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Dengue Alert Level In Sri Lanka Raised As Deaths Incresed To 108

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Eighteen Dengue Deaths were reported throughout the Island within last Thursday alone making the Health Authorities to raised the Alert Level on the Disease and implementing new regulations on destroying Dengue Mosquito Breeding Places.With the New number of Deaths the Total Number of Dengue Deaths reported throughout this year are increased to 108.Around 7890 Dengue Patients were reported up to last Friday.

Most number of Cases and Deaths were reported from the Colombo District according to the Epidemiology Unit.Health Authorities with the help from 5000 Members of the Civil Defense Force and the Police are conducting special Inspections on Dengue Breeding Places throughout the Colombo District on this weekend.

Yal Devi Train Resumed It's Journey To North

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Sri Lankan Train 'Yal Devi"to day began their first journey to Tandikulam in the North after 20 years.The Train Services towards the Northern province were suspended due to the LTTE Threats and the war prevailed there at that time.Due to this from last Twenty Years Train Services were only running towards Vanni District.

Transport Minister Dallas Alahapperuma and few other Ministers were among the Passengers who are in the board of Yal Devi on it's Maiden Journey to Thandikulam.The Train reached the destination in Five and Half Hours.

Six Foreigners Including Three Australians Captured From The Sri Lankan IDP Camps

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Sri Lankan Authorities yesterday Captured Six Foreigners including three Australians who were among In Displaced Persons (IDP'S)inside the Welfare Camps of Northern Sri Lanka. Government announced that the Three Australians captured are facing more than one year detention and there will be no special treatment or early release on them.Other foreign Nationals captured including a British,a Danish and a Norwegian.
Sri Lankan Authorities are Screening these Foreigners to find out Whether they are linked with LTTE.Meanwhile the Australian Embassy in Colombo says that they will try to gain counselor Access to the Three Australians believed to be Dual Australian/Sri Lankan Nationals.