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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.

 

 

An Indian delegation comprising National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon, Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao and Defence Secretary Pradeep Kumar met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees, yesterday. Here President Rajapaksa and the three senior Indian officials pay homage to the Buddha at the Shrine Room. Foreign Minister Prof. G.L Peiris, Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga, Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Indian High Commissioner Ashok K. Kantha and Foreign Ministry Secretary Karunatilaka Amunugama were also present. Pic: Sudath Silva

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Following President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s invitation:

Indian PM due here on State visit

Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh is to make an official State visit to Sri Lanka on an invitation by Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. This high profile visit on bilateral level will be the first one by an Indian Head of State after Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s visit 24 years ago in 1987.

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Boost for trade and tourism:

Indo-Lanka ferry service resumes

The much-awaited Indo-Lanka ferry service will resume operations from tomorrow from Tuticorin, with India’s Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan flagging off the vessel Scotia Prince.

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Speedy solution to national question:

Devananda advocates Select Committee

Minister Douglas Devananda presented a proposal to President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the visiting Indian delegation that a Parliamentary Select Committee be appointed to find a speedy solution to the national question in the country.

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Errant beverage manufacturers beware:

New Food Act from July 1

The Health Ministry has warned cordial and beverage manufacturers countrywide to be careful when printing the date of production, the date of expiry and the ingredients used in the beverage on the label of the product from July 1.

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Polls in 64 LG bodies on July 23

Elections for 64 Local Government bodies of the remaining 67 will be held on July 23. Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya postponed the election of three Local Government bodies in Chilaw, Muhudubadapattu and Pudukudiiruppu.

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