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Aravindas cat burglar nabbed

[December 18 2014]

A man who allegedly broken-in to the legendary Cricketer Aravinda de Silvas Kollupitiya residence in late October and thieved local and foreign currency amounting to Rs.4 million, was arrested by the Fort police today, the police said.

 

Air Force to assist in repairing damaged houses

[December 13 2014]

The Air Force will take steps to repair and reconstruct houses that were damaged during the aircraft crash at Hokandara in Athurugiriya. “This will be done through the Directorate of Civil Engineering within the next few days,” said Air Force spokesman Wing Commander Gihan Seneviratne.

 

Boy dies in tractor mishap

[December 13 2014]

A four-year-old boy who was travelling in the lap of a youth who drove a land master tractor fell to his death in Urigama, Anamduwa this morning, the police said.

 

Man hacked to death in Keselwatta

[December 12 2014]

Keselwatta Police is after three suspects who are alleged to have hacked a 37-year-old man to death on Old Moore Street last night, the police said. The victim identified as Mohamed Hasan Mohamed Jesmy was found severely hacked and left on the road, by a group of residents who rushed him to National Hospital Colombo.

 

Preliminary investigations are on

[December 12 2014]

Preliminary investigations are being carried out by authorities on the Antonov AN-32 aircraft belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force that crashed this morning in Athurugiriya.

 

Tissa new Health Minister

[December 11 2014]

Former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake sworn in as the new Minister of Health before President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning.

 

Two killed, 11 injured in Nittambuwa mishap

[December 10 2014]

Two persons including a one and half year old boy killed and 11 others sustained injuries when a van collided head on with a lorry in Nittambuwa on Kandy Road early this morning, the police said.

 

Dr. Mahathir Mohamed arrives

[December 09 2014]

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed arrived in the country today for the inauguration of two development projects.

 

Two children killed by reckless lorry drivers

[December 06 2014]

Two children aged five and 15 years died in two separate accidents reported from Gampola and Chilaw yesterday due to reckless driving, the police said.

 

Senior SLFP members are not sidelined ? President

[December 05 2014]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa dismissing charges made by the opposition candidate that senior SLFP members have been sidelined, said today that not a single senior party member had been sidelined by the present leadership.

 

Mahindananda complains against defamatory call at talk show

[December 04 2014]

Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage lodged a complaint with Mirihana Police Station last night against a defamatory phone call directed at him at a live political talk show telecast by Derana Television channel, the police said.

 

Female teacher run over by lorry

[December 03 2014]

A 29-year-old female teacher who was run over by a speeding lorry in Hungama on Tissa ? Matara main road this morning sustained fatal injuries, the police said.

 

Millions worth gems seized at BIA

[December 02 2014]

An attempt to smuggle a stock of gems worth over Rs.5 million out of the country was thwarted when Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport seized two men last night, the Customs said.

 

Placing of omniscient sacred relic at Sandahiru Seya

[November 22 2014]

A religious ceremony is due to be held to place an omniscient sacred relic in the hemispherical dome of the Sandahiru Seya tomorrow (23) under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Anuradhapura.

 

 

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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