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,
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
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.