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14 injured in expressway bus accident

[August 30 2014]

At least 14 passengers sustained injuries when a private bus crashed into a CTB bus parked at the toll gate of the Pinnaduwa exit on Southern Expressway yesterday afternoon, the police said.

 

Two children drown in Mannar

[August 29 2014]

Two children who went to bathe in Vettikulam Tank in Silavathura area last evening drowned, the police said. The victims had been identified as Pushpa Kumari Inoka (13) and eight year old Jegan Roshan Fernando of Arippu West area.

 

Man arrested with Rs.1m worth gold

[August 23 2014]

Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport arrested a local man who tried to smuggle out two slabs of gold worth over Rs.1 million on Friday evening, the Customs sources said.

 

Showery weather to continue - Met

[August 22 2014]

Showery weather will continue further over the South-western parts of the country due to the atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the Meteorological Department said.

 

Low-sulphur Super Diesel from tomorrow

[August 21 2014]

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will introduce a new brand of Super Diesel which it said was ultra low in sulphur to Sri Lankas market from tomorrow (August 22).

 

Kudu Nuwan nabbed

[August 20 2014]

Notorious underworld drug kingpin Nuwan Udaya Gunathilaka alias ‘Kudu Nuwan’ wanted for a number of cases was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division for possessing 300 grams of heroin in Meethotamulla this morning, the Police said.

 

Minister Pavithra hospitalised

[August 16 2014]

Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has been admitted to the Emergency Treatment Unit of Bandarawela Hospital this morning over a sudden illness, Ministerial sources confirmed.

 

Whale washed ashore

[August 16 2014]

A large dead whale washed ashore on Moragalla beach in Aluthgama this morning, the police said. The people in the area first noticed the 25 feet long beast being washed shore in the wee hours. The message was soon spread across the neighbouring areas making residents in great numbers to visit the scene to witness this unusual occurrence.

 

Largest haul of Heroin seized outside Colombo

[August 15 2014]

Police Narcotics Bureau last night seized 59 kilograms of Heroin from a boutique in Wathuwala, Katugastota making it the largest haul made out of Colombo, the police said. The PNB on an information received in March this year continued investigations and arrested a man named Ahmed Sabry Thajudeen from Matale on Thursday.

 

Rangana Herath takes 250th Test wicket

[August 15 2014]

Left arm spinner Rangana Herath became the third Sri Lankan Test bowler to take 250 wickets when he had Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq caught behind on the second day of the second Test match against Pakistan at the SSC grounds, Colombo yesterday.

 

Brothel busted and eight arrested

[August 14 2014]

A brothel house that had been carried out in the guise of a private lodge was raided by the Organised Crime Detection Unit of Maradana Police in Sangaraja Mawatha yesterday, the police said.

 

Youth stabbed to death in Grandpass

[August 14 2014]

An 18-year-old male youth who was stabbed by another youth in De Mel Watta, Grandpass last night succumbed to his injuries, the police said.The victim identified as Mohamed Farhan had been stabbed by a resident in the same neighbourhood aged 24 over a personal dispute.

 

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday inaugurated the construction of the second phase of the Colombo Outer Circular Highway
from Kaduwela to Kadawatha at an estimated cost of Rs. 44.8 billion. The construction of the 29 km highway will be completed in three
stages, linking the gateway to the Southern Expressway at Kottawa to Homagama, Kuduwela, Biyagama, Mahara and Wattala to end at Kerawalapitiya. It will also link the proposed Colombo-Kandy Expressway at Kadawatha as well as the Colombo-Katunayake Expressway at Kerawalapitiya. Here President Rajapaksa inspects an architectural model of the project after inaugurating the second phase at Kadawatha. Pic: Sudath Malaweera

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Minister Vitharana refutes TNA claims :

PSC talks will conclude in six months

Senior Minister of Scientific Affairs Prof. Tissa Vitharana who refuted TNA claims that the Parliamentary Select Committee (PSC) on power devolution was a delaying tactic of the Government said that the PSC has been mandated to conclude its deliberations within six months. A report would be submitted by then recommending constitutional amendments to further strengthen unity and communal amity in the country,

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Solutions to problems of people in N-E:

Sincere political parties should be accommodating

Senior Minister for Human Resources D.E.W. Gunasekara said if political parties are sincere to seek a solution to the problems faced by people in the North and the East, they must be flexible and try to accommodate the views of others and bring about a consensus on the issue.

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Crackdown on bribery and corruption intensifies

The Commission to Investigate Allegations on Bribery or Corruption since its appointment in May 15, 2011 has arrested 48 persons, the highest number of arrests since its inception in 1994, in its effort to crack down on bribery and corruption in Sri Lanka, Dr. Jayantha Wickremaratne, one of the Commissioners in the Bribery Commission told the Sunday Observer.

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Market experts commend EPF returns

The Employees Provident Fund (EPF) managed by the Central Bank yielded a return of 11.5 percent last year which had been commended by market experts. Financial experts said that 11.5 percent is a reasonable rate of return by the Fund. Over 90 percent of the EPF is invested in Government Securities which produced a good yield last year and the previous year.

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