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Major disaster averted as two trains almost collide head-on

Major disaster averted as two trains almost collide head-on

Two trains narrowly avoided a head-on collision in Ginthota on the Coastal Line as the drivers of the locomotives managed prevent a possible major train disaster this afternoon. MORE..

January 29, 2016  03:13 pm|

13th Amendment back in the limelight in Sri Lanka

13th Amendment back in the limelight in Sri Lanka

Even as Sri Lanka is preparing to come up with a new Constitution with devolution as one of the key issues, the 13th Amendment, which created provincial councils in the country, is again in the limelight. MORE...

January 21, 2016  08:42 am|

Three dead, 10 injured after small lorry topples

Three dead, 10 injured after small lorry topples

Three persons were killed while another 10 individuals were wounded after a small lorry veered off the road and toppled near the Kalaru Bridge in Silawatura, Mannar. MORE..

July 21, 2015  02:07 pm|

Students among 29 injured after bus topples

Students among 29 injured after bus topples

At least 29 passengers including several school children were wounded after a bus toppled in the Dulpitiya area on the Hemmathagama-Dikpitiya road this morning. MORE..

July 21, 2015  12:11 pm|

Army officer involved in fatal road accident suspended

Army officer involved in fatal road accident suspended

Lieutenant General Crishanthe De Silva, Commander of the Sri Lanka Army has suspended, with immediate effect and without pay, the service of the Army officer involved in the fatal road accident at Gurubabila in the Weligama area, which claimed the lives of three persons. MORE..

July 10, 2015  09:50 am|

Three dead after tipper truck-lorry collision

Three dead after tipper truck-lorry collision

Three persons were killed following after a tipper truck ran over two pedestrians and crashed into a lorry at Ranwala, Kegalle on the Colombo-Kandy road. MORE..

June 12, 2015  11:44 am|

Lankan among 3 injured in ferry accident off Montenegro

Lankan among 3 injured in ferry accident off Montenegro

Doctors in Montenegro say one sailor has died and three more including a Sri Lankan had to be hospitalized after an accident on a Greek ferry near the countrys Adriatic coast. MORE...

June 9, 2015  08:08 am|

Sri Lankan van driver jailed for killing jogger

Sri Lankan van driver jailed for killing jogger

An extremely tired Sri Lankan van driver who hit and killed a jogger near Epsom after working a 12-hour night shift has been jailed for four years by a UK court. MORE..

May 23, 2015  05:02 pm|

Lankan accused in hit-and-run pleads guilty

Lankan accused in hit-and-run pleads guilty

A Sri Lankan man, who is in New Zealand on a work permit, has admitted he struck a woman while driving a rental car and talking on a mobile phone, then fled the scene. MORE..

May 8, 2015  10:55 am|

Sri Lankan jailed for reckless driving in Qatar

Sri Lankan jailed for reckless driving in Qatar

A Criminal Court in Doha has awarded a six-month jail sentence to a Sri Lankan expatriate motorist for his reckless driving, which caused the death of a GCC citizen and injury to some others, local Arabic daily Arrayah reported yesterday. MORE..

May 4, 2015  05:29 pm|

Woman dead, 22 injured in bus-tipper truck collision

Woman dead, 22 injured in bus-tipper truck collision

A woman was killed and another 22 persons wounded following a traffic collision involving a SLTB bus and a tipper truck in the Sandunpura area on the Mahiyanganaya-Polonnaruwa main road. MORE..

May 4, 2015  10:23 am|

Child dead, 13 injured after truck hits tree

Child dead, 13 injured after truck hits tree

A child was killed and another 13 persons wounded after a small truck, carrying a group of pilgrims, veered off the road and collided with a tree in Konwewa, Thambuttegama. MORE..

May 1, 2015  03:41 pm|

I had no secret accounts in any foreign bank, says Rajapaksa

I had no secret accounts in any foreign bank, says Rajapaksa

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Sunday (19) dismissed allegations of him, his wife or sons maintaining any illegal or secret offshore accounts in any foreign bank. MORE...

April 19, 2015  02:09 pm|

Lankan charged over hit-and-run in New Zealand

Lankan charged over hit-and-run in New Zealand

A Sri Lankan man has allegedly hit a woman in the rental car he was driving then fled the scene in New Zealand, foreign media reported. MORE..

April 17, 2015  02:42 pm|

37 injured after bus topples

37 injured after bus topples

At least 37 passengers have been wounded and hospitalised after a bus toppled in the 2nd Mile Post area on the Passara-Madolsima road this afternoon. MORE..

April 16, 2015  04:24 pm|

Future of Asia Cup in doubt as ACC faces shutdown: report

Future of Asia Cup in doubt as ACC faces shutdown: report

The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) could soon be dissolved or merged with the International Cricket Council (ICC), putting a question mark over the future of Asia Cup. MORE..

April 14, 2015  01:25 pm|

US diplomat discusses human rights and accountability with Sri Lanka

US diplomat discusses human rights and accountability with Sri Lanka

A senior American diplomat has held discussion with Sri Lankan government officials on human rights and strengthening democracy, transparency, and accountability during his recent visit to the island nation. MORE..

April 14, 2015  11:39 am|

80% pictorial warnings from June

80% pictorial warnings from June

The government has unanimously passed regulations to include pictorial warnings about the negative health effects of smoking on all cigarette products. MORE..

April 10, 2015  05:38 pm|

STF member dies from accidental shooting

STF member dies from accidental shooting

A police constable serving with the Special Task Force (STF) was killed after being accidentally shot by another officer during a raid carried out in the Ridee Ella Reserve at Bakamuna, Dambulla. MORE..

April 10, 2015  11:16 am|

Government probes Swiss bank accounts issue

Government probes Swiss bank accounts issue

An inquest is underway in connection with a Parliamentarian and two top governmental officials who are holding bank accounts in foreign countries, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said. MORE...

March 8, 2015  06:12 pm|

Bill for 80% pictorial warning passed in Parliament

Bill for 80% pictorial warning passed in Parliament

The National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol (Amendment) bill, which includes increased pictorial warnings covering 80 per cent of cigarette packets, has been passed in Parliament. MORE..

February 20, 2015  09:17 pm|

$58.3M held in Swiss accounts by 92 Sri Lankans

$58.3M held in Swiss accounts by 92 Sri Lankans

Ninety-two Sri Lankan citizens hold a total of $58.3 million in 129 Swiss bank accounts, according to data released by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and leaked by an HSBC whistleblower. MORE..

February 10, 2015  11:06 am|

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