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Couple nabbed for transporting Heroin

[August 01 2014]

A couple that was possessing and transporting 150grams of Heroin was arrested by the Kalutara Divisional Crime Detection Bureau yesterday morning, the police said. The police on information arrested the couple while they were transporting the narcotics in a car. The arrested man was 34 years old and the woman was aged 26 years.

 

Selected schools closed for A/L paper marking

[July 31 2014]

A selected set of schools in Colombo and outstations will be closed for the paper marking of 2014 A/L examination from August 30 to September 15, the Examinations Department announced today.

 

Three die, three injured in Naranwala accident

[July 31 2014]

At least three persons including an elderly woman died and three others sustained serious injuries when a van collided head on with a boom truck in Naranwala on Kaduwela – Belummahara main road today, the police said.

 

Several police teams after child abductors

[July 30 2014]

Several teams from Galgamuwa, Giribawa and Meegalewa Police Stations are conducting investigations to apprehend the four suspects who abducted a four-year-old boy on Monday night.

 

Labourer falls to his death

[July 30 2014]

A 64-year-old man working at a multi-storey construction project in Colombo fell to his death this morning, the police said.

 

Strict laws essential to curb substandard products

[July 26 2014]

Strict laws followed by heavy fines are essential to control the increasing amounts of substandard products flowing into the local market that pose a grave threat to the health of the consumer, the CAA said.

 

Iftar ceremony at Maharagama Youth Council

[July 25 2014]

Iftar ceremony organised by the National Youth Services Council (NYSC) and Sri Lanka Federation of Youth Clubs (SLFYC) will be held at NYSC premises in Maharagama today at 5.30pm.

 

Sigiriya tourists stung by wasps

[July 25 2014]

About ten tourists believed to be of Chinese, Japanese, Hungarian and Hong Kong nationals came under a wasp attack at Sigiriya this morning, the police said. The group was reportedly climbing the famous rock fortress when they were stung by a swarm of wasps near the Lions mouth area.

 

Rs.5 million tax evaded for Turmeric

[July 23 2014]

An attempt to import a stock of turmeric from Indian in the guise of rice by defrauding Rs.5.6 million was thwarted by the Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) today.

 

Assaulted man complains against CM

[July 22 2014]

A man who had allegedly been assaulted by a group of persons lead by Western Province Chief Minister Prasanna Ranatunga was admitted to Colombo National Hospital yesterday, the police said.

 

LTTE suspects arrested in Malaysia brought to SL

[July 19 2014]

Three LTTE cadres arrested by the Royal Malaysian Police few weeks ago in Kuala Lumpur was brought to the country yesterday early morning, the police said.

 

Khuram murder trial; PS Chairman convicted

[July 18 2014]

Former Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidana Pathirana and three others found guilty of the murder of British tourist Khuram Sheik and of raping his Russian girlfriend Victoria Alexandrovna were sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment on each of the two counts a short while ago.

 

Missing white snake found

[July 17 2014]

An albino Cobra went missing in the National Zoological Gardens in Dehiwala three days ago was found today in Zoo, the police said. The white snake in a pillow case was found by one of the Zoo keepers being left by an unknown person.

 

Principal arrested for harassing grade five student

[July 17 2014]

The Principal of Namalwewa Primary School in Diyabeduma was arrested by the police today for harassing a grade five student for not attending the routine cleaning program held in the school, the police said.

 

Nine kilos of Heroin seized

[July 16 2014]

Nine kilograms of Heroin worth over Rs.60 million was seized by the Borella Police last night, the police said.The police on information carried out a detection in Wanathamulla area and seized the narcotics along with five suspects.

 

 

Colombos UPFA Mayoral candidate Milinda Moragoda and UNP Mayoral candidate M.J.M. Muzzamil cast their votes at their polling stations in the city for the Colombo Municipal Council election yesterday.
  Pix: Thilak Perera and Nissanka Wijeratne.

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Comfortable wins at Matara, Anuradhapura, Kurunegala and Hambantota:

UPFA takes early lead

The UPFA was on course to a solid victory at the third stage of the Local Government polls held yesterday, gaining early victories in several areas including Matara, Anuradhapura and Kurunegala Municipal Councils and Hambantota Pradeshiya Sabha. The ruling UPFA has already won 250 out of 299 Local Government bodies for which elections were held during the first two stages on March 17 and July 23 this year.

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Bharatha, two others killed in shoot out

Duminda injured:

Presidential Trade Union Advisor and former Parliamentarian of the Colombo District Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra and two others including a bodyguard of Premachandra were killed and five others injured in a shooting incident involving Colombo District UPFA MP Duminda Silva yesterday evening. The incident took place close to Angoda IDH hospital.

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Group loses grip on Tamil diaspora:

Pro LTTE candidates fail to secure seats in Canadian polls

Pro LTTE candidates had failed to secure seats at the recently concluded provincial elections in Canada sending a clear signal that the group is losing its grip on the Tamil diaspora and its support base. The Ontario province, the highest populated in Canada where there is the highest concentration of Tamils,

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More ex-Tigers in Canada renounce violence

Five years after they were apprehended buying arms for the LTTE, three Canadians have signed an open letter from prison acknowledging they were wrong and renouncing political violence. We incorrectly believed that violence could achieve the goals that we sought, they wrote. We now realise that what we did was not helpful in leading to a positive resolution of the issues in Sri Lanka.

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