A ceremony to mark
the 56th anniversary of the Mahajana Eksath Peramuna
government voted to power in 1956 by the popular mandate was
held at the Viharamahadevi Park under the patronage of
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa. Over 4,000 delegates representing
the bhikkhus, native physicians, teachers, workers and
peasants with their offspring participated. Here Economic
Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa lights the lamp.
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa, Human Resources Minister Dew
Gunesekera, Water Supply and Drainage Minister and MEP
Leader Dinesh Gunawardena and MEP Vice President Somaweera
Chandrasiri were also present.
D.R. Wijewardene birth anniversary commemorated
An all-night Pirith chanting was held on
Thursday followed by a Sangika Dana yesterday to mark the
126th birth anniversary of Associated Newspapers of Ceylon
Limited (ANCL) founder D.R. Wijewardene. ANCL Chairman
Bandula Padmakumara, Ranjith Wijewardene, son of the late
D.R. Wijewardene, Directors and ANCL staffers and
wellwishers were present on the occasion.
ANCL Chairman Bandula Padmakumara carrying the sacred relics
ANCL staff members at the pinkama
A new health centre
in Udispattuwa, built at a cost of Rs. 1.5 million, was
opened by Chief
Minister Central Province Sarath Ekanayake. Member (CP) M.G.
Jayaratne and Chairperson Pradeshiya Sabha Sunethra
Jayarathna were also present. Pic : Ariyawansa Jayaweera,
Kandy Special Correspondent.
The chief guest
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran Dr. Mohamed
Hasani Pour, and guests of honour Chairman Eravur Urban
Council Seyed Ali Zahir Moulana, and President Ithihaad
Ahlissunnathi wal Jamma-Athi Thalat Ismail and guest
speaker, Lecturer, Zahira College, Colombo Abdul Haleem (Sharqy)
are taken in procession to the venue of the meeting at the
49th anniversary Meelad-un-Nabi celebrations organised by
the Galle Muslim Cultural Association (Inc.).
The Sri Lanka Scout
Association held its “Scout Centenary Walk 2012” to
celebrate 100 years of Scouting in Sri Lanka yesterday. Over
4,000 Scouts (Boys and Girls) and leaders from the various
schools and the troops in the Western province took part.
The Primary School
Sports Meet of Visakha Vidyala-ya, Colombo was held at the
Henry Pedris ground yes-terday. Here a past pupil, Dr.
Chandani Wanigathunga, who was the chief guest, is being
conducted to the venue by two scouts, accompa-nied by
Principal Mrs. Sandamalee Aviruppola and the Sectional Head
of the Primary School Mrs. Mudhitha Madanayake. Pic: Saman
level crossing at Palle, Mahaiyawa, within a stone’s throw
from the Mahaiyawa General Cemetery in Kandy, could be a
danger to the public. This level crossing is in a highly
residential area close to a community centre, two mosques
and other pubic places. The mental condition of a person
returning after the burial or cremation of a loved one must
be taken into consideration. This unprotected railway
crossing could be danger to all. Pic: S.M. Jiffrey Abdeen,
Kandy South Group Correspondent.
journalist Yamuni Rashmika Perera has been presented with
the AFIAF award by the Parisbased International Federation
of Photographic Art. A member of the National Photography
Association, she had worked at Lakbima and Lanka newspapers
as a journalist.