The Army Commander has informed that a hand grenade is the likely cause of an explosion and fire inside a bus at Kahagolla in Diyathalawa this morning, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe told Parliament a short while ago.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and United People's Freedom Alliance (UPFA) General Secretary Mahinda Amaraweera told Parliament today that the National Government was still valid and continues.
Speaker Karu Jayasuriya will make a special statement today in Parliament regarding the validity of the national government.
Military Spokesman Brigadier Sumith Atapattu has clarified that the explosion this morning did not take place inside the private bus plying from Jaffna to Bandarawela, but on another bus to which the passengers got into along the way.
The bodies of two youths who had gone missing while bathing in the Kelani River in Kosgama were recovered by police and navy divers this morning, police said.
At least 19 persons were injured after a bus plying from Jaffna to Bandarawela caught fire due to an alleged explosion at Kahagolla in Diyathalawa this morning, police said.
A new economic program is to be finalized by the National Economic Council (NEC) next week.
Atleast 17 persons were hospitalised after a fire erupted in a private bus at Kahagolla in Diyathalawa today - a Police spokesman said.
Parliament sittings were adjourned after 40 minutes today after it was decided to indefinitely postpone the debate on the Bond Commission and PRECIFAC reports due to non-availability of English or Tamil translations of the PRECIFAC report.
The leadership training program being conducted for school principals has been suspended till the completion of an investigation into the sudden death of a school principal during the training program recently, the Ministry of Education stated.
The Delimitation Committee appointed to finalise delimitations of Provincial Councils handed over its final report on the delimitation of electorates to the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faizer Mustapha yesterday, ministry said.