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The passport of Democratic National Alliance (DNA) Parliamentarian Tiran Alles has been impounded as part of a police investigation into an alleged multi-million rupee fraud involving a Tsunami housing scheme in the North and East.
Full Article Tuesday, 07 April 2015 17:34
Four suspects who allegedly carried out a string of armed robberies amounting to millions of rupees while wearing full-face helmets have been arrested by police.
Full Article Tuesday, 07 April 2015 15:30
Special meeting of the Bope Pradeshiya Sabha which was held this morning was not allowed for media. PS Chairman Ven. Ukwatte Chandima Thera had informed the PS Members that the media cannot be allowed as it was a special meeting and they were not invited.
Full Article Tuesday, 07 April 2015 15:03
At least 20 people died when police opened fire on alleged sandalwood smugglers in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday, a local police chief said.
Full Article Tuesday, 07 April 2015 13:53
Sri Lanka and Pakistan signed six agreements including one on atomic energy Monday, the two countries' leaders said, as the strategically important island looks to build its first nuclear plant.
Full Article Tuesday, 07 April 2015 13:07
A letter signed by more than 50 United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) MPs proposing the name of Mahajana Eksath Peramuna (MEP) Leader Dinesh Gunawardena as Opposition Leader has been handed over to Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa.
Full Article Tuesday, 07 April 2015 12:58
Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa is set to announce his decision regarding the Opposition Leader post in Parliament today. The post has been the subject of controversy ever since a group of MPs from the United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) accepted ministerial portfolios in the new government.
Full Article Tuesday, 07 April 2015 09:16
An Indonesian court Monday dismissed an appeal by two Australian drug smugglers facing imminent execution, and the country's legal chief said the pair have now exhausted all legal attempts to avoid the firing squad.
Full Article Monday, 06 April 2015 14:55
Kenya's interior ministry has identified one of the al-Shabab gunmen who massacred students at a northeastern university as the son of a Kenyan government official. Mwenda Njoka, an interior ministry spokesman, said Abdirahim Abdullahi was among four gunmen who attacked the Garissa University College campus on Thursday, killing 148 people.
Full Article Monday, 06 April 2015 13:15
SINGAPORE: The Republic is set to partner Sri Lanka in the development and management of infrastructure in the South Asian nation. The Singapore Cooperation Enterprise (SCE), Temasek Foundation, the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) and Sri Lanka’s Ministry of Urban Development, Water Supply and Drainage on Monday (Apr 6) signed a collaboration document in Colombo, the local agencies said in…
Full Article Monday, 06 April 2015 13:05
The Government has taken a decision to establish a National Centre for the Upliftment of the Households headed by women in Kilinochchi. Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe has initiated this decision on a request made by the People of the North to establish this Centre in their area since many women who lost their husbands live in Kilinochchi.
Full Article Sunday, 05 April 2015 20:21
Three persons have been killed and two others injured following a collision between a lorry and a three-wheeler at Mundalama in Puttalm. Police Media Unit said five people in the three-wheeler were injured in the accident and were admitted to the Chilaw Hospital. Three of these later succumbed to their injuries.
Full Article Monday, 06 April 2015 09:05
A Police Sub Inspector attached to the Bandaragama police station has been found dead at his house in Panadura South this morning. According to reports, the victim had been hacked to death.
Full Article Monday, 06 April 2015 08:58
One person was killed and three others suffered injuries after a van skidded off the road and plunged down a 75-foot precipice in Nuwara Eliya last night.
Full Article Thursday, 02 April 2015 09:21
Tikrit (Iraq) (AFP) - Iraq said security and allied forces backed by US-led coalition aircraft "liberated" the city of Tikrit on Tuesday, its biggest victory yet in the fight against Islamic State jihadists.
Full Article Wednesday, 01 April 2015 11:00
Istanbul (AFP) - A senior Turkish prosecutor and his two hostage-takers were killed when security forces launched an operation to free the official in a bloody end to a six-hour standoff in Istanbul.
Full Article Wednesday, 01 April 2015 10:09
A 32-year-old woman was killed and her 4-year-old daughter injured after they were struck by lightning in Anamaduwa last night. Police said the incident had occurred after a lightning strike hit the house of the victim, located at Kothalakemiyawa, Anamaduwa at around 7.00pm yesterday (March 31).
Full Article Wednesday, 01 April 2015 09:43
Two Ganja plantations at Pilimagala area inside the Yala National Park were raided by Katharagama police during a 24-hour operation starting from 6.00pm on March 30 and ending at 6.00pm on March 31.
Full Article Wednesday, 01 April 2015 09:26
The main suspect who was wanted in connection with the murder of Rathgama Pradeshiya Sabha, Manoj Mendis, has surrendered to the Kalutara Magistrate's Court.
Full Article Tuesday, 31 March 2015 14:23
KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court convicted and sentenced a local fishmonger to death on Tuesday (Mar 31) for the murder of two British medical students last year, his defence lawyer said.
Full Article Tuesday, 31 March 2015 14:06

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