The National Investigations Department (DNI) of the Dominican Republic arrested members of a people trafficking network with possible links to international terrorist cells, who used Dominican Republic as a bridge from Cuba, France, Spain, Sri Lanka and Haiti.
A Buddhist monk set himself on fire this morning outside the Temple of the Sacred Tooth Relic in protest over the slaughter of cattle, police said
Immigration Minister Brendan O'Connor has granted lawyers access to two Tamil asylum seekers who feared they would be removed to Sri Lanka
Thirty three devotees who took part in a Pooja this morning at the kovil in Thirukkovil, Ampara were taken ill due to food poisoning and were admitted to the Thirukkovil District Hospital, Hospital sources said
A fire broke out at a warehouse at the JCT terminal of the Colombo port in the early hours today causing heavy damage to the warehouse, sources said.
Despite assurances by the Government that those who consumed less than 60 units of electricity would not see an increase in their electricity bills, a consumer from Moratuwa complained that the bill he received on Tuesday for this month
The Bribery Commission yesterday withdrew a case filed against Central Province Chief Minister Sarath Ekanayake and three others and thereafter they were discharged by the Colombo Chief Magistrate