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One dead, 9 injured in wasp attack

A 55-year-old man was killed and nine others including four women were injured following a wasp attack in Dibulapathana last evening, police said. Pictures

Saudi Arabia seeks talks on hiring of SL maids

Saudi officials have announced a five-day visit to Sri Lanka in a bid to overcome "difficulties" related to the recruitment of domestic workers, Arabian Business repported.

TN reiterates demand for release of boats

Participating in the first meeting of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Committee (JC) on fisheries at New Delhi yesterday, Tamil Nadu, among other issues, reiterated its demand for immediate release of 62 fishing boats of its fishermen under Lankan custody for a long time.

Indian police unearth ammunition with LTTE symbol

Hand-grenades and land mines, unearthed from Pacha Talamalai reserve forest near Puliyur in Mettur taluk on Tuesday night, belong to the LTTE, said Salem police, as the hand-grenades were found to be imprinted with LTTE logo.

PSM strike continues despite court order

The Joint Council of the Professions Supplementary to Medicine (PSM) said last night it would continue with its strike action despite the court order to suspend the strike, as the Council had not received the court order yet.

Police record statement on Thilini’s complaint

Thilini Amalka, who was allegedly harassed by a man at the Wariyapola bus stand prompting her to slap him –- the video of which went viral on the internet -- was summoned to the Kurunegala Police Station yesterday to record her statement on her complaint.

Police looking for Wariyapola videographer

Police are looking for the person who recorded the video depicting a young girl slapping a youth at the Wariyapola bus stand for allegedly verbally harassing her.

Water cut at Nugegoda

The water supply to several areas in and around Nugegoda will be cut on September 1 from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. because the electricity supply to the Kotte Water Plant is being disconnected to carry out renovation work by the Lanka Electricity Company Ltd. (LECO).

CoA extends temporary extradition order

The Court of Appeal order, which temporarily restrained the extradition of the Pakistani refugees staying in Sri Lanka, was extended today for four more days.

Meryn rejects Malsha’s “Ice Bucket Challenge”

While rejecting Western Provincial Councillor Malsha Kumarathunga’s Ice Bucket Challenge, Public Relations Minister Mervyn Silva said it was better to raise money for charity through projects that protect our culture and was not detrimental to our economy.

Court order suspends paramedics strike

Colombo District Court has today ordered that the paramedics strike be suspended until September 12 after considering a petition submitted by a patient.

SL- Pakistan agree to enhance defence ties

Pakistan Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt called on Sri Lankan Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo and discussed ways to strengthen defence cooperation between the two countries.

Maithripala sidelined: UNP

United National Party (UNP) MP Ajith Mannaperuma charged today Health Minister Maithripala Sirisena was helpless in the wake of the crisis in the health sector because the Government had sidelined him.

Triple murder: Two sentenced to death

Two people found guilty of having murdered a man, his daughter and son on February 12, 2002 at Udugama in Galle, were today sentenced to death by High Court Judge Pathma Palihakkara.

Thilini to file FR case against police

Thilini Amalka who had allegedly been subjected to sexual harassment by a man at the Wariyapola bus stand is to file a Fundamental Rights Violation case against the police for arresting her.

Cinematographer Andrew Jayamanne passes away

Veteran cinematographer, Film & television director & producer, Andrew Jayamanne passed away in Italy at the age of 71

Expressway segment closed on Sep. 2

The segment from Kottawa Interchange to Kahathuduwa Interchange on the Southern Expressway (E01) would be closed on September 2 from 10 p.m. to 12 midnight for restoration work, the Road Development Authority (RDA) said.

Kites pose risk to BIA planes

Flying kites near the airport raises the possibility of airplane crashes, The Air Traffic Control (ATC) room of the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake said.

Nimalka complains of poster campaign against her

Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) activist and Attorney Nimalka Fernando has complained to the Fort police seeking an inquiry against a poster campaign by unknown persons indicating that puppies were to be sold, giving her contact number in the posters

Two new detention centres for illegal foreigners

Two new detention centres have been established by the Department of Immigration and Emigration to detain foreigners overstaying their visas after seeking refugee status with the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR).

Expectant mother run over by tipper

An angry crowd had set fire to a tipper truck at Navakiri, Jaffna after the truck run over a young expectant mother today, the Police said. Pictures

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