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President Maithripala Sirisena and Navy Commander, Vice Admiral Sirimevan Ranasinghe at the inauguration of the Galle Dialogue 2018 – International Maritime Conference in Colombo yesterday. The two-day conference organised by the Ministry of Defence in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Navy for the 9th consecutive year is held under the theme "Synergizing for Collaborative Maritime Management".

More arrests likely after CID

apprehends SLC Finance Head


More arrests were on the cards after Criminal Investigations Department arrested a high ranking official of Sri Lanka Cricket yesterday as a result of the ongoing investigations into serious fraud at SLC, sources told The Island.

Piyal Nandana, the Head of Finance at SLC was the third most powerful official within SLC and he was arrested at his Batteramulla residence yesterday. SLC sources revealed that more arrests were likely, based on information to be elicited from Nandana.

The CID launched investigations after SLC CEO Ashley De Silva made a complaint on an attempt to divert a sum of 5.5 million USD owed to SLC by Bombay based Sony Pictures Network India Pvt. Ltd.

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