Monday, January 28, 2019

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Another Batch Of 1608 Nurses To Be Received Diplomas And Appointment Letters This Thursday

Handing over of  Diplomas and
appointment letters to 1608 Nurses who had passed out from Nursing Schools is scheduled to be held at Temple Trees, Colombo on this Thursday (31)morning under the patronage of Health Mpinister Dr.Rajitha Senaratne .

These Nurses are due to be recruited to Government Hospitals Island Wide according to the Health Ministry.

Around 40,089 Nurses are needed to carrying  out functions of Government Hospitals  as usual and around 35,136 Nurses have already working in Hospitals Ministry has stated.

Nearly 9000 Nursing students are currently studying at Nursing Schools it has been revealed. 

A 23 Year Old Female Had Committed Suicide By Consuming A High Dose Of A Drug

A 23 year old young female who had
stayed and worked at a Private Medical Center in Danbar Street ,Hatton had committed suicide last Sunday (27)night by consuming a high dose of a drug prescribed for an illness it has been reported.

The deceased female who was a resident of watagoda ,Thalawakale area had consumed the high dose of the drug at Private Medical Center and informed it to her brother through a  phone it has been revealed .

Then the brother had informed the doctor at Medical center over the incident and as  a result the female who was in critical condition at that time was admitted to DiKoya Base Hospital for teatment .

However she has died on the admission. The reason behind her suicide has not yet been revealed .

A Person Was Arrested With 86,4 Kilo Grammes Of Kerala Cannabis

Point Pedro Police have arrested a 50
year old person with around 86.4 Kilo Grammes of Kerala Cannabis in his possession at Viyaparamullai area in Point Pedro yesterday  (28)accordance to an information provided by Navy intelligence unit.

The stock of Kerala Cannabis hidden inside a roof of a House in the area it has been revealed .

Point Pedro Police is investigating on the incident further and a legal action is due to be taken against the suspect .





Traffic Light System.To Be Introduced For The Solid /Half Solid And Liquid Food Items From 01st Of April

Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine has decided to introduce  Traffic Light System which displays  the amount of Sugar  ,Salt and fat contains in food items in their labels, to Solid/Half Solid and Liquid food items with effect from 01 st of April .

Accordingly from 01st of April all Solid/Half Solid and Liquid food items selling in Sri Lanka should display the percentage of Sugar ,Salt and Fat contains in  the food items in   main frame of the label  in view of controlling  spreading of non communicable diseases including  diabetes Ministry has announced today (28).

The decision  regarding this has been taken during a meeting held last week at the Ministry chaired by Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne .

Minister has instructed the Deputy Director General Of Health Services Dr.Lakshman Gamlath to implement this decision  to introduce Traffic Light System to other food items under the Food act  .

The system was introduced to Soft drinks in 2017 to reduce spreading Diabetes In the country .

The producers of Solid /Half Solid and Liquid food items have been informed on this decision last year  (2018)according to the Ministry.

MP Wimal Weerawansha Had Given A Statement To CID For Nearly Three Hours

Criminal Investigations Department
 (CID) has today (28) recorded a statement from National Freedom Front leader MP Wimal Weerawansha for nearly three hours regsrding the revelation made by an Indian National remanded over the Assasination plot against President and former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapakshe .

After the statement MP Weerawansha 's wife Sashi Weerawansha had given a statement this evening to CID regarding the Assasination plot it has been reported .

The Indian National who was arrested and remanded over the plot has revealed that he had met with  MP Wimal Weerawansha, his Wife Sashi Weerawansha and MP Namal Rajapakshe at their places .

Due to the statement, CID has informed the Colombo Fort Magistrate Court recently that it will record statements from the three Persons mentioned above.

Accordingly MP Namal Rajapakshe has given a statement to CID Last week .

Distilleries Limited Increased The Price Of Local Liquor Products By Rs.10

The Local Liquor Manufacturer 
Distilaries  Limited Of Sri Lanka has increased the prices of all their Liquor products by Rs.10  with effective from today (28)  it has been announced .

The decision to increase the Liquor prices had been taken due to the high production cost of Liquor caused as  a result of the depreciation of the value of  Sri Lankan Rupee against American Dollar according to the Distilleries Limited.

The price increase comes  in to effect at a time when government has not increased  the Liquor prices .

Meanwhile other Local liquor manufacturing companies are currently holding  talks regarding price revision of their Liquor products.

Three Wheeler -Bus Collision Sent The Three Wheeler Driver To Hospital

A Three Wheeler Driver had been
critically injured and hospitalized after the Three Wheeler he was driving  in colliding with a Private Bus near the Nawalapitiya -Warakawa Railway crossing at Nawalapitiya -Gampola main road this evening  (28).

The injured Driver had been admitted to Nawalapitiya Base Hospital for treatment  .

The incident occurred when the high speed Three Wheeler had collided with the Private Bus arrived in front due to the inability of Three Wheeler Driver to control the speed of the vehicle it has been revealed.

The Private Bus was travelling from Kandy to Hatton  and the Three Wheeler from Nawalapitiya to Gampola  at the time of the incident .Both vehicles had been  extensively damaged  as a result. 


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