Wednesday, October 17, 2018

A Person Has Died After Colliding With A Train

A 48 year old person has died after
colliding with a Train whilest walking along the Rail Track at Fairfield Gardens in Borella last night (17).

The critically injured person had succumbed to his injuries after admission to Colombo ,National Hospital .

The deceased was identified as a resident in Borella.





A Police Constable Has Died After His Motorcycle Colliding With A Wild Elephant

A 32 year old Police Constable attached
to the Modara Police Station has died after the Motorcycle he was riding in colliding with a Wild Elephant on last Tuesday (16)near the Gnanakkulam Bridge at Kandy-Jaffna A-9 Road .

The critically injured Police Constable who waa travelling from his Motorcycle from Anuradhapura to Kekirawa  when colliding with a Wild Elephant crossing   the road, had succumbed to his injuries after admission to Maradankadawala Hospital.

The Deceased was a resident of Ula galla,Thirappane area.

Colombo High Court Had Sentenced A Former Accupuncture Doctor A Two Year Rigorous Imprisonment Over Sexually Assaulting A Female Patient

Colombo High Court Judge Champa
JanakI Rajarathna  has yesterday (17)sentenced a former Doctor attached to the Accupuncture Center of Kalubowila(South Colombo ) Teaching Hospital D.P Jayaratne a two year rigorous imprisonment suspended for 25 years over sexually assaulting of a female who came to receive Acupuncture Treatment to the center.

The incident had taken place on 07th of May or a near by date in 2006.

The former Accupuncture Doctor D.P. Jayaratne had been sentenced to two year rigorous imprisonment after he had accepted charges against him through his lawyer .

The Accused doctor was ordered to payRs.200,000 as compansation to the victim and a fine of Rs.25,000. Imposed on him by the Judge.

Attorney General Had Filed indictments at Court against the former Accupuncture doctor.

National Police Commission Has Interdicted DIG Nalaka De Silva Yesterday

National Police Commission has
interdicted the Deputy Inspector General Of Police (DIG)Nalaka De Silva last afternoon (16)as per the recommendation of Law and Order Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara.

DIG Nalaka De Silva who is charged over conspiring to assasinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakshe by the working director of Anti Corruption Force Namal Kumara, has avoided   appear before the Criminal Investigations Department (CID)to give a statement regarding the charges.

The recommendation of the interdiction of DIG Nalaka De Silva had been sent to the National Police Commission by the secretary of Ministry of Law and Order Padmasiri Jayamanna.

Earlier DIG  had been sent on compulsory leave by the National Police Commission as per the instructions of Law and Order Minister. 

Cabinet Spokesman Has Denied Reports Published That There Was A Cabinet Paper Submitted To The CABINET On Handing Over Eastern Port Terminal To India

Co-Cabinet Spokesman ,Health Minister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne has  denied that there was a Cabinet Paper submitted to the Cabinet by Minister of Port  and Shipping Mahinda Samarisinghe to handover the Eastern Terminal of Colombo Harbor to India on lease .

There was no such Cabinet Paper submitted to the Cabinet in this regard so far Dr.Senaratne has said during the Cabinet briefing held at Government Information Department today (17).

However some reports appeared in media have  stated today that there was a Cabinet Paper submitted regarding handing over of the Eastern terminal attached to Colombo Harbor to India on lease and President has strongly opposed to it during the Cabinet meeting held last night (16).

President has also indicated the importance of maintaining Eastern Terminal of Colombo Harbor under Sri Lanka  Ports Authority during the meeting the reports have said.

President Has Dissolved The Director Boards Of Three State Financial Institutions

President Maithripala Sirisena has
dissolved the Board Of Directors of three State Owned Financial Institutions, namely The Board Of Investment  (BOI)Bank Of Ceylon and People's Bank with effect from midnight tonight  (17) over an allegation levelled against the Boards on misuse of funds in these institutions .

A proper investigation will be conducted on the allegations levelled  against Board Of Directors of these three state institutions the Presidential Media Division has announced.




Former Minister MP Johnston Fernando And Two Others Acquitted From All Charges

Former Trade Minister and MP
Johnston Fernando and two others arrested and remanded over involving in a financial fraud at CWE  (Sathosa)branch in Kurunagala ,have been acquitted from all charges levelled against them  today (27)by the Kurunagala High Court Judge Menaka Jayasundara.

Accordingly the three suspects MP Johnston Fernando ,His private Secretary Mohommad Zakir and former Laksathosa Chairman Nalin Fernando have been acquitted from all charges levelled against them on purchasing goods worth more than Rs. 3.8 million from a CWE Kurunagala branch without paying money in 2013 ,due to the poor and contradictory evidence produced against the suspects by complainants it has been revealed. 

The Police Financial Crimes Investigations Division (FCID)has filed charges against the suspects.

The Bail Application filed by the suspects has been rejected by the Court of Appeal recently.

Meanwhile former President MP Mahinda Rajapakshe and his son MP Namal Rajapakshe had met the released MP Johnston Fernando at his residence in Kurunagala according to reports.

Funeral Of Late Singer Visharada Amara Ranathunge To Be Held At Borella Cemetery

The funeral of the late popular singer Professor Visharada Amara Ranathunge who had passed away on Monday Night (15)at the Colombo National Hospital is due to be held at Borella Cemetery tomorrow afternoon (18).

The Body of the deceased singer is scheduled to be taken to University Of Visual and Performing Arts at 2 p.m tomorrow it has been announced.

The Late singer  who was also a Music Teacher  ,was 79 years old at the time of her death.

A Section Of A Ratnapura-Embilipitiya Main Road Had Sunk

A section of the Ratnapura-Embilipitiya
main road had sunk from left side at Thiriwanaketiya area today (17)as a result of Heavy showers prevailed in the area it has been reported.

Due to the sunken area of the road transport activities of the road had been restricted to one lane and the sunken area has been covered with Road barricades according to authorities.

As a result people and Motorists are being faced enormous difficulties  it has been revealed.

The Road Development Authority has meanwhile taken steps to build a temporary Alternative Entry road to the Ratnapura -Embilipitiya main road from right hand side of the road .


A 40 Year Old Person Was Killed Due To A Wild Elephant Attack

A 40 year old person was killed due to a

Wild Elephant attack at Eriyawala area in Somawathiya, Polonnaruwa this morning (17)whilest he was walking towards  Somawathiya Temple  from Sungawila area.

The deceased who was a resident of Hali-Ela ,Badulla was walking towards Somawathiya Temple from Sungawila area to worship the Temple at the time of the incident .

Wild Life officers have appealed from the  worshippers not to walk towards Somawathiya Religious Land from Sungawila area due to the Wild Elephant threat .

Four Corona Positives Had Been Reported In The Country Today (07)

Four Corona Positives had been ģđreported in the Country today (07)increasing the total number of Corona positives reported so far to 20...