The mother of seven of eight children murdered Friday in Australia's city of Cairns was arrested, the police said Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Political party leaders and supporters of the common opposition held a protest in front of the Elections Secretariat in Rajagiriya this morning (18) against the persistent incidents of election violence and election law violations that are allegedly being carried out by the government. The protesters demanded that the Elections Commissioner exercise his duties fairly and prevent what they called the blatant abuse of state resources and violations of election law that were taking place. The protesters also handed over a letter of complaint detailing their grievances to officials from the Department of Elections.
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.
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 all the students are reported to be children between the ages of 12 to 16 years.
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.
Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU), Educational Secretary, Anuruddha Pradeep admitted that the defection of its former Deputy General Secretary, Udaya Gammanpila has eroded people’s trust in the party.