The Sri Lankan Missions in the United States and Britain have made payments amounting to millions of US dollars to cover the expenses of government MPs and ministers visiting these countries, though there was no special allocation made for the purpose, Parliament were informed today.
Promptly accepting fellow Councillor Malsha Kumaratunga’s challenge, UPFA provincial councillor Hirunika Premachandra has participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge and posted a video online
Two people who had climbed down a well in Mahawela this morning had died from breathing difficulties, the police said.
Two people were killed when an earth mound collapsed on them while they were excavating a well at Akuramboda in Matale, police said.
The second of the two accused, indicted by the Anuradhapura High Court on charges of assassinating Major General Janaka Perera and 29 others in a suicide bombing, pleaded guilty to the charge before North-Western Provincial High Court Judge Sunanda Kumara Ratnayaka.
A delegation of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) called on Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on today and said India can play a major role in resolving the ethnic Tamil problem in the island nation.
Heavy traffic was reported in Kollupitiya after a tree fell on a three-wheeler and a car on the Duplication Road near the British Council, police said. Pictures