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Police violated human rights of HNDA students HRC determines

Police violated human rights of HNDA students  HRC determines

The Human Rights Commission in its report on the police assault on HNDA students holds that the police had violated the human rights of the HNDA students. The Commission hence recommends compensation to be paid to the students by police and disciplinary action taken against those responsible. MORE..

December 4, 2015  04:32 pm|

NASA chief: Time to clean up all that space junk

NASA chief: Time to clean up all that space junk

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden warns that too little is being done to remove debris from space, an issue that has drawn plenty of attention this week after an unknown object made a fiery entry into Earths atmosphere. MORE...

November 15, 2015  01:47 pm|

Lankans adviced not to visit Lumbini until further notice

Lankans adviced not to visit Lumbini until further notice

The Sri Lankan Ambassador to Nepal W.M. Seneviratne has appealed to Sri Lankans not to visit Lumbini, Nepal until further notice due to a wave of public protests in the country. MORE...

September 11, 2015  01:35 pm|

Sri Lanka stun India with remarkable comeback Test victory

Sri Lanka stun India with remarkable comeback Test victory

Rangana Herath picked up seven wickets in a sublime display of left-arm spin bowling to power Sri Lanka to a spectacular comeback win by 63 runs against India on the fourth day of the opening Test at Galle on Saturday. MORE..

August 15, 2015  01:59 pm|

Sangakkara announces Test retirement

Sangakkara announces Test retirement

Sri Lankas batting great Kumar Sangakkara has ended speculation about his future by confirming that he will retire during his teams home series against India in August. MORE..

June 27, 2015  06:52 pm|

Protest demands release of 14 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka

Protest demands release of 14 Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka

Members of the Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) and the fishing community staged a demonstration in Rameswaram on Friday, demanding the release of 14 Indian fishermen arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on charges of poaching and protesting against the Centres directive to paint the trawlers in green colour. MORE..

June 20, 2015  10:05 am|

Mubarak recalled for Tests against Pakistan

Mubarak recalled for Tests against Pakistan

After being sidelined for close to eight years, Jehan Mubarak, the allrounder, was recalled to Sri Lankas Test team when the 16-man squad for the three-match series against Pakistan was announced on Wednesday (June 10). MORE..

June 10, 2015  11:35 pm|

Jaffna violence: 43 suspects further remanded

Jaffna violence: 43 suspects further remanded

A batch of 43 persons who were recently arrested for unruly behavior near the Jaffna court complex have been further remanded until June 12. MORE..

June 3, 2015  01:43 pm|

Police use water cannons to disperse protesters in Kahawatta

Police use water cannons to disperse protesters in Kahawatta

Police used water cannons to disperse protestors blocking the Embilipitiya-Ratnapura main road at the Kahawatta Town. MORE..

May 28, 2015  07:48 pm|

Court issues stay order banning protests in Chunnakam

Court issues stay order banning protests in Chunnakam

The Mallakam Court issued a stay order banning any processions or protests up to 14 days from today within the Chunnakam police area in Jaffna, police said. MORE..

May 26, 2015  09:57 am|

Post-war systemic breakdown blamed for Jaffna violence

Post-war systemic breakdown blamed for Jaffna violence

Dr. Daya Somasundaram, Professor of Psychiatry at Jaffna University, blames the breakdown of traditional social and administrative structures for the gang rape and murder of 18 year old school girl, S. Vithya, at Pungudithivu on May 13, and the mayhem that engulfed Sri Lankas Northern Province subsequently. MORE..

May 23, 2015  09:51 am|

Court bans protests in Jaffna Town

Court bans protests in Jaffna Town

The Jaffna Magistrate Court has issued a stay order banning all types of protests in Jaffna Town, Police Spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

May 23, 2015  07:15 am|

130 arrested over Jaffna violence remanded

130 arrested over Jaffna violence remanded

The 130 persons arrested for unlawful protest, damaging public property and assaulting police officers near the Jaffna Magistrates Court have been ordered remanded. MORE..

May 21, 2015  04:07 pm|

Tense situation erupts near Jaffna Court

Tense situation erupts near Jaffna Court

Police today used tear gas to disperse protesters who were behaving violently near Jaffna Court over a rape and murder of a girl in Kayts, the police said. MORE..

May 20, 2015  01:32 pm|

Tense situation during protest near Hambantota Port

Tense situation during protest near Hambantota Port

A tense situation was reported during a protest near the Hambantota Port this morning, when a police jeep collided with one of the protesters. MORE..

May 19, 2015  11:36 am|

Mathews stays as Test, ODI skipper

Mathews stays as Test, ODI skipper

Angelo Mathews has been reappointed captain of the Sri Lankan Test and One-Day International teams, Sri Lanka Cricket said on Thursday (May 14). The national selectors have also retained Lasith Malinga as the captain for Twenty20 Internationals. MORE..

May 15, 2015  09:43 am|

Court grants bail for 10 UPFA MPs

Court grants bail for 10 UPFA MPs

Colombo Chief Magistrate today granted personal bail of Rs. 1 million each for 27 including 10 UPFA MPs for contempt of court charges. The 27 are charged with participating in a protest in front of the Bribery Commission on April 23 despite a court order preventing such protests. MORE...

May 8, 2015  11:40 am|

Two uni students arrested for damaging public property

Two uni students arrested for damaging public property

Two university students arrested on charges of causing damage to public property during a protest opposite the UGC yesterday have been remanded until May 11, police said. MORE..

April 30, 2015  04:30 pm|

Clash between uni students, police regrettable: PMO

Clash between uni students, police regrettable: PMO

The Prime Ministers Office says the clash between protesting university students and police personnel was regrettable and that protesters refusing to allow their representatives to hand over the memorandum had resulted in yesterdays unfortunate incident. MORE..

April 1, 2015  05:52 pm|

Police probe violent clashes between students and police

Police probe violent clashes between students and police

The police on Wednesday launched an investigation into the violent clashes which erupted between local university students and the police on Tuesday resulting in several people being injured. MORE...

April 1, 2015  05:22 pm|

Police tear gas protesting university students

Police tear gas protesting university students

(UPDATE) The Galle Road has been closed from Kollupitiya Junction to Galle Face Roundabout due to the protest launched by university students, polcie spokesman ASP Ruwan Gunasekara said. MORE..

March 31, 2015  04:43 pm|

Protest against Maithripala in London

Protest against Maithripala in London

A large number of British Tamils staged a rally in London on Monday (09) against the visiting Sri Lankan President Maithripala Srisena. MORE..

March 10, 2015  11:05 am|

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