In a bid to prevent infiltration of anti-national elements and smugglers from other countries, especially Sri Lanka, Coastal Marine Police on Sunday launched a special beach bike for patrolling between Pamban and Arichal Munai areas here.
Former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Friday expressed fears that the new government led by his successor Maithripala Sirisena might end up prosecuting his entire family, a day after his two younger brothers faced questioning by anti-graft investigators.
A Sri Lankan magistrate remanded the youngest brother of former president Mahinda Rajapakse Wednesday for "misappropriating" public funds, hours after the ex-leader accused his successor of a witch-hunt.
The youngest brother of former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa was on Wednesday arrested on a charge of misappropriating hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds, a day after he returned from the US.
Former Sri Lankan strongman Mahinda Rajapakse Wednesday accused the new government of pursuing a witch-hunt against his family as he and his brother prepared to be interrogated by anti-corruption investigators.
Two teams of fishermen left here today for Sri Lanka to bring back 18 boats, released on the orders of a court in the island nation, after getting them repaired there, a top fisheries department official said.
Sri Lanka`s main opposition demanded on Tuesday that the country`s anti-graft chief be sacked for summoning former president Mahinda Rajapakse to answer bribery allegations, amid renewed uproar in parliament.
Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa will not appear before an anti-bribery commission investigating allegations that he may have illegally induced a rival to support his campaign during the recent presidential elections.
Former Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa has been summoned to appear before the country's anti-graft commission later this week for the first time over allegations of corruption and bribery, triggering an uproar in parliament by his loyalists on Monday.
A proposed move to reform Sri Lanka's electoral system has not found favour with the country's minority Tamil and Muslim political parties, who say the current proportional representation system is best suited for their interests.