Chairman of the Haldumulla Pradeshiya Sabha and two others have been arrested by police for allegedly attacking a person with a sword. The suspects, including the PS Chairman, had allegedly attacked an individual in the early hours of September 21.
The strike launched by the workers of the Kahatagaha graphite mine in Kurunegala came to a conclusion today, reports said. The workers commenced a protest 1100 feet below the ground level citing several demands yesterday.
Police have arrested a 22-year-old youth who had allegedly sexually abused young girls after luring them to his clutches through Facebook.
In an oral statement, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called on Sri Lanka to ensure a far reaching and fundamental accountability process in the post war reconciliation process.
The Commission to investigate complaints regarding missing persons will recommence their next public sitting in Kilinochchi District for the second time from September 27th to 30th.
Washington (AFP) - The United States and Arab allies unleashed bombs and Tomahawk cruise missiles on Islamic State targets in eastern Syria early Tuesday, opening a new front in the fight against the jihadist group, defense officials said.
UNP General Secretary and Parliamentarian Tissa Attanayake has reportedly resigned from his post in the UNP leadership council.
Coinciding with his participation at the 68th UN General Assembly, President Mahinda Rajapaksa launched a special website which would focus on the country’s activities and engagements with the United Nations System.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, along with First Lady Shiranthi Wickremasinghe Rajapaksa, left this evening on a six-day visit to New York during which he will address the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), taking place at the U.N. headquarters in New York City this week.
The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) secured 58.34% of the vote to win the Monaragala District. The UPFA thereby returned 8 members to the Uva Provincial Council from the province while the United National Party (UNP) got 5 seats and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) a solitary seat.
Two children have died after their mother had jumped into sea along with them this afternoon in Koneswaram, Trincomalee, Police said. The Police Media Unit stated that the victims were a nine year old boy and a 12 year old girl. The mother has been admitted to the Trincomalee hospital.
One person has been shot dead by two assailants on a motorbike in Moratuwa this afternoon. Police said the 35-year-old victim, a resident of Fonseka Road, Lakha Uyana in Moratuwa, had been shot by two men wearing full-face helmets at around 12.30pm near the Angulana temple along Angulana train station road.
Pattali Makkal Katchi founder S. Ramdoss on Friday strongly condemned the reports that Sri Lankan government was auctioning the boats seized from the Indian fishermen, and said “the act of the Island government has shocked Indian fishermen.”
The Communist Party of India on Friday opposed the participation of two BJP leaders in the International Conference on Asian Political Parties in Sri Lanka.
French jets carried out their first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq Friday, successfully destroying their target, President Francois Hollande announced, vowing that more operations would follow.
Those who instigate violence and violate election laws will not be released on police bail, it was emphasized today. Speaking to the media, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said that persons arrested for such acts and vehicles used for such incidents will be seized and directly produced before courts. “The Police will also nab the driver as well as the…