President instructs officials to pay an outright payment of 150,000 as compensation to Meethotamulla victims 
CPC unions suspend strike after assurance from PM
A Pakistani traveling from Dubai was arrested at the BIA attempting to smuggle 708 gr of heroin.
Unknown group hurls stones at Private Bus in Chilaw early this morning (25 Apr 2017)
Athletics: 101-year old Man Kaur of India wins 100 m Sprint Gold at World Masters Games in Auckland 
Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe leaves for India on official tour (25 Apr 2017)
Thai man murders child & kills himself on Facebook Live (24 Apr 2017)
Janaka Bandara Thennakoon and Lohan Ratwatte sacked as SLFP Organizers (25 Apr 2017)
Sri Lankan Navy sailor dies while undergoing training in India
Minister of Health Rajitha Senarathne says first election the government will face in 2017 is a referendum.

 
Sri Lankan murder suspect in Canada testifies in own defence