Monday, February 27, 2017


Sky Rocketed Prices Of Coconuts To Be Decreased Soon-Kobbakaduwa Agrarian Research And Training Institute

The escalating prices of the coconut in the market will be decreased before
 the forthcoming Sinhala /Hindu new year (April) according to the Hector Kobbakaduwa Agrarian Research and Training Institute in Colombo.

At present the prices of Coconut is between RS.55-70 in the local market

Due to the price escalation of Coconuts ,the price of the Coconut Oil too increased by Rs.250-280 per liter.

Foreign-Much Loved Hippo Gustavito Killed At Zoo

Constitutional Council Selected Supreme Court Judge Priyasad Dep For The Chief Justice Post

The Constitutional Council has been
 selected the senior Supreme Court Judge Priyasad Dep  for the post of Chief Justice according to the sources.

Earlier President Maithripala Sirisena had recommended  the names of Senior Supreme Court Judges Priyasad Dep and K.T Chitrasiri to the Constitutional Council as nominees for the  Chief Justice post due to the retirement of Chief Justice K.Sripawan .

The Constititioal Council headed by the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya met this evening and selected judge  Priyasad Dep as the 44 th Chief Justice of the country .

Twenty Four Persons Remanded Over Violent Protests in Hambanthota ,Released On Bail

Twenty Four people arrested and remanded over a violent protests
held  in Hambanthota district on 06th of January were released on bail  by the  Hambanthota magistrate court today(27).

The suspects were released on personal bails of RS.500,000 each after being produced before the Hambanthota Magistrate Court .

They were arrested over violent protests held in Hambanthota during the opening ceremony of China funded southern development project .

President Instructed Authorities To Raid Trade Stores Selling Rice Beyond Controlled Price

President Maithripala Sirisena has today (27) instructed the relevant
authorities to raid trade stores island wide  selling rice  above the maximum retail price fixed for three varieties of rice .

The Consumer Affairs Authority has re issued a gazette notification directing maximum retail.price for three varieties of rice.The public is advised to call 1977 to complaint on errant traders selling rice above the controlled prices.

Minister Of Prisons Has Stated Police Should Take Responsibilty For The Prison Bus Shooting Incident

Minister of Prisons and rehabilitation
d.m swaminadan has today  stated that police should take responsibility for the prison bus shooting incident this morning(27) as they have refused  to provide the requisite security to the prison bus by citing Police have lack of manpower to do that.

It has been revealed two unidentified groups involved in the shooting which killed seven persons in the prison bus including five underworld criminals and two prison officers

One group arrived in a Cab blocked the way of a prison bus carrying underworld criminals and another group ambushed  and shot at the Prison Bus according to the sources.

Four persons including a prison officer were injured and admitted to the Nagoda Hospital in Kaluthara and one who critically  injured transferred to the Colombo National Hospital for further treatment.

It has been revealed that the assassin's had wore uniforms similar to the Police Uniforms.

Meanwhile the Department Of Prisons  has appointed a special committee to investigate on the prison bus shooting incident.




Another 254 Sri Lankans Stranded In England Had Been Brought Back To Sri Lanka Today ?10)

A special Sri Lankan Airlines flight carrying 254 Sri Lankans stranded at England due to the Corona pandemic had touched down Katunayake...