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Man hacked to death in Trinco

The body of a young man who had been hacked to death was recovered from a home garden at Aiyanagar in Trincomalee last night. Police said the victim Eswaradasan Kedeeswaran (28) of Palautthu in Trincomalee had been living in England returned to the country last year.

Indian missile that could hit Beijing tested

A successful test flight of the missile will also strengthen India's nuclear deterrence once it comes into service by 2014-15. With a range of 5,000km (3,100 miles), the Agni-V is capable of delivering a single 1.5-ton warhead deep inside nuclear rival China's territory.

Accident kills SLBC director Hassan

A Director and announcer of the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC) Nurania Hassan was killed this morning while five others were injured when the vehicle they were travelling in collided with a lorry at Rambewa, according to the Police.

Judge Warawewa says request for extension refused

High Court Judge W.T.M.P.B. Warawewa has revealed that a request made by the Attorney-General’s Department to further extend his term of office by a year to enable him to hear several pending cases has been refused by the Chief Justice.

The visit provided a good platform-Indian MP

Indian Congress party MP Sudarshana Natchchiappan speaking at the Settikulam IDPs camp on Wednesday said that the visit of the Indian delegation helped to understand all different stands on the Political parties in Sri Lanka.

Lightning kills three

Two women who were plucking leaves in Pitabeddara and a farmer who was in a paddy field in Pahala Athuruliya, Akuressa in Matara were killed when lightning struck them this evening, police said

Chinese woman fined Rs.10 for loitering

A Chinese woman who pleaded guilty to loitering on a street in Kollupitiya at night without giving a reasonable answer to police was ordered to pay a fine of Rs.10 by a Colombo Court today

Uni student snatches gold chain

A female second year university student, who was trying to flee after snatching a woman’s gold chain was caught by a group of three-wheeler drivers in Gampola and handed over to the police

Fire destroys ten houses

At least ten line-houses in the Waltrim estate in the Lindula area, Thalawakale were completely destroyed following a fire that broke out this morning, police said. Police believed that that the fire had broken out due to an electric shortage.

Four arrested with LTTE video

A group of four men who were showing and viewing a video film containing scenes of the past LTTE victories in the warfront, and its training programmes in an attempt to promote the LTTE organisation was taken into custody by  the Serunuwara police last evening (17).

India should support referendum for Eelam: Karunanidhi

DMK president and former Tamil Nadu chief minister M.Karunanidhi Tuesday said India should take up efforts in the United Nations for holding a referendum in Sri Lanka for creation of a separate Tamil Eelam.

Sushma stresses on 13A.

India’s opposition leader Ms. Sushma Swaraj who is currently leading a parliamentary delegation on a visit to Sri Lanka stressed yesterday that the government should evolve a political solution to the national question based on the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, informed sources said yesterday

Expressway earns 437, 500 from towing vehicles

Police have taken steps to charge for towing vehicles that breakdown on the southern expressway. Director Operations and Maintenance T.K.Ranathunga said they charge Rs.2500 to tow vehicles that developed a technical defect to the nearest exit point.

Bus set on fire in Mathurata

A bus estimated at Rs.4 million belonging to the brother-in-law of Private Bus Industries Minister C.B. Ratnayake was set on fire in Mathurata, Kandy by a group of men, police said.

SLC congratulates Sangakkara

Sri Lanka Cricket on Tuesday congratulated senior player Kumar Sangakkara on being named the International Cricketer of the Year 2012 by the Wisden Almanack.

Indian MPs hold talks on political solution

The visiting Indian parliamentary delegation led by opposition Leader Sushma Swaraj held discussions with the Sri Lankan government on the Parliamentary Select Committee and a political solution to the national question.

Gunaratnam ready to return-FSP

The Frontline Socialist Party (FSP) today said its strongman Kumar Gunaratnam is ready to come back to Sri Lanka to participate in any effective investigation carried out on his abduction.

If justice is not delivered people will rise-Hirunika

Hirunika Premachandra, the daughter of the slain Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra said that the whole country is watching the proceedings of the case and if justice is not delivered the countrymen would rise up against it. VIDEO

Wadduwa OIC transferred

The OIC of the Wadduwa Police has been transferred with immediate effect to the Mount Lavinia Police Staion, Police Spokesman Ajith Rohana said. This was after a person who filed an FR petition against the OIC was found dead while in custody of the Wadduwa police on Sunday.

Duminda to undergo another surgery

Duminda Silva who is a suspect in the murder of former MP Baratha Lakshman Premachandra is to undergo another operation at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, the CID said. VIDEO

Man dies in Wadduwa police cell

A 42-year-old  father of three identified who was a key witness in a Human Right case filed against the Wadduwa Police OIC and Police constables  was found dead inside the cell of the Wadduwa police station on Sunday.

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