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War-injured heroes in historic scuba diving event sponsored by D’Las International

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Demonstrating that ‘Nothing in life is impossible’, a momentous event, where 12 war-injured heroes participated in a deep sea scuba dive was held in Hikkaduwa recently.

It was facilitated by internationally recognized white water rafting expert, Outbound Adventurers led by its founder Shehan Pilapitiya.

Dharmasiri de Silva, Chairman and Gehan de Silva, Managing Director of the HDDES Group, initiated the historic event, the first of its kind in the region, bringing credit to Sri Lanka. Many senior military officers also attended the event.

It was held under the aegis and sponsorship of HDDES Group’s subsidiary D’Las International (Pvt) Ltd. The HDDES Group, an internationally acclaimed and locally renowned organization has for over four decades continued to supply superior natural and organic raw materials to its customers.

D’Las International also sponsored training for the swimming squad of disabled soldiers as the second phase of the project.

“D’Las International, part of the HDDES Group, is proud and privileged to be able to facilitate and sponsor the participation of these war-injured heroes in an event which is a historic ‘first’ for Sri Lanka and Asia as a whole”, said Gehan de Silva.

Understanding the importance of supporting these heroes, D’Las International is committed to a collective mission in full sponsoring and facilitating other social service and welfare projects, he noted.

“The aim of organizing this event was to reaffirm the credo that nothing is impossible for our army. The event was extra special as it was held on my birthday, and we were able to, with sufficient training, conduct an extremely successful event. I am thankful for the support and blessings received from the Army Commander and Senior military officers who helped in this endeavour”, Shehan Pilapitiya, said.

D’las offers a range of cosmetics including fine fragrances, aromatic soaps and shampoos, body lotions, conditioners, shower gels, aromatic oils, aromatic diffusers and AURA incense sticks.

The products are manufactured using eco-friendly and green concepts that are 100% natural, under best ethical practices and cruelty-free processes.

More than 80% of the raw materials used in the manufacturing process are derived from organic or natural sources. D’las range is exported mainly to the USA, Europe and Japan while it is also available locally.

USDA-NOP, EEC, JAS and COSMOS (Cosmetic Organic Standard) certifications have been secured for D’las range.



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At least 17 killed after explosion in Peshawar mosque

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BBC reported that at least 17 people have been killed in an explosion at a mosque in the Pakistani city of Peshawar.

The blast happened when the mosque was packed with worshippers and more than 90 people were injured.

A section of the building was destroyed, and officials say people are buried under the rubble. Several others are being taken to local hospitals.

The cause of the explosion is unclear.

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More heavy rain ahead for New Zealand’s largest city

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Auckland experienced an unprecedented amount of rainfall on Friday (picture BBC)

BBC reported that residents in flood-hit northern New Zealand are bracing for more heavy rains as officials issued severe weather alerts.

At least four people have died and a state of emergency was declared in Auckland, which on Friday experienced its worst downpour on record.

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Information Dept. media release: EC Chief asks public not to be misled

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by Priyan de Silva

Chairman of the Election Commission of Sri Lanka, Nimal Punchihewa, asked to comment on a special news release, purportedly issued by the Director General of the Department of Government Information, on Sunday (29), told  The Island  that preparations for the 09 March local government elections were going ahead, as planned, and that the media statement at issue was misleading.

The media statement says: “The gazette notice with signatures of the Chairman and other members of the Election Commission required for the commencement of the Local Government election process has not been sent to the Government Press for printing.”

Punchihewa requested the public not to be misled by any misinformation being spread in an attempt to create doubts in their minds.He also  reiterated that the EC would not be deterred by any acts of intimidation.

Three of the EC members have been threatened with death by an unidentified caller to resign from their posts. They are S. B. Divaratne, M. M. Mohamed and K. P. P. Pathirana. The Opposition has accused the government of trying to sabotage the LG polls.

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