Last Updated : 23-08-2014 16:39



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Wele Suda’s wife released

Notorious drug trafficker Wele Suda’s wife and mother-in-law who had been detained by the Colombo Narcotics Bureau for allegedly aiding and abetting the trafficking of 85 kilogrammes of heroin valued at more than Rs.6.8 million were released

Video: Rajitha to sue BBS for Rs. 1 bn

Minister Rajitha Senaratne today said he would institute legal action to the amount of Rs.1 billion against BBS General Secretary Ven. Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera over allegations made by him

Anura reveals names of relatives in Foreign Service

While criticizing the country’s foreign policy JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake yesterday revealed names of relatives of government politicians and henchmen in the Foreign Service

Lover’s lunge

A 22-year-old woman had been admitted to the National Hospital after being stabbed by allegedly her former lover, the Police said

Court wants Thenuka and two others

Mahiyangana Magistrate’s Court today ordered the Mahiyangana Police to produce UPFA Badulla District Parliamentarian Thenuka Vidanagamage, a former Provincial Council member Anura Vidanagamage and another person in court before August 26 for allegedly threatening a Deputy Elections Commissioner.

Video: Ranil accuses govt. of double standards

UNP National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said today there would be no need for foreign experts to intervene in our internal affairs if democracy and an independent judiciary were ensured, the Lessons Learnt and Reconciliation Commission (LLRC) recommendations carried out and the 17th Amendment re-instated

Temple robbed at gun point in Kalthota

A gang of robbers who entered a temple at Puhulyaya in Kalthota had trussed up five Buddhist monks and looted valuable artifacts at gun point early today, the Police said

New passport pass-back service for UK visa applicants in SL

The British High Commission in Colombo today announced the launch of a passport pass-back service for UK visa applicants applying at the visa application centre in Colombo from August 11, 2014

TID arrests uni. student

The Police Terrorist Investigation Division (TID) had arrested a third-year student of the Sabaragamuwa University on Tuesday on charges of an assault incident in the University.

Dr. Guruge passes away

Dr. Ananda W. P. Guruge, who is a Buddhist intellectual, an author and a renowned social worker passed away at the age of 87.

An alleged brothel in Kollupitiya raided

An alleged brothel said to have been operating under the guise of a massage parlour at Alfred House in Kollupitiya was reported to have been raided by the Police Organised Crimes Investigation Unit.

India to use proper channels with SL on sensitive issues

Appropriate channels with Sri Lanka will be used to address issues of sensitive nature, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said today amid reports of a Pakistani diplomat, posted in Colombo, being involved in a conspiracy to target the US and Israel consulates in south India at ISI's behest.

GL says Palestine didn’t fault SL stand

External Affairs Minister G.L.Peiris told Parliament yesterday that Palestine had never raised any concern with Sri Lanka on its stand regarding the situation in the Gaza strip.

Electricity and fuel tariff unrealistic: Champika

Electricity and fuel tariffs in Sri Lanka are not realistic and consumers have a right to know how these tariffs came about, Technology and Research Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka said yesterday.

Video: Bill to be submitted to Parliament by VaC

The group calling themselves ‘Voice against Corruption’ today said that it was going to submit a Bill in Parliament to ensure the peoples’ right to information and said that the legal draft of it was being formulated by its lawyers.

Three ATM scammers to be indicted in HC

Two Turkish men and a Ukrainian woman, who were in remand custody on charges of having carried out an ATM-skimming racket in Colombo are to be indicted in Colombo High Court on charges of having committed an offence under the Payment Devices Frauds Act, the CID told Court today.

India to welcome back its nationals from Australia

With Australia preparing to send 157 Sri Lankan asylum seekers, including 50 children, to India, the Indian government today said it will "certainly welcome back" Indians, if there were any, Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson said.

Sixth sitting of Missing Persons Comm. in Mannar

The sixth round of public sittings of the commission inquiring into allegations of missing persons would be held in the Mannar District from August 8 to 11, the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Missing Persons (PCIMP) said today.

Four arrested for circulating harmful SMSs

Four people were arrested by the police for allegedly circulating an SMS message with the intent of creating disharmony among communities, the Police said.

Video: UNP wary of NFF Uva moves

The United National Party (UNP) today charged that the NFF was running with the hound and hunting with the hare at the upcoming Uva Provincial Council elections.

Top Aussie border protection official in SL

Commander of the Australian Border Protection Command, Rear Admiral Michael Noonan is currently in Sri Lanka to discuss a range of maritime security issues, including people smuggling with the Sri Lankan authorities

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