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Cop missing after crocodile attack

Cop missing after crocodile attack

A police officer has been attacked by a crocodile near the Magalgoda water pumping station along the Nilwala River. MORE..

| July 2, 2020  2:57 pm
Cabinet approval to use local funds, services for Ruwanpura Expressway construction

Cabinet approval to use local funds, services for Ruwanpura Expressway construction

The government has decided to utilize funds of local banks and the services of local construction companies for the establishment of the Ruwanpura Expressway. MORE..

| July 2, 2020  2:48 pm
Colombo Port workers launch strike

Colombo Port workers launch strike

Employees at the Colombo Port have launched an indefinite strike over the Easter Terminal issue. MORE..

| July 2, 2020  1:45 pm
No need for money or fame, just need to serve people - Murali

No need for money or fame, just need to serve people - Murali

Former Sri Lanka star spinner Muttiah Muralitharan says that on the request of the President, he had entered his brother to politics to serve the people. MORE..

video | July 2, 2020  1:14 pm
Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 recoveries rise to 1,827

Sri Lanka’s COVID-19 recoveries rise to 1,827

The Ministry of Health says 79 more individuals, who had tested positive for the COVID-19, recovered from the disease today (02). MORE..

| July 2, 2020  12:41 pm
Four charter flights bring in more stranded Sri Lankans

Four charter flights bring in more stranded Sri Lankans

Four charter flights arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) this morning (02) carrying Sri Lankans stranded in foreign countries due to the COVID-19 outbreak. MORE..

| July 2, 2020  12:18 pm
Italy seizes 14 tonnes of IS-made amphetamines from Syria

Italy seizes 14 tonnes of IS-made amphetamines from Syria

Italian police are claiming to have made the biggest amphetamines bust of all time after seizing 14 tonnes of drugs allegedly produced in Syria by the Islamic State (IS) group. MORE..

| July 2, 2020  12:09 pm
Final decision on school exams taken next week

Final decision on school exams taken next week

With the reopening of schools, the final decision on the examination dates will be announced next week, said Co-Cabinet Spokesman Bandula Gunawardena. MORE..

video | July 2, 2020  11:49 am
11 more PNB officers interrogated for possible links with drug dealers

11 more PNB officers interrogated for possible links with drug dealers

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is currently interrogating 11 officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB). MORE..

| July 2, 2020  11:33 am
Close associates of ‘Seethawaka Podda’ arrested

Close associates of ‘Seethawaka Podda’ arrested

Two close accomplices of organized crime gang member and drug dealer ‘Seethawa Podda’ have been arrested in Avissawella by the Police Special Task Force (STF). MORE..

video | July 2, 2020  10:45 am
Two accomplices of ‘Barrel Sanka’ nabbed with heroin

Two accomplices of ‘Barrel Sanka’ nabbed with heroin

Two accomplices of the underworld criminal figure ‘Barrel Sanka’ have been arrested in the area of Peliyagoda. MORE..

video | July 2, 2020  10:29 am
More contraband found in Kanjipani Imran’s prison cell

More contraband found in Kanjipani Imran’s prison cell

Police Special Task Force (STF) has found mobile phones and other unauthorized equipment from the cell of notorious drug dealer ‘Kanjipani Imran’ who is currently detained at the Boossa Prison. MORE..

video | July 2, 2020  10:11 am
Sangakkara arrives at Sports Ministry’s SIU to record statement

Sangakkara arrives at Sports Ministry’s SIU to record statement

Former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Kumar Sangakkara has arrived at the Special Investigations Unit of the Sports Ministry this morning (02), to record a statement. MORE..

video | July 2, 2020  9:42 am
Four-member committee to look into electricity bill irregularities during lockdown

Four-member committee to look into electricity bill irregularities during lockdown

A four-member committee has been appointed to make recommendations on providing relief to irregularities in electricity bills issued during the three-month lockdown period. MORE..

| July 2, 2020  9:33 am
Covid-19: total recoveries in navy reaches 848

Covid-19: total recoveries in navy reaches 848

Six more navy personnel who been infected with Covid-19 have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospital. MORE..

| July 2, 2020  9:07 am
T-56 rifle from underworld weapons stash recovered from Athurugiriya

T-56 rifle from underworld weapons stash recovered from Athurugiriya

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has recovered a T-56 assault rifle from Athurugiriya, which is believed to be one of the firearms missing from the underworld weapons haul recently discovered at Pitipana, Homagama. MORE..

| July 2, 2020  8:42 am
Showers expected in several provinces

Showers expected in several provinces

Several spells of showers will occur in Western, North-western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Southern provinces, the Department of Meteorology said. MORE..

| July 2, 2020  8:32 am
President orders election candidates not to use his photographs

President orders election candidates not to use his photographs

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered not to use his photographs by candidates contesting the upcoming election in their propaganda campaign, the PMD said. MORE..

video | July 2, 2020  12:39 am
‘Core Group’ urges Sri Lanka to ensure democratic space is open

‘Core Group’ urges Sri Lanka to ensure democratic space is open

Sri Lanka must ensure that the democratic space in the country remains open and accountable, the ‘Core Group’ on Sri Lanka has said delivering a statement to the UN Human Rights Council. MORE..

| July 2, 2020  12:22 am
Covid-19 cases total moves to 2,054

Covid-19 cases total moves to 2,054

Four new cases of Covid-19 have been reported increasing the total number of cases identified within the country to 2,054. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  11:06 pm
President assures to protect artistes and art

President assures to protect artistes and art

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa assured to extend fullest assistance to protect artistes integrating them into the local economic environment without waiting for the world to win against COVID-19. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  10:45 pm
Suspect arrested while transporting 2kg of ‘ice’

Suspect arrested while transporting 2kg of ‘ice’

A suspect has been arrested by Police Special Task Force (STF) personnel at Point Pedro in Jaffna while transporting nearly 2 kilograms of crystal methamphetamine, also known as ‘ice’. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  9:31 pm
No final decision on giving Colombo Port’s East Terminal to India - PM

No final decision on giving Colombo Port’s East Terminal to India - PM

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa says that a final decision has not been taken to give the Eastern Terminal of the Colombo Port to India. MORE...

| July 1, 2020  8:41 pm
AG approves health guidelines for general election

AG approves health guidelines for general election

The Attorney General has approved the health guidelines for the upcoming 2020 General Election forwarded by the Ministry of Health. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  6:58 pm
Colombo-Badulla night mail train cancelled due to derailment

Colombo-Badulla night mail train cancelled due to derailment

The night mail train between Colombo and Badulla scheduled for tonight has been cancelled due to a derailment. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  6:49 pm
Three police teams to investigate PNB officers’ links with drug dealers

Three police teams to investigate PNB officers’ links with drug dealers

Three special police teams comprised of CID officers have been tasked with investigating the links between Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officers and drug dealers. MORE..

video | July 1, 2020  5:28 pm
Grades 1, 2 and pre-schools to reopen on August 10

Grades 1, 2 and pre-schools to reopen on August 10

The Ministry of Education has fixed a date for the reopening of grades 1 and 2 of all government schools and pre-schools. MORE..

video | July 1, 2020  5:20 pm
Five sentenced to 67-years in prison for selling land with fake deeds

Five sentenced to 67-years in prison for selling land with fake deeds

Colombo High Court sentenced five suspects, who were found guilty of selling a piece of land in Kollupitiya, to 67 years in prison. MORE..

video | July 1, 2020  5:15 pm
Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 cases tally climbs to 2,050

Sri Lanka’s Covid-19 cases tally climbs to 2,050

One more person has tested positive for Covid-19 bringing the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country to 2,050. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  4:58 pm
Youth arrested with over 500g heroin in Borella

Youth arrested with over 500g heroin in Borella

A suspect has been arrested for the possession of 505 grams and 600 milligrams of heroin at Serpentine Road in Borella. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  4:52 pm
Two more Covid-19 cases bring total to 2,049

Two more Covid-19 cases bring total to 2,049

Two more persons have tested positive for novel coronavirus, increasing the total number of confirmed cases reported in the country to 2,049. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  4:16 pm
Woman arrested with grenades, firearm and body armours

Woman arrested with grenades, firearm and body armours

Police have arrested a female linked to a suspect in a recent arms haul, along with weapons and ammunition in her possession at Pitipana, Homagama. MORE..

video | July 1, 2020  3:56 pm
Kumar Sangakkara to be questioned in WC final fixing probe

Kumar Sangakkara to be questioned in WC final fixing probe

Former Sri Lanka cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara has been summoned to appear before the Special Investigations Unit of the Sports Ministry. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  3:41 pm
122 firearms seized within three weeks

122 firearms seized within three weeks

A total of 122 firearms have been seized by Sri Lanka Police during crime-prevention raids carried out across the country. MORE..

video | July 1, 2020  3:05 pm
Covid-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka climb to 1,748

Covid-19 recoveries in Sri Lanka climb to 1,748

Thirty-seven more patients who were infected with Covid-19 have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospital, the Ministry of Health confirmed. MORE..

video | July 1, 2020  2:04 pm
Stage drama and performance theatres to re-open with 50% attendance

Stage drama and performance theatres to re-open with 50% attendance

The government has decided to allow the reopening of the country’s stage drama and performance theatres from July 15, 2020. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  1:01 pm
All COVID-19 patients at Hambantota hospital discharged

All COVID-19 patients at Hambantota hospital discharged

All patients who had been receiving treatments at the ‘COVID-19 Treatment Unit’ of the Hambantota General Hospital have been discharged as of today (01). MORE..

video | July 1, 2020  12:54 pm
Present situation could help correct incongruities in Sri Lanka’s labour migration - Ariyasinha

Present situation could help correct incongruities in Sri Lanka’s labour migration - Ariyasinha

Foreign Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha has observed that despite its immediate gloom, the present situation has been an eye-opener in many respects that could help correct structural, procedural, and human interface incongruities in Sri Lanka’s labour migration. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  12:05 pm
Derailment delays train services on upcountry line

Derailment delays train services on upcountry line

Train services on the Upcountry Line are temporarily delayed owing to a derailment of a train, stated the Railway Control Room. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  11:48 am
Upul Tharanga arrives at Ministry to record statement

Upul Tharanga arrives at Ministry to record statement

Former Sri Lanka Cricketer Upul Tharanga arrived at the Ministry of Sports at around 10.15 am this morning (01), stated Ada Derana reporter. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  11:32 am
Ranil, Ravi were aware of the Bond Scam - Fonseka

Ranil, Ravi were aware of the Bond Scam - Fonseka

Former MP Field Marshall Sarath Fonseka says that then-Prime Minister, United National Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe, was aware of the Bond Scam. MORE..

video | July 1, 2020  11:10 am
President calls for expediting e-Land Registration to prevent fraud

President calls for expediting e-Land Registration to prevent fraud

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa instructed the relevant officials to expedite the system of electronic registration of lands in order to eradicate frauds in land registration and to speed up the process of land registration. MORE..

video | July 1, 2020  10:14 am
Navy’s coronavirus recoveries count at 842

Navy’s coronavirus recoveries count at 842

Six more Covid-19 infected patients from the Sri Lanka Navy have fully recovered and have been discharged from hospital, the navy spokesman said. MORE..

video | July 1, 2020  9:45 am
Sybil Wettasinghe passes away

Sybil Wettasinghe passes away

Veteran author and illustrator of children’s books Sybil Wettasinghe, fondly known as ‘Sybil Nanda’ in Sri Lanka, has passed away at the age of 93. MORE..

video | July 1, 2020  9:16 am
162 to self quarantine for not wearing face masks in public

162 to self quarantine for not wearing face masks in public

A total of 162 persons in the Western Province who were not wearing face masks in public have been detained and sent for self quarantine within the last 24 hours ending at 5.00 a.m. today (July 01), police said. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  8:31 am
Accomplices of underworld figure ‘Gagana’ arrested

Accomplices of underworld figure ‘Gagana’ arrested

The Police Special Task Force (STF) has arrested three individuals who are suspected to be accomplices of underworld figure ‘Gagana’, who is already in remand custody. MORE..

| July 1, 2020  8:26 am
No person permitted to cast vote by post unless valid identity card is produced

No person permitted to cast vote by post unless valid identity card is produced

The Election Commission says it is mandatory to produce a valid identity card in order to establish the identity to cast the vote by post. MORE..

| June 30, 2020  11:39 pm
EU reopens external borders to 15 countries, excluding Sri Lanka

EU reopens external borders to 15 countries, excluding Sri Lanka

The decision of the European Union (EU) to reopen its external borders on the 1st of July, initially to a list of 15 countries does not include Sri Lanka, says the Ministry of Foreign Relations. MORE..

| June 30, 2020  10:47 pm
Senior cops should bear responsibility for curbing crimes in respective areas - Defence Secretary

Senior cops should bear responsibility for curbing crimes in respective areas - Defence Secretary

Defence Secretary Major General (Retired) Kamal Gunaratne says the senior police officers-in-charge of provinces should be ashamed of wearing their uniforms if large-scale illegal activities are taking place in their respective divisions. MORE..

| June 30, 2020  10:04 pm
Cinema owners warned against displaying election propaganda material during screenings

Cinema owners warned against displaying election propaganda material during screenings

The Election Commission has directed the National Film Corporation (NFC) to take measures to prevent cinema hall owners from displaying election propaganda material of any candidate or political parties during the screening of films. MORE..

| June 30, 2020  8:15 pm