22-year-old fruit vendor stabbed to death

A 22-year-old fruit vendor was killed after he was stabbed with a broken glass bottle by a fellow vendor in Pettah early hours today, police said.

They said the suspect had stabbed the 22-year-old Kumara Dickson when he had asked to repay the money the suspect owed to the victim.

The Pettah Police are investigating to arrest the missing suspect who is a resident of Kotahena.

School third term ends on Friday

The third term of all government and government-assisted private schools would end on Friday (30), the Education Ministry today said.

It said the schools would re-open on January 2nd for the first term of 2019.

President vows never to reappoint ousted premier

President Maithripala Sirisena on Sunday reignited the power struggle that has crippled Sri Lanka’s government for more than a month, vowing never to reappoint arch-rival Ranil Wickremesinghe as prime minister.

Wickremesinghe’s party has a majority in parliament and Sirisena’s bid to bring back the country’s former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse has already failed.

But Sirisena choked back tears in a meeting with foreign correspondents as he accused Wickremesinghe, who he sacked on Oct 26, of being “highly corrupt”.