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Over hundred countries confirm participation

[April 19 2014]

Over hundred countries have confirmed participation of their youth delegations to the World Conference on Youth 2014 which will be held in Colombo from May 5 - 10.

 

Hacked monk succumbs to injuries

[April 19 2014]

The 63-year-old Buddhist monk of Sri Saranankara Viharaya in Elpitiya who had been treated in a critical condition after being hacked by another monk, succumbed to his injuries yesterday, the police said.

 

Police nab 1,631 drunk drivers during Avurudu

[April 19 2014]

The police apprehended 1, 631 drivers who drove under the influence of alcohol during the new year week.The special monitoring operation was conducted countrywide for eleven days starting from 6.00am on April 10th Thursday to 6.00am on Saturday April 20th, the police said.

 

Family of five drown as van plunges into tank

[April 19 2014]

A family of five drowned whilst a nine-year-old boy survived when a van bound for Kataragama on pilgrimage plunged into a tank today early morning.

 

Interpol issues Red Notices against 96 Sri Lankans

[April 17 2014]

International Police based in Leon, France has issued 96 Red Notices against wanted Sri Lankan suspects including 40 LTTE operatives who are currently living abroad evading arrest, the police said.

 

Over thousand drunk drivers nabbed

[April 16 2014]

The police have arrested 1130 drunk drivers during the past few days according to the special program launched to apprehend those who drive under the influence of alcohol.

 

Sharma disappointed over Canada suspending funds

[April 16 2014]

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma expressed his disappointment at the Canadas decision to suspend contributions to the Commonwealth fund for the next couple of years.

 

Maldivian drowns in Ambalangoda sea

[April 16 2014]

A 28-year-old Maldivian male who was bathing in the sea in Ambalangoda has drowned yesterday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Ali Thoha, a tourist who had visited the area.

 

Soldier death is a separate incident military spokesman

[April 11 2014]

The death of a soldier in Vavuniya reported on April 11th is entirely a separate incident from the operation carried out to capture Gopi and the other wanted LTTE terrorists, said Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya.

 

Gopi and two LTTErs killed

[April 11 2014]

Kajeepan Ponniah Selvanayagam alias Kasian alias Gopi and two other LTTE supporters were shot dead during the wee hours of today when they attempted to flee the Army cordon set up to capture them. All three were killed during the confrontation.

 

Child kidnappers nabbed with ransom

[April 10 2014]

An attempt to take ransom of Rs.3million to release an eight-year-old boy who was abducted in his neighbourhood in Maligawatta yesterday was successfully thwarted by the police today, the police said.

 

BBS General Secretary summoned by police

[April 10 2014]

Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero has been asked to be present at the Slave Island Police Station on April 12, for allegedly threatening a Buddhist monk.

 

Mahela retires from T20 cricket

[April 10 2014]

Mahela Jayawardena tendered his resignation to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sri Lanka Cricket today announcing his retirement from playing International T20 Cricket.

 

Army food festival in Nuwara Eliya

[April 09 2014]

Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya 2014 a one of a kind food festival organised by the Sri Lanka Army will be held in Nuwara Eliya during this new year season from April 15th to 22nd. The festival is to reintroduce and showcase typical cuisines and recipes of different provinces and towns of the country,

 

 

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 Women’s 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 Government’s 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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