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Sunday, 29 November 2009





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In brief

Export project at Bingiriya

The simultaneous focus on the eradication of terrorism, rapid development in significant sectors like highways, irrigation, ports and power and energy and continuing commitment to welfare represents the hallmark of the first four years of President Mahinda Rajapaksa's tenure of office, Professor G. L. Peiris, Minister of Export Development and International Trade said in Bingiriya last Thursday.

To mark the fourth anniversary of the President's accession to office, the Minister inaugurated, in Bingiriya and Udubaddawa, a project which he described as a model for economic development at the grass roots level.

Thera passes away

Dr. Uyanwatta Gnanaloka Thera

The Chief Adikarana Sanghanayake of Gampaha Division, Ven. Dr. Uyanwatta Gnanaloka Thera (61) has passed away and his remains lie in state at Kelaniya, Wewalduwa Sri Gnanawimalaramaya. He was the chief incumbent of Sri Gnanawimalaramaya. His funeral will take place at Kelaniya, Wewalduwa, Dingiyawatta playground on Monday (Nov. 30) evening.

YMCA Carols

The annual carol service of the Colombo Y.M.C.A. will be held on Saturday, December 5 at 5.30 p.m. in the Colombo Y.M.C.A gymnasium, 39 Bristol Street, Colombo 1.

It is open to the public.

Chief Justice Asoka de Silva was the chief guest at the opening ceremony of the new office complex building for the Ministry of Justice and Law Reforms, which was built at a cost of Rs. 250 million in Colombo. Minister Milinda Moragoda and his Deputy Minister V. Puthrasigamny along with Ministry Secretary Suhada Gamlath are also seen in the picture.

Minister of Power and Kandy District MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage was accorded the honorary title of “Dheera Weera Janasadhana Sri Lanka” for services rendered by him to the nation,by the Udarata Amarapura Nikaya of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya. The Minister is seen receiving the Sri Sannasa of the honorary title from the Most Venerable Dauldena Sri Gnanissara Mahanayake Thera of the Sri Lanka Amarapura Maha Nikaya. - Pic: by Nihal Jayawardana



Senior journalist R. S. Karunaratne’s latest book “Vignettes on Life” was launched recently as a Sarasavi publication. Here the author hands over the first copy to ANCL Chairman Bandula Padmakumara in his office. Pic: Chinthaka Kumarasinghe

Karunadasa Sooriyarachchi’s ‘Kalu Doankaraya’ was launched at the Mahaweli Auditorium, Colombo recently. Here he presents the maiden copy to Mrs. Asanka Monarawila Abeysekera, wife of the Late Dr. Tissa Abeysekera. Publisher Dayawansa Jayakody looks on.  Pic: Wimal Karunatilleke.



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