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Khuram murder convict appeals

The first convict O.A.Lahiru Kelum in the Tangalle Resort British tourist murder case yesterday petitioned to the Court of Appeal against the Colombo High Court Judge’s  verdict of sentencing him to  twenty years rigorous imprisonment

Swiss man swims to Matara beach after yacht crashes

A Swiss national sailing around the world alone in a yacht had a narrow escape when the yacht collapsed after hitting a rock close to the Kamburugamuwa beach in Matara

Train collision averted

A fatal head-on collision between two passenger trains was averted yesterday afternoon after railway authorities realized the danger in the nick of time and took measures to stop the two trains

Rajiv’s SL policy led to his death- Natwar Singh

Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi’s Sri Lanka policy led to his assassination, former India’s external affairs minister Natwar Singh has said

Tamil migrants 'never ever be resettled in Australia'-Morrison

Australia was working with India for the return of Tamil migrants among 157 asylum seekers currently being held at a detention centre in the country, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has said.

Govt. rebuts US Embassy

The Government today charged that the US Embassy in Colombo was selectively upholding fundamental rights in Sri Lanka, depending on who is exercising them and criticized the Embassy of questioning the media freedom in Sri Lanka

10 schools closed for A/L paper marking

The Examinations Department announced today that 10 schools used for Phase one paper marking of the 2014 Advanced Level examinations will be closed from August 30 to September 15, while several classrooms will be closed in 11 other schools.

Video: Go for better salaries, says Ethera Api organisation

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) Parliamentarian Sunil Handunnetti today charged that the Government was making the groundwork to curtail the salaries of Sri Lankans employed abroad by sending two employees to work for the salary of one.  

JHU urges Pillay to reveal stance on Palestine HR breach

The Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) said today that the High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay should reveal her stance regarding the violation of international military law and international human rights in Palestine.

Seven sentenced to death

Seven suspects produced in the Panadura High Court were today sentenced to death on charges of murdering a man at Pinwatte in Panadura on August 14, 2005.

17 STF personnel injured in accident

Seventeen Special Task Force (STF) personnel were hospitalised following an accident at the Palugaswewa Junction in Kantale this morning, police said.

Waiting for information about trafficking of SL refugees

The new police chief in Puducherry, Praveer Ranjan, IGP, said he was awaiting some information conveyed through official channels from Australia on the illegal trafficking of Sri Lankan refugees to Australia from Puducherry

Accident kills 3 in Gampaha

Three people including a woman were killed and three others injured following a Boom Truck collided with a van in Polhena in Meegahawatta police area this morning, police said.

Video: Bandula to complain to CID over false allegation

Education Minister Bandula Gunawardene said today he would complain to the CID over a false allegation made by a Ruhunu University Professor that he had provided an answer to a question in the A/L Economics Administration Paper held in 2012.

Three killed in accident in Kegalle

Three people were killed in a collision between a three-wheeler and a private bus at the Meepitiya junction in Kegalle this evening, the Police said.

Five dead, 150 feared trapped in India monsoon landslide

A major landslide on Wednesday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, killing at least five people and leaving up to 150 feared trapped, officials said.

Last airman in US bombing of Hiroshima dies

The last surviving crewman of the Enola Gay – the U.S. plane that dropped the first atomic bomb on Japan near the end of World War II – has died.

36-hour water cut in Colombo and its suburbs

A 36-hour water cut will be imposed in several areas in Colombo for two days (August 2 -3) due to construction work that is being carried out at the Battaramulla-Polduwa Bridge, the National Water Supple and Drainage Board said

Tense situ at National Hospital

A tense situation prevailed today at the Colombo National Hospital when two groups of doctors exchanged fisticuffs over an ongoing dispute in the Government Medical Officers Association (GMOA).

Kidnapped child: Police seek public help

Police today sought help from the people to find the four-year-old Damindu Yasen Ekanayake who was alleged to have been kidnapped by four unidentified men after assaulting his parents on Monday night.

Teenage boy defrauds Rs.17.8 Mn

A 17-year-old boy was produced in the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court today on charges of having defrauded a private bank of Rs.17.8 million using an ATM card.

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The scene of a tragedy
Saluting the alma mater
Video: Health workers in protest march
Video: Ravana Balaya at Buddha Sasana Ministry