Last Updated : 28-08-2014 03:11



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Mobile phone case: Two women given suspended sentence

A fashion model and teledrama actress, and another woman were fined Rs.250 each and imposed a three-month sentence suspended for five years when they were produced in a Mount Lavinia Court on charges of having engaged in mobile-phone prostitution.

Decision on wage hike should be put forward in parliament

The Public Administration Ministry said that a decision to increase salaries following the fuel price hikes which had resulted in the rapid increase in the cost of living would be a decision that would have to be put forward in parliament.

6-year-old suffocates to death

A six-year-old child suffocated to death after getting entangled in the rope of a swing, in Hettipola

Woman sentenced to death

A woman who stood indicted with murder was found guilty and sentenced to death by Kegalle High Court Judge Menaka Wijesundera on February 14.

Land of acting Magistrate sold on a faked deed

A suspect produced in court on February 17 for allegedly selling 74 perch land belonging to an acting magistrate for Rs.10 million on a fraudulently prepared deed has been re-remanded till February 22 by the Kandy acting  additional magistrate Mahinda Liyanage

Court order taken for funeral: Police

The police have obtained a court order from the Chilaw Magistrate for the funeral of fisherman Anthony Fernando who succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday during clashes, which is to be held today

Colombo Outer Circular Highway construction starts today

The Ministry of Highways will commence construction of the second phase of the Colombo Outer Circular Highway at an estimated cost of a staggering Rs.44.8 billion from Kaduwela to Kadawatha today, the Ministry said.

Manager and eight women granted bail

The manager and the eight women who were remanded on charges of having operated a brothel under the guise of a massage parlour at Sellamuttu Avenue in Kollupitiya were given bail by a Colombo Court yesterday.

New ward complex at NCULTS to boost liver transplants

One of the pioneering medical establishments in liver transplantation in the country, the North Colombo University Liver Transplantation Service (NCULTS) received a new ward complex constructed at a cost of Rs.35 million which will be a boost to liver transplantation in Sri Lanka.

Professionalism must begin at school level: Minister

The greatness of a school is determined by the contribution its students make to the nation, not by the number of students who get through examinations, Irrigation and Water Resources Management Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva said.

Price of milk powder likely to rise

In the wake of the huge increase in fuel prices and electricity bills, people are likely to be burdened further if the government approves a request from milk powder companies to increase the price of a 400 gram packet of milk powder by Rs.15.

Unions say estates paralysed by token strike

A token strike was launched yesterday by plantation sector workers to protest the unprecedented increase in fuel prices and the resultant rise in the cost of living.

High diabetic risk among young people in SL

Scientists at King's College London and the National Diabetes Centre of Sri Lanka have found evidence of a high number of risk factors for type-2 diabetes among the young urban population in Sri Lanka.

No warning board or red light, lorry pays price

A container lorry transporting a consignment of tiles ran off the road at the Massala Junction in Beruwala on the Colombo-Galle road and toppled. Inquiries revealed that the driver had lost control of the vehicle that fell into a pit dug by workers attending to some water supply maintenance work.

JVP unions calling for 40% salary increase

A Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) affiliated trade union today urged the government to grant a 40 per cent salary increase so as to cushion the burden on an already suffering people from the fall out of the unprecedented increase in fuel prices.

Soldier in alleged attempt to rob ATM machine

A solider who allegedly attempted to rob an ATM machine belonging to the Kurunegala People’s Bank Branch today was arrested by police personnel on patrol. The 22-year-old suspect was attached to the Gemunu Watch at Nawandakulam in Jaffna and was on leave. 

Protesters disperse

Protesters gathered in front of the Fort Railway Station dispersed a short while ago.

Protest continues

The protest organised by the UNP today is still continuing despite heavy police presence. The STF have just arrived at the scene and are armed with weapons. The MPs present at the scene have left the site after General Secretary Tissa Attanayake and stalwart Joseph Michael Perera urged protestors to leave peacefully. VIDEO

Brutal crackdown by the Police:Harin

UNP MP Harin Fernando said that the attack on todays protest was brutal and the government would not be able to continue to suppress the voice of the people.

Tissa and Joseph Michael urge protesters to leave

UNP Secretary Tissa Attanayake and MP Joseph Michael Perera have arrived at the scene and are urging the protesters to leave

JJ injured at protest

UNP MP Dr. Jayalath Jayawardena has been injured and he was rushed to hospital. His injuries were caused due to a tear gas pump which hit his head

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Rarely seen bunch
Protest at Mahaweli Authority
Another successful  surgery
Fifth Comoran Strike exercise in EP
Rarely seen bunch
Protest at Mahaweli Authority
Another successful  surgery
Fifth Comoran Strike exercise in EP