Fifteen underworld criminals have been transferred to the Boossa prison from the prisons in Welikada and Dumbara amidst tight security, prisons sources said.
Army Commander Major General Shavendra Silva yesterday (Aug 25) said that he would be willing to sacrifice his life to protect the country.
Two inmates at the Welikada prison launched a protest yesterday (Aug 25) against the certain duties imposed on them by prisons officials.
An 18-year old has been deported after attempting to enter the country using a fake German passport by Immigration officials last Saturday.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday (Aug 25) laid the foundation for the Thanthirimale reservoir - the third largest reservoir in Sri Lanka which runs across the lower Malwathu Oya.
Two persons have died in a shooting which occured at their residence near a Roman Catholic school in Hanwella.
A leader of an Islamic organisation has been arrested today (Aug 25) for allegedly abetting three proscribed groups in the country.
Colombo Archbishop His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has said that foreign countries must not be allowed to intervene into the internal affairs of Sri Lanka.
Presidential candidate Gotabhaya Rajapaksa has said that he would set-up an independent commission to probe the Easter Sunday attacks if voted into power, citing requests made by the Colombo Archbishop in this regard.
A three-wheeler that was unauthorised to travel along the Southern Expressway caught fire due to a technical glitch yesterday (Aug 24).
An army officer has died of electrocution at a military camp in Sigiriya yesterday (Aug 24).
A bus conductor has died after being attacked in Kelaniya yesterday (Aug 24), police said.