Facelift for palmyra cultivation
Palmyra cultivation will receive a facelift with the assistance of
experts from South India. Selected seeds will be grown in the nurseries
and in government lands. Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises
Development Minister Douglas Devananda will get the services of experts
from Madras, Kerala and Thiruvanthapuram Palmyra Development Board and
give training in Jaffna in Palmyra cultivation and development of
palmyra product industries.
Indian HC launches FB page
The Indian High Commission, Colombo has launched its Facebook page on
January 26. For updates and latest information about the Indian High
Commission in Colombo, please visit us at https://www.facebook.com/hcicolombo
. Please note that you do not require a Facebook account to view this
page. In case you do have a Facebook account, please “Like” the page to
get status updates.
Centenary celebrations and awards ceremony
The scout movement inaugurated in 1912 at the Christ Church Vidyalaya,
Matale completes 100 years in 2012.
The birthday of the Founder of the World Scout Movement, Lord Robert
Stevenson Baden Powell of Gillwell falls on February 22. Annual
centenary celebrations as well as his birthday celebrations and the
Award Presentation Ceremony for the senior citizens who rendered yeoman
service to the Sri Lankan Scout Movement would be celebrated under the
patronage of Prime Minister D. M. Jayaratne in Mihilaka Medura at the
The declaration of the Asia-Pacific Territory Scout Jamboree to be
held from April 1 to 6 would be made at this festival.
Conductor- driven bus brings death to devotee
A devotee who went to attend Lurth Matha festival at Mathagal on
February 18 was thrown to a distance by a fast driven private bus banged
against a light post, severely injuring the footboard traveller’s head.
He died on the spot. The bus was alleged to have been driven by the
conductor of the bus and he lost control of the vehicle.
The Police arrested the alleged driver of the bus. The deceased was
identified as Peter Boniface, 41, of Mathagal.
Found Toyota car key with remote control
A reader has informed that he has found a Toyota car key with a
remote control on the Kalubowila Hospital Road, in front of the
Government Flats (closed to Galle Road), Dehiwela, recently.
His contact number is 0776068597, Selvanayagam. He says the rightful
owner of the car keys should bring his car tax and insurance to enable
him to hand over the same to the correct person/owner.
Memorial servicefor Brother Dhinakaran
Brother D G S Dhinakaran entered into glory on February 20, 2008. On
the occasion of his 4th Memorial Day, a memorial service as a tribute to
the Apostle of Love will be held on Monday, February 20, 2012, at Christ
Church, Galle Face at 5 pm.
All are welcome.