MoD lifts foreigners’ pre-travel approval to North
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) lifted the imposed
pre-travel approval to the North, exclusively for foreign passport
holders with effect from yesterday. According to military liaison
officials, foreign passport holders are no longer required to
produce a MoD travel approval document at Omanthai entry/exist
point- the main travel checking point located in Vavuniya.
Good Police-public relationship vital - New IGP
‘A good police-public relationship is vital to
build the image of the Police Department, said new Inspector General
of Police N K Illangakoon at a ceremony held to welcome him at the
Police Headquarters last morning.
Ex-JVP military wing leader shot dead
A notorious underworld leader and former JVP
military wing leader Neluwe Priyantha, allegedly responsible for 25
murders, was shot dead Sunday evening by the Police Special Task
Force in Sooriyawewa when he attempted to open fire at STF
personnel. Police also seized a T-81 firearm and a pistol used by
the gang leader to commit crimes.
Navy nab gold chain snatchers, heroin dealers
Naval personnel arrested two robbers who tried
to escape after snatching a gold chain from a woman in Wellawatte
last week. The two suspects were handed over to Wellawatte Police
for further investigations.