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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.

 

Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya ends tomorrow

[November 22 2014]

Phase three of the Sri Lanka Armys latest culinary exhibition and food festival Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya will end its three-day show, tomorrow. This festival which started on November 20 at Kadolkele stadium in Negombo has twenty three stalls set up by different regiments of the Army.

 

Presidential election : President Rajapaksa signs proclamation

[November 20 2014]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today signed the official proclamation declaring his intention to hold a Presidential Election seeking another term.

 

Two more housing projects replacing slums

[November 18 2014]

Two new housing schemes to facilitate undeserved settlements in Colombo will be opened this week by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The two projects, Randiya Uyana in Henemulla and Sirimuthu Uyana in Edirisinghe watte in Colombo 14,

 

24-hour water cut in Colombo South

[November 14 2014]

A 24-hour water cut would be imposed in Kohuwala, Nugegoda, Wellawatta, Manthrimulla and Kirulapona from 9.00am on Saturday to 9.00am on Sunday due to maintenance works, the Water Supplies and Drainage Board announced today.

 

Underworld figure injured in shooting

[November 13 2014]

A man alleged to be a wanted underworld suspect sustained serious injuries when he was shot by a gang in Nuge Road in Peliyagoda this morning, the police said.

 

Male bodies found in river

[November 12 2014]

Two unidentified male bodies had been found floating on the Mahaweli River near Polgolla Dam this morning, the police said. Kandy Police have launched an investigation on details provided by the residents of the area who spotted the bodies floating on the river.

 

Couple nabbed with gold in underwear

[November 08 2014]

A local couple that tried to enter the country carrying gold worth Rs.59 million concealed in their undergarments was arrested by the Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake this afternoon.

 

Brothers brutally hacked to death in Gandara

[November 08 2014]

Two siblings had been brutally hacked to death with axes by a gang in Gandara on Friday night over a personal feud, the police said. The victims identified as Mahadurage Prasad Manoj Kumara (36) and Mahadurage Rasaal Wasantha Kumara (38) were living in Nawadunna area.

 

Turkish nationals nabbed for credit card scam

[November 07 2014]

Criminal Investigation Department arrested three Turkish nationals last night for their alleged involvement with a credit card scam in Colombo, the police said. Two suspects were nabbed in Pamankada last,

 

Police raid brothel in Maharagama

[November 05 2014]

Police Organised Crimes Detection Unit on a tip off raided a brothel being run in the pretence of an Ayurvedic Massage Centre in Maharagama and arrested four sex workers, the police said.

 

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.

 

 

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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