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
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)
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
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
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.