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Actor Ryan Van Rooyen further remanded

Actor Ryan Van Rooyen, who was arrested in Dubai and deported to Sri Lanka, has been further remanded, says siyatha news reporter. Accordingly, he was further remanded until the 02nd of May by the order of Matara Magistrate’s Court. Ryan Van Rooyen (41) and four other suspects, who were arrested with ‘Makandure Madush’ at a party in Dubai, were deported to...

Three Pakistani nationals arrested for visa violations

Three Pakistani nationals have been arrested in Pottuvil area for illegally staying in the country without a valid visa. The arrest was made by the officers of Police Special Task Force at Arugambay camp, acting on a tip-off received by them. The STF officers stated that the suspects did not possess any valid passports. The suspects have been handed over to the...

Three arrested with 21 locally made grenades at Modara

Three persons have been arrested along with several locally manufactured hand grenades and swords during a search operation carried out at Modara by security forces. The Police Spokesman said that the suspects were arrested with 21 locally manufactured grenade-type low explosives and 6 swords. A van allegedly belonging to one of the suspects has also been taken into custody. The search operation...

Australian PM confirms Sri Lanka bomber studied there

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed one of the suicide bombers involved in the Sri Lankan bombings that killed more than 350 people on Easter Sunday spent time in Australia. The prime minister says the man was not granted another visa after leaving Australia more than six years ago. “I can confirm that the suicide bomber had been in Australia....

Request to suspend all small organized Muslim groups

The Intellectual Community of Muslims (ICM) has made a request to the government to suspend all small organized Muslim groups in the country. Representatives of the ICM mentioned this at a press conference held in Colombo yesterday (24). Meanwhile, they say not to accuse the whole Muslim community over the terror attack carried out by a few individuals. They stated that the...

Kotte Vesak Zone canceled

Chief Incumbent of Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte Sri Naga Viharaya in, Rajakeeya Panditha Wathurawila Siri Sujatha Thero stated that the Kotte Vesak Zone has been canceled. The Thero mentioned this to the media following a discussion held at the Viharaya today (25). Accordingly, all programs related to the Kotte Vesak Zone will be canceled and special religious activities including Dhamma sermons and...

False bomb scare causes panic in Ambalantota; police search for culprit

Ambalantota Police has received a false tip-off regarding a suspicious cardboard box placed inside an SLTB bus at a parking lot in Koggala area. The Special Task Force (STF) officers of Ambalantota and Hambantota police stations and the bomb disposal units were accordingly notified of the suspicious box this morning (25). However, upon searching it was uncovered that the box filled...

Island-wide police curfew re-imposed

An island-wide police curfew will be in effect from 10 pm tonight (25) until 4 am tomorrow (26), stated Police Media Spokesperson Ruwan Gunasekara.

World leaders contact President to offer condolences and assistance

Several world leaders including the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres had telephoned President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (24) to convey their condolences and to condemn the brutal attacks on innocent civilians on Easter Sunday. Furthermore, they expressed their deepest sympathies and condolences to the families of the victims, the Government and the people of Sri Lanka while wishing a speedy and...

Public advised not to panic as search operations are carried out island-wide

Sri Lanka Police advises the general public not to panic as security forces are conducting search operations across the country. The public is requested to cooperate with security forces personnel carrying out the searches, the Police Spokesman said. Police have set up roadblocks at several areas including within the city of Colombo as they search suspicious vehicles and individuals. Earlier today the...
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