Island-wide police curfew to be re-imposed from tonight

The government has decided to impose island-wide police curfew again starting from 8.00 p.m. today (22) until 4.00 a.m. tomorrow (23).

The Department of Government Information stated this issuing statement a short while ago.

Resolving the UNP Presidential candidacy issue entrusted to Ranil!

The task of resolving the dispute between Housing Construction and Cultural Affairs Minister Sajith Premadasa and Power and Energy and Business Development Minister Ravi Karunanayake regarding the presidential candidacy from the UNP, has been handed over to party leader Ranil Wickremesimghe.

Sudden Presidential election amidst UNP-SLPP internal clashes!

At a time when there are clashes within the UNP and the SLPP regarding the presidential candidate for the upcoming elections, presidential advisors have focussed their attention on calling for a snap presidential election.

ICC points to female involved in match fixing !

The ICC investigations into match fixing allegations against Sri Lankan players have uncovered information regarding a female who had acted as a go between.

The said female is a businesswoman from the South and is said to own a restaurant close to the Race Course.

Steps to renounce US citizenship successfully concluded - Gotabaya

Former Defence Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa says all necessary steps have been successfully concluded to renounce his US citizenship.

He made these comments upon his arrival in Sri Lanka this morning (12) following his personal visit to the United States.

SF to be given Internal Affairs Minister post

Field Marshal Sarath Fonseka was set to receive the additional post of Internal Affairs Minister on the recommendation of the government, sources said yesterday.

This decision was reached at a high level meeting of senior ministers of the United National Front (UNF) which took place under the chairmanship of UNP Leader, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at Temple Trees yesterday (10).

Madush to return to SL this week

Notorious underworld kingpin - Makandure Madush is to be brought down to Sri Lanka within this week, Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris today (09) informed the Fort Magistrate Ranga Dissanayake.

2 more in Madush’s Dubai clique nabbed!

Two more persons who were nabbed together in Dubai with the notorious underworld criminal - Makandure Madush, have been arrested by the CID upon their arrival at the Katunayake Bandaranaike Airport today (08).

Sampanthan replaces Chamal in Constitutional Council

Parliamentarian R. Sampanthan was nominated to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of MP Chamal Rajapaksa from the membership of the Constitutional Council, at the Council meeting today (05).

The Constitutional Council met this evening in the Parliament chaired by Speaker Karu Jayasuriya.

Five including Ryan Van Rooyan deported from Dubai

Actor Ryan Van Rooyen and four more suspects, who were arrested with ‘Makandure Madush’ at a party in Dubai, have been deported to Sri Lanka last night (03), the Police Spokesperson said.

They had arrived at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) at 5.25 a.m. this morning (04).

President inaugurates “Bak Maha Divuruma”

The national pledge to eradicate the drug menace, “Bak Maha Divuruma”, has been inaugurated by President Maithripala Sirisena, a short while ago.

The event commenced at the Independence Square in Colombo this morning (03) under the patronage of President Sirisena.

Two others arrested with ‘Makandure Madush’ deported from Dubai

Two more suspects, who were arrested in Dubai along with the notorious drug kingpin ‘Makandure Madush’ at a party that involved drugs, have been deported to Sri Lanka last night (01), the Police Spokesperson said.

Upon their arrival, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) had taken them into custody at the Bandaranaike International Airport.