Athens: Scientists say a strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 4.7 has struck western Greece. Athens’ Geodynamics Institute reports that the tremor struck at 6:08 p.m. (1508 GMT) Saturday about 30 kilometers (19 miles) northwest of the city of Agrinio at a depth of 28 kilometers (17 miles). No damage or injuries have been reported so far. Greece lies in an active seismic region and earthquakes of similar magnitudes are frequent.
The Police was deployed to the location to bring the situation under control. (Colombo Gazette) A tense situation arose at the Department of Pensions today during a protest by a group of disabled Police and Special Task Force (STF) retired officers.The tense situation arose when the protesters had forced their way into the Department.