There is a noticeable slowdown in the pace of development activities in the Northern Province since administration was taken over by the Northern Provincial Council, Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa said today.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
IMF chief Christine Lagarde announced on Wednesday (Aug 26) she had been charged with "negligence" over a multi-million-euro corruption case relating to her time as French finance minister in 2008. In exclusive comments to AFP, she said she had no intention of resigning over the charges.
Ninety three houses and shops that were damaged during the unrest in Aluthgama and Beruwala last June have been renovated and handed over to the owners so far, Military Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said.
Fifteen Australians, including two young suicide bombers, are believed to have died fighting in Syria and Iraq, intelligence chief David Irvine said Wednesday, warning that espionage and foreign intervention threats were increasing.
The military today stated that it had completed over 97% of demining activities with only 80 sq. km of land remaining to be cleared. Addressing the weekly media briefing, Military Spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya stated that around 5,000 sq.km of land were mined by the time war ended.
Premier Narendra Modi has put a pledge to give bank accounts to all Indians on a war footing, but experts say taking banking to rural areas where many people have no identity papers will be a huge challenge.
Six persons were arrested by Maha Oya police yesterday in connection with the theft of 38 buffaloes worth around Rs.1.5 million. The theft had allegedly taken place on August 16, while the buffaloes were kept herded near M.D.K. Wewa in the Maha Oya area.