Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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A Three Wheeler Was Taken In To Custody Over Travelling In Southern Expressway

The Southern Expressway traffic police had today
(14)arrested a Three Wheeler driver and taken in to custody his Three Wheeler after the Three Wheeler was illegally running in the Southern Expressway ,at Kottawa entry of the Expressway.

The Three Wheeler had entered the Expressway illegally from Athurugiriya entry of the Expressway and as the traffic police requested the  driver to turn back the vehicle it ran towards the Kottawa entry it has been revealed.However the traffic police chased the Three Wheeler and arrested the driver at Kottawa entry.

The suspected driver was handed over to the Homagama Police for further action.


An Eighteen Year Old School Girl Was Gang Raped In Ragala

An eighteen year old School Girl was abducted and
gang raped by four persons at Halgranwatte area in Ragala,Nuwara Eliya yesterday (13)according to the Police.

 Police have arrested four persons over the incident and they are due to be produced before the Walapane Magistrate Court.

The victim was admitted to the Nuwara Eliya Base Hopital .

Health Minister Had Advised The Authorities To Make The Nursing Service An All Island Service

Minister of Health Dr.Rajitha Senaratne had advised
the Health Ministry officials to take steps to make the Nursing Service an All island service as the Provincial council Ministers too agreed on it.

Minister had advised on this during a meeting held with the representatives of Public Services Nurses Union at the Ministry of Health on tuesday (13)regarding  demands of the nurses.

Appointment Letters Were Handed Over To The Members Of The Presidential Commission Appointed To Investigate On Irregularities Of Sri Lankan/Mihin Airlines

President Maithripala Sirisena has today (14)handed
over  appointment letters to the five members of the Presidential Commission of inquiry appointed to investigate on irregularities of Sri Lankan /Mihin Airlines and Sri  Lankan Catering Service at the President 's office in Colombo.

The Commission chaired by Retired Supreme Court judge Anil Gunaratne was appointed by the President to inquire on irregularities occurred in above institutions between 06th of January 2006 to 31st of January 2018.


Four Persons Including An Army Doctor And Two Captains Were Arrested Over Gang Raping A Female Nurse

Narahenpita Police have arrested four persons

including a Army doctor,Two Army captains and an Engineer over gang raping of a young female nurse attached to a private hospital in Narahenpita.

The suspects had gang raped the female nurse in four occassions since 2016 and it was done as per the instructions of the former lover of the nurse who is a doctor attached to the Army according to the complaint made by the victim to the Narahenpita Police.

The gang rape was done after the nurse stopped the love affair she had with the Army doctor as she found that the doctor is a married man it has been revealed.

Two of the suspects arrested over the gang rape incident were remanded until 16th of february after being produced before the Hulftsdorf Magistrate Court.

A 17 Year Old Youth Was Drowned In Polathumodara River

A 17 year old youth has drowned and killed while
bathing in Polathumodara River in galle last evening (13).

The deceased who sat for the G.C.E Ordinary Level examination held last december has drowned while bathing in the river with few of his friends.He was a resident of Kosgahahena area.

Few persons had earlier drowned in the same river area where the youth was drowned due not displaying any warning board near the river according to the residents.

UPFA Also Requested President To Give Permission To Form A New Government

While the ruling United National Party(UNP) is
preparing to form a unitary government after the election defeat ,United Peoples Freedom Alliance (UPFA)which is an allied party of the current national government has today (14) requested the permission from President Maithripala Sirisena to form a govetnment with a Prime Minister appointed from Sri Lanka Freedom Party chaired by president.

This request was made by the General Secretary of the United Peoples Freedom Alliance Mahinda Amaraweera and the national organizer of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party Thilanga Sumathipala during a meeting held today with the president sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo.

During the meeting the UPFA Parluamentarians had stated that they will submit a letter to the president within next two days with the support of more than 113 MP's which is the majority of 225 member Sri Lankan parliament .President who had earlier accepted the UNP 's decision  to form a unitary government by the party had also accepted  the request made by UPFA.

It has been believed that the senior SLFP Minister Nimal Siripala De Silva tipped to be appointed as the Prime Minister if the UPFA formed a new government.The Joint Opposition parliamentary group belinging to the Sri Lanka Podu jana peramuna led by former president Mahinda Rajapakshe had agreed to give a conditional support to the UPFA if the party form a new government it has been reported.The podujana peramuna's condition made to the UPFA to support the new government  is to hold a fresh parliamentary election according to reports.

However UPFA along with SLFP had suffered the most humiliated defeat at the last local government more than the UNP.

Meanwhile UNP Parliamenrary group too met with Prime Minister Ranil Wikeamasinghe at the Temple Trees to discuss the future of the current government.

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Former Retired DIG Prasanna Nanayakkare Was Arrested Over Concealing Evidence Of Late Sunday Leader Editor's Murder

The Criminal Investigations Department(CID) had arrested the retired former Senior Deputy Inspector General Of Police(DIG) Prasanna Nanayakkare last night(13) over concealing evidence of the murder of late Sunday Leader Newspaper Editor Lasnatha Wikramathnge.

Image result for prasanna nanayakkaraThe Former DIG Nanayakkare was the Senior DIG in charge in Mount Lavinia of Colombo South at the time of the Late Editor Wikramathunge's murder.

He is due to be produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court today(14).

The former Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wikramathunge was killed at Aththidiya area,Rathmalana  on 08th of January 2009 while on his way to office.

President To Make A Special Statement On Friday Regarding Future Actions Of The Government

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President Maithripala Sirisena is due to make a special statement to the nation on this friday(16)regarding the future activities of the current government as a result of  the defeat faced at the recently concluded local government elections.

A special meeting to discuss on the future activities of the government was held today (14) at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo Fort between President Maithripala Sirisena and Sri Lanka Freedom Party MP's according to the Minister Sisil Premjayantha.

The current political crisis arisen due to the government's detest at the local government elections was widely discussed during the Cabinet Meeting held at the Presidential Secretariat this morning it has been revealed.

Both President Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wikramasinghe were agreed to appoint a ten member committee to collect ideas and proposals regarding present government yesterday(13).

Twelve Estate Workers Were Injured Due To A Wasp Attack

Image result for waspsTwelve female Tea Estate workers involved in plucking tea leaves at Manikwatte Tea Estate in Hatton-Dikoya area were injured and hospitalized last evening (13) due to a Wasp attack.

The injured were admitted to the Dikoya Hospital for treatment.The wasps attacked the tea estate workers after an Eagle attacking the Wasps nest it has  been revealed.

Six Persons Were Killed Due To A Collapsing Of An Old Tea Store Building

Six   persons were killed and another Two  persons were injured and hospitalized due to a  Rubber and Tea Export Company warehouse Building located  at Dr.Brito  Babapulle Road in Grandpass,Colombo they were in collapsed to the ground this evening. 

The injured were admitted to the accident service of the Colombo National Hospital for treatment. Two  females were among those  killed due to the incident.

The building which was more than 100 years old and belongs to a leading Rubber and Tea Export Company in Colombo was  renovated at the time of it's collapse.

Police along with the residents of the area are continuing rescue operations  to rescue those who are trapped inside the building it has been reported.Due to the rescue operations there is a heavy traffic in the area as the Police have advised the motorists to use alternative roads to travel.

The Colombo Fire Brigade had already sent eight trucks to the scene it has been revealed.