Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption has arrested two officers attached to Department of Ayurveda in Maharagama for soliciting a bribe of Rs. 50,000. One of them was an Ayurvedic doctor who is a member of the Suthra Committee and the other is an Assistant Legal Officer. They were...
Colombo Fort Magistrate, Lanka Jayaratna issued an arrest warrant on former Central Bank Governor, Arjuna Mahendran today (Mar. 15).Meanwhile, CID informed the Court that the first respondent, Arjuna Mahendran is aware of the summons issued on him, but has apparently ignored the summons. Accordingly, the Magistrate who issued arrest warrants...
COLOMBO (News1st) – A group of officials from the Sri Lanka embassy in Saudi Arabia, have visited the Al-Ras Hospital in Al-Qassim to inspect the post-mortem carried out on the Sri Lankan maid who was shot dead. The Foreign Employment Bureau further stated that they are taking steps to return...
Sri Lanka Social network blamed for contributing to anti-Muslim riots that left three people dead The Sri Lankan government has accused Facebook of failing to control rampant hate speech that it says contributed to anti-Muslim riots last week that left three people dead and the country under a state of emergency.As...
(MENAFN - NewsIn.Asia) Colombo, March 14 (newsin.asia) - Restriction on social media platform Whatsapp will be lifted from midnight tonight (March 15), Secretary to the President and Telecommunication Regulatory Commission Chairman Austin Fernando said. The move follows hours after the government lifted restriction on Viber. The Sri Lankan government, on March...
COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lanka Police convened a media briefing today (March 13) to elaborate on action taken regarding the incidents reported from Kandy. According to Police Media Spokesperson, ASP Ruwan Gunasekara, a total of 280 suspects were arrested for committing criminal offenses. Further, he stated that they arrested 10...
A Saudi employer has killed a Sri Lankan housemaid by shooting.The victim was identified by Saudi media as Priyanka Jayashanker, 42, who worked as a housemaid. Her body was kept in the hospital morgue in Al-Ras for further legal procedures. Police had received information about the incident Saturday morning (Mar. 10). They...
The government says that the ‘blockade’ that is imposed on social media sites in Sri Lanka would continue till the government received an official statement from Facebook stating that ‘hate speech’ would be removed. Facebook has however requested time to respond to the request as the company does not have...
   Sunday, 11 March 2018 - 11:56 Unidentified body found in Panadura A body of a man thought to be aged 60 has been found in the valley of Kalu Ganga in the Panadura-South area.Police say there was a cut on his face as well as minor injuries on his forehead.        
Police have found a hand grenade from a garden in Sekkupitiya, Kekirawa.It was found after the police were tipped-off. Police have recorded statements from the residents of that land and it is believed somebody had thrown it to this land. The STF was to defuse the hand grenade yesterday (Mar. 11).
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