Thursday, September 29, 2016


Distributing Of Expensive "Stents" Among Coronary Heart Patients In Government Hospitals Free Of Charge Has Begun

Provision of expensive "Stents" which used to open blockage of arteries of coronary heart patients in Government Hospitals free of charge ,had begun yesterday (29) with the distribution of 500 "Stents" imported to Sri Lanka by the Ministry of Health,Nutrition and Indiginous Medicine.

A stock of around 500 "Stents" imported to Sri Lanka to distribute among coronary heart patients in government hospitals free of charge  had been arrived in Medical Supplies Division on last Wednesday (28) according to the Health Ministry.

Another stock required by government hospitals for next three months is due to be receieved shortly and the State Pharmaceutical Corporation (SPC) has ordered the required stock of "Stents"needed for next year as well the Ministry has stated.

After the discussions held between Cardiologists attached to the Government Hospitals and the Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne the Minister has instructed the Health Ministry officials to provide "Stents" free of charge for every coronary heart patient registered in govetnment hospital who needs a one.

Health Ministry had spent over Rs.37 milion to import the first stock of "Stents" to Sri Lanka with one costing around Rs.75,000 it has been reported.The money spent to import these  "Stents" is saved through abolishing several corrupt tender deals in the  Health Sector the Minister has stated.


Four Rehabilitated Former LTTE Rebels Have Been Handed Over To Their Families

Four former LTTE Rebels who had been rehabilitated at the Rehabilitation Center in Poonthottam in Vavuniya (Northern Province) have been handed over to their families recently.

Another 15 former LTTE Rebels are being rehabilitated in Rehabilitation Center at Poonthottam it has been reported.

Navy Had Arrested Two Local Fishermen Engaged In Illegal Fishing

Sri Lanka Navy Personal had today (29)arrested two local fishermen who were engaged in illegal fishing by using banned nets  in the seas off Sampur Area(Eastern Province) it has been reported.

Along with the suspected local fishermen Navy Personal had taken into custody few banned fishing nets and a Dinghi Boat used for fishing.

The arrested fishermen and the equipment were handed over to the fisheries inspectors in Muththur Area for further investigations according 

Cabinet Has Approved A Proposal To Impose A 15% Value Added Tax On Cigarettes Plus Increasing The Production Tax On All Types Of Cigarettes

The Cabinet has few hours ago approved a proposal to impose a 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) on Cigarettes and to increase the Production Tax imposed on   Cigarettes and other local Cigarette  Products by Rs.5 the Government Information Department has announced.

Cabinet has  also approved a proposal  to increase the Import Ses Tax imposed on imported "Beedi" leaves  by Rs.1000 per Kilo Gramme from Rs.2000 to Rs.3000.

Also approval has been given by the Cabinet members to the authorities to take alternative steps to minimize the tobacco use in the country Information Department has stated.

Cabinet has made these decisions after considering the Joint Proposal submitted by President Maithripala Sirisena and Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne  to increase the Tax imposed on Cigarettes to 90% from 72%.


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All Municipal Councils In The Country To Refrain From Collecting Undivided Garbage With Effect From 01st Of November

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The Ministry Of Local Government and Provincial Councils has today(29) announced that all Municipal Councils throughout the Island had decided to  refrain from collecting residential garbage which is not divided("Segregated" like plastics,glass etc) with effect from 01st of November 2016.

All disposed waste in all residencies,shops,hotels,schools,hospitals and state institutions should be divided into three categories as biodegradable waste,non biodegradable waste and plastic/glass according to the Ministry.

An agreement regarding refraining collecting undivided disposed waste has been reached during the discussions held this morning between Minister of Local Government and Provincial Councils Faizar Musthapha,the secretary of the ministry,all municipal commissioners and officials it has been reported.

Minister Musthapha has stated during the discussion that steps will be taken to establish environmental police to take strict action against persons who are disposing waste on the roadside.

Nine Suspects Arrested Over The Murder Of Bambalapitiya Based Businessman Sulaiman Had Been Further Remanded

Image result for court orderThe Colombo Magistrate Court has today (29)further remanded the nine suspects arrested and remanded over the murder of Bambalapitiya(In Colombo) based Businessman Mohommad Shakeeb Sulaiman  until 13th of October .

The suspects were further remanded after being produced before the Colombo Magistrate Court this morning.

The Bambalapitiya based businessman Sulaiman was abducted by a group persons near his residence in Bambalapitiya on 21st of August and his body was later found near Mawanella area on 24 th of August.

Army Intelligence Officer Who Is In Remand In Connection With Lasantha Wikramathunge's Murder Has Been Further Remanded

Image result for court orderThe Army Intelligence Officer who was  arrested in connection with the assassination of    former Editor of "Sunday Leader" Newspaper Lasantha Wikramathunge has been further remanded until 13th of October by the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court today(29).

The suspect has been further remanded after being produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court this morning.

The Army Intelligence Officer  had been arrested and remanded over the abduction,unlawful detention and questioning of  the driver of  assassinated Editor Lasantha Wikramathunge.


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Air Port Customs Officers Had Arrested A Chinese Female While Attempting To Smuggle A Stock Of Gems

Image result for arrestedAir Port Customs Officers had yesterday(28) arrested a 30 year old Chinese female  at Katunayake ,Bandaranaike International Air Port while attempting to smuggle a stock of Gems worth more than Rs.1.1 million out of the country illegally it has been reported.

The suspected female  had arrived in the Katunayake Air Port yesterday nigh to board a flight to Hong Kong according to the Customs Officers.

Customs Officers had also taken into custody few gem detecting equipment while in possession of the suspected female.

79 Corona Positives Had Been Discharged From Hospitals Today (02)

A total of 79 Corona positives had been discharged today (02) from Hospitals after full recovery it has been reported . Accordingly th...