Month: September 2018

Another shooting kills 37 year old near Hikkaduwa post office

A person has been killed in a shooting incident in Hikkaduwa, stated Police Media Spokesperson.

Businessman shot dead in Tangalle

A 42-year-old businessman was killed when two men arrived on a motorcycle opened fire at him at Wadigala in Tangalle this morning.

Gota didn’t need tight security: SF

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa did not deserve more protection, Minister Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka said yesterday.

Alleged conversations of DIG Nalaka Silva: Recordings to Singapore for analysis

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) may seek a court order to send recordings of an alleged conversation between TID DIG Nalaka Silva and a police informant to Singapore for expert analysis, the Sunday Observer learns.

Probe on plot to kill Sirisena and Gota: CID seizes 2 LMGs from TID

Criminal Investigation Department detectives probing the alleged conspiracy to assassinate President Maithripala Sirisena and former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa have seized two Light Machine Guns issued to the Terorrist Investigation Division (TID).

AIADMK announces meetings against DMK, Congress over Sri Lankan war

The ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu has announced state-wide public meetings on September 25 seeking ‘trial’ of its arch-rival DMK and Congress for “war crimes” against Tamils in the 2009 Sri Lankan civil conflict.

Rs. 9000 million to provide dry ration to drought affected people – President

President Maithripala Sirisena says that the government has allocated Rs. 9000 million to provide dry ration to nearly 422,000 people who have been affected by the prevailing drought situation in several districts of the country.

Cricketers badly hurt by FB posts: Faizer

Sports Minister Faizer Mustapha said yesterday that the national cricket team was badly hurt due to some insulting facebook posts targeting them after the team’s defeat against Bangladesh and Afghanistan in the Asian Cup tournament

Parliament suspends Wimal, Prasanna

Parliament today passed two motions to suspend MP Wimal Weerawansa from Parliament for two weeks and MP Prasanna Ranaweera for four weeks for violating the code of conduct of parliamentarians.

Sri Lankan Rupee falls to record low

The Sri Lankan has depreciated against the US Dollar, today (21), to a new record low as the selling rate closed at Rs 170.65.

Mangala warns of further depreciation of rupee

Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera yesterday warned of a tendency of a further rupee depreciation against the US dollar within the next few weeks.

SLFP removes 6 MPs from electoral organiser posts

The Central Committee of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) has removed several MPs and senior members from from their respective electoral organiser posts.

Athurugiriya villagers protest against police torture

A group of villagers in Athurugiriya area held a protest yesterday alleging that a mentally ill patient had died due to torture while in Police custody.

Sri Lankan Rupee falls to record low

The Sri Lankan has depreciated against the US Dollar, today (20), to a new record low as the selling rate closed at Rs 168.63.

Sri Lanka imposes new measure to deter vehicle imports, aid faltering rupee

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka said it had enacted a new measure to deter vehicle imports and take pressure off the rupee, which is hovering at a record low, and to restore macro-economic stability.

IGP not asked to resign; ministerial-level probe on allegations

The Law & Order Minister has informed the Secretary to the ministry to investigate the allegations against IGP Pujith Jayasundara at a ministerial-level, deputy minister Nalin Bandara told Parliament this morning.