As the hunt for the missing Malaysian Air jumbo jet gained momentum Sunday in the South China Sea and Malaysian intelligence agencies were investigating potential terrorism, hopes were all but gone for the 239 passengers and crew.
A Grade VII student of a school in Nawalapitya who was punished by his teacher was subsequently caned by the principal, warranting admission to hospital.
A 48-year old woman accompanied by her daughter (20) and son (17) were arrested with jewellery worth Rs. 6 million in their possession, at the Bandaranaike International Airport today.
Some of their sisters fell to bullets; some others took to arms. Five years after the war ended in Sri Lanka, these women refugees from the island nation are now learning self-defencewith the help of an NGO.
The first phase of the Kaduwela-Kottawa Outer Circular Highway (OCH) had been open to the public since 12 noon today and there was a long queue of vehicles waiting to enter the new highway since morning.
At least 20 passengers had been injured when a bus skidded off the road, knocked an embankment and toppled on the Nuwara Eliya Road this morning, Police said. Pictures
A 19-year-old student Nipun Anuranga was shot dead by an unidentified group in the Udugampola area in Walpola, Gampaha last night, Police said.Pictures