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The number of dengue patients is increasing with rains in Batticaloa and therefore, the Batticaloa Municipal Council (BMC) has taken measures to eliminate dengue breeding grounds in the area yesterday. Of the 25 km long drains, five km have been cleared with heavy machinery. Picture by Sivam Packiyanathan, Batticaloa Special Corr. 


The ‘One Competition in One School’ was recently held at the Foreign Language School of the Yunnan University in China under the theme, “My University Life”. The Department of Sinhala Language Studies at the Yunnan University’s School of Foreign Languages was established in 2020 as a model. There are about 20 Chinese students studying Sinhala as their main subject and four teachers are in charge of their studies. Sugath Ratnayake is the first Sinhala Language Teacher at the University and the other three teachers are graduates in Sinhala Language from the University of Foreign Studies, Beijing.


A family of seven escaped when a rock fell on their house in Elagipitiya near Samasarakanda in Aranayake yesterday.  The area has been demarcated as a high risk area after the earthslip in 2016. Picture by Pradeep Kumara, Aranayake Group Corr.


Aethiyamalai Police arrested a suspect along with a gun on Saturday on a tip off. The gun was hidden in his residence, police said. The suspect was to be produced in courts. Picture by Sivam Packiyanathan, Batticaloa Special Corr.