Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Cabinet Spokesman Has Denied Reports Published That There Was A Cabinet Paper Submitted To The CABINET On Handing Over Eastern Port Terminal To India

Co-Cabinet Spokesman ,Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has  denied that there was a Cabinet Paper submitted to the Cabinet by Minister of Port  and Shipping Mahinda Samarisinghe to handover the Eastern Terminal of Colombo Harbor to India on lease .

There was no such Cabinet Paper submitted to the Cabinet in this regard so far Dr.Senaratne has said during the Cabinet briefing held at Government Information Department today (17).

However some reports appeared in media have  stated today that there was a Cabinet Paper submitted regarding handing over of the Eastern terminal attached to Colombo Harbor to India on lease and President has strongly opposed to it during the Cabinet meeting held last night (16).

President has also indicated the importance of maintaining Eastern Terminal of Colombo Harbor under Sri Lanka  Ports Authority during the meeting the reports have said.


President Has Dissolved The Director Boards Of Three State Financial Institutions

President Maithripala Sirisena has
dissolved the Board Of Directors of three State Owned Financial Institutions, namely The Board Of Investment  (BOI)Bank Of Ceylon and People's Bank with effect from midnight tonight  (17) over an allegation levelled against the Boards on misuse of funds in these institutions .

A proper investigation will be conducted on the allegations levelled  against Board Of Directors of these three state institutions the Presidential Media Division has announced.

FIFTY EIGHT PENGUINS KILLED IN A SUSPECTED DOG ATTACK


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Former Minister MP Johnston Fernando And Two Others Acquitted From All Charges

Former Trade Minister and MP
Johnston Fernando and two others arrested and remanded over involving in a financial fraud at CWE  (Sathosa)branch in Kurunagala ,have been acquitted from all charges levelled against them  today (27)by the Kurunagala High Court Judge Menaka Jayasundara.

Accordingly the three suspects MP Johnston Fernando ,His private Secretary Mohommad Zakir and former Laksathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando have been acquitted from all charges levelled against them on purchasing goods worth more than Rs. 3.8 million from a CWE Kurunagala branch without paying money in 2013 ,due to the poor and contradictory evidence produced against the suspects by complainants it has been revealed. 

The Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID)has filed charges against the suspects.

The Bail Application filed by the suspects has been rejected by the Court of Appeal recently.

Meanwhile former President MP Mahinda Rajapakshe and his son MP Namal Rajapakshe had met the released MP Johnston Fernando at his residence in Kurunagala according to reports.


Funeral Of Late Singer Visharada Amara Ranathunge To Be Held At Borella Cemetery

The funeral of the late popular singer Professor Visharada Amara Ranathunge who had passed away on Monday Night (15)at the Colombo National Hospital is due to be held at Borella Cemetery tomorrow afternoon (18).

The Body of the deceased singer is scheduled to be taken to University Of Visual and Performing Arts at 2 p.m tomorrow it has been announced.

The Late singer  who was also a Music Teacher  ,was 79 years old at the time of her death.

A Section Of A Ratnapura-Embilipitiya Main Road Had Sunk

A section of the Ratnapura-Embilipitiya
main road had sunk from left side at Thiriwanaketiya area today (17)as a result of Heavy showers prevailed in the area it has been reported.

Due to the sunken area of the road transport activities of the road had been restricted to one lane and the sunken area has been covered with Road barricades according to authorities.

As a result people and Motorists are being faced enormous difficulties  it has been revealed.

The Road Development Authority has meanwhile taken steps to build a temporary Alternative Entry road to the Ratnapura -Embilipitiya main road from right hand side of the road .

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A 40 Year Old Person Was Killed Due To A Wild Elephant Attack

A 40 year old person was killed due to a

Wild Elephant attack at Eriyawala area in Somawathiya, Polonnaruwa this morning (17)whilest he was walking towards  Somawathiya Temple  from Sungawila area.

The deceased who was a resident of Hali-Ela ,Badulla was walking towards Somawathiya Temple from Sungawila area to worship the Temple at the time of the incident .

Wild Life officers have appealed from the  worshippers not to walk towards Somawathiya Religious Land from Sungawila area due to the Wild Elephant threat .

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Three Persons Have Been Arrested Whilest Attempting To Fly Algeria Through Fraudulent Visas

Criminal Investigations Department 
(CID)officials attached to Katunayake Airport have arrested three Persons attempting to fly Algeria through Fraudulent visas today  (16)at the Katunayake ,Bandaranaike International Airport .

CID officials had also arrested another two persons who had assisted the suspects .

The suspects who are residents of Wattala,Point of Pedro and Mannar areas are due to be produced before the Negambo Magistrate Court.

An Australian Passport Holder Was Arrested With A Stock Of Gold Jewelry

An officers attached to the Narcotic
Control unit of the Airport Customs had today (16)arrested a 30 year old former Sri Lankan national now holds an Australian Passport attempting to smuggle a stock of Gold Jewelry weighing 1.206 Kilo Grammes to the country illegally .

The suspect who had arrived in from Singapore has hidden the stock of Gold Jewelry which wrapped in four parcels inside his cloths it has been revealed .

The stock of Gold Jewelry recovered in possession of the suspect is worth around Rs.6.63 million .

The Australian Passport holder was arrested with the stock of Gold Jewelry while he was leaving the Airport through Green Channel .

Airport Customs are conducting an investigations over the incident. 

President Instructed The Finance Ministry To Submit A Report On Goods That Can Be Restricted Importing To Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena has
today (16)instructed the Ministry of Finance to search and submit a report within a week's time on the goods that can be restricted from importing  to Sri Lank as a step to face country "s  economic Challanges at present  .

President has instructed on this during a meeting of National Economic Council held at President's office today .

During the meeting it was widely discussed on how to face economic Challanges caused as a result of strengthening the US Dollar in an International Market .

A large number of unnecessary goods are being reported as imported to Sri Lanka at present caused waste of foreign reserves it has been revealed.

Due to this situation National Economic Council has suggested to restrict importing these unnecessary goods and encouraged local producers to produce them here in.view of saving  unnecessary spendings .

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Two Drug Smugglers Have Been Sentenced To Death

Colombo High Court has today
(16)sentenced two Drug Smugglers who had been arrested and remanded over packetting Heroin at Mirihana ,Nugegoda in 2008 ,to death .

The Colombo High Court Judge Vikum Kaluarachchi had imposed the death sentence on the two suspects who are 37 years old after found guilty on packetting 122 Grammes of Heroin .

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Transport Activities In Nawalapitiya-Gampola Main Road Disrupted Due To A Falling Of A Tree Branch And Power Line On To A Lorry

Transport activities of Nawalapitiya -
Gampola main road had been disrupted since this evening (16) afrer a branch of a Huge Tree and high voltage power line had fallen on to a Lorry parked near the main road it has been reported.

The incident occurred as a result of the heavy showers prevailed in Nawalapitiya area this noon.

No one was injured as a result of the incident ,However power supply to the Nawalapitiya -Warakawa area is being halted due to it.

Due to the removal of Fallen tree branch and power line ,transport activities of the Nawalapitiya road had been restricted to one lane for a one hour period this evening.


Female Consultant Physician Arrested And Remanded Over The Killing Of A Police Inspector During A Vehicle Collision Has Been Further Remanded

 Nugegoda Chief Magistrate Wasantha

Kumara has today (16) further remanded the 39 year old  female  Consultant physician Kavinga who had been arrested and remanded over the killing of a Police Inspector when her vehicle collided with the vehicle the Police Inspector was travelling at Boralesgamuwa on 30 th of September, until 30 th of October.

However the suspected female Physician attached to Ratnapura General Hospital who is  being warded  in Kalubowila Teaching Hospital since her arrest although not received any injuries due to the Accident, had not appeared before the Nugegoda Magistrate Court today for the hearing of the court case against her.

She was not able to attend court hearing as she  had been taken to the Medical Research Institute in Borella for a Medical examination Prisons Officers had informed the court .

Meanwhile Nugegoda Chief Magistrate has refused to grant bail to the Female Physician as the Police had objected to it .


Another Soil Mound Above Castlereigh Reservoir Is Under Landslide Threat

Another Soil Mound along with two houses located above the Castlereigh Reservoir at Newweligama ,Norwood area are being  faced with a Landslide threat according to National Building Research Organization  (NBRO).

Residents of the two houses under Landslide threat had been evacuated from the houses and moved to their relatives houses according to reports.

Due to this situation authorities are now working to make recomm endations  to build an alternative road above the Landslide threat area after the Landslide threats are over  , to facilitate transport activities there .

Reconstruction work has already begun to develop an alternative road that  run across a Tea Estate above the Landslide area for the use of light vehicles.

The Hatton -Bagawanrhalawa-Balangoda-Maskeliya road which closed down temporarily due to the Landslide threat remains closed .




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Monday, October 15, 2018

First Professor Of The Local Music Industry Professor ,Visharada Amara Ranathunge Has Passed Away



The first female Professor of the Local Sinhala Music industry Popular songstress  Dr. Visharada Amara Ranathunge has passed away last night (15)while receiving treatment for an illness  at Intensive Care Unit of the Colombo National Hospital.

She was 79 years old at the time of her death.

The late Professor ,Visharada Amara Ranathunge who is  the wife of Popular classical singer Dr .Visharada Dayaratna Ranathunge had sung many popular classics including "Sapumal suwandak se",Chamara Pawan Sala","Eye Ra Oba","Radha Krishna", "Maha Ra Yame","Palu Pale" ,"Pem Sililare", Sulochana", "Sala lihiniyo" ,"Senpathiyan gana",songs.

Her funeral is scheduled to be taken place on this Thursday in Colombo.

"May she attain Supreme bliss of Nibbana".

"Ava " Group Leader Was Arrested Whilest Distributing Diaspora Money

Special Police Task Force Personal in
Jaffna had arrested a 29 year old  leader of the Sword gang operating in Jaffna peninsula "Ava" group last Saturday  (13)who had distributed money sent by the Foreign Diaspora members among Ava group members at Chunnakam area .

The suspect was arrested whilest travelling in a Motorcycle by  carrying a sword it has been revealed.

The Mobile Phone recovered in his possession carries vital information on Ava group members according to Police.

Meanwhile Police have launched a special raid in Jaffna Peninsula to arrest Ava group members .

FOLIC ACID TO BE ADDED TO BREAD FLOUR IN UK TO REDUCE BIRTH DEFECTS


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PIZZAS TO SHRINK OR LOSE THEIR TOPPINGS UNDER BRITISH GOVERNMENT'S ANTI OBESITY PLAN

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Ceylon Teachers Union To Complain Against Education Minister To Bribery Commission

Ceylon Teachers Union is due to make a
Ycomplaint to the Bribery Commission against Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam tomorrow (16)over allocating millions of Rupees received from Treasury to purchase low quality School Uniform Cloths according to the Union .

Accordingly Teachers Union has charged that the Education Minister was responsible for allocating Rs.2372 million to purchase low quality School uniform Cloths .

A Wild Elephant Responsible For Loss Of Human Lives And Damaging Properties Captured At Welikanda

Wild Life officers attached to
Polonnaruwa Wild Life Office had captured a 35 year old Wild Elephant who was responsible for loss of many  human lives and damaging properties in several villages belonging to Welikanda, Polonnaruwa ,last night at Aselapura ,Welikanda area.

The captured Wild Elephant was handed over to the Wild Elephant Conservation Center at Horowpathana, Anuradhapura today (15 ).

A Large Number Of Goods Had Been Destroyed Due To A Fire Erupted In A Shop

 A large number of Goods had been
destroyed due to a sudden fire erupted in a Shop at Main Street in Bandara wela  this morning (15) it has been reported.

The fire which was erupted when the ship owner attempted to open the shop had been doused by the Fire Brigade in Bandarawela along with the Police  before spreading it further . 

The cause of the fire has not yet been revealed. 


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Thirty Six Persons Had Been Arrested During A Facebook Party Held In Ratnapura Due To A Brawl

Ratnapura Police have arrested 36
persons including 12 young females over a brawl incident occurred at a party organized by a group in Facebook held at a Hotel in Durekanda ,Ratnapura yesterday  (14)along with a stock of narcotics .

The brawl occurred between the participants of the party and residents of the area .

Police officers have taken in to custody 530 Mili Grammes of Ice Narcotic, 04 Grammes of Cannabis and 04 toxic Narcotic Tablets in possession of two of the suspects that were arrested due to a brawl.

Except the two suspects arrested with narcotics ,a 26 year old resident of Kalutara and 24 year old resident of Wattala ,other 34 suspects arrested due to the brawl had been released on Police bail .

Ratnapura Police is due to produce the two suspects arrested with narcotics to Ratnapura Magistrate Court .

A 13 Year Old School.Boy Was Killed Due To.Motorcycle -Bus Collision

A 13 year old School boy studied at
Kalyanathissa Collage in Batapola was killed after the Motorcycle he was travelling in to school  colliding with a Private Bus transporting Female Garment workers at Kalyanathissa Road in Batapola this morning (15).

The  critically injured Grade Eight student had succumbed to his injuries after admission to Balapitiya Base Hospital it has been reported.However the father of the deceased boy who has ridden the Motorcycle at the time of the incident has not received any injuries due to the Accident.

Batapola Police had arrested the Bus driver regarding the incident .

Around 100 Feet Area Of Hatton -Bagawanthalawa-Balangoda -Maskeliya Road Along With Five Houses Washed Away To The Castlereigh Reservoir

Around 100 feet area of the Hatton -
Bagawanthalawa -Balangoda -Maskeliya main road had sunk around 10 feet deep and washed away to the Castlereigh Reservoir along with five houses in the area and a Soil Mound located above the road this morning  (15)according to sources .

The Hatton -Bagawanthalawa -Balangoda-Maskeliya main road had begun to sink since last morning (14) from NewWeligama in Norwood Police division it has been reported.

The section of the road ,Five houses and the soil Mound washed away to the Castlereigh Reservoir had been deposited in the Reservoir authorities have said.

Due to the Landslide threat families resided in the five houses which washed away had  been evacuated from the houses and moved to safe places recently.

As a result of the Landslide threat ,the road had been closed down temporarily few days ago.

WORLD'S OLDEST CHEESE DISCOVERED IN AN ANCIENT EGYPTIAN TOMB

Sunday, October 14, 2018

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An Indian Couple Was Arrested With A Haul Of Heroin

An Indian couple was arrested by the
Police Anti Narcotic Bureau officals at the Airport this morning  (15)with 2,04 Kilo Grammes of Heroin in their  possession at the Katunayake Bandaranaike International Airport on their arrival.

The couple was  in the age group of 29 and 35 years and the estimated value of the  haul of Heroin taken in to custody in possession of the suspects  is around Rs.24.5 million.

Landslide Warnings Issued To Several Areas In Galle And Kalutara Districts

National Building Research
Organization (NBRO)has yesterday (14 )issued Landslide warnings to several areas in Galle and Kalutara Districts as a result of the adverse weather prevailing in these Districts at present .

Accordingly Thawalama, Neluwa, Elpitiya  Niyagama, Nagoda ,Baddegama and Yakkalamulla areas  in Galle District and Walallawita ,Bulath singhala,  Dodangoda, AgalaWatta, Mathugama and Palinda Nuwara in Kalutara District had been issued with Landslide warnings .

People in these areas should be vigilant over the  Landslide signs according to the authorities.

Two Died Due To A Wasp Attack


A 2 year old child and 68 years old Grand Mother have died
due to a Wasp attack at their house in Hinguruhena area ,Deniyaya- Matara yesterday (14).

The parents of the child were not there at home during the  incident.

As the wasps had  begun to attack   the child and Grandmother by surrounding them a youth at the neighbourhood had seen that and  taken them to the Deniyaya Hospital from a Three Wheeler.

However the Three Wheeler had broken on the way and the injured were later transported to the Hospital by an Ambulance  it has been revealed.On the way to hospital the child has died and the Grandmother died after admission to hospital. 

Three Members Of A Same Family Had Been Killed And Two InJared Due To Motorcycle-Tipper Collision



A 35 year old father and two sons of the ages  10 and 14 years had been killed and the Mother and another son of the same family had been critically injured and hospitalized after the Motorcycle they were travelling in colliding with a Tipper Truck arriving from opposite side at Uttalapura ,On Sandunpura-Lihiniyagama road in Dehiattakandiya area this evening (14).

The critically injured five family members had  been admitted to Dehiattakandiya Hospital where the Father and two sons had succumbed to their injuries .

The critically injured Mother and a son had been Transferred to Polonnaruwa General Hospital. For treatment.

Dehiattakandiya Police have arrested the Tipper driver and taken in to custody his vehicle over the incident.



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TREES ARE GOOD FOR YOUR EMOTIONAL HEALTH -A STUDY REVEALS


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A Student Was Killed Due To Motorcycle -Van Collision


A 16 year old student was killed after the
Motorcycle he was riding in colliding with a Van arriving from the Opposite  side    at Idamgoda road in Kiriella -Ehaliyagoda today  (14).

The critically injured student who had  not obtained a driving licence ,had succumbed to his injuries after admission to Ehaliyagoda Hospital .

Police have arrested the Van driver regarding the incident. 

Rice Prices To Be Reduced By Rs.10 From Next Week


Consumers will be able to purchase a Kilo of Rice reduced by Rs.10 from next week according to Minister Of Agriculture Mahinda Amaraweera.

During the talks held between the government and Large scale Rice Mill owners last week regarding controlling the Rice prices  ,Mill owners have agreed to reduce the price of a Rice Kilo by Rs.10 with effect from next week Minister has said at a function held in Hambanthota today (14).

Bandarawela City Has Experienced An Ice Rain Fall

Bandarawela city in Central hills of Sri Lanka had experienced a sudden Ice rain fall this morning (14) according to reports.

This sudden Ice rain fall lasted few minutes sources said.In previous occassions too Bandarawela has experienced similar kind of Ice rain falls.

A Person Was Arrested With 10 Kilo Grammes Of Kerala Cannabis

Police Anti Corruption Unit had
arrested a 31 year old person whilest transporting 10 Kilo Grammes of Kerala Cannabis from a Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) at Nochchimutei area in Vavuniya today (14).

The suspect who is a resident of KilinochchI had been arrested as per the information received on him by  the Police.The stock of Kerala Cannabis taken in to custody in possession of the suspect had supplied to him by a drug supplier in Jaffna it has been revealed.

The suspect is due to be produced before the court.

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A Student Had Committed Suicide In Ginigathhena

A year 9 student attached to

Ginigathhena Central Collage had committed suicide by hanged himself last morning (13)at his house in Pambahena ,Ginigathhena.

The cause of the suicide has not yet been revealed.

The body of the deceased student had been sent to Ginigathhena Provincial Hospital .

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Hatton -Bagawanthalawa Road To Remain Closed Due To A Landslide Threat

Authorities have decided to close down
further   the Hatton -Bagawanthalawa road which temporarily closed down for traffic since  last afternoon  (13)due to a sunken area of the road and a Landslide threat .

The Transport activities of the road had been completely stopped temporarily due to a sunken area of the road from NewWeligama ,Norwood road.

As a result Police have advised the Motorists to use an alternative routes to travel until further notice. 

A Person Was Arrested With A Hand Grenade

A 37 year old person had been arrested
with a Local made hand grenade at Aladuwawatte area in Mathugama, Kalutara by the Mathugama Police yesterday (13)during a raid carried out in the area.

The suspect who is a resident of Yatadola area is due to be produced before the Mathugama Magistrate Court today (14).

A Russian National Arrested While Making Tattoos In Sri Lanka Illegally Had Been Remanded

Galle Chief Magistrate Harshan
Kakunawela has ordered to Remand a Russian national arrested over making Tattoos at Kanampitiya ,Galle for living illegally after arriving in Sri Lanka from Tourist visas ,until 23 rd of October .

Police have arrested the Russian National whilest making a Body tattoo of a youth in Galle for Rs.15,000 it has been revealed.Police have also  taken in to custody Tattoo making equipments in possession of the suspect during a raid carried out to arrest him.