According to the Health Ministry only four spas have been given approval to operate in the Maharagama area. It has also been found that 300 such spas are operating in the Maharagama area alone. Legal advice has been sought to take action on illegal spas operating in the country, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne said.The Health Ministry said that there are several illegal spas operating in the country using false or forged certificates. As a result the advice of the Attorney General is to be sought to remove the illegal spas. (Colombo Gazette) The Police, Ayurveda Department and Maharagama Urban Council conducted investigations on the illegal spas operating in Maharagama.However some shortcomings in the law prevented the authorities from removing the illegal spas.
EVERY WEEKDAY EVENING, TheJournal.ie brings you the five stories you need to know before you head out the door.1. #PENALTY POINTS: Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan is to take legal advice over two garda whistleblowers who are planning to answer questions about the penalty points controversy in the Oireachtas. Commissioner Callinan said the allegations about garda malpractice were “disgusting“.2. #AUSTRALIA: A 39-year-old mother-of-three from Northern Ireland has been found dead in a pool of blood in a car park in Sydney, Australia. Comrie Cullen’s estranged husband is under police guard in hospital where he is being treated for self-inflicted injuries. 3. #CANADA: Three people are dead and 30 are missing after a large fire broke out overnight at a home for the elderly in Canada.4. #GONE: Irish Times columnist John Waters has resigned from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.5. #SOCIAL ORDER: A District Court judge has suggested the Civil Defence should be deployed in the Dublin suburb of Tallaght following a number of violent deaths in the area. Judge Anthony Halpin said there has been a “total breakdown of social order“. His comments have been described as ‘hysteria’ by a local TD.