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Tikiri the elephant is back home but conservationists blast maltreatment

Tikiri, the skeletal 70-year-old female elephant which paraded in the Kandy Esala Perahara and whose poor health condition gained local and international attention is back at home at her owner’s house in Kegalle.

Thousands of ‘Varsity students quit because of ragging – Sirisena

President Maithripala Sirisena says that between 10 and 12 per cent of new University students quit and return home because of unbearable ragging.

Special train services for school vacation, Esala festival

A special train service will be deployed from Colombo Fort to Badulla during the school vacation season, the Railways Department said in a statement.

Protests supporting Rathana Thero spreading

Protestors supporting Athureliye Rathana Thero are flooding Kandy town as the Hill Capital remains shut down.

All shops in Kandy closed today

The Sinhala Traders’ Front (STF) of Kandy has called a Hartal this morning (03) in support of Athuraliye Rathana Thero’s hunger strike.

Rathana Thero wants three Muslim politicians removed

Parliamentarian Athuraliye Rathana Thero is saying he will fast unto death if several powerful Muslim politicians are not removed from their positions.

600 defamatory letters: Equipment seized in Public Enterprise Ministry

A computer and a photocopier believed to have been used in the preparation of the 600 defamatory letters seized yesterday were taken into police custody today.

NTJ propaganda material, syringes seized in Kandy

The army seized caches of National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) propaganda and other material during special cordon-and-search operations conducted in Kandy, Nawalapitiya, Gampola, Peradeniya, Akurana, Katugastota and Madawala over the past 24 hours.