Six individuals have been arrested in the Tangalle area for allegedly stealing 20 motorbikes
The Chairman of Daranaiyagala Pradeshiya Sabha has been arrested by the police for reportedly assaulting a volleyball player, during a volleyball match held in Daraniyagala.
Pakistan won the toss and invited the Sri Lankan team to bat in the first test match against Sri Lanka today at the Abudabi Cricket ground in Pakistan.
Indian Navy on Tuesday arrested four Sri Lankans, including three members of a family, for reaching the country without proper documents and seized their fibre glass boat.
The UPFA controlled Bulathsinhala Pradeshiya Sabha budget for year 2014 has been defeated by a majority of 11 votes. The PS Chairman Thusitha Karunarathna was the only person who voted in favour of the for the budget.
The United National Party (UNP) Leadership Council was on to an inauspicious start yesterday, with monks and Party activists exchanging fisticuffs with monks being stripped off their robes by angry mobs when members of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) arrived at Sirikotha, the UNP Headquarters.
Three individuals have been arrested for attempting to print counterfeit currency notes in the Pallegama area in Passara.
The Anamaduwa Police have arrested two Pakistan nationals without valid visa in the Aadhigama area in Anamaduwa.
‘In ending terrorism in 2009, we asserted the greatest human right, the right to life and I am happy to state that in the past four years, there has not been a single terrorist related incident, anywhere in Sri Lanka’ President Mahinda Rajapaksa stated addressing the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting 2013 at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre in Colombo today.
Sri Lanka faces the threat of violence if it continues to ignore international concerns over attacks on the rule of law, human rights abuses and a lack of post-war reconciliation, the International Crisis Group said in a report on Thursday.
Australian Foreign minister Julie Bishop says she welcomes the arrests of Sri Lankan navy sailors allegedly involved in people smuggling, saying it shows the country is serious about combating the illegal trade in people.