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Malsha glad of publicity over “Ice Bucket” challenge

Western Provincial Councillor Malsha Kumaratunga said today she did not take up the “Ice Bucket” challenge to gain publicity but she was happy that she was able to open the eyes of the people of Sri Lanka to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) which was not talked of earlier.

Violence escalates in Moneragala: PAFFREL

The widespread election law violations reported from Moneragala has escalated to 120 and is a cause for concern, particularly considering its comparatively low population, an election monitoring group said today.

BBS to assist health sector

Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera proclaimed that the time was right for the BBS to enter into the trade union sector and to influence them to act according to the teachings of the Buddha.

Video: VPN system to inter-link police service

The Police today inaugurated a system through which all police data could be connected into one virtual platform.

Mother strangles 6-year-old daughter

A 29-year-old mother in Kolonnawais reported to have strangled her six-year-old daughter for defecating inside the house.

Qatar Airways flight diverted to Colombo

A Qatar Airways flight en route from Doha to Perth in Australia was forced to divert to Colombo in Sri Lanka after the pilot reported a suspected fuel leak in one of the aircraft's engines, it was reported.

BBS Sec. gives statement

The General Secretary of Bodu Bala Sena, Ven. Galagodaatte Gnanasara Thera had been summoned to the Slave Island Police to record a statement on the incident where the monk had allegedly used derogatory remarks against Counsel Maithri Gunaratne, the Police said

Audio: 72-year-old man in a fiery protest

A 72-year-old man was admitted to the National Hospital with burn injuries after he set himself on fire outside the Kollupitiya police station this morning in protest over the attacks on Sri Lanka by former UNHRC Chief Navi Pillay, the police said.

Big medal haul for SL juniors at Asian Chess

Sri Lanka’s junior chess players performed brilliantly at the 10th Asian Schools Chess Championships held in Taichung, Taiwan from August 23 to 30, wining two gold, one silver and four bronze medals. Sri Lankan players also bagged 14 merit certificates.

NPC funds lie idle

The Northern Provincial Council (NPC), which is administered by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), has failed to utilize at least 30 per cent of its capital allocations in the annual budget, an opposition politician charged yesterday.

Lankan found murdered in Trichy

A Sri Lankan was murdered by two unidentified men near his house in Karumandapam. The 56-year-old man was a visa agent and was trying to get valid stay permits for people in the locality.

SL to deport Pakistan asylum seekers

A Sri Lankan court on Monday gave permission to authorities to send back scores of Pakistani asylum seekers, after the government said they were a threat to the island’s security and public health

Why worry about my meeting with Harin?: Namal

UPFA parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa asked as to why eyebrows are raised when he meets UNP Uva Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando over a cup of tea, while such a meeting between UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and his father- President Mahinda Rajapaksa was seen as normal.

Parents sell infant for Rs. 50,000; buy house for Rs. 18,000

Police today arrested the parents of a week-old infant and four others for allegedly selling the infant for Rs.50, 000 yesterday in Modera.

Video: Harin to launch death fast if police are biased

United National Party (UNP) chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando today threatened to launch a death fast if the police and the other authorities continued to act biased in favour of the Government when maintaining law and order in the Uva Province.

JVP complains to HRC

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission asking it to compel Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya to ban some 26,000 government officers from being used in the government’s election campaign in the Uva Province.

Bala Tampoe passes away

Lawyer and senior trade union activist Bala Tampoe passed away at the age of 92 in a private hospital this afternoon. He was the General Secretary of the Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers Union.

Veteran dramatist no more

Award-winning dramatist, actor and translator Bandula Vithanage passed away yesterday at the age of 74 and his funeral will take place at 4.30 pm on Thursday September 4 at the Borella General Cemetery.

Elephant gets a DNA test

A DNA test had been ordered by a court today on an elephant believed to have been switched prior to the Saman Dewala Perahara.

‘Z’ security for Swamy across India

The Indian government has accorded BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Z-category security under the central protectee list. Till now, Swamy enjoyed Z-category security in Tamil Nadu only, but now his security cover has been extended all over India.

Dr. Nimal Gamage further remanded

The bail application on behalf of Doctor Nimal Gamage has been declined by the Colombo Additional Magistrate today and he was re-remanded till September 3.

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Protest demanding salary increase
Launch of ‘Adara Ankura’
Remembering Anagarika Dharmapala
Harin in Passara
Protest demanding salary increase
Launch of ‘Adara Ankura’
Remembering Anagarika Dharmapala
Harin in Passara