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Private bus operators want diesel price reduced

Private bus owners urged the government today to either reduce the price of diesel from Rs.84 to Rs.76 a litre or increase bus fares as private buses incurred a daily loss of Rs.15 million since last week’s price increase

NATA wants Govt. to increase cigarette prices

The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (NATA) today urged the government to increase the price of cigarettes by 50 per cent as a means of controlling tobacco consumption and increasing government revenue

Lankan sailors survived without food and water

Four Sri Lankan sailors survived clinging to a life raft at sea for three days without food or water thanks to South African authorities who had earlier detained their ship and made them buy safety equipment

Curfew in Ahungalla and Karandeniya

A police curfew will be imposed in the Ahungalla and Karandeniya areas from 6 pm till 6 am tomorrow, the police said

Kudu Baba arrested

The Vavuniya police today arrested an alleged drug dealer known as ‘Kudu Baba’ who had run an illegal drug business in the area since the end of the war, with 500 grams of heroin in his possession

118 students suspended from studentship: IUSF

The Inter University Students’ Federation (IUSF) said today that as many as 118 university students had been suspended from their studentship during the past few months due to their alleged involvement in various violent activities during the past few months.

Malik might go: SEC Chairperson

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Director General Malik Cader has been offered a senior position in the Finance Ministry and he may accept it if his service is required immediately, SEC Chairperson, Indrani Sugathadasa told Mirror Business Online a while ago.

TNA not sole representative of Sri Lankan Tamils: Peiris

Sri Lankan Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris has asserted that the Tamil National Alliance, which swept the recent local body polls in the Tamil-dominated Northern Province, was not the sole representative of the Tamil-speaking people in Sri Lanka.

Norway backs IOM Programme for Reintegration of former cadres

The Norwegian Embassy in Colombo has contributed NOK 3 million (approximately Rs.57 million) to support the International Organisation for Migration’s (IOM) programme that is assisting reintegration and reconciliation of former LTTE cadres into their own society. 

Legal action will be taken against ten candidates

The Elections Department vowed today to take legal action against the ten candidates who did not declare their assets before October 31, 2011, officials said today.

US concerned over blocking of news sites

The US government  expressed concern over the blocking of anti-government websites in Sri Lanka. The US Embassy in Colombo called on Sri Lankan authorities and the managements of Sri Lankan telecommunications firms to stop activities aimed at blocking free access in Sri Lanka to all legitimate media websites.

Mastermind detained by CID

The CID produced before the Colombo Chief Magistrate a Captain of the Army who had allegedly masterminded the murder of Dr. Prasad Jayasinghe in front of his dispensary in Thalgashandiya  Karandeniya on September 29.

Police curfew lifted in Karandeniya

The police curfew in Ahungalla, Kurudugahahatakma and Karandeniya was lifted at 6am today. Eight persons were arrested in connection with the unrest in Karandeniya , the police said.

37 companies to be acquired through new Bill

The controversial Bill that seeks to take over 37 private institutions include Sevanagala Sugar Industries Ltd. owned by Ampara district UNP organiser Daya Gamage, Ceylinco Leisure Properties Ltd  and a host of garment factories, the Daily Mirror learns

MSD officer identified in the parade

Parliamentarian Duminda Silva’s official bodyguard who was alleged to have shot former parliamentarian and Presidential adviser Baratha Lakshman Premachandra on Election Day at Mulleriyawa was identified by a witness during an identification parade held at the Colombo Chief Magistrate court yesterday

Request to be made for Hajj Pilgrims allocation

Minister-in-Charge of Hajj affairs A.H.M. Fowzie said that he will make a special request to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to allocate a standard quota of 6,000 for Hajj pilgrims from next year

Duminda discharged and to be taken abroad for treatment

MP Duminda Silva who was being treated at the Sri Jayewardenepura Hospital was taken out of the hospital a while ago to be taken abroad for further treatment, a day after President Mahinda Rajapaksa visited him, hospital sources said. He had been released from the hospital on the request of relatives. It is learnt that he is to be flown to Australia for further treatment

Curbing incidents of ragging on collision course

The Higher Education Ministry and the Peradeniya University are on a collision course over alleged non-cooperation by the university administration in curbing incidents of ragging, officials said today

People’s Power would be used:Ranil

Opposition and UNP leader Ranil Wickremsighe today warned that the ‘People’s Power’ would have to be used if the central government ruled by the UPFA shackles the administration of the Colombo Municipal Council which his party had secured at the recently concluded local government election

Lankan cleaner steals laptops from workplace

A Sri Lankan cleaner stole four laptops from his workplace in the Royal Court's engineering office and attempted to steal 18 more, a court heard this morning

Butt found guilty of corruption

Former Pakistan Test captain Salman Butt has been found guilty of conspiracy to cheat and conspiracy to accept corrupt payments in London's Southwark Crown Court

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Yanni ready to rock Colombo
Recalling the ordeal
The ride that ended in tears
Bad weather destroys houses in Mahakachchikodi