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Police baton-charge protesters in Puttalam

Sri Lanka, March 22 -- Riot Police on Friday resorted to baton-charge to disperse protesters demonstrating in Puttalam against the proposed sanitary landfill site in Aruwakkalu. The protesters had de... Read More


UNP to hold May Day rally in Colombo

Sri Lanka, March 22 -- The Working Committee of the United National Party (UNP) has decided to hold the party's May Day rally in Colombo. The decision was taken at the committee's meeting held yester... Read More


Showers expected in six provinces after 2pm

Sri Lanka, March 22 -- Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western, North-western, Southern and Uva provinces and in Anuradhapura and Mannar districts afte... Read More


Beliatta PS Opposition Leader succumbs to gunshot injuries

Sri Lanka, March 22 -- Beliatta Pradeshiya Sabha Opposition Leader and UNP member Kapila Amarakoon, who was admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds on March 20th, has succumbed to injuries, the polic... Read More


Partly-burned body found inside vehicle

Sri Lanka, March 22 -- A partly-burned human body has been recovered from inside a vehicle at Horombuwa in Moneragala this morning (22). Police said that the remains of a person who is believed to ha... Read More


SI stabbed during anti-narcotics walk posthumously promoted

Sri Lanka, March 22 -- Sub-Inspector Upali Samarasekara, who was stabbed during an anti-narcotics walk in Warakapola and later succumbed to injuries, posthumously promoted to the rank of Inspector of ... Read More


Govt. had to use revenues for debt payoff - PM

Sri Lanka, March 22 -- The incumbent government had to allocate most of the country's revenues for social development, says Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He stated this addressing the annual c... Read More


Sri Lanka successfully tests artificial rain for first time

Sri Lanka, March 22 -- Sri Lanka has successfully tested artificial rain for the first time in the country with moderate rainfall experienced over the Maussakele Reservoir for around 45 minutes. The ... Read More


CCTV: Motorcyclist carrying bamboo pole run-over by bus

Sri Lanka, March 22 -- A man carrying a bamboo stick on a motorcycle has died after he was run over by a bus on Negombo-Mirigama main road at around 5.40 a.m. this morning (22). The accident was caus... Read More


Heat advisory issued for several districts

Sri Lanka, March 22 -- The Department of Meteorology has issued a heat advisory for the North-Western Province and Mannar, Kilinochchi, Mullaitivu, Vauniya, Trincomalee, Hambanthota and Monaragala dis... Read More