In a meeting between Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asian and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour and Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris on Monday, the two officials underscored that expansion of bilateral ties has been always atop agenda both countries.
A suspect who posed as a secretary to Parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa and defrauded Rs.239, 555 from an individual was arrested by the Police Special Investigation Unit on the road in front of Police Headquarters on Monday (October 20).
Over 3,000 university students as organized by the Inter University Students Federation (IUSF) participated in a protest march this evening (Tuesday) urging the government to take measures to safeguard the free education. Here, Police are making barricades to stop the students marching forward as the Parliament Road near Polduwa Bridge.
The Police prevented another attempt by university students to reach the Parliament premises in a march of thousands of students this evening. The Police Anti-riot Squad had to fire tear gas and water cannons on students who were marching towards the Parliament premises.
New York (AFP) - Legendary fashion designer Oscar de la Renta, whose beautiful clothes defined American elegance for generations and were beloved by first ladies and Hollywood stars, has died aged 82.
The State Trading (General) Corporation opened its new showroom at No.15, Station Road, Matara on October 20, Monday. STC at present has showrooms and sales outlets at Nawam Mawatha in Colombo, Kandy, Kurunegala, Jaffna and Anuradhapura. Its Chairman Pradeep Gunawardana stated that they have plans to open a mega showroom in Narahenpita soon. The STC which once has been neglected
The General Court of the European Union today said that its decision to lift the ban on the LTTE was not politically motivated “In understanding the implications of this Ruling it is important to remember that it is a legal ruling of a court; it is not a political decision taken by the EU governments,” a statement by the EU said today.
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been jailed for five years for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa, issuing the ruling in court in Pretoria, also gave Pistorius a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge.
A group of UNP MPs who embarked on a fact finding mission to the Ports Authoritytraining facility premises in Slave Island today came under attack. UNP MP, Eran Wickremaratne speaking to The Nation said the team had gone to the area based on a tip off.
A fire which originated at a jewelry shop along main street in Mullaitivu town late last night eventually spread to two textile shops nearby, police said. Police Media Unit said officers, along with employees of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) and area residents managed to douse the fire. Investigations by police had revealed that the fire had originated due to a electrical fault inside the jewelry shop.
Sri Lanka has remained free of malaria for two years – an accomplishment the Global Health Group (GHG) describes as a “spectacular achievement.” During a meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees recently, Dr. Richard Feachem, who is the Director of GHG of the University of California San Francisco and the Chair of the Malaria Elimination Group (MEG) convened under GHG, congratulated the Government on its efforts to completely eliminate malaria.
A fire spread through a crematorium located in Wehihena, Maththaka last evening. Police said officers who arrived at the location managed to douse the fire along with assistance from the fire brigade and area residents.
Cabinet Spokesman and Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella revealed that the Presidential Election will be held in January – 2015. He said that the date will be announced soon and he wanted to keep the date of the election as a secret for few more days.
A number of trade unions gathered in Colombo staged a protect campaign urging the Government to increase employees’ salaries by Rs. 10,000 from the budget-2015. Protesters have completely blocked the Olcott Mawatha, in front of the Fort Railway Station.
(The Telegraph) The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed their baby is due in April next year. The couple revealed the expected date as the Duchess prepares for her first official engagements since she announced she was pregnant with her second child. An April birth means the Duke and Duchess could become parents again around the time of the Queen’s birthday, on April 21. An earlier birth could see the baby arrive around Easter Sunday, which next year falls on April 5. The Duchess has been forced to cancel a string of engagements after suffering with severe pregnancy sickness.
Five persons including a UPFA pradeshiya sabha member who were wanted in connection with the assault on Sabaragamuwa University students surrendered to the Balangoda police a short while ago, Police Media Unit confirmed.
The Centre for Environmental Justice (CEJ) has provided Lead safe paints to repaint Dear Kids pre-school in Kottawa to commemorate the International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week from October 19-25, 2014. This will be Sri Lanka’s first pre-school to have been repainted by lead safe paints. The CEJ stated that work will completed on November 1 and the pre-school will be re-opened on the said day.
The Meteorology Department today said that showers or thundershowers will be experienced in most parts of the island especially during the afternoon and night. According to the department, heavy falls of more than 100mm are also likely at some places.