An armed group had opened fire at a group of people who were on election canvassing at Kotahena area in Colombo, killing one and injuring 12 others.
Our reporter said the group had come in two vehicles and opened fire at those who were campaigning.
Three women and 10 men injured in the incident while one of the three women injured succembed to her injuries.
The injured were rushed to the Colombo National Hospital.
The bank accounts of tele-actress Aksha Sudhari be frozen following an order given by Colombo Additional Magistrate Nishanta Peiris.
Accordingly instruction had been issued to the mangers of the banks concerned.
The actress had allegedly lured the Indian and had fraudulently obtained Rs 140 million from him.
The CID had investigated the allegations and requested Court to freeze her accounts. The suspect actress was present in Court.
The suspect had said in her statement that the Indian had purchased very valuable items for her as he intended to marry her.Read the Full Article
The Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) and the Bodu Jana Peramuna (BJP) protested over the Sinhale Flag/Lion Flag bearing the image of a Lion being described as a flag symbolizing racism by certain media.
BBS Chief Executive Officer Dr. Dilanthe Withanage said that the said flag was different from the national flag of the country as enshrined in the Sri Lankan Constitution, and that these were two different flags, not to be confused in any way with each other.
Whoever states such, should learn their country's history and culture and take a lesson from the values of democracy preached, with regards to respecting and allowing room for the opinions of the minorities, instead of closing the doors on us, he opined.
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When the British put the Sinhale/Lion Flag down in 1815, Ven. Wariyapola Sri Sumangala Thera raised it again and this was the same flag that was raised in 1948 by former Prime Minister D.S. Senanayake when the country gained Independence, he observed.