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Ministers stifle pruning of personal staff perks

A Cabinet Paper seeking to withdraw the vehicle facilities provided to ministerial and deputy ministerial staff has been withdrawn on the vehement protest by ministers, the Daily Mirror learns.

Video: Online sex offenders identified

The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) said today its Cyber Watch Unit had identified nearly 30 sex offenders and 300 potential sex offenders who had allegedly lured children and youth through social media network sites.

Dambadiva pilgrimage racketeer at large

The Police Special Investigations Unit had begun an investigation to arrest a racketeer involved in cheating devotees who were expecting to go on pilgrimage to Dambadiwa after promising them to arrange concessionary prices for their tours through parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa.

39 Indian fishermen arrested

A total of 39 fishermen from Jagathapattinam and Rameswaram were arrested by Sri Lankan navy personnel today while fishing near the Palk Straits, fisheries department officials said

Limitations needed to prevent conflicts: Keheliya

Mass Media and Information Minister Keheliya Rambukwella today said media control was sometimes needed during incidents like the one in Aluthgama to prevent possible escalation of violence.

Salaka owner released on bail

The owner of Salaka Gamini Neththikumara was today ordered to be released on bail after appearing before the Colombo Fort Magistrate regarding a case which had been filed against him on the charge of having cheated a private security firm of Rs.326,987.

Nominations announced for Uva PC

Nominations for Elections to the Uva provincial council elections will be received from July 30 to August 6 at the nomination centres in the respective District Secretariats, the Election Department said.

Uzbek couple sentenced to death for murder

Colombo High Court today sentenced to death an Uzbekistan husband and wife found guilty of murdering an eight-year-old Chinese child and the baby sitter at Nawala on February 23, 2010.

High time to topple this dictatorship: Ranil

The lawlessness in this country can no longer be overcome through democratic means but through a well- organised struggle by all parties and civil society groups, United National Party (UNP) Leader Ranil Wickremeisnghe said today.

Heavy traffic at Town Hall

Heavy traffic congestion was reported near Town Hall in Colombo due to a protest by Joint Trade Union Committee comprising of 19 trade unions against a new circular issued by the Health Ministry.

Video: Nine kilos of heroin seized in Wanathamulla

Borella police had seized nine Kilos of Heroin in Wanathamulla last night during a special raid and arrested eight suspects, police said today.Pictures

Daughter’s face burnt with heated spoon

A mother of five children was arrested by the Kuruwita Police yesterday for allegedly burning the face of her five-year- old daughter with a heated spoon used to make hoppers

Katchatheevu’s sovereignty has never been with SL: Karunanidhi

DMK president M. Karunanidhi on Tuesday opposed in the Supreme Court the Centre’s stand that Katchatheevu belonged to Sri Lanka in light of the 1974 agreement and said the sovereignty over the islet “was never with Ceylon but with India.”

I admit: Vasudeva

I accept the mistakes made by the government when it comes to National unity, National Languages and Social Integration Minister Vasudeva Nanyakara said while declaring open the Ministry’s Kilinochchi office yesterday

UNP MPs to check oil pipelines

A group of United National Party (UNP) parliamentarians are expected to undertake a fact-finding mission on Thursday to ascertain the seriousness of the breakdown in the pipe lines at the Sapugaskanda oil refinery, party sources said yesterday.

Video: We would have to pay demurrages: Minister

Petroleum Industries Minister Anura Priyadarshana Yapa said today even though the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) would have to pay demurrages for the ships anchored due to the breakdown of the buoy carrying crude oil to the Sapugaskanda oil refinery, the Ministry would not burden the people by increasing fuel prices due to this.

SL concerned over conflict in Gaza

Sri Lanka today called upon the concerned parties to exercise utmost restraint in a bid to halt the violence and ensure a climate conducive to the recommencement of negotiations for a lasting solution to the conflict in Gaza.

Video: Attempt on my life: Upul

An attempt had allegedly been made on the life of Sri Lanka Bar Association (BASL) President Upul Jayasuriya by two men who followed him on a motorcycle today, the DM Online learns.

Murder in Nuwara Eliya: Five sentenced to death

The five accused found guilty of murdering Govinda Logeshwaran and robbing jewellery worth Rs.750, 000 from a jewellery store at Nuwara Eliya in 2000 were today sentenced to death by the Nuwara Eliya High court.

Sabitha, husband ordered to be present in court

Popular film star Sabitha Perera and her husband were today ordered to be present in the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court on October 27 to answer charges in a case where a cheque issued to a construction company by a company belonging to the film star and her husband had been dishonoured.

Video: Expel Hakeem, calls BBS

The Bodhu Bala Sena (BBS) today urged the government to expel Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem from the government over the recent statements he had made against what he called “Buddhist extremism and the need to control it.”

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Health workers in protest march
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Japanese coastguards cleaning Mt. beach
Eid Mubarak!
Health workers in protest march
Ravana Balaya at Buddha Sasana Ministry
Japanese coastguards cleaning Mt. beach
Eid Mubarak!