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Person arrested with Rs 25 mn worth heroin

A person has been arrested last night (17) while in possession of heroin, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. Reportedly, the arrest has been made in Kotahena area. Police have seized 2.79 kg of heroin on the suspect, stated the police. According to the police, the value of the apprehended haul of heroin is estimated to …

Vijayakala Maheswaran

Vijayakala granted bail

Former State Minister UNP MP Vijayakala Maheswaran arrested by the Police Organized Crimes Division (OCPD), has been granted bail by the Colombo Chief Magistrate. Reportedly, she has been released on a personal bond worth Rs 500,000. Maheswaran was arrested this morning (08) by the OCPD stated over a controversial statement made by her recently. The …

Matara shooting

Vehicle Used By Matara Robbers Found

The motor car used by the underworld gangsters to flee after the robbery at a jewellery shop in Matara was found in Thalagala, Moragahahena early this morning (Jul 02). The Police Media Spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekera said that one suspect was also arrested. The preliminary investigations revealed that the vehicle was registered under the name …

Police Officer Investigation Shooting/File

Shooting In Ratmalana, Soldier Injured

An army corporal was injured in a shooting incident in Chakkindarama area in Ratmalana. Police Media Spokesperson’s Office said that the shooting took place at around 7.20 am today nearby a residence of a lieutenant colonel. The gunmen had arrived in a three wheeler and on a motorcycle. Meanwhile, two unidentified persons shot at a …

Pujith Jayasundara

Eppawala incident to be probed

Inspector General of Police Pujith Jayasundara has issued orders to launch a disciplinary inquiry against a group of policemen who allegedly assaulted a group of women during a protest in Eppawala on Saturday. Police Media Spokesperson Superintendent Ruwan Gunasekara said the IGP has instructed the Senior DIG of the North-Central Province to launch an inquiry. …

Superintendent of Police Ruwan Gunasekara

Police curfew imposed in Kandy lifted as of 6AM

The Police curfew imposed in the Kandy administrative district was lifted at 6am this morning. However Police noted the presence of Special Task Force personnel will remain for security purposes and to maintain law and order in the Digana and Teldeniya areas. Meanwhile Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam said all government schools in the …

S. B. Dissanayake

State Of Emergency Declared For Ten Days

The President has ordered to implement the Emergency Regulations for 10 days from today (06). Minister S. B. Dissanayake says. According to the Minister, the Emergency regulations are being implemented due to the aggression that has arisen in the Teldeniya – Kandy region. He was speaking to the media following a cabinet meeting held at …

Lives lost, several injured in Grandpass building collapsing

Three people have died after a building located down Babapillai Mawatha in Grandpass, collapsed. Two persons have sustained injuries.

Director of the Accident Ward at the National Hospital said the injured are in serious condition.

The Police Media Spokesperson said several others are buried under the rubble and that an operation is currently underway to rescue them.

The Colombo Fire Brigade said, eight emergency vehicles have been dispatched for rescue purposes.

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