Bribery commission officials had today (24)arrested a
secretary and a Development Officer attached to the Walapane Pradeshiya Sabha over attempting to accept a Rs.25,000 bribe from a businessman of the area .
The two officers had attempted to accept the bribe for allowing the Businessman to break a huge rock in a land belongs to the Land Commission.
A no confidance motion signed by five out of the six
Jaantha Wimukthi Peramuna (JVP)MP's against the Minister of Provincial Councils Faizar Musthapha had been handed over to the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on friday (24).
The No confidence motion was handed over against Minister Musthpha over attempting to delay the local government elections through a gazette notification. JVP MP Bimal Ratnayake not been able to sign the motion as he is currently away from the country.
Earlier Joint Opposition group also handed over the speaker a no confidence motion against MP Musthpha.
Colombo High Court sentenced six out of eight
supporters of the Colombo District United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA)MP Hirunika Premachandre a two year rigorous imprisonment suspended to twelve years over abduction and assault of a youth in Dematagoda area by using MP Hirunika's defender vehicle.
A school boy who is among the suspect has been released on Rs.100,000 sureity bond and another suspect who is a government worker was fined Rs.75,000 over the charges.
Besides the prison sentence Colombo High Court Judge R.Gurusinghe has ordered all six suspects to pay a Rs.32,000 each fine and requested them to pay Rs.215,000 as a compansation to the victim.The case filed against MP Premachandre over the abduction is due to be heard in near future it has been announced.
Low-salt diets packed with fruit and
vegetables lower blood pressure more than medication after just four
weeks, a Harvard University study reveals.
out salt and eating lots of fruit, vegetables and low-fat dairy,
reduces people with high blood pressure's results by an average of 21 mm
Hg, the research adds.
To put that
into context, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the US'
drug-approving body, will not accept anti-hypertension medications
unless they lower blood pressure by at least 3-4 mm Hg.
medications typically reduce hypertension readings by between 10 and 15
mm Hg, but come with side effects including fatigue, dizziness and
headache.Study author Dr Lawrence
Appel said: 'What we're observing from the combined dietary intervention
is a reduction in systolic blood pressure as high as, if not greater
than, that achieved with prescription drugs.
'It's an important message to patients that they can get a lot of mileage out of …