One of the workers receiving emergency medical treatment at the Horana hospital

Four die, trying to to save

worker in chemical tank

Five persons died yesterday after being exposed to ammonia in a shoe manufacturing factory at Bellapitiya in the Horana electorate.

Police said that one worker and three villagers had died, trying to rescue a worker who had fallen into a tank containing ammonia.



Attacks on foreigners on southern beach: 13 arrested

Four persons, arrested in connection with an alleged attack on a group of Israeli tourists on the Meedigama- Weligama beach on April 15 were remanded by the Matara Magistrate on April 18 till April 26, pending an identification parade.

Royal in better place for 74th Bradby


Cricket has its glorious uncertainties. In local schools’ rugby, there is that indefinable something referred to as the Spirit of the Bradby. It is this fact that makes nonsense of predictions and, occasionally, leads to the felling of Goliath...

Has the ‘Colonial Diarchy’ come to Sri Lanka again?


For the last three four months, Sri Lanka has not been moving forward as it should have been. The most affected are the economy and the people’s living conditions. Only consolation is that there is no overt political repression by the governme...

High-rise construction in Colombo reaching dizzying heights as property values spiral

Some 25 property developers have continued to hold sway in the high-rise market; and that too while property values are spiraling with the upper level ceiling nowhere in sight, said CEO Paramount Reality, Dr. Nirmal de Silva at a press meet held to ...

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