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Family of four caught in a strong current, father and daughters die

A family of four from Hatton was swept away by a current at Yala Beach in Kirinda yesterday (23).


Shafi case: complainant women to be examined in Colombo hospitals

The women who are complaining that they have been rendered infertile by Dr. Siyabdeen Mohamed Shafi of the Kurunegala Teaching Hospital are to be examined by expert panels at two hospitals in Colombo.


Van-tractor collision kills five including four women in Welikanda

Five persons including 4 women are dead following a collision between a van and a tractor at Welikanda on the Batticaloa-Polonnaruwa Road.


Sri Lanka top cop on the mat over sterilisation scare

The senior-most police officer in the North-Western province is under investigation for attempting to cause racial hatred by planting reports of mass sterilization taking place at the Kurunegala teaching hospital, a police official said.


Shrine to the Virgin Mary found vandalised in Jaffna

The shrine to the Virgin Mary in Maniyamthoddam in Jaffna was found vandalised and its statue smashed on yesterday (17) morning.


Gota challenges the right of the Trial-at-Bar to hear his case

A Petition challenging the right of the Special three-member Trial-at –Bar to hear the case against former Secretary to the Ministry of Defense Gotabaya Rajapaksa with regard to the misuse of public funds came before the Supreme Court today


Schoolgirl found mysteriously dead in Kandeketiya

A 19-year-old girl was found dead drowned in Loggal Oya Reservoir in Kandeketiya yesterday (16) evening.


Negombo fisherman missing after boat capsizes

A fisherman who set out to sea from Negombo today (14) has gone missing after the boat he was in with three other people capsized, police said.


Mahanama and Piyadasa to be indicted -CIABOC

The Bribery Commission intends to file indictments against two senior government officials for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million from an Indian investor in 2018,


Five persons apprehended for illegal fishing

The Navy arrested five individuals who were engaged in illegal fishing near the Round Island, Trincomalee, yesterday (10).


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