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Four soldiers die under a collapsing earth mound

[September 20 2014]

Four soldiers died after an earth mound collapsed on them at Ambepussa Army Camp this afternoon, the army said. He said another officer who was injured in the incident was hospitalised.

 

Polls conclude with 70% voter turnout

[September 20 2014]

At the close of polls at 4.00pm today, nearly 70 per cent of the 942, 760 registered voters in the province had cast their vote, Elections Department confirmed.

 

Two children drown in mothers suicide attempt

[September 20 2014]

A nine-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister drowned when they jumped off a cliff beside the sea in Trincomalee with their mother in an alleged suicide attempt yesterday afternoon, the police said.

 

Man shot dead in Angulana

[September 20 2014]

A 35-year-old man who was shot by two unidentified gunmen in Angulana, Moratuwa yesterday afternoon succumbed to his injuries, the police said.

 

Suspect of Pinnaduwa child murder drowns

[September 19 2014]

The suspect who was arrested in connection with the killing of an eight-year-old girl in Akmeemana, Galle died after drowning in the Madola while attempting to escape from police custody, the police said.

 

Scotland votes No to independence

[September 19 2014]

Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence. With the results in from all 32 council areas, the "No" side polled 2,001,926, votes to 1,617,989 for "Yes".

 

Schools in Uva closed tomorrow

[September 18 2014]

All schools in Uva Province will be closed tomorrow to facilitate Saturdays (September 20) provincial council election, Education Department sources said.

 

Group tried to migrate on forged visas nabbed

[September 18 2014]

A group of persons along with a child which tried to migrate to Malaysia on forged visas were arrested by the CID officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake on Tuesday.

 

Customs detect illicit cigarettes worth Rs.100m

[September 17 2014]

Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) today seized a large consignment of illegal cigarettes worth over Rs.100 million attempted to be smuggled into the country, Customs Spokesman Director Leslie Gamini said.

 

Container load of undeclared cosmetics seized

[September 16 2014]

A forty-foot container carrying cosmetic goods, foot-wear and soothers valued at Rs.20 million had been seized by the Customs Preventive Division today, Customs Spokesman Leslie Gamini said.

 

Chinese President arrives

[September 16 2014]

The President of China and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping arrived in Sri Lanka today marking the first visit by a Chinese President to the country in 28 years.

 

Chief suspect of child abduction case nabbed

[September 13 2014]

The man who is responsible for the abduction of four-year-old Pamara Keshani Bandara in Ambakolatenna was arrested by the police this afternoon, the police said. The suspect who fled his home after his brother informed the police about the child the former was hiding yesterday evening was at large since then.

 

Pope to celebrate mass in Colombo

[September 12 2014]

His Holiness Pope Francis who is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in January next year will say a mass at the Galle Face Green and conduct a prayer service at Madhu Shrine.

 

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who was a Guest of Honour at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, met the Sri Lankan contingent thereafter. Here the President admires the Gold Medal won by Manju Wanniarachchi for Boxing. It was a golden feat achieved after a lapse of 72 years - Sri Lanka last won a medal for boxing in 1938. The President pledged to provide all facilities to the Sri Lankan contingent to increase their medals tally at the forthcoming Asian Games in China and the next Commonwealth Games. Weightlifters Chinthana Vithanage (silver medal) and Sudesh Peiris (bronze medal) are also in the picture. Pic: Sudath Silva.

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Indian PM calls for greater defence cooperation

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has reiterated that in the post conflict era the defence of India and Sri Lanka must be intertwined, while extending warm wishes to President Mahinda Rajapaksa on his forthcoming second swearing-in,

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Special committee appointed :

Move to minimise fatal accidents

A special committee headed by former Minister Mano Wijeratne has been appointed to make recommendations to minimise the ever increasing number of fatal accidents daily, in the country. The committee has already held three rounds of discussions. Wijeratne had also functioned as Head of the previous Parliamentary Select Committee appointed in this regard,

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Assembly plants to be set up:

Vehicle manufacturers eye H'tota

Four international vehicle manufacturing companies are keen to set up assembly plants at the new Magampura Harbour in Hambantota. Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) chairman Dr. Priyath Wickrama said,

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Monorail for Colombo and suburbs mulled

The Transport Ministry is exploring the possibility of building a monorail transport system for Colombo and the suburbs. Several countries have already pledged assistance to launch the monorail system in the country,

 

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Ban on heavy vehicles on city highways mooted

The City Police have focused attention on banning heavy vehicles plying on main highways in the Colombo City during peak hours in the mornings and evenings. According to the police, containers, caterpillars and lorries with heavy logs and boulders could cause road accidents.

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