Japan provides Rs 1.6 billion to assist Sri Lanka’s counter-terrorism efforts

Japan has provided Yen 01 billion (approximately Rs 1.6 billion) to Sri Lanka to assist in strengthening counter-terrorism measures in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks. The Finance Ministry, in a... Read more »

Fire in Kekirawa Magistarte’s court record room

A fire broke out in the record room of the Kekirawa Magistarte’s court this afternoon. The assistance of the Fire Service Department has been sought to control the fire, police said. They... Read more »

Extradition request on Mahendran forwarded to Singapore

The Foreign Ministry forwarded extradition request of former Central Bank Governor Arjuna Mahendran to the Sri Lanka High commission of Singapore for onward transmission to the Singapore Foreign Ministry, Attorney General’s co-ordinating officer,... Read more »

Avant Garde case: Court of Appeal allows Gota’s Revision Application

The Court of Appeal delivering a ruling today set aside the Magistrate’s Court order in the Avant Garde case following a Revision Application filed by Gotabaya Rajapaksa. The order was delivered by... Read more »

PS member Dulakshi Fernando & sister remanded

Wennappuwa Pradeshiya Sabha member Dulakshi Fernando and her sister, who were arrested for obstructing police officers, have been further remanded. The Marawila Magistrate has ordered to remand the two defendants until the... Read more »

Ten-hour water cut in effect across Vavuniya

Prevailing dry weather conditions in the Northern parts of the country has forced the National Water Supply and Drainage Board to take action to restrict the water supply to several areas. Thereby... Read more »

Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam to appear before Presidential Commission today

Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam has been asked to appear before the presidential commission probing state sector corruption today (11) for allegedly intimidating a witness who gave evidence in a case concerning... Read more »

11 Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim members handed over to TID

11 members of the proscribed Jamathei Millathu Ibrahim (JMI) group have been arrested in Ampara today (11). The arrest had been carried out upon information received by the State Intelligence Service, police... Read more »

President Sirisena blames racketeers, politicians for destroying environment

President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (10) claimed that the environment is being destroyed locally and globally by racketeers and those who have political power. Addressing the Asia-Pacific conference of the Association for Tropical... Read more »

‘Utiya’ arrested for beating 2 novice monks

An individual who is believed to have assaulted two novice monks has been arrested in Horowpathana yesterday (10), police said. The suspect has been identified as G. Chaminda Galaboda alias ‘Utiya’. Police... Read more »