20 Million Rupees worth Kerala Ganja seized from Welwetithurai

A stock of Kerala ganja worth 20 Million Rupees brought in to the country via sea routes were seized from Welwetithurai in Jaffna. The stock had been seized following a tip off received that the Kerala Ganja had been stocked at an abandoned house in Welwetithurai. … [Read more...]

Dilan Perera answers questions at UPFA convenes media briefing(WATCH IT)

The United People’s Freedom Alliance convened a media briefing on Saturday August 8. Speaking at the briefing  member of UPFA Dilan Perera expressed the following views: ”There is an issue over the manner in which the suspect was arrested. He was arrested in a white van, the same culture that they opposed to. If the CID has to come opposite the courts and forcefully take him into a van, the … [Read more...]

Duminda claims he was shot first – Bharatha Lakshman Murder

Former Member of Parliament Duminda Silva addressing media personnel opposite the High Court yesterday said "I was the one who was shot at and hit first. This is true. I believe that the truth will be revealed during the case." The former parliamentarian made this comment while he was leaving the High Court in Colombo with his supporters after hearings in connection with the Bharatha Lakshman … [Read more...]

Tension is high between the Chairman of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption

Tension is high between the Chairman of the Commission to Investigate Allegations of Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) Jagath Balapatabendi and its Director General Dilrukshi Dias Wickremesinghe over the investigations of some caMr Mr  Balapatabendi has allegedly stifled an attempt by the Director General to reach an agreement with the US Government to investigate assets and wealth, which are … [Read more...]

Global satellite to be named after Abdul Kalam

A global satellite for earth observation and disaster risk reduction — GlobalSat for DRR — proposed under the UN framework is to be dedicated to A.P.J. Abdul Kalam as a tribute to the vision of the celebrated rocket scientist and former Indian president who died July 27. This has been stated by Milind Pimprikar, Chairman of CANEUS (CANada-Europe-US-ASia) Organization on Space Technologies for … [Read more...]

MR to decide fate of FCID

UPFA Prime MInister hopeful Mahinda Rajapaksa, who expressed confidence of winning 117 seats in the next Parliament, told  Today that once he becomes the Prime Minister, he would take a Cabinet decision regarding the Financial Crimes Investigation Division (FCID) set up by incumbent Premier Ranil Wickremesinghe. Asked about the future of the pending cases on allegations of corruption and financial … [Read more...]

SECURITY WARNING ISSUED US CITIZENS CAUTIONED IN SRI LANKA

The US Government has issued a security alert to American citizens living in Sri Lanka and those who are touring the country relating to parliamentary elections scheduled to be held in the country on 17 August. The US Government has warned that the Parliamentary Election to be held in Sri Lanka could spawn violence and as a result all American citizens should keep themselves abreast of … [Read more...]