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Father and son burnt to death

[January 30 2015]

A 43-year-old man and his 03-year-old son were burnt to death when their shoddily built house behind Ismailpura Tsunami village in Walathapitiya in Samanthurai was gutted by fire last night, the police said.

 

Police seize 75, 000 Divi Neguma certificates

[January 28 2015]

Police seized a large stock of Divi Neguma Certificates and almanacs from a storeroom in Ampara District Secretariat this morning, the police said.

 

Saman Wagaarachchi, new Director Editorial ANCL

[January 23 2015]

Veteran media personality and former Dinamina Editor Saman Wagaarachchi has been appointed as the new Editorial Director of the Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited, Lake House.

 

Minister John Amaratunga assumes duties

[January 23 2015]

Senior UNP Parliamentarian John Amaratunga today assumed duties as the Minister of Public Order, Disaster Management and Christian Affairs. Minister Amaratunga signed his first document of acquiring a land for the proposed building for the new Police Headquarters at the Ministry of Disaster Management at Vidya Mawatha, Colombo 07.

 

Colombo High Security Zones opened

[January 22 2015]

Several main roads surrounding the Presidents House in Fort that had been closed for public commuting for over many years due to being part of Colombos High Security Zone were reopened today, the police said.

 

Brig. K J Jayaweera new Military Spokesman

[January 22 2015]

Brigadier K.J Jayaweera has been temporarily appointed as new Military Spokesman with immediate effect, in addition to his present duties at the Army Headquarters, the Army said. Brig. Jayaweera who is currently the Director,

 

Sajin, Cabraal cant leave the country

[January 22 2015]

Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has made a directive to prevent Parliamentarian Sajin Vas Gunawardena and former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal from leaving the country due to the on going investigations.

 

Kavan Ratnayaka new Lake House Chairman

[January 21 2015]

Leading businessman Kavan Ratnayaka assumed duties as Chairman of Associated Newspapers of Ceylon Limited this morning in his office at Lake House. Mr. Ratnayaka met all the senior editors and did not forget to make a courtesy visit to each and every department following his posting.

 

Palitha Thewarapperuma arrested

[January 21 2015]

UNP Kautara District Parliamentarian Palitha Thewarapperuma was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division this morning for assaulting a UPFA supporter in Agalawatta two days ago, the police said.

 

Rakna Lanka armoury opened

[January 20 2015]

The armoury of Rakna Lanka Security Service affiliated to the Ministry of Defence situated at the BMICH premises was opened for inspection by the police on a court order today, the police said.

 

Tremors in Tissa

[January 17 2015]

Minor tremors were reported near Kirinda in Tissamaharama this morning around 9.20, the Geological Survey and Mines Bureau officials said. It was detected by the Seismograph Vibration Meter located in the Regional Office in Pallekele and Hakmana and was measured at 2 on the Richter Scale.

 

Rs.100m worth illicit fags seized

[January 17 2015]

Customs Central Intelligence Bureau seized a container carrying a large stock of illicit cigarettes worth over Rs.100 million that has been falsely declared as washing detergent, Customs sources said.

 

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa opens the ultra-modern Grand Uda Walawe Safari Resort Hotel yesterday. This is the first such luxury hotel in Uda Walawe, located close to the Uda Walawe National Park. Economic Development Deputy Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena is also in the picture. Pic: Nalin Hewapathirana

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Fishing boat hijacking:

Australia repatriates 14 illegal immigrants

Fourteen Sri Lankan asylum seekers who travelled to Australia on board a hijacked fishing trawler were deported by the Australian Immigration Department yesterday. They were arrested by the Sri Lankan Police on arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) last afternoon and handed over to a special police team in Matara for questioning,

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Rizana case: AG to visit Saudi Arabia

Foreign Employment and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera said Attorney-General Palitha Fernando will visit Saudi Arabia soon to meet Saudi Arabian authorities to see what more can be done to obtain a pardon for Rizana Nafeek. ”When President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Kuwait for an international conference recently, he spoke to the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia.

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Issuing disaster warnings :

Changing weather patterns to be considered

With sudden changes in weather patterns during the inter-monsoon season, long-term warnings on natural disasters cannot be issued, authorities say. “The intensity of rain largely varies in this climate. So it is difficult to give a long-term prediction,”

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CBSL reserve management profits highest in world for 2011

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) realised a massive profit of US$430 million from its reserve management activities last year, CBSL financial statements reveal. This profit on its portfolio had been made, even after providing for the losses that it has suffered in the investment in Greek Government Bonds.

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‘Mano Ganeshan may be daydreaming’

Cabinet spokesman Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said the Government has no intention of re-demarcating provincial boundaries to have five provinces, as alleged by DPF leader Mano Ganeshan. “Ganeshan may be ‘daydreaming’,” the Minister said adding that even the people whom he claims to represent will not believe him on this issue because they know that the Government is committed towards the rights and political representation of the minority communities”.

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