Day: March 8, 2018

One dead, two injured in shooting at Kotahena

One person died while another two were wounded following a shooting incident at Kotahena in Colombo.



Main suspect in Kandy incident arrested

The main suspect accused of instigating the incidents in Kandy has been arrested this morning along with 9 other suspects.



The statement released by the Speaker Karu Jayasuriya on Kandy incident

The statement released by the speaker of Sri Lanka, Karu Jayasuriya on Kandy incident.



Canada deeply concerned by violence in Sri Lanka

The Canadian government said it was deeply concerned by the recent inter-communal violence in Sri Lanka and urged all sides to engage in inclusive dialogue and exercise restraint to ensure peace and stability.



Police curfew lifted in Kandy

In accordance with the people’s request to remove the curfew for a short period to attend their essential activities including purchasing of food and other items, President Maithripala Sirisena has decided to remove the curfew from 10 a.m. and re-impose at 6 p.m. in the Kandy District, the Department of Government Information announced today.



Ranjit Madduma Bandara sworn in as Law & Order Minister

Minister Ranjith Madduma Bandara was sworn in as the Minister of Law and Order before President Maithripala Sirisena at the Presidential Secretariat a short while ago.



President visits Kandy to discuss current situation

President Maithripala Sirisena held a special meeting at President’s House in Kandy to discuss the current situation in the Kandy district.



Stern action against saboteurs – PM

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe delivering a special statement on the situation in Kandy yesterday said the Security Forces Chiefs and the Police have been instructed to take prompt action against acts of sabotage and be prepared to control any kind of unrest.



MR urges people to be wary of sinister plans to divide country

Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday warned that some sinister forces, bent on destabilising the country, were trying to engineer another 1983 style conflagration to drum up international support for their constitutional reforms, aimed at dividing the country into several semi-independent states.