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Man arrested with Rs.1m worth gold

[August 23 2014]

Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport arrested a local man who tried to smuggle out two slabs of gold worth over Rs.1 million on Friday evening, the Customs sources said.

 

Showery weather to continue - Met

[August 22 2014]

Showery weather will continue further over the South-western parts of the country due to the atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the Meteorological Department said.

 

Low-sulphur Super Diesel from tomorrow

[August 21 2014]

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will introduce a new brand of Super Diesel which it said was ultra low in sulphur to Sri Lankas market from tomorrow (August 22).

 

Kudu Nuwan nabbed

[August 20 2014]

Notorious underworld drug kingpin Nuwan Udaya Gunathilaka alias ‘Kudu Nuwan’ wanted for a number of cases was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division for possessing 300 grams of heroin in Meethotamulla this morning, the Police said.

 

Minister Pavithra hospitalised

[August 16 2014]

Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has been admitted to the Emergency Treatment Unit of Bandarawela Hospital this morning over a sudden illness, Ministerial sources confirmed.

 

Whale washed ashore

[August 16 2014]

A large dead whale washed ashore on Moragalla beach in Aluthgama this morning, the police said. The people in the area first noticed the 25 feet long beast being washed shore in the wee hours. The message was soon spread across the neighbouring areas making residents in great numbers to visit the scene to witness this unusual occurrence.

 

Largest haul of Heroin seized outside Colombo

[August 15 2014]

Police Narcotics Bureau last night seized 59 kilograms of Heroin from a boutique in Wathuwala, Katugastota making it the largest haul made out of Colombo, the police said. The PNB on an information received in March this year continued investigations and arrested a man named Ahmed Sabry Thajudeen from Matale on Thursday.

 

Rangana Herath takes 250th Test wicket

[August 15 2014]

Left arm spinner Rangana Herath became the third Sri Lankan Test bowler to take 250 wickets when he had Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq caught behind on the second day of the second Test match against Pakistan at the SSC grounds, Colombo yesterday.

 

Brothel busted and eight arrested

[August 14 2014]

A brothel house that had been carried out in the guise of a private lodge was raided by the Organised Crime Detection Unit of Maradana Police in Sangaraja Mawatha yesterday, the police said.

 

Youth stabbed to death in Grandpass

[August 14 2014]

An 18-year-old male youth who was stabbed by another youth in De Mel Watta, Grandpass last night succumbed to his injuries, the police said.The victim identified as Mohamed Farhan had been stabbed by a resident in the same neighbourhood aged 24 over a personal dispute.

 

STF trained Maldives Policemen to pass out tomorrow

[August 08 2014]

A batch of 30 Maldives Policemen who had a special training at the Police Special Task Force Academy in Katukurunda will pass out at a special ceremony tomorrow, the police said. Maldives Police Commissioner Hussain Waheed who is presently on a four-day official tour in Sri Lanka will be the Chief Guest of the event.

 

 

Jaffna civilians celebrating the Pooneryn victory of the government Security Forces in a banner displayed on a trishaw say that if Prabhakaran is genuinely interested in the welfare of the Tamils, he should set an example by sending his son to join the battle instead of forcing one from each family to join the fighting cadres.
Pic: Thilak Perera.

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Health Ministry cautions public on rat fever


The Health Care and Nutritional Ministry yesterday said nearly 200 Sri Lankans have died due to leptospirosis, commonly known as rat fever during the past few months and warned the public especially the farmer community who are affected by this fever to seek medical treatment only from Government hospitals.

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Ceasefire only if LTTE disarms itself completely - Keheliya Rambukwella


In the backdrop of the Security Forces inflicting heavy damage on the LTTE in the Wanni, Minister Keheliya Rambukwella has reiterated that there wont be a ceasefire at this juncture with the LTTE, until the outfit totally disarms itself and enters the political mainstream decently.

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Ethnic based enclaves not acceptable - Prof. Warnapala


Ethnic based enclaves which the minority political parties have sought as units of devolution were not acceptable to the SLFP as a matter of principle, said Prof. Wiswa Warnapala, commenting on proposals submitted to the APRC by the UPF, CWC and the SLMC.

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Second suspect remanded in boy abduction case


The second suspect involved in the abduction of a five-year-old boy was taken in for questioning in the Madawela town near Wattegama on a tip off received by the SIU of the Kandy police last week.

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Angry CGR commuters cause Rs. 100,000 loss


Sri Lanka Railways incurred a loss of over Rs. 100,000 due to damages caused to property by angry commuters after pandemonium broke out at the Colombo Fort Railway Station on Friday evening.

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