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Suspects arrested over leopard killing released on bail

All ten suspects arrested in connection with the brutal killing of a leopard in Ambalakulam have been granted bail by the Kilinochchi Magistrate’s Court. Seven suspects were previously arrested in connection with the incident while another three suspects had surrendered to the court on June 29. An angry mob of …

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Two arrested

Illicit drugs and alcohol worth Rs 10 million discovered from a container at the Orugodawatta container yeard. Two persons arrested, Customs spokesman said.

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Leave cancelled

Leave of all police officers in the Jaffna police division has been cancelled for two weeks from today. According to the police, this decision was taken to expedite the apprehension of the ‘Ava gang’, who are responsible for the recent crimes in Jaffna. Leave cancellation of the police officers has …

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Four injured in hand grenade attack in Kuliyapitiya

Four persons including a woman were hospitalized when a hand grenade was hurled at a house at Bohingamuwa in Kuliyapitiya last night. Police said a man had hurled the hand grenade at the house due to a personal dispute. The injured were admitted to the Kuliyapitiya Hospital.

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Gas at old price!

It was officially announced by the Consumer Affair Authority last week that gas prices had been reduced, with effect from midnight of Friday, June 29th, but some consumers are still being asked to pay the previous price.   A gas dealer, in Mount Lavinia, even yesterday (Sunday, July 1st), charged …

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SL makes significant efforts to end human trafficking: US report

The Sri Lankan Government is making significant efforts to eliminate human trafficking though the government is still to meet the minimum standards in several key areas, the Trafficking in Persons Report released by the US Department of State said.   Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo and President Donald Trump’s Assistant …

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Army officer committed suicide

An army officer has committed suicide by shooting himself in the Kayts area. An officer of the Sri Lanka Army attached to the army camp in Araly has taken his own life using his service weapon, police said. The deceased is a 22-year-old resident of Udakirilla, Ratnapura. The postmortem examination …

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