Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Shortage of heroin supply in Sri Lankan capital and outskirts following election day shoot out
Sat, Oct 15, 2011, 10:20 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 15, Colombo: The heroin market in Colombo and suburbs is reportedly affected by the impact of the ill-famous October 08 election day shootout in which four persons including a senior official of the President Mahinda Rajapaksa's staff were killed and ruling party MP Duminda Silva was critically injured.

A local Sinhala newspaper The Divaina reported quoting police sources said the underworld figures who handled the drug business in the capital and its suburbs have gone hiding following the incident affecting the drug supply.

According to the report, the drug dealers are suspected to have close links with the injured MP Duminda Silva, who was a monitoring MP of the Defense Ministry and alleged of assassinating Bharatha Lakshman Premachandra, Director General of Trade Union Affairs of President Mahinda Rajapaksa.

The newspaper quoting police sources said that the drug addicts were observed chaotic yesterday due to shortage of heroin in the underworld market.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Special hotline -1913- for public complaints on illegal liquor from Monday
-- [5 minutes ago]
Police arrest 12 persons attempting to illegally migrate via sea
-- [7 hours ago]
JVP to announce 'Candidate of people's anticipation' today
-- [9 hours ago]
Fitch Affirms Sri Lanka's Co-Operative Insurance at 'BBB+(lka)'; Outlook Stable
-- [9 hours ago]
Investigation into dumping 890 metric tons of potatoes during the 52-day unconstitutional government
-- [9 hours ago]
Massive development of the Northern Province in the last three years
Sri Lanka to rehabilitate mangrove lands used for aquaculture and salterns
CID seeks public support to apprehend a suspect
Construction of Sri Lanka Korea National Vocational Training Institute completed
PM says young people should be given priority to change the political system

Copyright © 2000, 2010 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.