recycled plastic to the private
Shankar’s Int’l Children’s contest
The Shankar’s International Children’s Competition 2012, in the
categories of writing, painting and drawing, is open to children all
over the world born on or after January 1, 1996. The competition was
started in 1949 by late Shri Shankar Pillai, a celebrated cartoonist and
recipient of several awards including Padma Shri and Padma Vibhushan.
The last date for receipt of entries in New Delhi for the Shankar’s
Competition is February 28, 2012. For rules and more details, please
call the Centre at telephone number 2684698.
For further details, please contact the Indian Cultural Centre on Tel
No. 2684698 or e-mail:
CEB recovers Rs 30.78m as fines
Ceylon Electricity Board officials have collected Rs 30.78 million by
way of fines in their raids in September.
The Power and Energy Ministry says this amount surpasses the income
earned by way of fines in July and August. About 338 cases of misuses of
electricity by tampering meters have been reported during September.
Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka has made arrangements
to nab power pirates in effective way to achieve the objective of making
the Electricity Board a profit making venture. Misuses of electricity
can be informed to the CEB over 0112422259.
Old building gutted
An old building which had maintained a printing press and several
other industries a few years back at Kadukanna in Telijjawila, Matara,
had been destroyed by a sudden fire which had occurred around 9 p.m on
Thursday, Akuressa police said. The cause of the sudden fire had not
been revealed. Akuressa police are investigating.
Puttalam gets Rs 440m
The Economic Development Ministry has set apart Rs 440 million for
development work in the Puttalam district under the Gama Neguma
programme this year. Rs 130 million has been allocated for water
projects and roads and electricity programmes, Rs 108 million for
sanitation work in government schools and Rs 86.4 million for maternity
clinics in the district.
New bus service
A new bus service from the Nuwara Eliya main bus stand to Shantipura,
Moon Plain, Kalukelle and Boralanda has been started by the Nuwara Eliya
SLTB depot recently.
Meanwhile, Electricity will be provided for
Malliappuwa-Nelugaha-Diyamilla villages in the Walapane divisional
secretariat division. The Government has allocated Rs 4.5 million for