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India advises not to mark death anniversary of V. Prabhakaran

India advises not to mark death anniversary of  V. Prabhakaran

Colombo: Indian security officials have advised the Sri Lankan refugees in camps in Tamil Nadu not to organize any events to mark the death anniversary of LTTE leader V. Prabhakaran that falls on May 18 and 19. The Coastal Security Group (CSG) personnel have conducted a programme on Wednesday in the Keezhputhupattu Sri Lankan Tamil […]

30 tourists attacked by wasps at Sigiriya

30 tourists attacked by wasps at Sigiriya

About thirty tourists including foreigners had to be hospitalized after being attacked by wasps when visiting Sigiriya this morning, police said. The victims were admitted to the Dambulla and Sigiriya Hospitals.  

India extends ban on LTTE by 5 years

India extends ban on LTTE by 5 years

The Indian government has extended by five years the ban imposed on LTTE, a terror group that was behind the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi and was decimated by the Sri Lanka military in 2009. India had banned Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) after the assassination of Gandhi in 1991.The government, under the provisions of […]

Rajapaksa did not succumb to int`l pressure in 2009: Lanka Minister

Rajapaksa did not succumb to int`l pressure in 2009: Lanka Minister

Colombo: President Mahinda Rajapaksa refused to succumb to pressures exerted by some countries to end the military campaign against the LTTE in 2009, a top Sri Lankan minister has said. Government spokesman and Minister of Information Keheliya Rambukwella said some countries had put pressure on Sri Lanka when the war was reaching a decisive stage […]

Hundreds of fish fall out the sky over Sri Lanka

A stunned community in west Sri Lanka were delighted when they were hit by a downpour of raining FISH. A village in Chilaw reported that a storm had left behind scores of fish lying on roads, grass and roofs after they heard heavy thuds across the district. The fish, which are fine to be eaten, […]

Sleep with me or I will commit suicide, dad told daughter before rape

Sleep with me or I will commit suicide, dad told daughter before rape

SRI LANKA: In a shocking case of incest and blackmail, Colombo tabloid Mid-Day has reported that the city police have arrested a man who coerced his daughter into sleeping with him with the threat that if she did not, he would commit suicide. According to the report , the 45-year-old man repeatedly raped his 15-year-old […]

Sri Lankan teen girl hangs self after row with mom over Facebook

Sri Lankan teen girl hangs self after row with mom over Facebook

Cases of suicide linked to Facebook pages of youth are growing at an alarming rate in Sri Lanka. In the third such case since the start of the new year, ‘Lakbima’ has reported that a 16-year-old school girl at Polpithigama killed herself after her mother caught her chatting with her boyfriend on Facebook. According to […]

Sri Lankan family finds 9 bodies buried in garden

Sri Lankan family finds 9 bodies buried in garden

A Sri Lankan family has stumbled upon the remains of at least nine bodies buried in the garden of their home, police reported, the latest mass grave to be discovered in the country’s former war zone. The family made the grisly find on Friday while clearing out their garden in the town of Puthukkudiyiruppu in […]

Sri Lankan teen commits suicide with tie

Sri Lankan teen commits suicide with tie

Sri Lanka: An incident where a schoolboy of an O/L class had hanged himself within his room in his home for the reason of being dejected as his mother had refused his friend to put up the night in that house is reported from Kegalle. It is pathetic that an incident similar to that of […]

Sri Lankan monk rapes two women to cure illness

Sri Lankan monk rapes two women to cure illness

Colombo: A monk allegedly raped two women and a minor in Sri Lanka on religious pretexts. According to a report in ‘Lankadeep’, the suspect was wanted in several other criminal offences by various police stations. He was popular among the masses for his ‘ability’ to cure illnesses. The incident came to light when he promised […]

Sri Lankan teen commits suicide over photo on Facebook

Sri Lankan teen commits suicide over photo on Facebook

Sri Lanka: A-16-years old female student of a School in Kurunegala is alleged to have committed suicide yesterday over some personal matter. Police alleged that the girl’s boyfriend had published her photos on the Facebook (FB) and the College Principal had later questioned the girl over the photograph in the presence of her parents. Police […]