Saturday, May 5, 2018

A New Uniform Has Been Introduced To The Family Health Officers

A new uniform has been introduced to
the Family Health officers in Sri Lanka by the Ministry of Health yesterday(05) during the commemorating ceremony of the International Family Health Day held in Polonnaruwa.

Accordingly the traditional white  frock uniform worn   by the family health officers  will be replaced with a short  sleeve Blouse and a trouser both in white color it has been announced.The circular regarding the introduction of the new uniform was issued yesterday by the Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne during the ceremony held yesterday under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena.

During the ceremony The Health Minister has stated that a cabinet memorandum will be submitted to get an approval to provide motorcycles to fanily health officers who have not received them previously .

Residents Prevented Cut Down Of A 200 Year Old Tree In Badulla

An  attempt made  by State Timber
Corporation officials to cut down a 200 year old tree believes to be a Mahogany variety located in front of the Badulla District Secretariat had been prevented due to the protests of residents in the area it has been reported yesterday(05).

However amidst the protests of the residents in the area the State Timber Corporation officials had chopped some branches of the old tree by stating that they were decayed.But the residents of the area have said that the branches of the tree are not decaying and are in good form.

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A 20 Year Old Youth Has Died After Collapsing Of A Tree And A Sand Mound In To His House

A 20 year old youth in Gonawalapathana has died and

his brother received minor injuries after a huge tree and a soil mound had collapsed in to their house last night (05) during the heavy showers prevaild in the area.

The youth who was under the rubble was rescued by the residents of the area ,but he had succumbed to his injuries while carrying to the Nawalapitiya Base Hospital it has been reported.

The incident taken place while the deceased youth and his brother watching Television in the living room of their house.The living room was damaged due to the collapse of the tree and soil mound at once .

The house of the deceased located in  a low land area surrounded with sand mounts.

A 16 Year Old Student Has Drowned In Akuressa

A 16 year old student attached to the

Athuraliya Collage in Akuressa has drowned while bathing in Kithanawala Wewa(River) at Athuraliya in Akuressa last friday(04) with his friends.

The residents of the area have recovered the body of the student during a search operation .




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A 17 Year Year Old Motorcyclist Was Killed Due To A Motorcycle-Bus Collision

A 17 year old Motorcyclist was killed

due to a Motorcycle -Bus acccident occurred at Danketiya area in Tangalle-Weeraketiya main road last morning(05).

The accident occurred when a Bus attempting to overtake another Bus and as a result the Bus attempting to overtake collided with the Motorcycle ridden by the deceased Motorcyclist according to the Tangalle Police.

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A Spill Gate Of A Udawalawe Reservoir Has Been Opened As A Result Of Heavy Showers.

A spill gate of the  Udawalawe Reservoir has been opened this evening(05)due to the rising water level of the reservoir as a result of  heavy showers experiencing in the area according to the Disaster Management Center.

The people living  in low land areas near Walawe river should be vigilant over the situation the Center has stated.

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A Leading Heroin Smuggler Was Arrested With A Haul Of Heroin

Police have arrested a 42 year old

leading Heroin smuggler at his house in Kurundankulama ,Anuradhapura with around 7.60 grammes of Brown Sugar variety Heroin in his possession this evening(05) according to reports.

The suspect has involved in selling of the Heroin for  retail price after a female distributing  it to him ,he has revealed to the Police.

A Long Python Was Killed Due To Run Over By A Train In Hatton

A seven ft. long Python was killed
after running over by a Train at the Hatton Train Station while crossing the Rail Track in the wee hours of last morning(04) according to the reports.

A Python who  lived in Watawala reserve and surrounded tea estates had faced this incident and this was the first time that a Python was reported as killed due to a run over by a Train the Rail workers have said.

The Python may have run over by the train which travelled from Hatton to Kandy last morning the Workers have stated.The wild life officers of Nallathanniya Wild Life office were informed over the incident by the rail workers.

A New Chairman Was Appointed To The State Timber Corporation

President Maithripala Sirisena has
today  (05)appointed Anuruddha Polgampola as the new chairman of the State Timber Corporation.

President had handed over the appointment letter to the new chairman of the Timber corporation  at the  Presidents House according to the President's Media Division.The post of chairman of  the Timber corporation became vacant after the previous chairman P.Dissanayake was removed from his post  by the president following his arrest by the Bribery Commission.

A Nine Year Old Girl Was Killed Due to A Road Accident

A nine year old girl was killed after run
over by a passanger bus ,while crossing the road with her grandmother along the pedastrian crossing in Kegalle early this morning(05).

The critically injured girl had succumbed to her injuries after admitting to Kegalle Teaching Hospital for treatment it has been revealed.

The deceased had faced this incident while on the way to a tution class.The grandmother had received minor injuries due to the incident and admitted to the Kegalle hospital for treatment according to Kegalle Police.

Police have arrested the Bus driver regarding the accident and he is due to be produced before the court.

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