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13 dead and 100 injured at Barcelona attack

At least 13 person died and 100 were injured -of them seriously – after a van ploughed into crowds in Barcelona’s famous Las Ramblas tourist area, police and local officials say. The vehicle sped along the pedestrian area, mowing down people and sending others fleeing for cover. Police are treating …

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Telecommunication levy on internet services to be removed

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera said that the 10 per cent telecommunication levy imposed on mobile and broadband internet will removed with effect from September 01. The telecommunication levy only on pre-paid cards will be removed in this manner. Speaking at a press briefing in Colombo today, the minister said that …

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Concrete slab collapses at construction site in Negombo

Several individuals have reportedly been injured after the concrete slab of a building under construction collapsed in the Periyamulla area in Negombo, a short while ago. Police spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that so far two persons have been rescued and admitted to the Negombo Hospital. One more person is …

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