Lankapage Logo CP 21 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Permission to detain and interrogate soldiers caught with Rs. 450 million worth of heroin
Fri, Feb 26, 2021, 08:03 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Feb 26, Colombo: Magistrate Chanima Wijayabandara issued a seven-day detention order allowing further interrogation of the two soldiers who were arrested yesterday while transporting heroin worth over Rs. 450 million in a luxury van belonging to the Army.

The police obtained detention orders for Lance Corporal Jayasena Vithanage Pradeep Dilshan Jayasena, a resident of Gahaliyagoda, Wehada, Midigama, Ahangama, who had deserted from the Army about two months ago while on duty at the Maradana Camp, and a 43-year-old Army driver attached to the Aththidiya Army Camp.

The Panadura Police Special Investigation Unit arrested the two Army personnel with 45 kilograms of heroin during a search operation in the Horana area yesterday.

Preliminary police investigations have revealed that the two suspects had been transporting narcotics belonged to Nadun Chinthaka alias Harak Kata, an organized criminal in the Southern Province and a large scale drug trafficker hiding in Dubai from Imaduwa to Midigama.

** Related Story :: Police arrest two Army personnel with 45 kg of heroin


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Coronavirus update: 284 new COVID-19 cases identified Saturday, total rises to 94,848
-- [7 hours ago]
FM apprises EU envoys on political and economic developments in Sri Lanka
-- [7 hours ago]
Rs. 5000 allowance to low income and Samurdhi recipient families for the New Year
-- [8 hours ago]
India- Sri Lanka Police Chiefs’ Dialogue aims to enhance existing cooperation between the police forces
-- [8 hours ago]
109 samples of coconut oil certified to be free of toxic chemicals
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka reports one COVID-19 death Saturday, toll rises to 596
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Air Force swimmer Roshan Abeysundara to swim across Palk Strait from Talaimannar to Dhanushkodi and back
-- [9 hours ago]
India finalizes an air bubble agreement with Sri Lanka
-- [9 hours ago]
As Sri Lankan economy recovers, focus on competitiveness and debt sustainability will ensure a resilient rebound - World Bank
Post-harvest losses of fruits and vegetables cost Sri Lankan economy Rs. 20 billion annually

Copyright © 2000, 2020 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.