Saturday, September 29, 2018



Two Persons Arrested With A Stock Of Cannabis During A Raid Carried Out At Cannabis Cultivation In Udawalawa Reserve

Police officers attached to Anti
Corruption Control Unit of Walana Police have raided a Cannabis Cultivation land secretly maintained at a 3 acre land area at Udawalawa reserve and arrested two persons along with a stock of dried Cannabis and recovered a  large number of cannabis plants recently.

The two  suspects have been handed over to Hambegamuwa Police for further investigations and the stock of dried Cannabis taken in to custody in possession of the suspects has been destroyed by the Police.

The estimated value  of the stock of Cannabis that was  destroyed is around Rs.3 million according to Police.

The raid was carried out as per the information received by Police regarding a Cannabis Cultivation maintained at Udawalawa Reserve by a person with the help of two others according to reports.

A Section Of The Nawalapitiya Main Road Has Been Inundated Around One Hour Due To Heavy Showers

Due to the heavy showers prevailing in  around 300 meter area of the Nawalapitiya main road was under flood waters for around one hour period  this evening (29 ) it has been reported.

Due to the risen water level shops of the city have been closed and transport activities have been also disrupted due to the situation according to the  reports .

As the drainage system of the Nawalapitiya Main road has been blocked flood waters receeding slowly and after the water receded the shops have been reopened and Transport activities have been resumed sources said.

AKuruna Town In Kandy District Is Being Completely Inundated Due To Heavy Showers

AKuruna Town in Kandy District is
being completely inundated at the moment due to the continuous heavy showers prevailing in Kandy District  according to the sources.

Due to this situation people in AKuruna Town is being faced severe difficulties it has been reported.Water level in the town is up by several feets this evening (29) following the heavy showers prevailing in since this morning . Flood waters of the town  not receeding  due to the continuous showers it has been revealed.

Meanwhile due to the heavy showers transport activities in Kandy -Jaffna A-9 road have been disrupted .

Due to the disturbance growing In atmosphere around Sri Lanka heavy showers can be expected in many areas in the country authorities have said.

Department of Meteorology has advised the fisheries and Naval communities to be vigilant over the adverse weather .




A Person Had Jumped In To The Sea At Kalutara

A 37 year old person had jumped in to
the sea near the Southern Kalutara Train station and dissappeared yes
yedrday it has been reported .

Sri Lankan Navy divers along with Southern Kalutara Police officers had launched a search mission to find about the missing .

The missing a resident of Alawwa area.

Cause of the incident has not yet been  revealed.

Seven Females Attached to A Dambulla Company Had Fallen Sick Due To A Food Poisoning

Seven females attached to a Spices Manufacturing Company at Pannampitiya ,Dambulla had suddenly  fallen sick after consuming their morning meal this morning (29).

The sicken females have been admitted to Lenadora Provincial Hospital for treatment.

Their Condition is not critical it has been revealed.

Authorities believe that this incident occurred as a result of food poisoning. 

Government To Restrict Imports /Suspend The Issuance Of Duty Free Car Permits For MP's For A One Year And To Take More Actions To Protect The Economy

Government has decided to restrict
some imports to the Country  and to take few major actions regarding the state sector to control the pressure that affects Sri Lankan Economy due to the depreciation of Sri Lankan Rupee against the US Dollar ,with effect from midnight tonight (29) Ministry Of Finance and Mass Media has announced.

Accotingly government has decided to suspend the importation of new vehicles for Minister's,State Departments, Statutory Boards,All state Institutes  and Public Enterprises until further notice , impose 100 percent cash margin for en importing Air conditioners, Refrige rators  ,TV's,Phones (Mobile and Land),Perfumes ,Tyres and shoes,suspend the issuance of Duty Free vehicle permits  for Parliamentarians for a one year period, Suspend the issuance of concessionary Vehicle permits to Government service employees for six month period and dropped the leasing rate of Hybrid vehicles from 70 percent to 50 percent.

Government will monitor the Exchange rates closely and take necessary acations to protect the economy according to the Ministry. 



A Female Was Killed Due To A Wild Elephant Attack

As the Elephant -Human conflict
continues, A Female Was Killed due to a Wild Elephant attack at Kalingawila in Polonnaruwa this morning  (29).

The incident occurred when a Wild Elephant entered the village in search of food had attacked the 44 year old female while she was in her garden it has been revealed.

The body of the deceased had been sent to Welikanda Hospital.


Eleven Tea Pluckers Have Been Injured And Hospitalized Due To A Wasp Attack

Eleven Tea Pluckers attached to a Tea
Estate in Bagawanthalawa area have been injured and Hospitalized due to a Wasp attack while plucking tea leaves at the Estate yesterday  (29).

The injured including Nine Female Tea Pluckers and Two male Tea Pluckers have been admitted to the Bagawanthalawa Provincial Hospital for treatment .

The majority of the injured Tea Pluckers had left the Hospital after receiving OPD Treatment it has been revealed.

A Person Was Arrested With Illegal Stocks Of Cigarette Sticks And Liquor Bottles

A 29 year old Person was arrested by
the Police officers attached to Organized Crimes Prevention Division yesterday (28 )with around 22,000 Cigarette sticks and 09 Liquor Bottles illegally imported without paying tax ,in his possession near the Police station at Colombo Port .

The suspect who is a resident of Kotahana area was transporting the illegal stocks of Cigarette sticks and Liquor bottles from a Van at the time of the arrest.

The suspect is due to be produced before the Colombo Fort Magistrate Court today (29).

A Nigerian National Arrested Over Staying Illegally In Sri Lanka

Police have yesterday (28)arrested a 29
year old Nigerian National over the charges of staying in the country illegally without a valid passport and visas at Mount Lavinia Hotel Road.

The suspect is due to be produced before the Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court today (29).

61 Corona Positives Had Been Reported Today (28)

A total of 61 Corona Virus positives had been reported in the Country today (28) until 11.30 p.m ,increasing the total number of Corona ...