Sunday, July 10, 2016

Health Ministry To Conduct A Special Three Day Dengue Control Programme In Eight Districts

The Ministry Of Health,Nutrition and Indeginous Medicine has decided to conduct a three day special dengue control programme from 13th to 15th of july in eight districts which are identified as dengue high risk areas in view of taking tough actions against those who are maintaining dengue mosquito breeding places within their premises.

Accordingly this programme will be conducted in colombo,gampaha,kandy,kaluthara,kurunagala,kegalle ,galle,mathara districts .A special forces have been appointed in every medical officers in health (MOH)area to take tough actions against dengue mosquito breeders the health ministry has stated.

During the three day programme health ministry is planning to destroy dengue mosquito breeding places in construction sites and in schools as dengue mosquito density in those places is identified as on the increase.

According to the latest statistics available over 22,000 dengue patients have been reported from the island during this year with 40 deaths.


Police Have Nabbed Five Treasure Hunters In Ethimale

The ethimale police have detained five persons who were excavating a land in a reserved area at
ethimale to secure a treasure it has been reported.

Along with the suspects Police have taken in to custody several equipment and religious items from the site.

The suspects are due to be produced before siyambalanduwa Magistrate Court and ethimale police are conducting an investigations on tne incident.

International Vesak Festival -2017 To Be Held In Sri Lanka-prime -Minister

The international vesak festival conducted by the united nations organization will be held in sri lanka hext year (2017) according to prime minister  ranil wikramasinghe.

United Nations has recently declared the vesak poya day as an international holiday.


US Assistant Secretary Of State Nisha Biswal Is Due To Arrive Sri Lanka This Week

The us assistant srcretary of state for south and central asian affairs nisha desai biswal is scheduled to arrived in island duting this week.The deputy assistant secretary to south asia manpreet singh anand will accompany her it has been reported.

During her visit  to sri lanka the us assistant secretary of state nisha biswal is due to hold discussions with sri lanka's political leaders and senior government officials on bi lateral economic corporation,reconciliation and democratic governance the us state department has announced.

Over 13,000 Armed Forces Deserters Have Been Legally Discharged From Service During Amnesty Period

During the Defence Ministry's extended  period of general amnesty over 13,000 deserters of the armed forces have been legally discharged from service according to the military spokesman Brigadier Jayanath Jayaweera.

By last friday (08) around 11,847 attached to the  army,679 attached to the navy and 525 of the Air Force who have deserted forces have been legally discharged from the service after obtained clearence from their service officers the military spokesman has stated.

The general amnesty period will end on this wednesday and after that a legal action will be taken against those who fail to legally discharge from armed services during the period.


Strong Winds To Be Occurred Throughout The Island And Surrounding Sea Areas -Met Department

The metereology department has today (10)  stated that strong winds can  be expected throughout the island and surrounding sea areas at times .

The speed of the wind in deep and shallow sea areas in the island wil be rough as the wind speed can be increased up to 60-70 kmph (kilo meters per hour) the department has announced.

Accordingly showers will occur western,sabaraga
muwa,North western and Central provinces and in the galle and matara districts and showers or thunder showers are likely to occur in few places in uva province probably in the evenings the met department  has stated.

Six Local Fishermen Have Detained With Equipment While Engaged In Illegal Fishing Practices

The  sri lanka navy  have today (10) detained six local fishermen who were engaged in illegal fishing practices in the northern seas off erukkulampiddi point .

Along with the six fishermen two dinghies (boats) and six  monofilament nets which are banned here were also taken into custody by the navy it has been reported.

Detained fishermen and  their equipment were handed over to the assistant director of fisheries in mannar district for future course of action the navy have announced.



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