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Rapper Nipsey Hussle shot dead in Los Angeles

Los Angeles rapper Nipsey Hussle has been shot dead outside his clothing shop, US media report. The 33-year-old was shot a number of times, and was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital, the Los Angeles Times reported. Two other people were wounded in the shooting outside Marathon Clothing in South Los Angeles. Nipsey Hussle’s album Victory Lap received a nomination for...

Six including 4 Nigerians arrested in illegal migration attempt

Four Nigerian nationals and two Sri Lankans have been apprehended in a naval patrol during an attempt to illegally sail to India. Naval personnel attached to a Coastal Patrol Vessel (CVP) belonging to the Northern Naval Command had yesterday (31) spotted a suspicious trawler in the Northern sea, 12 nautical miles north of Talaimannar lighthouse. Upon searching the trawler the naval...

Kottawa-Makumbura Multi-Modal Transport Hub opened

President Maithripala Sirisena says that Sri Lanka needs to take many steps in strengthening the public transport service with new technology. The President made these re marks participating in a ceremony to vest the Kottawa-Makumbura Multi-Modal Transport Hub, constructed according to the international standard, with the public, yesterday (31). The Multimodal Transport Center built under the guidance of Ministry of Megapolis...

ADB grants Rs 60 million to boost primary healthcare

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has granted Rs 60 million to the Ministry of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine to improve the primary healthcare facilities in Sri Lanka. Primary healthcare facilities are essential for achieving sustainable development goals. Rs 37.5 million would be rendered as a concessionary loan and Rs 12.5 million is to be granted as a remittance while the...

April 01st is the day of those who still smoke – ADIC

The Alcohol and Drug Information Centre (ADIC) that the daily expense spent on cigarettes in Sri Lanka is Rs 400 million. ADIC points out that the current price of a cigarette is Rs 65 and if a person smokes 3 cigarettes per day, that person burns through Rs 200 a day. Issuing a release, the ADIC says that if a person...

SLFP will not form coalition govt. with UNP – Dilan

Sri Lanka Freedom Party, under no circumstances, would not form a coalition government with the United National Party, says Parliamentarian Dilan Perera. He stated this addressing the media in Badulla area. The parliamentarian said that President Maithripala Sirisena and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa have not reached a decision on the presidential candidate contesting from the Opposition. He further commented that the Opposition...

Dimuth Karunaratne granted bail

Sri Lanka Test Cricket Captain Dimuth Karunaratne, who was arrested by the police over a case of drunk driving that resulted in an accident, has been granted bail after being produced before the court today (01). Reportedly, his driving license has been temporarily suspended. The car Karunaratne was driving had collided with a three-wheeler in Kynsey Road, Borella at around 5.15...

769 kg of seized Cocaine destroyed publicly

The stocks of illegal drugs seized by law enforcement agencies in the past are currently being destroyed under the directions and participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. Accordingly, 769 kg of Cocaine is destroyed at a warehouse in Maguruwela, Kelaniya this morning (01). According to the PMD, this measure is being taken by President Sirisena to resolve the question raised by the...

Hit-and-run case: Driver of Defender released on bail

Navindu Umesh Ratnayake, the driver of the Defender involved in the accident which caused the death of Borella Traffic OIC has been released on bail. Accordingly, two sureties of Rs 500,000 have been imposed as the bail conditions. Traffic OIC of the Borella Police, IP Sarathchandra, 51, had been en route to the Kollupitiya Police Station, when the motorcycle he was...

Relevant Army Commanders responsible for incidents after war – Fonseka

If punishment is not imposed on persons responsible for certain incidents after the end of the war, international interferences cannot be avoided, says Field Marshall MP Sarath Fonseka. Commenting on the C. V. Wigneswaran’s request of international courts to probe alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka, Fonseka says that it is shameful that a former Northern Province Chief Minister calling...
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