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Two children drown in Mannar

[August 29 2014]

Two children who went to bathe in Vettikulam Tank in Silavathura area last evening drowned, the police said. The victims had been identified as Pushpa Kumari Inoka (13) and eight year old Jegan Roshan Fernando of Arippu West area.

 

Man arrested with Rs.1m worth gold

[August 23 2014]

Customs officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport arrested a local man who tried to smuggle out two slabs of gold worth over Rs.1 million on Friday evening, the Customs sources said.

 

Showery weather to continue - Met

[August 22 2014]

Showery weather will continue further over the South-western parts of the country due to the atmospheric disturbance in the vicinity of Sri Lanka, the Meteorological Department said.

 

Low-sulphur Super Diesel from tomorrow

[August 21 2014]

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will introduce a new brand of Super Diesel which it said was ultra low in sulphur to Sri Lankas market from tomorrow (August 22).

 

Kudu Nuwan nabbed

[August 20 2014]

Notorious underworld drug kingpin Nuwan Udaya Gunathilaka alias ‘Kudu Nuwan’ wanted for a number of cases was arrested by the Colombo Crime Division for possessing 300 grams of heroin in Meethotamulla this morning, the Police said.

 

Minister Pavithra hospitalised

[August 16 2014]

Power and Energy Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi has been admitted to the Emergency Treatment Unit of Bandarawela Hospital this morning over a sudden illness, Ministerial sources confirmed.

 

Whale washed ashore

[August 16 2014]

A large dead whale washed ashore on Moragalla beach in Aluthgama this morning, the police said. The people in the area first noticed the 25 feet long beast being washed shore in the wee hours. The message was soon spread across the neighbouring areas making residents in great numbers to visit the scene to witness this unusual occurrence.

 

Largest haul of Heroin seized outside Colombo

[August 15 2014]

Police Narcotics Bureau last night seized 59 kilograms of Heroin from a boutique in Wathuwala, Katugastota making it the largest haul made out of Colombo, the police said. The PNB on an information received in March this year continued investigations and arrested a man named Ahmed Sabry Thajudeen from Matale on Thursday.

 

Rangana Herath takes 250th Test wicket

[August 15 2014]

Left arm spinner Rangana Herath became the third Sri Lankan Test bowler to take 250 wickets when he had Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq caught behind on the second day of the second Test match against Pakistan at the SSC grounds, Colombo yesterday.

 

Brothel busted and eight arrested

[August 14 2014]

A brothel house that had been carried out in the guise of a private lodge was raided by the Organised Crime Detection Unit of Maradana Police in Sangaraja Mawatha yesterday, the police said.

 

Youth stabbed to death in Grandpass

[August 14 2014]

An 18-year-old male youth who was stabbed by another youth in De Mel Watta, Grandpass last night succumbed to his injuries, the police said.The victim identified as Mohamed Farhan had been stabbed by a resident in the same neighbourhood aged 24 over a personal dispute.

 

STF trained Maldives Policemen to pass out tomorrow

[August 08 2014]

A batch of 30 Maldives Policemen who had a special training at the Police Special Task Force Academy in Katukurunda will pass out at a special ceremony tomorrow, the police said. Maldives Police Commissioner Hussain Waheed who is presently on a four-day official tour in Sri Lanka will be the Chief Guest of the event.

 

 

Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne casts his vote for the Central Provincial Council election at the Doluva Maha Vidyalaya yesterday morning. He was accompanied by his son and UPFA candidate Anuradha Jayaratne. Pic: Dilhan Wijayananda, Gampola group correspondent

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Over 55 percent voter turnout:

PC polls peaceful

Voting in the Northern, Central and North Western Provincial Councils was peaceful in all 10 districts with over 55 percent voter turnout in almost all the districts especially in the Northern Province where people voted for the first time to elect members to the Provincial Council, officials of the Elections Department and elections monitors said yesterday.

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President to address UN on inaugural day

President Mahinda Rajapaksa will lead Sri Lankas delegation to the 68th United Nations General Assembly which will be convened at the UN Headquarters, New York on Tuesday. He is one among the world leaders who will address the General Assembly on the very first day.

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Democracy restored in North, say polls observers

The independent polls observers in their close of polls report last evening said the provincial council polls held yesterday in three provinces were peaceful and showed restoration of democratic spirit among the people in the North. The Peoples Action for Free and Fair Elections (PAFFREL) said.

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SriLankan makes emergency landing in UK - Two held

British police arrested two men on suspicion of endangering an aircraft after a SriLankan Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Stansted Airport, officials said yesterday. The Airbus A330, which was carrying 267 passengers and crew.

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TNAs hidden agenda will be bared

Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities Minister Wimal Weerawansa said the UPFA could win the Northern Provincial Council or pose a serious political challenge to racist and separatist elements in the North. Minister Weerawansa said that this was the first time in recent history that people in the North exercised their franchise freely after three decades of terrorism.

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