Category: Local News

ISIS boat reportedly sets off from Sri Lanka, Kerala Coast on high alert

The Kerala coast has been put on high alert following intelligence reports that boats carrying 15 ISIS terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka to the Lakshadweep islands, police said Saturday, the NDTV reported.



President to attend Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony – reports

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony scheduled to be held in New Delhi on 30 May, according to several media reports.



Sri Lanka troops launch major hunt for Islamists linked to suicide attacks

Sri Lanka’s military launched a major hunt on Saturday (May 25) for remnants of an Islamist group which carried out the Easter suicide bombings that killed 258 people, officials said.



Doctor arrested over suspicious assets handed over to CID

The doctor attached to the Kurunegala Hospital, who was arrested over assets earned through suspicious means, has been handed over to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).



BBS gives Police a week to arrest ACTJ Secretary

If the Police do not arrest the General Secretary of the All Ceylon Thowheeth Jama’ath (ACTJ), Abdul Razeek, within the course of next week, the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) will find him and do the needful, warned General Secretary of the BBS, Ven. Galagodaaththe Gnanasara Thera yesterday (24).



Lift travel advisories now: PM requests diplomats

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe yesterday requested diplomats to take action to lift travel advisories issued by their respective governments on Sri Lanka subsequent to the Easter Sunday terror attacks.



Only a few suspects left to arrest – John

Minister John Amaratunga says only a small number of suspects with links to the terrorists that carried out the Easter Sunday bombings are yet to be arrested.



Doctor at Kurunegala hospital arrested

A doctor attached to the Kurunegala Hospital has been arrested over assets earned through suspicious means, Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said.



Sri Lanka in talks with India, Japan to build container terminal in Colombo

Sri Lanka is in advanced talks with India and Japan to construct a container terminal at the port in Colombo, next to a Chinese terminal built as part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative, government officials said.



Hand grenades recovered from Matugama school

A bag containing 13 hand grenades was recovered from the Dickhena Vidyalaya school grounds in Baduraliya in Matugama by Baduraliya Police last night.



41 bank accounts of Easter attack suspects suspended

Rs. 134 million in 41 bank accounts belonging to the suspects, who are currently held in custody of the Criminal Investigation Department and the Terrorism Investigation Division over their alleged links to Easter Sunday terrorist attacks, have been suspended.



Gnanasara Thera thanks President following release

Venerable Galagodathe Gnanasara Thera who was freed from prison on Presidential pardon yesterday has met President Maithripala Sirisena last night.



Kavinda steps down from PSC

UNP MP Kavinda Jayawardana has stepped down from the Parliamentary Select Committee appointed to look into and report on the 04/21 terror attack and also the accusations against Minister Rishard Baithudeen.



I am very tired – Gnanasara Thera

General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena Organisation Venerable Galagodaththe Gnanasara Thera says certain individuals attempted to confine him within various political prisons.



Suspect arrested in Myanmar over Easter Sunday bombings

A Sri Lankan man, believed to have connections with those involved in the Easter bombings that killed at least 250 people, was arrested in Myanmar on Thursday afternoon, irrawaddy.com reported.



Opposition parties should support No-confidence Motion against Government

A group of Opposition legislators yesterday said Opposition parties should support the No-Confidence Motion (NCM) submitted by the JVP against the Government.