News in Brief

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Army commences repairing artificial limbs of disabled war heroes

Two minor prosthetic units for servicing and repairs of artificial limbs of disabled war heroes have been established recently at two wellness resorts.


September 21, 2020

Army rescues landslide victims at Buwelikada

Army troops rescued three injured persons inside earth mounds after a landslide occurred at Buwelikada , Kandy today morning (20).


September 20, 2020

Rough seas over Bengal Bay until Sept. 22

Issuing a marine weather forecast, the Meteorology Department alerts naval and fishing communities on potential extreme weather conditions - very strong gusty winds, heavy showers, and rough or very rough seas over Central, Northeast and Eastern Bay of Bengal from today, (Sep 18).

September 18, 2020

SLN thwarts turmeric smuggling attempt via Mannar sea

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) nabbed two persons with 818 kilos of dried turmeric packed in 17 gunny sacks along with a dingy boat while attempting to smuggle the stocks into the country via north of Mannar, yesterday (Sep 16).


September 17, 2020

Navy recovers abandoned explosives from Mullivaikkal

Sri Lanka Navy (SLN) recovered a haul of explosives and mortars in a private land at Mullivaikkal area in Mullaithivu, yesterday (15).

September 16, 2020

SLAF drones assist Police to enforce ‘Traffic Lane Rule’

Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) launched a drone operation program covering Rajagiriya, Nugegoda, Borella and Galle Road, in Colombo to observe and report the traffic status-quo to the Police authorities manning the ‘Traffic Lane Law’ in Colombo suburbs from yesterday (15).

September 16, 2020

Army Chief reviews progress of graduate orientation training program

Army Chief Lt. Gen, Shavendra Silva yesterday (15) made a visit to the Army training centres at Army Cantonment, Panagoda and reviewed the progress of the one-month-long residential graduate orientation training program which began on Monday (14) at 51 island-wide Army Centres.

September 16, 2020

STF nabs a haul of cannabis and turmeric from Pudukuduirippu

The Special Task Force (STF) has nabbed four persons while smugglling  52 kilograms and  353 grams of Kerala  cannabis, 920 kilograms and 250 grams of turmeric stock while transporting in a lorry and tractor in Uilankulam, Pudukuduirippu, today (15).




September 15, 2020

Maritime stakeholders to submit their views about ill-fated vessel

Marine Environmental Protection Authority (MEPA) Chairperson Darshani Lahandapura said the Attorney General’s Department directed all maritime stakeholders to submit their opinions with regard to the distressed vessel, MT New Diamond, during a meeting today (14).

September 14, 2020

Sri Lanka records 13th Coronavirus death

Coronavirus deaths in Sri Lanka have risen to 13 with the death of an expatriate reported at Chilaw Base Hospital a short while ago.



September 14, 2020