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Placing of omniscient sacred relic at Sandahiru Seya

[November 22 2014]

A religious ceremony is due to be held to place an omniscient sacred relic in the hemispherical dome of the Sandahiru Seya tomorrow (23) under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa in Anuradhapura.

 

Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya ends tomorrow

[November 22 2014]

Phase three of the Sri Lanka Armys latest culinary exhibition and food festival Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya will end its three-day show, tomorrow. This festival which started on November 20 at Kadolkele stadium in Negombo has twenty three stalls set up by different regiments of the Army.

 

Presidential election : President Rajapaksa signs proclamation

[November 20 2014]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today signed the official proclamation declaring his intention to hold a Presidential Election seeking another term.

 

Two more housing projects replacing slums

[November 18 2014]

Two new housing schemes to facilitate undeserved settlements in Colombo will be opened this week by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The two projects, Randiya Uyana in Henemulla and Sirimuthu Uyana in Edirisinghe watte in Colombo 14,

 

24-hour water cut in Colombo South

[November 14 2014]

A 24-hour water cut would be imposed in Kohuwala, Nugegoda, Wellawatta, Manthrimulla and Kirulapona from 9.00am on Saturday to 9.00am on Sunday due to maintenance works, the Water Supplies and Drainage Board announced today.

 

Underworld figure injured in shooting

[November 13 2014]

A man alleged to be a wanted underworld suspect sustained serious injuries when he was shot by a gang in Nuge Road in Peliyagoda this morning, the police said.

 

Male bodies found in river

[November 12 2014]

Two unidentified male bodies had been found floating on the Mahaweli River near Polgolla Dam this morning, the police said. Kandy Police have launched an investigation on details provided by the residents of the area who spotted the bodies floating on the river.

 

Couple nabbed with gold in underwear

[November 08 2014]

A local couple that tried to enter the country carrying gold worth Rs.59 million concealed in their undergarments was arrested by the Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake this afternoon.

 

Brothers brutally hacked to death in Gandara

[November 08 2014]

Two siblings had been brutally hacked to death with axes by a gang in Gandara on Friday night over a personal feud, the police said. The victims identified as Mahadurage Prasad Manoj Kumara (36) and Mahadurage Rasaal Wasantha Kumara (38) were living in Nawadunna area.

 

Turkish nationals nabbed for credit card scam

[November 07 2014]

Criminal Investigation Department arrested three Turkish nationals last night for their alleged involvement with a credit card scam in Colombo, the police said. Two suspects were nabbed in Pamankada last,

 

Police raid brothel in Maharagama

[November 05 2014]

Police Organised Crimes Detection Unit on a tip off raided a brothel being run in the pretence of an Ayurvedic Massage Centre in Maharagama and arrested four sex workers, the police said.

 

Eight dead, hundreds trapped in landslide tragedy

[October 30 2014]

The rescuers have found eight bodies so far whilst several hundred are still feared to be trapped under a mountain of earth that buried an entire village in Haldummulla, Badulla this morning, the police said.

 

 

No sound can be more soothing to a motoring enthusiast than the almost mystical notes emanating from a high-revving engine, as the rubber grips the road at high speed. The streets of Colombo Fort offered such an unprecedented adrenaline rush to motorsport fans from all over Sri Lanka and abroad, with the holding of the first-ever Colombo Night Race (CNR) last night, as part of the Electric Peacock Festival. Here drivers in their Porsches compete to edge out each other in one of the CNR events witnessed by thousands of spectators. Pic: Thilak Perera

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Norway’s dual role led to CFA breakdown – LLRC

The Lessons Learnt and Reconcilliation Commission (LLRC) in its final report to the President which was tabled in Parliament last Friday criticised the role of Norway, that their actions contributed significantly to breakdown of the CFA. It observed that the Nordic peace makers’ dual role as the facilitator and the monitor of the peace process did not synchronise well and this decision to play two opposing roles led to a conflict of interest and failed strong action by the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission (SLMM) in instances of grave violations of the CFA,

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Driver error, most common cause of accidents

Six persons die every day on Sri Lanka’s highways as a result of motor accidents which adversely affect the country’s economy as well, said Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Health Dr. P. Mahipala addressing a media conference in Colombo. He said when analysing the cause of accidents,

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‘Plastic crates - not a hasty decision’

Co-operatives and Internal Trade Minister Johnston Fernando told Parliament yesterday that the decision to introduce plastic crates was not a hurried decision and the subsequent gazette notification which was issued in January this year. Winding up the committee stage debate on his ministry, Minister Fernando said though the gazette was issued in January, the President had given a one year grace period to implement it, in response to a request made by farmers and traders.

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Unparliamentary behaviour to be kept under check

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa has appointed a seven-member committee to make recommendations to improve discipline and ensure security within the Parliamentary Chamber in the wake of unruly scenes that broke out when President Mahinda Rajapaksa presented the Budget on November 21.

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Most bus owners’ unions favour Govt efforts

All bus owners’ unions except one support the Government’s efforts to uplift the private bus service, said Private Transport Services Minister C.B. Ratnayaka. He said the Government has provided many facilities and benefits to private bus owners. Referring to the threat made by Lanka Private Bus Owners’ Association President Gemunu Wijeratne to launch a country-wide private bus strike,

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