Author Archive for Crimes

Grenade inside Borella church: suspect who provided grenade to retired doctor arrested

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana Police have reportedly arrested the person who allegedly provided the hand grenade to the retired doctor from Piliyandala, who was recently arrested in connection with the grenade recovered from a church in Borella.  The suspect has been arrested at Ranna in Hambantota, according to Ada Derana reporter.  Investigations have uncovered that the same […]

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Suspect confesses reason for planting hand grenade inside church in Borella

Thursday, January 20th, 2022

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US ‘pleased’ with Russian arrest of ransomware hackers

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Courtesy RT Biden administration said one of the suspected hackers arrested in Russia was to blame for the Colonial Pipeline attack The Biden administration is pleased” about Russia arresting several suspected hackers, including one allegedly behind the ransomware attack that led to week-long fuel shortages last year. A senior administration official, speaking with reporters on […]

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Millions of animals are killed every day, but there’s a reason nobody cares

Tuesday, December 28th, 2021

Christopher Sebastian Perhaps you’ve seen this meme before or variations of it while scrolling through your social media feeds. Impossibly huge number of human lives lost juxtaposed near impossibly huge number of animal lives lost. We often reason that these monolithic numbers will move our friends to action. But chances are high that your friends […]

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Police arrest 18 more main suspects in Sialkot lynching case

Monday, December 13th, 2021

Courtesy Dawn Police on Monday claimed to have arrested 18 more main suspects involved in the lynching of 49-year-old Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara in Sialkot. A mob comprising hundreds of protesters, including the employees of the factory Kumara was the manager of, had tortured him to death on December 3 and later burnt his body. […]

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Common Threads in Lynching

Sunday, December 12th, 2021

By P.K. Balachandran Courtesy Ceylon Today The lynching of Sri Lankan factory manager, Priyantha Kumara (49) in Sialkot, Pakistan on December 3, is but the latest in a long series of mob or vigilante killings in the world. Lynching goes back to the American War of Independence in the 18th Century. It is, therefore, a contribution […]

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Sialkot police organise walk in solidarity with lynched Sri Lankan’s family

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

Courtesy The Express Tribune DPO vows to deliver justice to the bereaved family members of Priyantha Kumara Participants of the walk organized by Sialkot police in solidarity with the family of Sri Lankan citizen Priyantha Kumara. PHOTO: EXPRESS SIALKOT: Sialkot police on Saturday organised a walk to show solidarity with the family of the Sri […]

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‘Nation united against extremism, terrorism’

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

Courtesy The News International LAHORE : Leaders of different faiths while condemning the lynching of Sri Lankan citizen in Sialkot expressed full support for unanimous stance of Muslim scholars against the misuse of blasphemy laws and announced endorsing declaration of Prime Minister Imran Khan and corps commander conference against those misusing blasphemy laws for personal […]

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For the writ of reason

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

By Ghazi Salahuddin Courtesy The News International  We have witnessed the impassioned response of the ulema to the Sialkot tragedy, reinforcing the sacred values of peace and tolerance. There was an impressive gathering of some of the most prominent religious leaders and scholars on Tuesday when they visited the Sri Lankan High Commission in Islamabad. A […]

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Killing of Priyantha: Extremists damage image of Islam and Pakistan

Saturday, December 11th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Residents take part in a candle light vigil in Islamabad on Wedmesdau to pay respect to the slain Sri Lankan factory manager. AFP Every time, breaking news of a barbaric crime or terror act is reported from anywhere in the world, peace-loving Muslims the world over feel dejected and wish it had not […]

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Priyantha Kumara case: Special prosecution team from Lahore to visit Sialkot

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy Daily Times On Friday, a special prosecution team from Lahore will meet officials of the Sialkot police in the high-profile case of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara who was lynched by a mob. However, the team will visit Rajco Industries and inspect the factory site. The police will provide the prosecution with 12-hour CCTV […]

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Understanding the history and politics behind Pakistan’s blasphemy laws

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Conversation.com A Sri Lankan working in Pakistan, Priyantha Kumara, was lynched by a mob of hundreds of people on Dec. 3, 2021, over allegations of blasphemy, or sacrilegious act. After being assaulted, he was dragged into the streets and set on fire, and the lynching was recorded and shared widely on social media. Such […]

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Punjab to conduct slain Lankan’s trial on daily basis

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy World Asia Special cell to be set up by prosecution to monitor case trial Members of the Human Rights Council of Pakistan place oil lamps to pay tribute beside a photograph of late Sri Lankan factory manager Priyantha Kumara, in Karachi on December 5, 2021, after he was beaten to death and set ablaze […]

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Sialkot incident : Will Priyantha’s killers receive maximum punishment ?

Friday, December 10th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror On December 3, initial footage of a frenzied mob flocking around an individual on Wazirabad Road, Sialkot in Pakistan eventually beating him to death went viral on social media. The beating continued amidst chants of ‘kaafir ke bachche me Quran ki ayatein dustbin mein fainki hain’ which translates to ‘son of […]

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Ulema to observe ‘day of condemnation’ today: Hafiz Ashrafi

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy Daily Times Special Representative to the Prime Minister on Religious Harmony and Middle East, Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrafi Thursday said the Ulema and religious scholars and other segment of society would observe ‘day of condemnation’ today (Friday) to condemn lynching of Sri Lankan national in Sialkot on accusation of blasphemy. In a statement, he […]

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Sialkot lynching: Punjab forensic agency examines 34 prime suspects

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

SAMAA | Samaa Web Desk Results will be available within a few days The Punjab Forensic Science Agency has conducted a photogrammetric test of 34 prime suspects arrested for lynching Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara over alleged blasphemy in Sialkot on December 3. So far, 139 people have been arrested by the police. The anti-terrorism court on Wednesday […]

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Sialkot Incident, Satire Anyone?

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Saad Masood courtesy Daily Times Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana is a name that will be remembered in Pakistan for a long time. Or will it? Our short-term memory is just that, short! Lest we forget, only recently the Sri Lankan was dispatched to hell (Urdu vernacular: jahanam raseed kar diya) by a mob of steadfast faith […]

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Sialkot Incident: Ramifications & Recommendations

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Brigadier (Retd) Atif Shafique Courtesy The Daily Times (Pakistan) Much has been written, reported, said and talked about the horrendous incident in which a Sri Lankan national working in a factory in Sialkot was brutally killed and his body was burnt in the middle of Wazirabad road. Police arrested a number of accused offenders and […]

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All Pakistan Must See These Sad Images

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

By Rediff News Bureau Priyantha Kumara, the Sri Lankan national who was lynched by a mob in Pakistan’s Punjab province on December 3 over allegations of blasphemy, was buried according to Buddhist and Catholic rites at Ganemulla, a suburb north of Colombo, on Wednesday, December 8. More like this Pak arrests 100 in Sri Lankan national’s lynching casePakistan’s […]

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Priyantha didn’t know what he had torn and discarded: Malik Adnan

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Pakistani national Malik Adnan, who received the highest bravery award from his Prime Minister Imran Khan for shielding Priyantha Kumara from the unruly mob in Sialkot last Friday, revealed yesterday that Priyantha was unaware of what was written in the posters pasted on the factory walls as it was in the […]

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Lessons from the Sialkot tragedy

Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Zahid Hussain Courtesy Dawn THE attackers were all young. Many of those who watched the gruesome spectacle were teenagers. No one showed any sense of shock at the bestiality that was taking place. Several were busy filming the ghastly scene rather approvingly. There was not even a feeble voice of protest when the attackers set […]

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Why Pakistanis Are Saying Sorry To Sri Lanka

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

By Rediff News Bureau n December 3, members of Pakistan’s hardline Islamist party Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan attacked a garment factory in Sialkot in Punjab and brutally lynched a Sri Lankan national — one report said all the bones in his body were broken — before burning his body. His alleged offence: Alleged blasphemy, a misdemeanour which Pakistani […]

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Dangerous justification

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

Courtesy Ceylon Today At a time when millions worldwide are consumed with anger and despair over the barbaric lynching of a Sri Lankan national in Sialkot, Federal Minister Pervez Khattak has uttered words which can only be interpreted as a pathetic justification for murder. Speaking to reporters, the defence minister, when asked to comment on […]

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They Lynched Him, Burnt His Body and Took Selfies With His Corpse

Monday, December 6th, 2021

By Rimal Farrukh Courtesy Vice .com Police arrested 126 people, identifying some culprits from the selfies.6.12.21 A PERSON PLACES AN EARTH OIL LAMP IN KARACHI ON DEC 5 TO PAY TRIBUTE TO PRIYANTHA DIYAWADANAGE, THE LATE SRI LANKAN FACTORY MANAGER WHO WAS BEATEN TO DEATH AND SET ABLAZE BY A MOB WHO ACCUSED HIM OF BLASPHEMY IN […]

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A moment of reckoning in Pakistan

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Courtesy Gulf  Today A girl along with others carries a sign, condemning the lynching of the Sri Lankan manager of a garment factory after an attack on the factory in Sialkot, during a protest in Lahore. ReutersThe lynching of Sri Lankan national, Priyantha Kumara Diyawadana, a factory manager, by an enraged mob apparently provoked by […]

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Sialkot tragedy cannot be defended, Pakistani Americans say

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Courtesy Dawn WASHINGTON: The Sialkot tragedy will have a horrible impact on our efforts to promote Pakistan in the US Congress,” says Dr Rao Kamran Ali, who heads the Pakistani American Political Action Committee. Wajid Hassan of the Pakistani American Congress fears that this incident will have a long-lasting effect. Every time we go and talk about […]

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PM chairs high-level civil-military huddle on national security after Sialkot lynching

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Courtesy Dawn Prime Minister Imran chaired a high-level meeting of the country’s civil and military leadership on Monday to review the overall security situation in Pakistan after the brutal mob lynching of a Sri Lankan national in Sialkot last week. The meeting was attended by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Jawed Bajwa, National Security […]

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Sialkot lynching: Govt plans to implement ‘comprehensive strategy’ to curb untoward incidents

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Courtesy The News Govt expresses serious concern over cruel act of killing a Sri Lankan national in Sialkot, aims to bring perpetrators to justice ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday decided to implement a comprehensive policy to control violence after a mob lynched a Sri Lankan national in Sialkot. Last week, hundreds of people, including workers […]

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Remains of Priyantha Kumara arrives in Sri Lanka from Pakistan

Monday, December 6th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The remains of Sri Lankan national Priyantha Kumara, who was lynched by a mob in Pakistan’s Punjab province, reached the island a short while ago.  The body was repatriated on Monday, even as Pakistani authorities arrested more suspects involved in the grisly incident that shocked people across the world. The remains were airlifted […]

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Pakistan Church leaders condemn lynching of Sri Lankan national, demand justice

Sunday, December 5th, 2021

Courtesy Catchnews The Pakistani church leadership has condemned the killing and burning of the body of a Sri Lankan Christian by a Sialkot mob on Saturday. As many as 124 people have been arrested in the lynching of a Sri Lankan export manager by dozens of factory workers in Sialkot. The gruesome killing of Priyantha […]

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