Feb 23

Batticaloa LRC director injured in shooting

vimal1Land Reforms Commission (LRC) Director for the Batticaloa and Trincomalee Districts Wimalaraj Nesakumar was injured after being shot by two gunmen who arrived on a motorcycle while he was at his residence in Kaluthawalai yesterday (22 Feb) evening, Kaluwanchikudy Police said.  Kaluthawalai is located about 30 km Southeast of Batticaloa.

Police said Mr Wimalraj was admitted to Kaluwanchikudy hospital and later transferred to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital for further...

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Feb 4

'Sri Lanka's record of poverty reduction has been encouraging' - World Bank

WorldreportOverall, Sri Lanka's record of poverty reduction has been encouraging but living standards remain low and pockets of severe poverty persist, according to a recently released World Bank report on the analysis of poverty reduction programs and their progress.

According to the authors of the report, "Sri Lanka Poverty and Welfare: Recent Progress and Remaining Challenges," analysis of Sri Lanka's recent progress in reducing poverty and inequality is directly relevant to the new...

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Feb 4

President says no move to divide the country for reconciliation

3PoliticiansPresident Maithripala Sirisena says there is no move to divide the country to achieve reconciliation.

He says the objective of his Government is to take the country forward, together with all people.

He was speaking at a ceremony to vest the new Out Patients Department and the ward complex built at the Kalavanchikudi Base Hospital in Batticaloa, with the public today.

The President stated that all development activities in the Eastern Province should be completed within the...

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Dec 28

MACSAR accused of credit card fraud.

MACSARPeople of Batticaloa have been asked to stay away from MACSAR Networks and Engineering Services in Thandavenveli, Batticaloa, as a customer alleges this shop took money from his credit card which the customer did not authorize.

The customer, Vyramuthu Atputhan, wrote on his Facebook page that he took his Laptop to this shop to get the battery replaced on 2nd December 2016.  The cost of the battery was 5500 Rupees.  He paid 4000 rupees by cash and gave his credit card to the...

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Dec 28

Debris recovered from Batticaloa seas not part of an aircraft

Source: The Island

BattiAirPartThe navy has sought the assistance of the Air Force to identify an object believed to be part of an aircraft, recovered off Kaluthawalai, Batticaloa.

The navy recovered it after fishermen engaged in deep sea fishing spotted it about 20 nautical miles north off Pasikkudah seas on Monday. Subsequently, it was taken to Trincomalee navy base last Friday and handed over to the Air Force yesterday.

Air Force headquarters confirmed that it was certainly of foreign...

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Dec 21

Minister for Buddha Sasana and Minister of Justice visited Batticaloa

VR in BattiMinister for Buddha Sasana and Minister of Justice Vijayathasa Rajapakshe visited Batticaloa Buddhist temple today (21 December 2016) and met with controversial monks Ampitiya Sumanarathana Thera and Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara , one of the leaders of Bodu Bala Sena, after paying obeisance to the Buddha statue at the temple.

Reporters from all media were initially allowed inside the meeting room but once the meeting had commenced Tamil and Muslim journalists were asked to vacate...

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Dec 21

Electricity tariff will not be hiked.

Ranjith SiyambalapitiyaPower and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya said to Sri Lankan media that the government has no plans to increase the electricity tariff or impose power cuts; but he has requested consumers to use electricity with responsibility.

The country recorded the lowest rainfall in 10 years this year.  The government has recently made a decision to stop the Sampur Coal plant.  Hydroelectricity contributes 75 percent of the national power requirement whereas this year,...

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