Sunday, November 27, 2016


Tobacco Company Should Contribute Rs.500 Million To President's Fund As A Tax-Health Minister

Minister of Health,Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
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Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has yesterday (27)requested the Ceylon Tobacco Company to contribute Rs.500 million to the President's Fund to conduct an anti tobacco programme as a tax not as a grant which was earlier proposed through the budget by Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

As accepting the money from the  tobacco company  to conduct activities in health sector is illegal under the framework convention of tobacco control signed by 182 countries including Sri Lanka  company  should contribute the Rs.500 million to the president's fund as a tax health minister has stressed.

Twenty Three Adult And Child Beggers Were Arrested From Kataragama Religious Site

Police with the assistance of officials attached to
Kataragama Dvisional Secretariet had arrested 23 adult and child beggers who were involved in begging at the Kataragama religious site.

Accordingly 15 child beggers and 08 adult beggers were arrested from the religious site and they are due to be produced before the Thissamaharama Magistrate Court.

Katharagama Police are conducting an investigations on the incident.


Train Services In Hunupitiya Rail Track Delayed Due To A Cement Mixer Truck -Train Collision

Train Services in Hunupitiya Rail Track had been
delayed for 45 minutes this morning as a result of  a cement mixer  truck colliding  with a express train travelling from Vavuniya to Matara at the station.

Due to the carelessness of the driver in cement mixer truck it entered the railway crossing although rail gate was closed at that time and  as a result  met with the accident police have stated.

As a result of the accident the express train has reached Colombo Fort railway atation 45 minutes later than the scheduled time.

Wild Life Officers Arrested Five Persons Over Killing Deers In Hambanthota

Wild Life officers  have today(27)arrested five persons
on suspicion of killing Deers at Hambanthota District(In Southern Province).

The five suspects were arrested over killing of  two Deers according to the Wild Life Officers.

Consumer Affairs Authority Has Sealed 33 Sacs Of Animal Feed Dhal Prepared To Issue For Humans At Wattale

Consumer Affairs Authority has today (27) sealed 33
sacs containing   20 kilo grammes  of Dhal each use to feed animals but prepared to issue for human consumption at a store in Wattale.

The Businessman who owned the store has a licence to purchase animal food but , he is reported as purchasing out dated stocks of dhal  which use to feed animals and issue them for human consumption.



A Sri Lankan Who Attempted To Smuggle 30 Kilo Grammes Of Silver Arrested At Katunayake Airport

The Airport Customs officers had today (27)arrested a  39 year old Sri Lankan who attempted to smuggle  30 kilo grammes of Silver into the country at Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport .

The suspect was arrested after he arrived  from Dubai according to the customs officers.

The stock of Silver which found concealed in his luggage is worth around Rs.2.7 million it has been reported.

Airport  Customs Officers are conducting an investigation on the incident.

Five Persons Were Killed Due To A Car- Train Collision At Wadduwa

Five Persons were killed following a car they were travelling in colliding with a train travelling from Galle to Colombo at an unprotected railway crossing in pothupitiya ,Wadduwa this evening.

The car  collided with the train while it was attempting  to cross the railway crossing it has been reported.

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