After the gun battle and the melee at Kolonnawa yesterday, an ambulance is seen rushing presidential advisor Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra to hospital (Top -1). He reportedly died on the spot. (Top - 2): Police detectives probing the shootout scene where they found the white slippers of the slain Mr. Premachandra.
A presidential advisor was killed and a ruling party strongman parliamentarian was among those seriously injured when violent intra party clashes broke out yesterday during elections for the Kolonnawa Urban Council.
The current 'tea crisis’ has forced some Colombo firms to contemplate exiting from tea plantations, handing management to others or bringing in fresh capital in a bid to avoid the losses eating into their bottom lines, industry officials say.
Sports Minister Mahindananda Aluthgamage has instructed Sri Lanka Cricket to apologise to the ICC, after the World's Cricket authority gave SLC an official warning following its endorsement of match referee Chris Broad's assessment that the pitch used in the first Test between Sri Lanka and Australia at Galle was "poor".
As the outcome unfolds today, they will weigh in the ramifications for political parties as well as the government. For both, the ruling United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) and the main opposition United National Party (UNP), victories would be significant though the reasons would differ.
The harsh reality of this meeting is different. It’s not a convivial gathering of people over cake and hot cups of tea at 11 in the morning. We are meeting Jayalath in the small area leading to D-Ward, having reached Bogambara in Kandy at around 8.30 a.m.
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