Saturday, February 12, 2011

The First Indian Private Ferry Sailing Towards Sri Lanka

Although Some Local officials claimed  that the Indian Media Reports on re commencing of Indo- Sri Lanka Private Ferry during last week is not true it has been reported that the Ferry "MSV Raj TTN 241" carrying 250 tonnes of Food items had left from the old Port of Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu by early hours yesterday and  heading towards Sri Lanka .

The ferry with a 10 crew members is scheduled  to arrive Colombo Port  today according to the sources.According to the Coastal Sail Vessels Owners Association the Ferry would be operated weekly basis and it will expand four tours per week based on the volume of the business.

1068 Dengue Patients Were Reported Throughout The Island This Year-11 Deaths Reported

According to the Epidemiology Unit 1068 Dengue Patients were reported throughout the Island during 01st of January and 10th of February this year and there were 11 Deaths.Majority of the patients were reported from Colombo District(383) followed by Gampaha.Puttalam and  Jaffna Districts.

One child was died due to dengue in the Colombo Municipal Area last week and around 49 patients were reported in first 10 days of February according to the Chief Medical Officer in Colombo municipal area Dr.Pradeep Kariyawasam. 

The Epidemiologists requesting the public to be an alert on the Dengue situation as the epidemic is spreading most parts of the Country and keeping their houses and gardens clean without Dengue Mosquito Breeding Places.

Internal Trade Ministry Found 12,000 KG Of Rice Stock In Colombo Hidden By Traders

The Officers of the Cooperatives  and  Internal Trade Ministry had  found a 12,000 Kilo Grammes of  Rice Stock hidden by the Private Traders at stores in Fourth Cross Street of Pettah,Colombo today during a raid carried out there.According to the Ministry this is the largest stock of hidden Rice found during the raids so far and a legal action will be taken against the traders hidden  this Rice Stock.

Government has already directed  the  Criminal Investigations Department(CID) to carried out search operations to find out the Rice Stocks hidden by the Private Traders in order to stabilizing the Prices of Rice in the Local Market.The Prices of Varieties of Rice in the Market including of popular varieties like  Samba,and Kakulu Rice reported as goes up even the Government has announced a Control Prices for each variety.

As large number of paddy fields destroyed in the North Central Province during the heavy showers and floods occurred in the Province last month and the paddy harvest in the Coming season too not expected as high as previously estimated according to the government sources.Therefore  the Internal Trade Ministry has decided to issue stored Rice stocks at the Government Stores  to the market few days ago to prevent a possible  rice shortage

The Cooperatives and Internal Trade Ministry had already carried out 210 raids during past few days within the local Market to find hidden stocks of rice it has been reported.

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