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Mahara Prison riot: Six dead 37 injured

Sri Lanka, Nov. 30 -- Six (06) inmates have died, while 37 including 02 prison officers injured & admitted for treatment following the unrest at the Mahara Prison. A tense situation developed in the ... Read More


Weather update 20 Nov: Showers in several places

Sri Lanka, Nov. 30 -- Department of Meteorology states that the low pressure area in the south-east Bay of Bengal is likely to intensify into a depression during next 24 hours and likely to intensify ... Read More


India's Covid-19 count now closer to 9.4 million

Sri Lanka, Nov. 29 -- India's Covid-19 count reached 9,392,919 today (29) after 41,810 new cases were recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry. The number of active cases... Read More


Yesterday's highest new Covid-19 cases from Colombo

Sri Lanka, Nov. 29 -- The Colombo district accounted for 223 of the 487 new Covid-19 cases reported yesterday (28), says the National Operation Centre for the Prevention of Covid-19 Outbreak. Also, 7... Read More


Two nabbed with heroin and cannabis

Sri Lanka, Nov. 29 -- Two persons have been taken into custody separately for possessing heroin and Kerala cannabis, police say. They were nabbed at Mount Lavinia and Peliyagoda with three grams of h... Read More


Japanese girl in probationary care speaks to Hiru News

Sri Lanka, Nov. 29 -- The underage Japanese girl who was impregnated by a Sri Lankan youth is presently in probationary care. The couple eloped and arrived in Sri Lanka, and were traced by the police... Read More


'Highly speculative' to say Covid-19 did not emerge in China - WHO

Sri Lanka, Nov. 29 -- The World Health Organization's top emergency expert has said that it would be "highly speculative" for the WHO to say the Covid-19 did not emerge in China, where it was first id... Read More


Gold shed 4.5 pc on the week

Sri Lanka, Nov. 29 -- Gold futures on Friday settled sharply lower, registering the biggest weekly slide since late September, as the metals prices have been buffeted by upbeat news on Covid-19 vaccin... Read More


Unrest at Mahara Prison: Four killed, 24 injured

Sri Lanka, Nov. 29 -- The Hospital Director stated that four bodies were received by the Ragama Hospital and 24 inmates who sustained injuries were admitted for treatment following the unrest at the M... Read More


Iran blames Israel for killing top nuclear scientist

Sri Lanka, Nov. 29 -- The USS Nimitz aircraft carrier is steaming back to the Persian Gulf region to provide backup for troops being pulled out of Iraq and Afghanistan. It will be arriving in the Mid... Read More