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Over hundred countries confirm participation

[April 19 2014]

Over hundred countries have confirmed participation of their youth delegations to the World Conference on Youth 2014 which will be held in Colombo from May 5 - 10.

 

Hacked monk succumbs to injuries

[April 19 2014]

The 63-year-old Buddhist monk of Sri Saranankara Viharaya in Elpitiya who had been treated in a critical condition after being hacked by another monk, succumbed to his injuries yesterday, the police said.

 

Police nab 1,631 drunk drivers during Avurudu

[April 19 2014]

The police apprehended 1, 631 drivers who drove under the influence of alcohol during the new year week.The special monitoring operation was conducted countrywide for eleven days starting from 6.00am on April 10th Thursday to 6.00am on Saturday April 20th, the police said.

 

Family of five drown as van plunges into tank

[April 19 2014]

A family of five drowned whilst a nine-year-old boy survived when a van bound for Kataragama on pilgrimage plunged into a tank today early morning.

 

Interpol issues Red Notices against 96 Sri Lankans

[April 17 2014]

International Police based in Leon, France has issued 96 Red Notices against wanted Sri Lankan suspects including 40 LTTE operatives who are currently living abroad evading arrest, the police said.

 

Over thousand drunk drivers nabbed

[April 16 2014]

The police have arrested 1130 drunk drivers during the past few days according to the special program launched to apprehend those who drive under the influence of alcohol.

 

Sharma disappointed over Canada suspending funds

[April 16 2014]

Commonwealth Secretary General Kamalesh Sharma expressed his disappointment at the Canadas decision to suspend contributions to the Commonwealth fund for the next couple of years.

 

Maldivian drowns in Ambalangoda sea

[April 16 2014]

A 28-year-old Maldivian male who was bathing in the sea in Ambalangoda has drowned yesterday afternoon. The victim has been identified as Ali Thoha, a tourist who had visited the area.

 

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,

 

 

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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