Day: April 2, 2019

Sri Lanka urged not to resume executions

The Sri Lankan government should drop plans to resume executions, which would end an unofficial 43-year moratorium in the country, Human Rights Watch said today.

Soththi Upali’s son arrested with drug haul and weapon

The son of deceased notorious underworld leader “Soththi Upali” has been arrested by police with 2.5 kg of heroin during a raid at Thuduwamulla in Katubedda today.

Sri Lanka rupee appreciates against US Dollar

Sri Lankan rupee has further appreciated against the US Dollar marking the current selling rate of US Dollar as Rs 176.66, the Central Bank of Sri Lanka stated.

UN sub-committee on torture prevention to arrive today

The United Nations sub-committee on Prevention of Torture will arrive in Sri Lanka, today (April 02).

Sri Lanka imports 80 percent of pharmaceuticals, not imported by any other country

A top pharmacist said today that 80 percent of pharmaceuticals imported by Sri Lanka are not imported by any other country in the world.

Previous government spent on fanfare projects: PM

The expenditure on fanfare projects of the previous Rajapaksa government did not bring any dividends to the young people. One such project is the international cricket ground and stadium at Suriyawewa, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said.

Kiriella continues to complain of conspiracy

The Opposition had conspired against the government by calling for a surprise division on Expenditure Heads of two ministries, last week, in violation of an agreement reached at the Party Leaders’ Meeting, Leader of the House and Minister Lakshman Kiriella said, yesterday.

Sri Lanka to be drug-free nation in two years – President

President Maithripala Sirisena addressing the media during the incineration of drugs at the warehouse facility in Kelaniya said that the inaction of the death penalty has led to the proliferation of narcotics in the country and that the list of those sentenced to death as well as the date of the first execution has been fixed.

Two others arrested with Madush deported from Dubai

Another two persons arrested along with drug kingpin ‘Makandure Madush’ at a party in Dubai, have been deported to Sri Lanka last night (01), the Police Spokesperson said.