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Three suspects arrested over Thanamalwila shooting

Sri Lanka, Feb. 16 -- Three suspects have been arrested in connection with the recent shooting incident in Thanamalwila, which claimed the life of one person and wounded another. The suspects were ar... Read More


EU urges Sri Lanka to maintain moratorium on executions

Sri Lanka, Feb. 16 -- The European Union (EU) has reiterated its opposition to the use of the death penalty in all circumstances and encouraged Sri Lanka to maintain its moratorium on executions with ... Read More


Reducing gender gap boosts Sri Lankan economy - World Bank VP

Sri Lanka, Feb. 16 -- The World Bank Vice President for South Asia Region, Hartwig Schafer concluded his three-day visit to Sri Lanka on Friday with a commitment to work with public and private sector... Read More


High possibility for evening thundershowers

Sri Lanka, Feb. 16 -- The Department of Meteorology says that the possibility for evening thundershowers is high over the island today and tomorrow (17). Showers or thunder showers are expected occur... Read More


Three students caught drinking at tuition class in temple

Sri Lanka, Feb. 16 -- Three schoolboys have been taken into police custody today (16) for consuming alcohol inside a tuition class at a Buddhist temple in Hatton. Hatton Police said that the three st... Read More


Mannar mass grave: carbon dating results received

Sri Lanka, Feb. 16 -- The results of the radiocarbon dating tests carried out by a lab in the U.S. on the bone samples recovered from the mass grave in Mannar were received early this morning (16), ac... Read More


President meets World Bank VP

Sri Lanka, Feb. 16 -- The World Bank Vice President for South Asia, Hartwig Schafer called on President Maithripala Sirisena at President's Official Residence in Colombo. Secretary to the President U... Read More


Woman dies, daughter injured in acid attack while asleep

Sri Lanka, Feb. 15 -- A mother and daughter have been attacked with acid while they were sleeping in at their residence Rathkekulawa in Kamburupitiya police division last night (14). Reportedly, two ... Read More


Eight illegal immigrants deported from Reunion Island remanded

Sri Lanka, Feb. 15 -- Eight persons, who were among the group of illegal immigrants deported from the Reunion Island yesterday (14), have been remanded as per the order of the Negombo Magistrate's Cou... Read More


Mahinda Rajapaksa slams Constitutional Council's arbitrary actions

Sri Lanka, Feb. 15 -- Entire public administration process has fallen apart as a result of the arbitrary actions of the Constitutional Council, says Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa. Criticizing t... Read More