Five residents of Moratuwa were found with six grenades, police said today.
Sri Lanka said on Friday it was calling on Saudi Arabia to pardon a domestic worker sentenced to death by stoning after she admitted committing adultery while working in the Arab nation.
The Human Rights Commission of Sri Lankan (HRCSL) has communicated to the Attorney General its concerns to take necessary measures to ensure the protection of the rights of detainees and remandees.
President Maithripala Sirisena said he is fully satisfied with the accomplishment of goals set at the last CHOGM in Colombo during the period of last two years when Sri Lanka was the Chair in Office of the Commonwealth.
Former DIG, Vass Gunawardena, his son Ravindu Gunawardena, and four others were found guilty of murdering businessman Mohammed Shiyam by a three Judge bench comprising of High Court Judge Lalith Jayasuriya (President), Colombo High Court Judge Kusala Sarojini Weerawardena and Colombo High Court Judge Amendra Seneviratne.
A no-confidence motion signed by atleast 44 members of Parliamentarians against Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake was handed over to Speaker Karu Jayasuriya today.
A Sri Lankan Tamil refugee was today arrested for allegedly “harassing his two daughters” and forcing them to abscond from Mandapam camp near here, a top police official today said.
The people of the Northern province today commemorate their loved ones lost in the three decades of war with special religious observations across the region, provincial sources said.
Secretary General of Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr Kamlesh Sharma hailed the President Maithripala Sirisena as he did a wonderful job to promote Commonwealth ideals as a Chair in Office.