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Heavy traffic on Darley Road

Heavy traffic has been reported along Darley Road, Maradana because of a protest outside the Mahaweli Authority; motorists are advised to use alternative routes

Wariyapola girl arrested

Twenty one-year-old Thilini Amalka, who is alleged to have slapped a youth at the Wariyapola Bus Terminal recently had been arrested by the  Wariyapola Police this morning, Police Media Unit said. UPDATE

India has to go to war to retrieve Kachatheevu: AG

Indian Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that retrieving Kachatheevu Island was an impossible task and India would have to declare war with Sri Lanka to retrieve it.

TNA seeks India’s help in return of refugees

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has sought India’s help in the return of Sri Lankan refugees from India.

EC writes to IGP

In the wake of a surge in election law violations in the Moneragala District, Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya yesterday instructed Inspector General of Police, N.K. Ilangakoon to beef up security in the district in the run-up to the elections to the Uva Provincial Council.

Video: Wariyapola girl complains to Police Hq

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said yesterday a complaint had been lodged at the Police Headquarters by 21-year-old Thilini Amalka, who is alleged to have slapped a youth at Wariyapola Bus Terminal recently when he had abused her verbally and in sign language.

ACHC condemns ACHF allegations

The All Ceylon Hindu Congress has sent the following letter with reference to news item that appeared in the newspapers and websites: We have been receiving enquiries in respect of news reports and website news of what have been said by “All Ceylon Hindu Federation”.

‘Resolve TN fishermen issue politically’

The issue relating to frequent arrests of Tamil Nadu fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy should be resolved politically and diplomatically, the Supreme Court observed on Tuesday.

Maid steals from future employer's house

A Sri Lankan maid claimed that she stole gold jewellery of her employer as the latter had failed to pay for her work, the Dubai Criminal Court heard.

Video: Colonial passport sold at Rs. 30mn

Seven people, who are alleged to have stolen a colonial era passport issued to a Sub Inspector attached to the then Ceylon Police Force, were arrested by the Kollupitiya police while they were attempting to sell it for Rs.30 million.

Video: BBS ties up with Hindu Federation for reconciliation

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) today charged that the Government and the National Languages and Social Integration Ministry had failed in the reconciliation process in Sri Lanka and as such would work with the All Ceylon Hindu Federation (ACHF) to complete this task.

Cigarettes, liquor worth Rs.105mn seized

Police seized foreign liquor and cigarettes worth around Rs.105 million hidden in a luxury house on Fairfield Road, Borella today.

Ebola:6 Indians isolated at Delhi airport

Six Indian nationals who arrived at Delhi airport this morning from Liberia, have been isolated and taken for further tests

Mangala dashes ‘ice bucket’ craze

The Ice Bucket challenge started by an American to raise funds for his friend suffering from a deadly Motor Neurone Disease has been converted into a publicity stunt by some local politicians who blindly follow whatever that comes from the West, United National Party (UNP) MP Mangala Samaraweera said today.

Video: Two arrested for helping Kudu Chamara

An assistant immigration officer and a prison official were arrested today for allegedly helping Kudu Chamara alias Nilan who attempted to flee the country yesterday, police said.

Video:Gun shots fired at JVP office in Moneragala

Members of the ruling United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) had opened fire and had run amok at an election office of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna in Maneragala, JVP General Secretary Tilvin Silva said at a hurriedly organised media briefing in Colombo a while ago.

Surgeons save man’s life

A tiny ‘Imbul’ tree branch which had pierced the right breast of a motorcyclist was surgically removed by a team of surgeons at the Hambantota General Hospital. PICTURES

Lankan arrested for a Swiss murder

A Sri Lankan man who arrived in New Zealand using fake documents has been arrested for a murder in Switzerland more than 13 years ago

Human trafficking racket busted, Lankans held

Police on Monday busted a human trafficking racket involving six Sri Lankan Tamils by taking into custody four racketeers including a fisherman from the island nation when the job-seekers moved towards the coast at Surareddypalem, near here, on Monday, according to Superintendent of Police Ch.Srikanth.

Video: Wariyapola boy hospitalised

Chandra Kumara alias Selva who was slapped by a girl at the Wariyapola bus stand was admitted to the Wariyapola hospital yesterday after complaining of a hearing problem in one of his ears, hospital sources said.

SL youth on Taiwanese vessel goes missing

Parents of a Sri Lankan youth, who had gone missing while working aboard a Taiwanese ship, have sought the assistance of the CID, the Foreign Employment Bureau and the Ministry of External Affairs, to locate their son.

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Launch of ‘Adara Ankura’
Remembering Anagarika Dharmapala
Harin in Passara
Series win
Launch of ‘Adara Ankura’
Remembering Anagarika Dharmapala
Harin in Passara
Series win