Karuna won’t replace CM
The breakaway LTTE leader, Karuna Amman in an interview with the BBC
said that he has no plans to replace TMVP deputy leader, Sivanesathurai
Chandrakanthan as the new Chief Minister of the Eastern Province.
LTTE’s Michael Base captured
Troops operating under the Army 59 division captured the LTTE’s
Michael Base. According to defence sources, the LTTE camp is one of the
strategic satellite bases of the LTTE’s main “One Four Base” Complex
inside the Mullaitivu jungle. Troops marching towards North of
Janakapura, into Mullaitivu, captured the camp after three days of
EU Commissioner reiterates commitment
The European Union Commissioner for External Relations and European
Neighbourhood Policy Benita Ferrero-Waldner reiterated the European
Union’s commitment to remain engaged in development activities in Sri
Vehicle gas emission tests from July 15
Vehicle gas emission tests will come into effect from July 15,
Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Champika Ranawaka said.
The revenue licence would not be issued to vehicles which do not comply
with the environmental standards on vehicle emissions, the Minister
State funeral for Dr. Pathirana
The State funeral of former Minister of Education, Dr. Richard
Pathirana will take place tomorrow at the Samanala Stadium, Galle. The
Education Ministry requests that white flags be hoisted in all schools
and educational institutions as a mark of respect to the late Minister.
Postgraduate convocation of University of Colombo
The University of Colombo, will hold its Postgraduate Convocation for
the conferment of Postgraduate Degrees and Diplomas on July 7, at the
Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).
The Convocation will be held in two sessions, in the morning and
after-noon commencing 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. The Most Rev. Dr. Oswald
Gomis, the Chancellor of the University of Colombo, will confer the
degrees and diplomas at the convocation. Around 1,466 Graduands and
diplomates will be conferred postgraduate degrees/diplomas.
Old Anandians Century Group annual get-together
The annual get-together of the old Anandians Century Group will be
held at the Holiday Inn, Colombo on July 12.
The organisers invite old boys of 1986 - 1988 group in the school.
South West monsoons affecting plantation
The South West monsoon has started in the Nuwara Eliya district and
in the hill-country. Residents said there could be heavy damages to
property if strong winds continue.
According to planters in the district already crops have been
affected due to strong winds.
The most affected are the vegetable and potato cultivators due to the
adverse weather condition prevailing in the district.
Call to expedite work on Post Office
The Post Office at Blackpool is in a dilapidated state. The house of
a former postmaster is used as the post office.
According to residents of Blackpool the Postal Department had
requested a land in the area. The foundation stone was laid a few years
ago but work had come to a halt.
Blood-donation on July 8
The Negombo Regional Office of the HNB Assurance PLC, with the
Negombo Municipal Council and the Negombo Police has organised a blood
donation campaign on Tuesday, July 8 at the Green Park, Negombo to mark
the Bank’s fifth anniversary.
The Sri Lanka Cancer Society will hold their next polyclinic on
Sunday July 13 from 8.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. at No. 37/25, Bullers Lane,
Colombo 7, to screen patients for all types of cancer.
Paps smears testing, dental and general clinic activities too will be
conducted. The services are free.