Investigators on Saturday arrested the captain accused of abandoning the South Korean ferry that capsized three days ago with 476 people on board, as divers finally accessed the submerged vessel and spotted bodies inside.
A child of around five years of age was the only survivor from a group of six persons after a van they were traveling in veered off the road and fell into the Detagamuwa tank in Kataragama early this morning, police said.
Hambantota Mayor Eraj Ravindra Fernando rejected claims that he was behind the attack on the United National Party MPs at the Mattala Airport premises in Hambantota yesterday (April 17). He also denied carrying a pistol in his hand and but at the same time, he said that it was a plastic pistol which was taken from someone nearby at the scene.
A mosque in the Paris suburbs said on Friday it had filed a complaint with the police after slices of pork pate and a threatening letter were stuffed into its letterbox.
Naval deployments in the Willpattu National Park area have not affected the Muslim families as claimed by media today, said by Military spokesperson Brigadier Ruwan Wanigasooriya said in a statement. The statement said that the Defence Ministry as well as Sri Lanka Navy strongly refuted the allegation that Muslim families who have encroached the sanctuary of
The crucifixion of Jesus Christ is remembered and commemorated through special services by Christians worldwide today, which is marked as Good Friday. The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ forms the base of Christianity which is practiced worldwide.
The United Nations General Assembly President Dr John William has confirmed that he will be participating the World Conference on Youth – 2014 (WCY-2014) due in Colombo next month. In addition to the General Assembly President, UN Secretary General Secretary’s Special Envoy on Youth Ahmad Alhendawi and several other high ranking officials will join in the main conference and other side events.
Gale force winds and heavy rains which swept through the Mahakachchakodiya area in Vavuniya last evening have damaged around 25 houses, and caused injuries to three persons including a child. Officials from the Divisional Secretariat office, Vavuniya have visited the place the place this morning to ascertain the damages. All three victims are out of danger but nine houses out of 25
The Police will file cases against the passenger transport bus drivers whom caught during the New Year period on service under the influence of alcohol. Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana told The Nation that 12 passenger transport drivers are currently in custody and Police will seek the cancelations of their driving licenses.
The Manmunai Bridge in Batticaloa will be declared open tomorrow with the participation of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The bridge connects the east and west land across the Batticaloa lagoon. The bridge will also connect the provincial road network on both sides of the lagoon which will provide alternate route to other areas.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to tell epic stories of love, family and dictatorship in Latin America, died Thursday at the age of 87.
Minister Rishad Bathiudeen plans to sue the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), if the BBS is not to prove the allegation made on him over a fabricated story of settlement of Muslims inside a national park. Addressing a press briefing in Colombo, Minister said that he would claim 500 million rupees, if they fail to prove the allegations made against him.
The Colombo Crimes Division has today taken over the investigation regarding the alleged derogatory remarks made about the Holy Quran by the General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera, Police said. According to the Police spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana if the priest is found to have made such remarks, legal action will be taken.
Attempts by the Liberation of Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) to regroup in Sri Lanka are currently being neutralized with the help of the Terrorism Investigation Division (TID) officials and Sri Lanka Army, Police Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana said.
Supreme Court Judge Chandra Ekanayake was sworn in as Acting Chief Justice before President Mahinda Rajapaksa this morning (April 17). Presidential Secretariat Chief of the staff Gamini Sedara Senerath is also in the picture. (Pix By : Nishanka de Silva
Ukrainian troops have repelled an overnight attack on their port base in the southeast city of Mariupol, killing three of the assailants and wounding 13 others, Arsen Avakov, the country's interior minister, has said.
Rescuers worked frantically Thursday to find 300 people -- mostly schoolchildren -- missing after a South Korean ferry capsized, with prospects of pulling survivors from the submerged vessel dimming as emotions boiled over among anguished relatives.
Police are investigating a clash between two groups that erupted in Pasiyawewa, Minneriya last evening. According to police media unit, the clash had erupted after an argument between the groups escalated.