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Vegetable vendor hacked to death

[October 22 2014]

A 43-year-old man who was running a vegetable stall in Bakery Junction in Attidiya was found hacked to death inside his stall this morning, the police said.

 

Heavy rains to continue

[October 18 2014]

The prevailing heavy rains are to continue for the next 24 hours as announced by the Meteorological Department today.Under the disturbed atmospheric conditions over vicinity of Sri Lanka showers can be expected in the morning too.

 

Doctor killed in ambulance accident

[October 18 2014]

A doctor was killed on the spot and three others sustained serious injuries when an ambulance transporting a medical crew rammed into a speeding lorry head on in Battuluoya on Puttalam – Chilaw main road this morning, the police said.

 

Two Georgian nationals nabbed with fake passports

[October 17 2014]

Two Georgian nationals who attempted to depart for Netherlands through Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport by producing fake passports were nabbed by the CID yesterday, the police said.

 

Jayalalitha granted bail today

[October 17 2014]

Supreme Court of India granted bail to the imprisoned former chief minister of the southern state of Tamil Nadu, Jayaram Jayalalitha today.

 

CCD arrests man with mini armoury

[October 16 2014]

Colombo Crime Division arrested a man and found a mini armoury at his house in Kolonnawa last evening, the police said.

 

Voyeur falls to his death

[October 16 2014]

A man who tried to enter a house in an inappropriate manner on Wednesday night died after falling into a 30 foot well in Ibbankatuwa area in Galeweal.

 

Observer Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer 2014 today

[October 15 2014]

The award presentation ceremony of the 36th Sunday Observer/Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer Of The Year Contest 2014 will be held at the Cinnamon Grand this evening.

 

One killed, 57 injured as bus plunges into precipice

[October 15 2014]

At least one person was killed and 57 other passengers sustained serious injuries when a CTB bus bound for Kandy from Wekanda plunged into a roadside precipice in Rambukwella this afternoon, the police said.

 

Three nabbed with foreign currency worth Rs.20m

[October 14 2014]

Three locals who attempted to smuggle undeclared foreign currency worth Rs.20 million out of the country hidden in their rectums were arrested by the Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport today.

 

Fisherman hacked to death in Balapitiya

[October 14 2014]

A 38-year-old man had been hacked to death by an unknown gang in Balapitiya last night, the police said.

 

Sexual boosting oil seized with booze pedlar

[October 11 2014]

Walana Panadura Anti Vice Striking Squad on a tip off arrested a man who was selling foreign liquor and cigarettes in his car today but to find a stock of sexual enhancement drugs and ointment instead, the police said.

 

Sgamuwa Uni students injured in gang attack

[October 11 2014]

At least 12 students of the Sabaragamuwa University were injured when an unidentified gang hurled petrol bombs at the makeshift hut they have set up to carry a hunger strike on Friday night, the police said.

 

DS officer nabbed for stealing Rs.6m pension money

[October 10 2014]

The officer in charge of the pension salaries at the Kegalle District Secretariat was arrested by the CID yesterday for allegedly stealing pension money amounting to Rs.6.3 million, the police said.

 

 

Sri Lanka and Pakistan have always enjoyed close diplomatic, social and economic ties which received a further boost with the three-day State visit of President Mahinda Rajapaksa to Pakistan. Here President Rajapaksa is being warmly welcomed by Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari prior to their bilateral talks in Islamabad on Friday. Pic: Sudath Silva

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Efforts to be stepped up to realise potential:

Sri Lanka, Pakistan target $2 billion in trade by 2015

President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari have called for enhancing bilateral trade, targeting US$ 2 billion by 2015 from the current US$ 375 million. Pakistan is the second largest trade partner of Sri Lanka. During extensive discussions, the two leaders called to step up efforts to fully realise the potential of the Sri Lanka-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement and build a mutually beneficial economic and trade partnership.

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Following US led sanctions :

World oil prices soar

World oil prices are soaring following the US led sanctions against Iran, Petroleum Industries Ministry Secretary R.H.S. Samaratunga told a media briefing on Friday at his ministry. He said that the price of a barrel of crude oil had increased by US $ 9 in the past 36 days. The price of refined oil had also increased to US $ 130 per barrel last weekend. It was less than US $ 120, two weeks ago, he said.

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The Mother of All Shows begins

The tradition established will be kept as Sri Lankas first ever award show for schoolboy cricketers, which has produced many champion Sri Lanka cricketers, is back to continue its role in fostering school cricket. The countdown to the 34th Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year 2012 event begins today with the voting for the Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year All-Island and Outstation contests.

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Ranil tactics, only to gain political mileage

Many political, religious and social leaders yesterday condemned Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremasinghes statement and categorised it as a move to take political mileage ahead of the UN Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) sessions by discrediting the country. Minister of Trade and Consumer Affairs, Johnston Fernando said that the Opposition leader is coming out with concocted stories for his own survival.

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Civilian officer to nip crime in the bud

A civilian officer with a sociological background has been appointed to the police department to do an indepth study on the pattern of serious crime plaguing the country and recommend preventive measures to nip such crime in the bud. The officer who will be attached to the Criminal Record Office is expected to submit a report to the IGP within the next few weeks highlighting the causes that led to such heinous crime being committed,

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