Police arrest 20 suspects over weapons found in court

The Police have arrested 20 suspects over the weapons found in the Mount Lavinia Court premises.A pistol and a revolver as well as 10 rounds of ammunition were found inside a bag at the Mount Lavinia Court premises yesterday. Court proceedings were temporarily halted following the discovery. (Colombo Gazette)

Presidential Commission of Inquiry hands over report

The Presidential Commission of Inquiry to probe allegations of corruption and misappropriation in state institutions, handed over its report to President Maithripala Sirisena.The President’s Media Division (PMD) said that the Commission handed over the 1st volume of the report to the President. An interim report by the commission was handed over to the President in June. Retired Supreme Court Justice Upali Abeyratne chaired the Commission while former High Court Judge Kusala Sarojini Weerawardena, former Auditor General Pasdunkorale Arachchige Premathilake, former Ministry Secretary Lalith R. de Silva and former Deputy Inspector General of Police M.K.D. Vijaya Amarasinghe were appointed as the members. President Sirisena appointed the Commission of Inquiry to investigate into allegations of corruption and malpractices that had taken place in state institutions from 15th January 2015 to 31st December 2018. read more