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British journalist killed by crocodile  

2017-09-16 10:01:37

Sri Lankan Police Friday found the body of a 24-year-old British journalist, Paul McClean, who is suspected to have been killed by a crocodile.

Pindapatha tour for ‘sil redi victims’ begins  

2017-09-15 16:43:36

A pindapatha tour organized by several Buddhist clergy members to raise funds in aid of former President's Secretary Lalith Weeratunga and former Director of the TRC Anusha Palpita who were convicted over the 'sil redi' case began earlier today (15).

‘Janadhipathi Thaththa’ launched  

2017-09-15 15:01:06

The book titled 'Janadhipathi Thaththa,' compiled by President Maithripala Sirisena's daughter Chathurika, was launched at the BMICH today.

Wele Suda’s case set for 14 Dec  

2017-09-15 11:29:05

The Colombo High Court (CHC) yesterday set aside dates for the hearing of a case filed against Gampola Vidanalage Saman Kumara alias Wele Suda, his wife and his sister where they have been charged with amassing wealth to the tune of Rs 170 million through drug trafficking.

GMOA anti-SAITM strike today Vehicle parade to block Colombo roads  

2017-09-15 09:52:21

The one-day anti-SAITM strike by Medical Officers would be in effect today in five Districts, including Colombo, the Government Medical Officers' Association (GMOA) told the Media yesterday.

Jaffna University Students Shooting: 5 cops granted bail  

2017-09-14 18:43:49

Jaffna High Court Today(14) granted bail to five police officers who were in remand custody over the shooting incident of two Jaffna University Students.

OMP operationalized tomorrow  

2017-09-14 12:02:00

The Office of Missing Persons (OMP) will come into operation tomorrow (15) as authorized by the Gazette notification signed by President Maithripala Sirisena, a press communiqué issued by the Secretary to the Ministry for National Integration and Reconciliation said. President Sirisena in his capacity as the Minister for National Integration and Reconciliation sanctioned the Gazette to operationalize the OMP Tuesday (12).

‘Janadhipathi Thaththa’ launch on 15 Sept  

2017-09-14 11:42:36

The launching ceremony of the book Janadhipathi Thaththa, which contains a wonderful story of an extremely ordinary man, who was born to a farming family, becoming the President of the country, through the eyes of his daughter will be held at 7:30 a.m. on 15 September at the BMICH.

Vithya murder Trial ends, Judgment on 27 Sept  

2017-09-14 09:48:29

The Vithya Sivaloganathan murder Trial-at-Bar concluded yesterday with the defence claiming that witness Mohamed Ilfam was a fraudster, who had given all sorts of misinformation to mislead the Court, by saying that Swiss Kumar was trying to bribe Criminal Investigation Department (CID) official Nishantha Silva.

Senior DIG granted bail over Vidya case  

2017-09-13 15:02:59

The Senior DIG Lalith Jayasinghe who was accused of being involved in the Vidya Sivaloganathana murder case was granted bail Today (13) by the Kayts Magistrate Court.

Two Sri Lankan women arrested at BIA for smuggling gold  

2017-09-13 13:23:21

Two Sri Lankans were arrested at the arrival lounge of the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle over Rs. 40 million worth of jewellery.

Environment Pioneer President’s Medal Awards ceremony today  

2017-09-13 11:29:15


Forty 'Environment Pioneers' representing 16 schools, who have qualified for the Environment Pioneer President's Medal Award will receive their medals at a ceremony to be held today at 3:00 p.m., at the President's House, Colombo Fort under the patronage of President, Maithripala Sirisena.



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