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Liquor stalls closed

Liquor stalls will be closed on April 29 and 30 in view of Vesak. Also, slaughterhouses, betting centres, casinos and meat stalls will remain closed on the two days.

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Aloysius, Palisena remanded

Perpetual Treasuries owner Arjun Aloysius and CEO Kasun Palisena have been remanded further until May 10. They were produced before the Colombo Fort magistrate’s court today. The two are accused over the Central Bank bond sales.

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Rains in most provinces

The Met Department forecasts rains in most provinces after 2.00 pm today. Western, Sabaragamuwa, central, southern and Uva provinces and Kurunegala district will have rains of up to 75 mm.

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British citizen arrested with police uniforms, IDs and ammo

A suspect has been arrested for the illegal possession of a host of items including police uniforms, identity cards, forged documents and ammunition at a residence in Dampe, Meegoda. The suspect, Porage Piyal Chandrakumara, 49, who also has British citizenship, was arrested by the Police Organised Crimes Division at around …

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Change in weather expected from today

The Department of Meteorology says that a slight change in the prevailing weather is expected from today (25). It said that showers or thundershowers will occur over most provinces in the island after 2.00 p.m. Fairly heavy falls above 75mm can be expected at some places, particularly in the Western, …

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IP Rangajeewa and Prisons Commissioner re-remanded

Inspector of Police (IP) Neomal Rangajeewa and Prisons Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa, who were arrested over the Welikada Prison clashes in 2012, have been further remanded until May 8 by the Colombo Magistrate’s Court. IP Rangajeewa of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) was arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) …

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Two suspects in Lasantha murder case denied bail

The  court  further remanded the two suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Sunday Leader Chief Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge until 1st of May. Former senior DIG Prasanna Nanayakkara and former Mount Lavinia Police Crimes OIC, SI Tissa Sugathapala who were arrested over the killing of journalist Lasantha Wickrematunge were …

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