Over 56,000 individuals suspected to be involved in criminal activities have been arrested in 50 days during a national anti-crime operation, the Sri Lankan Ministry of Public Security announced on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka's opposition leader Sajith Premadasa recently raised alarm regarding the online loan mafia operating in the country and even charging interest as high as 300, media reports said.
Colombo: An automated face recognition system has been installed at the Bandaranaike International Airport, the main airport in Sri Lanka, to trace people accused of drug trafficking and other criminal activities, the police said on Saturday.
The Sri Lankan government has announced a visa-free entry for visitors from India.
At least one person was killed when a bus fell into a precipice in the Badulla district of central Sri Lanka on Friday.
Sri Lanka, a nation that faced a massive economic crisis in recent times, has struck an agreement with the Export-Import (Exim) Bank of China to manage approximately $4.2 billion of the nation’s mounting debt, media reports said.
The UN human rights office (OHCHR) on Wednesday emphasized the pressing need for Sri Lanka to address its accountability deficit, ranging from war crimes to rights violations, corruption and abuse of power.
A Chinese national, who was involved in an international-level pyramid scheme posing as an investor, has been arrested in the Sri Lankan city of Colombo.
Colombo: Two military personnel died after a trainer aircraft crashed at Sri Lanka's Air Force Academy based in Trincomalee city in Eastern Province on Monday morning, the air force said.
Sri Lanka, the nation which fought a tough economic crisis in recent times, registered a fall in inflation rate as it reached the single-digit mark in July.
Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy said it apprehended a suspect with 1,947 kg smuggled kendu leaves on the western coast of the South Asian country on Sunday morning.
Colombo/IBNS/UNI: Sri Lanka's Parliament said it appointed a parliamentary select committee to control and eradicate the rapidly spreading drug menace in the country.
Colombo: Over 700 people were killed in road accidents in Sri Lanka during the first four months of this year, the police said on Tuesday.
Colombo: At least 20 passengers were injured when a passenger bus collided with a lorry in the southern suburb of Colombo on Friday, the police said.
Food security in Sri Lanka is improving across all provinces, according to the Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission (CFSAM) report jointly carried out in February/March 2023 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).