Kotahena Police seized 278 live cartridges of various types concealed
inside PVC pipes and hidden between two walls in a common public toilet
in Vidyalaya Mawatha, Kotahena on Thursday afternoon, the Police said in
a release. No arrests have been made. Investigations are continuing.
Meanwhile, Peradeniya Police found a live grenade of foreign make
hidden in a steep incline at Sarasavigama road, Hindagala on Thursday
The Kalutara District Association of the Justices of the Peace has
launched a programme to hold seminars and lectures and set up a fund to
provide loans for their members.
A scholarship scheme will also be introduced. A book containing the
names of all Justices of the Peace and their functions will be released.
A membership drive has also been launched, association president H D
Applications for membership may be made with a self-addressed stamped
envelope to Secretary/Association of Justices of the Peace, 70/1,
Hathbodiya Mawatha, Minuwanpitiya, Panadura.
Exhibition and symposium
The Sri Lanka Commerce and Industry Chamber will conduct an
exhibition and symposium on Indian beauty culture and beauty culture
parlours in Renaissance Hotel in Mumbai, India. It is to be held from
January 31 to February 1, 2012.
Creating new bonds among those involved in beauty culture, presenting
awards and acquiring new knowledge, promoting their services and
equipment and giving an opportunity to present their new creations are
the main objectives of this two-day exhibition.
The symposium will focus on the current state of the Indian beauty
culture scene and problems and issues faced by the beauticians. An
awards ceremony too will be held.
All Sri Lankans interested in beauty can participate in this
exhibition and symposium. Those interested can contact 011-2304253-4 or
Tagore's dance-drama restaged
The Indian Cultural Centre is restaging Nobel laureate poet
Rabindranath Tagore's dance-drama Shaap Mochan at the Bishop's College
Auditorium, Colombo 3, on November 22 at 6.30pm, as a part of the
celebrations commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Tagore.
Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala de
Silva will be the Chief Guest.
The drama is restaged in various parts of Sri Lanka. The drama has
been choreographed by Ashimbandhu Bhattacharjee, a noted Kathak exponent
and Bimbavati Devi, a well-known Manipuri danseuse, retitling it as
Prabhu Amar Priyo Amar.
Rabindranath Tagore has a very special connection with Sri Lanka and
his three visits here in 1922, 1928 and 1934 left an abiding imprint in
For invitations for the performances contact the Indian Cultural
Centre, No.16/2, Gregory's Road, Colombo 7 or call 2684698 or email
A S H Chamika, 20, has been diagnosed with relapsing and dremitting
multiple sclerosis with minimal neurological deficits and will benefit
from P interferon therapy which is the only medication available in the
country to minimize further neurological deterioration.
The treatment is for a minimum of two years. The cost is
approximately Rs 3,000,000. NHSL Neurology Unit Resident Physician Dr
Arjuna Fernando requests people to assist this patient.
Contributions can be remitted to MCB Bank Ltd, Main Branch, Account
name: A Nimal and A H G Chamika, Account number: 001101007120 or Bank of
Ceylon Metropolitan Branch, Account name: A Nimal and A H G Chamica,
Account number: 701061872443235.
Corpse in lake
A body of a well built person was found floating in the Kandy lake
recently. Police fished out the body following public information.
According public information, his body and the face seemed to be
smashed. Police investigations have not ruled out foul play.
MP Joseph Michael Perera's aunt passes away
UNP Gampaha District Parliamentarian and former Speaker Joseph
Michael Perera's aunt Vinifreeda Perera passed away at the age of 90
years. She is also the mother of former Senior Assistant Secretary
(Media) to Fisheries Ministry Earnest Fernando.
The funeral will take place at the Roman Catholic cemetery in
Kanuwana, Ja-Ela on the 22nd of November at 3.30 pm.