Monday, May 31, 2010

A Health Warning To Local Vegetarians

Become a vegetarian in Sri Lanka prone to  many disseses in future as Sri Lankan Vegetarians are consuming little amount of vegetables with a large portion of  rice nutritonists warned."If the youth wants to  become a vegetarian try to consume more vegetables with less rice as in western countries they stressed".

According to a Community health survey conducted in 2006/2007 34.1 percent of sri lankan women in the 15-49 age group are suffering from anemeia and 16.6 are having low weight.This situation leads to low birth weight among the children born to these women according to the survey.Therefore nutritionists warns that Young women should consume sufficient amount of nutritious food to avoid of having malnutrion and other nutrition related disseases.

The month of june is declared as the month of nutrition.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Indian Awards Ceremony To Go Ahead Despite The Threats

The organizers of the International Indian Film Awards(IIFA) Ceremony scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka between 03rd-05 June confirmed today that there will be no change in the venue and the Event will go ahead as planned.The Awards Ceremony is scheduled to be held in Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium in Colombo-13.

There are rumours that the event shifted outside colombo due to the threats of the Pro LTTE Groups.Several South Indian Film Personnale announced that they will  not  attending the Awards Ceremony following the threats of the Activists.However large number of Film Personnel in Northern India announced that they will attending the Event which is known as Indian Oscars.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Buddhists All Over The World Celebrated Wesak To Day

Buddhists all over the world today celebrated the Wesak full moon Poya day which marked the birth,enlightenment and the demise of the Lord Buddha.In Sri Lanka a special religious observances and alms giving were organized to mark this event and Wesak decorations including large Pandoles and lanterns are displayed throughout the capitol Colombo and the outstations.

There are more then ten pandals  displayed within the colombo city.Today and tomorrow are declared as wesak holidays.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Stocks Of Eighty Five Essential Out Of Stock Drugs Due To Arrive Shortly

The stocks of Eighty Five Essential Drugs which are out of stock in  the Government hospitals at present are due to arrive from India within next ten days according to the Medical Supplies Division sources.These Stocks are sufficient for three months the sources further stated.

The stocks of other Drugs which are out of stock due to arrive within short period of time the sources added.There are around three hundrad fifty essential Drugs and Surgical Items which are out of stock at the hospitals and the Medical Supplies Division at present. 

Monday, May 24, 2010

Second Court Martial Case Against General Fonseka Resumed

The second court martial hearing against the formar army commander retired general sarath fonseka began today on the alleged violation of army procurement procedures.The military has not revealed the  further details on the case .The next hearing of the case is to take place on the third week of next month.

Health Ministry Directed SPMC To Sell Their Drugs Through SPC

The Ministry of Health has directed the State pharmaceutical Manufacturing corporation(SPMC) to not to sell their medicinal products to the private sector without the permission of it's  sister company the state pharmaceuticals corporation(SPC).According to the health trade unions the previous management of the pharmaceuticals manufacturing corporation involved in a financial Freud by selling  some of the  52 medicinal drugs they produced to the private pharmacies.

After studying theses incidents Health Minister Maithreepala Sirisena has  directed the SPMC Authorities to stop selling these drugs to the private sector and if they want to sell it should be done through their sister company SPC.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Floods Death Toll Risen To 20 As Heavy Showers Continue

The death toll due to floods risen to 20 today as most of the victims were reported from the Gampaha District.Still the Roads and Houses are under water in the district as well as  most parts of the island as  Heavy showers continues since last night.

Several Displaced centres are set up for the Displaced people almost every flood affected area and government distributed the food and medicine to the needy.

Meanwhile Government has decided to remove all the unauthorized buildings as it caused the floods in most parts of the western province including the capital colombo

Thursday, May 20, 2010

General Sarath Fonseka stressed That Forces Not Involved In War Crimes

"Sri Lankan Forces have never committed war crimes during their battle against the LTTE "Former Army Commander Retired general Sarath Fonseka who is imprisoned stated today in a response to a question regarding the Channel-4 allegations.Channel-4 of United Kingdom earlier accused that the Sri Lankan Forces were involved in war crimes during the battle.

Lorry Skids Off The Road In Nuwerta Eliya Left Four People Dead

Four people were dead and twenty eight got injured after a lorry skids off the road at Haguranketha in Nuwara Eliya this evening.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Sri Lankan a Air Lines Appealed People To Arrive Four Hours Prior To Flights Departure

Sri Lankan Air Line authorities today appealed to their passengers to report to the Bandaranaike International Air Port in Colombo four hours prior to the departure of their flights.This deceison was taken due to the traffic congestion caused by the floods. 

Chemical Container In The Colombo Harbour Caught Fire

A Chemical container stored in the colombo harbour has caught fire this evening and the fire brigade was rudhed to the scene and prevented the spreading of fire further.

The cause of the fire is not yet revealed.

President Rajapaksha Elected As G-15 Chairman

President mahinda rajapaksha was appointed as the new chairman of the G-15 Summit  during the  summit held yesterday at the  Iranian capital Teheran.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Heavy Showers Affected Power Supply

Kelanithissa Power Plant authorities has announced this noon that the power supply to the areas in Kelaniya and Northern Colombo will curtailed if the heavy rain prevails  continues in their stations.Already two of their power sub statons were under water according to the officials.

As a result the power supply to the areas of colombo-13,colombo 14 and 15 are already curtailed.

First Victory Celebrations Postponed Due To Bad Weather

The First Anniversary Victory celebrations to mark the military defeat of the LTTE which is scheduled to be held this thursday at Galle Face in colombo is postponed due to the bad weather conditions prevails in the country at present the director general of the media centre for national security lakshman hulugalle  has announced today.

Sri Lankan army has defeated the LTTE Terrorist Organization which fought a bloody battle for nearly three decades to gain a seperate state in northern sri lanka on 18th of May last year .

Ninteen Districts Were Flooded Due To Heavy Showers-125,000 Were Displaced

Large number of roads,highways and houses in Ninteen Districts of the Country were flooded and around 125,000 residents were  displaced today due to the heavy showers prevails  throughout the country since last night.The Roads in Balummahara,and Mirissa Junctions in Kandy the hill capital of Sri Lanka were also closed due to the Floods today.

Colombo,Gampaha and Kalutara Districts are the worst affected areas and  four deaths related to floods are reported up to now according to the government officials.Meanwhile President Mahinda Rajapaksha who was in Iran to attend G-15 Meating has advised the Government officials to provide an emergancy relief to the flood victims with immediate effect.The Met Department has announced today that the Heavy showers prevails in the country will continue further due to the preasure growing  in the bay of bengal at present.

Heavy showers caused flooding in roads and houses

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Saline Is Depleting From The Medical Supplies Division- Health Ministry To Air Lift A Stock Of Saline From India

The Medical Supplies Division (MSD) and the Government Hospitals are facing a shortage of the essential life saving medicine  Saline as the saline stock remains in the MSD is only sufficient for meating the demand of tomorrow. according to the Medical Supplies Division sources.There is a severe shortage of Saline in government hospitals and the government pharmacies these days.

Meanwhile Health Ministry sent an Air Force  Plane to India this morning to bring a stock of saline sufficient for 14 days according to the Ministry sources.The Health Ministry has decided last friday to air lift the saline by using Air Force planes.However due to the technical difficulties experienced by the indian authorities the mission was suspended earlier sources said.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Chief Opposition Whip Appointed

Opposition UNP Parliamentarian John Amaratunge is appointed as the Chief Opposition whip today.He is due to assume his duties tomorrow.

Court Of Appeal Issued Interim Order Against The Court Martial Trial On General Fonseka

The Court of Appeal today issued a Interim order restraining Army Commander to  conduct the first Court Martial Trial against former Army Commander  and the presidential Candidate Retired General Sarath Fonseka till 21st of May.

The Army Commander has conducting two court martial trials aginst General Fonseka who is now imprisoned since last March.

President Pardoned Journalist Tissanayagam

President Mahinda Rajapaksha has decided to pardon the Journalist J.S.Tissanayagam who was accused for supporting the LTTE.He was imprisoned in last few months and later released on bail.

Price Of The Bread Increased

Sri lanka bakers association has increased the price of the loaf of bread by one rupee with the effect from midnight to night.The new price of the 450 gramme loaf of bread is rs.39.

According to the bakers association this price increase was done due to the recent price increase of a kilo of wheet flour by rs.3.However the prices of other bakery products will not increased the association stressed.This price increase will effect the majority of the consumers in urban and rural areas who are getting use to consuming bread daily due to the prices of rice are higher.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Government Appointed The New Leader Of the House And The Organizer

Government yesterday  appointed the Minister of Irrigation and Water resources Nimal siripala de silva as the leader of the house in the new Parliament and Minister Dinesh Gunawardana as the chief Government whip .

All Island Curfew Schedule To Be Changed From Tomorrow(06)

Government has amended  the current curfew schedule implemented in the country daily from tomorrow (06)according to the President's ...