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CMC Councillor arrested in connection to 46 swords, 15 knives & 25 army uniforms

Apr 27th, 2019 | By | Category: Latest News, Security and Defence

Colombo (Source: News1st.lk) – Colombo Municipal Councillor Nurdeen Mohammad Tajudeen has been arrested by the Police in connection to the discovery of 46 swords from the Slave Island area yesterday (April 26). According to the Police, a total of 3 suspects have been arrested in connection to the discovery of the weapons. A total of […]



Government to pay Compensation for victims of Weliveriya

Aug 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest News

The Sri Lankan government expressing condolences to the families of the dead and wounded residents of the Weliweriya area in Gampaha district during a protest last week said the government will compensate the families for their losses. Compensation is to be paid to family members of those who were killed and were injured in the […]



General Sarath Fonseka released

May 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News, Latest News

Former Army Commander General Sarath Fonseka was released from the prison, after being granted a Presidential pardon. The Supreme Court on May 21 allowed the withdrawal of two pending appeals by Sarath Fonseka’s counsel. Court has granted approval for the withdrawal of the appeal on the ‘white flag’ case and the special appeal challenging the […]



Sarath Fonseka scheduled to be released shortly

May 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News, Latest News

Gen.Sarath Fonseka has been brought to the Welikada Prison from the Supreme Court. He is scheduled to be released shortly. The Supreme Court today allowed the withdrawal of two pending appeals by Sarath Fonseka’s counsel. Court has granted approval for the withdrawal of the appeal on the ‘white flag’ case and the special appeal challenging […]



Gen. Sarath Fonseka to be released

May 17th, 2012 | By | Category: Daily News, Latest News

Sri Lanka’s president has promised to free jailed former army commander Gen. Sarath Fonseka and at the earliest opportunity, the ex-general’s wife Anoma Fonseka said Thursday. She said she met President Mahinda Rajapakse on Wednesday night and that he assured her that her husband would be freed as soon as possible. “I was promised that […]



Expropriation bill applies to listed businesses only

Nov 6th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily News, Latest News

The proposed Revival of Under-performing Enterprises and Under-utilized Assets Act will only be applied to businesses and properties listed in the bill and will not affect those outside it, President Rajapaksa told a group of organization heads representing the private sector. The government will not take over any business ventures or assets of the private […]



Fundamental Rights petition against land registration

Oct 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily News, Latest News

Sri Lanka’s major Tamil political party, the Tamil National Alliance (TNA) is to file a Fundamental Rights petition before the Supreme Court Monday (24) against the government’s move to register the lands in the North and East. The TNA says that the government has failed to respond to the request made by the party to […]



Sri Lanka seeks US$40 million Chinese loan for port rock removal

Aug 24th, 2011 | By | Category: Daily News, Latest News

Sri Lanka’s port authority on Tuesday said it has asked China for $40 million loan to demolish a massive seabed rock obstructing the entrance of its new $1.4 billion Hambantota port, due to start commercial operations this year. The island nation launched the port in August 2010 with an initial target of handling 2,500 ships […]



Manju Wanniarachchi won the country’s first Commonwealth Games boxing gold

Oct 14th, 2010 | By | Category: Latest News

It was a red letter day in the annals of Sri Lanka’s sports when boxer Manju Wanniarachchi won the country’s first Commonwealth Games boxing gold after 72 years. A new chapter in sports revolution of Sri Lanka under President Mahinda Rajapaksa’s inspiring leadership was written in letters of gold with Warriarachchi’s memorable win over Sean […]



3 containers exploded at Karadiyanaru belonged to a Chinese company in Sri Lanka

Sep 18th, 2010 | By | Category: Latest News

The explosion had taken place when two Chinese nationals of the construction company had come in a double cab and two dump trucks to obtain explosives from three containers which were parked at the Karadiyanaru police station. According to sources one dump truck had blasted and due to a sympathetic detonation all the containers had […]