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Veteran playwright, teledrama director, lyricist and actor Bandula Vithanage has passed away short while ago at the Colombo National Hospital. He was 74 at the time of his death.
Full Article Monday, 01 September 2014 16:54
Veteran trade unionist and leader of the Ceylon Mercantile Union Bala Tampoe passed away at the age of 92 a short while ago. Tampoe was the General Secretary of the Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers Union (CMU) since 1948.
Full Article Monday, 01 September 2014 16:43
A person who had attempted to enter the Colombo Magistrate’s Court with a firearm was arrested by the Police a short while ago. The Police Media Unit stated that the suspect had been arrested by the Keselwatte police.
Full Article Monday, 01 September 2014 11:58
The Customs have arrested a Chinese national at the Bandaranaike International Airport this morning while attempting to smuggle 13 kilograms of Wallapatta worth over Rs 10 million. Customs Spokesperson, Leslie Gamini stated that the arrest was made around 12.30am. He stated that the suspect, aged 43, was to board a flight to Shanghai via Kuala Lumpur when he was arrested.
Full Article Monday, 01 September 2014 10:20
The ancient Nalanda University (NU), which attracted students from the world over, will rise again today, as classes will begin at its newly established campus at Rajgir.
Full Article Monday, 01 September 2014 07:33
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa are likely to meet on the sidelines of the 69th UN General Assembly session in New York in the third week of September.
Full Article Monday, 01 September 2014 07:03
The US military launched new strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter and attack aircraft to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam and Amerli, the Pentagon said on Sunday.
Full Article Monday, 01 September 2014 06:27
A team of United National Party Parliamentarians yesterday met Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya and had sought an assurance that he (Commissioner) would take actions against the polls law violations by the ruling party candidates and the supports in the Uva Province.
Full Article Saturday, 30 August 2014 12:52
Now, 57 years after it was blown to smithereens, authorities in Sri Lanka plan to rebuild the Bridge on the River Kwai to assuage the anger among locals over a controversial dam project.
Full Article Friday, 29 August 2014 10:58
Two men were killed in Aralaganwila after their motorbike was involved in a head-on collision with a truck carrying a harvester machine last night.
Full Article Friday, 29 August 2014 09:53
Sri Lanka’s tourist arrivals reached one million today with the arrival of Joshua Gladstein and Sophie Nathan who arrived via UL 504 Sri Lankan Airlines flight from London at 12.45pm today.
Full Article Thursday, 28 August 2014 20:19
A motorcyclist was killed after he was struck by a cement-mixer truck in Bandaragama this morning. Police said the accident had occurred at the Hirana road junction at Kidelpitiya along the Bandaragama-Kesbewa road.The truck had been traveling towards Bandaragama from Kesbewa when it struck the motorcycle headed in the opposite direction.
Full Article Thursday, 28 August 2014 16:30
Residents in Mariupol refuted the claims by self proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) that militants have taken check points and strongholds in the outskirts of the southeastern Ukraine city. There is no threat on the city for the time being, residents told 'The Nation.'
Full Article Thursday, 28 August 2014 16:20
An Internet-based video game, which showed complete disregard for the tragic fate of the victims of the downed Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17, has been taken down by a hacker who found the game disrespectful.The game, titled Euro BUK Simulator 2014, requires players to shoot down commercial airplanes - including one with a MAS logo - with a ground-based missile…
Full Article Thursday, 28 August 2014 15:08
Japanese health officials said on Thursday (Aug 28) that three young people have contracted dengue fever, the first such infections in the country in nearly 70 years. The three are suspected of having contracted the disease when they were bitten by mosquitos in Yoyogi Park in central Tokyo, officials said.
Full Article Thursday, 28 August 2014 14:44
Three suspects have been arrested from a house in Uswetakeiyawa, Pamunugama after the body of person was found buried in the garden at the back of their house.Police media unit said officers raided the house on a tip-off given to the Pamunugama police that an individual had been murdered inside the house and his body buried in the garden.
Full Article Thursday, 28 August 2014 09:10
A 35-year-old individual was arrested by police in Ratnapura yesterday after he allegedly stabbed and seriously injured a man inside the Ratnapura branch of a state bank.Police said initial investigations had revealed that the suspect, a resident of Medagoda, Mahandeniya, had stabbed the 30-year-old victim after a dispute arose between the two bank customers.
Full Article Thursday, 28 August 2014 08:58
Thilini Imalka, the 21-year-old female involved in the slapping incident of a man at the Wariyapola bus stand recently, was released on bail after being produced before the Wariyapola Magistrate's court this evening. She was released on a personal bond of Rs.50, 000.Imalka had earlier handed herself over to the Wariyapola police through a lawyer, whereupon she was...
Full Article Wednesday, 27 August 2014 19:36
Traffic along the Colombo-Negombo road will be restricted to one lane from Mahabage to Ja Ela from 8.00am to 10.00pm tomorrow (August 28).Police said the restriction has been imposed as the Road Development Authority will commence carpeting this 11km stretch of road from tomorrow.
Full Article Wednesday, 27 August 2014 17:50
Traffic along the Colombo-Negombo road will be restricted to one lane from Mahabage to Ja Ela from 8.00am to 10.00pm tomorrow (August 28).Police said the restriction has been imposed as the Road Development Authority will commence carpeting this 11km stretch of road from tomorrow.
Full Article Wednesday, 27 August 2014 17:50

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