Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Sri Lanka To Be Self Sufficent In Sugar Production By The Year 2025-Finance Minister

A programne will be implemented soon which  enable Sri Lanka to  self sufficient in Sugar Production by the year 2025 according to the Minister Of Finance Ravi Karunanayake.

Under the first step of this programme 50% of the  total sugar requirement in the country will be locally produced by the year 2020 the Minister has stressed.

Fifteen Factories will be established in the country in view of promoting sugar cane production and to increase the sugar production in the country he has stated.

The annual consumption of sugar in Sri Lanka is 700,000 metric tonnes but the annual local sugar production in the country is 56,000 metric tonnes it has been revealed.

Through production of  sugar requirement  in the country locally can be saved Rs.35 billion annualy  which spent to import sugar to Sri Lanka  Finance Minister has said.


Attorney General Has Filed Indictments Against Former Minister Basil Rajapakshe And Three Others

The Attorney General Has today (19)filed indictments against former Minister Basil Rajapakshe and three others at Colombo High Court over alleged misappropriation of state funds in the "Divi Naguma" Department during the previous regime.

The indictments were filed when the case on misappropriation of state funds in the "Divi Naguma"Department was taken up for hearing today.

The former Minister Rajapakshe and three others were arrested and remanded over the allegation on 22nd of April 2015.

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Power Cuts Will Be Stopped From Today-Ministry Of Power And Energy

The Ministry Of Power and Energy has  stated that there will be no more power cuts from today (19) as the second genereator of the Norochchalai Coal Power Plant which broke down on last Sunday has been restored .

A fixed island-wide power cuts were introduced by the Ministry since last Monday following the breakdown of  Norochchalai Power Plant.


A Suspicion Arisen Whether The Details Of A Confidential Letter Signed By President Leaked To Former President Through The Resigned Head Of Bribery Commission -Cabinet Spokesman

President Maithripala Sirisena had criticized  the activities of three institutions including the Bribery Commission last week following a controversy arisen after the former Director General of the Bribery Commission who had resigned last Monday  informed the former president Mahinda Rajapakshe regarding a decision taken by the Commission to inspect alleged bank accounts stated as there at banks in Dubai belonging  to former president's family members  it has been revealed during the Cabinet Briefing hrld today (19)  at Government Information Department in Narahenpita.

There's a suspicion that the details of the confidential letter signed by President Sirisena recently allowing Bribery Commission to inspect the Dubai based bank accounts belonging to Rajapakshe Family may have leaked to former President through the resigned Director General of Bribery Commission Dilrukshi Dias Wikramasinghe the co cabinet spokesman Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has stated at the briefing.

Soon after the President signed that letter and handed over to former Bribery Commission head former president Rajapakshe phoned President Sirisena and asked him regarding the letter he has stated.


President Has Accepted The Resignation Of Director General Of Bribery Commission-Appointed A New Acting Director General

President Maithripala  Sirisena Has this evening Accepted the resignation letter sent by Director General of Bribery Commission Dilrukshi Dias Wikramasinghe.

The Director General Wikramasinghe has tendered  her resignation to the President last Monday(17).

She was appointed to the post by President Maithripala Sirisena on February 2015.

Meanwhile after  President has  Accepted the resignation letter of Dilrukshi Dias Wikramasinghe the Deputy Director General of the Bribery Commission Sunethra Jayasinghe has been appointed as the acting Director General Of Bribery Commission since this evening it has been reported.

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Cabinet Approved A Proposal To Change The Name Of "Divi Naguma" Programme

Image result for cabinet sri lanka logoThe Cabinet has approved a proposal to change the name of " Divi Naguma"programme implemented during previous government to "Samurdhi" according to the Co-Cabinet Spokesman Minister Gayantha Karunathilake.

The Minister has informed on this during the Cabinet Briefing held at Government Information Department today(19).


Thajudeen's Murder Case- Colombo Additional Magistrate Has Ordered To Further Remand The Imprisoned Former DIG Anura Senanayake and Crimes OIC Sumith Perera

The Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishantha Pieris has today(19)ordered to further remand the former Senior Deputy Inspector General Of Police (DIG)Anura Senanayake and former Crimes OIC in Narahenpita Police Sumith Perera until 02nd of November over the murder of former Sri Lankan Rugby Player Wasim Thajudeen.

As the suspect former DIG Anura Senanayake currently in a paying ward attached to the Colombo National Hospital ,The Colombo Additional Magistrate has today ordered him  to go back to Welikada Prison.

The Additional Magistrate has also directed the Sri Lanka Medical Council to hand over him the report regarding the investigation carrying out against  former Colombo Chief Judicial Medical Officer Ananda Samarasekera who is charged for transporting several parts of Thajudeen's body to the Private Medical Collage in Malabe before 30th of November.

Colombo District Court Has Extended The Interim Injunction Issued Against Short Documentary Film"Usaviya Nihandai"

Image result for usaviya nihandai filmThe Colombo District Court has today(19) extended the interim injunction issued against screening the short documentary film "Usaviya Nihandai"(Silence In the Court)directed by Award wining Sri Lankan film maker Prasanna Witahanage when the petition filed against the film was taken up for consideration today.

 Former Magistrate Lenin Rathnayake had filed the petition at Colombo District Court against the short documentary film by stating that the film is based on a false news report claiming he had sexually abused a female in June 1996.

After considering  the petition filed by former Magsitrate ,The Colombo District Court has issued an interim injunction order on 05th of October by preventing the screening of the 57 minute  short film which scheduled to be released to the local theaters on 06th of October.

However the film was screened recently in India International Center in New Delhi.

The case is due to hear again tomorrow(20).

 

HEALTH TIP


Image result for tamarindHealth benefits of Tamarind

  • Tamarind fruit contains certain health benefiting essential volatile chemical compounds, minerals, vitamins and dietary fiber.
  • Its sticky pulp is a rich source of non-starch polysaccharides (NSP) or dietary-fiber such as gums, hemicelluloses, mucilage, pectin and tannins. 100 g of fruit pulp provides 5.1 or over 13% of dietary fiber. NSP or dietary fiber in the food increases its bulk and augments bowel movements thereby help prevent constipation. The fiber also binds to toxins in the food thereby help protect the colon mucus membrane from cancer-causing chemicals.
  • In addition, dietary fibers in the pulp bind to bile salts (produced from cholesterol) and decrease their re-absorption in the colon; thereby help in expulsion of “bad” or LDL cholesterol levels from the body.
  • While lemon compose citric acid, tamarind is rich in tartaric acid. Tartaric acid gives sour taste to food besides its inherent activity as a powerful antioxidant. (Anti-oxidant E-number is E334). It, thus, helps human body protect from harmful free radicals.
  • Tamarind fruit contains many volatile phytochemicals such as limonene, geraniol, safrole, cinnamic acid, methyl salicylate, pyrazine and alkyl­thiazoles. Together, these compounds account for the medicinal properties of tamarind.
  • This prized condiment spice is a good source of minerals like copper, potassium, calcium, iron, selenium, zinc and magnesium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that helps control heart rate and blood pressure. Iron is essential for red blood cell production and as a co-factor for cytochrome oxidases enzymes.
  • In addition, it is also rich in many vital vitamins, including thiamin (36% of daily required levels), vitamin-A, folic acid, riboflavin, niacin, and vitamin-C. Much of these vitamins plays antioxidant as well as co-factor functions for enzyme metabolism inside the body.


    Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is a monotypic taxon, having only a single species.
    The tamarind tree produces edible, pod-like fruit which is used extensively in cuisines around the world. Other uses include traditional medicine and metal polish. The wood can be used in carpentry. Because of the tamarind's many uses, cultivation has spread around the world in tropical and subtropical zones.





Authorities Requested Motorists To Drive Their Vehicles At A Control Speed On Expressways

Image result for expressways sri lankaThe Road Development Authority has today(19) requested the Motorists who are using Expressways switched on the headlights of their vehicles when traveling through  Expressways amidst heavy showers.

Due to the  heavy showers prevailing in the country at present the Express Operational Authorities too advised Motorists to travel at a control speed to avoid accidents when they are using Expressways .

Colombo High Court Remanded Former UNP General Secretary Thissa Attanayake Until 05th Of December

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The Colombo High Court has today(19) remanded the former General Secretary of the United National Party(UNP) Thissa Attanayake until 05th of December for allegedly preparing fraudulent documents with fake signatures of President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe when he was the Health Minister of previous government.

The former UNP General Secretary has been remanded when he appeared before the court this noon following a court notice issued for him.

The Attorney General has indicted him over the charge on 09th of September.

STATE OF EMERGANCY DECLARED IN CHILIE'S CAPITAL SANTIAGO OVER AN UNREST

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