Special seminar on crime
The Government Information Department and Media Centre for National
Security have jointly organised a special seminar on crime, abuses and
National Security on July 23 at 9.30 am at the Government Information
Department Auditorium. The main lecture will be conducted by Defence
Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa.
The main objective of organising the seminar is to make the public
aware about present crimes and abuses.
Look out for Ramazan moon
The moonsighting conference will be held today after Magrib under the
auspices of the Colombo Grand Mosque, the Colombo Grand Mosque said in a
The release also requested Muslims to look out for the new moon from
6.30pm and inform on 0115234044, 0112432110 or 0777366099 with reliable
evidence and witness if the new moon is sighted.
former ANCL employee’s sister dies
Fawzul Aman (Zahira) Sister of ex-ANCL employee M.H.A. Hanifa passed
Janaza will take place today at 9.00 a.m at Kuppiyawatte Muslim
Burial Grounds, Colombo 9. Remains are lying at No. 46, Dr. E.A. Cooray
Mawatha, Wellawatte, Colombo 06.
(Janaza prayers will take place 10.00 a.m at Nawala Jumma Mosque,
Lionel Kuruppu dies
Lionel Kuruppu (all-island JP) of Samudrarama Road, Wadduwa, retired
Director of Education, a social and religious worker and philanthropist
in the area died following a brief illness.
He leaves his wife Nanda Kuruppu (retired school teacher), son
Kaushalya Kuruppu (Chief Engineer, Water Resources Board), daughter
Thanujie Kuruppu Wijenayake (Hatton National Bank, Bandaragama),
daughter-in-law Manjula Kuruppu (Visakha Vidyalaya) and son-in-law
Buddhi Wijenayake (Aitken Spence).
Cremation at Wadduwa Public Cemetery on Saturday July 21 at 5 pm.
Ramazan dates exempted from Customs duties
President Mahinda Rajapaksa granted approval to exempt dates imported
for the Ramazan season from Customs duties, the Finance and Planning
Ministry said in a release yesterday.
Five hundred metric tons of dates imported to be distributed among
among Muslims during the Ramazan season are to be exempted from Customs
duties as a result, the release said.
A get-together of the 1992 batch of Gampaha Bandaranaike College will
be held at the school main hall on Sunday at 8.30am. Past students
admitted to Grade 6 in 1985 and sat for the A-L examination in 1992, or
the O-L examination in 1989 are invited.
A cookery demonstration organised by the Sri Lanka Ex-Army Women's
Association will be held at the Ex-Servicemens' Institute at Bristol
Street, Colombo tomorrow from 9am.