Thursday, November 3, 2016

Health Ministry Introduced Two Hot Lines For Public To Make Complaints On Pharmacies And Institutions Not Selling 48 Price Reduced Drugs For Given Prices

Image result for drugsThe Ministry of Health,Nutrition and  Indigenous Medicine has today(04) introduced two hotline numbers for public to make complaints on pharmacies and institutions not selling the 48 price reduced  essential Drugs for the reduced prices.

Accordingly public can make complaints to the hotline numbers  0113071073 and 0113092269 if a pharmacy or an institution selling the price reduced Drugs for higher prices not to the reduced prices the Ministry has stated.

The Ministry Of Health has reduced the prices of 48 widely used essential drugs prescribed mainly for non communicable diseases through a special gazette notification issued on 21 st of October under the National Drug Policy.

The Public Health Inspectors and Food and Drug Inspectors are advised to check the pharmacies and Drug Selling Institutions throughout the island to find out whether these institutes given the benefit of price reduction of Drugs to the public according to the Ministry.


Government Decided To Settle Hospital Expenses Of Jayawardenapura Hospital For The Treatment Provided For Late Pandith Amaradeva

As a respect to the late Pandith W.D.Amaradeva President Maithripala Sirisena has yesterday (03) given instructions to Minister of Health Dr.Rajitha Senaratne to take steps to  settle the expenses through the Ministry Of Health which need to pay for Kotte Sri Jayawardenapura Hospital for the treatment meted out to the late singer after admitting him last morning following a cardiac arrest.

After the late singer admitted to the hospital he had undergone  urgent surgery at the hospital and for that need to pay Rs.469,000 to the hospital it has been reported.

President has given instructions to the Health Minister not to charge the hospital fee from late Amaradeva's family and the president's message was conveyed to the Jayawardenapura  hospital authorities by the Health Minister, the Ministry Of Health has announced.

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Government Has Declared A Week Of National Mourning Due To The Death Of Late Pandith Amaradeva

Government has declared a week of national mourning  with effect from today (03) in view of  the death of veteran singer and musician Late Pandith W.D.Amaradeva the Ministry Of Home Affairs has announced today (03).

During the mourning period government offices will hoist flags at  half mast the Ministry has stated.

Water Board To Impose An Eight Hour Water Cut In Several Areas Of Colombo

National Water Supply And Drainage Board is due to impose an eight hour water cut on this Saturday (05) in several areas of Colombo from 9 p.m to 5 a.m next day (Sunday).

Accordingly the water cut will be imposed in Colombo-13,Colombo-14 , Colombo-15,Baseline Road to Kelaniya Bridge and Sea Street areas the Water Board has announced.

President Wants The Court To Take A Decision Regarding Central Bank Bond Scam Issue

President Maithripala Sirisena has said today (03) that the Controversial Central Bank Bond Scam issue should be submitted to the courts for an unbiased ruling without any political interference .

Politicians should not interfere regarding the further investigations on this matter the President has stressed while addressing a function held at Maharagama today (03).



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Late Pandith Amaradeva's Funeral To Be Held At Independence Square With Full State Honors

The final rites of the late singer and musician Pandith W.D Amaradeva who passed away this morning  is due to be held this Saturday(05) at 3 p.m in Independence Square ,Colombo with full state honors government has announced.

The remains of the later singer who considered as a national treasure will lie at Independence Square,Colombo from 10 a.m tomorrow (04) to 3 p.m on Saturday for public to pay their last respect .The cremation will take place at 6 p.m on Saturday .

Earlier it has been reported that the body of  Late Pandith Amaradeva is due to handover to the Ayrveda Collage .Now the remains lie at Jayaratne Funeral Parlor.

A Disabled Soldier Had Launched A Fast Unto Death In Front Of Fort Railway Station

Image result for fast in wordsA disabled soldier who lost his both eyes and hands due to the war had launched a continuous fast unto death this morning in front of the Colombo Fort Railway Station by demanding pensions for retired disabled soldiers in tri forces and Police Officers who have not completed 12 years of service.

At present the retired disabled soldiers in tri forces and police who have not completed 12 years of service  not received any pension benefit .

Retired disabled tri force soldiers and Police Officers had conducted several protest marches in Colombo  during last few days by demanding a pension scheme for them.

Former Central Bank Governor Arrived In Sri Lanka

Image result for arjun mahendranThe former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendren whom the COPE(Committee on Public Enterprises) Report accused as directly responsible for the controversial Central Bank bond scam arrived in Katunayake Bandaranaike International Air Port this evening from Singapore.

The former Central Bank Governor had left Singapore  on 27th of October a day before the COPE Report was presented to the Parliament last week.Prior to his departure he had informed the Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe that he will be leaving Singapore to attend a wedding it has been reported.


(Source Wikipedia)
Wannakuwatta Waduge Don Albert Perera (Sinhalese: වන්නකුවත්ත වඩුගේ දොන් ඇල්බට් පෙරෙරා; 25 December 1927 – 03 November 2016) better known by his adopted name Amaradeva, was a Sri Lankan vocalist, violinist and composer. Primarily using traditional instruments like sitars, tablas and harmoniums, Amaradeva incorporates Sinhala folk music with Indian ragas in his work. Many consider Pandit Amaradeva’s contribution to the development of Sinhala music as unmatched.[2][

Pandit Amaradeva had been the recipient of numerous awards including the Philippine Ramon Magsaysay Award (2001), Indian Padma Sri Award (2002)[7] and Sri Lankan "President's Award of Kala Keerthi" (1986) and Deshamanya Award (1998). In 2003 the French government awarded him the prestigious honour; Officier (officer). Notably he still remains the most popular artist as confirmed by Nielsen Media Research findings[5][8] He has also represented Sri Lanka in many forums including the UNESCO 1967 Manila Symposium.
In 1972, Pandit Amaradeva composed the music for the Maldivian National Anthem (Gaumii salaam) at the request of Maldivian Government.

 He found steady work as an artist on Radio Ceylon, where his unique vision and talent could be exhibited to an audience wider than he had ever before known – earning him a position at the Bhatkhande Music Institute in Lucknow, India. After extensive training, Albert returned to Sri Lanka as Pandit Wannakuwatta waduge Don Amaradeva.The name Amaradeva which translates as Immortal god was given to him by Prof. Ediriweera Sarachchandra (Sri Lanka's foremost playwright and a close associate).


Music director

Year Film Other notes
1962 Ran Muthu Duwa debut as music director
1963 Adata Wadiya Heta Hondai songs only
Sikuru Tharuwa one song and background music
1965 Saama background music
Laa Dalu
Adarayai Karunawai
1966 Delovak Athara
Westhuru Siritha
1981 Valampuri

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