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Daiki Axis invests USD 5 Mn for water, sewage treatment plant in Kelaniya

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Daiki Axis Corporation Japan with their local counterpart Daiki Axis Environment (Pvt) Ltd has invested USD 5 million to set up a Japanese package type waste water and sewage treatment product manufacturing factory in Gonawala, Kelaniya.Daiki Axis Corporation Japan Vice President Akihiro Horibuchi said that Japan has invested heavily towards its environmental protection and today Japan has a 96% natural water body. Also in Japan 26% of sewage is treated through Johkasou systems. Eight million systems are installed across Japan and plants are set up in eight countries.

“In Japan we are also engaged in households and building waste water management. Sri Lanka needs help from friendly countries at this crucial juncture and Daiki Axis Corporation, Japan is doing this now. With this local assembly plant, we offer all Sri Lankans an economical and affordable product”, he said. All domestic, regular and advanced Johkasau types can be installed underground and on ground.

“Scarcity of water is a major challenge faced by the world. Hence it is high time we gave it a good thought and find means to purify waste water to be reused. It would also reduce utility bills of households significantly,’’ said Daiki Axis Environment (Pvt) Ltd Director /CEO Prabath Dhanayake at the unveiling of Daiki Johkasou product.The Japanese package type waste water and sewage treatment product Daiki Johka-sou assembled in Sri Lanka with Japanese expertise is the ideal solution for water purification.”



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Embassy officer arrested at BIA remanded

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The Embassy official who was attached to the Sri Lanka Embassy in Oman who is accused of being involved in a human trafficking racket was arrested by officers of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and remanded till the 13th of December when he was produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate

The official was arrested on his arrival at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning (29 November).

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Easter Sunday terror attack suspect hacked to death

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By Norman Palihawadane

A 38-year-old Easter Sunday terror attack suspect was hacked to death yesterday morning (28) in Mattakkuliya.

The victim, Mohamed Badurdeen Mohamed Harnas, was a resident of Safiya Avenue, Mattakkuliya, police said.

A suspect in the Easter Sunday terror attacks, he had been released on bail.

The suspect was rushed to the National Hospital, Colombo, after three individuals, who arrived in a car around 10. 00 am, attacked him.

Two persons attacked the man while the other was keeping the car engine running, according to eyewitnesses. The attackers thereafter fled in the same car.

Harnas was pronounced dead on admission to hospital.

Further investigations in this regard are currently underway.

The victims family members said that Harnas had been taken into custody, following the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks, but later released as there was no evidence of his involvement in terrorist activities.

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Rail service between Mahawa and Jaffna to be suspended for five months

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Transport Minister Bandula Gunawardena told Parliament yesterday that the railway services between Mahawa and Jaffna will be suspended for a period of five months in 2023.

The Minister said that operations will be suspended from January 15, 2023.

The Minister said it was to repair work on the railway line.

He said so in response to a question raised by Vanni District MP Selvam Adaikalanathan.

“We are focusing our attention on the request made by you. We have to halt railway operations between Mahawa and Jaffna for five months from January 2023. Train services have been continuously operating to Jaffna, but now we have faced a situation as we have not been able to carry out any repair work thus far,” the Minister said.

Assuring that this issue can be rectified in five months, Minister Gunawardane said that, thereafter, a good railway service can be provided for this route.

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