Lankapage Logo CP 19 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Nine Iranian nationals arrested with over 100 kg of heroin further remanded
Fri, Apr 12, 2019, 10:37 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Apr 12, Colombo: The nine Iranian nationals, who were arrested last month while transporting over 100 kilograms of heroin in a multi-day trawler off the southern coast of Sri Lanka, were remanded again.

Colombo Chief Magistrate Lanka Jayaratne yesterday ordered to remand the suspects until April 23.

The Magistrate also ordered the Police Narcotics Bureau officials to inform the Embassy of Iran in writing to have a translator present in the court at the next hearing.

Producing the suspects in court yesterday, the Police Narcotics Bureau stated that the vessel in question was examined by the Government Analyst's Department.

The police also informed the Court that the stock of heroin found in the trawler was also sent to the Analyst's Department.

Making submissions, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) told the court that investigations have not revealed that the Iranians were engaged in any sort of fishing activity in the seas.

The Magistrate ordered that the GPS of the trawler be handed over to the officers of the Police Narcotics Bureau for further investigations and that the vessel be held by the Navy.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Development projects worth Rs. 48 billion implemented island wide under the Gamperaliya program
-- [2 hours ago]
Only reconciliation among communities can erase the dark stain of Easter Sunday attack - PM
-- [3 hours ago]
NTJ Colombo district organizer remanded again
-- [4 hours ago]
Buddhist prelates request Speaker to continue PSC without interruption and reveal truth
-- [5 hours ago]
The discussion on Muslim politicians resuming ministerial portfolios ends without a conclusion
-- [5 hours ago]
Appeal Court rejects Gotabhaya Rajapaksa's petition challenging special HC verdict
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka trade deficit considerably narrows in April 2019 as imports decline by 11 percent
-- [6 hours ago]
Sri Lanka earns Rs. 35 billion from Cinnamon exports last year
First rescue operation of Sri Lanka Navy's SLNS Gajabahu brings ill fisherman ashore for treatment
PM instructs not to rush to announce a UNP Presidential candidate

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.