A 70-year-old person and another 34-year-old person have died after falling into a cesspit in Arama Heenna at Aranayake. The incident had occurred at around 9.30 am today (Jun 21). According to police, the elderly person had fallen into a cesspit nearby his house and then a neighbour had attempted to...
The Joint Postal Trade Union Front says that 18 trade unions have voiced their support of their ongoing strike. The Front's convener Chintaka Bandara said that following yesterday's discussions, health, telecom, bank, railway and other trade unions promised to support them. Meanwhile, the discussion between the striking unions and the Ministry...
The striking postal workers warn that there is a risk that the airmail services might be collapsed as a result of the ongoing strike action. The Times of Oman newspaper reported that freight and postal services from Oman to Sri Lanka have been suspended. The postal strike began 10 days ago,...
Sri Lanka's premier radio channel Hiru FM is celebrating the 20th anniversary this year. In line with that, the committed Hiru listeners will get a chance to win Rs. 35 million worth 20 trucks of "Mahindra SUPRO". Hiru will give away one truck each for 20 weeks for loyal listeners. Each truck...
Colombo (News1st) – US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced the United States is withdrawing from the UN Human Rights Council, accusing the body of bias against US ally Israel and a failure to hold human rights abusers accountable. Announcing the decision alongside US Secretary of State Mike...
Colombo (News1st) – A Peetathipathi in the lineage of Swami Dattatreya  – Manik Prabhu Maharaj Samasthan of Manik Nagar, Karnataka arrived in the island today. Prabhu Maharaj was welcomed by trustee Ganesh Deivanayagam and Dr. Maruthini on behalf of the Sai Saranalayam. Shri Sadguru Gyanraj Manik Prabhu Maharaj who is a...
A motorcyclist was killed in an accident occurred at Angampitiya in Padukka at around 7 pm yesterday (Jun 20). It was reported that the bike had hit a stationary lorry. The victim had died after being admitted to Padukka Hospital. He was aged 42 and was a resident of Bope, Padukka.
Canada's parliament has passed a law legalizing the recreational use of marijuana nationwide. The Cannabis Act passed its final hurdle on Tuesday in a 52-29 vote in the Senate. The bill controls and regulates how the drug can be grown, distributed, and sold. Canadians will be able to buy and consume...
Traffic halted on Sooriyawewa - Hambantota (100ft) road due to a protest near Sooriyawewa Divisional Secretariat. The protestors say they haven't been compensated for the acquisition of lands to extend the 100ft road. They said that the authorities have been dragging on this issue for the last five years, giving various promises.
  Wednesday, 20 June 2018 - 11:13 Medical students launch a protest at Parliament roundabout 1,135Views A traffic congestion is building up in and around parliament round-about as a result of a protest being carried out by the medical students.They are protesting against the government's move to transfer SAITM students to the Kotelawala...
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