Thursday, April 26, 2018

Kim Jong Un Crosses Into South Korea For Historic Talks


Deputy Minister Ranjan Ramanayake Has Handed Ove r A Complaint Regarding Fraud Activities Of Sri Lanka Cricket

Deputy Minister of Social Welfare
Ranjan Ramanayake has today(26)handed over a complaint to the Bribery Commission on the fraud and corruption activities occurred in Sri Lanka Cricket Board.

A large number of docuements related to the fraud and corruption in Sri Lanka Cricket have been handed over to the Bribery Commission with the complaint Deputy Mimister Ramanayake has stated.

A Train Was Derailed Near Pallewela Train Station

The Matara-Kandy Inter -City Express
train had derailed near the pallewela Train station this evening(26)causing train delays in the main railway line.

Due to the derailment ,Train passangers have faced numerous difficulties and the night mail train scheduled to run tonight too got delayed.

Former Operations Manager Of Avantguarde Floating Armory Was Arrested

Former operations manager of the
Avantguarde Floating armory M.Samudra Nilupul De Costa (43) was arrested today(26) by the Criminal Investigations Department(CID) officers over the ongoing investigations on the armory.

The suspect who is a resident of Jambugaswatte,Kelaniya is due to produce before the court.


Thirteen School Children Were Killed Due To A School Bus -Train Collision In India


Lightning Hits An Indian State 31,000 Times

Ten University Students Including A Bhikku Arrested Today (26)During A Protest Have Been Remanded

Ten University students including a

Bhikku who were arrested by the police over forcibly attempting to enter the University Grants Commission building at Ward Place ,Colombo  during a protest held this evening(26) ,have been remanded until 10th of May by the Colombo Magistrate court.

The ten students have been remanded after being produced before the Colombo Magistrate Court.

Former Minister Joseph Michael Perera To Resign From UNP Working Committee Over The Appointment Of MP Ravi Karunanayake As Assistant Leader

The Former Minister Joseph Michael Perera had walked away during the Working Committee meeting of the governing United National Party(UNP) held today(26) at the Party headquarters Sirikotha as a protest to appointing former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake who is charged over Central Bank Bond Scam ,to the assistant leader post of the party.

The former Minister perera had stated later that he will resign from.the Working Committee membership.over the appointment of MP karunanayake as tbe assistant leader of the party.

Political council of the UNP had approved the appointment of MP Karunamayake yesterday(25).

Two Motorcyclists Were Critically Injured Due To A Bus-Motorcycle Collision

Two Motorcyclists have been critically
injured and hospitalized after the Motorcycle they were riding colliding with a Sri Lanka Transport Board Bus at vidaththalathivu in Mannar today(26).

The injured were admitted to the Mannar Hospital for treatment.

The accident occurred when the Motorcycle suddenly turned across the road. As the Bus driver attempted to save the Motorcyclist ,the Bus was veering off the road and fallen to a nearby paddy field it has been revealed.

After colliding with the Bus the Motorcycle drifted away some distance of the road while the Motorcyclists were thrown away according to the Police.The Motorcycle was severely damaged due to the incident

Mannar Police are conducting an investigations over the incident.

Two Estate Workers Have Been Injured Due To Lightning

Two estate workers attached to  Darawala watte estate at Dikoya,Hatton  have been injured and hospitalized due to lightning assisted with heavy showers ,while plucking tea leaves this noon(26).

The injured Estate workers have been admitted to the Dikoya Base Hospital for treatment.

Police Fired Tear Gas And Water Cannons To Disperse A Protest March In Town Hall-Seven University Students Arrested

Police fired Tear Gas and Water cannon
to disperse a protest march of Bhikku Students respresenting the Inter University Bhikku Confederation this evening(26) at Townhall.

Seven students including a Bhikku have been arrested while attempting to enter forcibly to the Univesity Grants Commission building  during the protest it has been reported.

The Bhikku Confederation had conducted a protest march from Slave Island to University Grants Commission building in Ward place against the decision taken by the authorities to stop recruiting  of new students for the  subject  streems Buddhist Philosphy and Buddhist srudies of the Universities

Heavy traffic had bee reported from Slave Island to Town Hall area during the protest march of Bhikku Confederation .


20 minutes of daily exercise reduces the risk of developing depression later in life by a third, study reveals

Exercising for 20 minutes a day reduces the risk of becoming depressed later in life by a third, according to new research. 
Running upstairs is an example of vigorous physical exercise which can benefit the mind as well as the body and doesn't require a gym membership or expensive equipment.

An international team of researchers, including experts from King's College London, found people with higher levels of physical activity had lower rates of depression later in life, regardless of lifestyle factors such as age, smoking and body mass index (BMI).
The study, involving more than 250,000 people, and published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, found that depression could be prevented by keeping fit - no matter where participants were located.

Meeting the NHS's recommended minimum weekly exercise level cut depression risk by a third compared to people who did not meet the requirement of 150 minutes a week.
The protective effect was shown even when considering other health factors, said Dr Brendon Stubbs, of King's College London, who is Head of Physiotherapy at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

He said: 'We found that higher levels of physical activity were protective from future depression in children, adults and older adults, across every continent and after taking into account other important factors such as body mass index, smoking and physical health conditions.

'Given the multitude of other health benefits of physical activity, our data adds to the pressing calls to prioritise physical activity across the lifespan.'
Data was collected from 49 unique studies in the UK, US, Australia, Brazil, Belgium and Sweden of people who did not have a mental illness, to determine whether physical activity levels were associated with the risk of an individual becoming depressed.
In total, 266,939 individuals were looked at over a seven and a half year period.
On average, the participants were followed up with after 7.4 years and the data compared. 
Authors of the report now want to see their research implemented in policy changes which reflect the importance of physical exercise.
Dr Simon Rosenbaum, senior research fellow at the University of New South Wales Sydney and the Black Dog Institute, said: 'The challenge ahead is ensuring that this overwhelming evidence is translated into meaningful policy change that creates environments and opportunities to help everyone, including vulnerable members of our society, engage in physical activity.'

Dr Joseph Firth, research fellow at NICM Health Research Institute at Western Sydney University, added: 'The compelling evidence presented here provides an even stronger case for engaging all people in regular physical activity; through schools, workplaces, leisure programs and elsewhere, in order to reduce the risk of depression across the lifespan.'



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