Two children drown in motherís suicide attempt
A nine-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister
drowned when their mother jumped off a cliff beside the sea in
Trincomalee with the children in an alleged suicide attempt
yesterday afternoon, the police said.
Smuggling illicit fags on the rise
Customs detect cigarettes worth Rs.600 million in
Last week the media had the opportunity to
witness a major detection of illicit cigarettes made in the recent
past. It was conducted by the Revenue Task Force(RTF) of the Sri
Lanka Customs. RTF officials who seized a 40 foot container carrying
four million cigarettes, neatly packed in cartons and packets were
displayed to the media.
Sri Lankan contingent in South Sudan awarded UN medals
The first-ever medal parade of the United
Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) at the new SRIMED Level 2
Hospital, managed by the Sri Lankan contingent in Bor, South Sudan,
was held recently during a colourful ceremony.