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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,

 

Sun continue to overhead Sri Lanka

[April 09 2014]

Tomorrow the sun will be directly above Madurankuli, Pelwehera, Manampitiya and Valachchanai areas around noon, according to the Department of Meteorology. From April 5 till 15 the sun will be directly above the latitudes of Sri Lanka in its apparent northward relative motion,

 

Less thundershowers by tomorrow

[April 09 2014]

Strong thundershowers in certain parts of the country will be reduced by tomorrow according to the Meteorology Department forecast. There may be temporary strong winds during thundershowers in certain areas.Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Western,

 

TID detains LTTE deputy leader

[April 08 2014]

The Deputy Leader of the LTTE’s Nediyavan group, Nanthagopan alias Kapilan has been detained and questioned by Sri Lankan authorities after he was deported from Malaysia three weeks ago, the police said.

 

T20 Champs return

[April 08 2014]

The champions of the ICC T20 World Cup Sri Lanka team led by Captain Lasith Malinga arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport a short while ago.

 

Sri Lanka win Davis Cup tie

[April 06 2014]

Sri Lanka beat Vietnam by three games to two in their Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group 11 tie played in Choi. Min City, Vietnam today.

 

Prasanna and Shan takes oaths

[April 04 2014]

Former Chief Ministers Prasanna Ranatunga and Shan Wijeyalal de Silva took oaths before President Mahinda Rajapaksa today as the new Chief Ministers of the Western and Southern Provinces.

 

 

Kataragama, the abode of God Skanda, has been a hallowed ground for people of all faiths for centuries. Pilgrims from all parts of the island and all walks of life throng Kataragama to venerate at the Kirivehera and Kataragama Devalaya. The annual Kataragama Esala Perahera has become an essential feature of this holy landscape, signifying the unity among various communities and religious groups. These Kavadi dancers from the Perahera, which ended yesterday, are symbolic of those bonds of diversity that hold the Sri Lankan nation together. Pic: Susantha Wijegunasekara

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Much enthusiasm among Northern voters:

All set for free and fair LG polls

Arrangements have been made to ensure a free and fair poll to elect 875 members to 65 local bodies on Saturday, July 23, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday. A total of 5,688 candidates are contesting the poll at which 2,630,985 voters are eligible to cast their votes at 2,226 polling booths,

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SLFP assured of Tamil support again

Before terrorism broke out, a considerable percentage of the Northern Tamils supported the SLFP. Hence, sooner than later a similar situation would emerge under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s leadership, said Minister of Petroleum Industries and UPFA General Secretary Susil Premajayantha.

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Committee report on substandard petrol soon

The three-member committee appointed to probe-the substandard petrol issue would release its report as early as possible, said Petroleum Industries Minister Susil Premajayantha. The Committee chaired by Power and Energy Ministry Secretary H.M.C. Ferdinand has recorded statements from key officials of the Petroleum Industries Ministry and the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) last week.

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Lanka, only democracy that defeated terror - US Congressman

US congressman Heath Shuler in an open letter to his fellow colleagues in the House of Representatives has emphasized that the US future policy towards Sri Lanka should be focused on supporting the country’s reconciliation efforts and engagement with the US.

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