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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.

 

Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya ends tomorrow

[November 22 2014]

Phase three of the Sri Lanka Armys latest culinary exhibition and food festival Hela Viru Rasa Udanaya will end its three-day show, tomorrow. This festival which started on November 20 at Kadolkele stadium in Negombo has twenty three stalls set up by different regiments of the Army.

 

Presidential election : President Rajapaksa signs proclamation

[November 20 2014]

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today signed the official proclamation declaring his intention to hold a Presidential Election seeking another term.

 

Two more housing projects replacing slums

[November 18 2014]

Two new housing schemes to facilitate undeserved settlements in Colombo will be opened this week by President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The two projects, Randiya Uyana in Henemulla and Sirimuthu Uyana in Edirisinghe watte in Colombo 14,

 

24-hour water cut in Colombo South

[November 14 2014]

A 24-hour water cut would be imposed in Kohuwala, Nugegoda, Wellawatta, Manthrimulla and Kirulapona from 9.00am on Saturday to 9.00am on Sunday due to maintenance works, the Water Supplies and Drainage Board announced today.

 

Underworld figure injured in shooting

[November 13 2014]

A man alleged to be a wanted underworld suspect sustained serious injuries when he was shot by a gang in Nuge Road in Peliyagoda this morning, the police said.

 

Male bodies found in river

[November 12 2014]

Two unidentified male bodies had been found floating on the Mahaweli River near Polgolla Dam this morning, the police said. Kandy Police have launched an investigation on details provided by the residents of the area who spotted the bodies floating on the river.

 

Couple nabbed with gold in underwear

[November 08 2014]

A local couple that tried to enter the country carrying gold worth Rs.59 million concealed in their undergarments was arrested by the Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake this afternoon.

 

Brothers brutally hacked to death in Gandara

[November 08 2014]

Two siblings had been brutally hacked to death with axes by a gang in Gandara on Friday night over a personal feud, the police said. The victims identified as Mahadurage Prasad Manoj Kumara (36) and Mahadurage Rasaal Wasantha Kumara (38) were living in Nawadunna area.

 

Turkish nationals nabbed for credit card scam

[November 07 2014]

Criminal Investigation Department arrested three Turkish nationals last night for their alleged involvement with a credit card scam in Colombo, the police said. Two suspects were nabbed in Pamankada last,

 

Police raid brothel in Maharagama

[November 05 2014]

Police Organised Crimes Detection Unit on a tip off raided a brothel being run in the pretence of an Ayurvedic Massage Centre in Maharagama and arrested four sex workers, the police said.

 

Eight dead, hundreds trapped in landslide tragedy

[October 30 2014]

The rescuers have found eight bodies so far whilst several hundred are still feared to be trapped under a mountain of earth that buried an entire village in Haldummulla, Badulla this morning, the police said.

 

 

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Husband and wife taken in for questioning:

Police bust large scale foreign liquor racket

A large scale foreign liquor racket was busted following the arrest of a husband and wife last week who allegedly sold well-known brands of imported foreign liquor without a permit by using a mobile luxury van with dark tinted windows, Police Media Spokesman SSP Prishantha Jayakody told the Sunday Observer.

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65th Independence Day celebrations on grand scale in Trincomalee

Sri Lanka’s 65th Independence Day celebrations will be held in Tincomalee on a grand scale tomorrow under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. A series of mega development projects have already been completed in the Eastern Province to coincide with the Independence Day celebrations. This is the second time that the country’s main Independence Day celebrations are being held in Trincomalee after a lapse of 60 years.

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At UN Human Rights Council sessions:

Sri Lanka will stand its ground

Sri Lanka will stand its ground if there is a move for a procedural resolution by the US and its allies at the forthcoming UN Human Rights Council sessions in Geneva next month. External Affairs Ministry Secretary K. Amunugama said, “Our position is that if the USA or any other country puts forward a resolution against Sri Lanka, we will stand our ground,” in response to a query by the Sunday Observer if Sri Lanka was ready to face a negative resolution at the UNHRC in March.

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More investments to cushion impact on economy:

Two months’ natural disasters cost over Rs 100 billion

The impact on the national economy from natural disasters within the past two months may exceed Rs.100 billion as the damage to the national road network alone has been estimated at Rs.17 billion, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera told the Sunday Observer. He said the Government will invest more on disaster mitigation projects to cushion the impact on the national economy.

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