The body of a 35-year-old woman was found in the Bolgoda River near the Panadura Railway Station today, Police said.
President Maithripala Sirisena today cancelled Gazette No: 851 issued by English Governor Robert Brownrigg in January 10, 1818 listing 19 Kandyan leaders including Keppetipola Disawe as traitors.
Prison Reforms, Resettlement and Hindu Religious Affairs Minister D.M. Swaminathan has called for an explanation from the prisons authorities regarding MP Hirunika Premachandra’s allegations that former MP Duminda Silva, who is on death row had been provided with special facilities.
A U.N. rights watchdog called on Sri Lanka on Wednesday to investigate documented allegations of torture and rape of detainees by security forces and to rein in broad police powers.
Cabinet spokesman, Health Minister Dr. Rajitha Senaratne today said who ever spoke to IGP Pujitha Jayasunadara during the press conference in Ratnapura on November 30 was not to influence him to arrest or not to arrest any individual but only to know about the position of the said case.
Unnecessary fear is being created by interested persons on the trade agreements which Sri Lanka is planning to sign in the future, President Maithripala Sirisena told Parliament today.