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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.

 

 

A sterling achievement: Lance Corporal Pradeep Sanjaya of the Sri Lanka Army who brought honour to Sri Lanka by winning the bronze medal in the 400 m T46 event at the London Paralympics met President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees yesterday. The President presented him a cash reward of Rs.4.5 million. Here the President holds Sanjaya’s new born baby while Sanjaya, his mother, wife and Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage look on. Army Commander Lt. Gen. Jagath Jayasuriya was also present. Pic. Sudath Silva

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Scanners find high concentration of Cobalt 60 :

Container of radioactive goods seized at Colombo Port

Sri Lanka Customs has detained a container load of highly radioactive stainless steel and aluminium household articles imported from India. Tests conducted by the Atomic Energy Authority of Sri Lanka have determined that the goods (125 items) unloaded at the Colombo Port on Thursday contained high concentrations of Cobalt 60, a radioactive substance usually used to treat cancer.

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Fleet of ships deployed:

Navy steps up patrolling in coastal areas

The Sri Lanka Navy has deployed its fleet of ships and its resources to patrol all 'vulnerable' coastal areas that could be used by illegal immigrants as the illegal immigrants bound for Australia were reported from many coastal areas in the country during the past few weeks, Navy Spokesman Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya told the Sunday Observer.

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Caught hiding in luxury apartment with mistress:

Wanted drug kingpin in police net

The second most wanted drug dealer who had been evading arrest for several years was apprehended on Friday night by a team of policemen led by the OIC, Inspector Duminda Balasuriya of the Walana Vice Squad at Panadura, On the direction of SSP, Walana Vice Squad, Palitha Fernando, the Vice Squad surrounded his house on Friday evening, police sources told the Sunday Observer.

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Envoys free to witness country’s development

The Government maintains cordial relations with the US and other Western countries and welcomes visits of any of their envoys or representatives as observers of the development under way, but would not heed to pressure from any of them on what and how soon the Government should act on any of those issues, Media Minister and Cabinet Spokesman Keheliya Rambukwella told the Sunday Observer.

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Niroshan crowned

Niroshan Dickwella of Trinity College was crowned Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year at the 34th Observer-Mobitel Schoolboy Cricketer mega awards ceremony at the Galadari Hotel Brand Ballroom last week. He received his glittering trophy from former Sri Lanka captain and current batting coach of the Sri Lanka national team Marvan Atapattu.

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