Some civil organisations published baseless statements showing a higher number of people as gone missing in the North, the Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons Maxwell Paranagama said today.
Sri Lankans have been asked to inform their relatives still staying in West African countries to return immediately because of the threat of contracting the dreaded Ebola virus, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) said.
Counsel appearing for 13 women including two Thai nationals informed Colombo Additional Magistrate A.M. Shabdeen that his clients were stripped naked and checked by non-prison guards in the remand prisons.
A large consignment of refuse tea had been seized by the Special Task Force (STF) from a lorry and two warehouses at Kelanimulla and Megoda Kolonnawa today.Pictures
The police said today the injuries suffered by the first-year student of the Sabaragamuwa University by some unidentified people were found to have been self-inflicted.
A Prince Edward Island (PEI) company (Canada) over-billed and misled the Canadian government while working on a multi-million dollar contract overseas to provide aid to Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami, the PEI Supreme Court has ruled.
The Sri Lankan government has invited an Indian activist to a panel advising its Presidential Commission on missing persons, it is reliably learnt.
A father and son were killed after being brutally assaulted by iron rods by some unidentified men at Meegahatenna last night, Police said
Four NGOs have come under scrutiny by the NGOs National Secretariat functioning under the Defence Ministry, officials said yesterday.
Oscar-winning actor and comedian Robin Williams died from suspected suicide on Monday after battling depression, triggering an outpouring of tributes to one of the most beloved entertainers of his generation.
An alleged brothel operating in the guise of a massage parlour at Darley Road area in Maradana was raided last evening by the Police Organised Crimes Investigation Unit.
Western Province Senior DIG Anura Senanayake on Monday told Court that going by the trust and confidence people had placed in him, he could easily be able to secure over 300,000 preferential votes from the Colombo district if he contested an election.
Authorities are investigating into reports that a bright light had been seen over the skies in the Anuradhapura district around 8 p.m. today accompanied by a loud sound, sources said.
A fire that broke out at Dawson Street in Slave Island destroyed a row of houses in 47/5 Watta this evening, police said. The cause of the fire had not been ascertained yet but it is believd to have originated at a nearby tyre store.
The United Nations can conduct an effective investigation into reports of war crimes in Sri Lanka without visiting the country, said U.N. Human Rights Chief Navi Pillay, reacting to a government decision to deny investigators entry.
The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Organisation said today President Mahinda Rajapaksa should take the responsibility for action of errant ministers and vowed it would tame them if the President failed to correct them.
The government today strongly condemned a security message issued by the US warning violent protests targeting the US Embassy officials or its citizens could occur in Sri Lanka.
An investigation had been launched by the Badulla Police, on the request of a returning officer, to look into three UPFA and two UNP candidates in connection with election law violations.
The police said today legal action would be taken against D.V. Piyasena who had made a complaint that he was assaulted by the Western Provincial Chief Minister.
The special commodity levy on imported big onions and potatoes was increased from August 12 and August 15 respectively.
DIG Anura Senanayake today assured to provide necessary security arrangements for the Bar Association President Upul Jayasuriya
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