The Yal Devi train arrived at Jaffna railway station yesterday (22) at 11 am after a lapse of 25 years. A spokesperson for the Railways told The Island that regular services would commence on Oct 13. Yesterday’s journey from Pallai to Jaffna was meant to test the new rail track. (Pic by Lanka D. Jayawardena)

UNP:Sajith may get his post back
Amidst a division of opinion, Sajith Premadasa is to be re-appointed Deputy Leader of the UNP today.

Informed sources said that UNP leader Ranil Wickremesinghe in keeping with his pledge to give Premadasa more responsibility would be proposing Premadasa for the vacant post of Deputy Leader at today’s Working Committee(WC), meeting which would be preceded by a meeting of the Leadership Council (LC). He made this pledge before Saturday’s election to the Uva Provincial Council.



Graphite miners stage underground strike


Seventy workers of the Kolongaha Graphite Mine in Kahatagaha, Maduragoda commenced an underground strike yesterday, demanding solutions to their problems.

Royal clinch all island schools hockey title


Royal College, Colombo emerged National Schools Games Hockey Champions for the year 2014 in the tournament organized by the Ministry of Education held at the Astro Turf in Colombo recently.

Crossroads at Margarita Blue


The entertainment scene, at the Galadari Hotel’s Margarita Blue, has been given a new look.

    Hotels and restaurants register increase in services sector

    The services sector is remaining dominant in the Lankan economy by contributing 58 percent to the country’s economic output in the second quarter of 2014 (April, May,June), estimates of national accounts for the 2nd quarter of 2014, released by t...



    What’s Sri Lanka’s best overseas Test win?
    1995 Napier
    1995 Faisalabad
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