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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.

 

STF trained Maldives Policemen to pass out tomorrow

[August 08 2014]

A batch of 30 Maldives Policemen who had a special training at the Police Special Task Force Academy in Katukurunda will pass out at a special ceremony tomorrow, the police said. Maldives Police Commissioner Hussain Waheed who is presently on a four-day official tour in Sri Lanka will be the Chief Guest of the event.

 

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa opened the Anura Bandaranaike Memorial Clinic Building and Blood Bank in Nittambuwa yesterday. Here
President Rajapaksa and Ms Sunethra Bandaranaike lend a helping hand to former Health Minister Mrs. Siva Obeysekera. Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa is on exterme right.
Pic: Chaminda Hittatiya

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Attempt to influence UNHRC delegates :

Expatriate LTTE cadres hell bent on revenge

Many expatriate LTTE cadres, including an NGO activist are in Geneva canvassing support for the US-backed resolution on Sri Lanka and are holding meetings and hosting lavish parties in an effort to influence delegates at the UNHRC sessions, Deputy Minister of Child Development and Womens Affairs M.L.A.M. Hisbullah told the Sunday Observer.

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Namal calls for stronger bilateral ties with Japan

Namal Rajapaksa, MP and Special Envoy of President Mahinda Rajapaksa is now in Tokyo to attend the Annual Sri Lanka Tea and Trade Promotion seminar and also hold bilateral discussions with key Japanese dignitaries including the Special Representative of the Government of Japan for Sri Lanka Yasushi Akashi. MP Rajapaksa during discussions on Thursday, March 8 informed Akashi of the ongoing progress in the country and the rapid development in the North and the East.

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Fuel subsidy 130,000 fisher families to benefit

The Governments fuel subsidy for fishermen following their week-long protest in mid February is now being provided and nearly 130,000 families will benefit, Secretary to the Ministry of Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Dr. Damitha de Soyza, told the Sunday Observer. The subsidy is Rs.12 per litre for diesel and Rs. 25 per litre for kerosene. It will be augmented with an additional subsidy of 100 litres of diesel and 125 litres of kerosene for all mechanised fishing vessels as assured by President Mahinda Rajapaksa, she said.

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City Traffic Police to silence errant motorists

The City Traffic Police will take stern action against motorists and motor cyclists who fix specially manufactured silencers that release unusual noises while driving. According to a spokesman for the Motor Traffic Department, no motorists or motor cyclists could use silencers that release unbearable noises as it violates the Noise Pollution Act. City Traffic Police, SSP Chula de Silva told the Sunday Observer that vehicles with such silencers are not permitted to ply on roads or highways on the ground that they cause severe inconvenience to motorists and pedestrians.

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Drug abuse at big matches

The Health Ministry has focused attention on the use of Corex-D syrup and Tramadol tablets by certain schoolboys during the current big match season. The Health Ministry has warned parents of young schoolboys who go to cricket grounds to be vigilant over the behaviour of their children as they too could use such drugs.

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