Secretary Food and Agriculture Organisation - Inter
Governmental Group (FAOIGG), Janaki Kuruppu, Chairperson,
Sri Lanka Tea Board, Earl Gunasekera, Deputy Minister of
Plantation Industries, Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of
Plantation Industries, Sudharma Karunaratne, Secretary,
Minister of Plantation and Patrick Evans, FAO Representative
in Sri Lanka and the Maldives at the 20th session of the
FAO-IGG on Tea in Colombo last week.
The Colombo District
Independence Day commemoration ceremony was held opposite
the Town Hall in Colombo yesterday under the patronage of
Governor Alavi Mowlana. Here Governor Mowlana, Colombo Mayor
M.J.M. Muzzamil and District Secretary H.T. Kamal Padmasiri
inspect the march-past by students of Colombo schools. Pic:
A.S.M. Irshad, Thinakaran Colombo Fort Correspondent.
Senior journalist and
Associate Editor of the Sunday Observer R. S. Karunaratne’s
latest book Folk Tales of Sri Lanka was launched recently at
Sooriya Bookshop, Colombo 10. Here the author (right) hands
over a copy of the book to Chairman, Associated Newspapers
of Ceylon Ltd., Bandula Padmakumara in his office. Pic:
The Sri Lanka Navy
accorded a 25-gun salute to the Nation yesterday at the
Light House premises in Colombo Fort at 12.00 noon to mark
the 64th Independence Day. The traditional 25-Gun salute,
the highest of its kind, is accorded by the Sri Lanka Navy
to the Nation on Independence Day.
Citizens’ Committee opened an Agency Post Office at
Rukmalgama Housing Scheme recently. Here, the Western
Provincial Council Minister Udaya Gammanpila does the first
transaction. Chairperson of Maharagama UC, Mrs. Kanthi
Kodikara, Maharagama Divisional Secretary, Buddhi Taranga
Karunasena and the Directress of the Senior Citizens’
Secretariat Mrs. J. Krishnamurthi were also present.
Pic: Wehelle Piyathilake, Maharagama Spl. Cor.