Gihansa needs your help
Sahasmi Gunasinghe, 8, of 30/1, Sumangala Mawatha, Polgahawela, who was
suffering from a brain tumour relieved in an emergency surgery at the
Colombo Central Hospital on October 9.
Gihansa was recommended further treatment at the Apollo Hospital in
India and over Rs 1.25 million is expected to cost for the treatment.
She is now receiving treatment at the Apollo Hospital in Chennai. Her
father I.C. Gunasinghe says that payment has to be borne by the patient
for medicine and laboratory tests.
Gunasinghe says he is not in a position to raise funds to help save
his daughter. He requests the public to assist his daughters cause by
sending whatever possible to help expedite the treatment.
All contribution can be remitted to A/C Nos: 3936368 of Bank of
Ceylon, Polgahawela branch or A/C number 8141003330 of Commercial Bank,
SLMC Working Committee meeting
The Sri Lanka Muslim Congress Working Committee Meeting will be held
today at the New Town Hall, Colombo 7, coincid with the inaugural
session of the party’s silver jubilee celebrations.
The meeting will be presided by party’s chairman, Deputy Minister
Basheer Segu Dawood, while SLMC leader and Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem
will address the gathering.
Extra dollars land Nigerians in soup
A Nigerian couple was arrested at Bandaranaike International Airport
(BIA) by the Police Narcotics Bureau for failing to declare US $ 70,000
to the customs on Sunday. The Police kept a close surveillance on the
couple and seized Rs 7,840,000 acting on a tip-off that the couple was
Cigarettes imported sans customs duty
A person who had imported 2,400 cigarettes without paying customs
duty, was fined Rs 250,000 by Horana Magistrate Mahinda Ranasingha.
The suspect is a resident of Korala Ima, Moragahahena area.
Punished for assault
A suspect who had allegedly assaulted a person twice and another
suspect who had assaulted a person with a helmet and a stone were
arrested by Ingiriya police and produced before Horana Magistrate
Mahinda Ranasingha who released them on Rs. 10,000 bail and two personal
bonds worth Rs 50,000 each.
An accused in a criminal case pending before the Kesbewa Magistrate’s
Court escaped from the Court cell unnoticed by the prison officials
recently. Although the prison guards gave chase the accused disappeared.
Piliyandala Police are investigating.
Foreign employment racket unveiled
Panadura Magistrate R.S.A. Dissanayaka granted personal bail of Rs 5
million to K. Nishanthi Menika, an employee of the office of the
Assistant Commissioner of Labour in Panadura who was in remand in
connection with a foreign employment racket amounting to Rs 8.3 million.
She was produced before court on Wednesday. The suspect and the first
complainant had allegedly cheated 125 persons promising employment in
Korea and had allegedly accepted Rs 8.3 million from them. The case was
postponed to January 9, 2012.
Electricity pirates fined
Panadura Magistrate R.S.A. Dissanayaka imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on
each of the accused who pleaded guilty to the charge of pirating
In addition, the first accused was ordered to pay Rs 42,921.20 while
the second accused was ordered to pay Rs 500,910 to the Ceylon
Enshrinement of Sacred Relics
The ceremonial enshrinement of Sacred Relics in the newly built 21
cubit Chethiya at the Sri Sandarshanarama Maha Viharaya in Nagoda
Kalutara will take place at the auspicious time of 9.05 am on December
The new Chetiya was built under a programme conducted under the
patronage of Viharadhipathi Ven Dambuluwana Sumangala Deputy Chief
Sanghanayake Thera of Kalutara district under the auspices of Ports and
Highways Deputy Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardena who will be the chief
guest on the occasion.