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Nine remanded over Easter Day attacks

Nine persons among the 24 suspects arrested over the Easter Day attacks have been remanded under the orders of the Colombo Magistrate’s Court. Accordingly, these nine suspects were remanded until the 6th of May, stated siyatha news reporter.

87 low explosive detonators found in Pettah

The police have recovered explosive detonators abandoned at the private bus stand in Bastian Mawatha, in Pettah, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. Accordingly, 87 low explosive detonators have been found this way.

Terrorism prevention clauses to be gazetted under Emergency Regulations

The National Security Council has decided to gazette the clauses in the prevention of terrorism under Emergency Regulations with effect from midnight today (22).

T56 bullets and 9mm ammo clips seized in Diyatalawa

A total of 152 T56 bullets were seized from the Kahagolla area in Diyatalawa. Sri Lanka Air Force stated that eight 9mm ammunition clips were also seized at the location. Three persons of the same family, father and two and sons were arrested.

Tomorrow declared a national day of mourning

The government has decided to declare 23rd April a national day of morning in remembrance of the series of fatal explosions which shook the country on Easter Sunday (21).

Shangri-La in Colombo closed until further notice

The Shangri- La hotel in Colombo will be closed off until further notice, informed the hotel’s management. This is in the wake of the series of bombings which shook several areas of the country on Easter Sunday (21). The hotel Shangri-La in Colombo was also attacked by the alleged suicide bombers and suffered major property damage and loss of lives of...

Five arrested with nearly 275kg of heroin in Eastern seas

Nearly 275kg of heroin has been intercepted by several naval personnel off the East coast today (22), Navy Spokesperson has stated. A naval ship carried out a comprehensive surveillance operation off North Eastern coast following the information received from Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB). Accordingly, a Multiday Fishing Trawler has been intercepted along with 5 Sri Lankan nationals in the act of...

Special party leaders’ meeting today

A special meeting of party leaders is scheduled to take place at 2.00 p.m. this afternoon. The Parliamentary Secretariat stated that the purpose of convening this meeting is to discuss the situation prevailing in the country. Meanwhile, the Parliament is scheduled to convene at 1.00 p.m. tomorrow (23).

Rumors of poison mixed into water are false – Police Spokesperson

The rumors that poison has been mixed into water supplies in several areas of the country are false, stated the Police Media Spokesperson. Currently, rumors are circulating that poison has been mixed into water supplies in Kelaniya, Kiribathgoda and Ja-Ela areas. However, the Police refuted these claims and affirmed that these rumors are false news.

Police curfew to be re-imposed from tonight

The government has decided to impose police curfew again starting from 8.00 p.m. today (22) until 4.00 a.m. tomorrow (23). The Department of Government Information stated this issuing statement a short while ago.