Pottuvil calm after the high drama
The situation in Pottuvil has been brought under
control following the shooting incident after police opened fire on
a mob in Pottuvil killing one person, a senior police officer told
the Sunday Observer. The mob had protested against the arrest of six
persons who attacked officials conducting a census of wild
elephants. The people had attacked the officials fearing that they
were Grease Yakkas.
Brig.Hapuarachchi, new Military Spokesman
Brigadier H. A. Nihal Hapuarachchi of Sri Lanka
Corps of Engineers assumed office as the twelfth Director of Media
at Army Headquarters, last week. He will also serve as the Military
New uniflow traffic plan for Colombo
The one-way traffic plan along the Galle Road
and Duplication Road which has been extended upto Dickmans Road,
Bambalapitiya is now being familiarised with the motorists as the
traffic congestion along the Galle Road has been further eased with
the implementation of the new traffic plan.
Criminals masquerading as demons
The word Grease Yaka (ghost) mentioned in both
the Print and Electronic Media has created fear in the minds of
people in many parts of the country although such a ghost or an
apparition does not exist in reality, according to police.