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Showery weather to continue Met

[August 22 2014]

Showery weather will continue further over the South-western parts of the country due to the atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the Meteorological Department said.

 

Low-sulphur Super Diesel from tomorrow

[August 21 2014]

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will introduce a new brand of Super Diesel which it said was ultra low in sulphur to Sri Lankas market from tomorrow (August 22).

 

Kudu Nuwan nabbed

[August 20 2014]

Notorious underworld drug kingpin Nuwan Udaya Gunathilaka alias ‘Kudu Nuwan’ wanted for a number of cases was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division for possessing 300 grams of heroin in Meethotamulla this morning, the Police said.

 

Minister Pavithra hospitalised

[August 16 2014]

Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has been admitted to the Emergency Treatment Unit of Bandarawela Hospital this morning over a sudden illness, Ministerial sources confirmed.

 

Whale washed ashore

[August 16 2014]

A large dead whale washed ashore on Moragalla beach in Aluthgama this morning, the police said. The people in the area first noticed the 25 feet long beast being washed shore in the wee hours. The message was soon spread across the neighbouring areas making residents in great numbers to visit the scene to witness this unusual occurrence.

 

Largest haul of Heroin seized outside Colombo

[August 15 2014]

Police Narcotics Bureau last night seized 59 kilograms of Heroin from a boutique in Wathuwala, Katugastota making it the largest haul made out of Colombo, the police said. The PNB on an information received in March this year continued investigations and arrested a man named Ahmed Sabry Thajudeen from Matale on Thursday.

 

Rangana Herath takes 250th Test wicket

[August 15 2014]

Left arm spinner Rangana Herath became the third Sri Lankan Test bowler to take 250 wickets when he had Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq caught behind on the second day of the second Test match against Pakistan at the SSC grounds, Colombo yesterday.

 

Brothel busted and eight arrested

[August 14 2014]

A brothel house that had been carried out in the guise of a private lodge was raided by the Organised Crime Detection Unit of Maradana Police in Sangaraja Mawatha yesterday, the police said.

 

Youth stabbed to death in Grandpass

[August 14 2014]

An 18-year-old male youth who was stabbed by another youth in De Mel Watta, Grandpass last night succumbed to his injuries, the police said.The victim identified as Mohamed Farhan had been stabbed by a resident in the same neighbourhood aged 24 over a personal dispute.

 

STF trained Maldives Policemen to pass out tomorrow

[August 08 2014]

A batch of 30 Maldives Policemen who had a special training at the Police Special Task Force Academy in Katukurunda will pass out at a special ceremony tomorrow, the police said. Maldives Police Commissioner Hussain Waheed who is presently on a four-day official tour in Sri Lanka will be the Chief Guest of the event.

 

Ten soldiers injured in bus accident

[August 08 2014]

At least ten soldiers including the driver sustained injuries when the bus they were travelling in crashed into a roadside culvert in Minneriya last night, the police said. The bus plying to Polonnaruwa from Habarana on A11 Road veered off the road and crashed due to the driver failing to control the heavy vehicle.

 

 

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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