Sri Lanka’s Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Interpol will take former Ambassador Udayanga Weerathunga into custody and hand him over to the country’s authorities in accordance with measures taken by the government. Weerathunga, who is on an international police warrant on charges of monetary misconduct involving the MIG fighter jet...
Afghanistan and Syria ranked 2nd and 3rd in the survey of about 550 experts on women’s issues, followed by Somalia and Saudi Arabia ( June 26, 2018, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) India is the world’s most dangerous country for women due to the high risk of sexual violence and being...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The postmortem on the body of a six-year-old girl discovered inside a well in the Sulipuram area in Jaffna was performed at the Jaffna teaching hospital today. The postmortem had revealed that the girl was sexually abused and the child had been strangled to death and...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – The Police Special Task Force is carrying out a search operation in the Wilpita reserve in Kamburupitiya, in search of two suspects from the recent armed robbery in Matara which led to the death of a police constable. An individual who has been identified by police...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Former Central Bank Governor Ajith Nivard Cabraal made a public statement in Kandy yesterday (June 24), regarding the state of the economy. He stated that when a person obtains a loan they realize that it is difficult to repay when that person loses their job. He...
Colombo Fort Magistrate has issued an arrest warrant against former Deputy Minister Sarana Gunawardena. It was issued after he was not present in the court today (Jun 25) in relating to a case involving misappropriation of a vehicle. This case has been moved against him for allegely misappropriating a Rs. 8...
Eight Sri Lankans have been arrested by the border police of Georgia and state security service for attempting to illegally cross the border in the Adjara region. Investigators say that the detainees were trying to cross the Georgia-Turkey border aiming to enter Turkey and avoiding border control. The offence is punishable...
Police in Sri Lanka on Sunday arrested two men accused of beating a leopard to death in a “sickening” attack that was captured on film and sparked revulsion. The pair were accused of killing the big cat on Thursday after it attacked nearly a dozen people in a village 330...
The death of a suspect in the Matara jewellery heist while in police custody drew swift condemnation from Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, a Matara District Parliamentarian who tweeted that it was a “brutal murder” yesterday while lawyers and human rights activists slammed the police action as an “extra-judicial” killing. “The...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa arrived at the Police Financial Crimes Investigation Division this morning to provide a statement. The Former Defence Secretary had arrived at the FCID, to provide a statement with regard to the alleged misuse of public funds during the construction of the...
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