‘Navy Sampath’ wanted in connection with the abduction of 11 youths arrested by the CID


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.

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Special Task Force training personnel carry out clean up in Nuwara Eliya


Three hundred and fifty Special Task Force (STF) training personnel carried out a Shramadhana  campaign to clean up  Nuwara Eliya Town, today.

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Local con-artist arrested by Foreign Employment Bureau Investigation Unit


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.

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Gunmen target gem businessmen's vehicle


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.

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US to grant Sri Lanka $39 million to boost maritime security


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.

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Indian Finance Ministry rejects claim China contracted to print Indian currencies; SCMP report claims China prints currency for seven countries including Sri Lanka


The Indian Finance Ministry on Monday rejected media reports claiming that China is printing currencies for India among other countries, DNA India reported.

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President insists on Dayan for Russia


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.

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Minister clings to his stance on WHO post


One is not sure whether to laugh or cry at last week’s remarks by Health Minister and official government spokesperson Rajitha Senaratne.

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Sanga say will not go the way of Imran Khan


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.

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Female Welikada inmates take to the roof of a building to stage a protest


Female inmates at Welikada prison have taken to the roof of a buidling to stage a protest.

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PC poll debate on Aug. 24


On August 24, Parliament will once again debate on how the impending Provincial Council elections should be held.

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