Day: March 1, 2019

Lalkantha arrested for drunk driving

JVP Politbureau member K.D. Lalkantha has been arrested for drunk driving and causing a motor accident today (01).

Uduwe Dhammaloka Thero acquitted

Venerable Uduwe Dhammaloka thera has been acquitted of all charges related to the case filed against the possession of an elephant calf without a valid license.

Interpol assistance sought to arrest Kosgoda Sujee, 4 others

The Colombo Magistrate directed the Police to request Interpol assistance to arrest the five main suspects involved in the largest heroin haul valued at more than Rs. 3,533 million which was seized last Sunday (24).

IMF agrees to extend Sri Lanka loan program, disburse delayed tranche – sources

The International Monetary Fund has agreed to extend Sri Lanka’s $1.5 billion loan program by one year and has reached staff level agreement to disburse the sixth tranche of the loan, government and diplomatic sources told Reuters on Friday.

Remand period extended for Amal Perera and others arrested in Dubai

The group which includes underworld gang leader Maakandurey Madhush, vocalist Amal Perera and his son Nadeemaal, who were arrested by Dubai police are to be detained for another month.

Maersk to increase container handling in Sri Lanka

President Maithripala Sirisena said that the government would facilitate multi-national companies such as Maersk A/S to expand container transshipment through the Port of Colombo as that would be of immense help to Sri Lankan economy.

Power pays glowing tribute to Mangala

Ambassador Samantha Power, yesterday, said that last year’s political crisis in Sri Lanka had raised alarm bells all around the world.