4:58 PM

Need to Register school van drivers

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is to take steps to register school van drivers in order to curb child abuse. NCPA Chairman Jagath Wellawatte said according to their observations school vans are becoming hubs of child abuses and thus initiating this programme.

4:55 PM

Public Help Sought To Trace Female

Sri Lanka Police is seeking the help of the public to trace the details of the physically handicapped female suicide cadre who blew herself at the Social Services and Social Welfare Ministry on Wednesday morning.

4:47 PM

21 Sri Lankans in Iraq to be repatriated

The 21 Sri Lankans held in custody in Iraq, for not possessing valid visa documents will be repatriated probably by early next week, the Sri Lankan Mission in Lebanon confirmed.

12:20 PM

Stop parking vehicles near schools

The Central Environment Authority will soon ban the parking of vehicles near schools and pre-schools with engines on, in view of minimizing pollution caused by Carbon dioxide and Sulfur dioxide emissions. Action will be taken against the violators under section 32 E of National Environment Act

9:17 AM

Government compensates the families affected in Nugegoda blast.

The Government has taken steps to compensate the families of the victims of the Wednesday’s Nugegoda bomb blast.

Accordingly, the Government yesterday paid Rs. 100,000 as compensation to each family of the deceased in Wednesday's Nugegoda bomb blast and Rs. 50,000 to each injured person.

Minister Rishard Bathiyutheen and Rohitha Abegunawardana and President's Senior Advisor Basil Rajapaksa,

MP presented the compensation, which was given under the first stage of the compensation scheme. Minister Bathiyutheen stated that the balance will be paid after obtaining a full report. The funds for the compensation were allocated by the Disaster Relief Services Ministry and Resettlement Ministry through the Rehabilitation Authority.

Meanwhile, the death toll of the incident has increased to 20 with a civilian succumbing injury at the Colombo General Hospital.

The police media spokesman Senior DIG Jayantha Wickramaratne stated that 2 suspects were arrested following the explosion in Nugegoda were released 28th November.

9:10 AM

330 million for Agricultur

The Government of Japan has provided agricultural machinery worth 330 million Japanese yen (approximately rs.330 million) to the Government of Sri Lanka for socio-economic development of the country under the scheme of “Grant Assistance for Under-Privileged farmers” also known as 2KR.
The 2KR project was initiated in 1977 by the Japanese Government. So far, the Government of Japan has provided more than 47 billion yen to Sri Lanka under this scheme for the purchase of essential agricultural machinery, equipment and fertilizer.

5:21 AM

Prabha hand in Thamilchelvam killing

A senior Congress leader in Tamil Nadu and Former Union Minister S R Balasubramaniam today alleged that LTTE supremo Velupillai Prabakaran could be responsible for the recent killing of the outfit's political wing leader S P Tamilselvan in a Sri Lankan Air Force raid.