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.
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.
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 play writer, television and stage drama director and actor Bandula Vithanage passed away at the Colombo National Hospital today. He was 73.
A DNA test had been ordered by a court today on an elephant believed to have been switched prior to the Saman Dewala Perahara.
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.
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.
Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces removed anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad
Police arrested a man who was attempting to enter the Courts Complex in Hulftsdorp armed with a pistol.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on an official visit this Sunday, the External Affairs Ministry said today
The Customs arrested a Chinese national who had attempted to smuggle 13 kilos of Wallapatta worth Rs. 10 million at the Bandaranaike Airport today
The Wariyapola Magistrate Court yesterday remanded Chandra Kumara alias Selva till September 3, who was arrested on charges of sexually harassing 21-year-old Thilini Imalka at the Wariyapola bus Terminal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa are likely to meet on the sidelines of the 69th UN General Assembly session in New York in the third week of September
Former Parliamentary Secretary General Sam Wijesinha passed away this evening at the age of 93.
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has said it would file a petition at the Human Rights Commission on tomorrow citing the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya as a respondent.
A section of Sri Lanka’s northern fishermen has urged the Northern Provincial Council to allow them to use trawlers, citing the damage caused by Indian trawlers.
Eight suspects, including two Post Masters, had been arrested for abusing the postal system and illegally bringing mobile phones and tablet PCs into the country, the Police said
Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga met Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a globally known activist for democracy and the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) during her visit to Myanmar.
At least six drowned including an 8-year-old child when they were bathing in three separate incidents at the Kilinochchi, Bandarawela and Mawanella yesterday
Is the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which ran out of steam in 2009 following the killing of its founder Velupillai Prabhakaran by Sri Lankan armed forces, trying to regroup itself in Australia?
A meeting of all fishermen's associations today decided to withdraw their 36 day indefinite strike from Monday and put out to sea in the backdrop of the first joint committee meeting between India and Sri Lanka held in Delhi
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