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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.”

ADB lends 300 mln USD to SL

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $300 million dual-tranche loan to help Sri Lanka scale up its use of clean energy and cut its reliance on costly petroleum oil for electricity generation.

Dehiowita PS chairman arrested

Dehiowita Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Amila Ruwan Kandearachchi is reported to have surrendered to the police this morning over charges that he had July 4, forcibly taken away a bus seized by a leasing company after he had defaulted on the lease payments.

Suspect arrested with 9kg of heroin

A suspect was arrested with nine kilogrammes of heroin worth Rs.63 million from Madiwela area by the Police Narcotics Bureau last night, Police said

Karunanidhi gets four weeks to respond

The Supreme Court on Monday granted four weeks’ time to DMK president M. Karunanidhi and the Tamil Nadu government to file their response to the Centre’s reply that Katchatheevu could not be retrieved from Sri Lanka.

Indian Air Force Chief due here

In a bid to boost bilateral military ties, Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha will go on a three-day visit to Sri Lanka from Tuesday, a tour that could trigger political opposition from parties and groups in TN.

MR telephones Mahmoud Abbas

President Mahinda Rajapaksa has telephoned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday and conveyed Sri Lanka’s condolences to those who lost their lives in Gaza, Presidential spokesman Mohan Samaranayaka said.

Senanayake exceeds 43 degrees

Though Sri Lanka players and Sri Lanka Cricket officials have been making a big fuss over Sachithra Senanayake’s reporting for a suspected illegal action by ICC match officials during Sri Lanka’s recent tour of England, tests conducted by the ICC accredited laboratory in Cardiff has proved that the star spinner had extended his elbow as much as a whopping 43 degrees, way beyond the allowed legal limit of 15 degrees.

SL court keeps five in Australia asylum case in detention

A Sri Lankan court on Monday ordered that five suspected ringleaders of a people-smuggling operation remain in custody for two more weeks, in a case that has fuelled controversy over Australia's tough line on immigration.

Red notice issued for suspects arrest

Colombo Chief Magistrate Gihan Pilapitiya today issued red notice for the arrest of S.D.T. Christine Dilhari of No 2, Kotikawatte Shopping Complex, Angoda for aiding and abetting the main suspects in the Korean Job scam by communicating with the victims and getting the victim’s cash deposited in the suspects bank accounts.

Two Turkish men, Ukrainian woman remanded

Two Turkish men and a Ukrainian woman who were produced in a Colombo Court on charges of having carried out an ATM-skimming racket in Colombo were yesterday remanded till July 16.

Thou shall not…

Strict legal action would be taken against those who spit betel chew in public places. Police Spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said legal action would also be taken against those who release cows into main roads.

Mahela announces retirement from Test cricket

Sri Lankan Cricket (SLC) said veteran cricketer Mahela Jayawardene has announced his retirement from Test cricket by handing over his resignation letter to SLC today.

Boy killed in Moratuwa accident

A seven- year-old boy has succumbed to injuries suffered after he was knocked down by a vehicle driven by an Air Force Squadron Leader in Moratuwa this morning, the Police said.

Sachithra to undergo intense coaching

Sri Lanka's cricket authorities decided to send off-spinner Sachithra Senanayake for intense coaching after the International Cricket Council (ICC) ruled his bowling action illegal and banned him from international matches.

Dayasiri in another fiasco

Leonard Fonseka, a UNP supporter who operated a broadcasting centre in Kuliyapitiya. had lodged a complaint with the North Western Province DIG on July 11 alleging that supporters of North Western Chief Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera had tried to kidnap him

Harin’s response

UNP MP Harin Fernando said in response to Mr. Jaysekera’s apology that it was natural for Mr. Jayaskera to tender an apology as he must be ashamed of himself- being a chief minister

Dayasiri apologises to the people

North Western Province Chief Minister Dayasiri Jaysekera tendered an apology to the people of the country and to those of the province he represents for the unfortunate incident that took place at a recent talk show on TV -- where he got into a brawl with the UNP MP Harin Fernando.

New law on NGOs is ready

Against the backdrop of some organisations defying the regulations governing NGO activities, the government has decided to enact a law, before the end of this year, making it mandatory for all of them to register with the National Secretariat on NGOs.

FIFA World Cup: Germany are Champions of the World

Germany have emerged as the Champions of the FIFA World Cup, Brazil 2014, after a hard fought 120 minute battle with Argentina at the Maracana.

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