A black leopard trapped in a snare at Walamale in Lakshapna Estate, Nallathanniya was rescued by the wildlife official and taken to Nallathanniya Wildlife Office for treatment. Wildlife officials said the leopard aged eight years was about eight feet in length and four feet in height. They said the animal would be released to the Sri Pada Sanctuary after treatment.
As a result of a large number of Chinese labourers who served this country have not returned home to China and have not returned to Sri Lanka; as a result of which several mega projects have collapsed, Sri Lanka central bank says. Close upon 8000 Chinese labourers are serving mega projects and other projects and the majority of them they have gone to China towards the end of last January.
The Chinese labourers who have left to their motherland because of new corona virus spreading
rapidly, activities of several projects had to be stopped, news sources say. Chinese labourers are employed in Colombo and congested areas under Chinese aid such as Colombo port city, five star hotels, housing complexes, flyovers, expressways and many other frontline development projects.
In the same way, arrival of Chinese tourists have dropped by ninety two percent compared to the month of last February. Sri Lanka central bank says. Though according to statistics, arrivals of tourists to this country numbered 28,039 arrivals of tourists last month was 2,096 last month, the bank says. When comparing, arrivals of Chinese tourists during the first two months of this year had dropped by 55.1 per cent, Sri Lanka central bank says. It is quoted in the report released by Sri Lanka central bank announcing its second monetary policies of this year that it was Chinese tourists who are credited with 9 per cent (167,863) of the total number of tourists last year.
It is mentioned in statistics released monthly by Sri Lanka tourist development that the total tourist arrivals in the month of January has slumped by 6.5 and 17.7 per cent in the month of February. The month of January in 2019 saw the arrivals of 244,239 tourists in this country while January this year recorded only 244,434. February last year recorded 252,033 of tourist arrivals while this year the number dropped to 207,507.
The mysterious dead body of a Chinese national was found from a farmyard in Kudamedawachchiya area in Karuwalagaswewa last 2nd of March and a suspicion has emerged as to whether there is a connection with the death and corona virus which is spreading around these days.
Though he is a Chinese national, he has been residing in Sri Lanka for a long period of time and is someone who has been maintaining a farm in an area covering 100 acres in the midst of a jungle where elephants used to move about.
It is learned that he was in possession of Sri Lankan citizenship. This person named Lee Jayan is supposed to be 65 years. Though he carried on this farm by employing Sri Lankans and it is learned that he is someone who disliked having connections with people here, it was revealed from investigations.
It is also said that he had not liked anybody coming to where this Chinese national lived. He says that he is someone who attends to his work on his own and it was said that preparation of food and domestic work is attended to by himself.
A Sri Lankan who functioned as the manager of the said farm has a week before become sick and as a result was hospitalised and the owner, the Chinese national has been carrying out the work of the manager. However since he was not be seen for a few days, the watcher in the farm has been cautious about it.
The watcher of the farm has then gone close to the house where the Chinese national lived and had peeped through a window and after noticing he was mysteriously dead, he had complained to police. The watcher has told police that it was seen that the Chinese person has dropped on to a chair.
Puttalam additional magistrate Mr. Mohammed Rafi ordered Karuwalagaswewa police to have a post mortem conducted by Puttalam judicial officer and to forward a report to Puttalam court.
According to the said complaint, police inquiries commenced and subsequently Karuwalagaswewa police notified Puttalam court about the outcome. This order was released by the additional magistrate who surveyed this location under consideration.
Police said that two vials were to be found at the place where the Chinese national died and police say that so far it has not been revealed whether any medicine was in it. This Chinese person has arrived in this country in 1992 and the suspicion has cropped up whether this is a case of a death from corona virus. However it has still not possible to collect such evidence. Whatever it is, the deceased has been to China during the period of about August – September, 2019 when it could be suspected as the initial corona germ had circulated and has returned.
He has secured citizenship as a Sri Lankan in the year 2015 and has for sometime served in the Chinese army, it has been revealed. Assistant judicial medical officer of Puttalam general hospital Dr. Kulendra Kanth and inquirer into sudden deaths, Mr. Nandana Wimaraweera inspected the body and the location concerned. A Karuwalagaswewa police team in conducting investigations.
Kaduwela magistrate court last 4th ordered that Kavinga Perera, well-known actor who was detained in remand on charges a of hit and run case be released on bail.
Additional magistrate, district judge Mr. Prasanna Alwis ordered him a personal bond of Rs. 5 lakhs and the magistrate
ordered that a sum of Rs. five lakhs be paid to the wife of the deceased person.
Courts further ordered that Kavinga Perea’s driving licence be suspended for having caused an accident resulting in death.
Kavinga Perera had under heavy stupor of drunkennes driven his vehicle at rapid speed, running over some people who were drawing lines on a crossing opposite a petrol shed last 19th and on having run over a father of two who was there had then tried to flee from there when that crowd had got together and have handed him over to police.
The person run over had died while his wife who was with a two month old baby was thus left helpless. On that occasion when Kavinga was produced before court, he had given a sum of Rs. one lakh and after accepting guilt yesterday, he had paid Rs. 5 lakhs and the total then happens to be 6 lakhs.
The elections committee has taken steps Last (04th) to suspend the training programme offered for graduates to be recruited for jobs under the 2000 scheme beginning from March 1st and the graduates national centre has released an announcement saying that this is an election trick that is launched all the while the government being aware about this.
The government knowing well that parliament is to be dissolved on March 2nd in parliament; granting appointments to graduates on the same day it seems that it is a case of frustrating the graduates even further. Whatever it is, if at all the government had a genuine interest in giving jobs for unemployed graduates, it is a clear reality that the government had a period of 3 months such as November 2019, December and till January 31st.
In the same way if recruitment to jobs was to function smoothly, there was sufficient time available to secure approval of the number approved by the public service commission and subsequently of the elections commission. Without taking any of those matters into consideration, it should be pointed out that the government has acted in a manner that provides the opportunity across the elections commission thus causing a big injustice to 56,000 graduates.
The graduates national centre has decided to to discuss whether there is a possibility of reconsidering the decisions elections commission has taken regarding the physical and mental pressure inflicted on members of families of 56,000 graduates and their families.
After news came into the open that the principal of Anula Vidyalaya has committed several irregularities in admitting students to advanced level classes she has tried making an influence on officers who carried out the audit and has gone to the extent of motivating parents in favour of her to launch a protest in front of the school.
Under these circumstances principal Jayani Prishangika was removed with immediate effect and has been directed for an inquiry. On her behalf .. the education ministry has taken steps to appoint principal of Colombo Ananda Balika Vidyalaya as principal of Anula Vidyalaya.
The auditor general’s department has conducted an investigation into several allegations aimed at Anula Vidyalaya principal, Jayani Prishangika including financial irregularities for over 2 months and several irregularities were revealed including giving priority to advanced level students of international schools, leaving something to ponder about by way of suspicion about transactions which have not been revealed as such. It was for the purpose of rescuing her that a section of old girls’ association protested on the roads saying that both auditors and media channels are corrupted.