Sunday, November 6, 2016



Immigration Emigration Officials Arrested An Iranian National With A Fake Passport

The Immigration and Emigration officials have last morning (06) arrested an Iranian National with a fake passport in his possession at the Katunayake,Bandaranaike International Airport.

The suspected Iranian National was arrested after arrived at Katunayake Airport from Turkey.

During the questioning the suspect has revealed the authorities  that he had planned to migrate United Kingdom via Frankfurt,Germany.

The officials have found a french passport in possession of the suspect it has been reported.

Four Districts Have Received Landslide Warnings Due To The Adverse Weather condition

The national building research organization (NBRO) has issued  Landslide warnings to four districts in the country due to the adverse weather condition prevails in  at present.

Accordingly Galle,Matara,Rathnapura and Kaluthara districts received the Landslide warnings the NBRO has stated.People in these districts are advised to be vigilant as they may experience rock falls,earthslips and landslides due to the adverse weather condition it has been announced.

Meanwhile several areas in Galle and Matara Districts  have experienced floods yesterday (06)due to the heavy showers prevailing in there the Disaster Mabagement Center has stated.

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Health Minister To Take Action Against Some Oncologists Who Are Spreading Rumours On A Drug Shortage At Apeksha Hospital

Minister Of Health,Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has instructed the Health Ministry Secretary Anura Jayawikrame to investigate on some oncologists attached to the "Apeksha"Hospital in Maharagama who are  spreading rumours among patients that the Hospital has a drug shortage .

Some oncologists attached to Apeksha Hospital who refused to prescribe the essential Cancer Drug imported from Russia are behind the  creating of  this false drug shortage story the Minister has stated during a health institution heads meeting held at the Health Ministry .

Minister has advised the Health Minustry Secretary to conduct an investigation on this and submit an investigation report to him within one week period.After receiving the investigation report a disciplinary action will be taken against those oncologists who are refusing to accept the Russian cancer drug the Health Minister said.

A group of Oncologists attached to the Apeksha Hospital recently toured Denmark and a Pharmaceutical company importing Cancer Drugs to Sri Lanka was organized this tour Health Minister has stressed while stating a seperate investigation should be conducted in this regard.

A Person With A Hand Grenade In His Possession Arrested In Trincomalee

The Trincomalee Police have arrested a person who was responsible for number of crimes in the area  including of House Burglary with a live hand grenade  in his possession at linganagar in Trincomalee today (06).

The suspect is due to produce before Trincomalee Magistrate Court.Trincomalee Police are conducting further investigation on the incident.

Navy Have Arrested Five Local Fishermen Who Were Engaged in Illegal Fishing At Mannar.

Sri Lanka Navy have arrested five local fishermen who were engaged in illegal  fishing  by using banned fishing nets  and explosives in the seas off southern bar of Mannar(Northern Province).

Navy have taken into custody four unauthorized  fishing nets ,A dinghy boat,four pairs of diving fins and 550 Kilo Grammes of Fish along with the fishermen.

The arrested fishermen along with the equipment and fish were handed over to the assistant director of fidheries in mannar for future course of action.

Health Ministry To Introduce Health Pictorial Warnings For Local Tobacco Products Beedi And Cigars

Ministry Of  Health,Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine is considering to print health pictorial warnings on wrappers of altetnative tobacco products "Beedi" and "Cigars"(Suruttu) as done on Cigarette Packets the Director General Of Health Services Dr.Palitha Mahipala has stated.

"As Beedi and Cigars too harmful for human health there should be a plan to print health pictorial warnings on these products as well "Dr.Mahipala stressed.

The Ministry Of Health has introduced a  health pictorial  warnings For Cigarette Packets to print 80%  of it's  surface.

Cabinet had recently approved a proposal to increase the ses tax imposed on the   paper used to wrap Beedi from Rs.2000 to Rs3000 it has been revealed.


Police Have Arrested Six Suspects Believed To Be "Ava" Crimes Gang Members In Jaffna

Police have arrested six suspects believed to be the members of "Ava" Crimes Gang which have  terrorized in some areas in Jaffna.

Four of the suspects were arrested yesterday (05) and two were arrested today (06) according to the Police.

A group of Police Officers attached to the Crimes Investigations Department (CID) in  Colombo who are currently in Jaffna to carry out search opearations to arrest "Ava" group members had arrested these suspects with the assistance of Jaffna Police.

President Sirisena Left For India To Attend A Two Day International Conference

President Maithripala Sirisena had left for India this evening to attend a two day International Conference in Noida at Gautham Budh Nagar District ,organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) regarding framework convention on tobacco control.

President Sirisena is due to deliver a special speech at the inauguration of the Conference tomorrow (07) highlighting the need to tightening the tobacco control meassures.

Around 180 countries and international organizations like European Union  are due to participate in the conference .

During his Indian visit President Sirisena expects to meet Indian President Pranab Mukarjee this evening and hald talks .President is due to return to the country tomorrow evening.

Sri Lankan Airlines To Recruit Many Of The Terminated Mihin Lanka Airlines Staff To It's Staff

National Carrier Sri Lankan Airlines  has decided to recruit many of the employees attached to the terminated Budget Carrier Airlines  "Mihin Lanka ' which stopped all it"s business operations with effect  from. 31st of  October the Air Lines has announced.

Accordingly Sri Lankan Airlines  has already recruited  two batches comprising of more than fifty young cabin crew members  of former  Mihin Lanka Airlines to it"s staff .These cabin crew members have been issued   their appointment letters recently at Katunayake.

Those Mihin Lanka Employees who not received the opportunity to serve Sri Lankan Airlines will be provided of Service Severance Package according to the specified Government Guidelines.

Government  has earlier taken a policy decision to terminate Mihin Lanka  Airlines due to  it"s income loss .

Accordingly Sri Lankan Airlines will cover all 10 flying routes operated by Mihin Lanka as full service operations it has been announced.


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