President orders probe on Mannar incident
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has ordered the IGP to instruct the CID
to probe the Mannar incident, Presidential Spokesman and International
Affairs Advisor Bandula Jayasekera said yesterday.
UC member, a burglar
A U.C. Member of Tangalle was fined Rs. 7500 in the Magistrate’s
court for stealing electrical appliances worth Rs. 24,500 from a house
at Medaketiya in Tangalle.
He had entered the house by breaking open the front door.
Request for inquiry
M.A.R. Manukulasooriya- Hiriyala Group Corr
Parents of students of a Junior School in Rideegama have petitioned
the Zonal Education Director Ibbagamuwa, requesting to hold an inquiry
into the behaviour of two teachers of the school who were under the
influence of alcohol during a Bakthi Gee program of the school.
Stall owner in hot water
A stall owner at the Galenbindunuwewa Sathipola was taken into
custody by Anuradhapura Food and Drug Control officers on Thursday for
keeping an unhygienic outdated stock of buns for sale at the stall. He
was produced before the Anuradhapura Chief Magistrate and fined Rs
Woman fined for power piracy
A woman of Akuressa, who pleaded guilty to tapping power illegally by
manipulating an electricity meter was fined Rs 174,357 by Matara
Additional Magistrate Dulani Amarasinha.
The 19th anniversary of Officer Cadet Intakes 40, 40A, SC5 and SC5A
falls today. Eighteen Armed personnel attached to these intakes,
including Lt Colonel Sumith Perera RWP are to be commemorated today. The
memorial ceremony will be held at the Sri Lanka Military Academy,
A Bodhi pooja will also be held at Yahalabedda Temple to remember war
Officers will offer heel dana to the Maha Sanga tomorrow morning.
Lieutenant P A D T S Dias, Lieutenant J A I P Jayakody, Lieutenant M M D
A Mudannayake, Lieutenant M N L Kumara Abeydeera, Lieutenant H B S
Wijekoon, Lieutenant K C Jayantha, Lieutenant B S Rajapaksa, Captain K A
W W Kodithuwakku, Captain R M N B Ranasinghe, Captain S W Jayasundara,
Captain W H B W Weerasinghe, Captain J D Botheju, Captain P A N
Fernando, Captain K S C P Kariyawasam, Captain K A I P Katugampola,
Captain N S P D Kalawardana, Lt Colonel Sumith Perera RWP and Lt Colonel
K C Jayanath will be commemorated at the ceremony.
The Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute for International Relations and
Strategic Studies (LKIIRSS) will hold a National Conference in
Reconciliation on the Role of Women in Reconciliation on July 23 at 2:00
Kalai Vizha, Neethi Murasu launch
Kalai Vizha and the launching of Neethi Murasu 2012 will be held
today at 3pm at Saraswathy Hall, Bambalapitiya.
It is organised by the Law Students' Thamil Mantram of the Sri Lanka
Appeal Court President Justice S Sri Skandarajah will be the Chief
Picture Pissa launch
Journalist and cinema critique Sunil Mihindukula's Picture Pissa
column publication will be launched at a ceremony at Lake House on July
25 at 10am. Media Centre for National Security Director General Lakshman
Hulugalle will be the Chief Guest.
Actor and cinema director Jackson Anthony will deliver a special
lecture on 'Cinema column literature.'
A seminar for students sitting the Grade 5 scholarship examination
jointly organised by the Sri Narada Foundation and the Ware House
Project will be held at the Ware House Auditorium on July 21 from 9am to
Lectures will be conducted by Palitha Silva.
A guest lecture on Many languages, one literature by Indian writer,
publisher and festival director Namita Gokhale will be held on July 23
at 11am at the Department of the Sinhala Auditorium, Faculty of Arts,
Colombo University (entrance from Reid Avenue). The lecture is organised
by the Centre for Contemporary Indian Studies, University of Colombo.
The presentation of awards and distribution of certificates of the
United Youth School and Vocational Training Centre established by the
Mohan Lal Grero Foundation for training, free of charge for unemployed
youths, will take place at the main hall of Lyceum International School,
Nugegoda today at 4.30pm.
Sansada Group, the Past Pupil's Association of Dharmapala Vidyalaya,
Pannipitiya, will hold a Paduru sajjaya at the school basketball court
today 21 at 7.30 pm.
Coastguard saves siblings
Coastguard life savers rescued three brothers in difficulty while
bathing at Galle Face on Tuesday evening.
D M Dileep Kumara, DM Imalka and DM Dilan from Kalukale, Polonnaruwa
were bathing at Galle Face when one of them was dragged away by a strong
current. The two brothers seeing their sibling struggling, attempted to
rescue him and were unsuccessful.
Two life savers took all three brothers ashore safely.