Rupees twenty million worth cannabis nabbed in Mannar

The Special Task Force has taken 153 kg of Kerala Cannabis into custody a short while ago in Mannar. Read more...
  | Apr 24, 2014 05:25 pm

Showers or thundershowers over most parts of the island

Showers or thundershowers will occur over most parts of the island during the afternoon or evening. Heavy falls (around 100mm) are also expected at some places.
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  | Apr 24, 2014 03:48 pm

South Korea school reopens after ferry disaster

The South Korean school devastated by the loss of many of its students in a ferry disaster last week has started to hold classes again. Read more...
  | Apr 24, 2014 03:47 pm

Speaker expresses disappointment over Hambantota incident

Speaker Chamal Rajapaksa today expressed regret over the incident where a group of UNP MPs were obstructed in Tissamaharama, Hambantota the electorate of which he is the SLFP chief organizer. Read more...
  | Apr 24, 2014 03:46 pm

Father throws children into Nilwala River

Police have commenced a search operation to nab a father who has allegedly thrown his two children into the Nilwala River. The girl aged four and boy aged two were rescued by the security forces after being thrown into the water from the Mahanama bridge in Matara. Read more...
  | Apr 24, 2014 01:26 pm
  | Apr 24, 2014 01:24 pm

New turn in search for missing Malaysia flight It may have landed somewhere else -

The search for the missing Malaysian Airlines plane could change course again as nothing has turned up in weeks of searching the Indian Ocean off the coast of Australia. Read more...
  | Apr 24, 2014 01:20 pm

Six-year-old Sri Lankan dies in accident

A six-year-old girl who had come with her family from Japan to perform the Umrah pilgrimage died in a road accident near Qassim last week. The victim had traveled with her parents from Tokyo to Riyadh to meet their relatives and was on the way to Makkah from Riyadh. Read more...
  | Apr 24, 2014 10:15 am

Lankan girl to be reunited with father

A Sri Lankan-Filipina girl living in foster care since her father’s arrest in January, will finally reunite with her dad and go home. Elina, who turned five in March, slept rough in parks and staircases with her unemployed dad, helping him at odd jobs after the Lankan lost his job in 2009.

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  | Apr 24, 2014 10:08 am

South Korean authorities search ferry owner's offices as probe widens

South Korean authorities searched the offices of the company that owns the sunken ferry Sewol on Wednesday" prosecutors confirmed to CNN" broadening a criminal investigation that has already ensnared 11 members of the ill)fated ship~s crew' Read more...
  | Apr 24, 2014 10:06 am

Kidney racketeers sent 21 victims to Sri Lanka, doctor sold kidneys to hospitals - report

Indian police have found that the kidney racketeers, who had sent deceased victim Dinesh Maroo to Sri Lanka, had sent as many as 21 people from different parts of Andra Pradesh to Colombo for kidney surgeries in the last few months, Indian media reports. Read more...
  | Apr 23, 2014 09:20 am


Leopard attacks Indian village

In an indication of increased conflicts between man and animal, Leopard attacks have been on the rise in India with the latest one occurring in Chandrapur in Maharashtra.
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  | Apr 22, 2014 10:31 am


South Korea ferry: Death toll passes 100

The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry that capsized last week has passed 100, as divers recovered more bodies from the sunken hull. Read more...
  | Apr 22, 2014 10:23 am

Heroine of South Korean ferry disaster hailed

At least 103 bodies have been found following the South Korean ferry disaster, coast guard says.
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  | Apr 22, 2014 09:59 am

Police say tractors prohibited from transporting passengers

Police Headquarters states that the transportation of passengers by tractors and Landmasters is prohibited. Read more...
  | Apr 21, 2014 02:40 pm

 IPL corruption claims: BCCI appoints investigative panel

India’s cricket board has appointed a three-member investigative panel to look into allegations of corruption in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Read more...
  | Apr 21, 2014 11:57 am

Woman killed in Chilaw accident

A woman was killed and another person sustained injuries in an accident which took place in Marawila, along the Chilaw – Negombo Main Road. Read more...
  | Apr 21, 2014 11:55 am

 Nokia phones to be renamed ‘Microsoft Mobile’

Ahead of the closure of Nokia-Microsoft deal before the end of April, a leaked letter in Finland shows that Nokia Oyj will be soon renamed Microsoft Mobile Oy. Read more...
  | Apr 21, 2014 11:53 am

Actions of sunken ferry crew ‘akin to murder’ : South Korean President

The actions of the captain and crew of the sunken ferry Sewol “are akin to murder,” South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday.

Her comments come after a radio transcript released a day earlier suggested that passengers aboard the doomed South Korean ferry couldn’t reach lifeboats to escape because the ship tilted so quickly that it left many of them unable to move.

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  | Apr 21, 2014 11:51 am

Fire breaks out at polythene factory in Homagama

A major fire has broken out at a polythene manufacturing  Read more...
  | Apr 20, 2014 12:16 pm

Police reject kidney racket behind Indian’s death

Sri Lankan Police today rejected reports of a suspected  Read more...
  | Apr 20, 2014 12:15 pm
TV Derana picks up 4 awards at State Television Awards
Today is Good Friday where Christians the world over  Read more...
 | Apr 18, 2014 04:18 pm
IGP N.K. Ilangakoon presented gifts and cash to the two  Read more...
 | Apr 10, 2014 03:54 pm
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