The Island Provincial News Monday 17th January, 2011
Pola becomes a hellhole during clash over Exam Dept. delays
rains, PS in slumber - vendors THE GALNEWA
Teachers and administra-
tors of the Anuradhapura
documents were essential
for promotions and retire-
ment. As a result of the doc-
uments not being sent on
time, a large number of
District Zonal Education teachers in the zone are
office have been severely forced to visit the education
inconvenienced by the non- office repeatedly to make
authentication of the GCE inquiries.
(O/L and A/L) certificates of There have been clashes
the teachers sent to the between the teachers and
Examinations Department the staff of the zonal educa-
for that purpose. tion office because of the
A spokesman for the delay on the part of the
Zonal Education office in Department of
Anuradhapura said those Examinations.
U. B. A. M. D. M.
Gnanawathi Kiribanda Abeyratne
Vendors complained that they had been dis-
criminated against in the allotment of the newly
built stalls with modern facilities. They said the
Pradeshiya Sabha should have built more stalls.
D. M. Abeyratne of Ellelanda said that the
whole area where the fair was situated got inun-
dated even during a light shower. The
Pradeshiya Sabha had allocated Rs. 250,000 for
repairs but that amount was not sufficient, he
The roofs of the huts provided to vendors
In this area more vendors have room to put up their temporary huts. were on the verge of collapse as they had been
A garbage dumps near the pola Some of the new stalls An old stall on the verge of collapse
BY U. B. PALLEGEDERA there. A vendor said that although he had been
Namunukula Correspondent plying his wares at the ‘pola’ for a number of built over 25 years ago. Most of the vendors now
years, the facilities that the Pradeshiya Sabha sold their wares on the Buttala-Passara road tak-
raders and consumers who use the weekly provided in return for the rent were woefully ing a huge risk as the road was too narrow and
fair at Passara experience many difficul- inadequate. The stalls assigned to them were too there was heavy traffic there, he said.
ties owing to the various shortcomings small.
eye school land
J. RATNAYAKE - BIBILE
CORRESPONDENT that the ‘encroachers’ are backed by a
powerful politician of the area.
Parents of the Bibile Balika Parents told The Island that they
Vidyalaya students have complained to were helpless and the only thing they
the education authorities that three could do was to appeal to higher
persons are planning to encroach on authorities to intervene to see justice
parts of the school land. They allege was done.
Alms were offered to 200 Bhikkus and 500 Bhikkunis study-
ing at the Kelaniya University at the Ahugammana Siri
Jayanthi Maha Karuna Youth Centre under the auspices of
Ven Butawatte Saranankara of Sentul Buddhist Viharaya of
Malaysia and the Head of the Buddhist Centre at Nedimala.
Picture shows the Bhikkus and Bhikkunis seated at the
Centre prior to partaking the meal.
Fined for illegal
W. M. WICKRAMASINGHE - KANTALE CORRESPONDENT
The Kantale Chief Medagodage Thusitha
Magistrate Kosala Senadhira Prematillake and
recently ordered two sus- Ranagipura Medagodage
pects who pleaded guilty to Lalith Sujeewa, two brothers.
mining sand without a per- They had been mining sand
mit to be fined Rs. 100,000. from the Samagipura Forest
They were Ranagipura Reserve.
Vital road full
of pot holes
NANDASIRI SHANTHA KUMARA
The section between Development Authority. The
Galgamuwa and picture shows one of the
Anuradhapura on the huge pot holes in the middle
Padeniya-Anuradhapura of the road.
road has been badly dam- Residents in the area urge
aged. the RDA officers to attend to
This 80-km stretch was the repairs without further
constructed by the Road delay.