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UNP MPs attacked

UNP MPs who were visiting the Hambantota Port and the Mattala Airport had come under attack by a group of Government supporters led by local politicians when they were coming out of the harbour a short while ago

Video: 40 Red Notices against LTTE operatives abroad

Interpol is reported to have issued 40 ‘Red Notices’ against LTTE operatives living abroad.

Video: Khuram family 'shocked' as the court bails four accused

The family of Khuram Shaikh, who was killed while on holiday in Sri Lanka, say they are shocked by the decision to bail four men accused of his murder - half way through their trial.

Two prisoners escape from Welikada

A prison inmate and a man detained in connection with a killing and three other cases were reported to have escaped from the Welikada Prisons today while under treatment at the prison hospital’s psychiatric ward.

Macaw search continues

Three of the four macaws that went missing at President’s House were captured yesterday and the search continues for the other

SC rejects plea to probe Indian Army's role in SL

The Supreme Court Thursday declined to entertain a plea seeking a Special Investigative Team (SIT) probe into the role of the Indian Army as a peacekeeping force in Sri Lanka during operations against the LTTE.

UNP makes a cross wind landing at Mattala

The visit of the UNP MPs to the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Airport, Mattala ended with a commotion when a group of men confronted them when they were coming out of the airport premises after the visit

Video: Details of SL military officials on BTU website

The Sri Lankan Army today claimed that a group calling itself the British Tamil Union had in its website published photos and details of officers attached to the Sri Lanka Security Forces in an attempt at hitting back at the Sri Lankan Government for banning LTTE front organisations

UK updates travel advisory on SL

Britain has updated its travel advisory after the Sri Lankan Government designated 16 organisations and 424 individuals for purported links to terrorism.

French national drowns off Hikkaduwa

A 72-year-old French national is reported to have drowned in the sea off the Hikkaduwa Beach last evening. Police said the body is lying at the Karapitiya Hospital Mortuary and that the postmortem examination would be held today

US hoping to resume military ties with SL: Biswal

The US said today it was looking forward to the resumption of a more comprehensive military relationship no sooner the Sri Lankan Government makes progress towards reconciliation and accountability

Hundreds still missing in deadly Korea ferry accident

Rescuers were hammering on the upturned hull of a capsized South Korea ferry on Thursday hoping for a response from hundreds of people, mostly teenage schoolchildren, believed trapped after the vessel started sinking more than 24 hours previously

Some countries blind to LTTE fronts: Gota

Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa said though there was no more terrorism in Sri Lanka, the terrorists’ global network continued to function largely unhindered and that some nations seemed to have chosen to turn a blind eye to these front organisations

Police get court order for BBS video

The news directors attached to two private television channels were yesterday ordered to hand over unedited video footage to the police, to conduct further investigations into the alleged commotion made by the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organistion,  disrupting a media conference organised by the Jathika Bala Sena (JBS) on April 9

Prelate to take to the streets against ‘Bim Saviya’ Act

Maha Nayaka of the Asgiriya Chapter, most Venerable Udugama Sri Buddharakkitha Thera, said today he and the Maha Sangha were ready to take to the streets, unless the Government amends the Bim Saviya Land Registration Act immediately.

Video: Another complaint against Ven. Gnanasara Thera

A complaint has been made to the Slave Island Police against the statement made to the media by the Bodu Bala Sena General Secretary Galagoda Aththe Gnanasara Thera on April 12.

Sonia raises Rajiv Gandhi's killing

Dismissing as "false propaganda" that Congress was not concerned about Tamils in Sri Lanka, Sonia Gandhi today raised the emotional issue of her husband Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, saying the former prime minister sacrificed his life "fighting" for them

Hakeem discusses law faculty admission with Mahanayake

Justice Minister Rauff Hakeem visited the Mahanayake Thera of Malwathu Chapter today and had a discussion on the issue of admission of students to the Law Faculty of the Colombo University

Four Macaws escape from President’s House

Four Macaw parrots that were reared at the President’s House in Colombo have escaped from their cage today, President’s Media division said. People are asked to inform of any information about the missing parrots to Mayura Perera on 0777 535 377.

Hyderabad police investigating SL kidney racket

Hyderabad city police are investigating into allegations of a Colombo-based kidney racket in which a youngster from Hyderabad lost a life

Video: Mervyn is a patriot says BBS

The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organisation today hailed Minister Mervyn Silva as a genuine patriot and was much better than other ministers

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