An explosion was reported inside the Mattegoda army camp ammunition storage, this morning. Two fire brigade trucks have been deployed to douse the fire.
The Government has still not launched a formal inquiry or investigation into the alleged assault on Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Britain, Chris Nonis by MP Sajin Vass Gunawardena, Daily Mirror learns.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa is reported to have told the Cabinet meeting that his discussions with US Secretary of State John Kerry had made him realize that the US had softened its stance on Sri Lanka.
Navy arrested two Sri Lankans with a haul of 45 kilograms of gold in the sea off Madagalthurei in Kankasanthurai this evening while they were attempting to smuggle it to India by boat
Landslide warning had been extended for the next 24-hours to Nuwara Eliya, Galle, Kandy, Kegalle and Matale, Ratnapura and the Kurunegala Districts as the wet weather condition was expected to continue, the National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) said.
Four persons including three women were killed by lightning in Morawaka, Deniyaya a short while ago, the police said. They said three women and two men had been resting in a shed on a tea estate when the tragedy occurred.
The US Government’s 2016 Diversity Visa Lottery programme also known as the Green Card Lottery has started accepting online applications from Sri Lankans and Maldivians from today, the US Embassy announced.