A seven-year-old boy had been killed and five others seriously injured in a road accident near the Puttlam Buddhist Centre on the Chilaw-Puttlam Road last morning.
The Sri Lankan car manufacturer Micro in partnership with China’s Sino Motor Industries, is building its third car plant with the aim of exporting vehicles manufactured by the joint venture which is being built at the Mirrijawila Investment Zone in Hambantota. The foundation stone for the car plant was laid by MP Namal Rajapaksa and Sino Motors Deputy CEO LiuWei. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
President Mahinda Rajapaksa and First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa arrived in Seychelles this afternoon. Here, they are being welcomed by Seychelles President James Michel at the Seychelles International Airport. Also in the photograph are External Affairs Minister G.L. Peiris and Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Seychelles Rajatha Piyatissa.
The Vice Chancellor and the lecturers of the Rajarata University who had been taken hostage since yesterday by some students were released this morning. The Vice Chancellor is seen leaving the university after being released. Pix by Athula Bandara
Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe in conversation with Ven. Bopitiye Dhammasara Thera and Moulavi Muzammil Cader at a meeting of religious leaders and heads of civil organizations held at the Parliamentary Complex today. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
A Collective of Trade Unions of the Government Press yesterday staged a protest near the Press in Borella against alleged political appointments, corruption and other issues in the institution. Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana
A foundation stone laying ceremony for a meditation centre for the three forces was held at Kanduboda, Delgoda in Biyagama this morning with the participation of Minister of Technology and Research Patali Champika Ranawaka and Army Commander Lt. General Daya Ratnayake. Pix by Pradeep Pathirana
Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim are seen welcoming President Mahinda Rajapaksa and the First Lady at the Male Airport last evening. Pix by Presidential Media
Sri Lanka players celebrate winning the series after they defeated England in the second cricket test match at Headingley cricket ground in Leeds, England yesterday. Reuters
The National Movement for Protection of Seed Rights (NMPSR) today staged a protest march from Battaramulla to Ministry of Agriculture to hand over a petition against the proposed seed act. Later they held a ‘satyagraha’ in front of the Ministry. Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana
Sri Lanka's Dhammika Prasad celebrates after dismissing England's Ian Bell during the second cricket test match at Headingley cricket ground in Leeds, England.Reuters
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