UNP Chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando today said he had achieved his target at the Uva Provincial Council elections proving that it would be possible to push the party to a winning position while the ruling UPFA’s vote base had been reduced to less than 50 percent in the Badulla District.
Seven Indian nationals were arrested yesterday for overstaying their tourist visa, violating immigration laws and engaging in illegal trade in Kalmunai, Police said.
The United People’s Freedom Alliance has gained the victory in the Moneragala district by obtaining 140,850 votes (58.34%) securing eight seats out of 14.
The ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) has claimed a narrow win over the United National Party (UNP) in the Badulla district at the yesterday’s Uva Provincial Council Election with a majority of 11,348 votes.
An overall 70% voter turnout was reported from the just concluded Uva Provincial Council election. As at 4 pm, 72. 97 % voter turnout was reported in Moneragala District while 71.61% voter turnout was reported in Badulla District, election returning offices said.
Four Army officers died after an earth mound collapsed on them at the Ambepussa Army Camp, Army Spokesman Ruwan Wanigasuriya said.
Two children died when their mother jump into the sea with them in the sea off Trincomalee this afternoon, the Police said.
A 50% voter-turnout was reported in both Badulla and Moneragala Districts as at 1 pm, the Election Returning Offices said.
A-35-year-old man was shot dead by two persons arrived on a motorbike with face-covering helmets in Angulana this afternoon, police said.Pictures
A stock of explosive material that was seized from the LTTE in 1985 was destroyed by the Tamil Nadu police in Nagapatinam in Tamil Nadu, the Hindu newspaper reported.
Bandarawela mayor Chaminda Wijesiri is reported to have been assaulted by a UPFA parliamentarian at the Bandarawela police station this morning. Pictures
As at 12 noon over 40% voter turnout has been reported in Moneragala district while 30% voter turnout has been reported in Badulla district as at 10 am, election returning offices said.
Sri Lanka's aspirations for next year's cricket world cup received a massive hit yesterday as the country's biggest weapon Lasith Malinga has been dispatched to Australia this morning to undergo a surgery which according to the doctors would keep the star bowler out of action for at least 16 weeks.
Voting in the 2014 Uva Provincial Council Election to elect 32 members is now underway and ends at 4 this evening.
Main opposition UNP parliamentarian Buddhika Pathirana yesterday said that 142 of the 225 members in the present Parliament had failed the GCE Advanced Level Examination while 94 members had failed GCE Ordinary Level examination
Star bowler Lasith Malinga has already been granted Permanent Residency in Australia which enables him to migrate and live in the country at any given time.
The All Ceylon Bakery Owners' Association (ACBOA) said the prices of bakery goods could be reduced if the benefits of the recent fuel and electricity tariff reduction was passed on to them by wheat flour providing companies.
Culture and the Arts Minister T.B Ekanayake explained the reason for the worn-down state of his shoes on his way to meet the Chinese President who was the chief guest at a meeting in connection with the signing of a cultural agreement at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo recently.
Northern Provincial Councillor Ananthi Sasitharan met the new United Nations Human Rights (UNHR) Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein during a social gathering held on Child and Women welfare at the Office of the United Nation Human Rights Commission in Geneva.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today the emerging trends in the world, including in parts of Asia gave signals that alarmed the Asian Community because external forces under the guise of democracy and other enticing slogans sought to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.
A goods train travelling from Colombo-Fort to Badulla was derailed between Nanu Oya and Ambewela this morning and another train was derailed at the Kalutara-South Railway Station while travelling from Kalutara to Colombo.
Two international school students were alleged to have been found inside a brothel at Kollupitiya when it was raided a few days ago.
India's NIA investigators, questioning Pakistani spy Arun Selvarajan, 28, from Sri Lanka, on Thursday found him averse to returning home. He was running an event management firm in Chennai.
Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said today investigations into the killing of Laalitha Kaushalya alias Kudu Laalitha had revealed that he had owned property including houses and vehicles worth Rs.68.5 million in several areas.
The water supply will be disrupted from 8.00 pm tomorrow to 4.00 a.m. on Sunday to Rajagiriya, Nawala, the Open University, Polduwa junction to Ayurveda Junction on Parliament Road and by roads, Obeysekarapura, Bandaranaikepura and Moragasmulla to affect repairs to a water pipeline from the Kolonnawa pumping station to Moragasmulla.