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Strict laws essential to curb substandard products

[July 26 2014]

Strict laws followed by heavy fines are essential to control the increasing amounts of substandard products flowing into the local market that pose a grave threat to the health of the consumer, the CAA said.

 

Iftar ceremony at Maharagama Youth Council

[July 25 2014]

Iftar ceremony organised by the National Youth Services Council (NYSC) and Sri Lanka Federation of Youth Clubs (SLFYC) will be held at NYSC premises in Maharagama today at 5.30pm.

 

Sigiriya tourists stung by wasps

[July 25 2014]

About ten tourists believed to be of Chinese, Japanese, Hungarian and Hong Kong nationals came under a wasp attack at Sigiriya this morning, the police said. The group was reportedly climbing the famous rock fortress when they were stung by a swarm of wasps near the Lions mouth area.

 

Rs.5 million tax evaded for Turmeric

[July 23 2014]

An attempt to import a stock of turmeric from Indian in the guise of rice by defrauding Rs.5.6 million was thwarted by the Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) today.

 

Assaulted man complains against CM

[July 22 2014]

A man who had allegedly been assaulted by a group of persons lead by Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga was admitted to Colombo National Hospital yesterday, the police said.

 

LTTE suspects arrested in Malaysia brought to SL

[July 19 2014]

Three LTTE cadres arrested by the Royal Malaysian Police few weeks ago in Kuala Lumpur was brought to the country yesterday early morning, the police said.

 

Khuram murder trial; PS Chairman convicted

[July 18 2014]

Former Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidana Pathirana and three others found guilty of the murder of British tourist Khuram Sheik and of raping his Russian girlfriend Victoria Alexandrovna were sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment on each of the two counts a short while ago.

 

Missing white snake found

[July 17 2014]

An albino Cobra went missing in the National Zoological Gardens in Dehiwala three days ago was found today in Zoo, the police said. The white snake in a pillow case was found by one of the Zoo keepers being left by an unknown person.

 

Principal arrested for harassing grade five student

[July 17 2014]

The Principal of Namalwewa Primary School in Diyabeduma was arrested by the police today for harassing a grade five student for not attending the routine cleaning program held in the school, the police said.

 

Nine kilos of Heroin seized

[July 16 2014]

Nine kilograms of Heroin worth over Rs.60 million was seized by the Borella Police last night, the police said.The police on information carried out a detection in Wanathamulla area and seized the narcotics along with five suspects.

 

Man cuts his male organ

[July 16 2014]

A man who severed his male organ in Kalutara was admitted to Nagoda Hospital in a critical condition this afternoon, the police said.

 

Woman shot dead in Mattakkuliya

[July 12 2014]

A 48-year-old woman had been shot dead by an unidentified gunman at her residence in Samithpura, in Mattakkuliya early this morning, the police said. The victim has been identified as Priyangi Melanie Kumari. She was admitted to National Hospital in a critical condition but succumbed to her wounds shortly after.

 

50 students fall sick after consuming drink

[July 11 2014]

Fifty students of an international school in Piliyandala have fallen sick after consuming a drink in the canteen today, the police said. Eight of them had been admitted to Piliyandala Hospital.

 

Uva PC to be dissolved tonight

[July 11 2014]

Uva Provincial Council is to be dissolved from midnight today in preparation for the on coming elections, incumbent Chief Minister Shashindra Rajapaksa told media.

 

 

Tourists frolic in Unawatuna beach: The number of tourist arrivals has increased sharply this year with the country’s peaceful climate and recommendations by the world’s leading travel magazines. Here tourists enjoy a dip in the sea at Unawatuna, one of the best beaches in the world. Pic: Saman Mendis

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Sri Lanka gained from Geneva crisis :

Govt ready to face challenges

Since terrorism was eradicated, peace, national integration, political stability and sound economic management have fortified Sri Lanka to defeat any challenges. Consequently, the national development project, one project for each village linking every village could be launched, said Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa.

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Palestinian rights issue :

United States isolated before international community

The US stood isolated before the international community when a resolution on the rights of the Palestinians was taken up last week at the UN Human Rights Council, the same day the resolution on Sri Lanka was taken up. Of all 47 members of the UNHRC, 46 voted in favour of the text that supported the right of Palestinians for self-determination with only the US opposing it.

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UNHRC vote shows declining US popularity

The resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC sessions in Geneva shows the declining US popularity, said Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma. Sri Lanka obtained 15 votes and eight countries abstained from voting, he said.

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Power conservation – LG bodies respond positively

The Local Government Ministry has responded positively to the Government’s ‘Electricity Conservation Program’ by directing all local bodies to switch off additional street lights and refrain from using high voltage street lights. Accordingly, local authorities countrywide have taken steps not only to switch off additional street lights and replace low voltage street bulbs, but also to keep a close tab on street lights kept on even after 6.00 a.m.

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Resolving problems without outside help more important

The US-sponsored resolution adopted at the UNHRC Geneva sessions is not a matter for concern but what is important is resolving our own problems without any extraneous interference, Senior Minister D.E.W. Gunasekera told the Sunday Observer.

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