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Rs.5 million tax evaded for Turmeric

[July 232 2014]

An attempt to import a stock of turmeric from Indian in the guise of rice by defrauding Rs.5.6 million was thwarted by the Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) today.

 

Assaulted man complains against CM

[July 22 2014]

A man who had allegedly been assaulted by a group of persons lead by Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga was admitted to Colombo National Hospital yesterday, the police said.

 

LTTE suspects arrested in Malaysia brought to SL

[July 19 2014]

Three LTTE cadres arrested by the Royal Malaysian Police few weeks ago in Kuala Lumpur was brought to the country yesterday early morning, the police said.

 

Khuram murder trial; PS Chairman convicted

[July 18 2014]

Former Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidana Pathirana and three others found guilty of the murder of British tourist Khuram Sheik and of raping his Russian girlfriend Victoria Alexandrovna were sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment on each of the two counts a short while ago.

 

Missing white snake found

[July 17 2014]

An albino Cobra went missing in the National Zoological Gardens in Dehiwala three days ago was found today in Zoo, the police said. The white snake in a pillow case was found by one of the Zoo keepers being left by an unknown person.

 

Principal arrested for harassing grade five student

[July 17 2014]

The Principal of Namalwewa Primary School in Diyabeduma was arrested by the police today for harassing a grade five student for not attending the routine cleaning program held in the school, the police said.

 

Nine kilos of Heroin seized

[July 16 2014]

Nine kilograms of Heroin worth over Rs.60 million was seized by the Borella Police last night, the police said.The police on information carried out a detection in Wanathamulla area and seized the narcotics along with five suspects.

 

Man cuts his male organ

[July 16 2014]

A man who severed his male organ in Kalutara was admitted to Nagoda Hospital in a critical condition this afternoon, the police said.

 

Woman shot dead in Mattakkuliya

[July 12 2014]

A 48-year-old woman had been shot dead by an unidentified gunman at her residence in Samithpura, in Mattakkuliya early this morning, the police said. The victim has been identified as Priyangi Melanie Kumari. She was admitted to National Hospital in a critical condition but succumbed to her wounds shortly after.

 

50 students fall sick after consuming drink

[July 11 2014]

Fifty students of an international school in Piliyandala have fallen sick after consuming a drink in the canteen today, the police said. Eight of them had been admitted to Piliyandala Hospital.

 

Uva PC to be dissolved tonight

[July 11 2014]

Uva Provincial Council is to be dissolved from midnight today in preparation for the on coming elections, incumbent Chief Minister Shashindra Rajapaksa told media.

 

Kalutara gets new SSP

[July 10 2014]

Senior Superintendent of Police Ranjith Kodithuwakku has been transferred as the head of the Kalutara Division with immediate effect, the Police Headquarters announced today.

 

Rs.50m worth of gold jewellery seized

[July 09 2014]

Western Province South Special Crimes Detection Unit investigating into a jewellery shop robbery in Moratumulla on May 25th seized Rs.50 million worth of stolen gold jewellery, the police said.

 

 

No sound can be more soothing to a motoring enthusiast than the almost mystical notes emanating from a high-revving engine, as the rubber grips the road at high speed. The streets of Colombo Fort offered such an unprecedented adrenaline rush to motorsport fans from all over Sri Lanka and abroad, with the holding of the first-ever Colombo Night Race (CNR) last night, as part of the Electric Peacock Festival. Here drivers in their Porsches compete to edge out each other in one of the CNR events witnessed by thousands of spectators. Pic: Thilak Perera

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Norway’s dual role led to CFA breakdown – LLRC

The Lessons Learnt and Reconcilliation Commission (LLRC) in its final report to the President which was tabled in Parliament last Friday criticised the role of Norway, that their actions contributed significantly to breakdown of the CFA. It observed that the Nordic peace makers’ dual role as the facilitator and the monitor of the peace process did not synchronise well and this decision to play two opposing roles led to a conflict of interest and failed strong action by the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) in instances of grave violations of the CFA,

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Driver error, most common cause of accidents

Six persons die every day on Sri Lanka’s highways as a result of motor accidents which adversely affect the country’s economy as well, said Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Health Dr. P. Mahipala addressing a media conference in Colombo. He said when analysing the cause of accidents,

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‘Plastic crates - not a hasty decision’

Co-operatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando told Parliament yesterday that the decision to introduce plastic crates was not a hurried decision and the subsequent gazette notification which was issued in January this year. Winding up the committee stage debate on his ministry, Minister Fernando said though the gazette was issued in January, the President had given a one year grace period to implement it, in response to a request made by farmers and traders.

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Unparliamentary behaviour to be kept under check

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has appointed a seven-member committee to make recommendations to improve discipline and ensure security within the Parliamentary Chamber in the wake of unruly scenes that broke out when President Mahinda Rajapaksa presented the Budget on November 21.

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Most bus owners’ unions favour Govt efforts

All bus owners’ unions except one support the Government’s efforts to uplift the private bus service, said Private Transport Services Minister C.B. Ratnayaka. He said the Government has provided many facilities and benefits to private bus owners. Referring to the threat made by Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association President Gemunu Wijeratne to launch a country-wide private bus strike,

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