Buddhist temple employee given bail over Hindu temple fire – VIDEO

Buddhist temple employee given bail over Hindu temple fire – VIDEO

  A middle-aged employee attached to newly erected Paashana Pabbatha Vihara, was arrested by the Serunuwara police on Tuesday on suspicion of setting fire to a Hindu kovil facility at Verugal in the eastern Trincomalee district. Saman Nanayakkara from the central Kandy district was later released on bail to the Paashana Pabbatha Vihara chief priest…

Rambukwella’s driving licence suspended after drunk-driving accident

Rambukwella’s driving licence suspended after drunk-driving accident

  The driving licence of Ramith Rabukwella, the son of former Minister and Kandy district parliamentarian Keheliya Rambukwella, has been suspended by a Colombo Court after he was found driving a brand new Black Audi A6 under the heavy influence of alcohol and crashed into a tree on September 22. Colombo Additional Magistrate Tuesday temporarily suspended…

Slain editor’s remains exhumed for autopsy after seven years – VIDEO

Slain editor’s remains exhumed for autopsy after seven years – VIDEO

The remains of slain editor Lasantha Wickrematunga were exhumed on Tuesday seven years after he was brutally murdered by a group of masked men in the outskirts of Colombo on January 8, 2009. The exhumation took place in the presence of a Magistrate and a Buddhist monk at the Borella cemetery amid tight security, as…

Tamils rally opposite UNHRC, demand justice for ‘genocide’ – VIDEO

Tamils rally opposite UNHRC, demand justice for ‘genocide’ – VIDEO

Hundreds of Tamils living across European Monday staged a massive rally opposite the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva, reiterating their demand for an independent international investigation into war crimes that were committed during the final months of Sri Lanka’s war in May 2009. The rally in Geneva has come a couple of days…

Twenty-ninth death anniversary of Thileepan marked in north

Twenty-ninth death anniversary of Thileepan marked in north

The twenty-ninth anniversary of former head of LTTE’s political Rasiah Partheepan, famously known as Thileepan was marked by Tamils in Sri Lanka’s north and in Geneva. It is exactly 29 years ago that Thileepan died after a 11-day long fast without even a drop of water by the Nallur Temple as the Indian government and…


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