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GL: Probe role of doctor, prof. in bogus asylum seekers’ network

Lankan got himself tortured by doctor placing hot iron rods on his back


Former External Affairs Minister Prof. G. Peiris yesterday told The Island that a recent British Court of Appeal ruling that a Sri Lankan asylum seeker had got a doctor to inflict grievous injuries in a bid to deceive British authorities should prompt a wider investigation into unsubstantiated allegations levelled those seeking asylum against the Sri Lankan military.

The Court of Appeal has identified the 35-year-old claimant only by the initials KV. The British Court of Appeal rejected his appeal.


CPC unions threaten to cripple fuel distribution


The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) unions yesterday threatened to cripple fuel distribution with effect from midnight yesterday.

Civil society and religious organisations, too, are up in arms against what they call government’s plan...

Another garbage crisis looms


There will emerge a crisis situation in case of the failure on the part of the authorities to remove garbage in the city latest by next week, Colombo Municipal Council sources said yesterday.

About 800 to 1000 MT of garbage were generated da...

A 1,500 -year-old wall unearthed in Anuradhapura


Archaeologists of the Central Cultural Fund’s Maha Vihara and Abhayagiri project have unearthed a section of an ancient wall which could be older than 1,500 years, from an excavation near the Eastern Gateway of the Ruwanweli Chetiya in Anuradh...

 Japanese experts make explosive discovery at Meetotamulla dump


A team of Japanese experts who conducted a thorough inspection and evaluation of the Meethotamulla garbage dump has found that density of methane there is around 30 percent. They have indicated that the average methane in the garbage dump should not...

Lankan refugee held for extorting money

A 29-year-old Sri Lankan refugee has been arrested near Vellore for allegedly threatening passersby and motorists, a news report published by the Times of India said yesterday.

The report filed from Vellore said: The Walajapet police invoke...

Cardinal warns govt. trying to commit political suicide


Bishop of Colombo Malcolm Cardinal Ranjith has said it will be counterproductive for a government to use police and military personnel to force the public to allow the dumping of garbage in their environs, he said.

The Cardinal said: "The...

PM cracks the whip on foreign jaunts


Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has banned all UNP MPs and ministers from leaving the country more than thrice a year.

If any MP or a minister needs to leave the country then he or she will have to meet him and obtain his written permissi...

Macabre garbage dumped at Nuhape – Bopitya Parish Priest

The Parish Priest of Bopitiya Fr. Ananda Vithane yesterday said human body parts disposed from hospital mortuaries had been dumped in the Nuhape area in Muthurajawela along with the Colombo garbage.

The priest said the authorities should adopt...

Plans afoot to develop Kandy,PM revealsā€ˆ

KANDY – The government had prepared a comprehensive development plan for Kandy and it would funded by foreign agencies, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said on Friday (21) in Kandy.

After paying homage to the sacred tooth relic and ...

Zebra crossings faded in Kandy

Pedestrian complain that zebra crossings have faded in several places in the Kandy town including the newly painted one in front of the Kandy DIG headquarters.

Thousands of people use this ‘white’ zebra crossing daily. Pedestrians reques...

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