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Over hundred countries confirm participation

[April 19 2014]

Over hundred countries have confirmed participation of their youth delegations to the World Conference on Youth 2014 which will be held in Colombo from May 5 - 10.

 

Hacked monk succumbs to injuries

[April 19 2014]

The 63-year-old Buddhist monk of Sri Saranankara Viharaya in Elpitiya who had been treated in a critical condition after being hacked by another monk, succumbed to his injuries yesterday, the police said.

 

Police nab 1,631 drunk drivers during Avurudu

[April 19 2014]

The police apprehended 1, 631 drivers who drove under the influence of alcohol during the new year week.The special monitoring operation was conducted countrywide for eleven days starting from 6.00am on April 10th Thursday to 6.00am on Saturday April 20th, the police said.

 

Family of five drown as van plunges into tank

[April 19 2014]

A family of five drowned whilst a nine-year-old boy survived when a van bound for Kataragama on pilgrimage plunged into a tank today early morning.

 

Interpol issues Red Notices against 96 Sri Lankans

[April 17 2014]

International Police based in Leon, France has issued 96 Red Notices against wanted Sri Lankan suspects including 40 LTTE operatives who are currently living abroad evading arrest, the police said.

 

Over thousand drunk drivers nabbed

[April 16 2014]

The police have arrested 1130 drunk drivers during the past few days according to the special program launched to apprehend those who drive under the influence of alcohol.

 

Sharma disappointed over Canada suspending funds

[April 16 2014]

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma expressed his disappointment at the Canadas decision to suspend contributions to the Commonwealth fund for the next couple of years.

 

Maldivian drowns in Ambalangoda sea

[April 16 2014]

A 28-year-old Maldivian male who was bathing in the sea in Ambalangoda has drowned yesterday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Ali Thoha, a tourist who had visited the area.

 

Soldier death is a separate incident military spokesman

[April 11 2014]

The death of a soldier in Vavuniya reported on April 11th is entirely a separate incident from the operation carried out to capture Gopi and the other wanted LTTE terrorists, said Military Spokesman Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya.

 

Gopi and two LTTErs killed

[April 11 2014]

Kajeepan Ponniah Selvanayagam alias Kasian alias Gopi and two other LTTE supporters were shot dead during the wee hours of today when they attempted to flee the Army cordon set up to capture them. All three were killed during the confrontation.

 

Child kidnappers nabbed with ransom

[April 10 2014]

An attempt to take ransom of Rs.3million to release an eight-year-old boy who was abducted in his neighbourhood in Maligawatta yesterday was successfully thwarted by the police today, the police said.

 

BBS General Secretary summoned by police

[April 10 2014]

Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagoda Atte Gnanasara Thero has been asked to be present at the Slave Island Police Station on April 12, for allegedly threatening a Buddhist monk.

 

Mahela retires from T20 cricket

[April 10 2014]

Mahela Jayawardena tendered his resignation to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sri Lanka Cricket today announcing his retirement from playing International T20 Cricket.

 

Army food festival in Nuwara Eliya

[April 09 2014]

Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya 2014 a one of a kind food festival organised by the Sri Lanka Army will be held in Nuwara Eliya during this new year season from April 15th to 22nd. The festival is to reintroduce and showcase typical cuisines and recipes of different provinces and towns of the country,

 

 

A special exposition of the Sacred Relics of the Buddha sent from the Taxila Museum, Gandhara, Pakistan, commenced yesterday at the Vidyodaya Pirivena, Maligakanda. The Government of Pakistan made this gesture following a request by President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari in the backdrop of the Sambuddhatva Jayanthi 2600. Here President Rajapaksa takes a closer view of the Sacred Relics yesterday morning in the presence of Viharadhipati of the Vidyodaya Pirivena Ven. Balangoda Sobhitha Thera and Advisor to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Minority Affairs Dr. Paul Bhatti. Pic: Nalin Hewapathirana

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Move to clear heavy backlog:

New Commission to clear 3,000 bribery cases

The newly appointed members of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery and Corruption are in the process of clearing a staggering 3,000 bribery cases which had piled up during the 13 months of its inaction, Chairman Justice D. J. de S. Balapatabendi told the Sunday Observer.

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UNP MP’s son held over assault on policeman

Kollupitiya police took in for questioning Dinuk Bandara Kiriella, a son of UNP MP Lakshman Kiriella for allegedly assaulting a police officer on duty at the Kollupitiya junction when a policemen intervened to save the driver from being assaulted, Police Media Spokesman SP, Prishantha Jayakody told the Sunday Observer.

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Rs 30.8m tome on Ferrari with 1,500 diamonds:

Lankan buys world’s most expensive book

A Sri Lankan has become the first in the world to buy the world’s most expensive book currently in print - an astounding Rs.30.8 million (US$ 275,000) worth tome on carmaker Ferrari encrusted with 1,500 diamonds. In comparison, a Ferrari 458 Italia car costs only around US$ 225,000.

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Workers’ collective agreement to be signed soon

Ceylon Workers’ Congress (CWC) President and Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Muthu Sivalingam told the Sunday Observer that their fifth round of talks with the Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) on Tuesday made considerable headway towards signing a fresh Collective Agreement over the wage increase for workers and added that they were optimistic of striking a deal at the next round of talks.

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Govt’s policies open to constructive criticism

Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem said that the Government always welcomes any constructive criticism of its policies so that it can implement what is best in a very consensual way. The Minister said a proper democracy could function only if the Government responds positively to constructive criticism.

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