Cheetah the Chimp, co-star of the 1930s "Tarzan" films with Johnny Weissmuller and one of the world's oldest chimpanzees, has died in Florida. He was thought to be about 80 years old.
Parisians have a new, very affordable way of getting around the French capital as of this week - free "tuk-tuk" taxis.
Two women were slashed to death in the Udahorambuwa area in Ridigama, police media spokesman Ajith Rohana said.
The Sri Lankan Embassy in Riyadh opened a library for stranded housemaids on Saturday.
The Race Course Grounds at Reid Avenue in the heart of Colombo would be converted into a Dutch Hospital- style Development Project with restaurants, shopping centres and other places for sports and leisure, The Urban Development Authority (UDA) said yesterday.
Education Minister Bandula Gunawardane said yesterday that he would conduct a special meeting with the relevant officials this morning to identify the reasons for the irregularities in Z-score rankings of students who sat the Advanced Level Examination this time
Responsible persons in the UNP should not provoke the party members and create divisions in the party, Assistant General Secretary of the party Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena said yesterday
An increase in statutory rape cases have been reported in the country, the police said yesterday. Police spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said that they have detected an increase in statutory rape cases this year when compared with previous years
A group of persons identifying themselves as law abiding citizens of Tangalle, have complained to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) in writing that there are attempts by some elements with vested interests to undermine investigations into the killing of a British national at a hotel in Tangalle recently
The UNP is expected to hold a disciplinary inquiry on Kurunegala District MP Dayasiri Jayasekera who unsuccessfully contested for the party’s national organiser’s post, sources said
Six persons were injured when an ambulance collided with a lorry on the Ella-Wellawaya main road. A mentally disabled person was inside the ambulance and was being taken to the Moneragala Hospital from Colombo
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) arrested three more suspects in connection with the killing of a British tourist at Medilla, Tangalle early Sunday morning
Elections for the Pudukudairippu and Muhudubada Pattu Pradeshiya Sabhas in the Mullattivu District were once again postponed by Election Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya today
Nepali migrant workers are among 400 South Asians who have been stranded in the UAE after their employer’s companies went bust
Sri Lanka will hold accountable every person accused of war crimes during its decades-long civil conflict, the island nation’s ambassador to the U.S. says VIDEO
A Sri Lankan who had allegedly misappropriated Rs.17.8 million from Sri Lankan properties belonging to popular Hollywood actress of X-Files fame Gillian Anderson, was remanded till January 4 by a Colombo Court.
The temperature in Colombo today is the lowest in over 60 years. The temperature recorded today is 18.2 Celsius, which is the lowest recorded temperature in Colombo after 1951.
Six persons who allegedly abducted a 22 year old female were arrested today by the Angkumbura police. The police made the arrest after rescuing the young victim in the Manawila area in the Kandy District. The van they used for the abduction was also recovered.
The temperature in most of areas has decreased due to the North East Monsoon known as ‘Winter Monsoon’ the Department of Meteorology said today. The temperature in Colombo and Anurdhapura is down to 18 degrees, Jaffna 19 degrees and Nuwara Eliya 7.7 degrees.
Pressure exerted by various quarters including highly influential authorities and others who expected to enroll students at overseas universities triggered the hasty release of the 2011 GCE Advanced Level results that contributed to the ranking mess-up
Twenty two JVP Politburo members have been issued notice to appear before the Colombo District Court on January 30, 2012. The Politburo members including the leader of the JVP Somawansa Amarasinghe were issued notice
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