Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A Fire Erupted In A Building At Bambalapitiya

Image result for fireFive Fire Trucks belonging to the Fire Brigade are currently involved  in dousing a fire which erupted at a fourth  floor in a Building at Duplication Road,Bambalapitiya (Colombo-04)short while ago.

The cause for the fire  not yet been revealed .

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Cyclone "Kyant" Located In North East Of Sri Lanka Not Directly Effect The Country-Met Department

Cyclone "Kyant" which developed through the deep depression occurred in Bay Of Bengal will not directly effect Sri Lanka the Meteorology Department.

Cyclone "Kyant"now located around 1200 Kilo Meters north east of Sri Lanka.

However showers may occur in western,north western,sabaragamuwa and southern provinces in the mornings and showers or thunder showers may occur most parts in the country except Northern Province Met Department has stated.


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A Body Of A Youth Found Inside The Residence Of MP Wimal Weerawanshe At Hokandara

A body of a youth was found inside the residence  of Joint Opposition MP Wimal Weerawanshe at Hokandara (Colombo) today (26) it has been reported.


The deceased has been identified as a 24 year old Lahiru Weerasekere a friend of his son and frequent visitor of MP's residence.He had arrived in MP Weerawanshe's residence at Hokandara last night and stayed there according to reports.

As the person has seen lying down at residence MP Weerawansha's wife Shashi Weerawanshe had rushed him to the Jayawardenapura Teaching Hospital ,however he was pronounced as dead on admission.

Thalangama Police had recorded a statement from MP Weerawanshe's wife regarding the incident as per the complaint received by the Police.


Police Have Arrested A Male Massage Therapist Allegedly Attempted To Sexually Abuse An Austrian Female

A male massage therapist has been arrested by the Habaraduwa Police following a complaint lodged by a  24 year old Austrian Female stating  that the therapist attached to a massage center at Unawatuna  (Southern Province) had attempted to sexually abuse her during her body massage.


Accordingly the Austrian Female has stated through her complaint that she along with her boy friend had arrived in Unawatuna area yesterday (25)  and she visited the masage cenrtre there afterwards.Firstly the male therapist massage the austrian female's  head and her shoulder according to her request  and then attempted to sexually abuse her.

VAT Amendment Bill Passed At Parliament By Majority Of 53 Votes

The VAT (Value Added Tax) Amendment Bill was passed at Parliament this evening by a majority of 53 votes.

Accordingly the Bill passed at Parliament with 112 MP'  s voted in favour for and 46 voted against it during the second reading.65 MP'S were absent during the vote.

However as there was a division during third reading ,73 voted for the bill and 23 voted against it during the vote.

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                        SWEET POTATOES 

Besides simple starches, raw sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber and beta-carotene (a provitamin A carotenoid), while having moderate contents of other micronutrients, including vitamin B5, vitamin B6 and manganese (table).[37] When cooked by baking, small variable changes in micronutrient density occur to include a higher content of vitamin C at 24% of the Daily Value per 100 g serving (right table).[38][39]
The Center for Science in the Public Interest ranked the nutritional value of sweet potatoes as highest among several other foods.[40]

Sweet potato varieties with dark orange flesh have more beta-carotene than those with light-colored flesh, and their increased cultivation is being encouraged in Africa where vitamin A deficiency is a serious health problem. A 2012 study of 10,000 households in Uganda found that children eating beta-carotene enriched sweet potatoes suffered less vitamin A deficiency than those not consuming as much beta-carotene.[41]

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Cabinet Approved A Proposal To Appoint A Cabinet Sub Committee To Recommend Amendments To Muslim Marraige-Divorce Act

Image result for muslim marriage and divorce actCabinet has approved a proposal to appoint a Cabinet Sub Committee to find the ways for amending the Muslim Marriage -Divorce Act in Sri Lanka it has been revealed during the Cabinet Briefing held today(26).

The Cabinet Proposal was submitted to the Cabinet by Minister of Justice Wijedasa Rajapakshe.

Government is considering to amend the several sections of Muslim Marriage-Divorce  Act including the minimum age limit to marry under the Muslim Law.The proposed Cabinet Sub Committee is due to recommend the Cabinet  the suitable amendments should be made for the Muslim Marriage-Divorce Act it has been stated.

A Resident In Polonnaruwa Was Killed Due To A Wild Elephant Attack

Image result for wild elephantA 35 year old Person was killed due to a wild elephant attack at Labugahavatichchi Ela area in Polonnaruwa(North Central Province) this morning according to the sources.

The body of  the deceased who was a resident in Polonnaruwa has been sent to Polonnaruwa District General Hospital for autopsy.

Right To Information Act To Be Implemented With Effect From 04th Of February 2017

Image result for right to informationThe much awaited Right To Information Act is due to be implemented with effect from Sri Lanka's Independence Day, 04th of February 2017 according to the Deputy Minister of Media and Parliamentary Affairs Karunaratne Paranvithana .

The Right To Information Bill was passed in  Parliament with amendments in July last year.

The Act will allow public to get information regarding the Public Authorities .Information Officers will be provided a special training on how to provide information Deputy Minister has further stated.

15 Youth Arrested With Narcotics Near Srpadha

Police officers attached to Anti Corruption unit of the Hatton Police division had arrested 15 youth of the ages 20-25 whilst on pilgrim...