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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.

 

Ornamental fish breeder electrocuted

[September 11 2014]

An 80-year-old ornamental fish breeder who had dragged live wires to protect his pond of fish was electrocuted by coming into contact with the same wire in Aralaganwila this morning, the police said.

 

Two drowns after boat capsized off Moratuwa

[September 11 2014]

At least two drowned and two others were rescued when a fishing boat returning to the shore capsized off the seas of Moratuwa Fisheries Harbour this morning, the police said.

 

Rs.1 million reward for missing child's whereabouts

[September 11 2014]

The Police Department is offering a reward of one million rupees to any successful information leading to the whereabouts of the four year old missing girl, who was alleged have been abducted by an unknown person in Wellawa two days ago, the Police Headquarters announced today.

 

 

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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