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33,000 kgs of turmeric illegally removed from Customs seized; 10 suspects arrested

Sri Lanka, Sept. 19 -- Bloemendhal Police has seized 33,000 kilograms of turmeric and 3,000 kilograms of Oried illegally imported into the country and smuggled out of Customs. The Police Media Divisi... Read More


'Gotukolaya' in Police net

The 50, Sept. 19 -- year-old suspect identified as 'Gotukolaya', the main suspect in the assault of a group of Police officers at Atulugama in Bandaragama, had been arrested in Bandarawela last mornin... Read More


Tighter laws to seize drug money, property

Sri Lanka, Sept. 16 -- Laws pertaining to the Money Laundering Act and the Financial Transactions Reporting Act will be amended to confiscate money and other property amassed by drug barons now in cus... Read More


Aruwakkalu sanitary garbage dump to be ready next September

Sri Lanka, Sept. 16 -- Work on the Puttalam, Aruwakkalu Sanitary Garbage Dump will be expedited as a scientific and eco-friendly solution to the garbage problem. Accordingly, 1,200 tonnes of garbage ... Read More


Navy divers survey stricken oil tanker MT New Diamond

Sri Lanka, Sept. 15 -- Navy divers conducted a combined diving operation together with the Indian Navy and Coast Guard on Sunday (13) to scan the entire underwater profile of the ill stricken oil tank... Read More


Island senior journalist Zacki Jabbar found dead

Sri Lanka, Sept. 11 -- Senior journalist of The Island newspaper Zacki Jabbar was found dead in his house yesterday. Jabbar had been missing for several days and his body was found in his house yester... Read More


Through fire and water.

Sri Lanka, Sept. 5 -- fated oil tanker MT New Diamond was still raging as of last afternoon and out of the 23 crew members onboard, 22 were rescued while one Filipino crew member is presumed dead, Nav... Read More


Two suspects nabbed with 4.7 grams of heroin

Sri Lanka, Sept. 4 -- Two suspects were arrested in Uduwa with 4.750 grams of heroin on Wednesday night by Moragahahena Police on a tip off. A husband and wife were arrested last morning in Pinnaduwa ... Read More


Heroin racket: 'Kimbula Ela Guna', eight others arrested

Sri Lanka, Sept. 1 -- The Sapugaskanda Police had arrested eight suspects in connection with a heroin racket operated by an underworld racketeer known as 'Kimbula-ela Guna' and his brother known as 'S... Read More


General Secretary of Communist Party DEW Gunasekara resigns

Sri Lanka, Aug. 30 -- Former Minister DEW Gunasekara has resigned from his post as the General Secretary of the Communist Party. The decision had been made when the party Working Committee had met to... Read More