In Local News     Aug 18, 2017        2
The Customs Department states that it is due to screen 50 containers which had arrived from Brazil. According to the Deputy Director of Customs Sunil Jayaratne, approximately 20 containers which had arrived from Brazil had been screened for...
In Local News     Aug 18, 2017        7
The Chairman & a member of the Standard Procurement Committee appointed by Cabinet have resigned. Speaking to News24 Secretary to the Ministry of Power & Energy Professor Suren Batagoda said that the Committee Chair G.S. Withanage had...
In Local News     Aug 18, 2017        1
A Special Gazette notice has been issued bringing the National Lotteries Board back under the purviews of the Ministry of Finance. The National Lotteries Board was initially under the Finance Ministry but was brought under the Foreign Ministry at...
In Local News     Aug 18, 2017        6
The Government of Sri Lanka has condemned the terrorist attack in Barcelona today in which at least 13 people were killed and nearly 100 injured. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Mahishini Colonne via her Twitter handle extended condolences to those...
In Local News     Aug 18, 2017        2
Crown lawyers are seeking an 18-year prison sentence for a Sri Lankan man convicted of human smuggling for his role in the voyage of the MV Sun Sea, a cargo ship that made the voyage from Thailand to British Columbia's coast with 492 Sri Lankan...
In Local News     Aug 18, 2017        13
A Sri Lankan has been charged by a Malaysian Magistrate’s Court of issuing death threats and seducing another man’s wife. The 31-year-old suspect, claimed trial after the two charges were read out to him in Tamil yesterday. On the first count, he...
In Local News     Aug 18, 2017        932
Eastern Naval Commander Rear Admiral Travis Sinniah has been appointed as the new Commander of Sri Lanka Navy. The post of Navy Commander was until now held by his predecessor Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne. The tenure of Vice Admiral Ravindra...
In Local News     Aug 18, 2017        2
Officials from the Police Special Task Force attached to the Jaffna Police have recovered a motorcycle suspected to have been used for crimes committed by the Northern based Aawa group. The Motorcycle was said to have been concealed inside an estate...
In Local News     Aug 18, 2017        7
An officer attached to the Intelligence Unit has been arrested at the Bandaranayake International Airport in Katunayake on charges of attempting to smuggle out 2 kilos of gold worth 9.1 million rupees. The suspect, who had obtained the gold from a...