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12.5mn gold arrested at BIA

A passenger who landed at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) from Sharjah was arrested with more than 12.5 million rupees of gold, airport customs said

SF indicted for mutiny

Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka and his personal assistant Senaka Haripriya de Silva were yesterday indicted at the Colombo High Court on charges of having committed mutiny and insubordination and harbouring army deserters.

Five political parties to register with TNA: MP

As the much anticipated talks with the government had failed the five main political parties that are grouped together under the TNA are contemplating to register with the TNA as a political party, with the commissioner of elections, MP Suresh Premachandran said in Vavuniya.

New unit to monitor tourists

The Immigration and Emigration Department will set up a special unit to monitor the activities of some tourists to Sri Lanka because several of them come here for purposes other than tourism, a senior official said yesterday.

Further restrictions on smoking

An expert said yesterday Sri Lanka had the potential to introduce legislation calling for the total ban on tobacco consumption by those born after 2000.

SF’s Fundamental Rights Petition deferred until May 3

The Supreme Court yesterday (23) re-listed to be mentioned on May 3 the fundamental rights petition of former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka for the alleged infringement of his fundamental rights to freedom from torture, freedom from arbitrary arrest and detention.

30 political parties to be suspended

The Elections Department has decided to suspend the registration of 30 political parties, which had failed to submit relevant documents such as their statements of accounts and policy statements for several years, an official said today.

Only three Ministers had the gall to make practical decisions: Reginald

There were only three Education Ministers who had a vision for the national education system in Sri Lanka and the spine to take pragmatic decisions; they were C.W.W. Kannagara, I.M.R.A. Irriyagolla and Richard Pathirana, Small Crops Exports Development Minister Reginald Cooray said.

Postal Trade Union asks to remove Postmaster General immediately

The Joint Postal Trade Union today carried out a sathyagraha at the Postal Headquarters calling on President Mahinda Rajapaksa to remove the Postmaster General form his post with immediate effect failing which they would go on strike.

Sirikotha attack - Police to seek AG’s advice

Mirihana Police today informed the Nugegoda Magistrate they would send the extracts of the investigation report on the Sirikotha attack to the Attorney General for his instructions.

Will accept 25% salary increase

The Ceylon Electricity Board trade union alliance today decided to accept the 25% salary hike for this year but vowed to take action in 2013 to get another 20% increase in their salaries.

Mahela reappointed

Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan has resigned from the captaincy and former skipper Mahela Jayawardene has been reappointed to the role, the island nation's sports minister said on Monday.

Won't captain team: Dilshan

Cricket captain Tillakaratne Dilshan has resigned as captain of the national team, Sri Lanka cricket announced today, paving way for Mahela Jayawardene to take over the role.

Police probing into the mysterious death of a PC

The Kandy police have commenced a special probe into the mysterious death of Police Constable Anura who was found dead on Rajapihilla Road in Kandy on Saturday evening.

I will unite Ranil and Sajith: Karu

“I will unite Ranil, Sajith and others and I will dedicate my whole life for it, Karu Jayasuriya says at the opening of his office in Colombo

9 detained fishermen to be released SLN

Nine Indian fishermen who had gone missing and were taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy after they strayed into their waters due to a technical snag in their boats will be released today.

SF and Senaka plead not guilty for harbouring of Army deserters

An indictment was served today at the Colombo High Court on former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka and his personal assistant Senaka Haripriya de Silva for committing mutiny and insubordination to the government and for harbouring army deserters. The accused pleaded not guilty for the charges.

Stringent legislations on child rape

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) is to propose stringent legislations including the death sentence to grave rape and molestation on minors and consider child abuse a non-bailable offence, a senior official of the NCPA said today

Govt. backtracking on promises made to India: TNA

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) said today that the government is backtracking on it promises made to the Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna.

Prison escape bid fail, two inmates and three jailers injured

Two prisoners and three jailers were injured during an early morning escape attempt at the Galle Prison this morning. Their attempt failed when prison guards opened fire to restrict them within the prison premises.

Foreign Tabligh Jamaat members given grace period to leave

The group of 161 foreigners of the ‘Tabligh Jamaat’ movement who have been asked to leave Sri Lanka for violating visa rules will be given a one-week grace period to leave the island, Senior Minister A. H. M. Fowzie told the Daily Mirror

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MR shows the way
DM participates in Ifthar ceremony
Another train derailment
Mahela notches up 150
MR shows the way
DM participates in Ifthar ceremony
Another train derailment
Mahela notches up 150