Day: March 23, 2018

Two dead as suspected IS gunman takes hostages in France

At least two people were killed after a gunman claiming allegiance to the Islamic State group opened fire and took hostages at a supermarket in southwest France on Friday.

Lankan nabbed with Rs.13 million worth yellow gold jewellery

A-32-year old Sri Lankan was arrested this morning at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) with yellow gold jewellery weighing two kilogram worth Rs.13 million, Deputy Customs Director and Customs Spokesman Vipula Minuwanpitiya said.


President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday directed relevant sections to put an immediate halt to ongoing construction work, land reclamation and other activities carried out in the Muthurajawela Sanctuary area which are causing destruction to the environment.

COPA should question Dr. Fernando – JVP

The Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) yesterday (22) suggested that Parliament should summon the Chairman of the South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) Dr. Neville Fernando before the Committee on Public Accounts (COPA) over the paid newspaper advertisement to sell the Neville Fernando Teaching Hospital (NFTH), which was taken over by the Government last year.

Sri Lankan ex-leader’s MP son says not allowed to enter U.S.

Sri Lanka’s opposition legislator Namal Rajapaksa, the eldest son of Sri Lanka’s former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, on Thursday said he was not allowed to enter the United States despite having a valid visa.