Development committee inaugurated
A development committee has been inaugurated under the patronage of
Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Minister Douglas
Devananda at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital.
The committee consists of 16 persons headed by former Jaffna
University Vice Chancellor Prof Pon Balasunderampillai, Vice President
of the Committee is Attorney-at-law Rangan and the Secretary is Ira
The committee will assist in solving the problems faced at the
hospital and function as a supervisory and counselling committee.
Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee celebrated
The Sacerdotal Golden Jubilee of the Founder of Thiru Marai Kala
Mantram in Jaffna Rev Fr Maria Xavier was celebrated at St Mary's
Church, Jaffna. The diplomatic representative of the Pope, Papal Nuncio
Bishop Joseph Spritari conducted the High Mass.
The foundation stone for the building to exhibit arts and drawings
was laid at No. 15 Rekha Road by the former Archbishop of Colombo and
Chancellor Colombo University Rt Rev Mgr Oswald Gomis.
A book launching ceremony took place under the patronage of Bishop of
Jaffna Rt Rev Dr Thomas Saundranayagam in the evening at the cultural
centre of the Kalamantram to commemorate jubilee event.
A contemporary of the jubilarian Bishop Kingsley Swamipillai and the
priest in charge of Madhu Matha Church Rev Fr Xavier Croos were
felicitated by the Jaffna Bishop, Bishop of Mannar Rt Rev Rayappu
Joseph, Rt Rev Oswald Gomis, the Chief Incumbent of Nallur Atheenam Sri
La Sri Somasunthera Pramachariyar Ven Dharmakeerthi Thera and Dr. Jinnah
A cultural programme by the artistes of Kalamantram also took place
to mark the occasion.
Cyclist succumbs to injuries
A female cyclist of Punalaikadduvan who was knocked down by a van
succumbed to her injuries at the Jaffna Teaching Hospital. She was
identified as Krishnanshanthy (30) of Punnalaikadduvan North. The driver
of the van is absconding.
Injured student dies
Thirteen year old student Antony Johnson (13) of Kachcheri Road
Chavakachcheri who was admitted to Jaffna Teaching Hospital with fatal
injuries after been knocked down by a speeding van succumbed to his
Beach volleyball for North
For the first time a beach Volleyball playing field has been
inaugurated in the Northern Province where males and females could take
This innovation has been introduced by Northern Province Sports
Association Director S Annathurai and Mullaithivu Sports Officer
The Volleyball teams in Jaffna, Vavuniya, Mannar and Kilinochchi are
expected to participate in this novel exercise. Though Beach Volleyball
has not been introduced in the North, volleyball players from the North
had taken part in a tournament at Hambantota and exhibited their mettle.
It is to make use of potentials of Northern volleyball players that
the beach volleyball competition has been introduced.