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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 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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