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Ananthi meets new UNHRC Chief

Northern Provincial Councillor Ananthi Sasitharan met the new United Nations Human Rights (UNHR) Commissioner Zeid Al Hussein during a social gathering held on Child and Women welfare at the Office of the United Nation Human Rights Commission in Geneva.

Sole- less Minister speaks out

Culture and the Arts Minister T.B Ekanayake explained the reason for the worn-down state of his shoes on his way to meet the Chinese President who was the chief guest at a meeting in connection with the signing of a cultural agreement at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo recently.

External forces destabilising countries in guise of democracy: MR

President Mahinda Rajapaksa said today the emerging trends in the world, including in parts of Asia gave signals that alarmed the Asian Community because external forces under the guise of democracy and other enticing slogans sought to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries.

Two train derailments and a signal failure

A goods train travelling from Colombo-Fort to Badulla was derailed between Nanu Oya and Ambewela this morning and another train was derailed at the Kalutara-South Railway Station while travelling from Kalutara to Colombo. 

Video: Two int’l school students caught in a brothel

Two international school students were alleged to have been found inside a brothel at Kollupitiya when it was raided a few days ago.

Pakistani spy averse to returning to SL

India's NIA investigators, questioning Pakistani spy Arun Selvarajan, 28, from Sri Lanka, on Thursday found him averse to returning home. He was running an event management firm in Chennai.

Video: Questions over ‘Kudu Laalitha’s assets worth Rs. 68.5 mn

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said today investigations into the killing of Laalitha Kaushalya alias Kudu Laalitha had revealed that he had owned property including houses and vehicles worth Rs.68.5 million in several areas.

Water cut in Rajagiriya

The water supply will be disrupted from 8.00 pm tomorrow to 4.00 a.m. on Sunday to Rajagiriya, Nawala, the Open University, Polduwa junction to Ayurveda Junction on Parliament Road and by roads, Obeysekarapura, Bandaranaikepura and Moragasmulla to affect repairs to a water pipeline from the Kolonnawa pumping station to Moragasmulla.

SL hasn't asked for help: UN

Sri Lanka has not asked the UN for help for the Special Bureau of Reconciliation it is setting up to deal with the legacy of the civil war that ravaged the island nation, a UN spokesman said Thursday.

Alleged child killer drowns in Madola

The suspect who was arrested in connection with the killing of an eight-year-old girl in Akmeemana, Galle died after drowning in the Madola while attempting to escape from police custody, Police said today.

Lankan sends ex-girlfriend’s naked photos to her relatives

A Sri Lankan swimming instructor demanded his former Indian girlfriend to pay him Dh10,000 after she broke relationship with him but on failing that he sent her naked photos to her family.

No faith in a common presidential candidate :JVP

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake said today that his party had no faith in a common candidate at the forthcoming Presidential election.

Lankan who went to India for Spanish Visa missing

W. Francis Washington Fernando, a 60-year-old Sri Lankan had gone missing while he was in New Delhi, India to acquire a Spanish Visa, a family member said today.

MR hands over 1mn surgical gloves to WHO

President Mahinda Rajapaksa today handed over one million surgical gloves to the World Health Organisation (WHO) as Sri Lanka's contribution toward the global effort in combating the Ebola outbreak in Africa.

3000 TN fishermen go on indefinite fast

Thousands of fishermen along with their family members from 63 fishing hamlets in the district on Thursday commenced an indefinite fast demanding the authorities to initiate immediate action for getting the release of 23 fishermen arrested by Sri Lankan navy.

Video: Fuel price reduction an election gimmick: UNP

While claiming that the announcement of a reduction in fuel prices and electricity tariffs was an election gimmick, UNP General Secretary Tissa Attanayake said today that the government could in fact reduce the prices of petrol by Rs. 24 a litre, diesel by Rs. 15 and kerosene by Rs. 35 if the tax imposed on them was reduced by 50%.

Sendil admitted to hospital in Colombo

The UPFA Uva Provincial Council candidate Sendil Thondaman, who was injured in an accident in Bandarawela last night, was admitted to a Private Hospital in Colombo, police said today. VIDEO

Smuggling attempt foiled by Customs

Two Chinese and two Sri Lankans were arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this afternoon while attempting to smuggle "Walla-Patta" logs and gold slabs worth Rs.28.5 million and Rs.10 million respectively, Customs spokesman Leslie Gamini said.

Lankan ISI agent under NIA custody

A special court on Wednesday granted six days custody of suspected ISI agent Arun Selvarajan to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The judge, however, dismissed a petition by CBI to include it as a party in the investigation.

Uva campaign worse than Southern and Western : PAFFREL

While claiming the election campaign carried out by various political parties for the Uva Provincial Council was not worse than the campaign in the North Western Province, election watchdog PAFFREL today said it was certainly worse than the Southern and Western Provincial Council election campaigns.

BJP leaders to attend Colombo meet

Even before the dust could settle down over Indian representation at the strategic conclave of Sri Lanka, two senior BJP leaders would be participating in a global conference of Asian political parties in Colombo.

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Preparing for the poll
Visual and Performing Arts students’ protest
Bandarawela accident
Golden Key Investors demand justice