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Two men on motorcycle rob private bank in Seeduwa town

Two men who had arrived on a motorcycle robbed a private bank in the Seeduwa town on Wednesday, the Police said.

Scotland Police defend contract with Sri Lankan Police

The Scotland Police have defended a contract it has with the Sri Lankan Police despite concerns raised by human rights groups. A reply to a freedom of information request by Police Scotland noted that its international contracts in 2017 included a training programme in Sri Lanka, a state accused of gross human rights abuses including Police [...]

Relics of Lord Buddha from Tamil Nadu will not be sent to Sri Lanka

The relics of Lord Buddha from a Tamil Nadu university will not be transported to Sri Lanka, the Times of India reported. The National Museum, part of the Ministry of Culture of Government of India, had last month approached M S University, seeking the relics as a temporary loan from the university. The museum had [...]

Sri Lanka to be named among globally important agricultural heritage sites

A Sri Lankan agrarian system is to be recognized at the Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) International Forum and Award ceremony. For centuries, farmers, herders, fishers and forest people have sculpted our land to create agricultural systems of exceptional aesthetic beauty preserving biodiversity and creating resilient ecosystems and a valuable cultural heritage. On Thursday 19 [...]

Former SLFP Ministers demand new General Secretary

Former Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Ministers are demanding the appointment of a new General Secretary for the SLFP. Former Sports Minister Dayasiri Jayasekera said that the SLFP cannot continue under a General Secretary who backs the United National Party (UNP). Duminda Dissanayake is currently the General Secretary of the SLFP but Jayasekera said that the SLFP members [...]

One killed, several injured in Welimada road accident

One person was killed and several others sustained injuries following ab accident involving two vehicles in Welimada on Tuesday. The Police said that two vans collided head-on along the Welimada-Nuwara Eliya Road resulting in the death and injuries. At least 16 people were said to have been injured in the accident and some were in critical condition. [...]

Sri Lanka says it remains committed to prevent financial crimes

Sri Lanka has long identified the risk of financial crime as a priority area, given the country’s history in battling a sophisticated terror organization, Minister of Finance and Media Mangala Samaraweera said. A number of measures were taken over the years and the Government is currently working on bringing on necessary amendments to some of [...]

Hashish hidden in skateboard sent to journalist seized

Hashish hidden in a skateboard when was sent to a journalist in Nugegoda was seized by customs officers at the General Post Office in Colombo on Tuesday. Customs officers attached to the airmail unit of the Post Office detected 1.4 kilograms of hashish valued at Rs 1.4 million concealed in the skateboard. Investigations revealed that the Hashish was [...]

US spending bill places strict conditions on Sri Lanka funding

A bill approved by the US Congress and signed off by US President Donald Trump includes conditions on the funding available to Sri Lanka for the rest of the financial year 2018, including establishing a justice mechanism, addressing the plight of the disappeared, de-militarisation of the North-East and addressing the impunity of Sri Lankan peacekeepers involved [...]

China rejects speculation on Hambantota port project

China has rejected as pure speculation some claims made with regards to the Hambantota port project. The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that the Hambantota port project will benefit both countries. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying said that Sri Lanka and China have a strong will to ensure the project is successful. She was responding [...]

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