A 39 year old passenger was killed after falling from a foot board of a Private Bus at Welikanda in Polonnaruwa(North Central Province).
The critically injured passenger had succumbed to his injuries after admission to Welikanda Hospitable.Deceased has been identified as a resident of Aselapura,Welikanda area. Welikanda Police have arrested the Bus Driver regarding the accident and launched an investigation on the incident.
The Ministry of Health,Nutrition and Indigenous
Medicine and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JAICA)are due to sign an agreement today (11) at the Ministry to build a new drug manufacturing plant in Sri Lanka.
The new drug manufacturing plant will be constructed to expand the local production of western drugs according to the Health Ministry.
Airport Customs officers have arrested an Iranian National last night (09)who attempted to smuggle Foreign Currency notes worth more than RS.28 million out of the country at Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport.
The foreign currency notes were concealed inside his luggage according to Customs officers.
The suspected Iranian National was arrested when he attempting to board a flight to Doha,Qatar.
Joint Opposition MP and leader of the National Freedom Front Wimal Weerawansha who wasarrested by the Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division(FCID) this morning has been remanded until 24th of January by the Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne this evening.
The Joint Opposition MP was arrested by the FCID this morning over misusing of state owned vehicles during previous regime.