Saturday, 07 April 2018 - 11:50 More underworld operators arrested 1,718Views Four associates of underworld kingpins 'Makadure Madush' and 'Angoda Lokka' have been arrested with cannabis and weapons, Police Spokesperson confirmed.  
COLOMBO (News 1st) – One person was arrested from the Godagama area in Homagama along with a cache of ammunition. The arrest was made during an inspection of a house based on a tip-off received by the Police Special Task Force. The Police Special Task Force seized 1 magazine and 1149...
Sri Lankan women who move to the Middle East and Gulf states in order to take up domestic jobs are being are being told to take contraceptives before leaving. See related Six recruiters licensed by the Sri Lankan government said they could provide an employer with a “three-month guarantee” that a maid...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Former Sathosa Chairman, Nalin Ruwanjeeva Fernando, who was arrested by the Police FCID at the Bandaranaike International Airport earlier today (April 6), has been remanded until the 9th of April. Fernando was arrested while attempting to travel overseas, police said. The Former Sathosa Chairman faces charges of...
Minister of Plantation Industries Navin Dissanayake says the alleged mixing of sugar and glucose with tea during the manufacturing process of tea, is being probed. The Minister disclosed this in response to a question raised by JVP MP Sunil Hadunnetti, in Parliament today (Apr. 06). It is reported during raids carried...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – President Maithripala Sirisena has condemned mob attack on the Sirasa Head Office. The Head of State says he and his government “will not stand for any such acts against the media.” ‘The world’s largest body of Public Media Broadcasters’ issued a statement condemning the incident yesterday (April 5th). “High-quality...
  Thursday, 05 April 2018 - 20:49 Fmr. military intelligence chief arrested 2,568Views Former Director of Military Intelligence Rtd. Major General Amal Karunasekara has been arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department over the abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyar. Noyar was abducted on 22nd of May 2008 in Dehiwela. He was arrested while being admitted...
Services of 2 police constables have been suspended after a revolver belonging to Weligama Police was misplaced. It was reported that the firearm had been misplaced while the 2 policemen were returning to the police station after an investigation. Police Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera told us that the services of the...
A tense situation has prevailed in Suriyawewa Town this afternoon after a mother of 3 children was knocked down by a speeding tipper transporting gravel to the Southern Expressway Extension Project. The woman, riding a motorcycle died on the spot. She was aged 38 and a resident of Mahapalessa in...
A Planning Officer attached to the Western Province Urban Development Authority has been arrested by the officials of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption for soliciting a bribe of Rs. 15,000. The suspect was apprehended at his office in Sethsiripaya in Battaramulla yesterday (Apr. 04). It was revealed...
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