After numerous postponements, the ambassador of Poland, Piotr Klodkowski, finally met Amitabh Bachchan at his residence Pratiksha and gifted him a specially crafted a salt Ganesha. The Ganesha was originally scheduled to have been gifted to Bachchan at the Wieliczka Salt Mines, which was on his itinerary. Wlodek Czausow, consul of economic and trade affairs of Poland, who was part of the visit, says, “The hour-long visit with Mr Bachchan was very inspiring and interesting.” Bachchan gifted three books to the Ambassador. One of them, Madhushala, which had the English translation of his father’s poems, was a personally autographed one.
Bollywood Actress Asin visited Jaffna and Vavuniya accompanied by the wife of President Rajapakse, Shiranthi Wickramasinghe Rajapaksa. The actress took part in the events in Eye Treatment Centre in Jaffna Hospital. At the Vavuniya general hospital, she interacted with a few patients and even watched an ongoing cataract surgery, performed by a surgeon flown in from India, sources said. The unannounced visit materialized after Asin had met Namal Rajapaksa, MP and eldest son Mahinda Rjapakse and expressed her desire to visit the war ravaged areas when she landed in the country for the shooting of her forthcoming Hindi film ‘Ready’, starring Salman Khan.