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Sunday, 9 February 2014





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Mosquito menace in Sainthamaruthu

The Sainthamaruthu Divisional Secretariat in the Ampara district has appealed to hoteliers and households in the area to help eliminate mosquito breeding places in their areas. DS of Sainthamaruthu, A.L.M. Saleem and health officers made surprise checks on the surroundings of some hotels and found them to be ideal for mosquito breeding.

Pallepola town to be modernised

The Urban Development Authority has taken steps to develop Pallepola town, Matale under the government's sub town development plan.

Pallepola town has not been developed properly. At present, a few irregular buildings have been built.

A new trade complex, a bus stand, public toilets, a minor export crop collection centre and other essential facilities will be provided.

Workshop on palliative care for Alzheimer patients

The Lanka Alzheimer's Foundation will conduct a workshop with Sharon Scott and Joao Marcal-Grilo on 'Palliative Care' on February 24 from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm.

Scott is a Palliative Nurse Consultant, trained at the Lothian School of Nursing and Midwife, Edinburgh and Marcal-Grilo is a Dementia Specialist Nurse trained at Kings College, London.

Those wishing to attend should apply before 4.00 pm on February 21. Registration is free - a donation box will be available for participants who wish to make a donation. Alzheimer's disease is on the rise in Sri Lanka with around 200,000 patients needing care.

Narthana Sangamam today

Narthana Nirnaya will present Narthana Sangamam under the patronage of "Natyakalaimani" Srimathy Thayananthy Vimalachandiran today at 6 p.m. at Ramakrishna Mission Hall, Ramakrishna Road, Colombo 6. The chief guest will be Mrs. M. Jeevarani Punitha, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Examinations, Battaramulla while Raju Sivaraman, Chartered Architect and acting Chairman and Director, Bank of Ceylon and Srimathy M. Vicknarajah, Aesthetic Subject Co-ordinator, Department of Education, Northern Province will be the guests of honour.


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