The traffic flow from the Ibbanwala junction towards Town Hall has been diverted through Hyde Park corner up to the traffic lights in front of the ‘Sathutu Uyana,’ the police said.
A former police officer was arrested for allegedly taking more then Rs.3 million from several individuals by forging documents to get their children admitted to popular schools in Kandy and Negombo.
The roof of an old two-storyed building opposite the Salaka building in Town Hall, has collapsed to the main road, the fire brigade said today. No casualties have been reported so far, however there is a heavy traffic buildup from Ibbanwala Junction to Town Hall. Traffic has been rerouted and the police are clearing up the debris.
The Centre should assert itself with the Sri Lankan Government to control the “rogue elements in the Sri Lankan Navy” who continue to indulge in acts of physical assault on innocent fishermen from Tamil Nadu, said Chief Minister Jayalalithaa.
Complaints of Tamil fishermen being attacked by the Sri Lankan Navy could be brought down only if the State government brings in stricter regulations preventing the fishermen from crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL), according to V.S.R. Murthy, Deputy Director General (Operations and Coastal Security), Indian Coast Guard (ICG).
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