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Lawyers Of Impriosned Lalith Weerathunge And Anusha Palpita Filed An Appeal Against "Sil Redhi"Verdict

The lawyers of the imprisoned secretary to the  former President Mahinda Rajapakshe ,Lalith Weerathunge and the former Director Of Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Anusha Palpita had yesterday(11) filed an appeal in Court of Appeal against the verdict given against their clients by the Colombo High Court over the "Sil Redhi"(White Cloths) case.

Colombo High Court had sentenced the imprisoned former officers mentioned above a three year rigorous imprisonment over distributing "Sil Redhi" among Buddhist Devotees in temples throughout the island during the last presidential elections by spending Rs.600 million belonging to Telecommunication Regulatory Commission.

There are reports that during the distribution of  "Sil Redhi" among Buddhist devotees a notice by requesting to vote former President Mahinda Rajapakshe were also given to the devotees which the election monitors than described as a clear violation of election laws.

Meanwhile former President M…

Elephant "Kandula"Died After Fallen Down From A Truck In Kadugannawa

An Elephant "Kandula" who was utilized for Safari's in Habarana  has died yesterday(11) morning after suffering from serious injuries as a result of fallen down to the road from a truck which he was in while transporting him to Pinnawala Orphanage on last Saturday(09).

Due to an illness "Kandula" was transported to the Pinnawala orphanage by a truck from Habarana on Saturday and due to the irresponsible driving of the truck driver the truck met with an accident on the way it has been revealed.

The 58 year old elephant has died while received treatment in Illukwatte area.Kadugannawa last morning.

Meanwhile the Ministry Of Wild Life has appointed a special committee comprising with a retired supreme court judge to probe on the demise of "Kandula" it has been announced. 

Seven Persons Including Five Female Sex Workers And Two Others Arrested During A Raid In A Brothel House In Colpetty

Colpetty Police have arrested five young female sex workers a manageress and another person attached to a brothel house maintained on the pretext of a Ayurveda Massage Center(SPA) last evening(11) in Colpetty area.

The sex workers arrested during the raid are being identified as residents of Pannipitiya,Piliyandala,Panadura,Kandana and Bandarawela area.

The arrested persons are due to be produced before the Hulftsdorf Magistrate Court today(12).

Three Families Evacuated Due To A Landslide In Mawanella

Three families have been evacuated and moved to safe places yesterday(11) due to a landslide occurred in 100 acre village at Ambalawa,in Ambuluwawa,Mawanella area .

Due to the landslide which occurred yesterday evening the road lead to several houses in the village had completely blocked as rock and sand fallen down to the road it has been reported.Also the fisheries cultivation maintained in the area too destroyed due to the landslide.

The families evacuated from the area are being located in their relatives houses according to the authorities.

Food Trends Through The Years: A Mixed Bag For Heart Health?

By-Julie Corliss, Executive Editor, Harvard Heart Letter

Remember when packaged foods emblazoned with the words “fat free” seemed to be everywhere? Then came labels boasting “zero grams of trans fat.” “Sugar free” and “low sodium” claims soon joined the chorus. These days, gluten-free foods are all the rage.

For the most part, food industry trends have echoed the nutritional mantras of the time and were designed to improve our health — especially cardiovascular health. But just how successful have these efforts been?
“It’s a mixed picture, but over all, I think we’re going in a good direction,” says Dr. Walter Willett, professor in nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Here’s a rundown of the major trends over the past few decades.
Terminating trans fat The biggest change — and greatest success story — is removal of trans fats from processed foods, says Dr. Willett. The main source of these harmful fats is partially hydrogenated oil, a l…