Baby jumbo goes to courts

A jumbo rescued by Wildlife Conservation Department officials while it was being kept at a private land in Nawala without a licence was brought to the Fort Magistrate Court premises where a case against keeping baby elephants without permits was taken up for hearing yesterday.
Pic by Sujatha Jayaratne

Mahinda ditches human rights


by Dasun Edirisinghe

Minister of Plantation Industries Mahinda Samarasinghe yesterday declined to answer questions on the fallout of the UNHRC resolution against Sri Lanka, claiming that the human rights issues were now entirely handled by the Ministry of External Affairs.

Minister Samarasinghe asked the media to contact External Affairs Minister Prof. G. L. Peiris for information about the present situation of the UNHRC investigation.




Remanded for taking revolver to Chief Magistrate’s Court


Hulftsdorp Magistrate (01) yesterday remanded Mohammed Marzook Mohammed Rusanudeen till September 11 for trying to enter the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court with a revolver and six live bullets.

Refurbished Upali Wijewardene Scoreboard handed over to Royal College


The refurbished main scoreboard of the Royal College Colombo 07, Reid Avenue Cricket Grounds was handed over by the President of the Automobile Association of Ceylon, Dhammika Attygalle, the nephew of late Upali Wijewardene to the Principal of Royal...

    Carlton Carnival in Basketball


    They play every week-end at St Sebastian’s College Moratuwa. Old boys and young boys and ancient pelicans like me gather to enjoy a wonderful game of basketball. Past few weeks the court was chock-a-block, three teams playing in the Carlton Tourn...

      BoC notches Rs. 8.6 bn PBT during 1H 2014


      Bank of Ceylon posted Rs.8.6 billion profit for the 1H 2014 - 20% growth corresponding to 1H 2013(Rs. 7.2 billion). ‘In its75 year history BoC has servedall sectors of the country while preserving the number one position in advances, deposits,...



      What’s Sri Lanka’s best overseas Test win?
      1995 Napier
      1995 Faisalabad
      1998 London Oval
      2011 Durban
      2006 Trent Bridge.
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