Connect with us

News

2 retired military officers arrested 

Published

on

A retired Major General and a Sergeant Major who were involved in an organized racket of sending retired military personnel as mercenaries to Russia have been arrested by the officers of the Trade, Smuggling and Maritime Crime Investigation Division of the Criminal Investigation Department yesterday (8) night.

Information from the Criminal Investigation Department stated that the Major General called Prasanna Ranawaka was an Army division Commander who retired from military service in 2022 and the Sergeant Major was a person named Sarath Wijesinghe.

Following a long investigation by the CID regarding this racket, the Major General and the Sergeant Major have been arrested.

These two suspects are residents of Kurunegala.

It is alleged that more than 500 retired military personnel have been sent to Russia as mercenaries and they have been promised high salaries and even citizenship in Russia, in some instances.

Investigations have now revealed that retired soldiers from this country have been taken and sold to the mercenary army after promising them jobs in Russian military camps.

Information has surfaced that six Sri Lankan’s have died and more than 25 people have been injured due to the Ukrainian attacks.

(dailynews.lk)

(This story, originally published by dailynews.lk has not been edited by SLM staff)

News

India in talks with Sri Lanka to acquire graphite mines

Published

on

By

India is in talks with Sri Lanka to acquire graphite mines in the island nation.

The demand for graphite is steadily increasing, as it is the most common material used for anodes in lithium-ion and other batteries.

The Indian government had discussions with the government of Sri Lanka on acquiring graphite mines there, sources said.

(PTI)

Continue Reading

News

Karapitiya Hospital to be a National Hospital

Published

on

By

The Cabinet has approved the proposal to develop the Karapitiya Teaching Hospital as a National Hospital.

Speaking at the weekly cabinet briefing that took place today (May 23), Cabinet spokesman Minister Bandula Gunawardane said that this will be the third National Hospital in addition to the two National Hospitals in Colombo and Kandy.

The relevant Cabinet paper had been presented by Health Minister Ramesh Pathirana.

Continue Reading

News

36,900 power breakdowns due to inclement weather

Published

on

By

The Ceylon Electricity Board has reported over 36,900 breakdowns resulting in power interruptions to more than 300,000 consumers in the last 3 days due to inclement weather, says Power and Energy Minister – Kanchana Wijesekera.

Taking to X, the minister notes that additional service staff has been assigned to attend the breakdowns and the CEB management & service staff are working 24 hours to restore power to the affected consumers.

If consumers are unable to repot power interruptions through the CEB hotline 1987, they can use the SMS option to 1987 with BD and the electricity consumer number to follow, use the CEB Care app or through http://cebcare.ceb.lk, he adds.

Continue Reading

Trending

Copyright © 2024 Sri Lanka Mirror. All Rights Reserved