Police Constable Suminda Saman who issued a spot fine on Deputy Minister Hemal Gunasekara’s chauffeur for speeding on the Southern Expressway has been indicted in Colombo High Court by the director general of the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption for allegedly taking a bribe in May 2009
Doctor Nimal Gamage, who had allegedly run a cosmetic surgery clinic in Bambalapitiya, was remanded until August 18 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court today.
Mahela is a real fighter and an incredible player, Sri Lanka Cricket Captain Angelo Matthews speaking at a media briefing said. He was commenting on the Mahela Jayawardena’s retirement from Test Cricket.
Three people who were named as Terrorists in a gazette notification have since been removed from the list through an Extraordinary Gazette issued last week.
United National Party (UNP) MP Mangala Samaraweera today said he would likely testify before the panel appointed by the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner (UNHRC) to look into the happenings in the final stages of war in Sri Lanka and the Missing Persons Commission appointed by the Sri Lankan government.
Consumers could pay their utility bills to the postman when he comes to deliver your mail from September 1, Postmaster General D.L.P. Rohana Abeyaratne said.
Two men had walked into the office of Vasudeva Sharma, executive director of Child Rights Trust in India and placed an application on his desk that would fetch him an honorary doctorate from a Sri Lankan university.
Indian legal rights activist Avdhash Kaushal claimed that Indian government had no role in his nomination to international advisory panel to Sri Lanka’s Presidential Commission probing disappearances and war crimes.
Residents of the area protested against the arrest of women suspects by a team of male police officers attached to the Kokadichalai police.
Popular actress Rebecca Nirmalee who shot to fame with her iconic role as Veda Hamine, passed away this morning after losing a battle with cancer.
The Colombo Magistrate’s Court yesterday issued restraining orders on the Thowheed Jamath, Bodu Bala Sena and Sihala Ravaya organisations preventing them from holding demonstrations and protests in Colombo and the Colombo Fort area today, police said.
The government has invited US Secretary of State John Kerry to visit Sri Lanka and see for himself what the country has achieved on the ground since the war ended in 2009, External Affairs Minister G. L. Peiris said yesterday.
President Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is the Commander-in-Chief of the Sri Lankan Armed Forces, has approved the promotion of 24 Army Colonels to the rank of Brigadier.
The UN refugee agency today accused Sri Lanka of breaking international law in its growing campaign to kick out Pakistani asylum seekers without a fair hearing.
The strange lights that have been spotted by residents in several areas of the North-Central Province could possibly been from an exploding meteorite, the Arthur C. Clarke Centre said today.
Commenting on the impact of the recently imposed special commodity levy, the Finance Ministry today said the tax imposition on imported potatoes and onions will not affect the consumers but rather will be a measure to safeguard both consumers and local farmers.
A forty seven year old woman doctor who visited a private beauty parlour named 'Cosmetic Surgery Clinic' in Bambalapitiya, Colombo today and obtained an injection to improve her looks and to become young and pretty had the misfortune of dying at the beauty parlour itself, police said.
Some civil organisations published baseless statements showing a higher number of people as gone missing in the North, the Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Missing Persons Maxwell Paranagama said today.
Sri Lankans have been asked to inform their relatives still staying in West African countries to return immediately because of the threat of contracting the dreaded Ebola virus, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) said.
Counsel appearing for 13 women including two Thai nationals informed Colombo Additional Magistrate A.M. Shabdeen that his clients were stripped naked and checked by non-prison guards in the remand prisons.
A large consignment of refuse tea had been seized by the Special Task Force (STF) from a lorry and two warehouses at Kelanimulla and Megoda Kolonnawa today.Pictures
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