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Schools in Uva closed tomorrow

[September 18 2014]

All schools in Uva Province will be closed tomorrow to facilitate Saturdays (September 20) provincial council election, Education Department sources said.

 

Group tried to migrate on forged visas nabbed

[September 18 2014]

A group of persons along with a child which tried to migrate to Malaysia on forged visas were arrested by the CID officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake on Tuesday.

 

Customs detect illicit cigarettes worth Rs.100m

[September 17 2014]

Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) today seized a large consignment of illegal cigarettes worth over Rs.100 million attempted to be smuggled into the country, Customs Spokesman Director Leslie Gamini said.

 

Container load of undeclared cosmetics seized

[September 16 2014]

A forty-foot container carrying cosmetic goods, foot-wear and soothers valued at Rs.20 million had been seized by the Customs Preventive Division today, Customs Spokesman Leslie Gamini said.

 

Chinese President arrives

[September 16 2014]

The President of China and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping arrived in Sri Lanka today marking the first visit by a Chinese President to the country in 28 years.

 

Chief suspect of child abduction case nabbed

[September 13 2014]

The man who is responsible for the abduction of four-year-old Pamara Keshani Bandara in Ambakolatenna was arrested by the police this afternoon, the police said. The suspect who fled his home after his brother informed the police about the child the former was hiding yesterday evening was at large since then.

 

Pope to celebrate mass in Colombo

[September 12 2014]

His Holiness Pope Francis who is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in January next year will say a mass at the Galle Face Green and conduct a prayer service at Madhu Shrine.

 

Ornamental fish breeder electrocuted

[September 11 2014]

An 80-year-old ornamental fish breeder who had dragged live wires to protect his pond of fish was electrocuted by coming into contact with the same wire in Aralaganwila this morning, the police said.

 

Two drowns after boat capsized off Moratuwa

[September 11 2014]

At least two drowned and two others were rescued when a fishing boat returning to the shore capsized off the seas of Moratuwa Fisheries Harbour this morning, the police said.

 

Rs.1 million reward for missing child's whereabouts

[September 11 2014]

The Police Department is offering a reward of one million rupees to any successful information leading to the whereabouts of the four year old missing girl, who was alleged have been abducted by an unknown person in Wellawa two days ago, the Police Headquarters announced today.

 

Millions worth abortion drugs seized by Customs

[September 06 2014]

A large batch of illegal medicine including pills used for abortion worth of Rs.2 million imported sans permission was seized by the Customs Preventive Office personnel at the Air Cargo Terminal of the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake yesterday,

 

Armed gang nabbed in Tissamaharama

[September 05 2014]

A three-member gang possessing several firearms and ammunition was taken into custody by the Tangalle Divisional Crime Detection Bureau in Tissamaharama yesterday, the police said.

 

Japanese Premier due on Sunday

[September 05 2014]

Japans Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Sri Lanka on Sunday for bilateral talks, making it the first visit of a Japanese leader in 24 years, Presidential Secretariat announced today. The Premier will visit Bangladesh and Sri Lanka starting this weekend for talks,

 

Walana Squad seize millions worth cigarettes

[September 03 2014]

Walana Panadura Anti Vice Squad carried out a raid in Dharmarama Road in Dematagoda this afternoon and seized Rs.2 million worth of cigarettes smuggled into the country, the police said.

 

148th Police Day tomorrow

[September 02 2014]

The 148th Police Day will be celebrated tomorrow September 03, the Police Headquarters announced today. A series of programs had been organised in Police Headquarters as well as Police Field Force Headquarters in Bambalapitiya in this regard.

 

Elderly man self immolates in Kollupitiya

[September 02 2014]

An elderly man set himself on fire opposite the Kollupitiya Police Station this afternoon, the police said. The man who sustained serious injuries was rushed to National Hospital Colombo in a critical condition.

 

14 injured in expressway bus accident

[August 30 2014]

At least 14 passengers sustained injuries when a private bus crashed into a CTB bus parked at the toll gate of the Pinnaduwa exit on Southern Expressway yesterday afternoon, the police said.

 

 

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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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