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Government ally, the National Freedom Front (NFF) had decided to contest on its own at the elections to the Uva Provincial Council under its ‘Panchayuda’ symbol, NFF leader and Minister Wimal Weerawansa said yesterday. The main reason why the party...

Four year old boy kidnapped

Police are investigating the kidnapping of a four year old boy named Damindu Yasen Ekanayake and an attack on his parents in Katugampalagama village in the Meegalewa Division. The Meegalewa Police said that four persons wearing masks had forcibly...

Prohibit crossovers

The Sri Lanka branch of Transparency International (TISL) has recommended that laws should be introduced to cancel the parliament membership of politicians who crossover from one political party to another.

JVP leader’s double-cab driver arrested

JVP Leader Anura Kumara Dissanayake’s double-cab driver was arrested on charges of reckless driving, following Monday’s accident in which Mr. Dissanayake was injured, Police said yesterday.

Wife-killer sentenced after 26 years

A man found guilty of murdering his wife was sentenced to ten years rigorous imprisonment by Balapitiya High Court Judge Mohan Seneviratne yesterday in a 26-year-long trial, which included the non-summary proceedings in the Magistrate’s Court and later...

Exorcist turns rapist

A ‘Kattadiya’ was yesterday arrested on charges of having raped a young woman whom he had confined to a room for about four hours on the pretext of curing her of a chronic ailment, Daulagala police said and added that the 35-yearold suspect was arrested.

China assures even stronger bilateral relations

A Chinese diplomat said China-Sri Lanka defence relations had developed steadily in recent years and expressed optimism that such relationship would rise to a higher level.

Tuition classes for A/L candidates banned till Aug. 29

Private tuition classes for candidates sitting the G.C.E. Advanced Level Examination will be prohibited from midnight today till the end of the exam on August 29, the Department of Examinations said. Accordingly, everyone is prohibited from conducting...

Norway bored

Norway, which facilitated the peace process between the then Government and the LTTE was now giving less emphasis to the peace building process in Sri Lanka, a TNA politician said yesterday.

Dead man’s gold vanishes from EAM supplies div.

The External Affairs Ministry has started an inquiry into the loss of some gold items, dispatched to the country through the diplomatic corps from Korea.