Monday, January 30, 2012

Holyfield visits President Rajapaksha

Boxing legend Evander Holyfield called on president Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees today (Jan. 30).

It was Holyfield’s right ear that Mike Tyson bit off during their famous heavyweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on 28 June 1997.

Mr. Rajapaksa took a closer look at Holyfield’s ear at their meeting.

The truth about Minister Mervin Silva ( Balumgala ) : part 2

Neth Fm Balumgala Team has exposed many frauds... culprits... and Now they have exposed the truth about Minister Mervin Silva and also his son Malaka Silva. Balumgala reveals their connection to drug business . We all Expect government will take action against Minster Mervin Silva.

Hewa Koparage Mervyn Silva born March 25, 1944 known as Mervyn Silva, is a Sri Lankan politician, Member of Parliament and government minister. Silva entered politics by joining the Sri Lanka Freedom Party in Hambantota District but later joined the United National Party.

At the 1994 parliamentary election Silva was elected to represent Hambantota District for the UNP. He later rejoined the Sri Lanka Freedom Party.

At the 2004 parliamentary election Silva was a United People's Freedom Alliance candidate in Colombo District but failed to get elected after receiving only 2,236 preference votes and coming in last place amongst the 23 UPFA candidates in the district.

However, in May 2004 he was appointed as National List MP for the UPFA, replacing his wife who had resigned to allow Silva enter Parliament. In January 2007 Silva was appointed Non-Cabinet Minister of Labour. At the 2010 parliamentary election Silva was elected to represent Gampaha District for the UPFA. Afterward he was appointed Deputy Minister of Mass Media & Information.

This caused strong protests from journalists because of Silva's past history with the media.Reporters Without Borders described the appointment as "asking an arsonist to put out fires". Silva resigned as Deputy Minister of Mass Media. Information in May 2010 but was immediately appointed as the new Deputy Minister of Highways.

Balumgala : The Truth about Mervin Silva part 1

Sri Lanka named among top five travel destinations for 2012

Sri Lanka has been named among the top five destinations in Kuoni’s annual poll of where UK customers want to spend their holidays. Sri Lanka also retained the number one destination for weddings according to the report.

Where holidaymakers want to go is just part of leading tour operator Kuoni’s annual Travel Trends Report. The 20-page report also tracks hot travel trends and the top destinations for weddings and honeymoons, for families, for solo travellers, for pampering spa holidays, for the most exciting adventures and authentic experiences as well as the best destinations for those that care about the planet.

The report also highlights changes in holiday behaviour and includes trends in holiday booking behaviour, such as the importance of social media in driving holiday choices.

The top five holiday destinations for 2012 are the Maldives, Thailand, Sri Lanka, The United Arab Emirates and the USA.

Kuoni predicts that South Africa will witness huge growth over the next 12 months, helped by the exposure from the football World Cup last year and the weakened currency against sterling.

The only mid-haul destination in the 2012 Top Ten selling destinations is the United Arab Emirates, which kept its fourth position from last year. Abu Dhabi and Ras Al Khaimah account for the popularity of this region.

For specific types of holidays, the Maldives retained its top slot for honeymoon destinations and also topped the wishlist for digital natives, better known as Generation X, Y and Z.

Sri Lanka retained number one destination for weddings, Kuramathi Island Resort in the Maldives kept the top slot for family destinations, as did Thailand for solo holidays.

The winner of the Top 10 adventure holiday is the 11-day tour of culture-rich Sri Lanka on the Ceylon Tour, while those looking for the best Planet Friendly Holiday voted for Governors Main Camp in the wildlife safari heaven of Kenya.

The Report’s 2012 figures are based on holiday bookings made as at December 2011.

Kuoni has been undertaking the annual Travel Trends Report since 1980, Thorne Gazette reports.

17 killed in 15 accidents within 24 hours :: Highest number of road accident in a day

The highest number of road accidents that had occurred during a 24 hour period has been reported, according to police spokesman SP Ajith Rohana.

He told  that 15 road accidents had taken place from 6.00 am  (Jan. 28) to ( Jan 29 ).

A total of 15 fatal accidents, with 17 casualties, had occurred within that time period bringing the total number of fatal accidents recorded this year to 156. The individual fatal accidents are as follows:

1.      68-year-old motorcyclist killed in collision with lorry in Ruwanwella police area.

2.      62-year-old female passenger dies after car runs off road in Ragama police area.

3.      62-year-old pedestrian hit by three-wheeler in Wattala police area.

4.      Pedestrian - age unknown- hit by a van in Mirigama police area.

5.      41-year-old pedestrian hit by a van in Mirigama police area.

6.      52-year-old pedestrian hit by a bus in Negombo police area.

7.       Motorcyclist killed in collision with lorry in Kochchikade police area.

8.       16-year-old and 17-year-old motorcyclists killed after collision between two motorbikes in Eppawala.
9.      19-year-old pedestrian hit by a lorry in Kuliyapitiya police area.

10.  63-year-old killed after motorcycle runs off the road in Kurunegala police area.
11.  79-year-old pedestrian hit by a van in Akuressa police area.

12.  70-year-old pedestrian hit by a bus in Matara police area.

13.  27-year-old motorcyclist killed in collision with lorry in Ahungalla police area.

14.   Tractor topples killing 47-year-old driver in Mahiyangana police area.

15.  Two pedestrian killed and motorcyclist injured after car hits two pedestrians and a motorbike in Payagala police area.

The police spokesman said the previous highest number of road accidents a day was eight.

He said driving under the influence and speeding are two key contributory factors for road accidents.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Police raid illegal casino in Union Place. 69 arrested

Officers attached to the Colombo Crimes Division have raided A luxury Casino operated in the Salaka building at Union Place in Colombo.

Police said that 69 suspects were arrested in the raid carried out according to a search warrant issued by the Fort Magistrate’s Court.

The suspects, charged with operating a casino without a license, aiding and abetting an illegal casino and also gambling, were released on bail while the charges are be to brought before the Fort Magistrate on February 2, the CCD said.

Uresha ravihari wedding Photos

Popular singer Uresha Ravihari’s wedding was held last night 27th at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo. She is daughter of famous announcer Dharma Sri Wickremasinghe. The wedding was patronised by a large number of artistes. The bridegroom is a doctor by profession.

We Our Lanka Team Wish Both of em Happy Married Life. The wedding photography was done by Indika Mallawarachchi.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Thai Woman fined for assisting brothel operation in Kollupitiya

A Thai woman who pleaded guilty to charges of assisting in the operation of a brothel at R.A. de Mel Mawatha in Kollupitiya was ordered to pay a fine of Rs.50,000 by a Colombo Court yesterday.

The accused Panida Lipt of Thailand was arrested by the Kollupitiya police on August 6, 2011 on charges of having assisted to operate a brothel. The police decoy who carried out the raid had made a payment of Rs.3,000 in order to buy the Thai woman. Several other suspects who were involved in the incident were also taken into custody.

When the case came up before Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne, the accused pleaded guilty to the charge and thereby she was ordered to pay a fine of Rs.50,000. The accused had been charged under Section 2 of the Brothel House Ordinance. Meanwhile, the Magistrate further directed the police that the charge sheets be filed against other suspects who were involved in the incident.

source ; dailymirror

Lankan files case against X files actress

A disabled Sri Lankan Army Captain who had been appointed as a caretaker of the properties owned by popular X-files actress Gillian Anderson had filed a case at the Colombo Commercial High Court against Ms. Anderson and her husband claiming Rs.100 million as compensation.

This transpired in court when the case against the disable army captain over alleged misappropriation of Rs.17.8 million from the properties owned by the actress came up before Colombo Fort Magistrate Kanishka Wijeratne.

According to the case filed at the Commercial High Court American Actress Gillian Anderson, Mark Griffiths (the husband of Ms. Anderson) and L.G. Senaratne had been named as defendants. The complainant Anura Ratne Bandara of Yakkala stated that though he rendered a yeoman service to the company with full commitment to develop the properties, the defendants took measures to terminate his service. He further alleged that the defendants failed to provide all facilities agreed on. He further stated that the defendants had also promised him to build a house on his behalf and it was also ignored by them. Accordingly, the complainant asked court that the defendants be ordered to pay an amount of Rs.100 million as compensation.

However, counsel who appeared on behalf of the property company, told court that the defendants had not received summons in this regard. He further informed that the Army captain had been appointed on a contract basis and as such he was not a permanent employee of the company.    

The CID maintained that the suspect army captain had obtained Rs.6.8 million for the purpose of supplying electricity to the property and thereby misappropriated one million rupees. The CID informed court that its detectives had collected evidence to confirm the matter after contacted by the Ceylon Electricity Board’s Kiribathgoda branch.

Further magisterial inquiry into the matter was postponed for January 30.

source : dailymirror

Shihan's Song for his Wife ( Clementina )

Popular singer Shihan Mihiranga who rose to popularity from Sirasa Super Star has wed is longtime sweetheart  Gishni Clementa Silva, reports say. They have been wed at the St. Mary’s church in Nayakakanda, Hendala on Jan. 25.

Gishni and Shihan have been lovers for 10 years. His " Clementina " has done for his girl friend some time ago.


Shihan Mihiranga Wedding Photos....

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Shihan Mihiranga Wedding Photos

Popular singer Shihan Mihiranga got married yesterday ( January 25 ). His Bride is Gishni Clementa Silva . Their love story had reportedly started 9 years ago and it was a secret to media till now.

Shihan Mihiranga who rose to fame from Sirasa Super Star Season 1 is a popular singer specially among young generation. He released his first album 'Dreams of Shihan' in 2006. Then in 2008 he released his second album, Dreamz 2 - My Life.

The wedding held at St. Mary’s church in Nayakakanda, Hendala . Reports say that the lovebirds were intent on keeping the event low scale and away from the attention of the media.  Clementa is the daughter of Upali Silva, who is a PTI of Shihan’s school.

The wedding photography was done by Dayan Witharana.

We OURLANKA wishes Happy Wedded Life to both of them

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