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A former Army Sergeant attached to the Army Special Force, popularly known as “Hokandara Rider” and another who had in
A book titled ‘Thotagamuwe Gunawardene Wickremesinghe Parapura’ which is about the ancestors of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will be launched at the Public Library today. Mr. Wickremesinghe will be the chief guest of the event, w
The Election Commission will have a special meeting today with health experts and the police to discuss modalities for the arrangement of voting facilities for those at quarantine centres or under self-quarantine, an official said.
Several areas in Rajarata have been affected by a severe drought causing a shortage of drinking water. Water resources including garden wells in the area had run dry compelling residents to make a long trek in search of water.
By Sumanasiri Gunatilleka
An elderly couple working on a rubber estate had been trampled to death by a rogue elephant last morning. The victims K.Ramakrishnan (65) and Annavi Mariyai (57), parents of three children, were rubber tappers on Parawila
The cabinet decided to allocate Rs.10,420 million to purchase the entire paddy harvest of the Yala season 2020. The government expects a record harvest this season, Cabinet spokesman and minister Dr. Ramesh Pathirana said yesterd
Referring to a recent ‘video’ by a clergyperson within its constituent membership, where she is seen to be canvassing for a political party at the forthcoming election, National Christian Council of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) said the views e
A person who pleaded guilty to misusing the trademark and the trade name of a Beedi manufacturing company and manu
A quack who carried out illegal abortions was found guilty and sentenced to one years imprisonment suspended for three ye
The Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council plans to implement a three-year plan to uplift cultural and religious institutions in the province.
After a meeting
Policemen attached to Maradana and Cinnamon Gardens Police Stations in a queue to cast their postal votes for the general election 2020.
A stock of 93 live cartridges was recovered from a waste water canal at Kashiya Mawatha in William Place by the Mount Lavinia police. A gang of labourers cleaning the canal had noticed the ammunition pack
A meeting was held at the Mannar Divisional Secretariat on Wednesday evening (15) headed by Mannar Government Agent C.A. Mohanras, to work out a mechanism to prevent CORONA infected persons from India, migrating to Sri Lanka through Mannar. Senior p
The Wildlife Department has commenced a survey of different species of exotic birds annually migrating to Bundala National Park. Asst. Director of Wildlife Channa Suraweera said more than 20,000 migratory birds of different species had been sighted i
There is no second wave of Covid-19 pandemic in Sri Lanka and the government has the resources, capacity and a strategy to fully control the escalation of the viral infection originating from the Ka
The Director of Ministerial Security Division (MSD) SSP W. Thilakarathne yesterday told the Daily Mirror that the late politician Arumugam Thondaman’s son Jeevan Thondaman had been given MSD security following orders, they received, from government
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that the heads of both government and private entities are accountable for adhering to health guidelines in their respective organisations in the wake of current spike in COVID- 19 cases.
He said the COVID-19
The Geological Survey and Mines Bureau has arranged to carry out an inspection of the underground flow of water that resulted in damage to several houses and endangered 48 others in Juse Vas M
A person wanted in connection with the theft of machinery and equipment from the Ratmalana Institute of Technology was taken into custody yesterday by Mount Lavinia police.The 40-year-old suspect was a resident of Ratmalana. His accomplice was abscon
A total of 15 suspects were arrested for attempting to throw heroin, tobacco, and mobile devices into the Kalutara Prison, the Police said.
Colombo High Court Judge Vickum Kaluarachchi yesterday imposed 18 years of rigorous imprisonment on a convict found guilty for peddling and trafficking heroin in Colombo during the year 2015.
The tipper truck driver who was arrested for running over Police officers in Hakmana, was remanded till July 23 on charges of murder, attempted murder, causing grievous injuries to officers on duty and
A special SriLankan Airlines flight carrying 177 stranded Sri Lankans in Maldives due to COVID-19 pandemic, arrived in Sri Lanka last evening.
Some MPs and ministers had instructed their security officers not to reveal that they had been informed about a possible terror attack by a group connected to National Thawheed Jamaat (NTJ), retired DIG Lucien Priyalal yesterday informed the PCoI on
The Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) yesterday rejected allegations made by United National Party (UNP) candidate Oshala Herath that the Election Commission Chairman had mentioned that documents were manipulated when registering the SJB.
Two police sergeants and a constable on duty at a roadblock on the Matara-Hakmana road were run over by a tipper truck. A police constable was killed.
Police said th
Sri Lanka hopes to further strengthen and expand the friendly relations into new vistas of cooperation in the years ahead, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Austria, Majintha Jayesinghe said.
The government of Japan has provided grant aid worth Japanese Yen 200 million (approximately Rs. 345 million) to strengthen the anti-illegal drug measures of the government of Sri Lanka.
SJB General Secretary Ranjith Madduma Bandara denied the claim made by former UNP MP Palitha Range Bandara
The Navy seized over 52kg of Kerala cannabis, during a special operation conducted in the sea area off Uduthurei in Vettrilaikerni on Saturday.
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