Friday, 27th March 2015

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A 21-year-old youth was shot and injured by an unknown assailant near a shop at Moragalawatta, Habaraduwa at around 7.45pm last night (March 25). Police Media Unit said the victim, a resident of Moragalawatta, Pilana, was admitted to the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in serious condition. A motive for the shooting remains unknown and Habaraduwa police are conducting an investigations to…
Full Article Friday, 27 March 2015 09:47
The Consumer Affairs Authority (CAA) has deployed a special raiding squad to nab the unscrupulous traders who have not yet brought down the prices of food items as required by the budget. Consumer Affairs Authority, Chairman Roomy Marzook talking to The Nation stated, “For the past 19 days we have conducted 4600 raids Island wide.”
Full Article Friday, 20 March 2015 18:27
With no breakthrough in the grisly discovery of two bodies; one of which was in several pieces, from Colombo City, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has taken over the investigation.
Full Article Friday, 20 March 2015 18:23
A six- member committee to probe the circumstances pertaining to the fishing industry has been appointed by the Minister of Home Affairs and Fisheries, Joseph Michael Perera.
Full Article Friday, 20 March 2015 18:13
A fire broke out in a computer store at Unity Plaza shopping complex, Bambalapitiya, Police Media Unit said. It is believed the fire broke out at 7.30am today, and the store is located on the seventh floor of the shopping complex.
Full Article Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:50
Gunmen armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles attacked the Tunisian capital’s famed Bardo Museum and the parliament compound on Wednesday, killing eight tourists and taking others hostage, the interior ministry said.
Full Article Wednesday, 18 March 2015 20:39
Three suspects allegedly involved in the armed robberies of two branches of the same private bank in Bokundara and Aththidiya where about Rs.5 million was stolen have been arrested by officers from the Mirihana Special Crime Investigation Unit and a special team from the Mount Lavinia Police.
Full Article Wednesday, 18 March 2015 17:46
Payment of the Rs.20, 000 allowance for expectant mothers proposed under the interim budget will commence on March 21 at a ceremony in Polonnaruwa. This was disclosed at a press briefing held at the Government Information Department today.
Full Article Wednesday, 18 March 2015 16:58
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) states that just sending the Central Bank Governor on leave during the inquiry period of controversial bond issue is anyhow not an acceptable move and instead, he should resign from the post. “He should resign from the post and should make the opportunity for an independent investigation over the issue”, said by Matara district MP…
Full Article Wednesday, 18 March 2015 15:37
President Maithripala Sirisena's maiden breakfast meeting with media heads held this morning at 'President's House' was marked by the conspicuous absence of hoppers, an item that acquired political meaning since it was after partaking of hoppers that the president and his predecessor parted ways.  
Full Article Wednesday, 18 March 2015 13:49
President Maithripala told media heads this morning that the focus of the Government is to make good on promises relating to the '100 day program' and that resolving problems of Tamil people, important though it is, will have to wait until a new Government is formed following parliamentary elections expected to be held shortly.
Full Article Wednesday, 18 March 2015 13:46
The ICC has confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 has approved Tharindu Kaushal as a replacement player for Rangana Herath in Sri Lanka’s squad for the knockout stage of the tournament.
Full Article Wednesday, 18 March 2015 07:07
Former State Minister of Higher Education Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha has crossed over to the Opposition. The MP took his seat in the opposition in Parliament a short while ago.
Full Article Tuesday, 17 March 2015 15:13
The Colombo Chief Magistrate's Court has issued a restraining order against the convener, president and other officials of the Container Drivers' Union who were blocking the entrance to the Colombo Port.
Full Article Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:55
Sri Lanka condemns in the strongest possible terms the heinous terrorist suicide attacks targeting worshippers who were attending Sunday prayers at two Christian churches at Youhanabad, Lahore in Pakistan on 15 March 2015 killing 16 people and injuring more than 70 people.
Full Article Tuesday, 17 March 2015 14:56
YANGON (AFP) - A New Zealand bar manager and his two Myanmar colleagues were sentenced on Tuesday to two and a half years in jail by a Yangon court over using a Buddha image to promote a cheap drinks night.
Full Article Tuesday, 17 March 2015 12:53
A 6-year-old schoolgirl was killed after being knocked down by a private bus at Kahawatta at around 11.55am today. Police Media Unit said the incident had occurred near the Horahin Ella Tamil School.
Full Article Monday, 16 March 2015 14:30
Aid agencies Monday described conditions in cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu as among the most challenging they have ever faced with fears of disease rife, as the Pacific nation's president said climate change was partly to blame for the devastation.
Full Article Monday, 16 March 2015 12:48
An area measuring some 25 feet in diameter has caved in at Galahitiyawa, Ambadandegama in Bandarawela. Police said the area had started caving in last evening. Though no loss of life has been reported due to the incident, residents of 12 neighboring houses have been evacuated on the advice of the National Building Research Organization (NBRO).
Full Article Monday, 16 March 2015 12:27
Despite the government claiming that the draft bill on constitutional reforms would be gazetted at midnight last night, the Department of Government Printing states that it is yet to do so.
Full Article Monday, 16 March 2015 12:09

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