Youth arrested for posting offensive FB posts

A 22-year-old man was arrested for allegedly posting offensive Facebook posts which are harmful to the Pitigala Police Station and to the Sri Lanka Police Department, police said.

They said the suspect, Shammi Dushan Chathuranga, had posted these offensive posts using a fake account.

Sri Lankan Cricket can be re-established - Sangakkara

Cricket in Sri Lanka can be re-established, says the former Captain of Sri Lankan Cricket team Kumar Sangakkara.

Making a special statement to Ada Derana, the former Captain said the winning the first test match against South Africa is a great victory.

General election prior to PC elections !

The UNP leadership has focussed his attention on holding the Provincial Council election prior to the Presidential election, a party senior told.

Accordingly, he said the UNP leadership is in discussions regarding the presenting of a proposal to parliament to dissolve parliament by the middle of this year.

Sanath's biography released in India

ndia's Rupa Publishers have released a biography on Sri Lankan cricket legend Sanath Jayasuriya.

The book has been authored by Chandraseka Narayan, who has been a sports journalist for several Indian newspapers and presently a cricket commentator.

PM orders to expedited Palaly Airport project

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe has instructed that the Palaly Airport Development Project in Jaffna should be completed without further delay.

He made this observation when he inspected the development activities at the airport yesterday (14). The Prime Minister also noted that all stakeholders need to work hand in hand to expedite the initiative.

Sri Lankans deported from Reunion handed over to SIS

A group of Sri Lankan nationals who were deported to Sri Lanka after they had illegally left for Reunion Island, reached the Bandaranaike International Airport this evening (Feb 14).

The group consisting of 64 Sri Lankan nationals was arrested by French security personnel and later sent back to Sri Lanka via a Boeing 737-800 air carrier that touched down in Sri Lanka at around 2.55 pm.

Ravi records statement at Bribery Commission

Officials of the Commission to Investigate Bribery or Corruption (CIABOC) are currently recording a statement from Minister Ravi Karunanayake.

CID reveals Nalaka de Silva’s ties with Madush & Amal Perera

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has informed the court yesterday (12) that former DIG Nalaka de Silva, who was arrested in connection with the alleged VIP assassination plot, has had close ties with singer Amal Perera and ‘Makandure Madush’.

The CID further said that investigations are being carried out with the international police to unveil more information on the nexus between ‘Makandure Madush’, Amal Perera and the former DIG.

LNG tender goes to a Chinese company

The Cabinet yesterday decided to award the tender for the construction of the LNG power plant in Kerawalapitiya to a Chinese company.

Controversy surrounds this move because Lakdhanavi, a local company which made a lower bid for the project, was denied the tender. The power plant is to be built to generate 350 megawatts of electricity.

SLC in search of World Cup sponsor

It has been reported that Sri Lanka Cricekt (SLC) is helplessly in search of a sponsor for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to be held in England and Wales from 30th May to 14th July 2019.

Even though there had been a swarm of sponsors competing to sponsor the Sri Lankan cricket team in the past, the current situation is such that the SLC has advertised the requirement for a sponsor.