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Aravindas cat burglar nabbed

[December 18 2014]

A man who allegedly broken-in to the legendary Cricketer Aravinda de Silvas Kollupitiya residence in late October and thieved local and foreign currency amounting to Rs.4 million, was arrested by the Fort police today, the police said.

 

Air Force to assist in repairing damaged houses

[December 13 2014]

The Air Force will take steps to repair and reconstruct houses that were damaged during the aircraft crash at Hokandara in Athurugiriya. “This will be done through the Directorate of Civil Engineering within the next few days,” said Air Force spokesman Wing Commander Gihan Seneviratne.

 

Boy dies in tractor mishap

[December 13 2014]

A four-year-old boy who was travelling in the lap of a youth who drove a land master tractor fell to his death in Urigama, Anamduwa this morning, the police said.

 

Man hacked to death in Keselwatta

[December 12 2014]

Keselwatta Police is after three suspects who are alleged to have hacked a 37-year-old man to death on Old Moore Street last night, the police said. The victim identified as Mohamed Hasan Mohamed Jesmy was found severely hacked and left on the road, by a group of residents who rushed him to National Hospital Colombo.

 

Preliminary investigations are on

[December 12 2014]

Preliminary investigations are being carried out by authorities on the Antonov AN-32 aircraft belonging to the Sri Lanka Air Force that crashed this morning in Athurugiriya.

 

Tissa new Health Minister

[December 11 2014]

Former UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake sworn in as the new Minister of Health before President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning.

 

Two killed, 11 injured in Nittambuwa mishap

[December 10 2014]

Two persons including a one and half year old boy killed and 11 others sustained injuries when a van collided head on with a lorry in Nittambuwa on Kandy Road early this morning, the police said.

 

Dr. Mahathir Mohamed arrives

[December 09 2014]

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamed arrived in the country today for the inauguration of two development projects.

 

Two children killed by reckless lorry drivers

[December 06 2014]

Two children aged five and 15 years died in two separate accidents reported from Gampola and Chilaw yesterday due to reckless driving, the police said.

 

Senior SLFP members are not sidelined ? President

[December 05 2014]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa dismissing charges made by the opposition candidate that senior SLFP members have been sidelined, said today that not a single senior party member had been sidelined by the present leadership.

 

Mahindananda complains against defamatory call at talk show

[December 04 2014]

Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage lodged a complaint with Mirihana Police Station last night against a defamatory phone call directed at him at a live political talk show telecast by Derana Television channel, the police said.

 

Female teacher run over by lorry

[December 03 2014]

A 29-year-old female teacher who was run over by a speeding lorry in Hungama on Tissa ? Matara main road this morning sustained fatal injuries, the police said.

 

Millions worth gems seized at BIA

[December 02 2014]

An attempt to smuggle a stock of gems worth over Rs.5 million out of the country was thwarted when Customs at the Bandaranaike International Airport seized two men last night, the Customs said.

 

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.

 

 

Tourists frolic in Unawatuna beach: The number of tourist arrivals has increased sharply this year with the countrys peaceful climate and recommendations by the worlds leading travel magazines. Here tourists enjoy a dip in the sea at Unawatuna, one of the best beaches in the world. Pic: Saman Mendis

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Sri Lanka gained from Geneva crisis :

Govt ready to face challenges

Since terrorism was eradicated, peace, national integration, political stability and sound economic management have fortified Sri Lanka to defeat any challenges. Consequently, the national development project, one project for each village linking every village could be launched, said Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa.

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Palestinian rights issue :

United States isolated before international community

The US stood isolated before the international community when a resolution on the rights of the Palestinians was taken up last week at the UN Human Rights Council, the same day the resolution on Sri Lanka was taken up. Of all 47 members of the UNHRC, 46 voted in favour of the text that supported the right of Palestinians for self-determination with only the US opposing it.

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UNHRC vote shows declining US popularity

The resolution against Sri Lanka at the UNHRC sessions in Geneva shows the declining US popularity, said Youth Affairs and Skills Development Minister Dullas Alahapperuma. Sri Lanka obtained 15 votes and eight countries abstained from voting, he said.

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Power conservation LG bodies respond positively

The Local Government Ministry has responded positively to the Governments Electricity Conservation Program by directing all local bodies to switch off additional street lights and refrain from using high voltage street lights. Accordingly, local authorities countrywide have taken steps not only to switch off additional street lights and replace low voltage street bulbs, but also to keep a close tab on street lights kept on even after 6.00 a.m.

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Resolving problems without outside help more important

The US-sponsored resolution adopted at the UNHRC Geneva sessions is not a matter for concern but what is important is resolving our own problems without any extraneous interference, Senior Minister D.E.W. Gunasekera told the Sunday Observer.

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