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Lankan envoy to Saudi clears up misunderstandings

Lankan envoy to Saudi clears up misunderstandings

In a statement to clear any misunderstanding that the Sri Lankan mission in the Kingdom was not involved in seeking clemency for the Sri Lankan maid, who was recently spared from being sentenced to death for adultery, Azmi Thassim, Sri Lankan Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, said that the Lankan embassy in Riyadh played a major role in the appeal. MORE

December 30, 2015  07:56 am|

Court returns Wimals passport

Court returns Wimals passport

The Negombo Magistrate this morning (28) returned the passport of MP Wimal Weerawansa, Ada Derana reporter says. MORE...

October 28, 2015  10:29 am|

Flight diverted to Mattala due to bad weather

Flight diverted to Mattala due to bad weather

A SriLankan Airlines flight arriving from London was diverted to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) today due to inclement weather conditions prevalent in Colombo at the time. MORE..

September 16, 2015  05:23 pm|

Brigadier who ordered Weliweriya shooting arrives amidst protest

Brigadier who ordered Weliweriya shooting arrives amidst protest

The Sri Lankan military officer who allegedly ordered troops to open fire on protesters demanding clean water in the Rathupaswala area in Weliweriya two years back, was escorted out of the airport premises under tight security after he arrived in the island today. MORE..

September 15, 2015  04:02 pm|

Man with gold in rectum held at BIA

Man with gold in rectum held at BIA

Customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake have arrested a suspect attempting to smuggle almost 1kg of gold worth over Rs 4.6 million by concealing them in his rectal cavity. MORE..

September 9, 2015  10:49 am|

Woman caught with cocaine worth Rs 85m at BIA

Woman caught with cocaine worth Rs 85m at BIA

A foreign lady has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake with 12 packets containing over 5.5kg of cocaine, valued at Rs 85 million, concealed inside story books. MORE..

August 14, 2015  08:10 pm|

Man held with foreign currency worth over Rs 4.5m

Man held with foreign currency worth over Rs 4.5m

A passenger attempting to leave the country with a large sum of undeclared foreign currency in his possession was arrested by customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake. MORE..

August 5, 2015  10:24 am|

Tip from pilot leads to gold-smuggling bust at BIA

Tip from pilot leads to gold-smuggling bust at BIA

A Sri Lankan national has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle 24 gold biscuits worth Rs 12 million, into the country. MORE..

August 1, 2015  01:36 pm|

Runaway Sri Lankan maids worry Saudi Labor Ministry

Runaway Sri Lankan maids worry Saudi Labor Ministry

Saudi Arabias Labor Minister Mufrej Al-Haqabani has asked the Sri Lankan government to stop maids running away from their Saudi sponsors soon after their arrival in the Kingdom. MORE..

June 27, 2015  02:34 pm|

Emirates plane makes emergency landing at BIA

Emirates plane makes emergency landing at BIA

Emirates Airline Airbus A380 with 501 passengers onboard flying from Sydney to Dubai has made an emergency landing at the Bandaranaike International Airport early today due to a technical failure. MORE..

June 26, 2015  08:26 am|

Eight Indian men arrested with gold in rectums, waist band

Eight Indian men arrested with gold in rectums, waist band

Eight Indian nationals have been arrested by Sri Lankan customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake for attempting to leave the country with gold worth over Rs 4.5 million concealed in their rectal cavities and waist band. MORE..

June 25, 2015  10:36 am|

Man arrested with gold worth over Rs 3.8 million at BIA

Man arrested with gold worth over Rs 3.8 million at BIA

A Sri Lankan man was arrested by customs officers at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle gold worth over Rs 3.8 million into the country. MORE..

June 13, 2015  11:45 am|

Couple held with gems and jewelry

Couple held with gems and jewelry

A Sri Lankan couple has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake for attempting to smuggle gold jewelry and gemstones worth over Rs 1 million out of the country. MORE..

June 9, 2015  11:02 am|

Man held with Rs 7.8m in gold strapped to legs

Man held with Rs 7.8m in gold strapped to legs

A Sri Lankan national who attempted to smuggle gold worth over Rs 7.8 million into the country was arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake this morning. MORE..

June 5, 2015  02:11 pm|

Sri Lanka condemns suicide attack on Saudi mosque

Sri Lanka condemns suicide attack on Saudi mosque

Sri Lanka has condemned Fridays suicide attack on a mosque in Saudi Arabia that left at least 21 people dead and more than 100 injured. MORE..

May 23, 2015  02:08 pm|

Govt urges Saudi to raise minimum wage of housemaids

Govt urges Saudi to raise minimum wage of housemaids

Sri Lanka has requested the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to increase the minimum wage of SR900 set for its domestic workers because of the rising cost of living in the island. MORE..

May 16, 2015  01:39 pm|

Heroin worth over Rs.80 million recovered from Marawila

Heroin worth over Rs.80 million recovered from Marawila

Over 8kgs of heroin with a street value of over Rs. 80 million has been recovered from Thoduwawa in Marawila, Police said a short while ago. The heroin in believed to have been smuggled from India into the country. MORE..

May 12, 2015  07:31 am|

Sri Lanka sends 2nd rescue & relief team to Nepal

Sri Lanka sends 2nd rescue & relief team to Nepal

The second section of the emergency rescue and relief contingent aboard an SLAF flight, has left the Colombo Bandaranaike International Airport for earthquake-stricken Nepal to assist ongoing rescue and relief operations in Kathmandu. MORE..

May 3, 2015  11:30 am|

Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

Worlds first self-powered video camera developed

The worlds first self-powered video camera that runs without a battery and can produce an image each second has been developed by researchers led by an Indian-origin scientist. MORE..

April 16, 2015  04:11 pm|

Indian held at BIA with gold worth Rs 17 million

Indian held at BIA with gold worth Rs 17 million

An Indian national has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake with gold worth around Rs 17 million. MORE..

April 14, 2015  10:05 am|

HRC helps Lankan maid to return home after accident

HRC helps Lankan maid to return home after accident

A Sri Lankan maid who was in hospital for three years following an accident in Saudi Arabia has flown back home with a smile, thanks to the Human Rights Commission. MORE..

April 11, 2015  04:16 pm|

Chinese navys Yemen evacuation draws praise

Chinese navys Yemen evacuation draws praise

Bombs, bullets, shells and death surrounded Sri Lankas Glen Edward when he was trapped in war-torn Yemen just days ago. MORE..

April 11, 2015  11:05 am|

Special traffic plan for Bhutan PMs visit

Special traffic plan for Bhutan PMs visit

The Police Headquarters has announced a special traffic plan that would be implemented from today (09) to Sunday (12) as a security measure during the Bhutan Prime Ministers visit to Sri Lanka. MORE..

April 9, 2015  09:59 am|

Man held with Wallapatta chips worth Rs 9.6 million

Man held with Wallapatta chips worth Rs 9.6 million

A Sri Lankan national has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake for attempting to leave the country with Wallpatta chips, worth around Rs 9.6 million in the market, concealed in his baggage. MORE..

April 4, 2015  03:08 pm|

Four held with gold, foreign currency worth over Rs 5.4m

Four held with gold, foreign currency worth over Rs 5.4m

Four persons including 2 women have been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) when they attempted to leave the country with gold and foreign currency estimated to be worth over Rs 5.4 million. MORE..

April 2, 2015  04:21 pm|

Mihin Lanka flight in emergency landing at BIA

Mihin Lanka flight in emergency landing at BIA

A Mihin Lanka flight bound for Bangladesh has made an emergency landing at the Katunayake airport following a technical snag on Sunday (29) morning. MORE...

March 29, 2015  04:12 pm|

Ex-Sea Tiger Leader released on bail

Ex-Sea Tiger Leader released on bail

The former leader of the LTTE Womens Sea Tiger Wing, Jeyaganesh Murugesu Pakeerathy, who was arrested at the airport last week while attempting to leave the country for France, has been released on bail by the Colombo Magistrates Court. MORE..

March 13, 2015  05:18 pm|

Ex-LTTE Womens Sea Tiger Wing leader arrested

Ex-LTTE Womens Sea Tiger Wing leader arrested

The former leader of the LTTE Womens Sea Tiger Wing, Jeyaganesh Murugesu Pakeerathy, has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake while attempting to leave the country for France. MORE..

March 3, 2015  04:23 pm|

Man held with foreign currency worth Rs 8.3 million

Man held with foreign currency worth Rs 8.3 million

A person has been arrested at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake this morning for attempting to leave the country with foreign currency worth around Rs 8.3 million in his possession. MORE..

February 21, 2015  09:55 am|

Ravi Wettasinghe arrested at BIA

Ravi Wettasinghe arrested at BIA

Controversial Sri Lankan businessman, Ravi Wettasinghe, has been arrested by immigration officials at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in connection with a pending case, police spokesman SSP Ajith Rohana said.

February 20, 2015  06:39 pm|

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