Friday, April 1, 2016

Legal Action Finalized For 1050 Premises Which Maintaining Dengue Mosquito Breeding Places During First Three Days Of The Mosquito Control Week

During the raids carried out in first three days(29,30,31st of March) of the National Mosquito Control Week island wide   the authorities have identified 5378 premises that maintained Dengue Mosquito Breading Places and decided to take legal action against 1050 premises according to Ministry Of Health,Nutrition And Indigenous Medicine.

During the first three days of the Mosquito Control Weak a total number of 346,508 premises have been checked and notices were issued to 14,401 premises which having risk of breeding dengue mosquitoes the Ministry has stated.

Around 3000 Teams comprising with more  than 20,000 Health Personal and members of Tri Forces and Police are involving in the raids carrying  out under the mosquito control week.


Minister Arjuna Ranathunge Requested The President And PM To Dissolve The Cricket Board

The Minister of Ports and Shipping and former Sri Lankan Cricket Captain Arjuna Ranathunge has yesterday (01) requested President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe to dissolve the present Cricket Board and appoint an Interim Committee to administer Sri Lanka's Cricket.

This is the best solution for the crisis faced by Sri Lankan Cricket at present Minister Ranathunge has stressed.

If an Interim Cricket Committee has been appointed in view of  developing Cricket in Sri Lanka Minister Ranathunge has stated that he will give the leadership to  the committee 


Bribery Commission Has Filed A Case At Courts Against Former Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman And Two Others

The Bribery Commission has yesterday(01) filed a case at Colombo Magistrate Court against the former Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman Dr.Priyath Bandu Wikrama and two others regarding allegedly employing 319 Ports Authority Employees for election work during last years's Presidential Election. 

According to the Bribery Commission the former Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman and two others are responsible for employing the 319 Ports Authority workers for election work during the period October 2014 to January 2015 which caused a loss of Rs.65 million to Sri Lanka Ports Authority.

As a response to the Bribery Commission's request the Colombo Additional Magistrate has issued notices to former Ports Authority Chairman and two others to appear before the court.

Imprisoned Former Eastern Provincial Chief Minister Pillayan Has Been Further Remanded

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The former Chief Minister of the Eastern Province Sivannasathurai Chandrakanthan alias Pillayan who is in remand over the killing of former TNA(Tamil National Alliance) Parliamentarian Joseph Pararajasingham has been further remanded until 28th of April by the Batticloe Magistrate Court yesterday(01).

The former Eastern Province Chief Minister was produced before the Batticloe Magistrate Court yesterday(01).

Pillayan was charged over the killing of  former TNA MP Joseph Pararajasingham who was shot dead on 2005.


Sri Lanka To Seek Foreign Assistance To Restructure Loss Making Sri Lankan Air Lines -Minister Of International Trade

Sri Lankan Government is seeking foreign assistance to rescue the loss making  national Air Line Carrier "Sri Lankan Air Lines" which experiencing  nearly US Dollars 1 billion in debt according to Minister Of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe.

The country cannot bear the Rs.128 billion (US Dollars 872 million)debt being  experienced  by Sri Lankan Air Lines at present the Minister has stated.

Sri Lankan Government is expecting to restructure Sri Lankan Air Lines with either through a management agreement with a Foreign Air Line or through direct foreign capital he has stressed.

Meanwhile according to official reports Sri Lankan Government was held talks with a Middle Eastern Carrier to form an agreement in view of handing over the management of Sri Lankan Air Lines to a Foreign Carrier.

Sri Lankan Prime Minister To Visit China Next Week

Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wikramsinghe is due to leave China for a three day state visit from 06th to 09th of April.

During his visit Prime Minister Wikramasinghe is due to hold talks with Chinese Leaders on bi lateral relations and issues according to reports.

Sri Lanka and China are expected strengthen their long standing traditional relationship during the Sri Lankan Prime Minister's state visit to China the Chinese Government has announced.


Water Board Has Announced A Seven Hour Water Cut In Colombo Suburb Areas From Tomorrow Night

Image result for water cutThe National Water Supply And Drainage Board has announced today (01) a Seven Hour water cut will be implemented from 10 p.m tomorrow(02) to 5 a.m on Sunday(03) in several areas of Colombo Suburbs.

Accordingly the seven hour water cut will be effective in Kotahena,Grandpass,Modara,Mattakuliya,
 Baseline Road from Kelaniya Bridge to Dematagoda Junction and Sea Street with  all connected by roads  due to an urgent repairs the Water Board has stated.

Gate And Building Belonging To Passport Office Had Damaged Due To A Clash Occurred Between Front Line Socialist Party Supporters And Police

The Gate and the Building belonging to  Department Of Immigration and Emigration(Passport Office ) in Colombo had suffered damages today(01) due to a clash occurred at the Building between supporters of Front line Socialist Party and  the Police .

The supporters of the Front Line Socialist Party mainly University Students who had conducted a protest campaign in front of the building of Department Of Immigration and Emigration by demanding the release of Party's Political Bureau member Kumar Gunaratnam who was sentenced to one year imprisonment by the court for violating visa regulations ,have suddenly stormed in to the building and damaged it's properties according to reports.

The Gate and the Building suffered damages due to the  clash  occurred between Protesters  and Police when the Police Officers tried to disperse the protesters out of the building.


Implementation Of Proposed Value Added Tax Revisions Postponed

The Inland Revenue Department has decided not to implement the proposed Value Added Tax(VAT) Revisions which scheduled to be implemented with effect from today(01) until further notice.Accordingly the applicable VAT rate will remain as 1%  the commissioner general of Inland Revenue Department Kalyani Dissanayake has stated.

Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe has announced at Parliament in last March that the VAT Rate will be increased to 15% from the current rate of 11% with effect from 01st of April.The Prime Minister has also stated the government will impose capital gain tax.

Sri Lanka Navy And Police Narcotic Bureau Had Been Arrested 11 Foreign Nationals Along With 101 Kilo Grammes Of Heroin At Southern Coast

Sri Lanka Navy Personal along with Police Narcotic Bureau Officials had  been today(01) arrested 11 Foreign Nationals including 10 Iranians and 1 Pakistani who were transporting 101 Kilo Grammes Of Heroin through a foreign ship  at  Southern Coast of Sri Lanka .

The haul  of Heroin was smuggled from Pakistan via the Southern Sea and then transported  to Sri Lanka through a fishing trawler according to Sri Lankan Navy. The detained Foreign Ship which transported the haul of  Heroin was owned by the  11 Foreign Nationals  who were arrested during the raid it has been reported.

The arrested Foreign Nationals were identified as involved in the smuggling of heroin to Sri Lanka which had being operated jointly by Sri Lankan,Pakistani and Afghanistani agents .



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