Month: December 2018

Mistress of Bloemandhal Sanka involved in Grandpass shooting arrested

The police today arrested a 45-year-old woman, believed to be the mistress of notorious underworld gangster Sanka Shirantha, alias Bloemendhal Sanka, the main suspect wanted for yesterday’s Grandpass shooting.

Sri Lanka votes in favour of death penalty moratorium at UNGA

Sri Lanka voted in favour of a resolution on the “Moratorium on the use of the death penalty” during the 73rd United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) plenary sessions last week.

Italy, Cyprus, Greece and Malta ban curry leaves from Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankan Consulate in Catania, Sicily in Italy had informed Sri Lankan passengers not to bring curry leaves from Sri Lanka to Italy, Cyprus, Greece and Malta because the EU had prohibited curry leaves under the EUROPHYT notification.

UNP still undecided on presidential candidate

Justice and Prisons Reforms Minister attorney-at-law Thalatha Atukorale has said that the UNP will decide on its presidential candidate when the time is opportune for that purpose.

Suspect arrested for damaging Buddha statue

Mawanella Police today arrested a man at Hingula, Mawanella for allegedly damaging a Buddha statue, police said.

Bus fares to be reduced tonight

Ceylon transport board and private bus fares will be reduced by 4% from midnight today (December 26), the ministry of transport and civil aviation stated.


Sri Lankan Rupee has depreciated further against the US Dollar, informed the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL).

One dead, four injured in shooting at Grandpass

A 32-year-old man was killed and three others were hospitalised when a gunman opened fire at them in Grandpass this morning.

Two minutes silence to be observed

The Disaster Management Centre (DMC) requested the public, Ministries and Government institutions to observe two minutes silence between 9.25 a.m. and 9.27 a.m. today (26) and organise religious programmes for those affected by various disasters.

Four dead, eight injured in shootout at Kudawella

Four persons have died in a shooting incident at the Kudawella fisheries harbor, this morning (25), stated the Police Media Spokesperson.

Drop in tourist arrivals

A German investor, domiciled in Sri Lanka, said the Western Foreign Missions, led by German Embassy and the British High Commission, took Sri Lanka’s constitutional crisis as a reason to issue travel advisories against Sri Lanka, and it was the reason for a drop in tourist arrivals during the season.

Christmas is the season of great joy – PM

Christmas is the season of great joy. It’s a time of remembering the past with hope for the future. The life of Jesus Christ brought about hope and reconciliation to a fragmented world.

Christmas brings new hopes, aspirations – President

The expectation of Christmas is a promise of a new life, a new birth. Christmas is a season where the message of Jesus, on peace and reconciliation, reverberates throughout the world.

Bus fares down by 4%

Bus fares will be reduced by 4 percent with effect from midnight on Wednesday (Dec. 26), Transport Minister Arjuna Ranatunga said.

Youth arrested with heroin worth Rs.12 million in Marawila

Marawila Police arrested a suspect with one kilogram of heroin worth over Rs 12 million in Marawila.


Over 45,000 people and 13,646 families have been affected by the recent floods in the Northern Province due to heavy rains and winds, the Disaster Management Center yesterday said.