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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.

 

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.

 

Ornamental fish breeder electrocuted

[September 11 2014]

An 80-year-old ornamental fish breeder who had dragged live wires to protect his pond of fish was electrocuted by coming into contact with the same wire in Aralaganwila this morning, the police said.

 

Two drowns after boat capsized off Moratuwa

[September 11 2014]

At least two drowned and two others were rescued when a fishing boat returning to the shore capsized off the seas of Moratuwa Fisheries Harbour this morning, the police said.

 

Rs.1 million reward for missing child's whereabouts

[September 11 2014]

The Police Department is offering a reward of one million rupees to any successful information leading to the whereabouts of the four year old missing girl, who was alleged have been abducted by an unknown person in Wellawa two days ago, the Police Headquarters announced today.

 

 

Sri Lanka emerged champions of the Asian Five Nations qualifying rugby tournament concluded at Havelock Park yesterday. Here President Mahinda Rajapaksa presenting the Asian Division 1 Challenge Trophy to the captain of the Sri Lanka team, Yoshitha Rajapaksa. Others in the picture from left: CEO of Dialog Axiata PLC, Dr. Hans Wijesuriya, Asian RFU Vice President, Trevor Gregory, Minister of Sports Mahindananda Aluthgamage and CEO of HSBC, Nick Nicolaou. Pic: Susantha Wijegunasekera.

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Emerge champions at Asian Five Nations Tournament :

Sri Lanka bags Asian rugby title

A new chapter in Sri Lanka rugby was opened when the national team, led by flanker Yoshitha Rajapaksa, emerged champions at the Asian Five Nations Tournament concluded in Colombo yesterday. This is the first time that Sri Lanka had beaten Kazakhstan in an Asian rugby tournament. Sri Lanka made a clean sweep winning all three matches in style.

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President congratulates Sri Lanka rugby team

President Mahinda Rajapaksa congratulated the Sri Lanka rugby team on its remarkable performance to secure the Asian Five Nations qualifying round tournament with three successive wins. “You have made Sri Lanka proud. The Sri Lanka team has now proved that they are good enough to play with the Asian rugby giants.

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Rehabilitated with Korean assistance:

President to open Padeniya-A’pura road

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will open tomorrow, the Padeniya-Anuradhapura road which has been rehabilitated at a cost of Rs.7 billion with Korean assistance enabling people to have easy access to Anuradhapura and other destinations in the Northern and North Central Provinces. The opening ceremony will take place at Padeniya junction at 10 am.

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Avoid sports after flu - Health Ministry

The National Hospital authorities have warned students against participating in sports, especially those needing strenuous activity such as a marathon, while running a temperature or after a viral flu. Deputy Director, Accident Service, Dr. Cyril Silva said, “There’s a viral flu running around now. After a viral flu attack,

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Pass system abolished – fishermen relieved

The pass system for fishermen that was in practice for over two decades in the North, East and North Western provinces, restricting fishing activities was abolished last week. Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne told the Sunday Observer that this was a great relief and victory for the fishermen who had staged protests and agitations demanding the abolition of the Navy’s pass system.

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