Thursday, December 17, 2009
Veteran and Popular Surgeon Dr.P,R Anthonis who is known as One of the Greatest Surgeons produced by Sri Lanka was Passed away today at a Private Hospital in Colombo.He was 98 years old at the time of his death.The popular Surgeon became famous when he performed a marathon Six Hour Surgery to the Former Sri Lankan Prime Minister S.W.R.D Bandaranayake when he was shot by an unidentified gunman in 195o's.
Former Sri Lankan Cricket Captain and the Minister of the Present Government Arjuna Ranathunge today extended his support for the Common Presidential Candidate Retired General Sarath Fonseka in the forthcoming Presidential Elections.Addressing a packed Press Briefing at the Political Office of General Fonseka situated in Colombo MP Ranathunge said while staying at the Governing Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) he will support the General to win the Presidential Elections and to eradicate the Corruption.
He stressed that he took the decision to support General thinking of the Country and will strength the General's Campaign for a Difference.
Sri Lankan Election Comissioner Dayananda Dishanayaka today accepted the Nomination Applications of 22 Presidential Candidates and rejected the Application of One Candidate Election Commissioner's Office announced today.The Nomination of leader of the Sri Lanka Progressive Front Nelson Perera was rejected by the Election Commissioner as there are deficiencies in his papers.
President Mahinda Rajapaksha and his Main Rival and the Common Presidential Candidate of the Joint Opposition Retired General Sarath Fonseka were among the Candidates who handover their Applications this morning for the forthcoming Presidential Elections sheduled to be held in 26th of January 2010.