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Remand of former Prison Commissioner, Inspector extended till August 21

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The remand Former Prison Commissioner Emil Ranjan Lamahewa and Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa of the Anti Narcotic Bureau has been extended till August 21 by Colombo Additional Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage.

They had been arrested in respect of the Welikada prison riot in 2012, which resulted in the killing of 27 prison inmates. During the riot prisoners broke into a prison armoury and armed themselves with assault rifles.

Counsel Ajith Pathirana appeared for the suspects, Lamahewa and Ragajeewa.

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Sivasithamparam remembered in Nelliyadi on his 96th birth anniversary

Former Deputy Speaker, Tamil United Liberation Front Leader and eminent lawyer M.Sivasithamparam, popularly known as ‘Udupity Siva’ and ‘Udupity Singam’, was remembered at a simple...
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Maithri Gunaratne graces Arts Exhibition on Air Pollution

- By J.M.Hafeez Central Province Governor Maithri Gunaratne graced the Arts Exhibition on Air Pollution held in Pallegala recently. (adsbygoogle =...
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Fallen tree impedes vehicular movement in Maskeliya

Vehicular movement came to halt along the Maskeliya – Nortonbridge main road due to a tree falling across the road as a result of heavy...
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Navalapitiya town inundated

Navalapitiya town has been inundated consequent to downpours in the upcountry. Several roads in Navalpitiya have become flooded and vehicular movements have been impeded. ...
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