Chandana Prasad Hettiarachchi , popularly known as ‘Navy Sampath’ , the main suspect wanted for the abduction of 11 youths in Jaffna during the last stages of the war, was arrested by the CID yesterday, at Lotus Road Colombo, Police said The 11 youth went missing in 2008 and 2009 and are believed to have been killed.
Three hundred and fifty Special Task Force (STF) training personnel carried out a Shramadhana campaign to clean up Nuwara Eliya Town, today.
An individual who had swindeled money from locals promising them jobs in hotels in Germany was arrested by the Foreign Employment Bureau (FEB) Investigation Unit in Ampara and is due to be produced in courts, today, a spokesman for the FEB said.
Unidentified gunmen opened fire on the vehicle of a gem businessman at Marapana on the Ratnapura-Kalawana Main Road in the early hours of this morning.
The United States announced Monday it would grant Sri Lanka $39 million to boost maritime security as China develops its strategic hold on the Indian Ocean island.
The Indian Finance Ministry on Monday rejected media reports claiming that China is printing currencies for India among other countries, DNA India reported.
The appointment of Dayan Jayatilleke as Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Russia was eventually approved on Thursday by the High Posts Committee of Parliament after President Maithripala Sirisena spoke to some of the members and insisted on the appointment.
One is not sure whether to laugh or cry at last week’s remarks by Health Minister and official government spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne.
Sri Lankan cricket legend Kumar Sangakkara Monday said he had no intention of making a foray into politics after local media reported he was eyeing next year's presidential elections.
Female inmates at Welikada prison have taken to the roof of a buidling to stage a protest.
On August 24, Parliament will once again debate on how the impending Provincial Council elections should be held.