A smiling SLMC leader, Rauff Hakeem watches President Mahinda Rajapaksa unveil a plaque to mark the opening of a new building complex at the North Eastern University in Batticaloa on Sunday (April 20). Pic by Chandana Perera

Pakistan working closely with SL to thwart heroin smuggling – HC official

The government of Pakistan was working closely with Sri Lanka to thwart attempts to smuggle in heroin into Sri Lanka, a spokesperson for the Pakistan High Commission in Colombo told The Island.

The official was responding to a query in the wake of Sri Lankan authorities arresting a 53-year-old Pakistan national along with a Canadian passport holder of Sri Lankan origin, following the seizure of 36 kgs of heroin during the first week of March this year.



Biggest Wallapatta bust at BIA:Two Indians held


Sri Lanka Customs yesterday arrested three persons including two Indian nationals after intercepting a large stock of Wallapatta (Gyrinops walla) being smuggled out of the country.Custom officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport detected t...

After Davis Cup, Dineshkanthan enters second final in row

Sri Lanka’s reigning National tennis champion, Thangarajah Dineshkanthan entered the second back-to-back Men’s Singles final of an SLTA ratified open ranking tennis tournament when he reached the final of the Bandarawela Tennis Club ‘...

    Discovery of gas in Sri Lanka – Opportunity to shift from polluting coal power


    Discovery of gas in Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajaaksa has announced in Kandy during his recent visit there that "an exploration team has discovered a huge deposit of natural gas in the sea bed", as reported in the website of the Ministry o...

      Sri Lanka cautioned on rising renewable energy costs


      Sri Lanka's Central Bank has sounded a note of caution and over the rising burden of renewable power on consumers as the proportion of non-conventional renewable power (NCRE) increases in the grid."Although the country is keen on including more ...



      What’s Sri Lanka’s best overseas Test win?
      1995 Napier
      1995 Faisalabad
      1998 London Oval
      2011 Durban
      2006 Trent Bridge.
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