Britain today welcomed the verdicts and sentences handed down today to those responsible for the murder of British aid worker Khuram Shaikh.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday said Ukraine bore responsibility for the downing of a passenger plane in the country's east, saying it would not have happened if Kiev had not resumed a military campaign against separatists.
Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) committee has decided to consult Australian Human movement specialist Daryl Foster, possibly the foremost authority in the world in analysing suspect bowling actions, to obtain his support in clearing beleaguered star spinner Sachithra Senanayake.
Former Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidana Pathirana and three others found guilty of the murder of British tourist Khuram Sheik and of raping his Russian girlfriend Victoria Alexandrovna were sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment on each of the two counts, a short while ago.
There is no information regarding any Sri Lankans being on board the crashed Malaysian Airlines flight, the External Affairs Ministry said.
The Australian government has told the High Court it has no plans to send 153 asylum seekers back to Sri Lanka
A Thurstan College student who was badly bitten in the leg by a monkey was admitted to the Lady Ridgeway Hospital. A doctor said the wounds required stitching.
A Dutch passenger, Cor Pan, took a photo of the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 flight from the departure lounge of the Amsterdam airport. He captioned the image: "If it disappears, this is what it looks like." This is the photo he took.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 people aboard crashed on Thursday in eastern Ukraine near the Russian border, an area roiled by fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces.
Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said yesterday the decision, to change the number of members elected from the Districts of Monaragala and Badulla in the Uva Provincial Council, was based on the Provincial Council Act and not on political reasons.
The blind owner and eight other female employees of a physiotherapy massage centre in Kollupitiya which engages in the practice of physiotherapy since 1958 were yesterday acquitted and released by a Colombo Court from the allegations that they managed a brothel under the guise of a massage parlour in 2011.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa has appointed Sir Desmond De Silva, Sir Geoffrey Nice and David Crane as experts to advice the Commission to Investigate into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons, Presidential Spokesperson, Mohan Samaranayake said.
A group of United National Party Parliamentarians who were on a fact finding mission to the Sapugaskanda Oil Refinery was prevented from entering by a group of Ceylon Petroleum Corporation employees a short while ago.
Two people were killed when their three-wheeler carrying six people collided head on with a lorry near Pubudu Mawatha Junction on Kadawatha-Mawaramandiya Road in Kadawatha today.
The albino cobra, which was reported missing from Dehiwela Zoo last Monday was found while it was left near the Zoo this morning, police said.
A 32 year-old woman was killed and a boy was injured following a leopard attack in the Fredrose Estate in Nawalapitiya, the Police said today.
Several people affected by the recent riots in Aluthgama and Beruwala have filed fundamental rights petitions alleging that the police had failed to carry out their duties to prevent the riots from taking place.
A Cabinet Paper seeking to withdraw the vehicle facilities provided to ministerial and deputy ministerial staff has been withdrawn on the vehement protest by ministers, the Daily Mirror learns.
The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) said today its Cyber Watch Unit had identified nearly 30 sex offenders and 300 potential sex offenders who had allegedly lured children and youth through social media network sites. ►►►
The Police Special Investigations Unit had begun an investigation to arrest a racketeer involved in cheating devotees who were expecting to go on pilgrimage to Dambadiwa after promising them to arrange concessionary prices for their tours through parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa.
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