(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Maldivian national has been arrested by the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) at the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) in Katunayake with 2.39 kg of heroin estimated to be worth around Rs. 24.4 million."Maldivian arrested with heroin at BIA"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Vehicular movement towards Colombo along the Negombo – Colombo Main Road has been disrupted, as a container-truck toppled in Kandana Town, the Police said."Adverse Weather: Container vehicle topples blocking Negombo – Colombo Main Road"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Around 300 members of the Army, together with fellow-sailors and airmen are currentlyengaged in flood relief emergencies in worst-affected Galle, Kalutara, Matara, Ratnapura and Puttalam Districts as of yesterday (22th) noon."1000 More Army Personnel Ready for any Emergencies"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera challenged Kurunegala District MP, Mahinda Rajapaksa to a public debate on the country’s current debt and economic situation.The minister who completed one year since taking over the ministry said he won’t bring up the corruption and other crimes.“As a former Finance Minister himself, he should be able to debate this with me."FM says “Government will cover all recurrent expenditure on its own”"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –People living in downstream of Nilvala, Gin Ganga, Kalu, Kelani, Mahaweli, Attanagalu Oya and Ma Oya rivers were advised to be on alert of possible floods as their water level was increasing, Irrigation Department said today."Water level increasing in several rivers: People warned of possible floods"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Kaduwela Interchange of the Colombo Outer-Circular Road has been temporarily closed due to flooding, the Road Development Authority (RDA) said."Adverse Weather: Kaduwela Interchange temporarily closed"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –Sri Lanka Navy assisted to apprehend 41 persons engaged in illegal acts at various locations in the island during the past few days. These suspects were held for engaging in illegal fishing."Navy assists to apprehend 41 persons for engaging in illegal activities"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –The Southern Province Education Ministry says, as a precaution to a viral fever spreading in the Southern Province, Primary Schools and the primary section of secondary schools in six Education Zones will be closed today and tomorrow."Pre- and primary schools in Southern Province closed due to viral flu"
(COLOMBO, LANKAPUVATH) –President’s former Chief of Staff I. H. K. Mahanama and former State Timber Corporation (STC) Chairman P. Dissanayaka who were in remanded custody over accepting a bribe of Rs. 20 million, was further remanded till 05 June by Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court today (22)."President’s former Chief of Staff, STC Chairman further remanded"