No more protests in Chunnakam!

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Mallakam Magistrate's Courts have issued a stay order banning protests, demonstrations and processions for 14 days from today (26), Police Media Unit told Ceylon Today Online.

The stay order has been issued to the Chairman of Mahajana Balaya Organization Murugan Kumaravel.

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Caught in the act!

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Dambulla Police has arrested an ambulance driver and another individual for alleged theft of public property, in a raid conducted at Dambulla hospital premises last night, Police Media Unit told Ceylon Today Online. Police conducted the raid based on a tip off they have received asserting that the suspects were stealing diesel from an ambulance, using a rubber hose.


The suspects, aged 33 and 52, are residents of Matale.

24 l of diesel obtained by illegal means and the hose used for obtaining diesel were also taken into police custody.

The two suspects will be produced to Dambulla Magistrate today (26).

Dambulla Police is carrying out further investigations into the incident.

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Explosives found in Puttalam

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An individual alleged to have had an illegal stock of explosives in Samagipura area in Kallady, has been arrested by Puttalam Police yesterday (25) at noon, the Police Media Unit told Ceylon Today Online.

Police added that the stock of explosives which included 40 sticks of dynamite, 50 detonators, 9 Kg of Ammonia and 35 m of thread were recovered from the suspect.

The suspect is a 66-year-old resident of Samagipura area. He is to be produced to Puttalam Magistrate's Courts today (26).
Puttalam Police are conducting further investigations into the incident.

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Sri Lanka Cricket Board of Inquiry appointed

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Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake has appointed a Board of Inquiry (BoI) to probe, investigate, inquire and report on any corruption, abuse of power and authority by any office bearers and members of the Committee of former Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). MORE... Read the Full Article

Sri Lanka Cricket Board of Inquiry appointed

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Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake has appointed a Board of Inquiry (BoI) to probe, investigate, inquire and report on any corruption, abuse of power and authority by any office bearers and members of the Committee of former Executive Committee of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC). MORE... Read the Full Article

We don’t know who to believe now - Rajapaksa

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that certain members of the government who had accused him of corruption in the constructing of the Colombo Port City project, during the Presidential Election, are now saying no such thing has taken place. MORE.. Read the Full Article

We don’t know who to believe now - Rajapaksa

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Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa says that certain members of the government who had accused him of corruption in the constructing of the Colombo Port City project, during the Presidential Election, are now saying no such thing has taken place. MORE.. Read the Full Article

One killed, four injured in two separate shootings

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One man was killed and four were injured in two separate shootings that occurred in Peradeniya and Batticaloa on Tuesday (26) morning, police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

One killed, four injured in two separate shootings

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One man was killed and four were injured in two separate shootings that occurred in Peradeniya and Batticaloa on Tuesday (26) morning, police said. MORE... Read the Full Article

Army deployed in hospitals after strike

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The assistance of the Sri Lanka Army has been offered to conduct emergency skeletal services at island-wide government hospitals in response to a request, following a trade union action, staged by the minor staff working in hospitals Tuesday (26) morning. MORE... Read the Full Article

No room for separatism and violence, says Lankan Cannes star

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Jesuthasan Anthonythasan, the Tamil Tiger child soldier who attained international stardom when his film Dheepan bagged the Palme d'Or at Cannes this year, has well and truly abjured violence and separatism, which had marked his life in Sri Lanka. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Special court to try Jaffna rape accused - President

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President Maithripala Sirisena, who is currently visiting Jaffna, pledges that the accused in the Pungudutivu gang rape and murder case will be punished even through a special court, the Presidential Media Division said. Read the Full Article

Special court to try Jaffna rape accused - President

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President Maithripala Sirisena, who is currently visiting Jaffna, pledges that the accused in the Pungudutivu gang rape and murder case will be punished even through a special court, the Presidential Media Division said. Read the Full Article

Eight-hour water cut today

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The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB) has announced an eight-hour water cut from 9.00 pm on Wednesday (6) to 5.00 am in certain parts of Colombo, due to necessary repair work. MORE... Read the Full Article

Eight-hour water cut today

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The National Water Supply and Drainage Board (NWS&DB) has announced an eight-hour water cut from 9.00 pm on Wednesday (6) to 5.00 am in certain parts of Colombo, due to necessary repair work. MORE... Read the Full Article

Mahinda Rajapaksa to contest in parliamentary polls - report

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Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa had informed his close aides that he will contest in the parliamentary elections which are expected to be held in the country in July, a senior opposition member said on Monday. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Gnanasara Thero released on bail

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The General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) organization, Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thero, has been released on bail by the Colombo Magistrate's Court, after he was arrested on a pending warrant earlier today. MORE.. Read the Full Article

Maithri wants drug dealers et al ousted from Parliament

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President Maithripala Sirisena says he is committed to eliminating drug dealers and other social und.. Read the Full Article

Excise busted liquor racket by embassy driver

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A major racket involving the selling of selling foreign liquor at Rosmead Place by the embassy of an.. Read the Full Article

Basil FR petition: Justice Eva steps down

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Justice Eva Wanasundara, one of the three-judges of the Supreme Court bench that is to hear the fund.. Read the Full Article

162 tons of refuse tea seized

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Nine containers of refuse tea to be exported to the Middle East and Europe as Ceylon Tea had been .. Read the Full Article

Mob attacks Palai Police team

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A Police team from Palai came under attack from residents, when they had attempted to arrest a suspe.. Read the Full Article

Shangri-La s One Galle Face to be completed by end 2017 It will turn to be a City within the City upon completion

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In mergence with the Shangri-La Hotel project which is currently under construction, Shangri-La HOTE.. Read the Full Article

Pumpkins and bumpkins

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Old habits die hard. Leftist firebrand Vasudeva Nanayakkara has incurred the wrath of many for hurli.. Read the Full Article

Gnanasara thero arrested

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Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) General Secretary Ven. Galaboda Aththe Gnanasara Thera has been arrested after he produced himself at the Cinnamon Gardens Police. MORE... Read the Full Article