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Nepal Army Chief calls on President Sirisena  

2018-01-19 14:28:23

The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of the Nepal Army, General Rajendra Chhetri, who is on a goodwill visit, called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the President's official Residence in Colombo, this morning (18).

Public help sought to identify kidnappers  

2018-01-19 11:11:17

BY Kavindya Chris Thomas

Police seek public assistance in identifying a group of suspects who had abducted a person, for a ransom of Rs 2.5 million, in Trincomalee.

National action plan for elimination of bribery and corruption  

2018-01-18 16:44:36

An intellectual gathering to discuss setting up of an action plan for elimination of bribery and corruption, chaired by Secretary to the President, Austin Fernando was held at the Presidential Secretariat today (January 18).

Person held for possessing counterfeit money   

2018-01-18 15:07:30

On receipt of information to the Navy, a group of naval personnel attached to the Western Naval Command in coordination with officials of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Colombo nabbed a suspect for possessing counterfeit money, during a raid conducted in Horana on 16 January.

Sri Lanka Navy nabs 3 Indian fishermen at Sri Lankan waters  

2018-01-18 12:50:38

Three Indian fishermen who were engaging in illegal fishing at the Sri Lankan territorial waters off South of Mannar were nabbed along with their Dhow by a Coastal Petrol Craft attached to the North Central Naval Command, yesterday (17 January ).

3rd Chinese Film Fest in Feb 1st week  

2018-01-18 09:20:01

The Happy Chinese New Year – Third Chinese Film Festival – organized by the Embassy of the People's Republic of China and the National Film Corporation of Sri Lanka will be held from 1 to 6 February at the National Film Corporation's Tharangani Hall.

Russian ROSATOM delegation met with President  

2018-01-17 15:46:57

The delegates of the Russian State Atomic Energy Corporation (ROSATOM) called on President Maithripala Sirisena at the Official Residence of the President, today (17).

Navy apprehends two suspects attempting to smuggle 7 kg of gold into India  

2018-01-17 12:43:32

Based on information received by the Navy, a group of naval personnel onboard a Fast Attack Craft belonging to the Northern Naval Command intercepted a suspicious dinghy in the seas northwest of  Kankesanthurai Lighthouse and apprehended two suspects with 7 kg of gold yesterday (16 January). The stock of gold had been craftily concealed in the boat’s anchor.

16 Tamil Nadu fishermen arrested by Navy  

2018-01-16 15:05:20

Sri Lanka Navy apprehended 16 Indian fishermen along with 4 fishing trawlers for engaging in illegal fishing activities in Sri Lankan territorial waters yesterday (15 January).

Singapore PM & Indonesian President due next week  

2018-01-16 10:20:24

BY Ruwan Laknath Jayakody

Two State leaders are to tour Sri Lanka during the course of next week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Navy recovers cache of explosives in Lankapatuna  

2018-01-15 17:28:27

On receipt of information to the Navy, a team of naval troops attached to the Eastern Naval Command recovered a cache of explosives in Lankapatuna on 13January.

Seized cocaine 928 kgs publicly destroyed under supervision of President  

2018-01-15 17:08:28

A stock of 928 kilograms of cocaine, which were seized during raids by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) was publicly destroyed at the premises of the  Katunayake Export Processing Zone today (15) under the supervision of President Maithripala Sirisena. 



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