Monday, April 25, 2016


A Person Was Killed By Wild Elephants At Siyambalanduwa

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A person who was sleeping inside a crop tent at Kongaspitiya in Siyambalanduwa Area(In Uva Province) was killed yesterday(25) due to the attacks of Wild Elephants it has been reported.

Due to the critical injuries received the person has died on the spot according to the Police.

The deceased was a resident of Hali Ela in Badulla District the Police have stated.


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A University Student Had Fallen To Sea And Died At Nilaveli

Image result for drownedA University Student had fallen to sea later died whilst viewing coral reefs near the sea coast of Pigeons Island in Nilaveli(Eastern Province) yesterday(25) according to Police.

The deceased University Student was viewing coral reefs with 12 of his fellow university students when the incident has occurred it has been reported.

The life saving officers attached to Nilaveli Police have managed to rescue the Student ,however he has pronounced as dead after being admitted to Nilaveli Hospital,

Health Minister To Approve Future Foreign Tours Of Top Health Officials

Image result for sri lanka health ministryIn future Top Health Sector Officials should get the approval of Health Minister prior to going abroad according to the Ministry Of Health,Nutrition And Indigenous Medicine.

At present Health Ministry Secretary approves the foreign tours of  Top Health Sector Officials.The new decision is applying to doctors attached to Provincial Hospital as well the Ministry Of Health has stated.

Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has instructed the Health Ministry Secretary Anura Jayawikrame to issue a circular regarding the new decision.


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“We love the night and its quiet; and there is no night that we love so well as that on which the moon is coffined in clouds.” 
― Fitz-James O'Brien

Out Of The 3800 Doctors Vacancies In Govt.Hospitals 1080 Vacancies Had Filled Already -Health Minister

Out of the 3800 Vacancies of Doctors prevailing in government hospitals island wide 1080 vacancies had been filled during this year up to now and  rest of the vacancies scheduled to  be filled by June according to Minister Of Health,Nutrition And Indigenous Medicine Dr.Rajitha Senaratne.

During the process of filling doctor's  vacancies at Government Hospitals island wide justice has done  to all the hospitals and Ministry has not filled doctors vacancies according to the wishes  of Government Medical Officers Association(GMOA) the Minister has stated .

Addressing a Provincial Health Minister's Summit held yesterday(25) at National  Blood Bank Auditorium in Narahenpita, Minister Dr.Senararne has revealed that after filling all the health staff vacancies in government hospitals  the Ministry Of Health  will request from the Provincial Health Ministers to re open closed government hospitals in their provinces.


Drama At The Independent Drug Regulatory Authority As Two Officers Functioning As Chief Executive Officer

The Independent Drug Regulatory Authority  today(25) had two Officers to function as Chief Executive Officer(CEO)as Professor krishantha Weerasuriya who is holding the post and faced heavy criticisms from   Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has returned to his office at the Authority after being abroad for two weeks while Dr.Kamal Jayasinghe who was appointed as acting CEO by the Health Minister in   absence of Professor Weerasuriya too was there.

Minister Of Health Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has last week advised the Health Authorities to take  disciplinary action against Professor Krishsantha Weerasuriya for going  abroad without getting proper approval from the Health Ministry.

However it has been reported that the aides of Professor Weerasuriya at the Independent Drug Regulatory Authority have stated that Proffesor himself received the approval from Ministry of Health to go abroad.

Although Professor Weerasuriya returned to the island after being abroad and reported to work at his office still there are no reports regarding Health Ministry's decision to take a disciplinary action against him .

Government To Create A Safe Environment Free From Violence For Girls And Women

The Government has decided to implement  a stable legal mechanism within next six weeks in view of creating a safe environment free from violence for girls and women according to the Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe's office.

In view of making it reality a special ministerial sub committee is due to be appointed to ensure the creation of  such a legal frame work Prime Minister's Office has stated through a statement.

Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe has personally instructed the authorities to develop the mechanism which activate the proposed action plan of creating a safe environment free from violence for girls and women within next six weeks.Prime Minister has also advised the need of having a monitoring procedure to facilitate the plan.


Former LTTE Rebel "Ram"Has Been Detained For Questioning

The Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) had yesterday (24)detained the former LTTE Rebel "Ram" at Thambuluvil Area in Ampara(Eastern Province) for questioning according to the Police.

Ram was rehabilitated after end of the armed conflict in north and east in 2009 under the government's rehabilitation programme and released four years ago.

Airport Customs Officers Have Arrested A Pakistani National With 8.7 Kilo Grammes Of Heroin At Katunayake International Air Port

Image result for arrestedSri Lanka Air Port Customs Officers have today(25) arrested a Pakistani National with 8.7 Kilo Grammes of Heroin on his arrival at Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport .

The haul of Heroin in possession of the Pakistani National worth around Rs.87 Million according to the Airport Customs Officers.

The suspect has arrived in Katunayake Airport from Doha,Qatar through a Qatar Airways Flight it has been reported.


Eight Female Tea Pluckers Were Hospitalized Following A Wasp Attack In Hatton

Image result for tea pluckersEight Female Tea Pluckers attached to Shannon Tea Estate in Hatton(In Up Country) were injured and admitted to Watawala Hospital following  a Wasp Attack according to the sources.

These female workers have faced the wasp attack while they were plucking tea at the estate the sources have revealed.Their condition is not serious it has been reported.