Friday, July 31, 2015

Two Persons Were Killed And Three Injured Due To A Car-Lorry Collision At Galle-Matara Main Road

Two persons were killed and Three others critically injured due to a Car-Lorry collision occurred at Weligama Area in Galle-Matara main road(In Southern Province) this morning.

This accident was occurred during a traffic  congestion and the five persons who were inside the car at that time were identified as the victims of this accident.The injured including two small boys were admitted to the Matara General Hospital in critical condition.

The Police have arrested the 39 year Lorry Driver regarding  the accident.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


Cabinet Has Decided To Investigate On Two Commissioners Of The Bribery Commission

The Cabinet has decided to investigate on two  Commissioners of the Bribery Commission on their failure to investigate   complaints lodged at the Commission during last four years according to Minister Of Justice Wijedasa Rajapakshe.

The Cabinet has taken this decision after considering a proposal submitted by Justice Minister in this regard.

According to the Justice Minister around 1500 complaints mainly against politicians had been lodged at the Bribery Commission during last four years and only a handful of complaints had been looking into.

Deputy Minister Of Mass Media Shantha Bandara Has Resigned From His Post

The Deputy Minister of Mass Media Shantha Bandara who is representing United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA) has resigned from his Ministerial Post today(30).

A group of opposition UPFA members who were appointed as Cabinet and deputy ministers by the President Maithripala Sirisene have decided to resigned from their posts following the President's recent statement that criticized  former president
Mahinda Rajapakshe.

Police Arrested The Puttalam District Leader Of JVP For Illegally Distributing Election Leaflets At Chilaw Hospital

The Police have today (30) arrested  the Candidate of leftist JVP  Party Samantha Koralearachchi who is also the party's District Leader of  Puttalam District(North Western Province) for illegally entering the Chilaw Hospital and distribute election leaflets among st hospital staff and patients.

A nurse attached to the Colombo South Hospital who was assisting Koralearachchi to  distribute leaflets inside Chilaw Hospital was also arrested by the Police.

Samantha Koaralearachchci is also the president of All Ceylon Health Services Union attached
to the JVP.

The two suspects are due to be produced before the Chilaw Magistrate.


Railway Trade Unions Have Called Of Their Scheduled Strike

The Joint Trade Union Alliance  Of Railway Employees has called off the scheduled Island Wide Railway Strike which is due to be launched from midnight tonight.

According to the Joint Trade Union Alliance  the Strike was called off due to the positive response received from authorities regarding
 solving salary anomalies of railway workers.

Railway Employees To Launch An Island Wide Strike From Midnight Tonight

An Island wide continuous Railway Strike is due to be launched with effect from midnight tonight according to the Joint Trade Union Alliance of Railway  Employees.

The Railway Strike will be launched by demanding to resolve salary anomalies of  Railway employees according to Joint Trade Union Alliance.

President Has Appointed Diplomats For Three Countries

The President Maithripala Sirisene has today(30) appointed three new High Commissioners and Ambassadors to the countries India ,Russia and Philippines.

Under this Esala Weerakoon has been appointed as the new Sri Lankan High Commissioner for India and Dr.Saman Weerasinghe as new Ambassador for Russia and Aruni Ranawiraja as new Ambassador for Philippines.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


The Two Day Strike Of PSM'S And Paramedics Attach To Colombo Hospitals Has Suspended

The two day strike launched by Professions Supplementary To Medicine(PSM'S) and Para Medical Officers attach to Colombo National Hospital today(29) has been suspended this afternoon after the Health Ministry Secretary has promised to solve the demands submitted by the said professions withing next two weeks.

The PSM'S and Para Medical Officers attach to Colombo National Hospital  have launched the strike at 8 a.m today and the said professions attach to other Colombo Hospitals have planned to join the strike tomorrow(30).The Nurses have withdrawn their earlier decision to join the strike in the last minute.

Colombo District Court Has Extended The Enjoining Order Which Issued Against Convening Of SLFP Central Committee Meeting

The Colombo District Court has today(29) extended the enjoining order which was issued to prevent convening  the  Central Committee of  Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) until 07th of August.

As the General Secretary of  Sri Lanka Freedom Party ,Anura Priyadarshana Yapa has tried to convened a Central Committee meeting without the permission of Party Chairman,President Maithripala Sirisene ,the Colombo District Has issued the enjoining order against convening such meeting on 15th of July after considering a case filed by SLFP Organizer for Awissawelle District Prasanne Solanagaarachchi .

A group of senior SLFP Members including General Secretary have tried to convened a special central committee of the Party two weeks ago following the statement made by President Sirisene which heavily criticized former president Mahinda Rajapakshe.


President Sirisene Called An International Assistance To Combat The Mysterious Kidney Disease In Dry Zone

President Maithripala Sirisene has  today called  an International Assistance to combat the Mysterious Kidney Disease that spreading among st Farmers mainly in North Central Province.

During a meeting held today at President's House in Colombo with  Foreign Ambassadors ,President has stressed that around 40,000 farmers in the dry zone have been infected with this kidney disease already and around 1000 patients are dying annually due to the disease.

After a number of research  done regarding the mysterious kidney disease the medical experts have identified that there's a link between the drinking water use in dry zone and the kidney disease President has revealed,

After the President's briefing on the Kidney Disease all the  Foreign Ambassadors that present at the meeting have pledged to grant any assistance from their countries to prevent spreading of the Kidney Disease in dry zone.

According to the President's Media Unit the representative of World Health Organization(WHO) who was at the meeting has pledged that the WHO will support to carry out further research on the Kidney Disease and the representative participated behalf of European Union has assured that the Union will consider to increase the aid currently given for the Drinking Water Projects in Sri Lanka.

The Australian Ambassador has pledged that her country will funded to inaugurate a  drinking water project that can supply water for around 100,000 residents in Northern Province.The Japanese Ambassador has promised the president that the Japanese Government will grant aid for thousands of  Patients who are suffering from Kidney Disease in Anuradhapura District.

A Protest Of University Students In Front Of University Grants Commission Has Caused Heavy Traffic In Colombo

Heavy Traffic Prevailed in Colombo Town Hall to Ward Place this evening due to a protest conducted by  University Students in front of the University Grants Commission(UGC) Building by demanding stop giving legal status to Malabe Private Medical College.

Over 1000 University Students marched towards the University Grants Commission Building this evening and held a protest there .A large number of Police Officers have seen deployed near UGC Building to prevent any clash and Police use barricades to avoid  University Students entering to UGC Premises.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015


Nurses-PSM'S And Para Medics In Colombo District Government Hospitals To Launch A Two Day Strike From Tomorrow(29)

The Nursing Officers ,Professions Supplementary To Medicine(PSM'S) and Para Medical Officers attach to all Government Hospitals and Health Institutions in Colombo District are due to launch a two day strike on tomorrow (29th) and Thursday(30) by demanding solutions for five of their service demands according to the Joint Confederation Of Nurses-PSM'S And Para Medical Officers .

Under this two day strike all Nurses,PSM'S And Para Medical Officers attach to Colombo National Hospital are due to launch the strike from 8 a.m tomorrow(29th) and the said professions attach to all other Colombo District Hospitals and Health Institutions will join the strike on Thursday(30) the Joint Confederation has announced.


Election Manifesto Of UPFA Was Presented To The President Sirisene

The election manifesto of  United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA) for the forthcoming Parliamentary Election was presented to the UPFA Chairman ,President Maithripala Sirisene this morning by a group of UPFA Party leaders.

The UPFA election manifesto was presented to the President by General Secretary Of UPFA Susil Premajayantha,General Secretary Of Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) Anura Priyadarshana Yapa, and Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) Leader Dinesh Gunawardene,at the President's Official Residence in Colombo.

The official launching of the UPFA Manifesto was held at the Henry Pedris Grounds in Colombo this morning with  participation of  UPFA Candidates for the forthcoming election including former president Mahinda Rajapakshe.

President Sirisene Has Cancelled The SLFP Memberships Of Five Members Who Crossed Over To The Opposition

The President Maithripala Sirisene has ordered to cancel the Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) memberships of five members who crossed over to United National Front For Good Governance recently to contest in the forthcoming election according to President's Media Unit.

The SLFP membership of five members namely Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne,M.K.D.S Gunawardene,S.B Nawinne,Ports Minister Arjuna Ranathunge and Hirunika Premachandre were canceled for violating the terms of SLFP Constitution by crossing over to another party to contest in the election while been SLFP Members the Media Unit has stressed.

All these members left SLFP before the last presidential election along with current President Maithripala Sirisene and supported President Sirisene who contested as the common candidate of the opposition to win the election.Soon after obtained the Party Chairmanship President Sirisene offered the  SLFP membership to the said members whose party memberships have been cancelled by then President and SLFP Chairman Mahinda Rajapakshe.


Monday, July 27, 2015


Around 10,000 Kilo Grammes Of Narcotics Hidden Inside The Country-National Dangerous Drugs Control Board

The National Dangerous Drugs Control Board has said that around 10,000 Kilo Grammes of Narcotics are hidden inside the country at present.According to the president of the Board Dr.Nilanga Samarasinghe in Sri Lanka  around 1000 Kilo Grammes Of Narcotics have been consumed annually,.

Sixteen School Children Were Hospitalized Due To An Accident

Sixteen School Children were injured and hospitalized this morning when the School Bus they were traveled  collided with a Jeep at Bauddhaloka Mawatha in Colombo-07.The 12 female and 4 male students who were injured  due to the accident  have  admitted to the Colombo National Hospital.

The Police have conducting investigations on the incident.

Saturday, July 25, 2015


President Sirisene To Visit Maldives Tomorrow(26)

President Maithripala Sirisene is due to leave Maldives tomorrow(26) for a two day official visit.During his visit the President will participate in the special Ceremony to be held in the capitol of Maldives ,Male to celebrate 50 years of Independence of the country.

The President is also due to hold bi lateral talks with his Maldivian Counterpart Abdullah Yameen Abdul Gayoom during the state visit.

Around 100 Acres Of land Belonging To Wasgamuwa Reserve Was Destroyed Due To A Fire

Wasasgamuwa Reserve
Around 100 acres of Land belonging to Wasgamuwa Reserve in Wilgamuwa area was destroyed due to a forest fire that broke out there according to the Police.The forest fire was doused by officers of the Divisional Secretariat there with help of the residents in the area.

Thehe cause behind the forest fire has not yet revealed.The Wilgaamuwa Police have conducting further investigations on the incident.

Friday, July 24, 2015


A true friend never walks away
A true will always stay
A true friend looks out for you
A true friend will guard your secrets
Like a precious gift
A true friend is there for you
To give you a helpful lift
A true friend tries to make you smile
Tries to replace that frown
They may not always succeed
But they rarely let you down
These arms for you are open
This heart for you does care
And when I think you need me
I'll try to always be there
I'll listen to your fears
I promise not to laugh
Comfort your falling tears
I'll make this friendship last
I'll keep you near to my heart
I'll always hold you dear
Even when we're miles apart
Even when you're here
I hope I am to you
Everything you are to me
For the friendship we have
Is a special one indeed.

UNAIDS Office in Colombo Designed HIV/AIDS Awareness Programmes With The Aim To Eliminate The Disease From Sri Lanka By 2030

The Sri Lankan Office of UNAIDS(United Nations AIDS) Programme has designed awareness programmes on HIV/AIDS to be implemented  in Sri Lanka with  aim of eliminating the disease from  country by  year 2030 according to the UNAIDS Office in Colombo.

Under this UNAIDS is targeting to have  Zero HIV Positives,Zero AIDS related deaths and Zero Discrimination towards people living in HIV Virus in Sri Lanka by the year 2030 .

"UNAIDS has estimated that around 200,000 unprotected sexual activities happened daily in Sri Lanka and the high risk groups vulnerable for  spreading the disease like sex workers especially male sex workers are on the increase.Therefore it's not an easy task to achieve the target set
on 2030" the UNAIDS representative in Sri Lanka Dr.Dayanath Ranathunge has said.


Minister Of Provincial Councils And Regional Develeopment Janaka Tennakoon Has Resigned From His Post

The Minister of Provincial Councils and Regional Development Janaka Bandara Tennakoon of United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA) has today (24) submitted his resignation letter from his post to the President Maithripala Sirisene .

He is believed to be resigned from his Ministerial Post due to the recent statement made by President that the former President Mahinda Rajapakshe will be defeated in the forthcoming election.Soon after the President's Statement Minister Tennakoon has told the media that president's remarks will affect the election campaign of UPFA heavily.He also urged then the need to convene an urgent meeting of Sri Lanka Freedom Party's (The biggest party belonging to UPFA) Central Committee to discuss the situation .

Supreme Court Dismissed The FR Petition Filed By Imprisoned Former MP Sajin Vaas

The Supreme Court has today(24) dismissed a fundamental rights petition filed by imprisoned former MP of United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA) Sajin Vaas Gunawardene challenging his arrest and imprisonment .

The former MP who was not received nomination from his party UPFA to contest in the forthcoming election ,was arrested by Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division over an allegation leveled against him on misusing 22 official vehicles belonging to the Presidential Secretariat during the previous government.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Cabinet Decided To File A Legal Action Against UPFA Secreatry For Not Settling Rs,142.5 Million Owed To Sri Lanka Transport Board

The Cabinet has decided to file a legal action against  Secretary of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA) Susil Premjayantha over his failure to pay Rs.142.5 million owed to Sri Lanka Transport Board(SLTB) for buses used during the rallies of former president Mahinda Rajapakshe during recent Presidential Election according to Cabinet Spokesman Dr.Rajitha Senaratne.

The current government has continuously charged former president rajapakshe for not settling the said sum of money for using SLTB Buses to get people for his rallies during presidential election
the cabinet spokesman has said.

Addressing a Cabinet Press Briefing held  in Colombo today(23) Dr.Senaratne has said that the Cabinet has unanimously decided to take a legal action against UPFA Secretary for not settling the bill owed to SLTB.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015


Government Has Appointed New Ambassadors For Five Countries

The government has appointed New Ambassadors for five countries namely France,Kuwait,Seychells ,Afganistan and Bangladesh according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Under these appointments former Health Ministry Secretary Thilak Ranaviraja has appointed as the new ambassador for France,Kandeepan Balasubramanium for Kuwait,Tikiri Herath Gunathilake for Kuwait,A.L.T Najimudeen for Afganistan and Yasoja Gunasekera has appointed as the Ambassador for Bangladesh.

The Parliament has approved these appointments and the new ambassadors are due to commence their duties soon according to Ministry Of Foreign Affairs.


Dead Body Of A 19 Year Old Youth Who Drowned In Uyanwatte River Has Found

The body of a 19 year old youth who was drowned while bathing in Uyanwatte River in Kalutara District(Western Province) was  found yesterday (21)afternoon according to Police.

The post mortem of the deceased body is due to be conducted at Bandaragama Hospital Shortly.The Bandaragama Police have conducting further investigations on the incident

Sixty Five Passengers Were Injured,Five Of Them Critically Due To A Private -SLTB Bus Collision

Around 65 Passengers were injured ,5 of them critically due to a Private Bus-Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB)Bus collision occurred this morning at Colombo -Awissawella Main road.All the injured passengers were admitted to the Awissawella Hospital according to the Police.

Both buses which  collided each other head to head were
severely damaged the Police have said.

More SLFP Ministers And Deputy Ministers To Resign From Their Posts-Fisheries Minister

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party(SLFP) members who are holding Ministerial and Deputy Ministerial Posts at the present government have informed the Central Committee of SLFP that they will resign from their portfolios the Fisheries Minister and SLFP Member Mahinda Amaraweera has said today(22).

Those SLFP members who wanted to resign from their portfolios are not happy the way that governing United National Party(UNP) behaves regarding  national matters he has stressed.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


Twenty Nine Passengers Were Injured Due To The Bus They Traveled Toppled Into A Paddy Field

Around Twenty Nine  passengers were injured and hospitalized after the  bus they were traveled  toppled into a Paddy Field at Aranayake Area this morning.

The Bus Driver and Twenty School Children are among st the injured who were admitted to Aranayake Hospital.

Former UPFA MP Sajin Vaas Was Remanded Again Until 04th Of August

The imprisoned Former MP of  United National Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA) Sajin Vaas Gunawardene who was remanded over the allegation leveled against him on misusing state owned vehicles was remanded again today(21) until 04th of August by the Colombo Fort Magistrate.

The magistrate has turned down the former MP'S bail application by  citing that there's no special circumstance to release him on bail.

Former UPFA MP Sajin Vaas was arrested by the Financial Crimes Investigations Division over misusing 22 vehicles belonging to the Presidenial Secretariat during previous government.


Feelings tell the truth, they never lie
Feelings tell the truth between you and I
But what if they hide, they don't come out
Then how will your feelings come about
Through signs, that's kind of crazy
That's like not working at it and being lazy
Through art, though picture would be grand
It doesn't paint a full picture to understand
Through words, though you say them proud
The may not come across as being loud
So how do you release how you feel?
To make sure that someone knows that it's real
You start at your stomach, where the butterflies roll
And that sends a message right to your soul.
From your soul, it moves through you blood
And it enters your heart like a flood.
From there, it sits in your heart, awaiting its fate
But you better release it soon, or it will be too late
So how do you let your feelings out? Look in your heart
It is there you will see that you should have looked there from the start.

New Survey Found 49% Of The HIV Positives In South Asian And South East Asian Countries(Except India) Are Sex Workers And Their Customers

A new survey has been revealed that except India 49% of the HIV Positives reported from South Asian and South East Asian Countries including Sri Lanka are Sex Workers and their customers according to the United Nations Aids Programme.

In Sri Lanka alone both the sex workers and their customers are identified as high risk groups which can spread HIV/AIDS in the country UNAIDS has revealed.

Addressing a Media Briefing held at UNAIDS Office in Colombo-07 today(21) the Resident Representative of the UNAIDS in Sri Lanka Dr.Dayanath Ranathunge has said that according to the said survey getting the contribution of sex workers to spread the message to  fellow sex workers on preventive measures of   spreading of HIV/AIDS is the best way to reach the sex workers who are not accessing  health care services in the country.

UNAIDS is targeting to eliminate HIV/AIDS from Sri Lanka by the year 2030 and therefore urged the need to conduct more and more awareness programmes among High Risk Groups like Sex Workers and their customers in coming years.

All The Candidates Contesting At The Forthcoming Election To Be Declared Their Assets And Liabilities Before 30th of July

All the Candidates who are contesting at the forthcoming Parliamentary should submit their assets and liabilities declarations  to the Elections Secretariat before 30th of July  the Secretariat has announced.

According to the Election Secretariat the Identification Cards will not be issued to the candidates who are unable to declare their assets and liabilities on or before the given deadline.

Up to now several Candidates who are contesting at the forthcoming election have declared their assets and liabilities to the election secretariat and  the secretariat has already begun obtaining information of candidates on District Level it has been reported.

Monday, July 20, 2015


A Cluster Village System To Be Set Up Under A Government Of United National Front For Good Governance-Prime Minister

If elected at the forthcoming election ,The United National For Good Governance would set up a Cluster Village System in Sri Lanka by putting several villages together and decentralize the powers to these new units Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe has said.This Cluster Village System will be set up under the "A Country For Village " programme which has been plan to implement by the United National Front For Good Governance he has stressed.

Addressing a series of election rallies during the weekend the Prime Minister has said that these Cluster Villages would be governed by a committee comprising village representatives and the public servants would be responsible to the cluster village committees concerning village affairs .


I know you're there
but my world is so bare.
Nothing is standing in your way,
I'm hoping you can make it one more day.

Our relationship has grown so strong,
where could we have went so wrong.
You were there when I needed you,
Now I'm here for you to need me too.

My love for you will stay the same,
never will I forget your name.
By my side, you will always stay,
I'll think of you day by day


Four Persons Have Arrested Over Illegally Mining Gems At Kelaniya River

The Special Task Force Police Officers have arrested four persons today(20) in connection with illegally mining gems at Kelaniya River near halduwawatte Area.

Along with four suspects the Police Officers have taken into custody few equipment and machines that were used by them for gem mining.The suspects and the equipment have handed over to the Kirindiwela Police Station for further investigations.

Western Provincial Council Chief Minister And His Wife Questioned Over An Alleged Land Deal

Western Provincial Council Chief Minister  Prasanna Ranathunge who played a key role when  bringing back former president Mahinda Rajapakshe to contest in the forthcoming election ,and his wife had today given a statement to the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division regarding an allegation leveled against them over a financial malpractice connected to a land deal.

Financial Crimes Investigations Division was begun investigations over the alleged land deal  after a businessman had lodged a complaint at the Financial Crimes Investigations Division regarding the deal.

Both the Western Provincial Council Chief Minister and his Wife were released on bail earlier by the Colombo Fort Magistrate with a case filed against them over the alleged land deal.

Sunday, July 19, 2015


Train Derailment At Madawachchiya

Three Compartments of Jaffna to Matara(Southern Province) train have  derailed this evening at Madawachchiya(North Central Province) Area by disrupting train services between  Jaffna and Madawachchiya.

The train services to Talaimannar in Northern Province functioning as usual the Department Of Railways has announced,


Hold my hands
so I can lead you to a beautiful land

A land where there's no more suffering, pain nor tears
and there I'll know you'll be safe in that beautiful land

Hold my hands tight
as we soar in the sky
to see what's ahead behind that beautiful light

Hold my hands 
and don't let go 

Lean on me 
when you are not strong 
and I'll carry you all the way home 

Don't doubt when I am not around, instead 
close your eyes, because I am only a wish 

Teach me how to have strength like you
Cause even when you are sick, I'll never 

Former President Rajapakshe Said If He Comes To Power Government Workers Minimum Salary Would Increase To Rs.25,000

The Former President Mahinda Rajapakshe has said that if  he comes to power at the forthcoming Parliamentary Election his government would increase  the minimum basic salary of  government Workers to Rs.25,000."The present government has promised the people during the last presidential election that it will increased the salary of government workers by Rs.10,000 ,but only managed to increased the salary by Rs.7000 " he has stressed.

While addressing an Election Meeting of  the United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA) the former president has said that he will not form a national government if he comes to power.

Around 110 Election Monitors Representing 3 International Election Monitoring Groups To Be Here For Election Monitoring

Around 110 Election Monitors representing three International Election Monitoring Groups are scheduled to  arrived Sri Lanka to monitor the forthcoming Parliamentary Election scheduled to be held on 17th of August according to the Election Secretariat.These Election Monitors are representing the European Union,Commonwealth Union and the South Asian Monitoring Network.

The Election Monitoring Team  of European Union headed by European Parliament MP Christian Preda  is scheduled to
 arrived here tomorrow(20) and they will begin their monitoring activities from Tuesday it has been reported.

Saturday, July 18, 2015


Latest Survey Has Revealed 32% Of The HIV Positives Living In Sri Lanka Have Suicide Feelings -Professor Nalika Gunawardene

A latest survey has revealed that 32% of the HIV Positives living in Sri Lanka have suicide feelings in some stage of their lives  due to the Stigma and Discrimination they have faced from the society according to the Public Health Specialist Professor Nalika Gunawardene,

Addressing a HIV/AIDS Review Meeting organized by the Family Planning Association which was held recently in Colombo ,Professor Gunawardene has said that around 8% of the HIV Positives here do not access to HIV/AIDS Tests.

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 ...