Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, Daily News, Inglês - Bhanuka, Vijayakanth and Lahiru in Sri Lanka pool for T20 World Cup
113 Sri Lanka T- 20 preliminary cricket pool of 32 players were selected by National cricket selection committee headed by Upul Tharanga and they will commence their training after new year holidays .The dashing stroke maker Bhanuka Rajapaksa young leg spinner Vijayakanth Viyaskanth and experienced all rounder Lahiru Madushanka were among the 32 playersquad.  The spinner from Jaffna Viyaskanth recently named for Sunrise Hyderabad team in place of injured Wanindu Hasaranga for the first time selected for the National pool while former Royal and current BRC batter Rajapaksa was not among the National team recently due to injuries once again recalled to the squad . The Bloomfield all rounder Lahiru Madushanka who was named  for T – 20 world cup squad in England last moment missed that chance due to injury and this time he  is recalled for this squad . The Selectors are expected to include these players during...
Sri Lanka, Daily News, Inglês - Shots fired outside Salman Khan's house
255 Shots were fired outside Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s house in Mumbai’s Bandra on Sunday morning, Indian media reported. At least four rounds were fired outside the Galaxy Apartments, where the actor resides, at around 5am today. According to reports, two unidentified gunmen on a motorbike were involved in the incident. The local police and the crime branch have started a probe into the incident. A team of forensic science experts also reached the site. In March last year, an e-mail threatening Khan was received at his office following which the Mumbai Police registered an FIR against gangsters Lawrence Bishnoi and Goldy Brar. Source: Times of India Source link
Sri Lanka, Daily News, Inglês - Local multi-day fishing trawler with drugs seized
82   In another successful intelligence operation of the Sri Lanka Navy, a local multi-day fishing trawler (01) carrying a large haul of narcotics, with 06 suspects aboard, were intercepted about 133 nautical miles (about 246 km) off Dondra, south of Sri Lanka. The operation also resulted in the seizure of another local one-day fishing trawler (01) with 04 suspects, believed to have been there to fetch the consignment of narcotics mid-sea. The operation was mounted by deploying Sri Lanka Coast Guard Ship (SLCG) Samudraraksha which made the apprehension on 12th April 2024. The haul of narcotics included about 179kg and 906g of crystal methamphetamine (Ice) and about 83kg and 582g of heroin (with their packages). The Commander of the Navy, Vice Admiral Priyantha Perera arrived at the Galle Harbour on 13th April to inspect the consignment of narcotics held in this operation. The Sri Lanka Navy and Coast Guard...
Sri Lanka, Daily Mirror, Inglês - Blessings for New Year...
A pirith chanting ceremony was held last night at the Siri Vajiragnana Dhamma School, Maharagama in view of the dawn of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Pix by Kithsiri de Mel Source link
Sri Lanka, Daily News, Inglês - Man shot by police after five killed in mass stabbing
117 A man was shot at a mall in Sydney on Saturday following reports of multiple people stabbed, police in the city said. Emergency services were called to Westfield Bondi Junction just before 4 p.m. (0600 GMT) following the reports, New South Wales Police said in a statement. “People are urged to avoid the area,” the statement said. “Inquiries are continuing in relation to the incident and there are no further details.” Hundreds of people were evacuated from the shopping centre after the incident, news site reported. State broadcaster ABC reported some people remained trapped inside. Two witnesses told Reuters they heard shots fired. “Even 20 minutes after people were rushed out of the mall, I saw SWAT teams of people sweeping the surrounding streets,” one of the witnesses said. One witness said they saw a woman lying on the ground and took shelter in a jewellery store. Source:...
Sri Lanka, Daily Mirror, Inglês - New Year gifts to needy children... - Caption Story
The distribution of New Year gift parcels to children under the care of 336 Child Development Centres nationwide in celebration of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year commenced this morning in the Colombo, Kalutara and Gampaha districts. This effort covered 336 centres, including 40 in the Central Province, 57 in the Eastern Province, 16 in the North-Central Province, 23 in the Northern Province, 19 in the Sabaragamuwa Province, 25 in the Southern Province, 14 in the Uva Province and 106 in the Western Province, ensuring this year’s gift parcels reached their intended recipients. Source link
Sri Lanka, Daily News, Inglês - Navy intercepts two local multiday fishing trawlers with about 200kg of narcotics
138 Following a special operation mounted by the Navy, 02 local multiday fishing trawlers with about 200kg of narcotics, suspected to be heroin and crystal methamphetamine, have been intercepted on southern high seas. The 02 trawlers and 10 suspects aboard are being escorted ashore for onward legal action. Source link
Sri Lanka, Daily News, Inglês - S.Korea’s Opposition bloc wins landslide Parliamentary vote
34 South Korea’s liberal opposition parties scored a landslide victory in a parliamentary election held on Wednesday, dealing a resounding blow to President Yoon Suk Yeol and his conservative party but likely falling just short of a super majority. The Democratic Party (DP) was projected to take 175 of the 300 seats in the new assembly, data from the National Election Commission and network broadcasters showed with all votes counted as of 10:32 a.m. (0132 GMT). A splinter liberal party considered allied with the DP was expected to take 12 seats, projections showed, leaving the bloc short of the 200 seats needed for a super-majority. Yoon’s People Power Party (PPP) was set to win 108 seats. An official announcement of the results is due later on Thursday DP leader Lee Jae-myung, who led a combative campaign against Yoon, said the top priority now was to work for an economic recovery...
Sri Lanka, Daily News, Inglês - CID reports facts on conspiracy to kill Fort Magistrate to Court
136 The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) reported the facts before Colombo Chief Magistrate Prasanna Alwis that an extensive investigation has been initiated regarding an alleged conspiracy to kill Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage by some person or group using a T81 firearm and a hand grenade. The CID Special Investigation Unit has reported to the court that this investigation was started based on a complaint made by Colombo Fort Magistrate Thilina Gamage. According to the instructions given the Minister of Public Security, the Inspector General handed over this matter to the CID Special Investigation Unit. The Criminal Investigation Department has reported to the court through the B report that an informant had submitted facts in a letter to the Public Security Minister regarding this assassination plot. The Criminal Investigation Department has also stated that the relevant informant had reported these facts along with the phone number that a person had...
Sri Lanka, Daily Mirror, Inglês - Streets bustle for New Year shopping
The streets of Colombo and its suburbs bustled with crowds as people flocked for their New Year shopping, eagerly preparing for the festivities of Ramadan, Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Pix by Nimalsiri Edirisinghe Source link