Saturday, May 2, 2015


Alms Giving Centers(Dansal) Established Throughout The Island To Mark Wesak To Be Inspected

The Colombo Public Health Department and the Public Health Inspectors Union have decided  to inspect the Alms Giving Centers(Dansal) that established  in Colombo and other parts of the   country  both tomorrow(03) and on Monday(04) to mark Wesak Festival of the Buddhists .The aim of this decision is to ensure the safety and hygiene of the food and drinks that due to be served the  public through these centers.

The Colombo Public Health Department has already registered all the alms giving centers due to be functioned during Sunday which is the Wesak Full Moon Poya Day( the day that the  Lord Buddha's Birth,Enlightenment and Nibbana(Demise) have Occurred)and the day after(Monday).

The Alms Giving Centers which proved to be thproviding unhygienic food to the public will be punished under the Food Safety Act the Colombo Chief Medical Officer Dr.Ruwan Wijemuni has said.Most of the Alms Giving Centers are established in Colombo City limits according to Dr.Wijemuni.


Police Have Yet To Trace The Attackers Of Former FUTA President

The Police have yet to trace the unidentified group of individuals that assaulted the former president of the Federation Of University Teachers Association (FUTA) Dr. Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri yesterday near the Lalith Athulathmudali Stadium in Kirulapona(Colombo) it has been revealed.However Police have already launched an investigations on the assault according to the Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekera.

Dr.Dewasiri was attacked by an  unidentified group of  individuals when he went to witness the may day rally conducted by the opposition parties belongs to the United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA) held at Lalith Athulathmudali Stadium yesterday evening.

Meanwhile Dr.Dewasiri who was admitted to the Colombo National Hospital last night following the attack has been discharged this morning.

By issuing a press statement The President of the Lanka Teachers Union Joseph Stalin has said today that the individuals that attacked Dr.Dewasiri are hired by the former president Mahinda Rajapaksha,

US Secretary Of State Praised The Government's 100 Day Programme

The US Secretary Of State John Kerry who arrived in Sri Lanka this morning for a two day official visit had met President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wikaramsinha this evening and held talks on bi lateral issues the government sources have said.

During the meeting with the President ,the US Secretary Of State Kerry has praised the progress achieved by the Sri Lankan Government on it's  100 day programme . Also the secretary of state had promised the president that USA will give any assistance to Sri Lanka  to continue
the activities of 100 day programme.

At the meeting President Sirisena had thanked the USA for providing   economic aid  continuously to Sri Lanka during past few  years.President had also requested the US Secretary Of State to provide US aid  to train the officers of Sri Lankan Bribery Commission and Criminal Investigations Department(CID) regarding  combating of fraudulent activities   which the Secretary Of State Kerry has accepted.


US Secretary Of State John Kerry Arrived In Sri Lanka For A State Visit

The US Secretary Of State John Kerry had arrived Sri Lanka this morning for a two day official visit.He was welcomed by the Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera and the deputy foreign minister Ajith P Perera at the Katunayake International Air Port.

During his visit the US Secretary of State is due to hold bilateral  talks with Sri Lankan Leaders.On the arrival  he has said that USA will hepl Sri Lanka to restore democracy in the country.

Foreign Minister Managala Samaraweera has said that the visit of the US Secretary Of State John Kerry symbolizes the return of the Island Nation to the center of international affairs.

This is the first time a US Secretary Of State had arrived  in  Sri Lanka after

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