Tuesday, January 1, 2019





A 29 Year Old British National Has Died After Falling In To A Water Hole At Laxapana Water Falls

A 29 year old British National has died after falling in to an unprotected water hole located at downstream of Laxapana Water Falls in Norton-Bridge whilst bathing there with few of his foreign friends last noon (01).

The body of the Deceased who had stayed at a Tourist Lodge in Norton Bridge area had recovered later and sent to DiKoya Base Hospital for the post mortem .

Newly Appointed Navy Commander Assumed Duties In His Post

The Newly appointed Navy
Commander Rear Admiral Piyal De Silva has assumed duties in his post at Navy Headquarters, Colombo yesterday  (01).

The farewell ceremony of the outgoing Navy Commander Admiral Sirimewan Ranasinghe too held  at the same time and the out going Navy Commander had left his post after handing over a sword which is the symbol of Navy Commander post ,to the new Navy Commander Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva.

Amidst religious blessings the New Navy Commander has assumed his duties afterwards  .

Rear Admiral De Silva who was the former Navy Chief of Staff has been appointed as the New Navy Commander last Monday  (31)by the President Maithripala Sirisena .

Court Had Given Permission To Police To Question Two Bangladeshi Nationals Arrested With Narcotics Under Detention Orders

Mount Lavinia Magistrate Court has
yesterday   (01)given the Police permission to question two Bangladeshi men who had  been arrested with 278 Kilo Grammes of Heroin and 5 Kilo Grammes of Cocaine in possession last Monday (31) by keeping them under detention orders for seven days.

Police Anti Narcotic Bureau officials have arrested the Two Bangladeshi Nationals stayed at a house in Dehiwala -Kawudana Road with the haul of narcotics believes to be the largest ever recovered .

The estimated value of the haul of narcotics taken know to custody in possession of the suspects is more than Rs.3500 million .

Two Suspects Arjun Aloysius And Kasun Palisena Arrested And Remanded Over Central Bank Bond Scam Had Been Released On Bail

The owner of the Perpetual Treasuries Limited Arjun Aloysius and the Chief Executive Officer
of the Limited Kasun Palisena who had been remanded over the Central Bank Bond Scam on 04th of February 2018 have been released today (01) on bail by the Colombo Fort Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne. 

Accordingly the two suspects had been released on a personal bails of Rs.1 million each and four surety bails of Rs.2 million each .The Colombo Fort Magistrate has advised the two of the  four sureties  sign for bail applications behalf of the suspects should be their relatives.

The passports of the suspects had been taken under court custody and foreign travel ban has been imposed over them.

Colombo Fort Magistrate has also ordered the two suspects to be present before  Criminal Investigations Department (CID) on every Sunday between 9 a.m to 12 noon .

The two Central Bank Bond Scam Suspects ,Arjun Aloysius and Kasun Palisena had been released on bail after  considering the fact in their bail applications stating  their wives and children  are sick and the main suspect of the Central Bank Bond Scam Arjun Mahendran has not yet been arrested according to reports.

The uncertainity of the time period that the inquiry regarding the Central Bank Bond Scam due to end has also affected the decision of Colombo Fort Magistrate on releasing the two suspects on bail.

Prices Of Another 27 Essential Drugs To Be Reduced Within This Year -Health Minister Dr.Senatratne

Prices of 27 Essential Drugs will be reduced during this year for the benefit of patients
according to the Minister Of Health ,Nutrition and Indigenous  Medicine Dr.Rajitha Senaratne.

Addressing the Health Ministry staff at the New Year festival held today (01) at the Health Ministry ,Minister has stated that he has managed to reduce the Prices of 73 Essential Drugs during last few years and hoping to increase  that number to 100 this year by  reducing the prices of another 27 varieties of  drugs .

The Soft Drink Sugar Tax that had reduced by the former President Mahinda Rajapakshe recently after he was appointed as the Minister of Finance illegally ,will be increased again Minister has stressed.Minister Dr.Senaratne  has instructed the Health Ministry Secretary Wasantha Perera to prepare a cabinet paper to propose the increasing of Sugar Tax again.

Prices of Private Health Institutes will be also regulated during this year Minister has further said.

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79 Corona Positives Had Been Discharged From Hospitals Today (02)

A total of 79 Corona positives had been discharged today (02) from Hospitals after full recovery it has been reported . Accordingly th...