October 24, 2018
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Two persons severely injured in an accident at Vavunativu

Apr 26, 2017 0

(Sivam)

Two persons were severely injured when the motor cycle collided head on with a three wheeler at Vavunativu along the Ayethiyamalai- Vavunativu high way in the Vavunativu Police area yesterday (25).

The injured had been admitted to the Batticaloa Teaching Hospital while the three wheeler severely damaged due to the careless driving the three wheeler. The Driver of the three wheeler  who is alleged to have been under the influence of liquor has been arrested.

The Vavunativu Police is conducting further inquiries.

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Production of cashew has dropped by 95 percent in Batticaloa district

Apr 26, 2017 0

(Sivam)

Due to the lack of rain and severe drought the production of cashew has dropped by 95 percent in Batticaloa district said District Manager, Sri Lanka Cashew Corporation Nitharsan.

Though 8000 acres major cultivation in Arayampathy, Koralai Pattu, Eravur Pattu , Manmunai South & Eruvil Pattu secretarial division in the Batticaloa district has been planted with cashew the yield has been very poor.

The financial plight of the cashew producers and cashew processing family headed women reveal their grievances regarding the situation of the cashew cultivation

The producers had been very badly affected the present price of roasted cashew Rupees 2600 per kilo will increased.

The production and selling of cashew are affected by this steep rise in prices and are unable to meet the requirement of the local and foreign tourist visiting Batticaloa.

 

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Children and women Bureau opened at vakarai Police

Apr 26, 2017 0

(Sivam)

To reduce the violence aganist childern and women a center  at a cost of 2 million Rupees a center for children and women Bureau has been opened at the Vakarai Police station yesterday (24).

This center has been funded by the EU and facilitated by UNICEF and Sarvodaya. This unit with deal child abuse, violence against women and child labours said OIC, Vakarai Police G.Y.A. Piyadasa.

Batticaloa and Ampara DIG Yogoda Arachchi who was present at opening ceremony as chief quest said that last year there  were 42 cases of child abuse and violence against women while this year only 7 have been recorded so far. This is a very good sign of the society responding to these two social ills.

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Grievances of diving fresh water fishermen in Batticaloa

Apr 26, 2017 0

(Sivam)

Mussel is a well known shell food delicacy in  Batticaloa District. It abounded in the Batticaloa lagoon especially in Periya Kallar, Koddai Kallar and Onthachchimadam. From 1978 following the cyclone and the 2004 Tsunami the production of mussel  has been dwindling. Presently due to fear of crocodile in the Batticaloa lagoon diving for mussel  has lessened.

 

This mussel was a much sought after food by both locals and foreigners. Processing oyster for food is a family occupants eagerly waited by the members of the family.

 

Burning the shells of the mussel gave out and offensive odour, yet the people it not suffer any kind of infective diseases from that offensive smile. Livelihood of mussel diving fishermen those depending of the harvest of oyster has been very badly affected.The diving fishermen complaining to that their economic condition has worsened.

 

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New year sporting events in Munaikkadu

Apr 17, 2017 0

Traditional sporting events featured Tamil April new year held in Munaikkadu before yesterday (Saturday 15th) in the provision of Thuli aruvi society.

The competitions were arranged for all such as children, youth, women and the elderly. And prizes were handed over to the winners.

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Traditional sporting events in pantariyaveli

Apr 17, 2017 0

Traditional sporting events featured Tamil April new year held in Padaiyandavely yesterday (Sunday 16th) in the provision of Maarudhi Sports Club.

The competitions were arranged for all such as children, youth, women and the elderly. And prizes were handed over to the winners.

 

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Do not exceed controlled price for rice – Government

Apr 7, 2017 0

The government will not permit a price increase of local and imported rice which is under price control.

The government gave permission to import rice with tax concessions as the country experienced a drought during January. Accordingly, 217,000 metric tons of rice was imported. The time period for tax concessions has been extended from 31st March to 31st May.

 

Though the tax concession has been extended, the government has not permitted the sale of rice exceeding the controlled price.

 

The Maximum Retail Price for an imported kilo of Samba rice is Rs. 80, while a kilo of Nadu rice is Rs. 72 and a kilo of Kekulu rice is Rs. 70.

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The annual chariot festival of Sri Kamadchiyamman Temple at Mylambaveli

Apr 5, 2017 0

(Sivam)

The annual chariot festival of Mylambaveli, Ramnagar ,Batticaloa Sri Kamadchiyamman Temple was held yesterday (04).

The gaily decorated chariot was drawn in Mylambavel and Puthukkudiyeruppu along the Batticaloa- Trincomalee high way by devotees. The water cutting ceremony will be held at the temple tank on Thursday (06).

 

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Four Dengue fatalities and 1576 cases have been recorded in Batticaloa

Apr 5, 2017 0

(Sivam)

The Director Batticaloa teaching Hospital Dr. M.S. Ibralebbai stated that up to now 4 fatalities and 1576 cases of Dengue have been recorded its depicting the lack of knowledge to the people on how to prevent and eradicating Dengue breeding places and its very regret.

The previous month of March alone recorded 750 cases of Dengue while last year only 501 cases of Dengue were recorded.

 

While effort must be to contain the spread of the Dengue mosquitoes, house holders must not depend on the hospitals to fight Dengue they must fight Dengue in their dwellings places and environments.

If the Dengue fever contains by around one or two months serious consequences will follow. The Health Authorities and the people must take these matters seriously.

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A hand book handing over to education institutions in Batticaloa

Apr 5, 2017 0

(Sivam)

A hand book on how to prevent crime has been released by the Batticaloa Police and copies have been distributed to Universities, College of Education, Teachers Training Colleges and Schools by the SSP, Coordinator for community affairs in the Eastern province yesterday (04).

The Assistant Director A.P. Naleem of  the National Apprentice  Authority , Vantharumoolai too has been a recipient of this hand book so that all Vocational Training schools will be made aware of this.Some of the topics described in the hand book are the dangers emanating on the use of Drugs, Traffic Rules and Regulations and prevention of accidents.

The SSP speaking on the occasion said that the idea in living this hand book to the younger generation is to build a drug free, crime free and law abiding communities in the future.

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