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New security measures at airport

New regulations have been introduced according to the regulations of the International Civil Aviation Organization to enhance the security at Sri Lanka’s Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. That new regulations will be effective from the first of June, the Airport Security Services announced. According to new regulations, volume of liquid …

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Primary Industries Ministry helps Hennanigala indigenous people

The indigenous people of Hennanigala South farming colony in Dehiattakandiya met with minister Daya Gamage at the Primary Industries Ministry today (24). On the occasion, they requested facilities for fishing in order to uplift their economy. Minister Gamage promised measures to release fish to reservoirs at Hennanigala, open a fish …

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Mirihana police arrest five suspects

The Mirihana police special investigations unit has arrested five suspects in connection with an attack on a group of Police Narcotics Bureau officers in Piliyandala recently.   Under interrogation one of the suspects had said that PNB officers were a real menace to them and, therefore, they decided to kill …

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Two individuals linked to robbery in Keselwatta arrested

Two individuals linked to a break-in that took place in Keselwatta have been arrested. The arrests were made in the Wattala and Kolonnawa areas. The robbery which had occurred last Monday (15), involved gold jewellery worth Rs.4929500 and foreign currency worth Rs. 579500 being stolen from a house on Bandaranayake …

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Death toll rises to 3, search operation concluded

Another body has been recovered from under the debris of the collapsed building in Wellawatta. The deceased is said to be a 60-year-old female resident of Moratuwa. Accordingly, the death toll from the incident has risen to a total of 3. 23 more were injured when the building collapsed on …

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Two arrested

A 44 year old woman and two youth aged 22 arrested in Ahangama for suspected involvement in the underworld shooting incident in Piliyandala, our news sources said.

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Strong winds expected over the island and sea areas

The Department of Meteorology says that fairly strong winds at times (up to 50kmph) can be expected over the island, especially in the western slope of the central hills, and strong winds at times in the surrounding sea areas (up to 60-70 kmph).   These winds can be strengthened during …

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Hunt on for main suspect in ‘crystal meth’ ring

The Department of Excise has launched investigations to apprehend the main suspect in the drug racket responsible for smuggling crystal meth, also known as ice, into the country.  Excise officers recently arrested two women in the Elakanda area in Wattala with 200g of crystal methamphetamine, one of the most addictive …

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WP to receive more rains

Heavy rains in the Western Province have brought the temperature down and provided much needed relief from the prevailing heat and humidity. However, continuous downpour caused flooding at a number of places in Colombo and suburbs. Daily life in Colombo was severely affected with the city witnessing massive traffic jams …

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