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4 dead and 5 severely injured in car-bus collision

Four persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a car collided with a SLTB bus at Thelulla on Thanamalwila -Wellawaya main road today (27), said Police Spokesman. Six persons have reportedly travelled inside the car when the accident took place, the police said. The injured were sent …

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SLFPYPA demands MR’s expulsion

Sri Lanka Freedom Party Young Professional’s Association (SLFPYPA) representatives said that their association will urge the SLFP Central Committee to expel Parliamentarian Mahinda Rajapaksa from the post of party patron. Addressing the media at the SLFP Headquarters yesterday, SLFPYPA member Rajika Kodithuwakku said the Parliamentarian Rajapaksa cannot be considered as …

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AG files charges on two cases probed by Presidential Commission

The Attorney General has instituted legal action on the first two cases based on the findings of the Presidential Commission appointed to probe serious acts of fraud and corruption. The Attorney General based on the recommendations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate serious frauds and corruption filed …

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Young couple caught with 04 kilos of Kerala ganja

The Kandy police arrested a couple transporting Kerala ganja weighing four kilos, at Talwatte on the Kandy-Tennekumbura road.   A team of policemen led by IP Thusitha Dombagamuwa stopped the vehicle the 20-year-old woman and the 28-year-old man were travelling in.   The police team comprised IP Thusitha Dombagammana, OIC …

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UNP NL MP Salman resigns

The SLMC’s M.H.M. Salman, who was appointed to parliament on the UNP list, tendered his resignation yesterday.   Unofficial sources said that Salman may have quit in keeping with the SLMC’s rotational policy.  

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Weather forecast

Issuing a weather advisory yesterday, the Meteorology Department said the low pressure area in the South-east Bay of Bengal, located 1,300 km away from Sri lanka, was likely to develop into a depression during the next 24 hours.   The Met Department predicted that the wind speed would increase over …

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Train services only up to Nanu-Oya

The upcountry train services had been restricted to Nanu-Oya until further notice, due to earthslips between Bandarawela and Ohiya, General Manager, Railways, Mahanawa Abeywickrema, told The Island.   Torrential rains had hampered the ongoing attempts to restore the train service, the official said.

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Wimal indicted in HC with 39 corruption charges

The Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption yesterday filed indictment against Parliamentarian Wimal Weerawansa in the Colombo High Court.   Weerawansa has been accused of failure to explain how he accumulated assets up to about Rs. 75 million   The assets include property and money, far in excess …

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