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Eight dead, hundreds trapped in landslide tragedy

[October 30 2014]

The rescuers have found eight bodies so far whilst several hundred are still feared to be trapped under a mountain of earth that buried an entire village in Haldummulla, Badulla this morning, the police said.

 

Indian passenger dies at BIA

[October 30 2014]

An Indian passenger who was on a transit visit to Colombo collapsed and died on the corridor of the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning, the police said.

 

Three airmen wounded in explosion

[October 23 2014]

Three airmen who sustained serious injuries following an explosion at the Kandakuliya Air Force Training Camp this morning were admitted to Kalpitiya Base Hospital, the police said.

 

Vegetable vendor hacked to death

[October 22 2014]

A 43-year-old man who was running a vegetable stall in Bakery Junction in Attidiya was found hacked to death inside his stall this morning, the police said.

 

Heavy rains to continue

[October 18 2014]

The prevailing heavy rains are to continue for the next 24 hours as announced by the Meteorological Department today.Under the disturbed atmospheric conditions over vicinity of Sri Lanka showers can be expected in the morning too.

 

Doctor killed in ambulance accident

[October 18 2014]

A doctor was killed on the spot and three others sustained serious injuries when an ambulance transporting a medical crew rammed into a speeding lorry head on in Battuluoya on Puttalam – Chilaw main road this morning, the police said.

 

Two Georgian nationals nabbed with fake passports

[October 17 2014]

Two Georgian nationals who attempted to depart for Netherlands through Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport by producing fake passports were nabbed by the CID yesterday, the police said.

 

Jayalalitha granted bail today

[October 17 2014]

Supreme Court of India granted bail to the imprisoned former chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Jayaram Jayalalitha today.

 

CCD arrests man with mini armoury

[October 16 2014]

Colombo Crime Division arrested a man and found a mini armoury at his house in Kolonnawa last evening, the police said.

 

Voyeur falls to his death

[October 16 2014]

A man who tried to enter a house in an inappropriate manner on Wednesday night died after falling into a 30 foot well in Ibbankatuwa area in Galeweal.

 

Observer Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer 2014 today

[October 15 2014]

The award presentation ceremony of the 36th Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year Contest 2014 will be held at the Cinnamon Grand this evening.

 

One killed, 57 injured as bus plunges into precipice

[October 15 2014]

At least one person was killed and 57 other passengers sustained serious injuries when a CTB bus bound for Kandy from Wekanda plunged into a roadside precipice in Rambukwella this afternoon, the police said.

 

Three nabbed with foreign currency worth Rs.20m

[October 14 2014]

Three locals who attempted to smuggle undeclared foreign currency worth Rs.20 million out of the country hidden in their rectums were arrested by the Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport today.

 

Fisherman hacked to death in Balapitiya

[October 14 2014]

A 38-year-old man had been hacked to death by an unknown gang in Balapitiya last night, the police said.

 

Sexual boosting oil seized with booze pedlar

[October 11 2014]

Walana Panadura Anti Vice Striking Squad on a tip off arrested a man who was selling foreign liquor and cigarettes in his car today but to find a stock of sexual enhancement drugs and ointment instead, the police said.

 

 

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 Pakistans 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 MPs 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 worlds most expensive book

A Sri Lankan has become the first in the world to buy the worlds 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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Govts 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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