TID files DO on two men

The men had in their possession fake Indian Rs. 8,99000 at the time of the arrest.The British citizen had been in Sri Lanka for 2 years, the police media unit said. Both men are being questioned by the TID under the detention orders obtained from court. (Colombo Gazette) The TID then arrested the men near a mini hotel in Bambalapitiya, the police media unit said. The police Terrorist Investigations Department (TID) has filed Detention Orders (DO) on two men arrested with fake Indian currency in Bambalapitiya.According to the police media unit the two men were identified as a British passport holder and a man deported from Switzerland. Following information received by the TID regarding the two men, an investigation was launched to arrest them.

UN food relief reaches isolated Haitian villages hit by last months deadly

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) delivered food aid to some of the most isolated villages in Haiti’s mountainous Mapou district, bringing the first relief for those inhabitants since their homes were cut off after deadly floods and landslides devastated the area on 23 May. Using a helicopter supplied by the outgoing Multinational Interim Force in Haiti, WFP staff handed over 15 metric tons of rice, flour and vegetable oil to residents in remote parts of Mapou – enough for 3,710 people for one week. Officials also transported 4.4 tons of food – enough to help 1,150 people – to the village of Pichon. WFP Regional Coordinator for Latin America, Omar Bula-Escobar, said the agency would focus much of its efforts in the weeks ahead on reaching the most vulnerable people in the most remote areas. Already it has delivered more than 60 tons of food supplies to the major towns in Mapou. Although the relief effort is gaining ground, concerns over financing persist. In a statement released today, WFP said it has so far received less than half of the $7.9 million it called for in an emergency humanitarian appeal for Haiti earlier this year. read more