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Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa inspected the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme in Kandy, recently. Central Province Governor Lalith U. Gamage and State  Minister Dilum Amunugama were also present. Picture by J.H.M. Hafeez, Akurana Group Corr.
Army personnel across the island, through their respective Security Force Headquarters, provided transport services to senior citizens who turned up to draw their pensions yesterday. It was carried out under the instructions of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Army Commander General Shavendra Silva. Picture courtesy: Army Media Unit.
Ampara District Samurdi beneficiaries who lost their livelihoods due to the pandemic were provided with a Rs.5,000 allowance recently. Here, Ampara Additional Government Agent V. Jegatheesan handing over the allowance to a recipient. Picture by M.A. Phakurdeen, Addalaichenai Group Corr.
The Mattakkuliya Lions Club provided dry rations worth Rs.350,000 to 200 families displaced by the recent floods in Wattala. The rations were handed over by PDG Lion Sivapathasunderam, Region Chairman Lion Maheswaran, Region Chairman Lion Kamal Silva, Zone Chairman Lion Ninesh, Club President Lion Bertram, sponsor Lion Renganathan, and other members during a special ceremony held at the Hendala Purana Viharaya.

Twenty beds were recently handed over to the Addalaichenai Ayurveda Hospital under the government’s programme to provide 10,000 beds to hospitals islandwide. Kalmunai Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna Organiser M. Rizley Musthafa, Kalmunai Regional Ayurveda Hospitals Coordinator Dr. M.A. Nafeel, and Ampara District Youth Services Officer A. Mubarak Ali were present. Picture by I.L.M. RIZAN, Addalaichenai Central Corr.

A COVID-19 Intermediate Care Centre was opened at the New Somerset Estate in Nawalapitiya, recently. The project, which cost around Rs.9 million, was funded by the Mahindananda Aluthgamage Foundation. Picture by J.M. Hafeez, Akurana Group Corr.


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