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Athuraliye Thera in good health: Doctors

Parliamentarian Ven. Athuraliye Rathana Thera who is engaged in a hunger fast since three days is in a good healthy condition, doctors said. The doctors in the Peradeniya Teaching Hospital were engaged in checking from time to time the health condition of the monk who was fasting continuously from 11.00 a.m. on May 31 in the Udamaluwa of Sri Dalada...

Haul of narcotic pills taken into custody in Grandpass

One suspect has been arrested from Joseph lane in Grandpass along with a stash of narcotic pills. According to the Police the 51 year old suspect was in possession of 3,950 narcotic pills at the time of his arrest. The suspect is due to be presented before the Maligakanda magistrates court.

3 suspects linked to Kotahena murder arrested

3 suspects have been taken into custody in connection to the murder of a Doctor in Bloemendal road, Kotahena. According to the Police the suspects aged 16,17 and 20 are residents of Dematagoda and Kotahena. The 68 year old doctor was murdered on the 22nd of May following a home invasion. The police have also taken into custody a laptop, mobile phone...

(update) Mahinda meets Ranil

The Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa has arrived at the Temple Trees for a discussion with Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, stated siyatha reporter. According to MP Bandula Gunawardena, the Opposition Leader is calling on the Prime Minister to request for a relief package for the people considering the situation in the country.

Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to arrive in the country

Australian Home Affairs minister Peter Dutton is due to arrive in the country for a 2 day official tour. Dutton is due to meet a number of high level Government delegates during his visit to the country. According to the Australian high commission in Colombo, Minister Dutton will also be travelling to inspect the St. Sebastian’s church in Katuwapitiya which was...

Over 600 complaints filed against Dr. Shafi

By this evening (02), 601 complaints have been received against Dr. Mohamed Shafi attached to the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital who is currently under arrest. The interim report of the committee appointed by the Ministry of Health to investigate complaints against Dr. Shafi will be handed over to the Secretary to the Ministry of Health today (03). Fifty mothers lodged complaints at...

World Cup: SA crash to 2nd loss against record-breaking Bangladesh

Bangladesh made the perfect start to their World Cup campaign as their highest one-day international score inspired a 21-run win over a beleaguered South Africa on Sunday (Jun 2). Mashrafe Mortaza’s side posted 330 for six as Mushfiqur Rahim (78) and Shakib Al Hasan (75) laid the foundations of their impressive display at the Oval. Mahmudullah’s boisterous 46 not out from...

PM to meet Opp. Leader Rajapaksa in Colombo

Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa is due to meet with PM Ranil Wickremesinghe and several members of the Government later today. This was revealed by MP Bandula Gunawardene during a media briefing held yesterday. Gunawardene revealed that as a majority of the general public are struggling economically, Opposition leader Rajapaksa will meet with representatives of the Government to urge that the authorities...

Shooting in Gothatuwa: One dead

A 40 year old has died in a shooting in Mullawatta, Gothatuwa. The police said that the shooting occured at around 5.45 pm last evening (June 02). Further investigations into the incident are underway.

Ven. Rathana thero’s fast enters day 4

Today marks day 4 of the fast launched by MP Ven. Athuraliye Rathana thero opposite the Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy. According to our correspondent in the are a large number of individuals including members of the maha sanga as well as political activists arrived at the location today to speak with the thero. The fast which began on...