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The Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) yesterday arrested two shipping agents and a wharf manager in connection with the detection of 36 kilos of heroin worth Rs.360 million with a street value of between Rs.6.5 million and Rs.8.5 million.
Two Sri Lankan men were charged in the Sessions Court in Malaysia today with 72 counts of possession of fake international bank cards.
Traffic congestion is being reported in the exit lanes from Colombo on Parliament Road, Bandaranaike roundabout near Inguru Kade Junction and Havelock Road due to heavy rains experienced in Colombo, police said
A car, which was being driven at 160kmph on the southern expressway,is reported to have veered off the road before toppling overat a point between Galanigama and Dodangoda this morning, Police said.
Britain today urged the Sri Lankan government to sign the UN Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.
After listening to a prosecutor paint a bleak picture of Sri Lankan born Deepal Wannakuwatte’s chances of beating charges of orchestrating a $150 million fraud, a federal magistrate judge on Thursday ordered the Sacramento businessman back to jail without bail as a flight risk.
The body of a 36-year-old man and that of his nine-year-old-son were recovered from their home at Agarapathana this morning, police said
A Castle Street Maternity Hospital employee was interdicted yesterday for allegedly attempting to harass a lady doctor, Health Ministry said
A new luxury air-conditioned train service from Colombo Fort to the newly commissioned Palai Railway Station will set off at 2.45 this afternoon, the Railway Department said
Two women aged 28 and 38 were arrested on charges of operating a brothel under the guise of an Ayurvedic Spa at a hotel in Wellawatte, police said
In another massive haul, close on 100 kilograms of heroin was detected last night by Customs Revenue Task Force (RTF) officers. It had been brought down from Pakistan and is believed to have a street value of around Rs.1.2 billion, official sources said
External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris during his meeting with United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navaneetham Pillay said that the highly prejudiced actions taken by sections of the international community and the Office of the High Commissioner to give disproportionate attention to Sri Lanka had only made the separatist diaspora Tamil elements and their proxies in the north more intransigent, making the intensely difficult task of reconciliation in Sri Lanka even harder.
Pro-Tamil outfits in Tamil Nadu are stepping up pressure on Congress to take steps to ensure India moves a separate resolution in UNHRC for an independent international probe into alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Thursday expressed concern that Mauritius, set to join a trilateral maritime security group also involving India and the Maldives, is co-sponsoring a UN resolution alleging human rights abuses during the war against the Tamil Tigers
Visiting Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said today that pointing accusing fingers at Sri Lanka over human rights violations was ‘sad and unfortunate.”
United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera said today the Government was using the Geneva resolution to divert the people’s attention from the burning issues like the soaring cost of living, inefficiency and corruption
The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) said today it has received 562 complaints of election law violations and incidents of election related violence as of Thursday
The Ampara Damana Pradeshiya Sabha Chairman Mangala Mahinda Gunawardena was remanded till 12 by Ampara Additional Magistrate Stella Prinki when he was producedin court on assault charges.
The excavations at the Mannar mass grave site had been temporarily halted until a report of the Commissioner of Archeology Department looking into the archeological value was received, the Police spokesaman said today
One worker was killed and two others injured when a land embankment collapsed on them when they were engaging in road construction work in Gannoruwa-Peradeniya Road today, the Police said.
A Sri Lankan, who had allegedly swindled several people of Rs.8 million on the promise of sending them to England for studies, was arrested by the Colombo Fraud Investigation Bureau
Nine fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy on Thursday for allegedly crossing the International Maritime Boundary Line. They were later taken to Talaimanar Navy camp, fisheries department sources said.
Three students from grade 12 and 13 of Gampaha Bandaranayake Vidyalaya were arrested in connection with the clash occurred during a protest march last Monday, police said.
Former Army Commander and Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka said that if there are war crimes allegations against the Sri Lankan Army and somebody goes to the electric chair, it would be him
Houses of two top Excise Department officials came under fire early today morning, Police said ►►►
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) which conducted investigations into a case where a Sri Lankan caretaker had allegedly misappropriated Rs.17.8 million from the Sri Lankan properties owned by popular X-Files actress Gillian Anderson, was referred to the Attorney General for his advice
While claiming that Pakistan team has peaked at the right time to defend their title in the Asia Cup against Sri Lanka on March 8, former Pakistan skipper Wasim Akram warned the Pakistan team to beware of the Sri Lankans because they are on a very good side
Nine Brigadiers of the Sri Lanka Army have been promoted to the rank of Major Generals, military sources said.