Two persons were drowned this evening in the Kiran-Thuriyadi River area when they lost balance while standing on a log, this happened while they were trying to take some photographs of the River.
A major search operation is underway in the eastern region in search of ex-LTTE cadres, who had not gone through government rehabilitation programs as well as cadres, who had returned from overseas, informed police sources said.
Parliamentarian Sanath Jayasuriya and three other MPs have requested President Mahinda Rajapaksa for ministerial portfolios in the government.
Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva today said that despite a large number of problems in the country, the main opposition UNP leaders squabbling with each other over the venue to hold the party’s May Day rally.
A vehicle belonging to a local officer of the Switzerland demining NGO in Vavuniya was extensively damaged following a petrol bomb attack last night, police said.
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