Saturday, February 28, 2015


Body Of A State Bank Branch Manager Found At Hikkaduwa Beach

The body of the 56 year old Branch Manager of a State Bank in Galle has been found at Narigama Beach at Hikkaduwa this evening according to the Police.The deceased was reported as missing since last night and his wife was lodged a complaint with the Hikkaduwa Police.

Hikkaduwa Police are conducting further investigations on the death.

Four Top Police Officials Have Been Transferred On Service Requirements

Four Top Police Officials have been transferred with effect from today(28) on service requirements the Police Department has announced.

The top four police officials namely Director of Criminal Investigations Department(CID) SSP D.L.R Ranaweera,Director of Building Division SSP B.R.S.R Nagahamulla ,Director of Supplies Division SSP L.S Pathinayake,and SSP B.L.S Priyantha Weerasuriya  have been transferred as the Director of Research and Planning Division ,Director of the CID,Director Of Buildings Division and Director Of Supplies Division respectively.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Former Minister's Wife Arrested For Possessing A Fake Diplomatic Passport Released

The Wife of the Ex Minister Shashi Weerasinha who got arrested and imprisoned due to providing false personal details to possess a diplomatic passport has been granted bail today(27) by the Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court.After considering the bail application produced by her lawyers the Chief Magistrate had released her on Rs.15,000 cash bail.

However shashi weerasinha has been ordered by the magistrate to be reported to the Court Registrar on every Friday as the case against her still proceeds and not to influencing any of the witnesses in the case.


CID Had Questioned Two Key Members Of The Previous Government Over Financial Frauds

The Criminal Investigations Department(CID) had questioned the former sports minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage and monitoring MP Sajin Vaas Gunawardena yesterday(25) for more than three hours over the allegations leveled against them on financial frauds it has been reported.

The two key members of the previous government have been asked to be present at CID next week also for further questioning on the allegations.Bribery Commission also had received bribery allegations against the said MP'S.

German Tourist Was Drowned At Beruwela Sea

A German Tourist was drowned  yesterday(25) while he was sea bathing  in Beruwela according to the police.A 73 year old tourist was reported as drowned when he was sea bathing near  Hotel Sumadai in beruwela where he resides in .

The Beruwela Police are investigating on the incident.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


A Severe Shoratge Of Anti Biotic Drugs And Injections In Government Hospitals

Around 50 Anti Biotic Drugs and Injections including 35 essential ones are out of stock these days in Government Hospitals island wide and the Medical Supplies Division according to Health Sources.Various life saving drugs and drugs prescribe for severe illnesses are among the drugs which are out of stock Health Sources have revealed.

Due to this severe shortage of Antibiotic Drug,s patients in Government Hospitals are advised to be purchase these drugs from private pharmacies the sources have added.

The main reason behind this drug shortage is delay of calling tenders to purchase these drugs and the Director Board of the State Pharmaceutical Corporation is responsible for it the general secretary of the Government Pharmacists Union Ajith Thilakaratne has said.

Possessing A Fake Diplomatic Passport-Ex Minister's Wife Remanded Futher Until 04th Of March.

The Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya had today(25) ordered  ex minister wimal weerawansha's wife shashi weerasinha to be further remanded until 04th of March.Chief Magistrate had ordered her to remand further When the ex minister's wife who was imprisoned last Monday for submitting false personal details for possessing a diplomatic passport produced before the court.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Three Persons Were Killed Due To A Accident At Colombo-Rathnapura Road

Three Persons were killed and five others got injured when  two lorries collided at Kuruwita on Colombo-Rathnapura Road this morning according to the Police.Injured persons were admitted to the Ratanapura General Hospital..

Colombo Chief Magistrate Has Ordered Prison Authorities To Transfer Former Minister's Wife To Prison Hospital.

Colombo Chief Magistrate has today (24) ordered Prison Authorities to transfer wife of the former minister Shashi Weerawansha  who was arrested on last Sunday to the Prison Hospital .The chief magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya had also instructed the prison authorities to obtain a medical report from the chief medical officer of the prison hospital of her health and seek his advise whether there a need to admit shashi weerawansha to the Colombo,National Hospital.

Shashi Weerawansha who is the wife of former minister of Housing and Construction Wimal Weerawansha has been arrested by the CID for allegedly possessing a diplomatic passport by submitting false personal details.She was arrested at a private hospital in mallabe.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Ex Minister's Wife Has Been Remanded Until Wednesday(25) For Possessing A Fake Diplomatic Passport

The wife of the Ex Minister Wimal Weerawansha , Shashi Weerawansha who was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department(CID) yesterday (22) for allegedly submitting false personal details to obtain a Diplomatic Passport has been remanded until this Wednesday(25) the police has announced.

The CID Officials have arrested Shashi Weerawansha while she was in a Ward of a Private Hospital in Malabe yesterday evening.The Ex Minister's wife has been reported as submitted false date of birth as she was born in 1971 though she was born on four years before that year

Sunday, February 22, 2015


Wife Of The Former Minister Shashi Weerawansha Has Been Arrested For Possessing A Fake Diplomatic Passport

The Wife of the former Minister Of Housing Wimal Weerawansha ,Shashi Weerawansha has been arrested this evening by the Criminals Investigations Department (CID) at a Private Hospital In Malabe(In Colombo) for providing false date of birth details and residence address to obtain  a  Diplomatic Passport.

Shashi Weerawansha has been asked to appear before the CID on 19th of February for the inquiry on the charges leveled against her   but she has failed to do so according to the sources.While stating the reason for his wife's decision to not attending before the CID her husband Wimal Weerawansha has said that she has been admitted to the Malabe Private Hospital to  taking  treatment for an illness.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Major General Krishantha De Silva Appointed As The New Army Commander

Major General Krishantha De Silva has been appointed as the new Army Commander with effect from this Sunday(22) according to the government.He will replace the outgoing Army Commander Lieutenant Daya Ratanayake who is due to be retired by tomorrow(21).Earlier media have reported that Major General Jagath Rambukpotha is due to appoint as the the new Army Commander.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Vehicle Movements Blocked At Kandy-Mahiyangana Main Road Due To A Land Slide

The Vehicle Movements on A-26 Kandy-Mahiyangana Main Road have been stopped this morning due to a land slide occurred at Ududumbara Area Police have announced.Due to the  land slide Kandy-Mahiyangana Main Road has been blocked at the first bend on the 18 hairpin bends according to the Police.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Parliament Has Approved Three Month Leave Period For MP Basil Rajapakshe

The Parliament has today(18) granted the MP of the former government and the former national organizer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party, Basil Rajapakshe a three months  leave due to his stay in United States Of America.MP Rajapakshe who is also the younger brother of the former President Mahinda Rajapakshe had left for USA soon after the conclusion of announcing results of the Presidential Elections on 09th of January.

Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala Silva has presented the leave proposal for MP Basil Rajapakshe which was approved by the house.MP Rajapakshe whom the majority of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party and the former coalition government of United Peoples Freedom Alliance have blamed for the defeat of former President, has also faced corruption charges..He is due to be questioned through the International Police ,INTERPOL.on his involvement of signing  several corrupted mega deals  for the former government .

MP Basil Rajapakshe who was the Minister of Economic Development of the previous government has also charged for attempting to bribe the public by distributing various items including clocks with printed pictures of former president mahinda rajapkshe during the recently concluded presidential election campaign.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

New Army Commander Has Been Appointed

Major General Jagath Rambukpotha has been appointed as the new Army Commander with effect from 22nd of of February.He will be replaced the current Army Commander Daya Ratnayake who is due to be retired on 21st of February.

Monday, February 16, 2015


Sri Lanka And India To Strengthen Defense Corporation

Sri Lanka and India had agreed to strengthen their corporation in Defense and solving the fishermen issue affected to both countries  during the bi lateral talks held between the visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Indian Prime Minister Narendre Modi today(16)  in New Delhi .

While addressing the press after the talks the Indian Prime Minister Narendre Modi has said that India will encourage the fishermen associations in both Sri Lanka and India to meet and find a solution for the problem.

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisene has arrived New Delhi this morning for a short official visit.

Frosts Appeared In Nuwara Eliya District Due To The Low Temperature

Frosts have been appeared in Several Areas in the Nuwara Eliya District today(16) as the temperature has fell to 5.2 Degrees Celsius according to the Meteorology Department.Due to the wind blows from Northern India the ground level temperature in most parts of the Nuwara Eliya District have down to 0.1 degrees Celsius this morning the department has announced.

Eighteen Higher Army Officers Have Been Transferred With Immediate Effect

The Army Commander Daya Ratnayake had transferred Eighteen Higher Officers attach to the Sri Lanka Army including Fifteen Major Generals and Three Brigadiers  with immediate effect  it has been announced this evening.

Several key positions in the Army including the Security Forces Commanders in     Jaffna,Wanni,Eastern and Central Provinces have been subjected to change soon the sources said.Some Major Generals holds key Army Positions have been already transferred to the Army Headquarters.

Meanwhile recently reinstated Major General Mahesh Senanayake who was sacked from his post during the previous regime due to his support to the Former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka in the 2010 Presidential Elections has been appointed as the Military Secretary.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Archeology Officers Have Arrested A Woman For Trying To Damage Sigiriya Frescoes.

The Archaeology Department Officers have arrested a 27 year old Batticloe Resident female on attempting to damage historical Sigiriya Frescoes by trying to carving her name on a fresco by using a hair pin. The Archaeology Officers have arrested the said woman and handed her to the Sigiriya Police the sources said.

The woman said to be visited Sigiriya with
few of her friends.

Friday, February 13, 2015


Former Defense Secretary Was Questioned By The CID

The Criminal Investigations Department(CID) has today(13) recorded a statement from former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakshe on the floating armories store maintained by the Avant Garde Security Services Limited and the Rakna Securities Private Limited.

The Police has said that the former Defense Secretary has agreed to give further details to the CID on floating armory in a future date.

Colombo Port City Project Has Been Automatically Stopped-Government

The Government has said that the controversial Colombo Port City Project funded by China has been automatically stopped due to shortcomings especially on unanswerable environmental issues.Government has now decided to re-visit and re negotiate the project based on mutual understanding between Sri Lanka and China according to the Acting Cabinet Spokesman Minister Lakshman Kirielle.

According to the Environment Impact Assessment Report and Feasibility Study Report issued related to Port City Project there are many shortcomings in the project regarding impact to the environment Minister  has said.

One of the promises made during the  Presidential Campaign of Current President Maithripala Sirisena was suspending the Controversial Port City Project.However the government last week announced that the port city project will be carried on and later cahnged their stand.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Power And Energy Minister To Expose The Names Of Culprits Who Have Stolen Billions Of Public Money And Assets

The Power and Energy Minister Champika Ranwake has pledged that he will publish a blacklist exposing all the VIP's including ministers of the previous regime who have stolen billions of rupees and public assets .

The Minister has stated that he is having all the details of the bank accounts belongs to those who stolen public money and assets and their sources."I expect to expose all of them with their names shortly" he has stressed.As having hard evidence against these persons it is not difficult to take legal action against them Minister Champika has further said.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015


Sri Lankan National Was Arrested At The Katunayake Air Port For Carrying Over Rs.7 Million Worth Currency Notes

A Sri Lankan National has been arrested at the Katunayake ,Bandaranaike International Air Port early this morning while attempting to leave the country with over Rs.7 million worth currency notes wrapped in a carbon paper and concealed in his luggage.

The man who is a resident in Kandy was arrested at the departure lounge of the Air Port with 10 bundles of currency notes in his luggage  including Euros,Yens and Sterling Ponds according to the Customs Officers.The suspect was prepared to board a Singapore Bound Flight UL306 at 1.10 a.m early this morning,

Heavy Showers To Fall In Western ,North Western And Sabaragamuwa Provinces

Heavy Showers exceeding 100 mili meters are likely to fall at some places in the Western,North Western and Sabaragamuwa Provinces and Galle and Matara Districts in coming days during afternoons and evenings  according to the Meteorology Department.Showers are to be occurred in the Central,North Central and Northern Provinces and in Hambanthota District the department has said.

North Eastern monsoonal winds up to 50 kilo meters per hour will e there around the island including surrounding  sea areas met department has further stated.

Monday, February 9, 2015


Special Presidential Commission To Be Appointed To Probe On Large Scale Fraud And Corruption

President Maithrpala Sirisena has decided to appoint a Special Presidential Commission to probe on Large Scale Fraud and Corruption occurred during the previous regime.The Special Commission is due to be appointed during next week.

The Commission will be given the power to investigate on Corruption and Fraud deals and to recommend punishments for those who are responsible for such acts President Sirisena has said.

The new government has already appointed a Anti Corruption Front to collect information and complaints on large scale financial malpractices.The said front has given power to audit all government institutions as well.

Sunday, February 8, 2015


A Group Of Tourists Were Hospitalized Due To A Wasp Attack

A group of Tourists including fifteen Chinese Nationals were hospitalized with wounds this morning  due to  a Wasp Attack in Sigiriya. According to the Police these tourists are receiving treatment in Sigiriya Hospital.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Nelum Pokuna Mawatha(Road) To Be Re Named As Ananda Kumaraswamy Mawatha From Next Week

The "Nelum Pokuna Mawatha"( Road )which runs from Horton Roundabout to Public Library Roundabout in Colombo-07 is to be re named from it's previous name Ananda Kumaraswamy Mawatha from next week according to the Colombo Municipal Council.

The Road was re named as Nelum Pokuna Mawatha(Road) in 2011 following the opening of Nelum Pokuna Performing Arts Stadium.The naming of the road as Ananda Kumaraswamy Mawatha is to be done during a ceremony scheduled to be held next week with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena,


Interim Budget Was Passed In Parliament

The Interim Budget of the present government has passed this evening with a majority of 163 votes,In the vote 163 votes casts in favor and one MP,Ajith Kumara of DNA has voted against it.

Opposition MP'S Thissa Vitharana,DEW Gunasekera ,Dinesh Gunawardene,Wimal Weerawansha,Vasudeva Nanayakkare,Y.G Pathmasiri,Chandrasiri Gajadeere,,S Wijewikrame and Geethanjana Gunawardena were abstained from voting.

The interim budget proposals -2015,with several concessions to the public was presented to the Parliament on 29th of January by the Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Military Presence In The North Will Not Be Reduced-State Minister Of Defense

The state minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene has said that the Military Presence in the Northern Province will not be reduced and the prevailing number of Military Bases in the province will be functioned without dismantling .State Minister has made these remarks during his first official visit to Jaffna yesterday(06) after assumed his duties in his ministerial post.

The National Security of the Country will further strengthening and it's not allowed to be disregarded at any cost he has stressed.


Nurses Union To Complain On Corrupt Deals Occurred In The Health Sector

President of the Public Services Nurses Union(PSNU) Venerable Muruththettuwe Ananda Thero has said that the Union will complain on the corrupt officers attach to the Health Sector and their corrupt activities to the Bribery Commission in near future."We have detailed documents on the corrupt deals of these corrupt health officers and there's a great need arise to clean the health administration in the country" Muruththettuwe Thero has stressed.

Even some higher officers attach to the Health Institutions who were found guilty by the Public Services Commission for fraudulent activities were appointed as directors of some health institutes he has revealed.

President should try to remove bureaucracy in the Health Ministry in view of finding effective solutions for trade union demands Muruththettuwe Thero has  said.

A 30 Hour Water Cut To Be Imposed In Colombo Tomorrow(07)

The National Water Supplies And Drainage Board has announced a 30 hour long water cut to be imposed in 11 divisions of Colombo from 9 a.m tomorrow(07) to 3 p.m on Sunday(08) while low pressure water supply to three other divisions in the city during that period due to an urgent repair to the main pipe line in Maligakande..

According to the Board 30 hour water cut will be imposed in Colombo 1,2,3 and 7 to 14 while low pressure water supply will be imposed in Colombo 04,05 and 06.Public reside in those areas are advised to collect sufficient amount of water for their daily needs before the water cut.

Thursday, February 5, 2015


Cabinet Approved The National Medicinal Drug Policy Draft Bill

The Cabinet has yesterday(04) approved the Draft Bill of the National Medicinal Drug Policy.The approved Medicinal Drug Policy is the second Drug Policy Draft Bill approved by the Cabinet since 2005.

The earlier Draft Bill was misplaced at the Legal Draftsman Office and a new draft bill of the Drug Policy was prepared after that incident.The new draft bill approved by the Cabinet will present to the Parliament shortly Cabinet Spokesman Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has said.

Cabinet Has Decided To Proceed With Colombo Port City Project

The Cabinet has decided to go ahead with the China Funded Colombo Port City  Project inaugurated by the previous government Cabinet Spokesman Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has said today(05).During the Presidential Elections Campaign,Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinha has said that they will stop the Colombo Port City Project due to the environmental threats and some corrupt deals occurred under the project.

President Maithripala Sirisena is scheduled to be discuss on the several questionable matters related to the project when he visits China on March Dr.Senaratne has stressed.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Four Were Killed And Another Two Critically Injured Due To A Cab-Train Collision

Four members of a same family were killed and another two persons got critically injured when the Cab they were traveled in collided with a train traveling from Colombo to Vvuniya at Batuwatta Main Railway Crossing today(04).

According to the Police the Father ,Two Sons and a Daughter of the same family have died from the accident while the mother and another daughter got injured and now receiving treatment at the Ragama Teaching Hospital.

Due to this accident Sri Lanka Railways have decided to halt train services in the Main Railway Line temporarily.

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