Last Updated : 02-08-2014 03:24



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Police sets up highway traffic squadron

A new highway traffic squadron to curb road accidents has been set up by the police with the recently purchased 279 high-speed motorbikes

Missing Lankan found in Peshawar police custody

A Sri Lankan national, who was missing for months, was found in Peshawar police detention on Monday, ARY News reported.

Next door dog distressing US man in Jaffna

A complaint had been lodged with the Jaffna police by an American claiming the growl of the next door dog was distressing him.

Salaka: Cheating case amicably settled

The case filed against the Salaka owner, Gamini  Neththikumara on the charge of having cheated a private security firm, was amicably settled today after the entire amount was paid to the complainant party.

BJP‘s Swamy to meet MR

Former Union Cabinet Minister and chairman of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Committee for Strategic Action Subramanian Swamy is scheduled to meet Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris and Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa during a visit to Sri Lanka

Nine hour water cut in Colombo

A 9-hour water cut would be imposed in several areas in Colombo from tomorrow 9.00 p.m. to 6.00 a.m. Wednesday due to the laying of new pipelines under the Colombo City Development Project, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board said

EPRLF calls for re-merger of north and east

The Eelam People’s Revolutionary Liberation Front (EPRLF) led by MP Suresh Premachandran, has passed resolutions calling, for among other things, the re-merger of the Northern and Eastern Provinces in conformity with Indo-Lanka Accord.

Prisoner sentenced to 20 years’ could be freed in under 13 years

A person sentenced to 20 years rigorous imprisonment need only serve a term of 12 years and 9 months in terms of prison law, said prisons  department sources.

Bar to bar new bars

Legal luminaries yesterday observed that the proposed amendments which are to be brought in respect of Law College entrance by the Incorporated Council of Education (ICLE) would be detrimental and hinder the further education of local students registered with foreign universities.

MR wants world leaders to see SL’s reality

President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday said he wishes to see more foreign leaders visiting his country to experience the island's post conflict progress.

Dancers duel

A rivalry between one dancer and three other women dancers at an Indian Night club in Kollupitiya had led to a brawl which ended up in Court and all four women were reprimanded by Colombo Fort Magistrate.

BASL president lodges another complaint

The President of the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) Attorney-at-Law Upul Jayasuriya had made another complaint with the Thalangama police regarding an incident where two unidentified motorcyclists had roamed around his residence located in the Thalangama area.

Iran rejects selling oil to SL

Mohsen Qamsari, an official with the National Iranian Oil Company, said on July 20 rejected the claims that Iran is selling crude oil to Greece, Sri Lanka, and South Africa.

Strong winds now, El Nino later

Sri Lanka could be affected by El Nino effect during the latter part of the year bringing rains during the months of October and November, the Department of Meteorology said.

SA beat SL by 153 runs in first Test

South Africa beat Sri Lanka by 153 runs on the fifth and final day of the first test played in Galle to take a one-nil lead in the two-match series

PC killed after being run over by motor cyclist

A police constable attached to the Meegahawatte police was killed after being run over by a motor cyclist last night, Police said

Five Lankan fishermen repatriated

Five Sri Lankan fishermen were repatriated to their country on Saturday following Centre's intervention. They were nabbed by the Coast Guard on April 30 for entering Indian waters

Portugal Prime Minister arrives in SL

Portugal Prime Minister Passos Coelho arrived in Sri Lanka this morning at the Bandaranaike International Airport

MP Harin to resign on Aug. 5

UNP MP Harin Fernando said today that he would resign from Parliament on August 5 to contest the Uva Provincial Council election

UN team on SL to have sittings overseas

The UN team, which has been put together to investigate allegations of human rights violations and war crimes against the Sri Lankan government and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), will be holding hearings in New York, Geneva and Bangkok

Top LTTErs arrested in Malaysia brought to SL

Three top LTTE members, who were arrested by the Malaysian authorities few weeks ago, were handed over to the Sri Lankan police and are being interrogated by the Terrorist Investigation Department in Colombo, Police said.

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Smiles after party office opening
MEP convention
The scene of a tragedy
Saluting the alma mater