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Ex-IGP says he was at his official residence at the time of Easter Sunday attacks

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The police had not come up with a plan to deal with an impending terrorist attack after the State Intelligence Service (SIS) had received foreign intelligence, on April 04, 2019 that National Thowheed Jamaat (NTJ) leader Zahran Hashim and his associates would carry out an attack, former IGP Pujith Jayasundara on Saturday told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) into the Easter Sunday attacks.

Former STF Commandant admits to transferring out its intelligence officers from East on his watch

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STF intelligence officers had stopped probing Islamic extremism in the East as a gazette issued in August 2017 entrusted them with dealing with organised crimes and drugs, former Commandant of the STF, M.R. Latheef, on Saturday, told the Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) probing the Easter Sunday attacks. “Thereafter, we focussed on our new mandate. However, I expected that the STF too would be...

Brandix says all quarantine protocols were followed

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Issuing a statement over the COVID-19 situation at Brandix manufacturing facility in Minuwangoda, the company today said that all stipulated protocols were followed concerning its employees and their families who returned to Sri Lanka from India. It said certifications issued from the authorities confirming adherence to quarantine process are available for all 341 employees and members of families that travelled from India to Sri...

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Hit-run killer of Lankan student jailed for eight years

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Nisali Perera was just two metres from safety when an ice-addicted driver struck and killed her on...