The Principal of Ananda National College, Puttalam has been arrested by police for allegedly selling a stock of the school's iron chairs and desk frames scrap metal. Police media unit said the arrest was the result of an investigation launched by Puttalam police into a complaint made by a member of the school's development society on October 31. The complainant alleged the principal had sold the stock of chairs and desk frames belonging to another school in Kalpitiya that had been brought over to Ananda National College with permission from the education director.
The Government today launched the country’s first-ever Multi-sectoral Action Plan to reduce maternal and child malnutrition in the country.
The Government of Japan has decided to dispatch Yasushi Akashi, Representative of the Government of Japan for Peace-Building, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in Sri Lanka from 8th to 13th December 2013.
Russia voiced outrage Friday at charges in the United States against 49 current and former Russian diplomats and their wives over a $1.5 million fraud, saying it could not understand why the US had gone public with the allegations.
Thirty seven were injured due to a collision between two buses in Talgasmote. Police said three persons were critically wounded in the accident. The accident had occurred when a SLTB bus and private bus collided along Weyangoda-Katunayake road.
In a condolence message to South African President Jacob Zuma, President Mahinda Rajapaksa described late Nelson Mandela as an iconic figure who has left an indelible mark globally.
The Eelam People's Democratic Party (EPDP) has decided to suspend Northern Provincial Council Opposition Leader Kandasamy Kamalendran from the party. The decision was taken when top officials of the party met for discussions this morning. Kandasamy Kamalendran is the main suspect in the murder of Delft Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Daniel Rexian Rajiv. Investigations revealed that the opposition leader & wife of the victim had been having an extramarital affair.
This picture shows a framed image of former South African president Nelson Mandela as people pay tributes following his death, in Johannesburg on December 6, 2013. NelsonMandela, the revered icon of South Africa's anti-apartheid struggle and a towering figure of 20th century politics, died on December 5 aged 95. AFP PHOTO
A Russian national drowned yesterday while he was bathing in the seas off Hikkaduwa beach. Police said the 43 year old victim had drowned last afternoon. The body is being kept at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital and a post-mortem examination is to be conducted today. Hikkaduwa police are investigating.
The Walana Anti-Vice Squad, with assistance from the Medical Supplies Division of the Ministry of Health, raided the premises of a private company in Nawala today where expired pharmaceutical drugs were being repacked after changing their expiry dates. During their search, officers had found two employees of the company engaged in pasting labels containing new expiry dates onto boxes of medicines. Police recovered 4814 boxes of a medical ointment where the expiry dates had been changed, police media unit said.
Dematagoda train engine drivers have begun a strike against the suspension of an engine driver and his assistant, reports said. The two employees were suspended earlier today following an incident where a train engine parked at the Dematagoda rail yard had automatically started and proceeded all the way up to Ratmalana before being stopped. The two employees who were suspended were the ones responsible for the train engine.
The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has seized milk powder worth Rs. 80 million from a private store house in Seeduwa. CAA Gampaha District Head, Ranjith Weerawardena told The Nation that the CAA had recovered 257, 638 400g packets of Nespray milk powder hoarded in the storage house.
The Dankotuwa Police have started investigations into the murder of a person who had been stabbed to death near a three wheeler in the Dankotuwa area yesterday (4). The victim has been identified as 33 year old Anton Suranga Fernando residing in the Waikkala area. The victim, who was also the driver of the three- wheeler, had called his wife when the incident took place and had told her that Kumara’s son stabbed him.
The Crime Investigation Unit of the Kurunegala police arrested seven suspects along with the three-wheeler that they had traveled on, in an attempt to sell four Elephant Pearls worth Rupees 4 million in the Uyandana area. The suspects who were arrested belong to the ages of 18, 27, 34,38,41,53 and 54 residing in Dankotuwa, Wariyapola and Uyandana areas. They will be produced to the Kurunegala Magistrate today. Further investigations are being conducted by the Kurunegala Police.
The Nation salutes Pundit W.D. Amaradeva as he turns 86, wishes the maestro good health, long life, strength of mind and contentment, and calls for the conferring of the highest civilian honor, the title, 'Srilankaabhumaani'. (pic by - Sandra Mack)
The Meteorology Department has issued a severe weather advisory for the next 24 hours. The advisory warned that sea areas off the coast extending from Galle to Jaffna via Batticaloa will be very rough and dangerous.