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.
President Maithripala Sirisena says that between 10 and 12 per cent of new University students quit and return home because of unbearable ragging.
A special train service will be deployed from Colombo Fort to Badulla during the school vacation season, the Railways Department said in a statement.
Protestors supporting Athureliye Rathana Thero are flooding Kandy town as the Hill Capital remains shut down.
The Sinhala Traders’ Front (STF) of Kandy has called a Hartal this morning (03) in support of Athuraliye Rathana Thero’s hunger strike.
Parliamentarian Athuraliye Rathana Thero is saying he will fast unto death if several powerful Muslim politicians are not removed from their positions.
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.
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.