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Today, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Former Law and Order Ministry Secretary Major General Nanda Mallawarachchi appointed Secretary to the Ministry of Sports.Mallawaarachchi enlisted in the Army in 1971. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Sri Lanka Light Infantry in 1972. He served the Sri Lankan Army for over 36 years throughout the island. He held numerous positions in the Army,...

Full Article Friday, 24 October 2014 13:02

China does not want to overstep into India’s sphere of influence by bringing Sri Lanka and Maldives into the maritime New Silk Road, according to an official of the Communist Party of China (CPC), New Indian Express reports.

Full Article Friday, 24 October 2014 12:20

Craig Spencer, a physician with Doctors Without Borders who had been working in west Africa has tested positive for Ebola. Spencer, 33, has returned to New York from Guinea on October 17.Craig Spencer was taken to hospital in New York on Thursday after displaying symptoms consistent with those caused by Ebola, reports the Telegraph.

Full Article Friday, 24 October 2014 11:11

American screenwriter, producer, Aaron Sorkin has confirmed that the ‘Dark Knight’ actor Christian Bale has been cast in an upcoming biopic about the Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs."What we needed was the best actor," Sorkin said to Bloomberg. "He really is a phenomenal actor…He didn't have to audition.

Full Article Friday, 24 October 2014 10:40

Police Media Spokesperson, SSP Ajith Rohana announced that the nine-year-old male child who went missing yesterday from Batuwita, Horana has been found near Ruwanwelisaya in Anuradhapura. According to SSP Rohana initial investigations led to the discovery of the child. Extensive investigation had been launched into the incident.

Full Article Friday, 24 October 2014 10:14

A fire erupted a short while ago in a paper-manufacturing factory in Talahena, Malabe. Two fire trucks were dispatched after a tip off received at 7.00 am according to Fire Brigade in Kotte. The Brigade has requested help from Colombo and Dehiwala – Mount Lavinia Fire Brigades.

Full Article Friday, 24 October 2014 10:04

The CCTV footage of the gunman who entered the Canadian Parliament last Wednesday has been released by Police to Canadian media. The gunman has been identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a 32-year-old Quebec-born male. The shootout resulted in one casualty before the gunman was shot by a Canadian Policeman. Authorities confirmed that Michael Zehaf-Bibeau acted alone.

Full Article Friday, 24 October 2014 09:48

The ‘FiGaMaSc Centen – O – Ree’ International Scouts Jamboree, held as part of centenary celebrations of the Scout Troop of Mahinda College, Galle, began yesterday (October 22) evening in Galle under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Around 1500 scouts, both local and foreign are taking part in the jamboree, which will be held over six days. Mahinda College was only the third school in the island and the first in the Southern province to establish a scout troop. The First Galle Mahinda Scout Troop was started in 1914 by Mr. F.G. Pearce.

Full Article Thursday, 23 October 2014 18:31

Police today asked the public not to fall prey to a racket involving the sale of fake US$1 million notes. Speaking to journalists at a press conference, Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana stressed that one cannot conduct financial transactions with US$1 million notes since there are none. Any notes that may exist are simply souvenirs, he added.

Full Article Thursday, 23 October 2014 17:18

The Pentagon admitted on Wednesday that a bundle of ammunition and weapons dropped over the Syrian border town of Kobane drifted off course and likely ended up in the hands of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria militants instead of Kurdish forces.

Full Article Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:10

Three Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) personnel suffered burn injuries after an accident at the SLAF training camp in Kandakuliya, Kalpitiya today. The injured personnel have been admitted to the Puttalam hospital.

Full Article Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:02

Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, suspected of killing a soldier guarding the National War Memorial in Ottawa, had mental health problems, the suspect’s friend said.

Full Article Thursday, 23 October 2014 13:40

President Mahinda Rajapaksa updating his Twitter account expressed his concerns over increasing terrorist activities in several countries highlighting the shooting incident in Canada.The President, in a twitter post a short while ago said “Very disturbing to see increasing terrorist acts in many countries, now even Canada. We must unite as equal partners to fight this menace.”

Full Article Thursday, 23 October 2014 12:03

A Sri Lankan businessman was arrested by Customs officials last evening at the Bandaranaike Airport while trying to smuggle local and foreign currency worth Rs. 6 million to Sharjah. Customs spokesperson, Leslie Gamini stated that the 41 year old businessman was a resident of Maradana.

Full Article Thursday, 23 October 2014 10:28

A large fire that engulfed a building under construction in Matara town was eventually doused by the combined efforts of the Matara Municipal Council Fire Brigade and police.

Full Article Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:14

Ottawa (AFP) - Gunfire echoed through the Gothic halls of the Canadian parliament Wednesday as police shot dead a gunman who had killed a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial before storming the building.

Full Article Thursday, 23 October 2014 09:00

OTTAWA (AFP) - A barrage of shots rang out in the Canadian parliament on Wednesday as police squads swarmed in to hunt a gunman who shot a soldier guarding a nearby war memorial then ran inside.Video footage posted online by the Global and Mail newspaper showed police ducking for cover as they advanced along a stone hallway, loud gunfire echoing among the gothic columns.

Full Article Wednesday, 22 October 2014 21:21

The Deepavali, which marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year was celebrated at the Temple Trees and several had joined at the function to bless President Mahinda Rajapaksa. President Rajapaksa said that the festive day of Deepavali, which underlines the great spiritual values of Hinduism, is filled with the spirit of love and devotion, and is an occasion for Hindus to strive for greater spirituality, foster understanding among communities, and increase harmony among people. He also wished all Hindus a happy and peaceful Deepavali.

Full Article Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:58

Nine Pakistani refugees have been injured and admitted to hospital after they were attacked by a group in Wella Veediya, Negombo this evening.

Full Article Wednesday, 22 October 2014 18:10

Police investigations are underway into the murder of a vegetable vendor in Mount Lavinia. Police said the victim's body was found inside his vegetable stall at Bakery Junction along Attidiya Road around 8.20 this morning following a call made to the 119 emergency hotline. The victim's throat had been slit, according to police.

Full Article Wednesday, 22 October 2014 16:36

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