The establishment of the National Police Commission (NPC) helped create an environment for the Police to act independently and removed political interference which stood in their way when fighting against drug trafficking, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.
The UNP’s four-member committee, appointed to probe the claims made by State Minister Ranjan Ramanayake, about Parliamentarians who allegedly use cocaine, has reportedly concluded that they could not be satisfied with the accuracy of latter’s testimony given before the committee.
Five persons including the son of MP Mahindananda Aluthgamage and Colombo Municipal Councillor Duminda Sudammika Artigala have been arrested by the police in connection with the accident in which traffic OIC of the Borella Police, IP Sarathchandra, was injured.
The Officer in Charge (OIC) of the Borella Police traffic division, IP Sarathchandra was admitted to the National Hospital with injuries after he met with a hit and run accident in Bambalapitiya around 4.35 a.m. yesterday.
President Maithripala Sirisena who visited the Police Narcotic Bureau (PNB) yesterday (24) extended his tribute to the PNB and the Special Task Force (STF) officials for seizing the largest ever heroin haul in Sri Lanka.
Wartime Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa on Saturday (Feb 23) alleged that the country was in dire straits today for want of political stability, consistency in respect of state policies, lack of transparency and weak decision making process.
President Maithripala Sirisena extended his warm wishes to the Sri Lankan Cricket Team for wining 2-0, the Test series against South Africa in their own country and the Sri Lankan team became the first team from Asia to win a Test series in South Africa.