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Sri Lanka’s Johann Peries becomes second Sri Lankan to summit Everest

Sri Lanka’s Johann Peries successfully summited Mount Everest at 5.55 am Nepal time today Tue 22 May 2018. This was his second attempt. Peries now becomes the second Sri Lankan to summit Mount Everest Everest after Jayanthi Kuru Utumpala in 2016. Peries’ earlier attempt in 2016 was unsuccessful when his oxygen tank failed 400 metres [...]

Investigations into LTTE murder of Rajiv still not complete

As India on Monday paid tributes to Rajiv Gandhi on his death anniversary, the investigation in the assassination of the former Prime Minister is still on, 27 years after his ghastly killing, The Millennium Post reported. The status of ongoing investigation by the CBI-led Multi Disciplinary Monitoring Agency (MDMA), probing the larger conspiracy aspect behind [...]

Unauthorised constructions near canals to be demolished

Unauthorised constructions near canals are to be demolished, the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development said. The Ministry said that the Urban Development Authority had been instructed to demolish unauthorised constructions near canals, particularly in Kaduwela, Kollonawa and Biyagama and adjoining areas. The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development said that it was found that unauthorised constructions around [...]

MR takes another swipe at Government on fuel price hike

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa today took another swipe at the Government on the fuel price hike. In a media statement Rajapaksa said that members of the public would have noticed that the Finance and Media Ministry has been publishing advertisements stating that in 2014, the world price of crude oil was USD 60 and that [...]

Five suspects involved in organised crimes arrested in Ambepussa

Five suspects involved in organised crimes have been arrested in Ambepussa, the Police said. The Police said that the five suspects were arrested with weapons in Warakapola in Ambepussa.

Thilanga, Nishantha, Jayantha, Mohan submit nominations for SLC polls

Thilanga Sumathipala, Nishantha Ranatunga, Jayantha Dharmadasa and Mohan de Silva submitted their nominations to contest for the post of President at the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board elections. The board elections will take place on 31st May 2018 in compliance with a directive issued by the Sports Minister. Earlier, the Annual General Meeting of Sri Lanka [...]

Pre-schools in the South closed as deadly virus spreads

All pre-schools in the Southern Province will be closed from May 22 to May 27 owing to the spread of a deadly virus. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health said that a special medical team has been sent to the South to investigate the virus fever spreading in the area. A special discussion headed by the [...]

Seven killed, hundreds affected by adverse weather

Seven killed have been reported killed so far and hundreds have been affected by the adverse weather experienced in most parts of the country. The Disaster Management Center (DMC) said that 1024 people have been displaced so far and have been sheltered at temporary locations. The most number of displaced have been reported from Badulla, [...]

550 held during Eelam War memorial event in Chennai

About 550 members of various Tamil outfits including the May 17 Movement, MDMK, Tamilaga Makkal Jananayaka Katchi (TMJK), Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) and others were arrested on the Marina in Chennai on Sunday when they defied the ban order and went ahead to stage a candlelight vigil for victims of the last phase [...]

Sri Lankan stabbed to death on a street in south-west London

A young man from Sri Lanka has been stabbed to death on a street in south-west London, The Evening Standard in the UK reported. Arunesh Thangarajah, 28, was found suffering from stab wounds in Mitcham in the early hours of Sunday. Emergency services raced to the area of Upper Green East near Montrose Gardens and [...]

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