Another group of individuals has been brought to the island from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and India. Forty from Abu Dhabi, 02 from Doha and 77 from Chennai are among these arrivals, the National Operation Centre for Prevention...
An office assistant of the Lankapura Divisional Secretariat in Polonnaruwa has tested positive for COVID-19, confirmed the Director-General of Health Services Dr. Anil Jasinghe. The case has been detected when the entire staff of the Divisional Secretariat had been subjected...
Police have seized a Hawk-eagle suspected to have been used by underworld criminal gang leader ‘Angoda Lokka’ for drug trafficking. Two suspects have also been arrested with an air rifle and bullets, police said. The bird was discovered by officer of...
Prison officials of the Negombo Prison have seized more contraband thrown into the prison premises over its boundary walls. According to the Department of Prisons, four mobile phones had been among contraband thrown into the prison. Meanwhile a similar parcel containing...
Former Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) SSP Shani Abeysekara has withdrawn his Fundamental Rights (FR) petition challenging the decision taken by the National Police Commission (NPC) to suspend and transfer him following the Presidential Election 2019. The petition,...
The Election Commission has decided the Silent Period for the General Election 2020 will come into effect from August 02 midnight, despite the decision taken to allow candidates to carry out election propaganda on August 03. It was previously agreed...
The committee appointed to probe the financial misuse of at the Central Cultural Fund has handed over its report to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today (28). The report states that Rs. 11 billion was misappropriated during the three-year period from...
A prison guard attached to the Wariyapola Prison has been interdicted over drug related charges. He has been interdicted on charges of supplying drugs to detainees. This was confirmed by the Commissioner General of Prisons Thushara Upuldeniya. Meanwhile, a person has been...
The high court has ruled at the conduct of Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB) is an attempt to harm the United National Party (UNP, says the party leader and former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. He made this remark defending the decision...
COVID-19 cases confirmed in Sri Lanka escalated to 2,809 as two more persons tested positive for the virus today (28). One of them is a contact of a novel coronavirus patient at the Senapura Rehabilitation Centre and the other positive...