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Rathgama businessmen murders: 7 police officers and forest ranger arrested

Rathgama businessmen murders: 7 police officers and forest ranger arrested

Seven police officers and a forest ranger of Walasmulla forest have been arrested over the murders of two businessmen from Rathgama area, the Police Spokesperson stated. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  6:30 pm
Clash in Thalangaha Estate injures four; eight arrested

Clash in Thalangaha Estate injures four; eight arrested

A clash between two groups at the Boteju section of the Thalangaha Estate in Nakiyadeniya has resulted in the hospitalization of four persons. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  5:36 pm
Jananath Warakagoda released on bail

Jananath Warakagoda released on bail

Musician Jananath Warakagoda who was under remand over a fatal accident at Kadawatha has been released on bail, stated the Police. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  4:48 pm
Several hurt as man opens fire in Dutch tram

Several hurt as man opens fire in Dutch tram

A man has opened fire in a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht, injuring several people, police have said. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  4:37 pm
23-year-old arrested with explosives used for illegal fishing

23-year-old arrested with explosives used for illegal fishing

A person has been arrested in Pulmudai along with a cache of explosives used in illegal fishing activities. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  4:13 pm
Using school children for politicking not approvable - Akila

Using school children for politicking not approvable - Akila

All the necessary steps will be taken to remove the existing salary anomalies in teaching service, says Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 18, 2019  3:35 pm
Hit-and-run case: Driver of Defender further remanded

Hit-and-run case: Driver of Defender further remanded

Navindu Ratnayake, the driver of the Defender involved in the accident which killed the Borella Traffic OIC has been further remanded. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  3:17 pm
Three-year restraining order on Attorney Nagananda

Three-year restraining order on Attorney Nagananda

The Supreme Court has today (18) issued a restraining order preventing Attorney-at-Law Nagananda Kodituwakku from practising as a lawyer for three years. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  2:06 pm
Power interruptions in several areas

Power interruptions in several areas

There is a possibility of power interruption in some parts of the country due to a breakdown of a generator, stated the Ministry of Power and Renewable Energy. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  1:12 pm
Police officer stabbed by suspect during arrest

Police officer stabbed by suspect during arrest

A police officer attached to Gokarella Police Station has been stabbed during an arrest made at Bakmeegolla area in Gokarella, last afternoon (17), stated the Police Media Spokesperson. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  12:34 pm
Police probe man’s suspicious death in Hanwella

Police probe man’s suspicious death in Hanwella

The body of a person who has died under suspicious circumstances has been uncovered in Thummodara area of Hanwella police division. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  12:02 pm
Mahinda extends condolences on Christchurch mass shooting

Mahinda extends condolences on Christchurch mass shooting

The leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa has extended his condolences on the tragic incident of mass shootings at two mosques in the New Zealand city of Christchurch. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  11:08 am
IUSF Convenor granted bail

IUSF Convenor granted bail

The inter-University Students’ Federation (IUSF) Convenor Maheel Bandara Dehideniya who was remanded following a protest at the Parliament Road has been granted bail by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  10:58 am
‘Diamantina’ and ‘Leeuwin’ arrives in Trincomalee

‘Diamantina’ and ‘Leeuwin’ arrives in Trincomalee

In view of the initial survey of a drowned ship in the seas around Batticaloa during the 2nd World War, two warships of the Royal Australian Navy, ‘Diamantina’ and ‘Leeuwin’, arrived in Sri Lanka on 11th March. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  10:00 am
Four dead, five injured in collision with tipper truck

Four dead, five injured in collision with tipper truck

Four persons have been killed while five others sustained injuries in a head-on collision between a van and a tipper truck that had taken place at around 1.45 a.m. this morning (18). MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 18, 2019  9:25 am
‘Raththaran’ to resign from all political activities

‘Raththaran’ to resign from all political activities

Krishantha Pushpakumara alias ‘Rahtharan’ has stated that he will resign from his post as a Southern Provincial Councilor and from all political activities. MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 18, 2019  9:05 am
Afternoon thundershowers predicted in several provinces

Afternoon thundershowers predicted in several provinces

The possibility for afternoon thundershowers is high, particularly in Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-western, Central, Uva and Southern provinces during today (18), the Meteorology Department stated. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 18, 2019  8:35 am
Need a proper policy on foreign investors - Gotabaya

Need a proper policy on foreign investors - Gotabaya

When inviting foreign investors, it is important to create an economic policy which can protect the local entrepreneur stated former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa. MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 17, 2019  11:11 pm
Illegal press forging officials documents raided

Illegal press forging officials documents raided

An individual has been arrested at a raid conducted at an illegal press forging fake documents at Ja-Ela area, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 17, 2019  9:28 pm
Flash flooding in Indonesia kills at least 50

Flash flooding in Indonesia kills at least 50

Flash flooding in the Indonesian province of Papua killed at least 50 people and injured 59 near the provincial capital, Jayapura, disaster officials said Sunday. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 17, 2019  7:22 pm
Roads systems we build won’t change with govt. shifts - PM

Roads systems we build won’t change with govt. shifts - PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says that plans have been made to create a national road system which does not change as governments shift. MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 17, 2019  6:36 pm
Navy finds buried hashish in Mannar

Navy finds buried hashish in Mannar

The Sri Lanka Navy has found a stock of hashish buried in the general area of Huneis Nagar today (17th March). MORE..

(0) Comments | March 17, 2019  5:17 pm
Mahinda tells what stand SL should take in Geneva

Mahinda tells what stand SL should take in Geneva

The Leader of the Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa states that Sri Lanka should no longer co-sponsor resolutions against the country at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 17, 2019  4:08 pm
Man smuggles in Rs 30 mn worth gold inside orthopedic belt

Man smuggles in Rs 30 mn worth gold inside orthopedic belt

A person has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), early this morning (17), over an attempt to smuggle in gold biscuits from Chennai, India. MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 17, 2019  2:43 pm
STF officers attacked during raid on illegal sand miners

STF officers attacked during raid on illegal sand miners

Officers of the Police Special Task Force in Jaffna have been assaulted by a group of individuals while on a raid to arrest illegal sand miners at Ariyala area in Jaffna. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 17, 2019  1:39 pm
Twenty six high ranking police officials transferred

Twenty six high ranking police officials transferred

Twenty-six high ranking police officers including two Senior Superintendents of Police (SSP) have been transferred, stated Police Headquarters. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 17, 2019  12:45 pm
1000 Post Masters to be recruited

1000 Post Masters to be recruited

After the Budget 2019 is approved, measures will be taken to recruit 1000 Post Masters to serve at main post offices, says the Minister of Postal Services & Muslim Religious Affairs, Abdul Haleem. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 17, 2019  12:11 pm
Sugar content color code introduced for biscuits

Sugar content color code introduced for biscuits

A sugar content color code will be introduced for biscuits as well, stated the Minister of Health, Nutrition & Indigenous Medicine, Rajitha Senaratne. MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 17, 2019  11:06 am
President wraps up Kenyan tour

President wraps up Kenyan tour

President Maithripala Sirisena who was in Nairobi, Kenya to participate at the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) as a Special Guest has returned to the country this morning (17). MORE..

(0) Comments | March 17, 2019  10:11 am
Two arrested with over 91 kg of Kerala Cannabis

Two arrested with over 91 kg of Kerala Cannabis

Two persons have been arrested at Point Pedro over the possession of Kerala Cannabis, stated Police Media Spokesperson. MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 17, 2019  9:21 am
Two arrested in Ja-Ela identified as “Bumma’s” accomplices

Two arrested in Ja-Ela identified as “Bumma’s” accomplices

The two persons arrested at Niwandama area in Ja-Ela with over 15 g of heroin have been identified to be the main accomplices of the organized drug smuggler Kennedy alias ‘Bumma’, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 16, 2019  11:20 pm
Couldn’t defeat budget because of SLFP - Mahinda

Couldn’t defeat budget because of SLFP - Mahinda

Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa stated that the opportunity to defeat the budget was lost as Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) members refrained from voting at the second reading of the Budget 2019. MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 16, 2019  8:48 pm
Embilipitiya PS chairman sacked for assaulting cops

Embilipitiya PS chairman sacked for assaulting cops

The Chairman of the Embilipitiya Pradeshiya Sabha M.K. Amil has been removed from his post as chairman and also as a member of the Pradeshiya Sabha, after being found guilty of assaulting two police officers. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 16, 2019  6:09 pm
1,790 arrested with drugs and illicit liquor

1,790 arrested with drugs and illicit liquor

A total of 2,646 persons have been arrested during a special island-wide police operation to apprehend narcotics and illicit liquor. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 16, 2019  3:25 pm
Australia to embark on its largest ever defence engagement with Sri Lanka

Australia to embark on its largest ever defence engagement with Sri Lanka

Australia will embark on its largest ever defence engagement with Sri Lanka next week as part of the Indo-Pacific Endeavour 2019 (IPE-19). MORE..

(0) Comments | March 16, 2019  2:50 pm
MP Kader Masthan’s vehicle hits motorcycle; 3 injured

MP Kader Masthan’s vehicle hits motorcycle; 3 injured

Three persons of the same family including a child were reportedly injured and hospitalised after a motorcycle collided with the vehicle in which UPFA MP Kader Masthan was traveling at Medawachchiya this morning (16). MORE..

(0) Comments | March 16, 2019  1:32 pm
Sri Lanka expresses shock over Chirstchurch shootings

Sri Lanka expresses shock over Chirstchurch shootings

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena says that he was ‘shocked and deeply saddened’ over the a shooting attack at a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 16, 2019  12:47 pm
Drug dealer nabbed with heroin worth Rs 4 million

Drug dealer nabbed with heroin worth Rs 4 million

A suspect has been arrested by the Chilaw division dangerous drugs control unit along with a haul of heroin worth around Rs 4 million. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 16, 2019  12:09 pm
Minor tremor felt in several areas

Minor tremor felt in several areas

A minor earth tremor has been experienced in Badulla, Hali-Ela, Welimada, Kandeketiya and Passara areas this morning (16), the Disaster Management Center (DMC) said. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 16, 2019  9:27 am
‘Tripitakabhivandana’ Week commences today

‘Tripitakabhivandana’ Week commences today

‘Tripitakabhivandana’ Week has been declared from today (March 16) to March 23rd, to mark the occasion of initiating the process in order to declare the Theravada Tripitaka, the sacred scripture of Buddhists, as a World Heritage. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 16, 2019  8:57 am
Afternoon thundershowers predicted in next two days

Afternoon thundershowers predicted in next two days

The Department of Meteorology states that the possibility for afternoon thundershowers is high, particularly in Western, Sabaragamuwa, North-western, Central, and Southern provinces during next two days (March 17th and 18th). MORE..

(0) Comments | March 16, 2019  8:49 am
Milk powder prices increased under new formula

Milk powder prices increased under new formula

The prices of powdered milk have been increased according to the new milk food price formula, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen said. MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 16, 2019  8:33 am
Brig. Priyankara Fernando to be retried in UK - report

Brig. Priyankara Fernando to be retried in UK - report

A former Sri Lankan defence attaché to the U.K., who faced private prosecution over a “throat-cutting gestures” made to Tamil protesters outside the country’s London Embassy, is to face a new trial in May, after the judge decided the case needed to be re-tried following a technicality. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 16, 2019  12:03 am
President Maithripala Sirisena meets Kenyan President

President Maithripala Sirisena meets Kenyan President

President Maithripala Sirisena who is in Nairobi to attend the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly held bilateral discussions with the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 15, 2019  11:39 pm
Two nabbed with various drugs and firearms in Ja-Ela

Two nabbed with various drugs and firearms in Ja-Ela

Two suspects have been arrested at Weligampitiya in Ja-Ela for the possession of a large haul of drugs including over 16 kilograms of heroin and several firearms. MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 15, 2019  6:21 pm
TNA has not set any conditions - Ravi

TNA has not set any conditions - Ravi

The Tamil National Alliance (TNA) has not proposed any stipulations in return for supporting the budget, says Minister Ravi Karunanayake. MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 15, 2019  4:51 pm
Gotabaya permitted to travel overseas

Gotabaya permitted to travel overseas

The Permanent High Court-at-Bar has temporarily lifted the travel ban which had been imposed on former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa preventing him from traveling overseas. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 15, 2019  4:14 pm
Two Lankan women detained in India for smuggling gold

Two Lankan women detained in India for smuggling gold

Two women Sri-Lankan nationals were detained by customs officers at Pune International Airport on March 15, 2019 for allegedly attempting to smuggle gold into the city. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 15, 2019  2:43 pm
Reps should speak for President’s views at UNHRC session - Dinesh

Reps should speak for President’s views at UNHRC session - Dinesh

The President’s representatives should express only his standpoint at the session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), says MP Dinesh Gunawardena. MORE..

video (0) Comments | March 15, 2019  1:54 pm
40 killed in New Zealand mass shooting, Prime Minister confirms

40 killed in New Zealand mass shooting, Prime Minister confirms

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed 40 people have died in the Christchurch shooting, and fiercely condemned those involved. MORE..

(0) Comments | March 15, 2019  1:21 pm