Special Task Force (STF) and Army personnel yesterday raided a cannabis cultivation spanning around four acres with 79,000 plants in Koslanda yesterday (Aug 20).
Kerala cannabis worth Rs 4.
An individual has been arrested over the killing of a Chief Jailor attached to the Welikada Prisons Training School recently, Police Spokesman Ruwan Gunasekara said today (Aug 20).
The Campaign for Free and Fair Elections (CaFFE) movement has stated that conducting the presidential and provincial elections on the same day would not be plausible due to practical issues.
A letter has been handed over to United National Party (UNP) leader Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe seeking to nominate the party's presidential candidate through an internal vote.
Three shops have been completely destroyed due to a fire in Deraniyagala yesterday (Aug 19).
Fishermen in Mullaitivu observed that a black substance similar to oil is being washed up on the shores in their district since yesterday (Aug 19).
Five suspects who were arrested over assaulting a salon manager to death in Slave Island this month have been remanded until September 2 by the Fort Magistrate's court.
Three sub-inspectors who had allegedly been in close contact with underworld figure Kanjipaani Imran, have been transferred with immediate effect today (Aug 19).
Central Bank governor Dr Indrajith Coomaraswamy will be conferred the Desamanya title by President Maithripala Sirisena today (Aug 19), a gazette notification published by the President's Office reads.
Seventeen suspects have been further remanded until September 2 over the killing of two businessmen in Rathgama this year.
The International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) has described Major General Shavendra Silva’s appointment to the post of Army Chief as a move which “immensely” damages the country and "marks the end of any reconciliation process".