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Protesters seize Pakistan's State TV

Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces removed anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad

Man armed with pistol tries to enter Court

Police arrested a man who was attempting to enter the Courts Complex in Hulftsdorp armed with a pistol.

Japanese PM here on Sept. 7

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on an official visit this Sunday, the External Affairs Ministry said today

Chinese man arrested with Wallapatta

The Customs arrested a Chinese national who had attempted to smuggle 13 kilos of Wallapatta worth Rs. 10 million at the Bandaranaike Airport today

Wariyapola youth remanded

The Wariyapola Magistrate Court yesterday remanded Chandra Kumara alias Selva till September 3, who was arrested on charges of sexually harassing 21-year-old Thilini Imalka at the Wariyapola bus Terminal.

MR-Modi meeting on UNGA session sidelines likely

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa are likely to meet on the sidelines of the 69th UN General Assembly session in New York in the third week of September

Sam Wijesinha passes away

Former Parliamentary Secretary General Sam Wijesinha passed away this evening at the age of 93.

My meeting Namal was not pre-planned: Harin

United National Party (UNP) Uva Province chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando said today he did not have any secret meeting with United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa but only met him accidently.

JVP to petition HRC over election violence

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) has said it would file a petition at the Human Rights Commission on tomorrow citing the Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya as a respondent.

Some northern fishermen want to use trawlers

A section of Sri Lanka’s northern fishermen has urged the Northern Provincial Council to allow them to use trawlers, citing the damage caused by Indian trawlers.

Cell phones exchanged at Mail Exchange

Eight suspects, including two Post Masters, had been arrested for abusing the postal system and illegally bringing mobile phones and tablet PCs into the country, the Police said

Chandrika meets Aung San Suu Kyi

Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga met Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, a globally known activist for democracy and the leader of the National League for Democracy (NLD) during her visit to Myanmar.

Six drown in three places in 24 hrs

At least six drowned including an 8-year-old child when they were bathing in three separate incidents at the Kilinochchi, Bandarawela and Mawanella yesterday

LTTE trying to regroup in Australia?-report

Is the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), which ran out of steam in 2009 following the killing of its founder Velupillai Prabhakaran by Sri Lankan armed forces, trying to regroup itself in Australia?

Fishermen decide to withdraw stir after India, SL talks

A meeting of all fishermen's associations today decided to withdraw their 36 day indefinite strike from Monday and put out to sea in the backdrop of the first joint committee meeting between India and Sri Lanka held in Delhi

Sri Lanka rout Pakistan to win series

Allrounder Thisara Perera led Sri Lanka to a seven-wicket victory on the Duckworth/Lewis Method against Pakistan in the series-deciding third and final one-day international on Saturday.

Pakistan bowled out for 102 in ODI decider

Seamer Thisara Perera claimed four for 34 as Sri Lanka bowled Pakistan out for 102 in the third and decisive one-day international in Dambulla a short while ago.

One dead, 9 injured in wasp attack

A 55-year-old man was killed and nine others including four women were injured following a wasp attack in Dibula, Talawakelle last evening, police said. Pictures

Saudi Arabia seeks talks on hiring of SL maids

Saudi officials have announced a five-day visit to Sri Lanka in a bid to overcome "difficulties" related to the recruitment of domestic workers, Arabian Business repported.

TN reiterates demand for release of boats

Participating in the first meeting of the India-Sri Lanka Joint Committee (JC) on fisheries at New Delhi yesterday, Tamil Nadu, among other issues, reiterated its demand for immediate release of 62 fishing boats of its fishermen under Lankan custody for a long time.

Indian police unearth ammunition with LTTE symbol

Hand-grenades and land mines, unearthed from Pacha Talamalai reserve forest near Puliyur in Mettur taluk on Tuesday night, belong to the LTTE, said Salem police, as the hand-grenades were found to be imprinted with LTTE logo.

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Protest demanding salary increase
Launch of ‘Adara Ankura’
Remembering Anagarika Dharmapala
Harin in Passara
Protest demanding salary increase
Launch of ‘Adara Ankura’
Remembering Anagarika Dharmapala
Harin in Passara