Death penalty to be initially implemented on 19 convicts

The death penalty is to be initially implemented on 19 large scale drug offence convicts, cabinet spokesman Dr Rajitha Senaratne said today. He said that...

National Blood Bank Director General removed

The National Blood Bank Director General has been removed following allegations raised against him. Dr. Rukshan Bellana's removal followed pressure from medical officers of the National Blood...

Term of Army Commander Mahesh Senanayake extended by a year

President Maithripala Sirisena, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces has extended the office of Lieutenant General Mahesh Senanayake, Commander of the Army by one more...

President’s Counsel Hemantha Warnakulasuriya passed away

President’s Counsel Hemantha Warnakulasuriya passed away while receiving treatment at a private hospital. He was 74 years old. Hemantha Warnakulasuriya has contributed to several special cases. An...

Indian arrested at BIA with gold worth over Rs 19 million

Customs officers arrested an Indian National at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) today when he attempted to smuggle gold into the country. The Indian had in...

AG tells IGP to probe and submit report on Vijayakala’s speech

The Attorney General (AG) has instructed Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara to investigate and submit a report on the recent statement made by former State...

CEYPETCO increases fuel prices following Sirisena-Mangala talks

Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CEYPETCO) has increased the price of fuel following a decision reached at talks held between President Maithripala Sirisena and Finance Minister...

Priyani Jayasinghe’s husband remanded over wife’s murder

The husband of singer Priyani Jayasinghe was today ordered to be remanded until 23rd July. Jayasinghe’s husband had been arrested over the murder of his...

Boys and football coach free from Tham Luang caves in Thailand

Divers in northern Thailand have rescued all 12 boys and their football coach from flooded caves, 17 days after they got trapped underground. Their plight...

Missing Sri Lankan fishermen and boat found safe at sea

A fishing boat and seven Sri Lankan fishermen who were reported missing, have been found safe at sea. The Fisheries Ministry said that the fishermen were...

Sri Lanka can advise Maldives if required says former FM

Former Maldives Foreign Minister and eldest daughter of the former President of the Maldives, Dunya Maumoon said that Sri Lanka can advise the Maldives, if...

Buddhist monk strangles policeman to death in Ratnapura

A Buddhist monk strangled a policeman to death in Ratnapura when an attempt was made to arrest him. The Police said that the policeman had visited...

Kalkudah Police officer arrested for accepting Rs 300,000 bribe

A Kalkudah Police officer has been arrested for accepting a Rs 300,000 bribe, the Bribery Commission said.

Lucky Jayawardena and J. C Alawathuwala get new posts

Two new State Ministers took oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena today. Lucky Jayawardena took oaths as the State Minister of Urban Development and Water Supply...

FTA talks on the agenda of Thai PM’s visit to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka and Thailand will launch negotiations for a possible future Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between both countries, during a visit to Sri Lanka...

President’s former Chief of Staff and former STC head further remanded

Former Chief of Staff of the President, K Mahanama and former Chairman of the State Timber Corporation (STC), P. Dissanayake who were arrested while...

Heroin found in parcel which arrived by mail to Colombo

Heroin was found hidden in a parcel which arrived by mail to Colombo, the Customs Department said. The Customs Department said that 227 grams of heroin...

Sea cucumber meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka seized

Nearly 400 kg of sea cucumber worth Indian Rs 8 lakh, meant to be smuggled to Sri Lanka was today seized from Thoppukaadu in in...

At Singapore summit Ranil says Sri Lanka will exploit strategic location

Sri Lanka’s long-term objective envisages exploiting its strategic location in the Indian Ocean to ensure its economic development in a region which will be...

Sri Lankan arrested in Mauritius after heroin was found on ship

A Sri Lankan has been arrested in Mauritius after heroin was found on ship. Officers of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Section (CANS) of the Mauritius Revenue Authority...