Day: May 2, 2019

Three arrested at the Central Mail Exchange with 600 defamatory letters

Three persons have been arrested at the Central Mail Exchange with 600 letters defamatory of the President and inciting enmity among races, the Police Spokesman said.



No UGC approval for Batticaloa campus

The controversial education institution under construction in the Batticaloa district known as the Batticaloa Campus was started in 2013 during the Mahinda Rajapaksa tenure.



Trump says violence, terrorism against people of all faiths must end

President Donald Trump says people of faith around the world have faced terrible hardship of late.



10 terrorists buried without religious rituals

The bodies of ten terrorists, who died following the explosion that took place in a house in Sainthamaruthu, were buried today without religious rituals, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekera said.



Cardinal cancels Sunday masses for 2nd week

The Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith has called for Sunday mass to be cancelled this week as well.



89 detonators recovered from house in Pulmudai; two arrested

Two persons have been arrested along with 89 detonators, 08 tubes of water gel and 02 detonator chargers.



Verdict on Makandure Madush’s extradition today

The verdict on whether underworld gang leader Makandure Madush who was arrested in Dubai will be repatriated to the country or not is to be announced today.



Two Muslims arrested with 28 white skirts

Two Muslims were arrested in Anuradhapura, while they were transporting 28 white skirts in a van from Thihariya last evening, the Police said.



People have not demanded my resignation – President

A foreign national may have been behind the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka, the president said on Wednesday, as he told Islamic State to leave his country alone.



Government should trust Tri-Forces and Police – Mahinda Rajapaksa

The Government should place more trust in the country’s Armed Forces and the Police, rather than bringing foreign investigators to aid in the Easter Sunday attacks investigations, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa said yesterday (1).



Murder of Mapalagama Gunasiri Thero not a terror act

The murder of Chief Incumbent of Mapalagama Vidyathilaka Pirivena Ven. Mapalagama Gunasiri Thero is neither a racist act nor has it any links to the terror attacks on Easter Sunday, Minister of Internal & Home Affairs and Provincial Councils & Local Government Vajira Abeywardena said, issuing a statement.



Police release list of suicide bombers

Police yesterday released the identities of the nine suicide bombers involved in the Easter Sunday attacks, and said that the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) was taking steps to freeze the assets of those identified as being involved.



Sixty more suspects arrested with more incriminating material

More than 60 persons were arrested yesterday along with a large number of weapons, the National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) propaganda material and clothes similar to military uniform during search operations carried out by Police, STF and the tri-forces in several parts of the country, according to the Army and the Police.