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Lorry collides with Ruhunu Kumari train

A lorry collided with the Ruhunu Kumari train in Aluthgama today at 6.45 pm. According to the director of Planning for the Railway Department, Vijaya Samarasinghe, two people have been killed while the lorry has been completely damaged.

Sri Lanka records historic win in South Africa

Sri Lanka recorded their first test win in South Africa on Thursday, when they beat the hosts by 208 runs in the second test match in Durban. Rangana Herath was named man of the match. This is Sri Lanka’s first victory in 15 matches, and the first time they have recorded a win since the [...]

Two students attempt suicide over A/L results

Two students attempted to commit suicide this evening in two separate incidents over their A/L results, Hospital sources told The Sunday Leader. One girl had consumed several Panadol tablets and was admitted to hospital in Nittambuwa while a boy had reportedly attempted to hang himself in Karapitiya. Both students had failed to obtain the required [...]

Not served with court notice says JVP

The JVP today said the party has not received notice from Courts to show cause as to why an enjoining order should not be issued against the party convention to be held on January 1, 2012. JVP Propaganda Secretary and parliamentarian Vijitha Herath told The Sunday Leader that the party has not received any court [...]

Cyclone ‘Thane’ still stationary off Jaffna

The cyclonic storm ‘THANE’ over the Bay of Bengal remained stationary and was centered about 600km Northeast of Jaffna  at 08.00 am today (28th). This system is likely to intensify further and move North-westward from its center (towards the Indian east coast). The department of meteorology said that shallow and deep sea areas off the [...]

MR blames Tamil political parties for delay

Brushing aside the criticism that he is nowhere near delivering a political solution even 30 months after ending the Eelam war, Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa has blamed Tamils, within the country and outside, for the delay by refusing to participate in the consultative process authored by him. “The parliamentary select committee [PSC] is a [...]

Sri Lanka promises accountability

Sri Lanka will hold accountable every person accused of war crimes during its decades-long civil conflict, the island nation’s ambassador to the U.S. says. The Obama administration and human-rights groups have questioned Sri Lanka’s commitment to accountability after its government released a 387-page report on the conflict that does not identify any war-crimes suspects. Ambassador [...]

Canada proud of stand on Lanka

Canada says it is “proud” of the stand it took on Sri Lanka’s human rights record just before the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting. The Canadian press quoted Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird as saying in an interview that he is proud of his stand against the Sri Lankan government for not adequately [...]

Six arrested over abduction

The police arrested six men for abducting a young girl in a van at Ankumbura in the Kandy district yesterday, the police media unit said. According to the police, the girl aged 22, was abducted last morning near a Temple while she was walking along the street. The police said that the girl who was [...]

Lankan takes ‘Kolaveri di’ to another level

The Tamil hit song ‘Kolaveri di’ has become a hit in India and Sri Lanka thanks to its catchy beat and words. Now a Sri Lankan born British singer Arjun Coomaraswamy has released an English remix of the track in London and it has reached almost 2 million hits on YouTube. The English version of [...]

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