A protest against the move to change the students’ uniform of Janadipathi Balika Vidyalaya in Rajagiriya was held today near the school by several parents of the students.Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana
Anarkali Akarasha received only 8,843 preferential votes and ended up in the 18th place in the list of 20 candidates. She contested the election on the UPFA ticket from the Matara district, but could not get elected. However, she was elected to office from the Galle district in 2009 as a UPFA member.
JVP leaders answering questions by journalists at a press conference at the party head office in Colombo today said that the election results had dismantled the President’s power map planned for the next six years. Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is seen casting his vote at the Medamulana D.A. Rajapaksa Maha Vidyalaya this morning. The Elections to the Western and Southern provinces began today to elect 159 members to the two provinces. UPDATED
Ballot boxes being loaded into buses parked outside Isipathana College to be transported under police protection to the polling booths in the districts. Pic by Kithsiri de Mel
The Magampura Harbour had come alive with the arrival of a large consignment of vehicles. Pictured here some of the vehicles that have been unloaded from the ship. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
Mahaweli Ganga which is the longest river in Sri Lanka has been severely affected by the drought prevailing in some parts of the country. The river bottom is clearly seen near the Gannoruwa Bridge. Pix by J.A.L. Jayasinghe
A religious ceremony organized by Sri Lankan students studied in China was held last evening at Kotte Raja Maha Viharaya in memorial of passengers on missing Malaysian flight MH370. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
The US sponsored resolution on Sri Lanka at the 25th session of the UNHRC in Geneva was adopted short while ago with 23 countries voting for, 12 against and 12 abstained.
Police spokesman Ajith Rohana holds a genuine Rs. 5,000 note in his right hand and a counterfeit 5,000 rupee note on his left hand today, at a media briefing at the Police Headquarters. Pix by Kushan Pathiraja
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