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UK updates travel advisory on SL

Britain has updated its travel advisory after the Sri Lankan Government designated 16 organisations and 424 individuals for purported links to terrorism.

French national drowns off Hikkaduwa

A 72-year-old French national is reported to have drowned in the sea off the Hikkaduwa Beach last evening. Police said the body is lying at the Karapitiya Hospital Mortuary and that the postmortem examination would be held today

Look forward to resume military ties with SL-US

The US today said that it looked forward to a resumption of a more comprehensive military relationship once the Sri Lankan Government has made better progress toward reconciliation and accountability

Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry accident

Rescuers were hammering on the upturned hull of a capsized South Korea ferry on Thursday hoping for a response from hundreds of people, mostly teenage schoolchildren, believed trapped after the vessel started sinking more than 24 hours previously

Some countries blind to LTTE fronts: Gota

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said though there was no more terrorism in Sri Lanka, the terrorists’ global network continued to function largely unhindered and that some nations seemed to have chosen to turn a blind eye to these front organisations

Police get court order for BBS video

The news directors attached to two private television channels were yesterday ordered to hand over unedited video footage to the police, to conduct further investigations into the alleged commotion made by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organistion,  disrupting a media conference organised by the Jathika Bala Sena (JBS) on April 9

Prelate to take to the streets against ‘Bim Saviya’ Act

Maha Nayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter, most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera, said today he and the Maha Sangha were ready to take to the streets, unless the Government amends the Bim Saviya Land Registration Act immediately.

Another complaint against Ven. Gnanasara Thera

A complaint has been made to the Slave Island Police against the statement made to the media by the Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera on April 12.

Sonia raises Rajiv Gandhi's killing

Dismissing as "false propaganda" that Congress was not concerned about Tamils in Sri Lanka, Sonia Gandhi today raised the emotional issue of her husband Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, saying the former prime minister sacrificed his life "fighting" for them

Hakeem discusses law faculty admission with Mahanayake

Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem visited the Mahanayake Thera of Malwathu Chapter today and had a discussion on the issue of admission of students to the Law Faculty of the Colombo University

Four Macaws escape from President’s House

Four Macaw parrots that were reared at the President’s House in Colombo have escaped from their cage today, President’s Media division said. People are asked to inform of any information about the missing parrots to Mayura Perera on 0777 535 377.

Hyderabad police investigating SL kidney racket

Hyderabad city police are investigating into allegations of a Colombo-based kidney racket in which a youngster from Hyderabad lost a life

Video: Mervyn is a patriot says BBS

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation today hailed Minister Mervyn Silva as a genuine patriot and was much better than other ministers

Audio: Web purchase: NDA to set up monitoring body

The Director of the National Drugs Authority Dr. Hemantha Benaragama warned Lankans not to purchase medicines, especially drugs that were purported to enhance sexual performance over the internet

Video: Proper procedures not adhered to in pardoning PSD personnel: UNP

The presidential pardon for those found guilty by the High Court of harassing popular artistes Rukantha Gunatilleka and Chandraleka Perera is improper as the procedures for such a pardon has not been followed, United National Party (UNP) MP Ajith Perera said today

Video: 2 dead, 104 missing in ferry sinking off South Korea coast

Rescue boats and helicopters scrambled to pluck hundreds of passengers, most of them high school students, from a passenger ferry as it listed and slow sank off the southwest coast of South Korea on Wednesday

Ferry with 450 people on board sinking off South Korea

A South Korean ship, with hundreds passengers on board, is sinking off the country's southwestern coast, CNN affiliate YTN has reported.

UNP starts appraisal process

The main opposition UNP has already begun discussions with party organizers in areas where the recent provincial council elections were held, in a bid to evaluate their performances, party chairman and Leadership Council member Kabir Hashim said today

Fmr Weligama PS member remanded

A former Weligama Pradeshiya Sabha member alleged to have shot and wounded two men during a clash on New Year day in the Kamburugamuwa Garaduwa area was remanded till April 28 by Matara Acting Magistrate Upali Ranasinghe

25 hospitalised in bus collision

At least 25 passengers were injured when the buses they were travelling in collided on the Hatton-Norwood Road, a short while ago

Biswal tweets hailing Solheim

US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Nisha Biswal, in a tweet said that she was impressed more by Eric Solheim's “care and concern for all Sri Lankans” than his knowledge of Sri Lanka.

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