Author Archive for Crimes

Chairman’s reply on Kalpitiya mangrove destruction (Video)

Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Hiru CIA reports on another mangrove devastation in the Puttalam district amidst the devastation of the Anavilundawa Ramsar wetland. The mangroves have been destroyed by changing the boundaries of a land belonging to the Forest Department with the direct intervention of the Chairman of the Kalpitiya Pradeshiya Sabha. Today the CIA revelation […]

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Lokka case: More details emerge

Saturday, August 29th, 2020

By Express News Service Courtesy The New Indian Express The parents of Advocate Sivakami Sundari said that it was the Madurai-based lawyer who first raised suspicion over the death of Sri Lankan underworld criminal Angoda Lokka. MADURAI: The parents of Advocate Sivakami Sundari said that it was the Madurai-based lawyer who first raised suspicion over […]

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Committee probing island-wide power outage says maintenance procedures not followed

Friday, August 28th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The committee studying the recent island-wide power outage has stated in its Interim Report, that no proper maintenance procedures had been followed in the routine maintenance task that resulted in the breakdown. It has recommended that a more detailed set of protocols be introduced when dealing with such high-risk procedures. Members of the […]

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Demon in paradise

Thursday, August 27th, 2020

By Kalani Kumarasinghe CourtesyThe Daily Mirror Australian woman recounts horrid assault during her solo trip to Sri Lanka Victim alleges that no record was taken by Mirissa Tourist Police Mirissa Tourist Police asks Daily Mirror to contact Tourist Police HQ When Sophie arrived in Sri Lanka for her long awaited vacation in March 2019, little did she […]

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Angoda Lokka’s accomplice arrested with 42kg of heroin, firearms

Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror An accomplice of underworld figure ‘Angoda Lokka’ had been arrested with 42 kgs of heroin, three T-56 weapons, 170 rounds of ammunition and a 9mm pistol at Ambatale. Police said the Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) arrested the suspect during the interrogation of two accomplices of the Angoda Lokka who were arrested […]

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Malaka Silva arrested

Tuesday, August 11th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Former parliamentarian Mervyn Silva’s son Malaka Silva has been arrested by the Thalangama Police, stated Police Media Division. The arrested has been made over demanding cash and issuing deaths against an individual.

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Cat Jailed For Smuggling Heroin Escapes Sri Lankan Prison

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Courtesy UNILAD No prison can hold this heroin-smuggling cat. After a short stint behind bars, the feline has escaped.  On Saturday, August 1, an unnamed cat was caught by jail officials and detained in the high-security Welikada Prison in Colombo, Sri Lanka. This wasn’t an innocent house pet out exploring its surroundings – wrapped around […]

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Probe in Sri Lankan underworld don’s death transferred to CB-CID

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Deccan Herald Sri Lanka’s underworld gangster Angoda Lokka, who was hiding in Coimbatore under the name of Pradeep Singh for the past two years, died on July 3 under mysterious circumstances. Three people, who claimed to be the kingpin’s relative and cremated his body in Madurai after taking it from Coimbatore by road, have […]

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Sinhale organization seeks progress on previous complaints against Shani Abeysekera (Video).

Saturday, August 1st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Representatives of the ‘Sinhale’ National Organization visited the Colombo Crimes Division this afternoon to inquire into the progress of previous complaints against Shani Abeysekera.

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Nearly 23kg of heroin seized from house in Wellampitiya

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana A stash of narcotics has been seized from a house in the area of Brandiyawatta, Wellampitiya. According to reports, the haul contained nearly 23kg of heroin. In the meantime, a suspect has also been taken into custody from the house where the heroin cache was discovered. The raid was jointly carried out by […]

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Rs 11 bn. misappropriated at CCF under Yahapalana Govt., investigation reveals Rs 400 mn went missing during presidential election

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

By Upali de Saram Courtesy The Island A three-member committee appointed to probe the alleged financial malpractice at the Central Cultural Fund has found that over Rs. 11 billion was misappropriated during the three-year period from 2016 to 2019. The committee handed over its report to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa yesterday (28).  The report has […]

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සජිත් ගස්.. ඇමතිකම දරද්දී මධ්‍යම සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ බිලියන 11ක් මිසින්.. වාර්තාව බාර දෙයි….

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

lanka C news 2016 – 2019 යන කාල සීමාව තුළ මධ්‍යම සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ රුපියල් බිලියන11ක මුල්‍ය වංචාවක් සිදුව තිබෙන බව මධ්‍යම සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ කාර්යයන් විමර්ශනය කිරීමට පත්කළ කමිටුවේ වාර්තාව මගින් පෙන්වා දී ඇත. 2016-2019 දක්වා කාලය තුළ මධ්‍යම සංස්කෘතික අරමුදලේ සිදුවූ අක්‍රමිකතා සහ අවභාවිතාවන් සොයා බැලීමට අග්‍රාමාත්‍ය මහින්ද රාජපක්ෂ මහතා බුද්ධශාසන හා සංස්කෘතික ආගමික කටයුතු […]

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Rs.11Bn financial misappropriation at CCF from 2016 to 2019: Report

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

Lahiru Pothmulla Courtesy The Daily Mirror A financial misappropriation amounting to Rs.11 billion had taken place at the Central Cultural Fund (CCF) during 2016 to 2019, a committee appointed to probe financial irregularities at the CCF said in its report yesterday. The three-member committee appointed by Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa as the Buddha Sasana and […]

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Main suspect of hurling contraband to Welikada Prison arrested

Tuesday, July 28th, 2020

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Close associates of ‘Kanjipani Imran’ and ‘Makandure Madush’ arrested

Sunday, July 26th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Two associates of notorious crime figures in the country have been arrested today (26), according to Police Media Division. The arrests have been made in Colombo this evening. One suspect has been identified to be a close associate of underworld gang leader and drug dealer ‘Kanjipani Imran’. The other is reported to be […]

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Notice of Intervention in Court in the Black Leopard Death case

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

JUSTICE FOR ANIMALS & NATURE Sri Lanka has now become the killing fields of rare and exotic animals. It is heartrending to see the pride of Sri Lanka’s fauna, namely, wild elephants and leopards being trapped and killed. Last year (2019) alone 384 elephants died mostly at the hands of humans and sometimes under cruel circumstances by […]

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More information on ETI deals revealed (video)

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News It was revealed today that if the property owned by ETI had been sold through a public auction, it would have been able to pay the depositors. This was during the hearing of the Special Presidential Commission to Investigate Alleged irregularities in ETI. The first to testify today was a person who […]

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Commission pays attention to transfer of police officers investigating Saindamarudu blast

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Presidential Commission to Investigate the Easter Attack has drawn attention to the sudden transfers of two police officers who were initially investigating the Ampara Saindamarudu blast. The Commission commenced to hear evidence yesterday regarding the explosion that took place in a house in Saindamardu, Ampara on April 26 last year. SSP Samantha […]

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St Sebastian church suicide bomber’s wife believed to have fled to India

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

By Rathindra Kuruwita Courtesy The Island Pulasthini Rajendran alias Sarah, the wife of Achchi Mohammdu Mohammadu Hasthun, suicide bomber, who blew himself up at St. Sebastian’s Church in Katuwapitiya, most likely had fled to India by sea in September 2019 and a person who helped her escape had been arrested, Chief Inspector Arjuna Maheenkanda, yesterday […]

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Pulasthini Mahendran not among the dead in Sainthamaruthu attack, PCoI told

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Presidential Commission of Inquiry (PCoI) on Easter Sunday terror attacks heard that there are doubts as to whether Pulasthini Mahendran alias ‘Sara Jasmine’, a converted Islamic extremist and part of Zahran Hashim’s terror group, was among the 16 dead at the Sainthamaruthu safe house raided on the 26th of April last year. […]

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Owner of the Buwaneka hotel calls the HIRU news team

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Owner of Buwaneka Hotel, WW Chandrasena said today that it was stated in the agreement he signed with the Kurunegala Urban Council, the particular building his hotel was housed in, is an archaeological monument. Speaking to our news team, he said that he maintained the building with extra care due to […]

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Former Minister of Cultural Affairs pressurized the Head of Archaeology (Video)

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Director General of Archeology Senarath Dissanayake stated that he was subjected to various pressures from the Minister of Cultural Affairs  during the previous government. He was speaking at a media briefing today regarding the demolition of a building allegedly belonging to King Bhuvanekabahu’s royal palace in Kurunegala. He further stated that the Department […]

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Mayor should be given the maximum punishment if he has commited any offense – Gammanpila

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Minister Johnston Fernando stated that no one will be allowed to touch the Mayor of Kurunegala as long as he is the District Leader. Meanwhile, speaking at a media briefing held today, a former Member of Parliament stated that Minister Johnston does not know the name Buwaneka. Former Member of Parliament Mayantha […]

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CID investigates threats made by underworld criminals

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Nimanthi Ranasinghe Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has initiated an inquiry into the threats said to have made by prominent underworld criminals currently under detention in the Boossa Prison to three senior prison officers, that they have the capacity to kill anyone they want, even the president or the defence secretary. […]

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Kosgoda Tharaka threatens prison officials saying my network is still active

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The CID has commenced an investigation into the death threats made by Kosgoda Tharaka, a drug dealer detained at the Boossa Prison, to three senior officers of the Prisons Department. A senior spokesman of the prison headquarters stated that a team of officers had recorded statements from the relevant prison officials today. […]

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Rishad did not come to CID despite 3 written notifications (Video)

Monday, July 20th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) says that former Member of Parliament Rishad Bathiudeen is aware of the circumstances surrounding the Cinnamon Grand bomb blast during the Easter Sunday series of terrorist attacks. A statement has to be made in this regard, but Rishad Bathiudeen, who did not appear on three occasions, had […]

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Case takes surprising turn as minister claims credit for exposing racket PNB drug dealing:

Sunday, July 19th, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island July 19, 2020, 9:51 pm Ongoing investigation into some officers and men of the Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) dealing in heroin, has taken an unexpected turn with SLPP Gampaha District heavyweight Prasanna Ranatunga claiming that the Minuwangoda police made the initial breakthrough on information provided by him.  In a […]

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Welikada accident: Indictments filed against Champika

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Attorney General has filed indictments in the Colombo High Court against former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka for causing grievous Injury to a person by Rash and Negligent Acts and other charges, AG’s Coordinating Secretary Nishara Jayaratne said.

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PNB Officers guilty of drug related charges deserve death penalty : Ajith Rohana

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror While condemning the actions of the 18 officers alleged involved in a chain of drug related charges, Senior Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police Ajith Rohana today said the guilty parties should be served the capital punishment. Speaking to media, he said even though the death penalty hasn’t been implemented in […]

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57 suspects arrested in 24 hours for defrauding over 108 million

Sunday, July 5th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News In a special operation conducted by the Senior DIG in charge of the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon, 57 suspects have been arrested today (05) by the police. Among them were nine women and 48 men, who were involved in 70 crimes including money laundering, forgery and polygamy. The police stated that the […]

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