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A large fire that engulfed a building under construction in Matara town was eventually doused by the combined efforts of the Matara Municipal Council Fire Brigade and police.
Full Article Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:14
Ottawa (AFP) - Gunfire echoed through the Gothic halls of the Canadian parliament Wednesday as police shot dead a gunman who had killed a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial before storming the building.
Full Article Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:00
OTTAWA (AFP) - A barrage of shots rang out in the Canadian parliament on Wednesday as police squads swarmed in to hunt a gunman who shot a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial then ran inside.Video footage posted online by the Global and Mail newspaper showed police ducking for cover as they advanced along a stone hallway, loud gunfire echoing…
Full Article Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:21
Nepal on Wednesday (Oct 22) called off a search for any more survivors of a Himalayan snowstorm that claimed 43 lives, after more than a week of scouring the popular trekking region. Emergency workers have airlifted 518 people to safety, including 310 foreign tourists, since the snowstorm struck the Annapurna Circuit during peak season, catching trekkers, their guides and porters…
Full Article Wednesday, 22 October 2014 15:56
In a meeting between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asian and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris on Monday, the two officials underscored that expansion of bilateral ties has been always atop agenda both countries.
Full Article Wednesday, 22 October 2014 10:16
A suspect who posed as a secretary to Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa and defrauded Rs.239, 555 from an individual was arrested by the Police Special Investigation Unit on the road in front of Police Headquarters on Monday (October 20).
Full Article Wednesday, 22 October 2014 09:13
New York (AFP) - Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, whose beautiful clothes defined American elegance for generations and were beloved by first ladies and Hollywood stars, has died aged 82.
Full Article Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:20
The General Court of the European Union today said that its decision to lift the ban on the LTTE was not politically motivated “In understanding the implications of this Ruling it is important to remember that it is a legal ruling of a court; it is not a political decision taken by the EU governments,” a statement by the EU…
Full Article Tuesday, 21 October 2014 15:18
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, issuing the ruling in court in Pretoria, also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge.
Full Article Tuesday, 21 October 2014 14:12
Stockholm (AFP) - The Swedish navy stepped up its hunt Monday for a suspected foreign submarine in its waters with fingers pointing at Moscow in a throwback to the Cold War.
Full Article Tuesday, 21 October 2014 11:17
A fire which originated at a jewelry shop along main street in Mullaitivu town late last night eventually spread to two textile shops nearby, police said. Police Media Unit said officers, along with employees of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and area residents managed to douse the fire. Investigations by police had revealed that the fire had originated due to…
Full Article Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:41
Sri Lanka has remained free of malaria for two years – an accomplishment the Global Health Group (GHG) describes as a “spectacular achievement.” During a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees recently, Dr. Richard Feachem, who is the Director of GHG of the University of California San Francisco and the Chair of the Malaria Elimination Group (MEG) convened…
Full Article Tuesday, 21 October 2014 10:47
A fire spread through a crematorium located in Wehihena, Maththaka last evening. Police said officers who arrived at the location managed to douse the fire along with assistance from the fire brigade and area residents.
Full Article Tuesday, 21 October 2014 09:03
Cabinet Spokesman and Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella revealed that the Presidential Election will be held in January – 2015. He said that the date will be announced soon and he wanted to keep the date of the election as a secret for few more days.
Full Article Monday, 20 October 2014 17:24
(The Telegraph) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed their baby is due in April next year. The couple revealed the expected date as the Duchess prepares for her first official engagements since she announced she was pregnant with her second child. An April birth means the Duke and Duchess could become parents again around the time of the…
Full Article Monday, 20 October 2014 16:45
Five persons including a UPFA pradeshiya sabha member who were wanted in connection with the assault on Sabaragamuwa University students surrendered to the Balangoda police a short while ago, Police Media Unit confirmed.
Full Article Monday, 20 October 2014 16:25
The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) has provided Lead safe paints to repaint Dear Kids pre-school in Kottawa to commemorate the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week from October 19-25, 2014. This will be Sri Lanka’s first pre-school to have been repainted by lead safe paints. The CEJ stated that work will completed on November 1 and the pre-school will be…
Full Article Monday, 20 October 2014 14:03
MADURAI: : MDMK chief Vaiko here on Sunday termed the recent comment that ‘India has to learn a lot from the Sri Lankan Army’ by the Indian Defence Secretary “humiliating”.
Full Article Monday, 20 October 2014 10:02
With no official announcement of a presidential election made thus far, Pope Francis’s impending visit to Sri Lanka in January next year is still on schedule, according to the Catholic Church.
Full Article Saturday, 18 October 2014 21:52
Two persons, including a 26-year-old female doctor were killed when an ambulance collided head-on with a lorry in Mundalama in the early hours of this morning.
Full Article Saturday, 18 October 2014 09:34

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