CPC incurs Rs. 7,000m loss
Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) has incurred a loss of Rs. 7,000
million during the first four months of this year. Despite soaring world
crude oil prices, which is nearing a record USD 125 per barrel, the
Government has been subsidising kerosene and diesel in the local market.
Dy PS chairman shot dead
Chairman of the Weeraketiya Pradeshiya Sabha Sumith Vijayamuni was shot
dead while he was returning home late on Friday night after attending a
function, Lankapuwath reported.
Four civilians injured
civilians, including a woman and a ten-year-old child, were injured when
LTTE terrorists fired mortars at Pannalgama in the Ampara District
yesterday morning. The terrorists mounted an indiscriminate 81 mm mortar
shell attack on a civilian settlement at Pannalgama in Bakmitiyawa,
Damana around 7.15 a.m. yesterday.
50 Navy personnel honoured
Commander Vice Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda conferred the Uttama Seva
Padakkama (USP) on fifty naval personnel for 2004 and 2005 on Friday in
appreciation of their service and devotion to duty. The investiture
ceremony was held at the SLNS Rangalla.
Lanka’s eco friendly garments
Lanka is emerging as a global leader in eco-friendly garment
manufacturing, thanks to the drive of three industrial houses of Indian
origin, Brandix, MAS Holdings and the Hirdaramani Group. These companies
are leading the way to make “Garments without Guilt” and dispel the
impression that South Asian garment factories are sweat shops.
Dr. Oliver Perera dies
The Managing Director of the Metropolitan Advertising Co. Ltd., and
one of the pioneers in the local advertising, Dr. Oliver Perera passed
away on Friday, after a brief illness.
Born in 1933, late Perera who was associated with personalities of
the calibre of D. B. Dhanapala, Lirvy Wijemanne and Thevis Guruge, was
involved in social activities of the Lions Club International being a
Past Zonal Chairman.
Late Dr. Perera leaves his wife Kalyani, Sons, Kushan, Chanaka and
Keshan. His mortal remains which are lying at Jayaratne Funeral Parlour,
Borella, will leave for cremation, tomorrow, May 12, at 5.00 p.m. at the
General Cemetery, Borella (Buddhist Section.)
Death of Lion Harish Gunesekera
Lion Harish W. Gunesekera (75) of Polkanatte Malinboda, Matara passed
away after a brief illness. He joined the public service as an
agricultural officer and functioned as a Divisional Manager of the
Agricultural Development Authority. A well-known social and religious
worker, he was the founder President of the Akuressa Lions Club.
He is survived by his four children.
Funeral takes place today, May 11 at 4.00 p.m. at the family burial
Vesak activities from May 12
Sri Dharmaloka Madya Maha Vidyalaya, Kelaniya has organized a series
of religious ceremonies to mark the Vesak festival from May 12 to 19.
According to the program schedule, sil campaign and a bodhi pooja will
be held on May 12 and 15 respectively. A Vesak lantern competition will
go on from May 15 to 19. A herbal drink dansala and a flower
distribution too will commence on Vesak Day (May 18) at 7.00 pm.
The programs are conducted under the guidance of Ven. Napagoda
Sumanatissa Thera and Principal A.G. Nimal Jayaweera.
Panel Discussion at BMICH
A lecture and panel discussion on 'Creating a best case scenario for
Sri Lanka' will be held on 15 May at 6.00 to 8.00 pm at the BMICH
Dinamina Vesak Kalapaya, and Daily News
Buddha Pradeepa two annual publications to mark Vesak
celebration were launched on May 7 at the Lake House auditorium.
Here President of the Amarapura Maha Sangha Sabha, Agga Maha
Panditha Kotugoda Dhammawasa Thera receives copies of the two
publications from Lake House Chairman, Bandula Padmakumara. Ven.
Harispaththuwe Ariyawanshalankara Thera, Ven. Arama
Dhammathilaka Thera, Ven. Madagama Dhammananda Thera, Ven.
Rambukana Siddhartha Thera, Ven. Daranagama Kusaladhamma Thera,
Ven. Induragare Dammarathana Thera, Buddhist nun Dhammadeera and
members of the Lake House director board were also present at
the occasion. pic by Sudam Gunasingha