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Four more suspects remanded over Beruwala heroin haul

Four more suspects remanded over Beruwala heroin haul

Case against Dhammaloka Thero postponed

Hearing of the case against Ven. Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero, filed over the alleged illegal possession of an elephant calf, until February 07. MORE..

Municipal Councilor arrested over CPC incident granted bail

Colombo Municipal Councilor K. G. Kulathissa from Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP), who was arrested and remanded over the incident at the Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) premises during the recent unrest, has been released on bail as per the orders of Colombo Chief Magistrate. MORE..

First Sri Lankan women graduate from British Army school of ceremonial

The first women from Sri Lanka will graduate from the Army School of Ceremonial in Catterick, United Kingdom this week. MORE..

Sri Lanka has potential for development but not the will - Ravi

Infrastructure in the fields of health and education should be developed forthwith, says Minister Ravi Karunanayake. MORE..

Man nabbed over sneaking heroin for arrested son

A person has been arrested last night (17) for sneaking heroin into the police station for his son, who is currently in custody of Medagama Police in Bibile. MORE..

Sri Lanka and IRRI sign framework to boost national rice sector

The International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and Government of Sri Lanka today (18) inked a comprehensive work plan to advance Sri Lanka’s rice self-sufficiency goals through joint research for development projects in the country in the next five years. MORE..

Road closures in Kotahena

Vehicular movement on a part of K. Cyril C.Perera Mawatha in Kotahena police division will be limited from 10.00 p.m. tonight (18) until 5.00 a.m. on January 21. MORE..

25 attorneys sworn in as President’s Counsels

Twenty-five President’s Counsels, appointed by President Maithripala Sirisena, have taken oaths before the Supreme Court this morning (18). MORE..

Suspect arrested over sexually abusing pet dog further remanded

Balangoda Magistrate’s Court has ordered to further remand the suspect, who was arrested from Massenna area in Balangoda over the charges of killing a pet dog by sexually abusing it, until January 31, Ada Derana reporter said. MORE..

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