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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 waves to the crowds after opening the new housing complex at Ratnapura for war heroes. The Maha Sangha led by Ven. Ellawala Medhananda Thera and members of the clergy, Ministers W. D. J. Seneviratne, Vasudeva Nanayakkara and Pavithra Wanniarachchi, Sabaragamuwa Chief Minister Mahipala Herath, Governor W. J. M. Lokubandara, Presidential Secretary Lalith Weeratunga, Defence and Urban Development Ministry Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, IGP N. K. Illangakoon, Heads of the three Armed Forces and Senior Defence officials were present. Pic: by Sudath Silva.

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Minister outlines progress at length:

Lankan delegation makes impact at UNHRC sessions

A member of the Sri Lankan delegation in Geneva said that if a minister had not been present at the current UN Human Rights Council sessions, Sri Lanka would have missed the opportunity to speak at length on its impressive progress so far. He said the time slot for an official delegation to address the session would have been a mere two minutes whereas the speech by Minister Mahinda Samarasinghe,

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Channel 4 theatrics bares magnitude of conspiracy

Leader of the House and Irrigation and Water Management Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said the latest British Channel 4 theatrics which coincides with the ongoing UNHRC sessions in Geneva bares the magnitude of the international conspiracy hatched against Sri Lanka and the UPFA Government. Channel 4 has churned out another video footage to coincide with the ongoing UNHRC sessions.

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‘There should be no disparity in internal or external degrees’

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is now reviewing the progress of Ministries held extensive discussions on Friday with Higher Education Ministry officials on their Mid Term National Higher Education Strategic Management Plan 2013-2015. The vision of the Higher Education Ministry is to make Sri Lanka an international hub of excellence in higher education by 2020.

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Demarcation of boundaries:

Committees to compile reports on wards by March 31

The National Delimitation Committee and the District Level Delimitation Committees appointed to demarcate the wards in the Local Government areas across the country will compile their reports according to the number of wards in the LG areas and their boundaries by March 31, Secretary to the Provincial Councils and Local Government Ministry R.A.A.K. Ranawaka said.

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