Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Sri Lanka Navy, Police recover over 100 kg of Kerala ganja and other illegal drugs
Sat, Jan 6, 2018, 08:37 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Jan 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka Navy and police in separate operations have recovered over 100 kilograms of Kerala ganja (cannabis) and other illegal drugs in Valvettithurai in Jaffna peninsula.

Following intelligence information received, during a raid carried out Saturday morning, naval personnel attached to Northern Naval Command have recovered the stocks of drugs carefully packed in containers and hidden in Valvettithurai coastal line.

The recovered stocks contained 90 kilograms of cannabis, 4 kilograms of opium and 4 kilograms of hashish and estimated to be worth 30 million rupees. It is suspected that the consignment has been kept hidden for sale.

The drug lot is due to be handed over to the Special Task Force (STF) Police in Jaffna for further legal proceedings.

Meanwhile, the STF personnel in Jaffna acting on intelligence information, have recovered another 18 kilograms of Kerala cannabis near the Thondamannaru Bridge in Valvettithurai this evening.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Uva Chief Minister resigns from the post of Provincial Minister of Education
-- [25 minutes ago]
Sri Lanka to establish two more medical faculties to expand higher education
Special high court will be set up in next two months to expedite hearing of fraud cases - PM
Sri Lanka President to take over economic management
Teachers' union demands arrest of Uva Chief Minister for threatening a Tamil female teacher
Sri Lanka to sign a FTA with Singapore during Prime Minister's visit
Court grants permission to examine the bank accounts of former Ministry secretary and his family
Postal voting for Local Government elections to begin on Monday
Sri Lanka made little progress on transitional justice initiatives in 2017 - HRW
CA Sri Lanka charters Rotaract Club for Chartered Accountants and CA students

Copyright © 2000, 2016 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.