A 60-year-old man has been admitted to the National Hospital after he set himself on fire opposite the Kollupitiya police station this morning, the police said.
Sri Lanka’s junior chess players performed brilliantly at the 10th Asian Schools Chess Championships held in Taichung, Taiwan from August 23 to 30, wining two gold, one silver and four bronze medals. Sri Lankan players also bagged 14 merit certificates.
The Northern Provincial Council (NPC), which is administered by the Tamil National Alliance (TNA), has failed to utilize at least 30 per cent of its capital allocations in the annual budget, an opposition politician charged yesterday.
A Sri Lankan was murdered by two unidentified men near his house in Karumandapam. The 56-year-old man was a visa agent and was trying to get valid stay permits for people in the locality.
A Sri Lankan court on Monday gave permission to authorities to send back scores of Pakistani asylum seekers, after the government said they were a threat to the island’s security and public health
President Mahinda Rajapaksa had to interrupt Minister Mervyn Silva’s speech during an event at Madulla in Moneragala yesterday and advise him not to sling mud at anyone at personal level.
UPFA parliamentarian Namal Rajapaksa asked as to why eyebrows are raised when he meets UNP Uva Chief Ministerial candidate Harin Fernando over a cup of tea, while such a meeting between UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe and his father- President Mahinda Rajapaksa was seen as normal.
Police today arrested the parents of a week-old infant and four others for allegedly selling the infant for Rs.50, 000 yesterday in Modera.
United National Party (UNP) chief ministerial candidate Harin Fernando today threatened to launch a death fast if the police and the other authorities continued to act biased in favour of the Government when maintaining law and order in the Uva Province.
The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today filed a complaint with the Human Rights Commission asking it to compel Elections Commissioner Mahinda Deshapriya to ban some 26,000 government officers from being used in the government’s election campaign in the Uva Province.
Lawyer and senior trade union activist Bala Tampoe passed away at the age of 92 in a private hospital this afternoon. He was the General Secretary of the Ceylon Mercantile, Industrial and General Workers Union.
Award-winning dramatist, actor and translator Bandula Vithanage passed away yesterday at the age of 74 and his funeral will take place at 4.30 pm on Thursday September 4 at the Borella General Cemetery.
A DNA test had been ordered by a court today on an elephant believed to have been switched prior to the Saman Dewala Perahara.
The Indian government has accorded BJP leader Subramanian Swamy Z-category security under the central protectee list. Till now, Swamy enjoyed Z-category security in Tamil Nadu only, but now his security cover has been extended all over India.
The bail application on behalf of Doctor Nimal Gamage has been declined by the Colombo Additional Magistrate today and he was re-remanded till September 3.
Pakistan's national television channel is back on air after security forces removed anti-government protesters from its headquarters in Islamabad
Police arrested a man who was attempting to enter the Courts Complex in Hulftsdorp armed with a pistol.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to arrive in Sri Lanka on an official visit this Sunday, the External Affairs Ministry said today
The Customs arrested a Chinese national who had attempted to smuggle 13 kilos of Wallapatta worth Rs. 10 million at the Bandaranaike Airport today
The Wariyapola Magistrate Court yesterday remanded Chandra Kumara alias Selva till September 3, who was arrested on charges of sexually harassing 21-year-old Thilini Imalka at the Wariyapola bus Terminal.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa are likely to meet on the sidelines of the 69th UN General Assembly session in New York in the third week of September
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