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Minister of Finance and Media, Mangala Samaraweera met President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday (19), at the Commonwealth Business Forum on the sidelines of the 25th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

Two associates of former LTTE hireling arrested


The Special Task Force (STF) hunting for the confederates of Samarasinghe Arachchige Madush Lakshitha alias ‘Makandure Madush', arrested two persons aged 23 and 26 in the early hours of Friday, in Colombo. The STF identified the suspects as members of a gang led by Pukuti Kanna, who had been involved with Colombo North crime bosses and, now, a friend of Madush.

Madush is believed to be operating from Dubai.

A senior STF officer told The Island that the suspects, both residents of Fergusan Road, Colombo 15, were involved in in the narcotic trade and various other crimes. "They were captured at Thotalanga. We recovered two swords and a grenade. They didn't resist arrest."

The suspects would be detained for a period of seven days on a detention order,...

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JO delighted over Interpol Red Notice on Mahendran

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Interpol has issued a Red Notice on former Sri Lankan Central Bank Governor, Singaporean Arjuna Mahendran, on a request by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).Police headquarters confirmed the issuance of the Interpol Red Notice yesterday. T...

Era of warped logic

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Warped logic seems to be the order of the day; be it local, to justify errant politicians; or international, to teach lessons to ‘non-compliant’ states, where the dictum seems to be ‘Punish first and then investigate’. Lynn Ocke...

Image of SL's South as major tourist destination to be protected says Weligama UC chairman

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Chairman, Weligama Urban Council Rehan Wijeratne Jayawickreme speaking at a press conference convened by the Ministry of Tourism yesterday said that considering the high return industry tourism has developed into, the popularity of the South and its sa...

Gurusinha appointed SLC Chief Cricket Operations Officer

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Former Sri Lanka batsman Asanka Gurusinha has been appointed as the Chief Cricket Operations Officer who will oversee all international cricket, the high-performance unit and the brain centre operations as well as women’s cricket."Gurusin...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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