International bank fraud: 17 quizzed
Seventeen persons including six Chinese women and
eleven Chinese men were taken in for questioning by the Criminal
Investigation Department (CID) after an international bank fraud was
busted where two million US dollars from the Bank in China had been
stolen by the suspects in Sri Lanka.
Gem, jewellery robbers in police net
Two suspects responsible for robbing gems and
jewellery worth over Rs. 51 million in Aluthgama area have been
arrested. A team of police officers from Aluthgama had apprehended
the suspects in Hettimulla on Friday night.
Professionals in rescue and relief operations:
Navy’s RRRRs ready to face disasters
‘As a nation how prepared are we to face
disasters?’, was the biggest question that emerged in the aftermath
of the devastating Tsunami that hit the coasts of Sri Lanka,
claiming more than 30,000 lives on December 26, 2004. It was an eye
opener for the entire nation and all segments of society started to
talk about the necessity of having a mechanism to face such
calamities in a more effective manner.
Distraught lover goes on killing spree
The ghastly slaying of three members of the same
family came as a terrible shock to the villagers of Kulugammana -
Kurundugahamada in the Katugastota area last week. A soldier who
went berserk over a love affair he had with a girl in the village
shot dead her father, mother and the girl herself and committed
suicide by shooting himself with the same T-56 firearm.