Thursday, November 30, 2017


Law And Order Minister Has Ordered Acting IGP To Cancel Leave Of Police Officers

Minister of Law and Order and Southern Development
Sagala Ratnayake has ordered the acting Inspector General Of Police(IGP) D.C Wikramaratne Yesterday (30)to cancel a leave of all Police Officers in view of deploying them on special duties at adverse weather affected areas.

The Minister has also informed the acting IGP to organize special mobile Police petrol to protect the household equipment of the evacuated people in adverse weather hit areas.


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Water Levels Of Nilwala,Gin And Kalu Rivers Are On The Increase

Due to the adverse weather affected to Southern  and
Sabaragamuwa Provinces the water levels of Nilwala,Gin and Kalu Rivers are on the increase according to the Disaster Management Center.

The Center again has advised the people living in low land areas around the rivers to be vigilant over possible floods .

Government To Provide Rs.10,000 For An Adverse Weather Affected Family

Government will provide Rs.10,000 each for families
affected due to the adverse weather according to the Minister of Disaster Management Anura Priyadarshana Yapa.

President Maithripala Sirisena had yesterday (30)advised the Presidential Secretary Austin Munasinghe and the Minister Yapa from South Korean Capital Seoul to get the assistance of tri forces to provide relief for those who are affected due to the adverse weather.

Meanwhile Ministry of Home affairs had introduced 1902 hotline  to the public to inform any incident related to adverse weather.

Thirty One Persons Had Arrested Over Attempting To Go Abroad Illegaly Through Boats

Arachchikattuwa Police had arrested 31 persons who
attempted to go to three countries illegally though  boats in Naguleliya area of  Arachchikattuwa area today (30).

Accordingly the group of persons arrested has planned to go to Australia,New -Zealand and Italy through boats.

The arrested persons are residents of Jaffna,Udappuwa and Mulathivu areas and they had  left from Udappuwa coastal area and due to the adverse weather their boats washed away to Naguleliya area  according to the Police.

Police Had Arrested Nine "Ava" Group Members With It's Leader

Police had today(30) arrested six members of the
Jaffna underworld sword group "Ava"group including it"s leader Mohommad Ikram  while staying in a house at Biyagama area.

As per the information received from them another three "Ava" group members had arrested in Vavuniya and Paranthan areas with three sharp objects,four swords and a hand bomb in their possession.

The arrested suspects are of the ages 17-22 years.

Many Families In Landslide Risk Areas Have Been Evacuated

Many families in landslide risk areas of Meeriyabadde-Koslanda,Ella and Haputhale
areas have been evacuated from their houses and moved them  to temporary shelters today (30).

Accordingly 15 families in kolathanne  ,Gurukandura village of Ella  Divisional Secretariat and 173 families in Galanorwatte,Belwood and Govawatte estates had removed from their houses and shifted to temporary shelters  today .

Three Vehicles Got Damaged Due To A Fallen Rocks

Three vehicles had damaged due to a falling of rocks
and sand on to the Ratnapura-Badulla main road at  Haldummala,Haputhale and Beragala areas today (30).

Accordingly a Van,Three Wheeler and a Lorry were damaged due to the incident.However no one in the vehicles got injured it has been revealed.

The Rocks and sand fallen on to the road had been removed according to reports.


A Lorry Driver And His Assistant Were Critically Injured Due To A Road Accident

A Lorry driver and his assistant have been critically
injured and hospitalized after a  small lorry they were travelling  from Maskeliya to Hatton veering  off the road on Maskeliya-Hatton main road and fallen down into a 75 foot deep precipice  last evening (29).

The Lorry had faced this incident when it attempted to allow space to another Lorry and the small Lorry had slipped on the road and fallen down in to the precipice  as a result of the adverse weather according to the Police.

Seven Persons Had Died ,Five Others Missing And Two Hundred Thousand Are Being Displaced Due to Adverse Weather

Around 07 persons had died ,05 persons are missing
and 20,000 are being displaced due to the adverse weather condition including heavy showers and strong winds which affected many districts according to the Disaster Management Center.

Around 1036 displaced persons have been moved in to temporary shelters with the help of tri forces and police due to the situation .

Due to the strong winds and Heavy Showers 202 houses were completely destroyed and another 3250 houses were partially damaged the Center has stated.

Out of the 202 houses that were completely destroyed 157 houses were situated in Kalutara District it has been revealed.

Around 672 small and medium scale business establishments in Kalutara District and 04 such establishments  in Badulle-Passara area have been damaged due to the Adverse weather it has been reported.

Few Large Trees In Viharamaha Devi Park Too Had Fallen To The Ground Due To Adverse Weather

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Few large  Trees in the famous Viharamaha Devi Park in Town Hall area had fallen on to the ground due to the strong winds it has been reported.

Last night a tree had fallen on to a Motor Car in Kiribathgoda by injuring two persons and incidents related to fallen trees  were reported in many parts of the island since lat evening (29).

Meanwhile the Colombo Urban Council has requested the public to inform on road obstructions occurred due to the fallen trees within Colombo Municipal Council limits to the number 0777 313247 or to the hot line 110.

Wild Life Department Requested Public To Avoid Visiting Yala Park And Horton Plains

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The Wild Life Conservation Department has requested the public top avoid visiting Yala National Wild Life Park and Horton Plains National Park due to the adverse weather condition prevails in there submerged the  entry roads to the two Parks .

Due to the adverse weather the zone-02 of the Yala Park had been closed down the Department has stated.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017




Red Notices Issued To Two Areas In Ratnapura And Badulle On Landslides

Image result for landslide warningsRed notices were issued to the two divisional secretariats in Ratnapura and Badulla Districts by the National Building Research Organization(NBRO) which are identified as highly risk areas for landslides .

Accordingly Kolonna District Secretariat in Ratnapura and Kandamulle District Secretariat in Badulle were received these red notices and people those areas have been  advised to be evacuated from their houses according to the NBRO.

Disaster Management Center Has Issued Landslide Warnings To Eight Districts

Image result for landslide warningsDisaster Management Center has issued landslide warnings to Eight Districts due to the adverse weather condition experienced by these Districts at present.

Accordingly Galle,Matara,Hambanthota,Nuwara Eliya,Ratnapura,Badulle,Matale and Monaragala areas were received landslide warnings for a 24 hour period..

People in these areas should be vigilant over landslide signs due to the situation the Center has announced.

Mother Nature Unkind To Many Areas As Strong Winds And Heavy Showers Caused Tree Falls,Power Cuts And Disruption Of Transport Activities In Five Districts

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Mother nature unkind to many areas in Five Districts since last evening as falling of trees as a result of the strong winds up to 80 Kilo Meters per hour experienced in  Galle,Matara ,Hambanthota ,Colombo and Kalutara had destroyed many properties and houses and disrupted electricity supply as well.

Due to the fallen trees as a result of the strong winds many areas in Galle,Matara and Hambanthota  experiences electricity cuts since last evening.The restoring of electricity supply to  these areas are being delayed due to the continuous sowers and winds the authorities have stated.

Transport activities in many areas in southern province including Ambalangoda area have been disrupted since last evening as a result of the fallen trees towards the main roads .Sign boards fallen on to the roads in many areas according to reports.

Two persons were injured and hospitalized after a Tree had fallen on to the Motor Car they were traveling in at Kiribathgoda last night .The injured were admitted to the Colombo National Hospital for treatment.

Due to the Heavy showers and strong winds train services in Kelany valley and Upcountry railway lines have been disrupted and due to the strong winds experienced in Katunayake three flights two Sri Lankan flights arrived in from Chennai and Bangalore in India and a Air Asia flight arrived in from Kuala Lampur in Malaysia had been diverted to Mattala International Airport in Hambanthota last night.

The diverted flights had returned Katunayake International Airport this morning after the weather in the area had improved.

Heavy Showers Increased The Water Levels Of Nilwala And Gin Rivers In South-Twenty Five Houses In Norwood And Bagawanthalawa Submerged

Image result for nilwala and gin overflowingDue to the heavy showers prevailing in many areas of Southern Province and Central Hill areas since last evening(29)  around twenty five   houses and low land areas in Norwood and Bagawanthalawa areas as well as Norwood ground have submerged  due to the overflowing of  Keselgamu Oya and Niwalal and Gin Rivers in south have reached overflowing level according to the Irrigation Department.

Due to the floods in Norwood and Bagawanthyalawa areas people in the  submerged houses have been moved to safe places it has been reported.

Accordingly Nilwala River has reached overflowing level from Pitabaddara,Sapugoda and  Panadugama areas and Gin River has reached overflowing level from Thawalama area the Department has stated.

The Irrigation Department has appealed the public residing around those rivers to be in alert as the water levels  of these rivers have reached overflowing level.

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Several Train Journeys From Badulle To Colombo Have Been Suspended Due To A Falling Of Sand And Rocks In Upcountry Railway Line

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Due to a falling down of a sand mount and several rocks on to the Rail track near a Tunnel  between Ohiya and Idalgashinna Train stations attached to the Upcountry Railway Line several trains running from Badulle to Colombo have been temporarily suspended according to the Railway Control room.

As a result of the heavy showers prevailing in the area a sand mount and several rocks had fallen on to the rail track of Upcountry Railway Line according to the sources.

The workers of the maintenance section of the Railways Department along with Army Officers and officials of the Disaster Management Center are being involved in removing the sand and rocks on the Rail Track it has been revealed.

Nineteen Bus Passangers Have Been Injured And Hospitalized Due To A Road Accident

Image result for accidentNineteen Bus Passengers have  been injured  four of them critically and hospitalized due to a head on collision between tow Private Buses at Thalalla.Gandara area today(29).

The Injured were admitted to the Thalalla Rural Hospital and Matara General Hospital for treatment.Three School Children and four females are among the injured and four persons admitted to the Matara Hospital  are in critical condition it has been reported.

One Bus which collided with another Bus was traveling from Tangalle yo Matara and other Bus was traveling from Matara To Dikwella area .

A Motorcyclist Was Killed Due To A Motorcycle-Bus Collision

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A Youth Motorcyclist was killed after the Motorcycle he was riding colliding with a Private Bus running in the same direction at Meegoda,Puwakwatte area on Padukke-Colombo main road thi soon (29).

The critically injured Motorcyclist had succumbed to his injuries after admission to the Homagama Base Hospital.The accident was occurred when the Private Bus attempted to overtake the Motorcycle it has been revealed.

The deceased youth had been identified as a resident of Homagama area attached to a Private Company.

Meepe Police had arrested the Private Bus Driver regarding the accident.

A Pharmacist Was Arrested With 4720 Tramadol Tablets In Possession In Chilaw

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Food and Drug Inspectors along with the officers attached to the Anti Toxic Narcotic Bureau in Chilaw Division had arrested a 39 year old Pharmacist who sold a drug "Tramadol"  branded as "Apple Tablets" by targeting school children and Youth in Chilaw area ,with 4720 Tramdole tablets in his possession  at a Pharmacy at Vilaththawa in Chilaw area today(29).

The suspected Pharmacist has sold "Tramadol" Tablets which also a kind of narcotic  Rs.300 per tablet it has been revealed.The estimated value of the recovered stock of "Tramadol" in possession of the suspect is Rs.14,16,000 according to officers .

During the raid another 46 boxes contains around 4600 tablets of "Tramadol" stored in the house of the Pharmacist were taken in to custody by the officers.

The suspect is due to be produced before the Chilaw District Court.

 Tramadol, sold under the brand name Ultram among others,[2] is an opioid pain medication used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain.[1] When taken by mouth in an immediate-release formulation, the onset of pain relief usually occurs within an hour.[6] It is often combined with paracetamol (acetaminophen) as this is known to improve the efficacy of tramadol in relieving pain.(Source-Wikipedia)

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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Two Youth Were Killed After Falling Down In To The Bolgoda Lake From A Boat

Two youth were drowned and killed after falling down
in to the Bolgoda Lake while rowing Boats on the Lake at Dalgada area yesterday (28).

Two other youth who were also fallen in to the lake while rowing the Boat  had managed to save their lives according to Bandaragama Police.

The deceased youth had been identified as residents of Atulugama,Bandaragama(Kalutara District).

President Sirisena And Delegation Arrived In South Korea

President Maithripala Sirisena and his 17 member Sri
Lankan delegation had arrived in the South Korean Capital Seoul yesterday (28)by begining a three day official visit there.

During the visit President Sirisena is due to hold bi lateral talks with South Korean leaders including President Moon Jae Inn and sign several agreements with South Korea.

Joint Opposition Group Demands Sri Lanka Freedom Party To Quit From The Government If The Party Wants To Contest Local Government Elections Jointly With Them

The Joint Opposition Group lead by former President
Mahinda Rajapakshe demanding the Sri Lanka Freedo m Party(SLFP)to quit from the government after voting against the Budget and defeating it ,if the Party wants the Joint Opposition to contest the forthcoming Local Government Elections jointly with SLFP spokesman of the Joint Opposition Group MP Gamini Lokuge has stated.

'If the SLFP Parliamentary Group  fails to quit from the government the Joint Opposition Group will contest the Election under the "Pohottuwa"(Flower Bud)symbol "he has stated.

SLFP Parliamentary Group which  allied with the United National Party (UNP) led government should have  vote against the government on 09th of December during the voting of second reading of the Budget and proved that they are willing to contest jointly with the Joint Opposition Group in the forthcoming Elections MP Lokuge has stressed.


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An Attempt Made By Two Persons To Rob A Foreign Money Exchange Center Was Foiled

An attempt made by two persons to steal money of a
Foreign Money Exchange Center in Aluthgama area had foiled this noon (28)due to a shortcoming of their plan according to the Police.

The two suspects equipped with firearms arrived in the Foreign Money Exchange Center this noon by covering their faces from  full face helmets and attempted to steal the money by showing firearms.

Somehow their attempt was foiled and finally they shot at a wall of the Center and fled away from the area it has been reported.

The images of robbers appeared in the CCTV screen fixed in the center according to reports.

Police are seeking public support to arrest the robbers.

The Report Of The Inquiry Held Over Using Of School Children To Hold A Saree Fall Of A Bride Handed Over To The Attorney General

The report of an Inquiry conducted by the National

Child Protection Authority over using of around 250 school children to hold a fall of a Kandyan saree which claims as the world's longest saree fall during a wedding reception  held  in zwas handed over to the Attorney General's Department.

The Child Protection Authority is due to take an action against those who are responsible for the incident as per the instructions of Attorney General.

The Ministry of Education too had  requested a report over the incident as the school children were used to hold the saree fall during school hours in the morning of 21st of September.

Central Provincial Governor had conducted a seperate investigation over the incident.

Galle Face Road Was Closed Due To A Protest This Noon

Galle Face road was closed down from Presidential

Secretariat this noon (28)due to a protest march of disabled soldiers held towards the Secretariet .

Due to the closure of the Galle Face road a heavy traffic waa reported from the surrounding roads for hours this noon.Police had requested the Motorists to use an alternative routes to travel due to the situation.

Monday, November 27, 2017

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Veteran Violinist Ruwan Weerasekare Passed Away

Related imageA veteran Sri Lankan Violinist Ruwan Weerasekare has passed away at  a Private Hospital in Colombo this morning (28) after prolonged illness.

The Musician was admitted to the Private Hospital as his condition worsened four day ago.

Due to the Diabetes related illness  he was in coma condition  for many months previously  .

Thirteen Bus Passangers Were Injured And Hospitalized Due To A Road Accident In Tangalle

Image result for accidentThirteen Bus Passengers including Twelve Males and a Female were injured and hospitalized after the Private Bus they were traveling in colliding with a Tree at Yayawatte area in Tangalle this morning(28).

The injured were admitted to the Tangalle Hospital and non of the injured are in serious condition it has been announced.

 However both the Bus driver and the Conductor had fled away from the area after the accident and Tangalle Police have launched a search operation to arrest them regarding the accident.

According to the Police the accident might be occurred due to the slippery condition of the road as a result of  the rain and high speed of the Bus. 

Airport Customs Arrested A Person With Around Rs.2.3 Million Worth Currency Notes

Image result for arrestedAirport Customs officers had arrested a 40 year old Sri Lankan attempted to smuggle Sri Lankan currency notes worth around Rs.2.32 million to Dubai at the Katunayake ,Bandaranaike International Airport this morning(28).

The suspect who is a resident of Colombo had concealed the Rs.1000 currency notes inside his luggage and attempted to aboard a flight to Dubai when the arrest was made it has been revealed.

The currency notes in possession of the suspect had confiscated and the suspect was released after paying Rs.100,000 fine.

Cardio Thoracic Unit Of Colombo National Hospital To Be Shut Down For Renovation

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The Cardio Thoracic Unit of the Colombo National Hospital is scheduled to be closed down from 01st of December for renovation  work according to Hospital authorities.

Due to the closure of the Cardio Thoracic Unit the Heart surgeries performs in the unit will be performed in a Theater belongs to the Epilepsy unit of the Hospital and in another Theater the authorities have stated.

The renovation  work of the Cardio Thoracic Unit of Colombo National Hospital had already   handed over to the contractor .

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