Day: May 8, 2019

700 kg of gunpowder found inside shop at Mawanella

Security forces personnel have discovered around 700 kg of gunpowder inside a shop in the Hingula area in Mawanella.



SIU probes police errors over bail granted to 9 copper factory workers

The Police Special Investigation Unit (SIU) has commenced a special investigation to find out whether possible faults in submissions to courts on the 9 employees of the Copper Factory in Wellampitiya have occurred.



A lorry transporting 1116 military camouflage uniforms taken into custody

Two individuals were arrested with 1116 military uniforms (camouflage) by the Seeduwa Police Division during a search operation conducted in the area yesterday (07).



More weapons, IDs, extremist propaganda material found

A suspect has been arrested at the Mutkomban area in Pooneryn, Kilinochchi, yesterday (07) along with various locally manufactured weapons and explosives.



Person caught in bribing attempt to bail out NTJ suspect

A person has been arrested over an attempt to bribe the Horowpathana Police OIC to obtain bail for a suspect of the National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) who is under custody.



Take over proposed Sharia University – MP Kavinda Jayawardena

UNP MP Dr. Kavinda Jayawardena urged the government to acquire the proposed Sharia University in Batticaloa and convert it as a state university.



No organisation by the name of sharia campus: UGC

The University Grant Commission (UGC) yesterday said that no organisation by the name of Sharia University or Batticaloa Campus had requested permission to conduct degree courses.



VIPs keep their children at home for second day

Almost all children of parliamentarians and senior security officers had not been sent to school yesterday as well, Ceylon Teachers Union (CTU) General Secretary, Joseph Stalin said yesterday adding that the attendance of students in schools was low for the second consecutive day.



Sri Lanka to allow duty free import of security scanners

Sri Lanka will allow duty free import of security scanners and metal detectors to be used at hotels, schools or other companies, State Minister for Finance Eran Wickramaratne said.