Wednesday, August 29, 2018



A Land In Muthurajawela To Be Used To Destroy Clinical Waste Of Government Hospitals At Western Province -Health Minister

A land at Muthurajawela area had 
taken  to destroy the Clinical waste removed from Government Hospitals in Western Province including Colombo National Hospital according to Minister Of Health Dr.Rajitha Senaratne .

Cabinet has approved the using of the Land in Muthurajawela to destroy clinical waste removed from Government Hospitals in Western Province Minister has stressed.

"The private company responsible for destroying the Clinical waste of Westetn Provincial Hospitals so far done it at a land in Mulleriyawa Base Hospital.However as the Court banned destroying Clinical waste at that land recently as a result of a petition filed by residents of the area in view of avoiding public health threat ,The company now removed the Clinical waste to a temporary land."Minister has stated.

As a temporary solution Health Ministry has decided to utilise the land use by Sri Jayawardanapura Hospital to destroy clinical waste to destroy clinical waste of Government Hospitals in Western Province as well he has stressed.

Lotus Roundabout Was Closed For Few Hours Due To A Protest March

Lotus Roundabout at Colombo Fort was

temporarily closed down from entry road to Galle Face for few hours this morning (29) due to a protest march of Retired Police Officers.

A group of Retired Police Officers had commenced a pretest match from Colombo Fort Railway Station this morning towards Presidential Secretariet over a pension problem.

The Closed road has been re- opened for traffic few hours later.

Thirty Army Brigadiers And Lieutenant Colonels Have Been Promoted To Higher Ranks

Five Brigadiers and Twenty Five Lieutenant Colonels attached to Sri Lanka Army  have been promoted to higher ranks as per the instructions of President Maithripala Sirisena.

Accordingly Five Army Brigadiers including four Brigadiers  became disabled during the war have been promoted as Major General's and Twenty Five Army Lieutenant Colonels have been promoted as Colonels. 



Ten Persons Were Remanded Over Assaulting Wild Life Officers

Ten persons including a Hingurakgoda
Pradeshiya Saba MP arrested by the Habarana Police Over Assaulting Wild Life officers attached to Minneriya Wild Life Park had been remanded until 11 th of September  by the Hingurakgoda Magistrate Court today (29).

The ten suspects were produced before the court today .

Minneriya Wild Life Park was closed due to the assaulting of Wild Life officers by a group of fishermen on last Sunday  (26) and later the Park has been re opened.

Wild Life officers were assaulted after the officers had arrested two fishermen illegally involved in fishing activities.

A Businessman Was Arrested Over Smuggling A Valuable Gold Necklace To Sri Lanka

Police Narcotic Bureau officials have arrested a 51 year old Sri Lankan Businessman who had smuggled a Gold
Necklace weighing around 400 Grammes to Sri Lanka illegally at the Katunayake ,Bandaranaike International Airport early this morning (29).

The suspect who is a resident of AKara wita,Gampaha had arrived at Katunayake Airport From Singapore.Police Narcotic Bureau officials have arrested the suspect after recovering the Gold Necklace he has hidden worth around Rs.2.8 million .

Police Narcotic Bureau had handed over the suspect along with the Necklace to Airport Customs for further investigations. 

A Truck Selling Noodles Was Destroyed Due To A Fire

A Truck selling prepared Noodles

which belongs to a Private Company and parked in front of Galle Face park had suddenly caught fire and destroyed this morning  (29).

When the Colombo Fire Brigade arrived at the scene to douse the fire the whole Lorry had burnt  with Noodles it had been revealed.

No casualties had been reported due to the incident and the cause of the fire has not yet been revealed.

Colombo Fort Police are conducting an investigations over the incident.


Three Former Government Officials Including Former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakshe Had Given Statements Before A Presidential Commission

The Special Presidential Investigations

Commission investigating on Fraud and Irregularities of Sri Lankan and MIhin Lanka Airlines had today (29) recorded statements from former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakshe,Former President's Secretary Lalith Weerathunge and Former Finance Secretary Dr.P.B Jayasundara over the fraud and Irregularities occurred at the two Airlines .

The three former officers had appeared before the Commission to give statements regarding the findings based on the investigations concluded regarding the fraud and Irregularities of two Airlines.

Commission had issued notices for them to appear before the Commission today and Former Defense Secretary had given a statement to the Commission for nearly two hours it has been revealed.

Earlier former Sri Lankan Airlines Chairman Nishantha Wikramasinghe and Chief Executive Officer Kapila  Chandrasena had given  statements before the Commission.

Health Minister Has Instructed Director General Of Health Services To Conduct An Inquiry On Galaha Hospital Incident

Minister Of Health Dr.Rajitha Senaratne
has instructed the Director General Of Health Services Dr.Anil Jasinghe to conduct a formal inquiry over the death of one and half year old infant  Sanker Sajevaren who had died after admission to Galaha Provincial Hospital yesterday (28) and the incidents occurred at the Hospital premises afterwards.

Health Minister has also Instructed Dr.Jasinghe to transfer the two doctors attached to Galaha Hospital to another Hospital and recruit another two Doctors to the Hospital with immediate effect.The two doctors of the Galaha Hospital will be transferred for their own safety the Minister has stressed.

Due to the violent protests occurred outside the Galaha Hospital both Police and Special Police Task Force Personal have been deployed out side the Hospital and road to provide security. 

Police Officers Had Removed The Galaha Hospital MOIC With The Help Of A Police Uniform Due To Tense Situation

Police officers attached to Galaha Police
had this morning (29 ) removed the Medical Officer In Charge of the Galaha Hospital who was confined  inside the hospital due to the protests staged by residents of the area out side the Hospital against the death of a one and half year old infant at the Hospital.

The Medical Officer In Charge was removed from the Hospital building after dressing him a Police Uniform it has been revealed.

The protesters had protested outside the Hospital building throughout  last night despite the Police had fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse the protesters last evening.

Meanwhile due to the tense situation occurred Doctors and Nurses attached to the Galaha Hospital have  not reported to work to day. The Government Medical Officers Association  (GMOA ) has today stated that no doctor will be recruited to Galaha Hospital until the security of the Hospital is confirmed .

The Provincial Director Of Health Services Dr. Shanthi Samarasinghe has begun an investigation over the death of a Infant who had died after admission to the Galaha Hospital yesterday. The death of the infant caused unrest among the residents of the area who had pelted stones at the hospital and protested against Doctors of the Hospital.

Galaha Police meanwhile are due to investigate on the damage done    to the Hospital during the Public protest.

A 60 Year Old Person Was Killed And 12 Others Injured Due To Bus- Three Wheeler Collision

A 60 year old person was killed and 12
others were injured and hospitalized after the Bus they were travelling in colliding with a Motorcycle and a wall near by at Kumbukkanda area on Kekirawa-Eppawala main road this morning  (29).

The 13 of the injured 10 of them critically had been injured and admitted to Eppawela Provincial Hospital where one of the critically injured had succumbed to his injuries before  admission.

Nine of the injured had been later transferred to Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital for further treatment .The deceased was a resident of Eppawela area.

The incident occurred when the Bus overloaded with Passangers collided with a Three Wheeler arrived in front of the road when the Three wheelee had turned to right side and later collided with a wall nearby.

Few Passangers were thrown out ftom the Bus to the  road as a result of the incident it has been revealed.Bus and the Wall had heavily damaged due to the incident. 




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