COLOMBO (News 1st) – A few minutes after the vote on the no-confidence motion, the MTV/MBC Head Office in Braybrook Street in Colombo 02 was mobbed and surrounded by a group of people behaving in an unruly manner. As a result, the News1st staff was unable to exit the office...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – four suspects were arrested from the Athurugiriya and Hokandara areas in connection to a number crimes including homicide, Police have seized a T-56 firearm, twelve rounds of ammunition, a magazine and six knives that were in their possession. In addition, police have seized two kilograms of Marijuana...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Notorious underworld figure Angoda Lokka’s main lieutenant has been arrested. Police Special Task Force (STF) said the suspect, Sarath Kumara, was arrested at his residence in Kotikawatta this morning (April 3). Police STF personnel also seized a grenade in the possession of the 41-year-old suspect. He is scheduled...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Raids are launched to arrest traders selling food items not suitable for consumption during the festive season, Public Health Inspectors’ Union says. Secretary of the Union, Mahendra Balasooriya, noted that 1,800 PHIs have been assigned for the raids. He further said, if the general public have complaints...
  Sunday, 01 April 2018 - 17:38 Death of killer-husband revealed to be a murder 19,237Views It is revealed that the death of the person who killed his wife before allegedly committing suicide, is also a murder. The incident occurred in Shrawasthipura, Anuradhapura on 26th of March. The wife was a nurse and they had a...
A group of illegal sand miners have attacked a wildlife officer in Polonnaruwa. The Assistant Wildlife Conservator of Polonnaruwa P. M. B. Wijekoon was admitted to Polonnaruwa General Hospital last night. A group of Wildlife Conservation officers last night carried out a raid following a tip-off on a sand mining racket. Assistant...
Theldeniya Magistrate has re-remanded 9 suspects who were arrested over the recent incidents in Digana until 10th of this month. The suspects were produced before the Theldeniya Magistrate today (Apr. 02). Meanwhile, Samantha Perera who was elected Kundasale Pradeshiya Sabha under the Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna ticket has made a request...
A serial-killer dubbed China’s “Jack the Ripper”, who targeted women and girls wearing red has been sentenced to death for the killings of 11 people, including an eight-year-old. Gao Chengyong, 54, was sentenced by a Chinese court for the brutal crimes which he committed over the course of 14 years,...
The Secretary of United National Freedom Front, Maithri Gooneratne, who was arrested this afternoon for having in his possession 2 guns without licences has been released on bail.Police said that he produced the copies of the licences of the 2 guns when he was produced before the Kandy Magistrate. Later he...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Forty heroin capsules were discovered in the stomach of a Nepali national who was arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau at the Bandaranaike International Airport, yesterday (March 30). The Police Narcotics Bureau said the contraband weighs 400 grams and is estimated to have a street value...
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