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Eight dead, hundreds trapped in landslide tragedy

[October 30 2014]

The rescuers have found eight bodies so far whilst several hundred are still feared to be trapped under a mountain of earth that buried an entire village in Haldummulla, Badulla this morning, the police said.

 

Indian passenger dies at BIA

[October 30 2014]

An Indian passenger who was on a transit visit to Colombo collapsed and died on the corridor of the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning, the police said.

 

Three airmen wounded in explosion

[October 23 2014]

Three airmen who sustained serious injuries following an explosion at the Kandakuliya Air Force Training Camp this morning were admitted to Kalpitiya Base Hospital, the police said.

 

Vegetable vendor hacked to death

[October 22 2014]

A 43-year-old man who was running a vegetable stall in Bakery Junction in Attidiya was found hacked to death inside his stall this morning, the police said.

 

Heavy rains to continue

[October 18 2014]

The prevailing heavy rains are to continue for the next 24 hours as announced by the Meteorological Department today.Under the disturbed atmospheric conditions over vicinity of Sri Lanka showers can be expected in the morning too.

 

Doctor killed in ambulance accident

[October 18 2014]

A doctor was killed on the spot and three others sustained serious injuries when an ambulance transporting a medical crew rammed into a speeding lorry head on in Battuluoya on Puttalam – Chilaw main road this morning, the police said.

 

Two Georgian nationals nabbed with fake passports

[October 17 2014]

Two Georgian nationals who attempted to depart for Netherlands through Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport by producing fake passports were nabbed by the CID yesterday, the police said.

 

Jayalalitha granted bail today

[October 17 2014]

Supreme Court of India granted bail to the imprisoned former chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Jayaram Jayalalitha today.

 

CCD arrests man with mini armoury

[October 16 2014]

Colombo Crime Division arrested a man and found a mini armoury at his house in Kolonnawa last evening, the police said.

 

Voyeur falls to his death

[October 16 2014]

A man who tried to enter a house in an inappropriate manner on Wednesday night died after falling into a 30 foot well in Ibbankatuwa area in Galeweal.

 

Observer Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer 2014 today

[October 15 2014]

The award presentation ceremony of the 36th Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year Contest 2014 will be held at the Cinnamon Grand this evening.

 

One killed, 57 injured as bus plunges into precipice

[October 15 2014]

At least one person was killed and 57 other passengers sustained serious injuries when a CTB bus bound for Kandy from Wekanda plunged into a roadside precipice in Rambukwella this afternoon, the police said.

 

Three nabbed with foreign currency worth Rs.20m

[October 14 2014]

Three locals who attempted to smuggle undeclared foreign currency worth Rs.20 million out of the country hidden in their rectums were arrested by the Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport today.

 

Fisherman hacked to death in Balapitiya

[October 14 2014]

A 38-year-old man had been hacked to death by an unknown gang in Balapitiya last night, the police said.

 

Sexual boosting oil seized with booze pedlar

[October 11 2014]

Walana Panadura Anti Vice Striking Squad on a tip off arrested a man who was selling foreign liquor and cigarettes in his car today but to find a stock of sexual enhancement drugs and ointment instead, the police said.

 

 

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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