Wednesday, January 9, 2019



Around 1019 Dengue Patients Reported From The Island This Month -Epidemeology Unit

There's a threat of  spreading Dengue rapidly at present due to the Monsoon rains in several Districts of the island according to Epidemiology Unit .

During first nine days of this month 1019 Dengue patients had been reported from the island and out of this number 294 patients had been reported from Colombo District and 167 patients reported from Jaffna District.

A Massive Dengue Awareness Campaign will be held today (10)and tomorrow  (11) at Westetn Province ,Jaffna District and KilinochchI Districts to avoid spreading Dengue according to Ministry of Health .

The programme will be held at 40 MOH areas in the selected Province and two Districts and 590 teams comprising of Tri forces personal ,Police and Health workers will be participated in this programme .


Pregnant /Lactating Mothers And Infant's Faced Difficulties Due To Not Receiving "THRIPOSHA" Supplement During Constitutional Coup -Health Mimister

Pregnant Mothers ,Lactating Mothers and Infant's have faced enormous difficulties during the  Constitutional Coup which lasted 53 days as the supply of nutrition supplement "THRIPOSHA" to Government Hospitals and Health Institutions had been stopped during that period according to Health Minister Dr.Rajitha. Rajitha Senaratne. 

"THRIPOSHA " supply back to normalcy after reinstating of the legal government Minister has stressed .

Health Minister has appointed the former Health Ministry Secretary Su dharma Gunathilake as the New Chairman of THRIPOSHA manufacturing plant at Ja-Ela few days ago.

Governors Of Uva And Southern Provinces Changed

Ranjith Keearthi Thennakoon of
Election Monitoring Group  CAFFÈ who had sworn in as the Governor of Uva Province recently  had been removed from the post and appointed him as the new Governor of Southern Province by the President Maithripala Sirisena .

He had sworn in as Governor of Southern Province yesterday (09) it has been reported .

Meanwhile the Former Governor of Southern Province Marshal Perera had been sworn in as Governor of Uva Province .


Three Court Of Appeal Judges And A High Court Judge Had Been Promoted

Three Court of Appeal Judges and A
High Court Judge had been promoted as Supreme Court Judges and A Court of Appeal Judge by the President Maithripala Sirisena.

Accordingly The President of the Court of Appeal Preethi Padman Surasena Court of Appeal Judges S. Thurairaja and E. A P R Amarasekara had been sworn in as Supreme Court Judges and High Court Judge K.p Fernando had been sworn in as a Court of Appeal Judge before President Sirisena at Presidential Secretariet this morning (09)..


Major General Shavendra Silva Has Been Appointed As Army Chief Of Staff

President Maithripala Sirisena has appointed Major General Shavendra Silva as the New Chief of Staff of the Sri Lanka Army today (09).

Major Silva is the 53rd Army Chief Of Staff in the country .

He has joined Sri Lanka Army as a cadet Officer in 1984 and respected as an Army personsl done a yeoman service to the country during the Humanitarian mission against LTTE. 

More Than 20 Acres Of Land Had Been Destroyed In A Resreve At Hatton -Kotagala Due To A Fire

More than 20 Acres of land belonging to

a reserve owned by "Rosita" farm  at Hatton ,Kotagala area  had been destroyed due to a sudden fire erupted at reserve this afternoon (09)  it has been reported .

Due to the dry weather condition and strong winds prevailing in Western slope areas of Central hills at present ,The fire is spreading rapidly according to Dimbula Police.

Police have informed the Farm owners to douse the fire before spreading it further.

Authorities believe an individual may have lit the fire in  reserve.

The Rosita farm which owned the reserve is being managed by Veterinary Resources Board. 

A New Carbon Tax To Be Imposed On All Vehicles

Motor Traffic Commissioner General Department has decided to impose  A Carbon Tax on every vehicle with effective from 01st of January 2019 .

This Tax will be charged when getting Income license from the Department according to Motor Traffic Commissioner Jagath ChandRaSiri.

The Carbon Tax will be imposed when getting income licence next year it has been Revealed. 


Another 38 Corona Positives Had Been Discharged Today (07) After Full Recovery

Another 38 Corona positives had been recovered and discharged today (07)from government Hospitals, increasing the total number of Corona...