Publication: Sri Lanka Island

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LTTE ‘treasurer’ arrested

, 9:58 pmBy Norman PalihawadanaFollowing a special investigation conducted by police a businessman from Vavuniya was taken into custody yesterday for receiving money from LTTE groups operating overseas.The police have sealed a sports club owned by the ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - 9 hours ago]
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Sajith denies any involvement in attack on UNP MPs

, 10:10 pmBy Lal GunesekeraHambantota District UNP Leader Sajith Premadasa whose name cropped up over the attack on five UNP MPs visiting the Mattala International Airport and Magampura Harbour on April 17 denied all allegations made against him by ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - 9 hours ago]
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Biggest Wallapatta bust at BIA:Two Indians held

By Dasun EdirisingheSri Lanka Customs yesterday arrested three persons including two Indian nationals after intercepting a large stock of Wallapatta (Gyrinops walla) being smuggled out of the country.Custom officials at the Bandaranaike International ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - 9 hours ago]
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High-powered delegation from Pakistan visiting Sri Lanka

, 10:11 pmMajor General Noel Israel KhokharA 21 member delegation of the National Defence University (NDU) Pakistan, headed by Major General Noel Israel Khokhar, HI(M) will be arriving in Sri Lanka today  (21, April) on a week long visit.The visit aims ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - 9 hours ago]
First reported 9 hours ago - Updated 9 hours ago - 1 reports

Crackdown on unhygienic ice cubes

, 10:12 pmBy Don Asoka WijewardenaMost of the wayside stalls near markets, bus stands and schools are alleged to have used unhygienic ice cubes (ice cubes used for preserving fish) for making sherbet and various kinds of fruit juices. These ice cubes ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - 9 hours ago]
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Negombo business community calls for cohesive security plan

, 10:11 pmCCTV footage of a mysterious man entering jewellery shop during armed robberySarath Kumaraby Shamindra FerdinandoA deeply concerned Negombo business community is pushing the police to review security measures in the wake of a second major ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - 9 hours ago]
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Quack specialists in private hospitals?

, 9:59 pmDr. PadeniyaBy Don Asoka WijewardenaThe Health Ministry and the GMOA have pointed to the government the danger involved in the patient care at private hospitals due to non-maintenance of specialist registries.As some private hospitals did not ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - 9 hours ago]
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Two killed, 7 injured as jeep ploughs into three-wheeler

, 9:59 pmTwo persons were killed and seven others suffered severe injuries after a speeding jeep ploughed into a three wheeler they were travelling in at the Bihala junction. The injured were admitted to the Kuliyapitiya hospital.The deceased were ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - 9 hours ago]
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Attack on UNP MPs at Hambantota JVP accuses govt of failing to make any arrest

, 10:09 pmJVP Propaganda Secretary Vijitha Herath addressing yesterday’s media conference at the party head office at Pelawatte. JVP Western Provincial Council member Sunil Watagala is also present. (Pic. Courtesy: JVP Media)By Dasun EdirisingheThe ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - 9 hours ago]
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H’tota mayor adding insult to injury-Mano

, 10:10 pmBy Lal GunasekeraMayor of the Hambantota Municipal Council Eraj Fernando instead of damage control was further discrediting the Government and was a joker to say that he was only carrying a toy weapon when the video footage and photographs ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - 9 hours ago]
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BBS claims its members are in danger

, 10:10 pmBy Lal GunesekeraChief Executive Officer of the Bodu Bala Sena Dr. Dilanthe Withanage said that there was a threat to the lives of BBSmembers. The government should take the responsibility if they were harmed, he said.Dr. Withanage told The ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - 9 hours ago]
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Fresh call for closer Indo-Lanka ties

, 10:12 pmExemplary Indo-Sri Lankan ties would redound to the political and economic benefit of both countries as well as the region as a whole. A peaceful and prosperous Sri Lanka, enjoying close ties with India, would be a factor of strength for ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - 9 hours ago]
Entities: Sri Lanka, India, Bilateral

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"All stocks were scheduled to be smuggled out to Chennai, except one sent by courier to Singapore" Gunasekera said
"As a member of the Commonwealth, we have to protect its conventions" he said adding that now the Sri Lankan government had violated its convention, although President Rajapaksa is the Chairman of Commonwealth
...But the SupremeSupreme courtcourt order had stipulated that all private sector hospitals should have specialist registries. "The consultant is a medical specialist who takes the final decision regarding a patient. But the private sector hospitals are allowing general practitioners to serve as consultants. It is totally illegal. In terms of qualifications and clinical management the general practitioners are not up to that standard" Dr. Padeniya stressed
The following is the text of Pakistan High Commission statement regarding the NDU delegation’s visit issued yesterday: "The delegation comprises senior officers from Pakistan’s Armed Forces, Civil Services and Officers from Turkey and Bangladesh, who are undergoing National Security and War Course at NDU. The Defence Advisor of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Colonel Sheharyar Parvez Butt is conducting the visit."

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