Sisu Seriya strengthened
Steps have been taken to add 100 more buses to “Sisu Seriya” fleet
from next month. With the new addition to the “Sisu Seriya” fleet, an
efficient service can be provided to students the National Transport
Commission (NTC) sources said.
Already 1,135 buses operate under the “Sisu Seriya” program and Rs.
50 million was spent for this program, the sources said. The new program
will help the students to get school in time and get home after school
in time. CTB and Private buses operate under the “Sisu Seriya” logo, the
O+ Kidney needed
N.K. Sunil Shantha is suffering from End Stage kidney failure and the
Consultant Nephrologist of the National Hospital, Colombo, Dr. Nadeeka
K. Ratnamalala has recommended immediate kidney transplantation to save
his life. His blood group is O+ve. Those who wish to donate a kidney may
contact him on 0344916495/0717652006/034-2269867/0774541961 and those
who wish to make financial contributions may remit same to
A/c No. 816864, Bank of Ceylon, Horana.
Blood donation today
The annual blood donation campaign of the Postal Ministry will be
held today for the 11th consecutive year at Postal Services Minister
Jeevan Kumaranatunga's residence today (18), Postal Services Ministry
Prominent artists and the security forces help in the blood donation
campaign every year.
Blood collected at the campaign will be donated to the Maharagama
Cancer Hospital, the sources said.
CAPSCA-AP meeting from 20-23
Sri Lanka will host the seventh Collaborative Arrangement for the
Prevention and Management of Public Health Events in Aviation-Asia
Pacific (CAPSCA-AP) from May 20-23 under the patronage of Civil Aviation
Minister Piyankara Jayaratne, Deputy Minister Geethanjana Gunawardene
and several top officials. The Agenda includes prevention of
communicable diseases and resolving common health problems. The Hilton
Hotel will be the venue.
Forensic Medicine awards ceremony on May 24
The awards ceremony of the Diploma Course in Forensic Medicine and
Science will be held on May 24 at 9.30 p.m. at the Faculty of Medicine,
Kynsey Road, Colombo 8. The commencement of the course for the academic
year 2014 will also be held on the same day. The course is open to
practising lawyers and to those who hold a first degree in Law.
Justice Eva Wanasundera will be the chief guest.
Ho Chi Minh Memorial prize-giving tomorrow
The prize-giving of Ho Chi Minh Memorial Essay Competition will be
held tomorrow at 3.00 p.m. at the Colombo Public Library Auditorium,
presided over by the Ambassador of Vietnam, Ton Sinh Thanh.
New dwellings for houseless
Community development activities in the Weligama Pradeshiya Sabha
division have made a significant progress. Proposed projects include
construction of houses for low income families, putting up of latrines
for needy families and also award of scholarships for children of low
income families and many other welfare activities.
St. Sebastian's feast on grand scale
The annual feast of St, Sebastian's was celebrated on a grand scale
at Puliyadikkuda near the New Kallady bridge, Batticaloa on Sunday.
It was preceded by the procession along the Batticaloa town streets.
The festive mass was concelebrated by Rev. Fr. Paul Satkunanayagam
and the parish priest K. Akilraj with the parish priest of St. Ignatius"
church Rev. Fr. Jeevaraj Dutch Bar, Kallady.
The plan to set up a heritage centre around the Batticaloa Fort with
US Aid has been on the boards for a long time.
Tamil language teachers needed
The Wadduwa Central College of Kalutara Education Zone, does not have
a teacher to teach Tamil. The government has felt the dire need of
teaching Tamil for the Sinhalese and Sinhala for Tamil students.
There are over 600 students in the school who wish to study Tamil
from grade 6 to 10.
Parents have pleaded to the Western Province Education Department to
appoint 2 Tamil teachers as soon as possible.
National teachers serving over ten years transfered
The Ministry of Education has decided to transfer out teachers of
national schools who have served over ten years in the same school.
Their transfers would be effective from August this year.
Teachers who teach at G.C.E. (A/L) classes and are above 57 years too
would also transferred out in keeping with the Education Ministry
The Secretary to the Ministry of Education Anura Dissanayake has
already issued instructions to the unit of national schools of his
ministry to make arrangements. Transfers have been fixed for August this
year as some teachers deserving transfers are preparing student for the
forthcoming G.C.E. (A/L) Examination 2014, said the Senior Director of
Education, Kurunegala W.M. Balasooriya.