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Sunday, 24 August 2014





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First Lady Madam Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa was the Chief Guest at the cultural event, ‘Saman Waley Mal’, an offering of children’s songs by the late Kalasuri Arisen Ahubudu, on the occasion of his third death anniversary, at Bishop’s College Auditorium. Here Prof. Peiris lighting the oil lamp. Madam Shiranthi Rajapakse, Minister of Culture and the Arts, T.B. Ekanayake, Minister of Techonolgy and Research, Champika Ranawaka, Leader of the Bhumi Putra Party Harischandra Wijetunga and Prof. J.B. Dissanayake are also in the picture. Prof. G.L. Peiris, Minister of External Affairs, attended the event in honour of his former teacher and mentor at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia.

Foreign Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris opened the commonwealth Youth Secretariat at the Hambantota District Secretariat recently. Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dallas Alahapperuma, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera, Hambantota District MP, Namal Rajapaksa and National Youth Services Council Chairman Lalith Pium Perera were present.

The International Seminar 2014 organised by the Sir John Kotelawala Defence University was held under the patronage of International Monetary Cooperation Minister, Sarath Amunugama recently. Heads of the Triforces, local and foreign dignitaries participated. Pic: Gayan Pushpika

A prize-giving of the raffle draw organised by the MPCS, Bentota was held recently at the MPCS auditorium. The first prize a motorcycle was won by M. Kantha Pushparani of Kuda-Uragaha. Here SPC member Geetha Kumarasinghe presents the key to the winner.
Picture: Dr. Richmond Wijesekera, Bentota Gr. Cor.

The employees of Ceylinco Insurance (General) distributed water to several remote areas of the drought stricken Polonnaruwa district recently. Around 8,500 one and a half litre bottles of drinking water were distributed under the first phase of the project. Over 16,000 litres of water were provided daily in bowsers for two weeks . The water was distributed to Gurugodalla, Palliyagodella, Ilukpitiya, Wadigawewa, Meegaswewa, Nikahena, Galadamana and the Holsim Village.

An allocation of Rs. 2 lakhs was made to concrete Napawala Belawankande road in the Dehiowita Divisional Secretary's division, following a request made by Napawala Grama Niladharini Nilani Hettiarachchi. Here Sabaragamuwa Provincial Councillor Harsha Siyambalapitiya is engaged in religious rituals prior to commencement of the road work. Dehiowita Pradeshiya Sabha member Sammun Lebbe, Napawala Grama Niladharini and Dehiowita Assistant Divisional Secretary Saranga Sarathchandra were present.
Pic. Joseph Anthony, Dehiowita Special Cor.

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