Dec 19

Vakaneri Tamils are being forced to convert to Islam

Vakaneri06Vakaneri Sri Siddhi Vinayagar Temple (Ganesh Temple) is well-known for its wish-granting capacity, is considered one of the oldest Vinayagar temples in the Batticaloa district.  In fresh attacks on Tamils and Hindus in Batticaloa District, unidentified mobs vandalised this temple on Saturday (17 December 2016) night.

People in Vakaneri village reported to journalists that a group of Muslim youths from Oddamavadi have been seen distributing flyers signifying Islam religion. ...

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Dec 16

Kattankudy Restaurant sealed !

Kattankudy Restaurant RaidPolice and public health officers raided a Muslim restaurant yesterday (Thursday, 15 December 2016)  in Kattankudy and seized around 300 kilograms of unhealthy food.  Police has now sealed this restaurant and imposed heavy fine on the charges of preparing and selling edible items under unhygienic conditions.

The deputy health commissioner of Eastern province doctor A. Lathaharan said that,  along with food safety and police officers checked more than fifty food outlets and...

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Dec 16

Hambantota Port employees end strike

Source: Derana

Hambantota PortEmployees of the Magampura Port in Hambantota have decided to call off the trade union action launched by them 9 days ago and return to work today (15).

The employees of Magampura Port Management Company (MPMC) have decided to end the strike and Satyagraha following discussion held with the company’s management.

Some 480 temporary dock workers at the port in Hambantota have been on strike since December 6 demanding that they be absorbed into the Sri Lanka Ports...

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Dec 12

A young man drowned in Kurumenveli

Kurumenveli ManA young man from Kurumenveli in Batticaloa District drowned on this Saturday afternoon while fishing in Kurumenveli - Mandoor lagoon.  It has been reported that his paddle was unexpectedly broke and caused the boat to sink.

Fishermen who were fishing on the same lagoon tried to search and save him but their search ended in vain.  

The body of the was discovered flosting in the water on Saturday night and the body was handed over to Kaluwanchikudy hospital.

The victim was...

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Dec 12

Health Ministry declares 10 districts vulnerable to dengue epidemic

Source: Colombo Page

Stop DengueSri Lanka's Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine has declared ten districts of the island are susceptible areas to a dengue epidemic as the mosquito borne disease is spreading fast.

Districts of Colombo, Gampaha, Kalutara, Galle, Ratnapura, Kurunegala, Puttalam, Batticaloa, Ampara and Jaffna have been declared as susceptible to a dengue epidemic and the Ministry has decided to conduct Mosquito eliminating programs from 12th December 2016...

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Dec 11

Kalmunai Council deliberately dumping garbage in Tamil villages

Kalmunai Garbage TruckKalmunai municipal council garbage trucks are continuing to dump garbage collected from Kalmunaikudi and Sainthamaruthu Muslim areas in Tamil predominant Kalmunai, division 2 and 3. These trucks are deliberately dumping garbage near a Hindu Amman Temple in Kalmunai 03.

Kalmunai Tamils and social worker Mr Santhirasekaram rushed to the scene and blocked this illegal activity. They have also lodged complaints to Kalmunai Police, Kalmunai Tamil division Divisional Secretary and...

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Dec 10

Burglary in Batticaloa

BurglarBurglars are running rampant across Batticaloa with two houseses in Tricomalee highway and a house in Kannagi Amman Kovile road had been broken in on Thursday, 8th Dedember the Batticaloa Police said.

Gold jewellereis and and other gold ornements were stolen from these houses.  The theives have also stolen an ATM card from one of the houses and whithdrawen 38,000 rupees from house owner's bank account.  Meanwhile, burglars have stolen a motor bike worth 240, 000 rupees from a...

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