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Canada confirms arrest, won’t release details

UK’s Canadian informant in custody over heroin charge:

Confirming the arrest of a Canadian passport holder of Sri Lankan origin in connection with the ongoing high profile investigation into an abortive bid to smuggle in 36 kilos of heroin to Sri Lanka during the first week of March 2014, the Canadian government said that it was seeking additional information.

Spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Béatrice Fénelon said: "Canadian officials are providing consular services to a Canadian citizen who has been detained in Colombo. Consular officials are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information. To protect the privacy of the individual concerned, further details on this case cannot be released."


UNP MPs attacked at Mattala


Five UNP Parliamentarians who were on an inspection tour of the Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport and the Hambantota Port yesterday (17) came under attack by a group of persons some of whom were armed with pistols.

Wildlife Dept. refutes BBS, says no squatters in Wilpattu Park

The Wildlife Department yesterday that no one had built houses within the Wilpattu National Park (WNP), but some Northern Muslims driven out of their homes in 1990 by the LTTE and subsequently displaced by the Navy, had put up temporary she...

Attempt at reviving terrorism effectively neutralized

The Terrorist Investigations Division (TID) had effectively neutralized an attempt by some LTTE cadres to revive terrorism in the country by arresting 44 suspects, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana told a media conference at the Police Head...

More eyewitnesses to give evidence against BBS Gen. Secy.

Eleven lay eyewitnesses complained to the Slave Island Police on Wednesday (16) that General Secretary of the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS) Ven. Galagodatte Gnanasara Thera stormed a media conference given by the Jathika Bala Sena (JBS) headed ...

India to conduct complex, state-of-the-art interceptor missile

test at supersonic speed above Bay of Bengal this month-end

NEW DELHI, April 14: India will conduct one of the most complex interceptor missile tests later this month. For the first time, a state-of-the-art interceptor missile at supersonic speed will seek to engage and destroy an incoming target mi...

US to resume military ties with Lanka, if ...


The United States expected to forge a ‘more comprehensive’ military relationship with Sri Lanka once the Colombo government makes progress towards reconciliation and accountability, agency reports said yesterday quoting a top U....

Drug dealer escapes from prison a second time with another

Two inmates warded at the Welikada prison hospital escaped after scaling the wall of the medical facility yesterday.

Condé Nast Traveler features Sri Lankan string hopper mold


Condé Nast Traveler, the world’s premier travel magazine, on its online home has featured Sri Lanka’s traditional string hopper mould as a souvenir.

Lankan team studies Indian housing schemes

Thiruvananthapuram, April 17, 2014 (PTI) For M. Haroon Cassiere, Senior Project Manager with the Habitat for Humanity in Sri Lanka, the city Corporation’s housing projects for the poor in Kalladimukham and Karimadom Colony came as a r...

19 soldiers injured in road mishap

Nineteen soldiers were injured yesterday when a truck they were travelling in skidded off the road and toppled over at Murukandy.



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1995 Napier
1995 Faisalabad
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