An underworld leader, Chinthaka Wasantha, known as Ketayam Chinthaka, who is the main suspect in the killing of a policeman and his wife in Kamburupitiya was shot dead during a confrontation with Special Task Force personnel in Nigala last night, police said.
The U.N. special envoy on human rights of internally displaced persons arrived in Sri Lanka on Monday to examine the status of people rendered homeless by the country’s three-decade civil war
Lakshman Hulugalle, the Director General of the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) said the Centre was not abolished only ‘defined’.
The Presidential Media Unit said a short while ago that the Defence Ministry had abolished the Media Centre for National Security (MCNS) with effect from November 1. The MCNS was headed by Lakshman Hulugalle
United National Party (UNP) parliamentarian and former Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera said today Sri Lanka’s foreign policy should be focused on the West instead of the African region
The CID informed the Colombo Magistrate courts today that it had submitted a report on the iPad used by former DIG Vaas Gunawardena to the Attorney General.
The six accused in the murder of British aid worker Khuram Shaikh were granted bail by the Colombo High Court based on the bail granted by the Tangalle Magistrate’s Court earlier ►►►
Borella Police said they would arrest Southern Provincial Council Minister Bindu Weerasinghe if he did not report to the Police station today. He is accused of assaulting popular singer Saman De Silva.
A Sri Lankan was arrested this morning at the Katunayake Airport when attempting to smuggle four gold biscuits concealed in his rectum, Airport Customs spokesman Leslie Gamini said.
One lane on the roadleading from Gateway College at Sri Jayawardenapura to the Borella General Cemetery will be closed for vehicular traffic between 4.00 p.m. to 5.00p.m
A Russian motorcyclist was arrested this morning while riding along the Colombo- Katunayake expressway after entering it surreptitiously. He had entered the expressway at the 18th kilometre post at the Negombo entry point and
A young man employed as a bouncer at an Aturugiriya Karaoke club was hacked to death at the club last night.
The Customs officials at Madurai airport seized seven red sanders from three smugglers bound for Colombo on a Mihin Lanka flight at 4.20 pm on Sunday.
Two female army deserters allegedly disguised as men and working as domestic aides in two homes in Ahangama were arrested by the Ahangama Police on Saturday morning.
A Saudi national attached to the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Colombo as an accountant died due to a heart attack this evening, while he was taking a dip in the swimming pool of an apartment complex in Bambalapitiya, Police Spokesman SP Ajith Rohana said.
A woman known as ‘Kudu Bole’ suspected of selling heroin was arrested by the Mt. Lavinia police during a raid in Angulana today
The Moratuwa University declined a request by two Muslim female undergraduates, to wear their face veils within the university premises, officials said today
Expressing dismay at India’s offer to train Sri Lankan Naval officials, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has demanded that the Prime Minister review this “insensitive policy of defence co-operation” as it was in “utter disregard” of sentiments of people of the state.
A Sri Lankan woman was arrested last night at the Bandaranaike International Airport for smuggling two pieces of gold biscuits concealed in her rectum, Customs media said today
Police say a 71-year-old Sri Lankan immigrant who worked as a New York Police Department traffic enforcement agent had been killed by a truck as it pulled away from a parking spot in midtown Manhattan
A drunken motorcyclist who had forcibly entered the Southern Expressway through the Welipenna entrance early this morning had been injured when the motorcycle collided with a van, Police said
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