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Aravindas cat burglar nabbed

[December 18 2014]

A man who allegedly broken-in to the legendary Cricketer Aravinda de Silvas Kollupitiya residence in late October and thieved local and foreign currency amounting to Rs.4 million, was arrested by the Fort police today, the police said.

 

Air Force to assist in repairing damaged houses

[December 13 2014]

The Air Force will take steps to repair and reconstruct houses that were damaged during the aircraft crash at Hokandara in Athurugiriya. “This will be done through the Directorate of Civil Engineering within the next few days,” said Air Force spokesman Wing Commander Gihan Seneviratne.

 

Boy dies in tractor mishap

[December 13 2014]

A four-year-old boy who was travelling in the lap of a youth who drove a land master tractor fell to his death in Urigama, Anamduwa this morning, the police said.

 

Man hacked to death in Keselwatta

[December 12 2014]

Keselwatta Police is after three suspects who are alleged to have hacked a 37-year-old man to death on Old Moore Street last night, the police said. The victim identified as Mohamed Hasan Mohamed Jesmy was found severely hacked and left on the road, by a group of residents who rushed him to National Hospital Colombo.

 

Preliminary investigations are on

[December 12 2014]

Preliminary investigations are being carried out by authorities on the Antonov AN-32 aircraft belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force that crashed this morning in Athurugiriya.

 

Tissa new Health Minister

[December 11 2014]

Former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake sworn in as the new Minister of Health before President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning.

 

Two killed, 11 injured in Nittambuwa mishap

[December 10 2014]

Two persons including a one and half year old boy killed and 11 others sustained injuries when a van collided head on with a lorry in Nittambuwa on Kandy Road early this morning, the police said.

 

Dr. Mahathir Mohamed arrives

[December 09 2014]

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed arrived in the country today for the inauguration of two development projects.

 

Two children killed by reckless lorry drivers

[December 06 2014]

Two children aged five and 15 years died in two separate accidents reported from Gampola and Chilaw yesterday due to reckless driving, the police said.

 

Senior SLFP members are not sidelined ? President

[December 05 2014]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa dismissing charges made by the opposition candidate that senior SLFP members have been sidelined, said today that not a single senior party member had been sidelined by the present leadership.

 

Mahindananda complains against defamatory call at talk show

[December 04 2014]

Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage lodged a complaint with Mirihana Police Station last night against a defamatory phone call directed at him at a live political talk show telecast by Derana Television channel, the police said.

 

Female teacher run over by lorry

[December 03 2014]

A 29-year-old female teacher who was run over by a speeding lorry in Hungama on Tissa ? Matara main road this morning sustained fatal injuries, the police said.

 

Millions worth gems seized at BIA

[December 02 2014]

An attempt to smuggle a stock of gems worth over Rs.5 million out of the country was thwarted when Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport seized two men last night, the Customs said.

 

Placing of omniscient sacred relic at Sandahiru Seya

[November 22 2014]

A religious ceremony is due to be held to place an omniscient sacred relic in the hemispherical dome of the Sandahiru Seya tomorrow (23) under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Anuradhapura.

 

 

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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