A part of the Lion Air aircraft that crashed into the Northern seas off Iranatheevu in 1998 was being salvaged by special divers from the SL Navy. Part of a jaw along with a golden tooth was found among the recoveries. Pix by Romesh Madhusanka
Sri Lanka navy yesterday salvaged some parts of the wreckage of the Lion Air passenger aircraft off Iranathivu seas.(Pix by: Romesh Madushanka)
The salvage operation on wreckage of the Lion Air Antonov 24 plane began today and will continue till tomorrow. The plane crashed into the Iranathivu seas after an LTTE missile attack in 1998. Pix by Romesh Madushanka
Several roads in Colombo and the suburbs were flooded as a result of heavy showers this morning.Armour Street is seen under water. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
The outgoing Indian High Commissioner Ashok K. Kantha called on the President Mahinda Rajapaksa at Temple Trees this morning. Pix courtesy presidential media
Pictures, released by Duminda Silva’s family, of Mr, Silva undergoing treatment at the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Singapore, on May 19, 2012.
Wild life officers have captured the rogue elephant that has been roaming at Galapitagala and Gonagala in Ampara. This elephant is alleged to have killed two villagers and destroyed five houses. The elephant will be released in the Kumana National Park. Pix by Wasantha Chandrapala
Thailand’s Deputy Premier and Foreign Affairs Minister Dr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul visited the Dipaduththamarama Thai Raja Maha Viharaya at Kotahena today and exchanged souvenirs with the Temples Chief Incumbent the Ven. Waskaduwe Mahindawansa Thera. Pix by Kithsiri De Mel
May Day rallies were held in various parts of Colombo today. Here are some of the rallies held today.
Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) held its May Day rally at the Campbell Park this evening with the participation of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa as chief guest. The President said that the government had decided not to increase the electricity tariff upto 60 units and that there would be relief for consumers who use upto 180 units. Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana
National Youth Front (NYF) today held its May Day rally with a massive crowd at Badulla. Parliamentarian Ruwan Wijewardene, UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake and several other politicians were participated at the rally. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
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