Last Updated : 20-04-2014 00:01


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Khuram case: Four suspects granted bail

Four suspects, except the former PS Tangalle Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Sampath Chandrapushpa Vidanapathirana, were released on bail today when the inquiry into the killing of Khuram Shaik was taken up for hearing

Video: Disciplinary action against guilty army instructers

The Army said it had identified the instructors, who areseen in the video footage as punishing several female army soldiers in an unacceptable manner and that disciplinary action would be taken against them.

Malinga to lead SL in semi

Lasith Malinga, who skippered the team in Sri Lanka's last group match against New Zealand, will captain the team at the semi final, media reports said

26 Tamils on illegal ferry journey nabbed

Twenty-six Sri Lankan Tamils were nabbed by Indian Coast Guard while on an illegal voyage to Australia in a ferry off Andaman coast and deported to their country today.

Counterfeit notes: suspect granted bail

The factory Managing Director arrested on charges of having printed counterfeit currency notes equivalent to Rs.2.2 million was today granted bail by Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya

O/L results released

Results of the GCE Ordinary Level examination- 2013 have been released by the examinations department a short while ago. The results could be accessed through

Water supply to certain areas to be interrupted

The Water Board announced that the water supply would be interrupted in some areas in Colombo and its suburbs on Friday and Saturday for essential maintenance work to be carried out

Naval exercise off Trinco seas

A Naval exercise is currently underway off the Trincomalee seas to enhance the professionalism of the Sri Lanka Naval fleet units and to provide training exposure to the Officer under Trainees at the Naval and Maritime Academy (NMA)

Schoolboy falls off cliff and dies

A 14 year-old schoolboy from a school in Hungamuwa, Bandaragama died after he fell off a 200-ft cliff in Pahala Kadugannawa during a school trip this evening, police said.

I don’t mind being called a scarecrow: EC

Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya said today he did not mind being compared to a scarecrow made of straw by Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka because a scarecrow had the power to at least scare aware birds

Alas! The efforts of vigilant bank staff….

A trio of alleged Iranian nationals has been doing their rounds scheming and scamming bank tellers and cashiers of other establishments in a spate of broad daylight robberies

Resort manager feels faint during cross examination

The manager of the Nature Resort at Tangalle today, while being  further cross examined by the Counsel for the first accused in the Khuram Shaikh murder case felt faint and the cross examination was adjourned and postponed for today

Video: De-mining: only 82 sq km remain

While claiming that more than 1 million land mines had been unearthed so far in the de-mining process, the Army said today the lands with landmines in the North had been reduced to 82 square kilometers from 2,064 square kilometers

Missing Malaysia flight: passengers cleared

Investigators have cleared all passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 of any role in hijacking or sabotage or of having personal or psychological issues that could have played a role in the plane's disappearance, the inspector general of police, Khalid Abu Bakar, said Wednesday

Video: Six nabbed in Matugama heist

Police arrested six persons in connection with the theft of Rs. 5 million that took place in Matugama, this evening. The suspects included the two alleged armed robbers as well as the three men who transported the cash to a private finance and leasing company

Video: Ranil going to US to study

United National Party (UNP) National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe said today he would study the latest trends in politics and other related subjects while on a month’s lecturing assignment at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the United States

MH370: the full cockpit transcript

Malaysia released a transcript of communications between missing plane and Kuala Lumpa air traffic control that directly contradicts what the country's ambassador to China told families in Beijing just a few days ago

Kotelawela College ex-principal remanded for threatening witnesses

Sir John Kotalawela College former principal Saman Indaratne was remanded till April 11 on charges of having threatened the witnesses. He was produced before Kurunegala Magistrate Ravindra Premaratne today.

April 15 public holiday

April 15 has been declared as a Public and Bank Holiday in view of the National New Year that falls on Monday April 14, the Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs said today

Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera acquitted

The Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera and 13 others including four monks charged with trespassing and attacking the Cavalry Church in Thalahena at Malabe in 2008 were acquitted today.Pictures

SC reaffirms death sentence on Angulana murder convicts

A five Judge Bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Shiranee Thilakawardena dismissed the appeal filed by the four persons including the former OIC of the Angulana Police station convicted for the murder of two youth in Angulana and reaffirmed the death sentence ordered by the High Court, today.Pictures

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