Monday, October 17, 2016


A Group Of Negambo Fishermen Had Launched A Protest By Blocking The Colombo-Chilaw Railway Line

The train services at Colombo -Chilaw Railw
ay line were  interrupted since this morning as a group of fishermen in Negambo area had launched a protest by blocking the  Rail Way line from Galkanda Rail Way crossing.

These fishermen had launched the protest against mining  sand from seas off Negambo to build Port City it has been reported.

Due to the sand mining there's a risk of reducing  fish resource in surrounding areas of Negambo sea coast the protestors have stated.

SrI Lanka To Regain GSP+ Facility By End Of This Year-State Minister Niroshan Perera

The state minister of national policies and economic affairs Niroshan Perera has stated today (17) that the Sri Lankan government expected to regain GSP+ trade concession for the country's Apparel Sector by the end of this year following the successful discussions held between Sri Lanka Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe and higher officials of European Union at Brussels.

Several rounds of discussions held so far between Prime Minister Wikramasinghe and European Union officials have been successful he has stressed.

European Union had removed GSP+concession from Sri Lanka in 2009 and Sri Lanka has re applied for it  last June.

Three Persons Were Killed And Sixteen Others Injured And Hospitalized Due To A Bus-Tipper Collision

Three persons including a female were killed and sixteen  others injured and hospitalized due to a Colombo-Monaragala bound bus collidin
g  with a tipper truck transporting sand at Udawalawe area this evening it has been reported.

The injured  were admitted to the Embilipitiya Hospital for treatment.

Police have arrested  drivers of the bus and tipper truck regarding the accident.


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A 18 Year Old Youth Was Killed Due To An Accident On Galle-Matara Main Road

A 18 year old youth was killed and another 17 year old has been injured and hospitalized last night due to a Motor Cycle they were traveling in collided with another vehicle at Sambodhi Junction ,Magalle on Galle-Matara main road .

The critically injured youth were admitted to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital and one youth had been succumbed to his injuries  after the admission it has been reported.

The Motor Cycle which the youth were in collided with another vehicle when it entered the Galle Road  sources have stated.

Power Cuts Scheduled To Be Imposed From Today Has Changed After Discussions With Mahawali Hydro Power Complex Officials-Ministry Of Power

There's a possibility of reducing the duration of Power Cuts announced by the Ceylon Electricity Board as the Management Of Mahawali Hydro Power Complex has agreed to produce more electricity to National Grid according to the Minister of Power and Renewable Energy Ranjith Siyambalapitiya.

A discussion regarding producing more electricity to the national grid was held between the authorities of Mahawai Hydro Power Complex and officials of the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy this this morning.

The Ministry  has this morning announced a short power cuts in Island wide with effect from today as two and half hours for morning between 8 to 10.30 a.m and 1 hour for evening between 6 to 10 p.m except Colombo City limits.

After the discussion held today with officials of the  Mahawali Hydro Power Complex the
the Ministry Of Power has announced that the earlier power cut schedule has been changed now and accordingly power cuts will be imposed island wide  as one hour in the morning and half and hour in the evening except Colombo City limits.

The Gazette Notification on price reduction of 47 Drugs To Be Issued On This Friday-Director General Of Health Services

Image result for drugsThe Gazette Notification on price reduction of 47 widely used essential drugs is due to be issued on this Friday(21) the Director General Of Health Services Dr.Palitha Mahipala has announced today(17).

Addressing a Press Briefing held at his office in Ministry Of Health,Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine this morning Dr.Mahipala has stated that the Legal Draftsman's Office is scheduled to handed over the regulations regarding price reduction of 47 essential drugs by this Thursday(20) and the Gazette Notification signed by Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne will be issued next day (Friday).

The formula of Price reduction of essential drugs and the varieties of drugs subjected to be reduced will be announced during a press briefing scheduled to be held tomorrow(18) at Government Information Department in Narahenpita he has stressed.

After issuing the Gazette Notification on this Friday Health Ministry will check whether the Pharmacies in the country sell the 47 essential drugs prescribed for major diseases including Diabetes,High Blood Pressure and Heat Ailments for maximum retail price recommended by the price formula prepared by Independent Drug Regulatory Authority.

The Provincial Health Authorities will inspect the pharmacies to ensure the price reduction of drugs has been implemented Dr.Mahipala has stated.


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Health benefits of passion fruit
  • Delicious, passion fruit is rich source of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. 100 g fruit contains about 97 calories.
  • The fruit is a very good source of dietary fiber. 100 g fruit pulp contains 10.4 g or 27% of fiber. Good fiber in the diet helps remove cholesterol from the body. Being a good bulk laxative, it also helps protect the colon mucous membrane by decreasing exposure time to toxic substances in the colon and wiping off cancer-causing toxic substances from the colon.
  • Passion fruit is good in vitamin C, providing about 30 mg per 100 g. Vitamin-C (ascorbic acid) is a powerful water soluble anti-oxidant. Consumption of fruits rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against flu-like infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals.
  • The fruit carry very good levels of vitamin-A (provides about 1274 IU per 100 g), and flavonoid antioxidants such as ß-carotene and cryptoxanthin-ß. Current research studies suggest that these compounds have antioxidant properties, and along with vitamin A are essential for good eye-sight.
  • Vitamin A is also required for maintaining healthy mucus membranes and skin. Consumption of natural fruits rich in vitamin-A, and flavonoids may helps to protect from lung and oral cavity cancers.
  • Fresh granadilla is very rich in potassium. 100 g fruit pulp has about 348 mg of potassium. Potassium is an important component of cells and body fluids, and helps regulate heart rate and blood pressure.
  • Furthermore, granadilla is a very good source of minerals. Iron, copper, magnesium and phosphorus are present in adequate amounts in the fruit. 
Passion Fruit Leaf Is Nature's Formula For Blood Pressure, Insomnia an. There are many potential benefits of the passion flower when it is used as a dietary supplement. This herb is commonly used to help treat conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, and seizure disorders.

Director General Of Bribery Commission Has Tendered Her Resignation

Image result for resignationDirector General of the Bribery Commission Dilrukshi Dias Wikramasinghe has today(17) tendered her resignation to President Maithripala Sirisena it has been reported.

President Sirisena had last week accused three institutions  namely Bribery Commission,Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division(FCID) and Criminal Investigations Department(CID) by claiming these institutions are acting according to a political agenda and criticized the way Bribery Commission recall former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakshe and former Naval Commanders to the Commission.

President has also stated that although he is appointing the heads  for Commissions he was not informed on any of the previous activity of these Commissions.

The Director General Of the Bribery Commission Dilrukshi Dias Wikramasinghe was formally attached to the Attorney General's Department and appointed to the head post of the Commission by President Sirisena on 12th of February 2012.

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