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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.

 

 

President Mahinda Rajapaksa opened the Wetland Park last week at Nawala Road, Nugegoda constructed by the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. Several ministers, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Senior Defence officials and other Ministry Secretaries, Service Commanders, IGP, several diplomats and foreign delegations were also present. Pic: Sudath Silva.

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Financial scam at card centre:

CID grills 14 bank employees

Fourteen employees of a card centre of a reputed private bank in Colombo were taken in for questioning by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) following a Rs. 263 million loss, Police Media Spokesman SSP Prishantha Jayakody told the Sunday Observer.

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Great strides under Mahinda Chinthana :

Govt targets $10,000 per capita income in 10 years

Higher Education Minister S.B. Dissanayake said if President Mahinda Rajapaksa governs Sri Lanka for another 10 years, it would reach the standard of a developed country exceeding the per capita income of US$ 10,000.

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Cabinet paper soon to revise Labour Migration policy

Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Minister Dilan Perera will present a cabinet paper shortly to revise the Government Labour Migration policy, in the backdrop of Rizana’s case and other labour related issues of Sri Lankans in the Middle East.

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Most popular awards under three divisions

Voting for the 35th Observer-Mobitel Most Popular Schoolboy Cricketer of the Year contests is in full swing with the reopening of schools for the first term.

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CMC gets tough with food handlers

The Public Health Department of the Colombo Municipal Council will get tough with food handlers in eateries, restaurants and other hotels in the city this year by making it compulsory for them to receive training in food handling and register with the CMC, Chief Medical Officer Pradeep Kariyawasam said.

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