Airport customs officers have today(21)arrested a 54 year old Indian national while attempting to smuggle a stock of US Dollars worth nearly Rs.10 million illegally to China at the Katunayake International Airport .
The suspect who had arrived in Sri Lanka two days ago has concealed the US Dollar notes in his luggage it has been revealed.
A one and half year old Baby Elephant who had fallen in to an unprotected Agricultural well at Nikawewa in Horowpathana area was rescued by the Wildlife officers along with the residents of the area this morning(21).
The rescued Baby Elephant had taken to the Veterinary office at Pandulagama,Anuradhapura for treatment according to reports.
Prices of selected Expensive Drugs including those prescribed for Cancers will be reduced during next month(July)according to the Minister of Health,Nutrition and Indeginous Medicine Dr.Rajitha Senaratne.
The prices of these drugs will be reduced under the second stage of Drug prices reduction programme implemented by the Ministry of Health he has stressed.However the names of the Drugs subjected to be reduced are not yet been revealed.
After the price reduction the prices of Private Hospitals too will be regulated the Minister has stressed.
A 31 year old person was arrested while transporting 24 packettes of Heroin in a Private Bus travelling from Colombo to Badulla by a Special Police team.attached to the Badulla police this noon(22) at Puwakgodamulla area with the help of the official Police Dog "Won" it has been reported.
The suspect who is a resident of Kandagolla area in Badulla has hidden the Heroin packettes in his trouser pockettes it has been revealed.When police team had checked the Private bus the official dog attached to Badulla Police "Won" helped the police to catch the suspect.
The suspect who has been reported as involved in transporting Heroin since long time ,due to be produced before the court.
The Postmaster General D.L.P Rohana Abeyratne has today (21) stated that if the striking Postal Workers are continuing their strike further the Full salary of this June will only be paid to those who are returning to work from now on and those who are continuously engaging in the strike will only receive a salary for the period 01st of June to 11th of June.
The Postmaster General has requested the all Postal Workers who are in strike since last week to return to work immediately through a statement issued by the Government Information Department.
The Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne has today (21) ordered the Chairman of the Perpetual Treasuries Group Geoffrey Aloysius who is a father of the main suspect of the Controversial Central Bank Bond Scam imprisoned Perpetual Treasuries owner Arjun Aloysius .to appear before the court on 05th of July the next date of the case against Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena of Perpetual Treasuries .
The Court order was issued when the case was taken up for hearing this morning. Meanwhile Main suspects of the Bond Scam and Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena of Perpetual Treasuries were further remanded until 05th of July by the Colombo Fort Magistrate after they were produced before the court today .
Two Youth were killed due to a Wild Elephant attack at Madawalaulpataha in Naula area today (21).
The two deceased youth of the ages 29 and 30 years had faced this incident while returning home by a Motorcycle after visiting a house in the neighborhood it has been revealed.
In a similar incidents a Wildlife Officer was killed by a Wild Elephant while engaged in chased away few Wildlife Elephants to the forest at viranagama area in Girandurukotte few days ago .Also a Buddhist Monk was injured and hospitalized due to a Wild Elephant attack in vevelketiya area in Anuradhapura last morning (20).
The body of the female Saudi Arabian University Student who went missing after the Boat she was traveling along with six other Saudi Arabiana and Qatari nationals had capsized in Mahaweli River at Gohagoda area ,Katugasthota yesterday (20) was recovered this morning (21) at Warathenna area .
The deceased was a 24 year old University Student in Saudi Arabia and had faced the incident after she and six others including another female were riding in a Boat in Mahaweli River yesterday (20). However all six persons who had fallen to the river as a result of the incident were saved by the residents of the area.
The body was recovered during a search mission carried out by the Sri Lanka Navy divers,Police officers in Katugasthota Police and residents of the area.
Ten persons have been injured and hospitalized due to a Leopard attack at Ambalkulama area in Kilinochchi today(21) and the Leopard was killed by the residents of the area afterwards according to the reports.
The injured persons were admitted to the Kilinochchi District Hospital for treatment. The Leopard who had attacked the villagers today made a similar attack against several persons recently and Wildlife Officers were informed on the incident as well.
However Villagers have blamed the Wildlife Officers over delaying the capturing of the Leopard .
In previous occasions too Wildlife officers had failed to capture the animal and when the Officers have returned the village to capture the Leopard this morning after being informed on the Leopard ,had seen the animal had arrived in the village and attacked a Cattle herder behind the Vivekananda School in Ambalkulam.
When the animal had attempted to attack another person, villagers have attacked and killed him it has been reported.