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14 injured in expressway bus accident

[August 30 2014]

At least 14 passengers sustained injuries when a private bus crashed into a CTB bus parked at the toll gate of the Pinnaduwa exit on Southern Expressway yesterday afternoon, the police said.

 

Two children drown in Mannar

[August 29 2014]

Two children who went to bathe in Vettikulam Tank in Silavathura area last evening drowned, the police said. The victims had been identified as Pushpa Kumari Inoka (13) and eight year old Jegan Roshan Fernando of Arippu West area.

 

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.

 

 

Api Wenuwen Api Wemu:  The Security Forces engaged in a massive humanitarian operation last year to liberate nearly 300,000 people in the Wanni from LTTE tyranny. The Forces emerged victorious in May 2009, bringing freedom to these oppressed masses. They are being resettled in their villages at a record pace. In the true spirit of Api Wenuven Api (Together for All), the Security Forces are helping the returnees to repair and construct their dwellings in various parts of the North. Here soldiers lend a helping hand to repair a resettled familys house in Vavuniya. Pic: Thilak Perera 

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Crisis takes new turn:

Delaying tactics will hit UNP supporters - Thalatha

The United National Party (UNP) leadership is acting in a manner which is damaging the credibility of millions of UNP supporters all over the country by delaying the party reforms, said Ratnapura district UNP parliamentarian Thalatha Athukorale.

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Guard your mouth, Dayasiri tells Sarath Fonseka

Kurunegala district UNP MP Dayasiri Jayasekera said that DNA leader Sarath Fonseka was currently paying the price for his unguarded sayings in the past. He told a media briefing last week that there would be serious consequences if Fonseka did not guard his mouth and stop castigating the UNP over the 18th Amendment.

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Uncultivated paddy lands under the plough soon

The Government has decided to acquire uncultivated paddy lands and make them available for prospective cultivators. Agrarian Development Commissioner General Ravindra Hevavitharana said that this decision was gazetted in January 2009. Although the Government spent over Rs. 800 million to provide irrigation facilities to uncultivated lands during the past two years, the owners had not cultivated paddy.

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Canadian sleuths identify six LTTE captains

Canadian investigators have identified six LTTE captains among the illegal immigrants who arrived on board the Ocean Lady in October 2009 and MV Sun Sea last month. Investigation findings remain discreet as the government intends to arrest the organisers of both these ships shortly,

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Sunday Observer in top slot in SRL Ratings

The Sunday Observer, Sri Lankas leading English newspaper with the largest circulation, has again secured the top slot in the latest SRL Ratings. In the latest SRL Ratings for July, 2010,

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