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An intruder armed with a knife who jumped a fence and sprinted across the White House lawn earlier this month, got much further into the presidential mansion than previously thought, a report has said.

Full Article Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:50

One person was killed and five others injured after van collided with a lorry in Chilaw at around 2.30am today. Police said the the accident had occurred when the van crashed into a lorry parked on the side of the road. 

Full Article Wednesday, 01 October 2014 12:32

Over 450 persons belonging to 74 families in Wilgoda, Kurunegala continue to be affected due to floods, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said. DMC Spokesperson, Lal Kumara told The Nation that measures had been taken to assist the affected people.

Full Article Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:19

The United States has diagnosed its first case of the deadly Ebola virus in a man who became infected in Liberia and traveled to Texas, US health officials said Tuesday.

Full Article Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:28

The All Ceylon Jamiyyathul Ulama (ACJU) issued a statement today denouncing the speech made by the leader of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Ven. Kirama Vimalajothi Thera at the convention which was held at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium on Sunday (September 28).

Full Article Tuesday, 30 September 2014 19:06

Confusing signals were given today regarding the fate of Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr. Chris Nonis, who had allegedly tendered his resignation after being assaulted by a prominent Government MP during a party at a residence in New York.

Full Article Tuesday, 30 September 2014 18:06

China on Tuesday described major pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong as illegal, adding that it supports the Hong Kong government's handling of the protests.

Full Article Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:53

The cost to construct the new office for the Opposition leader at the premises in 30, Marcus Fernando Mawatha, which is used as his Colombo office, has been doubled owing increase in costs. Accordingly, the initial amount allocated for the construction has been increased from Rs. 28,400,000 has been increased to Rs. 56,280,036 due to increase in costs.

Full Article Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:33

The Navy has arrested 16 Indian fishermen along with four boats off Karainagar last night for encroaching into Sri Lankan waters, the Navy said. Navy Spokesperson, Commander Kosala Warnakulasuriya said that the arrested fishermen have been handed over to Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources in Jaffna for further action to be taken against them.

Full Article Tuesday, 30 September 2014 15:01

A Buddhist monk was killed after being hit by a Sri Lanka Transport Board (SLTB) bus at the Tissamaharama bus station this morning. Police said the 60-year-old victim succumbed to his injuries after being admitted to the Debarawewa hospital. The bus driver has been arrested by Tissamaharama police.

Full Article Tuesday, 30 September 2014 14:05

Sri Lanka will mark World Children's Day with a national event at the Maharagama Youth Centre tomorrow (October 01) under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa. The Ministry of Child Development and Women's Affairs organizes the national event under the theme 'Protect Us with Love.'

Full Article Tuesday, 30 September 2014 12:39

Three prisoners who were injured during a scuffle at the Batticaloa prison are to be discharged from hospital today, Prisons Commissioner General, Chandraratne Pallegama told The Nation.

Full Article Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:29

The educationists all over the world are of the view that knowledge in general is doubling in every ten years. In this sphere, Mathematics and Computer Sciences have seen the greatest growth, with a doubling time of 6.9 years. Physical Sciences (including Astronomy, Chemistry and Physics) fared second worst, with a doubling time of 13.8 years. Slowest growth is in Social Sciences, with a doubling time of 14.7 years. 

Full Article Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:56

Pro-democracy demonstrators hold up their mobile phones during a protest near the Hong Kong government headquarters on September 29, 2014. The ranks of Hong Kong democracy protesters who have paralysed parts of the city swelled into their tens of thousands on September 29, digging in for another night of confrontation with police in their campaign for free elections.

Full Article Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:53

President Mahinda Rajapaksa who arrived in the country on Monday after successfully completing the 69th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, USA will leave for the Vatican during the first week of October.

Full Article Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:31

Tamil Nadu film fraternity held a hunger strike in Chennai today against the arrest of Chief Minister Jayalalitha Jayaram. The strike saw the participation of several prominent film personalities including actors, directors and producers.

Full Article Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:28

Former Chief Minister, Uva Province Shashindra Rajapaksa and his jubilant team which driven the Freedom Alliance for the victory at the last PC elections on September 20 took oaths this morning before President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat.

Full Article Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:18

The Police Sergeant who was captured in video while assaulting a woman in Ratnapura has been interdicted, Police Media Unit said. The Police said the action was taken based on the video evidence which was circulated among several social media sites. However, Police are yet to ascertain the whereabouts of the woman who was assaulted by the said policeman.

Full Article Monday, 29 September 2014 15:44

A day after a Bangalore special court convicted J Jayalalithaa in a disproportionate assets case, an AIADMK legislature party meeting on Sunday unanimously elected O Panneerselvam as the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. Panneerselvam, who met Governor K Rosaiah in the evening, is set to be sworn in on Monday at 11 am. The meeting of the AIADMK MLAs was called after Panneerselvam, who holds the finance and public works portfolios, and other senior party ministers met Jayalalithaa at the Bangalore Parappana Agrahara prison in the morning.

Full Article Monday, 29 September 2014 13:16

The Police said it was still trying to locate the woman in question who was captured in a video footage being assaulted by a Policeman in Ratnapura. The video footage of a policeman assaulting a woman circulated in several social media sites and had triggered concerns from civil society members and human rights activists.

Full Article Monday, 29 September 2014 11:58

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