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Over 2,000 Police cops to trace people without face masks

Over 2,000 Policemen, including those in civil attire, have been deployed in public places of the Western Province to detect persons who are not wearing facemasks.

July 03, 2020


Navy nabs Rs. 60 million worth of Kerala Cannabis off Mandaithivu

Navy nabbed over 400 kilos of Kerala Cannabis valued over Rs. 60 million during a special operation in the seas off Mandaithivu island in Jaffna, a short while ago.

July 03, 2020


Prison officials sweep cells for illegal items; recover haul of mobile phones

Continuous search operations conducted in the Welikada Magazine Prison during the past few days since June 27, Prison officials uncovered a haul of illegal items including 16 mobile phones and accessories.

July 03, 2020


11 PNB officers arrested over possible links with drug dealers

Criminal Investigation Department (CID) is conducting interrogations on 11 Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officers who are said to have maintained close association with drug racketeers.

July 03, 2020


Drug peddler nabbed with ice produced before PPD magistrate court

A drug peddler, nabbed with nearly two kilograms of ice (crystal methamphetamine), was to be produced before the Point Pedro (PPD) magistrate court for legal proceedings, yesterday (02), the Police said.

July 03, 2020


Army disinfects schools in Jaffna

Army troops serving in Jaffna, as a part of its community-centred programme, disinfected a number of schools to make a healthy environment for children before schools start next Monday (July 07).

July 03, 2020


Police recovered haul of weapons from a safe house at Homagama

Another haul of weapons and ammunition, kept hidden in a safe house, was uncovered by the Police during a raid conducted in Kendalanda, Homagama early this morning (July 02).

 

July 02, 2020


SLAF declares open largest aircraft hangar at Ratmalana

The largest ever aircraft hangar of the Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) was declared open by Commander of the Air Force Air Marshal Sumangala Dias at SLAF Base at Rathmalana on Wednesday (July 02).

July 02, 2020


Woman arrested with hand grenades, ammunition and body armours

Police has arrested a woman with ammunition in her possession during a search operation conducted at Pitipana Homagama, today (July 01).

July 01, 2020


CSD cultivates abandoned paddy fields

Civil Security Department (CSD), under its program to cultivate abandoned paddy fields in the Colombo district, commenced cultivating abandoned paddy fields in Welikanna area, Hanwella today (June 30), CSD Director General Rear Admiral (Retd) Ananda Peiris , said.

July 01, 2020