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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.

 

 

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Husband and wife taken in for questioning:

Police bust large scale foreign liquor racket

A large scale foreign liquor racket was busted following the arrest of a husband and wife last week who allegedly sold well-known brands of imported foreign liquor without a permit by using a mobile luxury van with dark tinted windows, Police Media Spokesman SSP Prishantha Jayakody told the Sunday Observer.

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65th Independence Day celebrations on grand scale in Trincomalee

Sri Lanka’s 65th Independence Day celebrations will be held in Tincomalee on a grand scale tomorrow under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. A series of mega development projects have already been completed in the Eastern Province to coincide with the Independence Day celebrations. This is the second time that the country’s main Independence Day celebrations are being held in Trincomalee after a lapse of 60 years.

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At UN Human Rights Council sessions:

Sri Lanka will stand its ground

Sri Lanka will stand its ground if there is a move for a procedural resolution by the US and its allies at the forthcoming UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva next month. External Affairs Ministry Secretary K. Amunugama said, “Our position is that if the USA or any other country puts forward a resolution against Sri Lanka, we will stand our ground,” in response to a query by the Sunday Observer if Sri Lanka was ready to face a negative resolution at the UNHRC in March.

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More investments to cushion impact on economy:

Two months’ natural disasters cost over Rs 100 billion

The impact on the national economy from natural disasters within the past two months may exceed Rs.100 billion as the damage to the national road network alone has been estimated at Rs.17 billion, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera told the Sunday Observer. He said the Government will invest more on disaster mitigation projects to cushion the impact on the national economy.

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