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Beloved ‘Lista’ on ‘Hathe Kalliya’, no more

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‘Lista’ the beloved Golden Retriever who had contributed to over 400 drug busts in the Southern district, passed away yesterday (23).

Lista has been suffering from a kidney disease for around a month and the final rites were conducted at 03.30pm yesterday.

Born in 2017 Nov. 01 in the Netherlands, Lista was enlisted to the police K9 division on 2018 September 24 and received special training to detect drugs at the Asgiriya K9  headquarters.

After working from March 10 – April 11, 2019 at the Narcotic Bureau of the Bandaranaike International Airport in Katunayake, Lista was transferred to the k9 unit in Galle on August 20, 2019.

Lista has also appeared in the popular children’s drama ‘Hathe Kalliya’ telecast on Hiru TV and had become popular among many since then.

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Policeman shoots himself dead

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A police sergeant shot himself near the Kotawila Court complex, using his service firearm.

The deceased is a 52-year-old sergeant attached to the Kotawila Police Station.He had killed himself at the police post of the Kotawila Court Complex after returning to work from a prolonged sick leave.

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Political parties to be briefed on Regulation of Election Expenditure Act

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The Election Commission of Sri Lanka has decided to brief all political parties on the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act.

Chairman of the Commission – R. M. A. L. Ratnayake explained that the discussion will be held today (Feb. 27) and on March 06 as the upcoming elections will be the first to be held since the Act was passed.

According to the Regulation of Election Expenditure Act, all expenses incurred for the purpose of elections and campaigns must be limited, he noted.

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This week’s Cabinet decisions

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A number of decisions have been taken at the Cabinet meeting held yesterday (Feb.26).

The decisions taken by the Cabinet of Ministers are as follows:

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