A simple ceremony was held at the Valaichennai Hindu College to mourn the demise of senior attorney at law Kandiah Neelakandan, President of the All Ceylon Hindu Congress. It was held under the patronage of the Sri Lanka First Aid Society. Co-ordinator Baskaran presided. Principal Jeyajeevan was among those addressed. Students, parents and Hindu public participated.


- By J.M.Hafeez

Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake cast his vote for the local government polls early morning today, February 10. He queued up at the at the polling booth in Anakarika Dharmapala Mawatte today along with Janaka Jala Peruma opposition leader at the Central Provincial Council.


Sri Lanka Muslim Congress candidate S.M.A.Niyas was sworn in as member of the Northern Provincial Council before NPC Chairman C.V.K.Sivagnanam recently. The swearing in ceremony was held at the NPC Secretariat in Kaithady. He has been sworn in to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Councilor Raees.


The 70 th National Independence Day was celebrated at the Jaffna Secretariat on Sunday, February 4. Jaffna Government Agent N.Vethanayagam presided. Governor of the Northern Province Reginald Cooray was Chief Guest. Among other items, there was a cultural pageant depicting Tamil traditions.

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