Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Several Areas In Badulla Are At Risk Of Landslides-NBRO

As a result of the heavy showers
prevailing in at present ,many areas in Badulla district are at risk of Landslides according to the National Building Research Organization(NBRO).

Accordingly Lunugala,Passara,Badulla ,Hali-Ela,Haldummulla,Ella,Badulla,
Bandarawela,Haputhale Provincial secretariet areas  are at risk of Landslides NBRO has announced.

People lives  in mountains of  these areas is being advised to be vigilant on landslide signs.

Meanwhile due to the heavy showers prevails in Badulla at present  several new waterfalla have been created in mountanous areas in Badulla -Colombo road these days according to reports.

A Sri Lankan Businessman Was Arrested With A Stock Of Gold Jewelry At The Katunayake Airport

Airport Customs have today arrested a
29 year old Sri Lankan Textile businessman while attempting to smuggle a stock of gold jewelry weighing around 339 grammes illegally to the country by concealing  in underwear at the Katunayake Airport it has been reported.

The suspect who is a resident of Hambanthota had arrived in Katunayake Airport from a Sri Lankan Airlines flight had concealed the stock of jewelry including Bangles ,chains,bracelets and ear studs in undewear according to customs.

The estimated value of the stock of Gold Jewelry taken in to custody in possession of the businessman is more than Rs.20 million.


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Second British Rugby Player Who Was Admitted To A Private Hospital With Breathing Difficulty Has Died

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The second British Rugby Player who was admitted to a Private Hospital in Colombo with breathing difficulty  on last Sunday Morning (13) has died this afternoon while receiving treatment at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Hospital it has been reported.

The deceased was  27 year old person according to sources.Another 26 year old teammate of his has died in same manner yesterday (14) after admitting to the Private Hospital with breathing difficulty.

The Two Rugby Players who had arrived in with a 22 member British Rugby Team on 10th of May to Sri Lanka to Participate a Goodwill Rugby Tournament  had visited a Night Club in Colpetty last Saturday night and drank Alcohol and taken Narcotics heavily it has been revealed during the initial inquiry held regarding the incident according to the Police.

Cabinet Has Decided To Increase Bus Fares By 6.56 % From Tomorrow(16)-Private Buses To Launch An Island Wide Strike From Midnight Tomorrow

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Cabinet has today(15) decided to increase the Bus fares of Private and Sri Lanka Transport Board(SLTB) Buses by 6.56% with effect from tomorrow(16) as per the requests made by Several Bus Unions  following the recent fuel price increase.

However the Minimum Bus  Fare of Rs.10 will remain unchanged according to the Government.

Meanwhile  as the Lanka Private Bus Owners Association and Inter Provincial Bus Owners Union had requested the government to increase Bus fares by 10% and 20% respectively including the Minimum fare ,The two Trade Unions along with All Ceylon Private Bus Company Trade Union Federation have decided to launch an Island Wide Bus Strike with effect from midnight tomorrow(16) as a protest of not increasing Bus fares sufficiently according to the Unions.

The Bus Unions now demanding a 20% increase of Bus fares and  the increasing  of Minimum Bus fare up to Rs.15.

Transport Activities In Passara-Bibilegama Road Have Been Disrupted Due To A Collpase Of A Soil Mound

Image result for soil mound in passaraTransport Activities in  Passara-Bibilegama Road near Idamgedara Junction have been disrupted since this morning (15) due to a collapse of a Soil Mound in to the Road .

Due to this situation  public and School Children in several areas including Ethpattiya and Bibilegama had faced enormous difficulties.

Cabinet Approved A Proposal To Recruit 982 SAITM Students To Kothalawala Defense University

Image result for kothalawala defense universityCabinet has today (15) approved a  Proposal to recruit 982 SAITM (Malabe Private Medical Collage) students to the Medical Faculty of Sir John Kotalawala Defense University after evaluating their qualifications. 

The Cabinet Proposal was jointly submitted to the Cabinet by the President Maithripala Sirisena and Minister Of Higher Education Wijedasa Rajapakshe.

The Kothalawala Defense University Act too will be amended to pave the way to admit the SAITM Students it has been announced.

Joint Opposition MP Dilum Amunugama Has Appeared Before The Terrorist Investigation Division Today (15)

The Joint Opposition MP Dilum Amunugama had arrived in Terrorist  Investigation Division (TID) this morning (15) to give a statement regarding the communal violence occurred in several places in Kandy last March .

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The Joint Opposition MP was asked to be present in TID on 10th of May to record a statement regarding the communal violence occurred  in Kandy ,However as he had attended the Parliamentary Sessions on that day he had booked today to appear before the TID.

MP Dilum Amunugama had arrived at the TID accompanied by Joint Opposition MP's Namal Rajapakhse and Mahindananda Aluthgamage.

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Now the night has almost passed(waiting for you)
  I am crying here why are you quiet there(you have not come)

The night has almost passed(waiting for you)

The beauty of the moon is ebbing

The stars are heartbroken
  This is a painful restless time
 Where is this night, like a bride, departing in a vehicle of the moon Please call out to me, where are you?The eyes are upset and tired waiting for you
My fate is almost asleep(waiting for you)  You are not coming, where should I go or what should I do?


US And Sri Lankan Surgeons Performed A Gall Bladder Removal Surgery Successfully In The World's Largest Hospital Ship "USNS Mercy "

Cmdr. Tamara Worlton (right), a surgeon assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy and Dr. Vyramuthu Varanitharan (left), a Sri Lankan general surgeon at Base Hospital Muttur, suture an incision after conducting the first robot-assisted surgery.

Cmdr. Tamara Worlton (right), a surgeon assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy and Dr. Vyramuthu Varanitharan (left), a Sri Lankan general surgeon at Base Hospital Mutur, discuss robotic surgery techniques during the first robot-assisted surgery
Intensive planning and preparation resulted in a smooth and routine surgery.  After the successful completion of the surgery, the patient transferred to the Mercy’s post-anesthesia care unit to recover and was later discharged from the ship in excellent condition for routine post-operative follow up care by Dr. Varanitharan.
Surgical staff assigned to Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy and the Sri Lankan surgical team from Base Hospital Mutur perform the first robot-assisted surgery on a patient while aboard the Mercy using the Da Vinci XI Robot Surgical System.
Pacific Partnership is the largest annual multilateral disaster response preparedness mission conducted in the Indo-Pacific.  This year’s mission includes military and civilian personnel from Sri Lanka, the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Peru, and Japan.  Pacific Partnership 2018 consists of more than 800 U.S. and partner nation military and civilian personnel working side-by-side with host nation counterparts to better prepare for potential humanitarian aid and disaster response situations.

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All Island Curfew Schedule To Be Changed From Tomorrow(06)

Government has amended  the current curfew schedule implemented in the country daily from tomorrow (06)according to the President's ...