Sri Lankan Ladies arrested with 20 million gold

Sri Lankan Ladies arrested with 20 million gold

(Colombo Lankapuvath) Customs Media Spokesman told Lankapuvath 05 Sri Lankan passengers, (40-45Y) from Grandpass, have been arrested by Customs at Airport, with 10 gold Biscuits, 08 Bangles, 02 Chains and 02 Bracelets, weighing appox. 03Kgs, valued at Rs. 20 Million, concealed in their Breasts, They arrived from Singapore by UL 307 at 11.15hrs. Investigations are […]

IGP instructs police to be strict

IGP instructs police to be strict

(Colombo Lankapuvath) Police Media Spokesperson SSP Ajith Rohana told media that Inspector general of police N K Ilangakon has adviced police to be strict on election violence while he was on a tour Monaragala district to observe the pre-election situation. Inspector general of police adviced high ranking officials to take strict measures against any person […]

Kurunegala Divineguma Social Relief Programme provides relief to drought-affected people in Anuradhapura District

Kurunegala Divineguma Social Relief Programme provides relief to drought-affected people in Anuradhapura District

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) Kurunegala District Divineguma Social Relief Programme has launched a number of programmes to assist the drought-stricken people in Anuradhapura District. Accordingly, a stock of potable water and dry rations were handed over to the Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Minister of Special Projects, S.M.Chandrasena at a ceremony held in Zone 2 office […]

Lankan’s arrest triggers security red alert

Lankan’s arrest triggers security red alert

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – The Hindi report states that heightened security arrangements are in place at vital installations across Tamil Nadu consequent to the arrest of Arun Selvarajam, a Sri Lankan national, by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection with an espionage case. While ensuring strict access control, security personnel were positioned in close vicinity […]

SLFP to discuss the NPC resolutions

SLFP to discuss the NPC resolutions

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – Addressing a media briefing at Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) Headquarters yesterday (12), the General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Minister of Health, Maithripala Sirisena, stated that the party would express its views on the resolutions approved by the Northern Provincial Council (NPC) recently after they are studied […]

Halawatha train track limit for its users

Halawatha train track limit for its users

(Colombo Lanakpuvath) It has been decided to cancel train services on the Colombo – Puttalam line from 8.30 this morning. This is as a result of the closure of the railway track between Negombo and Ja-ela from 8.30 Saturday morning till 4.30 Sunday evening. Accordingly, train services along the Puttalam line will only operate from […]

“Government’s aim is to provide solutions in the same manner it ended 30 years of terrorism” – President

“Government’s aim is to provide solutions in the same manner it ended 30 years of terrorism” – President

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – Addressing the Hali-Ela Kantha Bala Mandala meeting in Badulla District yesterday (12), President Mahinda Rajapaksa stressed that the Government’s intention to enhance the living conditions of all people, in the same manner it ended 30 years of terrorism and embarked upon the path of development. The incomes of the people are increasing […]

“UNP has a dishonorable history relating to election frauds and violence” – Minister Maithripala Sirisena

“UNP has a dishonorable history relating to election frauds and violence” – Minister Maithripala Sirisena

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – The General Secretary of the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and Minister of Health, Maithripala Sirisena questions whether the United National Party (UNP) which had been notorious for election violence and corruption in the past has a moral right to accuse the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Government of election violence. “Everyone […]

Uva election as scheduled – Election Commissioner Police to provide adequate security

Uva election as scheduled – Election Commissioner Police to provide adequate security

(Colombo Lankapuvath) The Commissioner of Elections Mahinda Deshapriya said an understanding was reached with the during the discussions with political parties and police as well as election monitors during the talks held yesterday (September 10) and the Uva Provincial Council election will be held on September 20 as scheduled. However, he emphasized that the election […]

“JVP knows more about underworld” – Shashindra Rajapaksa

“JVP knows more about underworld” – Shashindra Rajapaksa

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – Addressing the media at a press briefing held in Colombo today (10), the United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) Chief Ministerial candidate for the Uva Province, Shashindra Rajapaksa stated that there is no “underworld involvement” in Uva Provincial Council election campaign, while rejecting the allegations made by the leader of the Janatha Vimukthi […]

Sri Lankan nabbed in India for spy case

Sri Lankan nabbed in India for spy case

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – International media states that the Indian National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested a Sri Lankan national on charges of taking photos and videos of vital security installations in Chennai and passing them on to his handler in the Pakistani high commission in Colombo. It is believed the spy gained access to sensitive […]

Missing Persons Commission to conduct Public Sittings in Killinochchi

Missing Persons Commission to conduct Public Sittings in Killinochchi

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – The Presidential Commission Investigating into Complaints Regarding Missing Persons will conduct its next round of public sitting in the Killinochchi District from September 27 to 30 2014. Public sittings will be held as follows: 27th September Central College, Mulankavil 9.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m. 28th September Central College, Mulankavil 9.00 a.m. – […]

“I will release fishermen, not trawlers” – President

“I will release fishermen, not trawlers” – President

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – In an exclusive interview to The Hindu, President Mahinda Rajapaksa has stated that while Sri Lanka may release the Indian fishermen arrested on charges of violating the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL), the Government will not release the Indian trawlers in its custody. President Mahinda Rajapaksa stressed that owing to the bottom-trawling […]

“Discuss problems with Government rather than internationalizing them” – Defense Secretary apprise NGOs

“Discuss problems with Government rather than internationalizing them” – Defense Secretary apprise NGOs

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) -The Secretary to the Ministry of Defense and Urban Development, Mr. Gotabaya Rajapaksa has expressed an interest in meeting Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) that are openly critical of the Government in a bid to solve the differences that have emerged between the Government and the NGO community. During a meeting between the Defense Secretary […]

Mangala demands Sajith to show by actions than by words

Mangala demands Sajith to show by actions than by words

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – Addressing the media at a press conference held in ‘Sirikotha’ yesterday (10), United National Party (UNP) Parliamentarian Mangala Samaraweera asked Sajith Premadasa to show by actions than by words that he would work for the victory of Opposition Leader Ranil Wickremesinghe at a Presidential Election. Speaking further, Mr. Samaraweera stated that he […]

“Remove Sharia Law from banks” – BBS

“Remove Sharia Law from banks” – BBS

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) – Addressing the media at a press conference yesterday (10), the National Organizer of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS), Ven. Witharandeniye Nanda Thera, urged the Government not to establish the Sharia Law in Sri Lanka’s banking system. Speaking further, Ven. Witharandeniye Nanda Thera stated that the certain extremist groups were already trying to […]