Malaka Silva hospitalised after being attacked
Malaka Silva, son of Public Relations and Public Affairs Minister Mervyn Silva, has been admitted to the Nawaloka hospital following an attack at the car park of a popular clothing store in Town Hall, Colombo. He was allegedly attacked with a sharp object and was rushed to hospital soon afterwards. Hospital sources say Malaka had sustained several injuries to his face
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China upgrades Sri Lanka’s expo partnership
In a significant development in Lanka-China bilateral trade, China has upgraded Sri Lanka to no less than a Joint Sponsor in the first of its newest international trade event series- the CSAE.We thank you for making Sri Lanka a Joint Sponsor in the first China South Asia Exposition (CSAE) to be held in Yunnan in June. We are currently working on a 150-strong Sri Lankan
Namal says Mattala Airport will boost overall economy of south and Sri Lanka
MP Namal Rajapaksa said yesterday that the international airport in Mattala, opening today, will have a major boost to the economy in the south as well as to Sri Lanka overall. "The Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) will not only benefit the aviation sector; a host of other connected developments within Hambantota will spur the economy of the south and the
Who is who in new Cabinet?
Following new appointments were made by President Mahinda Rajapaksa as part of the Cabinet reshuffle. Ministers:
Susil Premajayantha – Minister of Environment and Renewable Energy
(Previously Minister of Petroleum Industries)
'Disbelief' after babies switched at hospital
A new born baby will have to undergo a year of medical tests for HIV and hepatitis because he was accidentally put in the wrong bassinette by a Minnapolis hospital and then breastfed by the wrong mother.
The mix-up happened Wednesday in Abbott Northwestern Hospital when Tammy Van Dyke's little boy Cody was accidentally switched to the wrong bassinette in the nursery.
"You put your baby in the nursery, not even 48-hours old, and you think they're safe," Van Dyke told ABC News today. "I'm holding it together. I'm just in disbelief, and it was like I was in a dream, a bad dream, and I couldn't get it to stop."
scientists under threat– Champika
Power and Energy Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka yesterday charged that the 'cooked up' story of Pakistan- aided nuclear plants in Sri Lanka was part of a major conspiracy to put the lives of Sri Lankan nuclear scientists in danger."This story fabricated by a group comprising Indians and Sri Lankans and an Indian media group, had twin purposes. One was to blacklist
Body found on railway track
An unidentified body has been found along the railway track in Orugodawaththa.According to the Police Media Unit, the body was found last night.
The body is currently lying at the Colombo National Hospital.
Alleged gay brothel raided in Nugegoda
Police raided an alleged gay brothel in the Nugegoda area said to be run by a prominent businessman and arrested three males last night.A special police team from the Mirihana police conducted the raid following information that this particular businessman was running the business under the guise of 'Salons'. Police also arrested two women sex workers along
SL to bring down artificial rains
The government is ready to seek Chinese assistance to generate artificial rains, Disaster Management Minister Mahinda Amaraweera said today.Addressing a meeting at the opening ceremony of a Rural Health Centre at Koggalla in Ambalantota, he said the government had the courage to face any sort of challenge."The drought is not a new experience to us. Temporary
KANDY-NUWARA ELIYA ROAD BLOCKED BY WATER
Rising water from the Garandi Ella is flowing to the Kandy-Nuwara Eliya road and obstructing traffic, the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said a short while ago.
2 HOUR WATER CUT IN SEVERAL AREAS TOMORROW
A 12-hour water cut from 8am tomorrow (October 14) in Kelaniya, Peliyagoda, Wattala, Hendala, Dompe, Biyagama, Mahara, Ja-Ela and Negombo Municipal Councils, the National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWSDB) stated.
Big harvest of Fish in Potuvil
Picture shows fishermen in Chilaw at the fish market along with their bumper catch. The fishermen opined that during the current high-tied season (Warakan), the fish harvest was much bigger than the previous season. Pic by Augustin Fernando
Ban spot-fixers for life, says Muralitharan
Anyone involved in spot-fixing should be banned for life, former Sri Lankan spinner Muttiah Muralitharan told Reuters on Saturday, days after six umpires were provisionally suspended for allegedly agreeing to fix matches.India TV showed footage on Monday of what the news channel said was officials from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka negotiating deals with
World’s first underwater nightclub in the Maldives to open this month
The world's first underwater nightclub will be launched this month. The venue in the Maldives, which is only accessible by boat, will offer party-goers a view of the surrounding sea bed. It was fully built on land before being lowered into the water to minimise damage to the environment and the protected coral reefs. It has ceiling-to-floor glass windows which will allow
A dragon in Dehiwala
A group of new animals arrived at the National Zoological Gardens in Dehiwela yesterday.The new arrivals were brought down to Sri Lanka from the Prague zoo in the Czech republic.The first Komodo Dragon set foot in Sri Lanka yesterday.The Komodo Dragon which is the largest in the Varanus Genus, are endemic to Indonesia and a carnivore animal with a lifespan
Injection takes life of child in hospital
A nine-year-old girl from Galle, receiving treatment at the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital has died reportedly due to an allergic reaction to an injection.The Deputy Director of the hospital, Dr. Jayampathy Senanayaka stated that the child had symptoms of fever and nausea when she was admitted to the hospital Thursday.He said that the child had developed an allergic
Sarath Fonseka requests the public to make their way to Hyde Park
Former Army Commander Sarath Fonseka requests the public to make their way to Hyde Park in Colombo on the 18th for justice and freedom.The rally will be held at Hyde Park on the theme, a law abiding rule, a disciplined country and a just society.Awareness programmes in this regard are taking place these days by distributing hand bills and through meetings.
Fungus appears on Sigiriya
According to the Central Cultural Fund, a special team has been deployed to remove the fungus that has appeared on the Sigiriya rock.Manager of the Sigiriya project, Chandana Weerasena said that the fungus has appeared in several places of the Sigiriya rock.Tag: Sri Lanka News, Newsfirst, Lankanews
UNICEF commends Sri Lanka
UNICEF Regional Director for South Asia, Ms. Karin Hulshof commended Sri Lankan government's programs and efforts to uplift the welfare of rural communities, during her meeting with President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday.She had praised the government's commitment to solve issues faced by the children, particularly in reducing child malnutrition and improving the