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Four soldiers die under a collapsing earth mound

[September 20 2014]

Four soldiers died after an earth mound collapsed on them at Ambepussa Army Camp this afternoon, the army said. He said another officer who was injured in the incident was hospitalised.

 

Polls conclude with 70% voter turnout

[September 20 2014]

At the close of polls at 4.00pm today, nearly 70 per cent of the 942, 760 registered voters in the province had cast their vote, Elections Department confirmed.

 

Two children drown in mothers suicide attempt

[September 20 2014]

A nine-year-old boy and his 12-year-old sister drowned when they jumped off a cliff beside the sea in Trincomalee with their mother in an alleged suicide attempt yesterday afternoon, the police said.

 

Man shot dead in Angulana

[September 20 2014]

A 35-year-old man who was shot by two unidentified gunmen in Angulana, Moratuwa yesterday afternoon succumbed to his injuries, the police said.

 

Suspect of Pinnaduwa child murder drowns

[September 19 2014]

The suspect who was arrested in connection with the killing of an eight-year-old girl in Akmeemana, Galle died after drowning in the Madola while attempting to escape from police custody, the police said.

 

Scotland votes No to independence

[September 19 2014]

Scotland has voted to stay in the United Kingdom after voters decisively rejected independence. With the results in from all 32 council areas, the "No" side polled 2,001,926, votes to 1,617,989 for "Yes".

 

Schools in Uva closed tomorrow

[September 18 2014]

All schools in Uva Province will be closed tomorrow to facilitate Saturdays (September 20) provincial council election, Education Department sources said.

 

Group tried to migrate on forged visas nabbed

[September 18 2014]

A group of persons along with a child which tried to migrate to Malaysia on forged visas were arrested by the CID officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake on Tuesday.

 

Customs detect illicit cigarettes worth Rs.100m

[September 17 2014]

Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) today seized a large consignment of illegal cigarettes worth over Rs.100 million attempted to be smuggled into the country, Customs Spokesman Director Leslie Gamini said.

 

Container load of undeclared cosmetics seized

[September 16 2014]

A forty-foot container carrying cosmetic goods, foot-wear and soothers valued at Rs.20 million had been seized by the Customs Preventive Division today, Customs Spokesman Leslie Gamini said.

 

Chinese President arrives

[September 16 2014]

The President of China and General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping arrived in Sri Lanka today marking the first visit by a Chinese President to the country in 28 years.

 

Chief suspect of child abduction case nabbed

[September 13 2014]

The man who is responsible for the abduction of four-year-old Pamara Keshani Bandara in Ambakolatenna was arrested by the police this afternoon, the police said. The suspect who fled his home after his brother informed the police about the child the former was hiding yesterday evening was at large since then.

 

Pope to celebrate mass in Colombo

[September 12 2014]

His Holiness Pope Francis who is scheduled to visit Sri Lanka in January next year will say a mass at the Galle Face Green and conduct a prayer service at Madhu Shrine.

 

 

Latest human rights violation spotlighted:  The latest human rights violation by the US forces was spotlighted last week when American soldiers opened fire at civilians in Afghanistan killing 16 civilians including nine children in southern Kandahar Province. Eyewitness reports said the US soldiers, who appeared to be drunk, had gone on the rampage, reminding us of the thousands of Tamils, Muslims and Sinhalese who were brutally massacred by LTTE terrorists. Unfortunately, the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) sessions now on in Geneva may not discuss anything on these grave human rights violations.
                                            Courtesy: Belle News

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‘Nobody to prove photographic evidence’:

Channel 4 recycling old footage as new evidence

One of the world’s leading experts on digital video systems and former head of CISCO’s Global Broadcast and Digital Video Practice division Siri Hewavitharana commenting on the latest video by Channel 4 (CH4) said CH4 was recycling old footage as new evidence with a compliant forensic pathologist called Prof Derrick Pounder to evaluate photographic evidence, but with nobody to prove.

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Probe on theft at museum

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been called in to investigate the theft of priceless treasures and artifacts from the Colombo National Museum on Friday night by burglars who broke into the building, Police Media Spokesman Ajith Rohana told the Sunday Observer . When the theft was discovered by employees of the museum on the following day,

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Independent report sent to all embassies and DPL missions:

Channel 4’s video footage debunked

The Government has already sent the independent report and the video footage produced by the Defence Ministry to counter the bogus claims by the first “concocted Channel-4 documentary” to all embassies and diplomatic missions in Geneva to debunk the brazen falsehood of the second Channel-4 documentary telecast on Wednesday, Acting Media Minister Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena told the Sunday Observer yesterday.

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More international bids for offshore drilling

Several offshore oil blocks in the North and Northwest coast will be given to international oil companies for exploration, Petroleum Resources Development Secretariat (PRD’s) Director General Saliya Wickramasuriya said. He said that the Government will conduct an international licensing auction in several oil exploration blocks.

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Facelift for Galle Road with WB funds

The remaining section of Galle Road within the Colombo city limits and Duplication Road will be brought on par with the Galle Road in Kollupitiya at a cost of Rs. 2.5 billion as part of the World Bank funded project to improve infrastructure within the greater Colombo area, Colombo Mayor A.J.M. Muzammil told the Sunday Observer.

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