Statue of St Anthony to be unveiled
A statue of St Anthony installed at Wattala Hendala junction opposite
the Wattala UC premises will be blessed and unveiled by Most Rev Malcolm
Cardinal Ranjith on July 7 at 6.30 pm. This statue, 25 feet in height is
considered the tallest St Anthony statue in the world.
The statue of St Anthony in Padua, Italy which is 20 feet in height
is considered the tallest such statue in the world so far.
The Colombo Branch of the past Students' Association of Karaveddy
Vigneswara College will hold a memorial oration on Prof. Karthigesu
Sivathamby by Prof. A. Marks from Chennai on July 8 at 5 p.m. at the
Sangarapillai Hall of the Colombo Thamil Sangam, Rudra Mawatha,
Wellawatte, Colombo 6.
Former Labour Tribunal president and Attorney-at-law V. Vimalarajah,
the author of the book 'Practical Guide to Labour Law' will preside.
Prof. Y. Karunadasa will deliver a public talk in English on 'How
best can we describe the Buddha Dhamma' at the meeting of the Servants
of the Buddha Society on July 7 at 4.30 pm at the Maithree Hall, Lauries
Road, Bambalapitiya. All are welcome.
New bus service
The Sri Lanka Central Transport Board commenced a bus service between
Nuwara Eliya and Jaffna daily at 4 pm.
The bus will leave Nuwara Eliya at 4 pm and pass through Ragalla,
Walapane, Athikariyagama and reach Kandy. It will leave Kandy and
through the A9 road will reach Jaffna bus stand the following morning.
This new service after 30 years will benefit the people in the hill
country to visit Jaffna.
The SLCTB has in addition commenced a day service to Colombo from
The bus will leave Point Pedro at 7 am and reach Ratmalana the
Youth labour force to be set up
The Agriculture Ministry has planned to establish a youth labour
force to develop the local fruit cultivation. The ministry aims to
recruit 1,600 youths for this purpose. Accordingly, five men will be
recruited from each divisional secretariat division in the Matale
A bus belonging to Mahajana College Tellippllai was attacked with
stones and the windscreen and side glass windows were broken.
The bus was parked in the courtyard of the college. Tellippllai
Police are investigating.
Student succumbs to dengue
A Colombo University student, Thavabalan Kiritharan, 22, succumbed to
dengue fever at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital recently. He was infected
while in Colombo. He was treated at Kalubowila and Jaffna Teaching
hospitals without avail.