Results: 32

Govt gives undertaking to provide clinical training for SAITM students

Govt gives undertaking to provide clinical training for SAITM students

The Ministry of Health today gave an undertaking to the Supreme Court to provide clinical training to the students of the Private Medical College in Malabe at the Avissawella Base Hospital and the Kaduwela MOH. MORE..

December 15, 2015  01:48 pm|

Siyams father says Vass Gunawardena didnt kill his son

Siyams father says Vass Gunawardena didnt kill his son

In a surprising twist, the father of slain businessman Mohamed Siyam says that his son was not murdered by former DIG of Police Vass Gunawardena, who was sentenced to death after being found guilty over the killing. MORE..

November 27, 2015  06:17 pm|

Siyam murder: Vass Gunawardena, son and 4 others found guilty

Siyam murder: Vass Gunawardena, son and 4 others found guilty

Six suspects including former DIG Vass Gunawardena and his son Ravindu have been sentenced to death after being found guilty for the abduction and murder of businessman Mohamed Siyam by the Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar. MORE..

November 27, 2015  03:20 pm|

Court to announce verdict in Shyam murder trial in November

Court to announce verdict in Shyam murder trial in November

The verdict in the murder trial of Bambalapitiya businessman Mohamed Shyam, in which former DIG Vass Gunawardena is accused, will be announced on 27 November. MORE...

October 12, 2015  06:25 pm|

Drug kingpin Mohammed Siddique further remanded

Drug kingpin Mohammed Siddique further remanded

Drug kingpin Mohammed Siddique, had was arrested in Pakistan and later brought to Sri Lanka, was further remanded until October 16 by the Colombo Magistrates Court. MORE..

October 2, 2015  12:55 pm|

Prison officers suspended for facilitating a meeting to drug peddler

Prison officers suspended for facilitating a meeting to drug peddler

A jailer and two prison guards have been suspended for allegedly facilitating a meeting for notorious drug peddler Mohammed Siddik with an individual inside a cell at the Colombo Magistrates Court, a source from the Prison Authorities say. MORE...

September 20, 2015  04:07 pm|

Ex-DIG admitted to Colombo National hospital

Ex-DIG admitted to Colombo National hospital

Former DIG Vass Gunawardena, who is in custody following the murder case of Bambalapitiya businessman Mohamed Shyam, has been admitted to the Colombo National hospital following a sudden illness, Ada Derana Court reporter said. MORE...

September 7, 2015  11:04 am|

Election campaigning ends at midnight

Election campaigning ends at midnight

Campaigning for the General Election will draw to a close at 12.00 midnight today (Aug 14), 48 hours before the election. MORE..

August 14, 2015  10:08 am|

Ex-PC member and UC chairman arrested

Ex-PC member and UC chairman arrested

Former Eastern Provincial Council member Kalanthar Lebbe Mohamed Fareed and the former Chairman of the Kattankudy Urban Council Sahul Hameed Mohamed Asfer have been arrested by police. MORE..

August 6, 2015  12:24 pm|

Iran to further boost ties with Sri Lanka

Iran to further boost ties with Sri Lanka

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at a meeting with Sri Lankan delegation to Iran, has voiced Tehrans willingness to further boost ties with Sri Lanka, Iranian media reported. MORE...

August 3, 2015  06:17 pm|

Drug trade flourished under Rajapaksa regime - Karu

Drug trade flourished under Rajapaksa regime - Karu

Minister Karu Jayasuriya today charged that former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his set of thieves would resort to any corrupt an unholy action, crushing all accepted moral values and human relations for the sake of power. MORE..

July 30, 2015  11:16 pm|

MCSL condemns IS following Lankans death

MCSL condemns IS following Lankans death

The Sri Lankan national, who was reportedly killed in battle in Syria while fighting for the Islamic State, was the former principal of an international school in the Galewela area, according to the schools owner. MORE..

July 21, 2015  03:03 pm|

Those who cannot defeat MR want his security reduced: NFF

Those who cannot defeat MR want his security reduced: NFF

A plan is underway to put the former Presidents life in danger through reducing his security, Spokesman of the National Freedom Front (NFF), Mohammed Muzammil, said. MORE...

July 20, 2015  06:01 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|

Ramadan to begin on Friday as new moon not sighted

Ramadan to begin on Friday as new moon not sighted

Since the new moon was not sighted in any part of the country today, the Colombo Grand Mosque has decided that Ramazan fast will commence from Friday (June 19). MORE..

June 17, 2015  08:25 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|

Egypts Mohamed Morsi sentenced to death

Egypts Mohamed Morsi sentenced to death

An Egyptian court sentenced deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi and more than 100 other defendants to death on Saturday over jail breaks during the 2011 uprising. MORE..

May 16, 2015  03:25 pm|

SLC election in January 2016 - Sports Minister

SLC election in January 2016 - Sports Minister

The elections for the Sri Lanka Cricket Board will be held prior to January 2016, says Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake. MORE..

May 12, 2015  09:02 pm|

Wigneswaran defends raising convicts issue with Modi

Wigneswaran defends raising convicts issue with Modi

Northern Province Chief Minister C.V. Wigneswaran on Friday strongly defended his action of forwarding to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi a representation, seeking the release of four convicts of a case of rape and murder, popularly called the Premananda case. MORE..

April 25, 2015  10:43 am|

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

Court sentences ousted Egypt president to 20 years in prison

An Egyptian criminal court on Tuesday sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammad Morsi to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, the first verdict to be issued against the countrys first freely elected leader. MORE...

April 21, 2015  02:30 pm|

Pakistan awaits President Sirisenas visit

Pakistan awaits President Sirisenas visit

The ambiance is set for the arrival of Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena in Pakistan tomorrow (April 06). MORE..

April 4, 2015  09:03 pm|

Wele Sudas accomplice in Pakistan arrested, brought to Sri Lanka

Wele Sudas accomplice in Pakistan arrested, brought to Sri Lanka

A wanted Sri Lankan drug trafficker, believed to be an accomplice of notorious drug lord Samantha Kumara alias Wele Suda, has been brought back to the country following his arrest in Pakistan, police said today. MORE..

March 19, 2015  09:38 pm|

Maldives ex-president Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to 13 years in jail

Maldives ex-president Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to 13 years in jail

In a major development, former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was on Friday night sentenced to 13-year imprisonment by a criminal court here under the anti-terrorism laws. MORE..

March 14, 2015  07:55 am|

Muslims can live in harmony with very different religions, Dahalan

Muslims can live in harmony with very different religions, Dahalan

President of the Centre for Islamic Research and Information (CIRI) and Psychological Counsellor, Mohamed Dahalan, on Friday (6) severely criticised the policy of some print, electronic media organisations and civil organisations for their bid to damage the good reputation of Islam and Muslims. MORE...

March 8, 2015  11:22 am|

Maldivian opposition delegation calls on President

Maldivian opposition delegation calls on President

Qasim Ibrahim, the leader of the Jumhooree Party (JP) also known as the Republican Party, one of the main opposition parties in Maldives, on Saturday called on Sri Lankan President Maithiripala Sirisena. MORE..

February 28, 2015  03:19 pm|

Govt. expresses concern over situation in Maldives

Govt. expresses concern over situation in Maldives

The Sri Lankan government issuing a statement expressed its concern over the developing situation in the Maldives following the arrest of former President Mohamed Nasheed. MORE...

February 26, 2015  11:04 am|

Nasheed to be detained until end of trial

Nasheed to be detained until end of trial

Criminal Court on Monday evening ruled that opposition leader and former Maldivian president Mohamed Nasheed was to be kept under police arrest until end of trial. MORE...

February 23, 2015  06:19 pm|

Ex-Maldives prez Mohamed Nasheed held on terror charges

Ex-Maldives prez Mohamed Nasheed held on terror charges

Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed was on Sunday arrested by police on terror charges for having detained a top judge while in power, according to media reports. MORE...

February 22, 2015  05:15 pm|

Mohan Peiris says his removal as CJ was unlawful

Mohan Peiris says his removal as CJ was unlawful

Mohan Peiris says that he has not retired, resigned or vacated the office of Chief Justice and that, however, due to exertions by external forces he has been displaced from office through an unconstitutional process. MORE..

January 31, 2015  12:50 pm|

Parliament adjourned amid uproar over PMs statement

Parliament adjourned amid uproar over PMs statement

The parliament adjourned its session for 20 minutes following uproar over a statement made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickramasinghe pertaining to the impeachment of former Chief justice Shirani Bandaranaike. MORE..

January 30, 2015  02:47 pm|

Shirani assumes duties as CJ; will retire tomorrow

Shirani assumes duties as CJ; will retire tomorrow

The Government has removed all obstacles for Chief Justice Dr. Shirani Bandaranayaka to hold her position as the 43rd Chief Justice of Sri Lanka, Bar Association President Upul Jayasuriya said. She has assumed duites and will retire from her post tomorrow, Jayasuriya added. MORE...

January 28, 2015  01:10 pm|

Lawyers at Hultsdorf call for CJs resignation

Lawyers at Hultsdorf call for CJs resignation

A group of lawyers attached to the Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) has staged a protest, in front of the Hultsdorf Court complex for the second time, and called for the immediate resignation of Chief Justice Mohan Peiris, this morning. MORE...

January 28, 2015  10:42 am|

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