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School-children who collect finances by sand-mining ... for Malaysian tour


School-children who collect finances by sand-mining ... for Malaysian tour

A pathetic case of news is reported where the throw-ball team who were champions of Moneragala, Wellawaya Kumaradasa Maha Vidyalaya for a continuous period of five years in order to collect funds for a Malaysian tour are reported as involved in sand-mining from rivers. The throw-ball team of of Wellawaya Kumaradasa Maha Vidyalaya has been chosen for the international throw-ball championship to be held in Malaysia by the ministry of education and Sri Lanka Throw-ball

Mahindra car assembly plant ... opens in Welipenna


Mahindra car assembly plant ... opens in Welipenna

A factory which assembles and produces local motor vehicles was opened in Kalutara, Welipenna last Saturday. It is a massive investment which runs into Rs. 3 billion and is called Mahindra Ideal Lanka. Mini SUS type KUV100 vehicle was launched as their first vehicle on that day. This factory which extends to a span of 8 acres land space provides employment to close

28 year old young girl who jumped from sixth floor of Boralesgomuwa Kotelawala hospital ... mysteriously dies


28 year old young girl who jumped from sixth floor of Boralesgomuwa Kotelawala hospital ... mysteriously dies

Police inquiries are underway about the mysterious death of the 28 year old girl who was admitted to Kotelawala medical faculty situated in Werahera in Boralesgomuwa police division. 

This girl who had jumped from the sixth floor of that hospital on Sunday (18) around 6.45 in the evening had died on the spot. When inquiring further she was undergoing treatment at the psychiatric

Harin's Twitter message ... comparing age-old Tikiri to Ranil!


Harin's Twitter message ... comparing age-old Tikiri to Ranil!

It is in the following manner that Sajith supporter, minister Harin Fernando has by targeting Sajith for the Presidency these days compared Ranil with the age-old elephant Tikiri, the latter who incidentally created a sensation some days back. 

Letter from America against appointing Shavendra Silva


Letter from America against appointing Shavendra Silva


An announcement has been released saying that  United States are deeply concerned about lieutenant general Shavendra Silva being appointed army commander. It is also mentioned there that United Nations Organisation and other organisations have documented accusations and violations of human rights as being serious and credible. It is further stated that at a time when particularly reconciliation and social unity are of paramount importance this appointment brings into disrepute growth of the international goodwill,

New army commander ... Major General Shavendra Silva


New army commander ... Major General Shavendra Silva

After the tenure of Lieutenant General Mr. Mahesh Senanayaka as army commander ended yesterday, the President has decided to appoint Major General Mr. Shavendra Silva for the position of army commander. The said appointment was executed today (19), President's office reports. It was reported this morning that a letter was forwarded to secretary of defence by former army commander Mahesh Senanayaka

Anura Kumara Dissanayaka too in the fray for Presidency


Anura Kumara Dissanayaka too in the fray for Presidency

Mr. Anura Kumara Dissanayaka of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna was nominated today (18) as Jathika Jana Balawegaya Presidential candidate. 'Jathika Jana Balawegaya' was formed with a combination of Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna and civil society groups providing support in that connection. This rally which is called 'Negitimu Api' as

6 wicket Test win for Sri Lanka ... by beating New Zealand


6 wicket Test win for Sri Lanka ... by beating New Zealand

Sri Lanka was successful enough to clinch victory in the Test match played between Sri Lanka and touring New Zealand. The Sri Lanka team which pursued a target of 268 runs yesterday (17) was 133 unbeaten at close of play and finally was able to achieve their target after losing 4 wickets. The 122 acquired by by Dimuth Karunaratna and Lahiru Thirimanna's 64 runs actually colored the innings. 

In the match played at Galle international playground, New Zealand who took first lease at the wicket

Tuition sir who hoodwinks householders by promising Chinese land aid and finally pinches jewellery, photos etcetera


Tuition sir who hoodwinks householders by promising Chinese land aid and finally pinches jewellery, photos etcetera 

A person who is supposed to be a tuition master has engaged in a funny form of racket by approaching houses and appearing as a land officer and then strategically have ear rings of householders removed by themselves and have them handed over to him and this person has been arrested by Divulapitiya police. 

This person has had the gift of the gab and coupled with it the ability to bend others to his side. He has been engaged in this racket for quite some time targeting middle class homes in Gampaha, Divulapitiya area. He had selected holidays to creep into these homes by going to homes dressed in a

Complaint from Gotabhaya about plot to assassinate him


Complaint from Gotabhaya about plot to assassinate him

Presidential candidate of Pohottuwa, Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has made a complaint to the President that plans are underway by a terrorist group in North are drawing out a plan of causing an accident during the future election campaign as informed in advance by his intelligence officers and therefore to take suitable action in that respect.

According to information he has received, this threat has been launched on him, Mr. Douglas

Tele-actor who 'hijacks' three-wheelers parked on the road ... caught red-handed with robbed three-wheelers!


Tele-actor who 'hijacks' three-wheelers parked on the road ... caught red-handed with robbed three-wheelers!

A tele-drama actor and three others are suspected of having organised robbing three-wheelers parked by the roadside and ultimately have been arrested yesterday (16), Kalutara district crime unit says and that was with three-wheelers worth over Rs. 100 lakhs. Police have thus found thirteen of such robbed three-wheelers. 

Over about an year back these three-wheelers were robbed from locations such as Badureliya, Piliyandala, Panadura, Horana, Kesbewa and Borella, it was revealed at investigations, police say.

Investigations about Zaharan's 16 year old son, second in command trained in handling weapons -- special inquiries about 28 suspects


Investigations about Zaharan's 16 year old son, second in command trained in handling weapons -- special inquiries about 28 suspects

An extensive investigation is presently underway about suspects who were connected to Zaharan Hashim who carried out the Easter attack on April 21st while investigations being carried out with regard to 16 year old son of Naufer Moulavi supposed to be the second in command of Zaharan and the 28 specially identified and results of this investigation was revealed yesterday in court. 

When a 16 year old student named Mohommed Naufer Mohommed Abdullah studying in a Kurunegala Madrasa Arab school was taken into custody, it was revealed that he had undergone in

Officers who misled Customs and saved actor in plastic flowers deal


Officers who misled Customs and saved actor in plastic flowers deal

An incident was reported recently of an actor who was involved in a fraud evading customs taxes levied on a stock of plastic flowers brought to this country from China. According to information received ... tele and cinema actor named Ajith Weerasingha.  

This actor has told customs that plastic flowers  (brought under the cover of wall carpets) were to be used for tele-dramas and films to be utilised for his Ajith Films institute. However, customs officers

Poli mudalali' found murdered and body dumped in pit in coconut land -- assailant nabbed without any eye-witness account


Poli mudalali' found murdered and body dumped in pit in coconut land -- assailant nabbed without any eye-witness account

A mysterious incident of a millionaire businessman who lived in Puttalam - Pulidiwayal was found murdered and his body dumped into a pit in a coconut land was reported last 15th. 

The victim in fact was the proprietor of several coconut estates and apart from that he was someone who was dealing in transactions of giving loans on interest basis. The said businessman has set off from home last 11th around 2.30 to collect interest payable on loans he had given. However he had

Customs' fraud via tele-actor's trickery of plastic flowers


Customs' fraud via tele-actor's trickery of plastic flowers

On pretence of bringinging down wall-carpets by a popular tele-actor of this country a fine was imposed on a container of 20 feet containing plastic flowers and it is understood that the said container has been assessed and sold for one lakh by a team of officers of central customs unit. This was revealed at an inquiry carried out by customs screening division. 

Apart from customs tax imposed for a kilo of plastic flowers, a cess tax was imposed as Rs. twenty

Tikiri's incident takes full coverage the world over -- humiliation to Sri Lanka


Tikiri's incident takes full coverage the world over -- humiliation to Sri Lanka

The incident where an attempt to take the female elephant named Tikiri to parade in the Kandy perahera in an inimical manner thus creating an uproar in social media recently has been phenomenal so as to hit the headlines in newspapers. uch of the reports published portray an opinion abhorring this issue. 

What Sri Lankan authorities had said about this is Tikiri was made to parade the streets in the

Pallewattha and Nagananda work towards one national candidate at Presidential election


Pallewattha and Nagananda work towards one national candidate at Presidential election

Presidential candidates Nagananda Kodituwakku who was subjected to much talk recently and Rohan Pallewattha for deciding to provide support to one national candidate across an organisation known as national alliance of alternative forces and have come into one agreement at a meeting held today (16).

They have agreed to give support to one national candidate selected by the national alliance of

Hotel manager who received blow from hotel owner's wife's slipper ... in hospital


Hotel manager who received blow from hotel owner's wife's slipper ... in hospital

Habaraduwa police say that chief administrative manager of a tourist hotel was subjected to an assault by the hotel owner's wife and has been admitted to Karapitiya hospital. The complaint lodged by the manager concerned says that this assault took place during the course of an instruction class for workers of this tourist hotel. The complaint further says that this lady supposed to be resident in Colombo has barged into the hotel in the company of another person and had on in the front of the

100 lakhs pinched from super market in Union Place through password fraud


100 lakhs pinched from super market in Union Place through password fraud

Slave Island police say that a female cashier is alleged to have indulged in a fraud of over Rs. hundred and twenty lakhs from the cash counter by utilising the password of the manager of the cash counter on the sly of a super market situated in Union Place, Colombo. A sum of Rs. 41,000 in the cash machine being hidden inside the suspect's shoe has been recorded in the CCTV cameras and as a result the suspect was taken into custody and the said cash recovered. 

Police say that if any irregularity occurs in the dispensing cash machine, the manager in charge of the

Friends who tried to get kappam by threatening, saying that clip showing previous homosexual activity would be exposed and thus break the marriage


Friends who tried to get kappam by threatening, saying that clip showing previous homosexual activity would be exposed and thus break the marriage

An incident was reported recently from Bandarawela about a ha-ho which flared up of homosexual friends of a certain young man who was getting ready to enter into marriage with the motive of taking kappam. 

News had spread that the said young man had brought a bride and was getting married and in the process some friends who had shared a boarding with him sometime back had been a stumbling block in this matter. The said youth has become addicted to homosexual activity with them at the time he

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