Navy salvages Lion Air wreckage
Special diving teams of the Sri Lanka Navy
yesterday salvaged six parts of the huge wreckage of the Lion Air
aircraft that crashed into the Northern seas off Iranatheevu in 1998
along with 48 civilians. They commenced salvaging the wreckage after
postponing their initial effort in October 2012 due to bad weather,
Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya told the Sunday
LRC officer nabbed by bribery sleuths
A field officer attached to the Land Reforms
Commission was nabbed by the Bribery Commission whilst soliciting a
bribe of Rs. 8,000 from a land owner in Morawaka yesterday. The
suspect had demanded a sum of Rs. 10,000 from the land owner who had
sought a permit to obtain electricity connection to his land.
STF seize large stock of refuse tea
Police Special Task Force in a raid seized a
large stock of refuse tea weighing over 32,000 kilograms from a
warehouse in Wellampitiya last night. The STF on a tip off raided
the warehouse on Avissawella Road in Megoda Kolonnawa and recovered
the stock of tea which was unsuitable for human consumption.
Police on trail of Malabe cash robbers
Athurugiriya Police investigating into the Rs.
One million robbery in Malabe on Friday has found positive leads to
the armed suspects who got away with the loot. A senior officer
attached to the Nugegoda Police Division told the Sunday Observer
the police has information that would help to identify the suspects
and their whereabouts.
Village damselís cries echo in the paddy field
The agony and suffering of poverty is hard to
explain. What poverty really means, its trauma and humiliation, were
something that Nisansala knew only too well. Nisansala was a dusky
village damsel of Dehiattakandiya. Being a feeble-minded and timid
lass, she somehow managed to accomplish her tough household chores.