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Flow of traffic restricted in Kaduwela tonight

Flow of motor traffic along the Kaduwela – Kollupitiya 177 route will be restricted from 8pm to 10pm tonight. The flow of traffic will be restricted in order to accommodate the annual procession of the Kothalawala Sangapitti Rajamaha Viharaya in Nawagamuwa, Kaduwela. Police have urged motorists to use alternatives routes during the time period.

Lankan detained at BIA with foreign cigarettes worth over Rs 1.3 mn

A Sri Lankan passenger who had smuggled in a stock of Dubai-manufactured cigarettes has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA). The arrest was made yesterday (14) by the Customs officers attached to the BIA, the Customs Media Spokesperson Additional Customs Sunil Jayaratne stated. The suspect had arrived at the BIA from Dubai at around 6.30 p.m. last evening. The arrestee...

Questioning of intelligence officers ’in camera’ in future

The Parliamentary Special Committee (PSC) that probes the Easter Sunday attack has decided to conduct inquiries from the intelligence officers in camera in the future. A member of that committee said that accordingly, inquiries would be conducted from the Chief of the State Intelligence Service (SIS) Senior DIG Nilantha Jayewardene in camera when he appears before the PSC on July...

Sri Lanka keen on enhancing connectivity with Indian ports

The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is keen on enhancing connectivity with Indian ports using ferry services to facilitate easier trade and tourism, its chairman Kavan Ratnayake said. “If the two countries can set up a ferry service connecting Kankesanthurai port (KKS) in Jaffna with Karaikal near Puducherry, and similarly between Colombo and Tuticorin in south India, there is scope...

Father & daughter killed by train at unprotected crossing in Wadurawa

A 45-year-old father and 11-year-old daughter died today (15) after the motorcycle they were riding collided with a Colombo Fort-bound train on the Wadurawa level crossing in Veyangoda police division. The accident has taken place at around 6.45 a.m. this morning. The police said that the duo died on the spot after the train arriving from Kankesanturai hit their motorcycle at...

England crowned world champions

Eoin Morgan-led England lifted their maiden ICC World Cup trophy after a super over win against New Zealand at Lord's, London.  

Showery condition expected to enhance during next few days

Prevailing Showery condition is expected to enhance to some extent over most parts of the island, particularly in south-western part during next few days (From 16th July). Showers or thundershowers at times will occur in Sabaragamuwa, Central, Western and North-Western provinces and in Galle and Matara districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places elsewhere after 2.00 p.m. A few...

Amendments to Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act to be presented to Justice Min

The proposal with the recommendations to amend the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act will be presented to the Minister of Justice and Prison Reforms Thalatha Atukorale tomorrow (15), stated MP A. H. M. Fowzie. The Muslim parliamentarian recently held a meeting to discuss the amendment of the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act. The proposal contains 11 amendments to the Act including...

Suspect arrested over fake tip-off on alleged attack

A suspect who had given a false tip-off to 119 emergency contact number over an alleged attack, has been arrested at Ella area, says the Police Media Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara.

Will not allow CBK to destroy UNP’s identity – Ravi

Former President Chandrika Bandaranaike and her clan in the UNP will not be allowed to destroy the identity of the party, says Minister Ravi Karunanayake. The minister stated this addressing the media following a religious event held at Kataragama Kiriwehera last evening (13). Although Chandrika Bandaranaike is the organizer of Attanagalla electorate, she cannot even win her electorate and it is...