There is a possibility that showery conditions and wind speeds will increase throughout the island today, the Met Department stated.
The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is due to record a statement from former President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday (17) over the 2008 abduction and assault of journalist Keith Noyahr of The Nation newspaper.
Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds has affected normalcy in the upcountry area causing damages to houses and property, officials said.
The High Commission of Pakistan and the Pakistani community based in Sri Lanka celebrated the Independence Day of Pakistan recently.
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has extended the suspension of business and activities as a primary dealer of Pan Asia Banking Corporation PLC (PABC) for a further six months with effect from August 15 to continue a current investigation into the firm.
Bank of Ceylon (BoC) employees are pushing for their salary increment entitled to them this year under the collective agreement signed between the bank authorities and Bank of Ceylon Employees Union, a leader of the union said, warning that a strike was imminment if the matter was not resolved quickly.
The Government has decided to appoint a Special Salaries Commission to make necessary recommendation to increase the salaries of the entire public sector staff and to do away the salary anomalies that were reported in certain public sector institutions inclusive of the Ceylon Railway Department, Ministry of Finance & Mass Media said today.
Nearly 600 families resettled on newly released land in the North and East of Sri Lanka will benefit from £1 million from the UK Government to support the provision of basic infrastructure and services, UK's Foreign and Commonwealth office said.
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.