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Battambang, Cambodia - A third round of tests has confirmed that at least 90 villagers in a small rural community in northwest Cambodia have contracted HIV in an unexplained and panic-inducing mass infection.
Full Article Saturday, 20 December 2014 21:00
Officer in Charge of Nivithigala Police Station, Inspector Karunaratne has been interdicted by Sabaragamuwa Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe with immediate effect. Karunaratne has been interdicted for not taking adequate measures to prevent illegal gem mining within the area.
Full Article Saturday, 20 December 2014 20:09
Discussions are currently underway by the Sri Lankan government regarding the release of the Indian fishermen who are currently detained in Sri Lankan custody for alleged poaching, said Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development Sarath Kumara Gunaratne. Speaking to The Nation, the minister further added that the release of these fishermen can only be done by the intervention of…
Full Article Saturday, 20 December 2014 19:56
The mother of seven of eight children murdered Friday in Australia's city of Cairns was arrested, the police said Saturday.
Full Article Saturday, 20 December 2014 12:25
Senior DIG in charge of Polonnaruwa has informed that traffic along the Polonnaruwa-Batticaloa road has been disrupted due to floods in the Gallella and Manampitiya areas. As such, police are urging drivers who are using the road to use alternate routes.
Full Article Saturday, 20 December 2014 09:09
United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Chairman of the Eheliyagoda Pradehiya Sabha, Sarath Sandanayaka has pledged his support for Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena. He is currently addressing a media briefing held at the Common Candidate's office in Colombo.
Full Article Friday, 19 December 2014 15:13
The six activists detained by the Police have given their statements and returned to the Satyagraha, OUSL Students' Union Convener Amila Sandaruwan told The Nation. He added that the Satyagraha will continue despite talk of taking the activists to court and that, if they are forced out of the University premises, the activists will continue the protests on the streets.
Full Article Friday, 19 December 2014 14:49
Kurdish Peshmerga fighters have fought their way to Iraq's Sinjar Mountains where hundreds of people have been trapped for months by fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, a Kurdish official said.
Full Article Friday, 19 December 2014 14:28
A thirty two year old female and her six year old daughter passed away after an earth embankment collapsed in Hasalaka, Police says. They were being taken to the Hasalaka Hospital for treatment for injuries when they passed away.
Full Article Friday, 19 December 2014 13:07
The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has cancelled the party membership of Western Provincial Councilor Hirunika Premachandra. A letter stating that her party membership has been cancelled with effect from December 9 has been sent to Premachandra.
Full Article Friday, 19 December 2014 12:03
Dhanuna Tilakarathne, the son-in-law of former General in the Sri Lanka Army, Sarath Fonseka has surrendered to Colombo High Court and was later released on bail. Tilekarathne has been avoiding police arrest on HICROP fraud case.
Full Article Friday, 19 December 2014 12:26
Six student activists, including the Open University Students’ Union Convener Amila Sandaruwan have been detained by the Mirihana Police, a student activist informed The Nation. The activists were holding a Satyagraha at the Open University of Sri Lanka (OUSL) and the OUSL security has made a complaint against them for holding the campaign in the university premises without permission.
Full Article Friday, 19 December 2014 11:55
Former Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Western Provincial Councilor K.D. Lal Kantha said certain private TV channels do not invite the JVP for political programs and he speculated that it is because the ruling party has influenced the private channels not to invite JVP for such programs.
Full Article Friday, 19 December 2014 10:56
Mahiyanganaya police are hunting for a suspect who murdered a 30-year- old mother and her 6- year- old daughter this morning. The deceased were the residents in a house in Padiyatalawa. The motive for the killings is yet to be ascertained. Mahiyanganaya police are currently conducting an investigation.
Full Article Friday, 19 December 2014 10:43
SYDNEY (AFP) - Eight children aged between 18 months and 15 years have been found dead at a house in the Australian city of Cairns, police said on Friday, reportedly after a gruesome mass stabbing.
Full Article Friday, 19 December 2014 09:34
The sole survivor from the December 12 crash of a Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Antonov-32 aircraft in Hokandara, Athurugiriya has succumbed to his injuries at the Colombo National Hospital.
Full Article Friday, 19 December 2014 09:14
Police have arrested the suspect who had allegedly broken into the home of former Sri Lanka cricketer Aravinda De Silva and stolen over Rs.4 million worth of local and foreign currency after breaking open a safe inside. A complaint regarding the incident had been lodged with the Kollupitiya police on October 21.
Full Article Thursday, 18 December 2014 17:56
United National Party (UNP), Assistant Leader and Colombo District Parliamentarian Ravi Karunanayake vehemently denied claims made by the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) that the UNP has slowed down the village level propaganda campaign in the wake of the crossover of the party’s former General Secretary Tissa Attanayake.
Full Article Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:55
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has called Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today and expressed his condolences for the terrorist attack in Peshawar, according to a tweet from the President’s official Twitter account. The attack, launched on Tuesday (December 16) by Taliban gunmen disguised as army personnel on an Army Public School claimed the lives of 148 people, including 132 students. Nearly…
Full Article Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:26
The Supreme Court on Thursday extended by four months the bail of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case and asked the chief justice of Karnataka high court to constitute a special bench to decide her plea expeditiously within three months.
Full Article Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:27

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