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 Cabinet meeting in heated situation because of proposal by Mangala to bring in homosexuality ... to win hearts of Europeans


Cabinet meeting in heated situation because of proposal by Mangala to bring in homosexuality ... to win hearts of Europeans

Some days back reports were published that the GSP Plus facility was granted by the European Commission for exports of Sri Lanka. However, when granting this concession it was revealed at the cabinet meeting yesterday that some conditions in line with the Human Rights activity had been included in it.

It was Minister Mangala Samaraweera who has forwarded matters at the cabinet meeting that



Pinkama on behalf of Daham Sirisena's birthday

The birthday of President Maithripala Sirisena's son Daham fell yesterday and he had resolved to commemorate it by engaging in an act of charity. On behalf of it an almsgiving pinkama was held at Weliweriya Naranwala Sri Sumanakirthi Pirivena by donating dry rations and items of equipment to a 100 Samanera bhikkhus.


 House that catches fire automatically in Pallebedda!


House that catches fire automatically in Pallebedda!

An uproar has taken place because of an incident where a house in Galpaya area in Pallebedda automatically goes up in fire.

Householders living in this house have said that because of this situation an almirah and furniture including documents in the house have gone up in flames and destroyed. This incident has taken

 Story that Duminda Silva is trying to escape from jail!


Story that Duminda Silva is trying to escape from jail!

Today's Dinamina newspaper has reported that former parliamentarian Duminda Silva who currently is serving a jail sentence in Welikada Prisons having been convicted of a case of homicide and is now preparing to escape from jail together with 5 others convicts and that courts have issued instructions to Welikada Prisons to make an investigation in this respect and

 Fire at Museus Hall ... done on purpose by pouring kerosene oil!


Fire at Museus Hall ... done on purpose by pouring kerosene oil!

The most modern auditorium of Colombo Museus College supposed to be the biggest auditorium of a school in the island was subjected to a fire last November 4th.

The auditorium which had been constructed so as to house 1600 persons with all modern units and

 Videographer who tried to Drone-video Ruwanveliseya and agitated the crowd ... in custody


Videographer who tried to Drone-video Ruwanveliseya and agitated the crowd ... in custody

The Police Media Spokesman announced last week that if news mediamen were to use Drone cameras and record proceedings, it is essential that they obtain prior approval in that connection and that still such conditions have not assumed a legal status; but in the future such laws would be

 Three-wheeler gazette released! Meter mandatory, should issue receipt, no loud music and no 'kurutu gee'


Three-wheeler gazette released! Meter mandatory, should issue receipt, no loud music and no 'kurutu gee'

As proposed by the  government recently, a special Gazette No. 2017 No. 01 was announced last 9th enforcing a series of regulations for three-wheelers which is a common mode of passenger transport in Sri Lanka. A number of changes are to be effected in this respect in relation to three-wheelers.

* A taxi meter in operation should be installed and

Pooja speaks for the first time after marriage


Pooja speaks for the first time after marriage

Film actress Pooja Umashanker about whom reports were published to the effect that she had gone overseas after getting married on the sly had spoken about it for the first time. Whatever it is, she has not divulged much information about the husband whom she married. Following is how she responded to the questions asked from her:

* Pooja ... why did you get married on the sly?
   Not in secret ... by signing at the registrar's.

 Deepal Silva who sang "E rate minissu thanikara kelinne pissu" bades goodbye forever!


Deepal Silva who sang "E rate minissu thanikara kelinne pissu" bades goodbye forever!

Deepal Silva a popular comedian and singer passed away this morning at Ragama Hospital.

He became popular also because of well-known songs such as "E rate minissu thanikara kelinne pissu", "Maduruwanta enna kiyamu mal peni bonna" "Ada nokara katha inne

Wimal's wife gives evidence in courts about youth who died in the house


Wimal's wife gives evidence in courts about youth who died in the house

Lahiru Janith, a 24 year old youth died mysteriously last October as a result of taking an overdose of the steroid Viagra, as a consequence of suffering from a heart ailment. Evidence in this connection was called for last 11th (day after Wimal Weeravansha was taken into custody) at Kaduwela Magistrate Courts on which occasion MP Wimal Weeravansha's wife Mrs. Sashi Weeravansha came forward before Magistrate and Additional Judge Mr. Prasanna Alwis and

Rohani Weerasingha's birthday

Rohani Weerasingha's birthday


Wimal observes sil today in prison!


Wimal observes sil today in prison!

Member of Parliament Wimal Weeravansha who is remanded in Ward 'E' of Magazine Prison having been convicted of the offence of misappropriation of vehicles has observed sil today Duruthu Poya, it was reported.

It is customary for religious programmes to be conducted every Poya Day within the prison premises and when a paper was being taken around yesterday to secure the signatures of those who wished to participate, he was called and had been by told Wimal Weeravansha "include me also in the list". There had been 85 inmates in this instance and the majority of them were aged people, it was

AH1N1 Influenza raises its head -- outsiders advised not to visit patients


AH1N1 Influenza raises its head -- outsiders advised not to visit patients

After just a few hours had elapsed after Health Authorities cautioned the public that the influenza virus that has begun to go into action in association with the prevalent cold weather, Dr. Saman Ratnayaka, Director of the Kandy General Hospital has confirmed that 3 individuals have been infected and have died because of the AH1N1 epidemic that has spread around. Community Dr. Specialist Kapila Jayaratna of the Family

Favourable signs of garment exports to Europe - GSP+ facility for Sri Lanka once again!


Favourable signs of garment exports to Europe - GSP+ facility for Sri Lanka once again!

The European Commission has finally decided to grant the GSP+ garment tax concession to Sri Lanka which incidentally had been forfeited to Sri Lanka for a period of 7 years. 

The GSP+ facility was withdrawn by the European Commission from the year 2009 from Sri Lanka based on the fact that attention was not focused on Human Rights according to the United Nations Human Rights Convention. This unfortunate situation raised its head because of the propaganda launched by the Tiger Diaspora towards the final phase of violating human rights of the last war era. As a result the government garment export sector which was an industry that could boast of as one of the most foremost avenues of foreign exchange was subjected to a collapse and even some foreign companies resolved to abandon Sri Lanka. The foreign policy of the previous regime was not successful in rescuing this state of affairs. The present government of Sri Lanka was capable of securing the GSP+ once more because of the basis created by the new facelift given with foreign relationships coupled with a strong policy. This


8 year old child dies with wall of cement-blocks falling on head!

8 year old child dies with wall of cement-blocks falling on head!

An 8 year old girl breathed her last most pathetically when a wall in the house under construction with cement blocks collapsed on her head in Gabadawatta area, Pitipana, Homagama. 

The house had been erected with cement-blocks and a wall had been built to erect another room attached to this house. This wall which was about 4 feet and 8 feet wide in dimensions were

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Wimal Weerawansha's list of vehicles!


Wimal Weerawansha's list of vehicles!

Former Minister Wimal Weerawansha and Deputy General Manager of the State Engineering Corporation Samantha Lokuhennadige were remanded till next 24th under the offences of misappropriation of vehicles. This is usually considered as something that is not welcome by any Minister as such. However, it is revealed from the list of vehicles stated in the 'B' Report relevant to the case that to the extent to which Wimal Weeravansha has squandered 900,000 lakhs by mishandling and using 90 vehicles go to prove that he is second to none. During the past regime it has been revealed that the 'Sinhala Ravaya' Organisation which put up an act of displaying to the public that they opposed certain actions of the government had in the

 Wimal Weeravansha arrested!


Wimal 2 weeks in jail!

3.55 pm -- Update
Member of Parliament Mr. Wimal Weeravansha who was taken into custody this afternoon by the Financial Crimes Investigation Department was ordered to be remanded until January 24th by Fort Magistrate Court. The Fort Magistrate announced this decision after taking into consideration

 An year old baby isolated at home ... wife pushed into Kelani river ... husband too jumps into same river!


year old baby isolated at home ... wife pushed into Kelani river ... husband too jumps into same river!

An unfortunate incident where a baby had been abandoned all alone in the world because of a marital conflict going too far was reported from Sedawatta area in Grandpass.

Witnesses to an incident where they had observed that two persons had been wandering about in an agitated state around 10 in the night day-before-yesterday close to Kelani Ganga and then a male who

 A website of President hacked again; lakhs of files of public grievances pinched and exposed to media


A website of President hacked again; lakhs of files of public grievances pinched and exposed to media

Some time before, an instance of a youth gaining access to an official website of President Maithripala Sirisena was spotlighted. What he had done was make changes in that website and threatened that the Advanced Level examination be postponed or else to resign only. In this case the suspect was taken into custody and subsequently the President summoned him to the residence and after forgiving him had given gifts and sent him away by stroking his head.

Another youth who took this as an example had now resorted to an even more serious offence. The

 How Amaya who tried to do Bio and switched over to Maths ... comes First! -- Stories of Advanced Level winners


How Amaya who tried to do Bio and switched over to Maths ... comes First! -- Stories of Advanced Level winners

According to Advanced Level results of the General Certificate of Education examination, details of some male students and female students who were fortunate in securing Firsts in the whole island are as follows:

First in Bio-science stream -- R.A. Nisal Punsara of Matara Rahula Vidyalaya
His father Mr. R. G.R. Nihal (58) is a Deputy Manager of the Marine Conservation Department of Matara and R.A. Nisal Punsara lives down Kurunduwatta Road, Talpawila. His mother is a Deputy

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