Day: May 11, 2019

Government says no restrictions imposed on media

The Department of Government Information emphasized that neither the Government nor the Department has imposed any restriction on media.

IMF to consider Sri Lanka’s request to extend fund facility until 2020

Washington, DC: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) says it will consider a request made by Sri Lanka to extend the fund facility until 2020.

Navy opens fire at two speeding cars, one killed

Sri Lanka Navy opened fire at two vehicles which fled despite orders to stop at a security checkpoint in Hunupitiya, Wattala.

Three-day period to handover illegal explosives to police

Sri Lanka Police requests those in possession of explosives without valid permits to inform the nearest police station.

British newlywed banned from flying home after his bride dies during honeymoon

Sri Lankan police have banned a British newlywed from returning home after his wife died from dehydration on their honeymoon, the Daily Mail reported.

Virtusa employee arrested over suspected links to attacks

Sri Lankan police on Friday said they had arrested an employee of information technology services company Virtusa Corp in Colombo in connection with Easter Sunday bombings that killed more than 250 people.

Madrasa Schools should come under Education Ministry – Harsha

One Country One Law should be the policy of the country, said Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Non-Cabinet Minister Harsha de Silva said in Parliament yesterday. He also queried as to why the Madrasa Schools to be regulated under the Muslim Affairs Ministry.

Sri Lanka army chief says threat of more Islamist militant attacks contained

Sri Lanka’s army commander Mahesh Senanayake said the threat of more Islamist militant attacks had been contained and the security services had dismantled most of the network linked to the Easter Sunday bombings.