Tuesday, March 8, 2016


Health Ministry Has Decided To Get More Kidneys From Brain Death Patients For Kidney Transplants

Due to the difficulty of getting a sufficient  amount of Kidneys to transplant for Kidney Failure Patients,The Ministry Of Health,Nutrition and Indigenous  Medicine has decided to take more Kidneys from Brain Death Patients with the approval of their relatives .

Through this decision Kidney Failure Patients who needs Kidney Transplants will be able to get a suitable Kidney for the transplants without any difficulty Dr.Mahipala has stressed.

Around 4000 to 5000 Kidney Patients are being reported from Sri Lanka annually Director General  Of Health Services said.

During First Two Months Of This Year Sri Lankan Computer Emergency Response Team Has Received 400 Internet Related Complaints

During the first two months of this year Sri Lanka Computer Emergency Response Team has received around 400 complaints regarding the internet according to the Team.

Around 80% of these complaints were regarding fake Facebook accounts the Computer Emergency Response Team has said.

Complaints have been received regarding an unauthorized accessing to Facebook Accounts and a Money Racket conducted through E Mails as well  the team has stressed..

Prime Minister And President Have Stressed The Need To Empowering Women in All Aspects

Both the Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe and President Maithripala Sirisena  have stated the need to empowering of women in all fields through their statements issued behalf of the International Women's Day  which falls yesterday(08).

Prime Minister Wikramsinsghe has stated that the Government will create an environment acknowledges the gender equality and ensures economic empowerment and recognition for all the women.

The  Government  have a collective responsibility to ensure that women are assured of protection.honor and an  appreciation in every aspect.

Meanwhile President Sirisena has stated through the statement issued regarding International W omens Day that  the legal and social barriers that prevents women from reaching social leadership and positions should be removed.

Police Have Arrested A Youth Regarding The Gun Shooting Incident Occurred In Front Of Welikada Prison

The Police have yesterday (08) arrested a 26 year old youth at Weligama(In Southern Province) over the gun shooting incident occurred in front of Welikada Prison on last Saturday that injured a Pregnant Woman.

The Injured Pregnant Woman has face this incident after she went to see a Prison Inmate in Welikada Prison,The injured  is currently receiving treatment at  the Colombo National Hospital.


Bail Application Filed Behalf Of Former President's Son Yoshitha And Four Others To Be Taken to Consideration On 14th Of March

The Bail Application filed behalf of  Yoshitha Rajapakshe the imprisoned son  of Former President Mahinda Rjapakshe and four others who are in prion for Money Laundering Charges is due to be taken to consideration by Colombo High Court on 14th of March.

The decision on   taking to  Consideration the Bail Application has taken when the case filed against Yoshitha and four others on Money Laundering Charges was taken up for hearing yesterday(08) at Colombo High Court.

Earlier the High Court was dismissed the bail application filed behalf of the Yoshitha and four others in prison on 29th of February.

The case against the five accused over the Money Laundering Charges is due to be taken to consideration on 14th of March.

Sri Lanka To Host An International Donors Conference To Get Financial And Technical Assistance To Develop War Hit North And Eastern Povinces

The Government is due to convene an International Donor Conference probably in middle of this year to get an International Financial and Technical Assistance to develop former war torn areas in North and East and had requested Japan to take the lead of that Conference according to State Minister Of National Policy And Economic Development Niroshan Perera.

The Donors Conference will be called as Technical Assistance Plus Financial Assistance for the North and East the State Minister has said.

When the Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe has visited Japan recently he has personally requested the Japanese Government to take the lead of organizing an International Donors Conference for North and East and they are now organizing it Minister has stressed.

The Government has already discussed with many countries including China  regarding getting financial investment and assistance to develop war hit North and Eastern Provinces he has further stated.


Right To Information Bill Was Not Presented To The Parliament Today(08) As Planned

The Right to Information Bill which due to be presented to the Parliament today(08) has not been presented due to failure of getting approval from Northern Provincial Council to it according to Minister of Media and Parliamentary Reforms Gayantha Karunathilake.

All other Provincial Councils in the country have approved  Right To Information Bill and Government will take steps to get   approval of Northern Provincial Council to the Bill  during 11-12 of March when  the council meets.

After getting approval from the council the Bill will be presented to  Parliament at the  next Parliament Sitting the Minister has further said.

President Of Pakistan Has Arrived In Sri Lanka For A Two Day Official Visit

The President Of Pakistan Mamnoon  Hussain has today(08) arrived in Sri Lanka along with a 12 member delegation on  a two day official state visit.

During his tour Pakistani President is due to meet top officials of the government including President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe and hold bilateral talks with them.


Minister Of Fisheries Mahinda Amaraweera Has Been Appointed As New General Secretary Of UPFA

The Minister Of Fisheries And Aquatic Resources Mahinda Amaraweera has been appointed as the new General Secretary of United Peoples Freedom Alliance(UPFA).

He has filled the vacancy created in General Secretary Post of UPFA due to the death of former General Secretary Professor Vishwa Warnapala.

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Minister Amaraweera as the new General Secretary of UPFA during a party meeting held today(08).

Malnutrition Among Local Children Under 5 Years Is On The Decrease-Over Nutrition Among School Children Is On The Increase

Malnutrition among Sri Lankan Children under 5 years old is on the decrease and Over Nutrition among School Children in the country is on the increase according to Ministry Of Health,Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine .

Accordingly the Malnutrition among Children under 5 years has decreased from 21% to 15.5%  the Ministry has said.However over nutrition among School Children is currently increasing rapidly due to the bad food habits and living style( like lack of exercise) the Ministry has said.

Due to the over nutrition problem obesity and diabetes among School Children too are on the increase Health Ministry has stated.


Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Arrived Sri Lanka With 130 Thai Delegates For A Four Day State Visit

The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand Somkid Jatusripitak along with around 130 delegates representing Government and Private Sectors had arrived Sri Lanka this morning for a four day official visit.

The objectives of the Thai Deputy Prime Minister's  Sri Lankan Visit is to follow up the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's state visit to Thailand  last year particularly in  areas of Trade and Investment between Sri Lanka and Thailand in the fields of  Tourism,Agriculture,Fisheries,Construction,Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Goods.

During his Visit Deputy Premier Somkid is due to meet Government Leaders including Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe and hold bi lateral talks.

Prime Minister Has Announced Government's Proposed Tax Amendments to The Parliament

By making a special statement in Parliament on Proposed Tax Amendments of the Government  shortwhile ago ,Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe has stated that the Value Added Tax(VAT) will not be imposed on essential commodities and electricity and the Nation Build Tax(NBT) will not be increased .

According to the Prime Minister the Nation Building Tax will be remained at 2% and Value Added Tax will brought  up to 15%.Government will reintroduce the  Capital Gain Tax he has said.

In view of boosting the local economy Sri Lanakan Government looking forward to work closely with China,India ,United States and other countries he has further said.firstly Sri Lanka should break up the debt trap Prime Miniaster has said.

Sri Lanka To Remove Food Flavoring Ingredient "Monosodium Glutamate "(MSG) From The Market-Director General Of Health Services

The Food Flavouring Ingredient "Monosodium Glutamate" popularly known as  MSG  which used to flavour processed foods mostly will be removed from the local market within next two weeks due to it's effect to human health according to Director General Of Health Services Dr.Palitha Mahipala.

Addressing a Media Seminar held at Health Education Bureau in Colombo this morning Dr.Mahipala has said the decision to remove MSG from local market has taken after considering it's impact to human health.

MSG widely used for preparing Korean,Japanese and Chinese cuisines and if consumed more than the required amount MSG may cause symptoms like  Headaches,Burning Sensations along the back of the neck ,chest tightness,nausea and sweating according to Medical Experts.

The food industry in foreign countries as well as in Sri Lankan using MSG to enhance meat and savoury flavors in food and it is widely added the savory prepared and processed foods like frozen foods,spice mixes ,salad dressings ,canned and dry soups and meat and fish based products .In some countries MSG used as a table top seasoning.according to experts.



French Bus Driver Dies Over Face Mask Attack

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