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Grama Niladharis in Polonnaruwa organised a felicitation ceremony for President Maithripala Sirisena who was once a Grama Niladhari in the same district. He was presented with a statue of a ‘Gam Muladani’ (Village Headman) the precursor to the Grama Niladhari during colonial times. The event was held at the C.P. de Silva Memorial Hall at Royal College, Polonnaruwa Saturday. Pic by Karunarathna Gamage.

At least four people were injured when the vehicle in which they were travelling hit a protective barrier and overturned on the Southern Expressway yesterday afternoon, police said. The incident took place at Welipanne close to the 41st mile Post. Pic by Ratnasiri Premalal

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