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Car driven recklessly on expressway: Police summons driver and passengers

The driver of the car which was driven on the expressway in a reckless manner with a group of men has been summoned to report to the Expressway Division Police Unit along with the passengers. Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said the driver of the car as well as all those who travelled in it dangerously will be prosecuted. The original...

Prince Charles pays tribute to ‘my dear papa’ Philip for devoted service

Britain’s Prince Charles paid a personal tribute on Saturday to his “dear papa” Prince Philip, saying the royal family missed him enormously and that the 99-year-old would have been amazed at the touching reaction across the world to his death. Philip, the husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth who had been at her side throughout her record-breaking 69-year reign, died at...

Myanmar security forces with rifle grenades kill over 80 protesters – monitoring group

Myanmar security forces fired rifle grenades at protesters in a town near Yangon on Friday, killing more than 80 people, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) monitoring group and a domestic news outlet said. Details of the death toll in the town of Bago, 90 km (55 miles) northeast of Yangon, were not initially available because security forces piled...

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places

Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places over most parts of the island in the evening or night. Fairly heavy falls above 50 mm can be expected at some places in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Uva and Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Misty conditions can be expected at some places in Central, Sabaragamuwa and Western provinces during the morning. General public...

‘What a life!’: Britain pays tribute to Prince Philip

Gun salutes will be fired across Britain on Saturday to mark the death of Prince Philip as tributes flooded in for a man who was a pillar of strength for Queen Elizabeth during her 69-year reign. Members of the public laid flowers outside royal residences, paying their respects to the 99-year-old prince. “We’re all weeping with you, Ma’am,” read the front...

Coronavirus: WHO chief criticises ‘shocking’ global vaccine divide

The World Health Organization (WHO) has criticised what it describes as a “shocking imbalance” in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines between rich and poor countries. The group’s chief said a target of seeing vaccination programmes under way in every country by Saturday would be missed. The WHO has long called for fairer distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. It is leading the Covax scheme...

70-year-old arrested with over 1kg of ‘Ice’

An individual who was in possession of crystal methamphetamine – also known as ‘Ice’ – has been taken into custody in the area of Maligawatte. The arrest was made by the officers of Colombo Central crimes prevention division, Police Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said. Accordingly, 1.25 kg of crystal methamphetamine has been seized by the investigating officers. The suspect was identified as...

Volcano erupts in southern Caribbean, sparking evacuation ‘frenzy’

La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted on Friday after decades of inactivity, sending dark plumes of ash and smoke billowing into the sky and forcing thousands from surrounding villages to evacuate. Dormant since 1979, the volcano started showing signs of activity in December, spewing steam and smoke and rumbling away. That picked up this...

Low-income families to receive Rs. 5,000 allowance for festive season

Steps have been taken to provide a cash allowance of Rs. 5,000 to Samurdhi recipients and low-income families, says State Minister of Samurdhi, Household Economy, Micro Finance, Self-Employment and Business Development Shehan Semasinghe. The decision has been taken in view of the upcoming Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Samurdhi officers have been instructed to take necessary measures to hand over the...

Myanmar UN envoy urges no-fly zone as many protesters killed

Myanmar’s own ambassador to the United Nations has called for a no-fly zone and sanctions, as the international community puts more pressure on the military government to end a deadly crackdown and restore democracy, and as the death toll continues to rise with dozens more reported killed early on Saturday. The United States and European nations pleaded for action at...