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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.

 

Sgamuwa Uni students injured in gang attack

[October 11 2014]

At least 12 students of the Sabaragamuwa University were injured when an unidentified gang hurled petrol bombs at the makeshift hut they have set up to carry a hunger strike on Friday night, the police said.

 

DS officer nabbed for stealing Rs.6m pension money

[October 10 2014]

The officer in charge of the pension salaries at the Kegalle District Secretariat was arrested by the CID yesterday for allegedly stealing pension money amounting to Rs.6.3 million, the police said.

 

 

The banks of the Diyawanna Oya on the Parliament Drive are becoming increasingly popular as a jogging track and a serene spot for relaxation among residents in the area. Swan boats too have become popular to enjoy the scenery. The neglected area was given a facelift on the instructions of Defence and Urban Development Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Our staff photographer Vipula Amerasinghe captured the beauty of this oasis of tranquillity in the busy Rajagiriya-Ethul Kotte area.

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Increase in taxes and duties on cigarettes and liquor:

Tax revision to net Rs. 3 billion

The Government has projected an additional revenue of Rs.3 billion to the coffers through the increase of taxes and duties on cigarettes and liquor announced yesterday, the Finance Ministry said. According to the revision, the tax for a litre of imported beer has been increased by Rs. 50 and for local beer by Rs. 5. Taxes for hard liquor have been increased by Rs. 60 for a litre. All brands of cigarettes will cost one rupee more per cigarette.

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ETA targets Rs. 2,000m in visa fees

The Immigration and Emigration Department has set a targeted income of Rs. 2,000 million from visa fees under the Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) scheme. The Controller General of the Department Chulananda Perera said that the Government has earned a record income of Rs. 600 million from January 1, the day the ETA was launched until the third week of March.

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More raids during festive season:

CAA gets tough with errant traders

The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has been directed to increase the number of raids against errant traders during the festive season, said Cooperatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando. Traders should sell essential food items at controlled prices, he said. Adequate stocks of essential food items have been supplied to Lanka Sathosa and Coop Cities during the recent weeks.

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Opposition fishing in troubled waters all the time

Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma said that the problem with Sri Lankas Opposition is that it always attempts to fish in troubled waters. Explaining the Oppositions duty by the country in the context of the UNHRCs decision, the Minister said that in an issue of national importance, the Opposition should stand by the Government irrespective of political differences.

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Special traffic scheme for Sinhala and Tamil New Year

A special traffic scheme will come into effect in the main cities next week on account of the forthcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Police will enforce road safety rules strictly to minimise the number of fatal road accidents during the festive season as a result of drunk driving, Police Media Spokesman SP Ajith Rohana told the Sunday Observer.

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