Thursday, February 8, 2018

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Newly Invented "Wolbachia" Bacteria Injected Dengue Mosquitoes To Be Released To The Enviornment In Three Districts To Prevent Spreading Of Dengue

A pilot project on releasing of the newly invented
"Wolbachia "bacteria injected "Aedis Egypti "dengue mosquitoes   to the enviornment in view of preventing the spreading of Dengue Virus ,scheduled to be implemented in three highly dengue risk areas in Colombo namely District -1 of Colombo Urban Council ,Kolonnawa and Nugegoda areas under the financial  aid of Australian government.

A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Health Ministry Secretary Janaka Sugathadasa and Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Bryce Hutchesson in this regard yesterday (07)at the Ministry Of Health.

Monash University of Australia had invented the "Wolbachia"bacteria to control the spreading of Dengue Virus."Wolbachia" bacteria injected Dengue mosquitoes were succesfully released to the enviornment  in many countries including Australia,Vietnam ,Indonesia,Brazil and Colombia.

The Attorney General had approved the MOU that signed between health ministry and Australian Embassy.

Four Persons Were Sentenced 20 Year Rigorous Imprisonment Over A Rape Case Occured In 2004

Polonnaruwa High Court had imposed a 20 year
rigorous prison  sentence on  four persons  including a dead person who found guilty over a rape  case occurred at aralaganwila in Polonnaruwa 14 years a go in 2004.

The 20 year prison sentence was imposed over the four accused reside in palatiyawa area and one of the accused had already dead  according to reports.The accused were ordered to pay Rs.200,000 compansation each to the victim by the High Court Judge and if they fail to pay the compansations they will be sentenced a two year rigorous additional prison sentence it has been announced.


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Seven Indian Fishermen Were Arrrsted While Illegally Fishing In Sri Lankan Seas

Sri Lanka Navy have arrested seven Indian Fishermen

with a trawler boat they have arrived in while illegally fishing in northern sea belt in Thalaimannar today (08).

The group of Indian Fishermen along with the Trawler Boat were handed over to the Assistant director of fisheries in Mannar for a legal action according to the Navy.

No Inquiry Will Be Held Against Brigadier Priyanka Fernando Over His Cut Throat Act-Army Commander

There will be no inquiry held  against  the defense adviser to the Sri Lankan High Commission
 in United Kingdom Brigadier Priyanka Fernando who was charged over displaying a throat cut act during a protest conducted by a group of Tamil Diaspora members in front of the Sri Lankan High Commission ,As it proved that the Brigadier has indicated that the Sri Lankan government has cut the throat of LTTE Leader prabhakaren through the act according to the Army Commander Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake.

During an investigation held over the video circulated in the internet regarding the incident it has been revealed that the Brigadier didnt commit a violent act as shown by some social media sites he has stressed.

During the protest held in front of the Sri Lankan High Commission in London on Sri Lanka's Independence day the protesters had shouted slogans like Thamil Ealam is their motherland and Prabhakaran is their leader it has been reported.

Foreign Ministry however quickly reacted over the video footage of the incident circulated in social media regarding the Brigadier's act and temporarily removed the Brigadier from his post .However President Maithripala Sirisena has ordered the authorities to reinstate the Brigadier in his post.

Meanwhile Sri Lankans living in United Kingdom have praised the President's act on  reinstating the Brigadier in his post according to reports.

Police Have Recovered A Stock Of Hand Grenades In Vavuniya

Police have recovered a stock of 15 Hand grenades
belongs to LTTE hidden at Pampamaduwa in Vavuniya where an old defense camp was situated last evening (07)as per a tip provided by a resident.

Police have suspected that LTTE might have hidden these Grenades in the area .

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Three Persons Were Arrested With 100 Kilo Grammes Of Cannabis

Image result for arrestedThe Officers attached to the  Anti Narcotic Unit of Mannar Police Division had arrested three persons with nearly 100 Kilo Grammes of Cannabis in their possession at Selawathura area in Savariapuram it has been reported.

The suspects are residents of Selawathura area and they are due to produce before the Mannar Magistrate Court.


Twenty Five Persons Injured And Hospitalized Due To A Bus-Tipper Truck Collision

Image result for accidentTwenty Five Passengers were injured two of them critically due to a collision between a Sri Lanka Transport Board Bus and a Tipper Truck at Badagamuwa area on Kurunagala-Dambulle main road today.

The injured including 24 Bus passengers  and the Tipper Truck driver were admitted to the Kurunagala Teaching and Polgolla Hospitals for treatment.

Kurunagala Police area conducting an investigation on the incident.

Around Three Persons In Sri Lanka Are Dying Daly Due To The Oral Cancer-Dr.Hemantha Amarasinghe

As a result of addiction to  chewing of Betel Leaves and Smoking around three persons are dying in Sri Lanka daily due to the Oral Cancers according to the Oncologist Dr.Hemantha Amarasinghe attached to the National Cancer Control Programme.
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Accordingly around 1100 Persons have died annually  due to the Oral Cancer in Sri Lanka and around 2500 new Oral Cancer patients are being identified annually and majority of them are males He has stated.

Due to the Smoking and Chewing of Betel Leaves the number of persons infected with the Oral Cancer are on the increase Dr.Amarasinghe has stressed today(08) during a Media Briefing held at Health Promotion Bureau in Colombo this morning.

Carcinogenic agents in Toabacco and Arecanut in alkaline medium (Lyme) cause damage to the normal structure of the oral cavity which leads to Cancer he has said.

A Fire Errupted In A Rubber Factory In Galle Was Doused

A fire erupted in a Rubber Factory at Bogahagoda,Galle this morning(08) was doused by the Fire Brigade in Galle Urban Council with the help of Police and Tri Force personal after struggling two hours it has been reported.

Image result for fireThe fire was erupted in a stock of Rubber Sheets stored outside of the building and it has spread ed towards the Factory Building afterwards according to reports.No casualties have been reported due to the incident.

The cause of the fire and  the value of the  damage occurred due to the fire have not yet been revealed.

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