The first phase of the Outer Circular Highway from Kottawa to Kaduwela was declared open by President Mahinda Rajapaksa a short while ago.
The slaughtering of cattle, goats and pigs, selling and transporting of beef, mutton and pork will be banned in the Gampaha District from today as several head of cattle with foot and mouth were detected in the area.
A car, which was being driven at 160kmph on the southern expressway,is reported to have veered off the road before toppling overat a point between Galanigama and Dodangoda this morning, Police said.
Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat in the final of the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka in Dhaka a short while ago.
A Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 227 passengers and 12 crew crashed in the South China Sea on Saturday, Vietnamese state media said, quoting a senior naval official.
Terming the stance of the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) against the ‘Big Three’ as disappointing, the former Sri Lanka captain Arjuna Ranatunga said it could have an adverse impact in the longer run.
The Sri Lankan High Commission in Malaysia has confirmed that there were no Sri Lankan passengers on board the Malaysia Airlines flight which lost contact with air traffic controllers early today.