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Two underworld members arrested in Borella

Two underworld members allegedly connected to several murders and shooting incidents have been arrested by the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) in Borella  yesterday. The suspects, 31 year-old Siyambalapitiye Chaminda  Wasantha alias ‘Chula’ and 38-year-old, Jude Betts, who are residents of Ragama and Borella were arrested for the possession of 2.7 …

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SLMC LG candidate nabbed with Tramadol pills

A suspect with 600 tablets of the prescription drug Tramadol has been arrested in Kalpitiya yesterday (20). The suspect was reportedly defeated at the recent Local Government elections contesting under the Sri Lanka Muslim Congress (SLMC) for Kalpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha, investigations revealed. The 32-year-old suspect residing in Kalpitiya has been …

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50 hospitalised after gas leak at factory in Ja-Ela

Around 50 employees of a factory in Ja-Ela have been hospitalized following a gas leak, Ada Derana reporter said. Twenty-five employees of the factory located in Ekala, Ja-Ela were hospitalized yesterday due to the gas leak which has been occurring since yesterday (19). The employees including 23 women and 3 …

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Another underworld slaying

An underworld figure had been gunned down yesterday evening at Galwatta, Aturugiriya, police said. The victim, Nimalsiri Perera alias Podi Sudu is believed to have been a close associate of a notorious criminal, named Samayan, who was also killed a few months ago.   A number of gang related deaths …

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No legal basis to approach ICJ against Sri Lanka – India

The Central government of India on Monday told the Madras High Court that there is no legal basis for India to invoke the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) since there is no treaty, including human rights treaties, under which the alleged attacks by Sri Lankan Navy against …

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Showers expected to reduce

The Department of Meteorology says that the prevailing showery weather condition is expected to reduce gradually within next few days, from today. Light showers may occur at Ampara and Hambantota districts. Showers or thundershowers will occur at several places in the Western, Sabaragamuwa, Central and Uva provinces and in Galle …

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42-year-old killed in shooting at Armour Street

One person has been killed while his wife suffered injuries following a shooting incident at Armour Street in Colombo, a short while ago. The Police Spokesman SP Ruwan Gunasekara said that the victim, a 42-year-old male, and his wife were in a car when gunmen on a motorcycle opened fire …

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