Wild boar traps claim around 16 lives

With the relaxing of laws for the curtailment of wild boar, the number of traps set to kill wild boar had increased and around 16 persons had lost their lives in the Udahewaheta area, after they had stepped on these traps.

The police reports stated that these persons had fallen victim when they had got caught up in these traps set for wild boar.

Govt. hasn't decided to suspend Singapore FTA - Ministry

The International Trade and Investment Promotion Ministry yesterday categorically denied news articles stating that further actions on the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (FTA) have been temporarily suspended, adding that the Government is yet to take a decision on it

“The Government of Sri Lanka has not yet decided to temporarily suspend the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. The further actions on the trade agreement will be taken based on the recommendations of the expert committee appointed by the President to review the Agreement,

Tourist arrivals increase despite political crisis

Despite the political crisis, tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka rose 16.8 percent in November compared to the same period last year, colombopage.com reports quoting data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA).

The month recorded 195,582 tourists arriving in the country compared to the 167,511 arrived in November 2017.

Newest way to find a lost phone

The police has devised a new unit for complaining if a mobile phone is lost or stolen, said Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara issuing a special statement.

Accordingly, a new web site has been set up under the directives of the IGP and complaints regarding lost or stolen mobile phones could be made on www.ineed.police.lk , the Police Spokesman said.

US Ambassador states America’s stand on Lanka!

The US has stated that the crisis within Sri Lanka should be resolved democratically and in a transparent manner.

The US Ambassador to Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz said America’s stand on Sri Lanka as a friend is that the country should have a legitimate government.