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Six UNP MP’s to become Deputy Ministers

Six UNP junior back-benches are to be sworn in as Deputy Ministers today morning at Presidential Secretariat, our news sources said. Those MPs are Ajith Mannapperuma, Nalin Bandara, Ranjith Aluvihare, Lucky Jayawardhana, Edward Gunasekera and Buddhika Pathirana, our news sources said.

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ES requests public to fill in and hand over BC forms

The Elections Secretariat requests the public to fill in the relevant BC form (registration form) as soon as possible and hand it over to the enumerators, to prepare the electoral register. Reportedly, the process of issuing these forms to each house in the area has begun and already 90% has …

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Businesswoman apprehended at BIA

A person was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today (11), for trying to smuggle in gold jewelry from Dubai. The arrested 54 year businesswoman from Warakapola had hidden the gold in the pockets of the tight pants she was wearing. She had tried to smuggle in gold bracelets …

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Dayasiri arrives at CID to give a statement

MP Dayasiri Jayasekara has arrived at the Criminal Investigation Department a while ago, to give a statement. CID has called on the MP to obtain a statement on the allegations of accepting Rs 1 million from the Perpetual Treasuries Limited’s subsidiary company, Walt & Row Associates. Although the CID had …

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Infant deaths from influenza rises to 17 in the south

Two more children who were being treated at the ICU of Karapitiya Teaching Hospital for influenza, had passed away over the weekend, Hospital Director, Hospital Director Dr. Jayampathi Senanayake said. The infant deaths due to the viral fever in the Southern province have risen to 17.   Dr. Senanayake said …

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Health authorities warn of rat fever spreading

The Health Promotion Bureau (HPB) Director and Epidemiologist Dr Paba Palihawadana has warned the public to take precautions to protect themselves from Rat Fever (Leptospirosis) due to the current rainy weather, when the virus tends to spread. A total of 1,574 suspected cases of Leptospirosis have been reported to the …

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West Indies crush Sri Lanka by 226-runs in first Test

West Indies completed a crushing 226-run victory over Sri Lanka just after lunch on the final day of the first Test on Sunday (Jun 10) as the tourists surrendered meekly following the demise of century-maker Kusal Mendis and captain Dinesh Chandimal. Set a daunting target of 453, the Sri Lankans …

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Strong winds affected four districts

At least 1,500 people belong to 366 families in four districts have been affected by strong winds over the weekend, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) said today. According to its reports, two fishermen from Talaimanner and one from Beruwala went missing while four others were injured due to accidents caused …

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