Author Archive for Crimes

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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How a retired bank employee helped drug traffickers transfer millions.

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The suspect arrested by Dehiwala Police with more than 1 kg of heroin and Rs 235,000 in cash has been identified as one the agents of the large-scale drug racket run by imprisoned drug trafficker ‘Mervyn Jana’. Senior DIG, the Western Province Deshabandu Tennakoon stated that the police investigated their bank accounts it […]

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CID team records 4-hour long statement from Ranil on bond scam

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The team of Criminal Investigations Department (CID) officers has left the residence of former Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe after recording a statement. Ada Derana reporter said that the CID team left the ex-Premier’s residence after recording a statement for around 4 hours, regarding the Central Bank treasury bond scam.  The CID team had […]

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AG asks IGP to expedite probe Dappula to address drug busters on Friday

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

By Shamindra Ferdinando and Saman Gamage The Office of Attorney General Dappula de Livera PC, yesterday (1), confirmed an unprecedented meeting between the AG and Acting IGP C. D. Wickremaratne at the former’s Office following a revelation that some Police Narcotics Bureau (PNB) officers were dealing in heroin. State Counsel and Coordinating Officer to the […]

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Five sentenced to 67-years in prison for selling land with fake deeds

Wednesday, July 1st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Colombo High Court sentenced five suspects, who were found guilty of selling a piece of land in Kollupitiya, to 67 years in prison. Further, the five convicts have imposed a fine of Rs 130,000 and were ordered to pay an amount of Rs 14 million as compensation to the owner of the land. […]

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Rs. 30 M seized from cops arrested over links with drug dealers

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

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Defence Secretary vows to eradicate drug menace in Sri Lanka.

Saturday, June 27th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Defence Secretary Major General (Retired) Kamal Gunaratne has reiterated that punitive actions would be initiated without delay against prison, law enforcement and other officials, who were found to have abused official powers through corrupt practices, abetting and collaborating with underworld criminals and drug traffickers. He said the law enforcement authorities have already taken […]

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Weapons distributed by Hizbullah during civil war were at NTJ office, journalist claims

Thursday, June 25th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Journalist Christopher Kamalendran who as a part of an investigative report on clashes between rival mosques in the Beruwala area had met with Zahran Hashim where he conducted an interview with the Easter attacks ringleader back in 2009. The journalist was called upon to provide his testimony on the details of the interview […]

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AG to file indictment against Patali and Ex-Welikada OIC

Wednesday, June 24th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Separate indictments will be filed with the Colombo High Court against former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and Ex- Welikada OIC, ASP Sudath Asmadala over Rajagiriya accident case, Deputy Solicitor General (DSG) Dileepa Peiris informed the Colombo Chief Magistrate’s Court. When the case was taken up before Colombo Additional Magistrate Kanchana Neranjana […]

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One suicide bomber went on spending spree before Easter attacks, Inspector tells PCoI.

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Courtesy The Island Insaf Ibrahim, the suicide bomber who carried out the attack on Cinnamon Grand hotel, had spent around Rs. 45 million between January and April of 2019 on National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) operations, CI Ravindra Wimalasiri of CID informed the PCoI probing into Easter Attacks yesterday. Wimalasiri said that Insaf Ibrahim owned several […]

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Suicide Bomber spent Rs. 45mn on extremist activities

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror  Insaf Ahamed, the suicide bomber who blew himself up at the Cinnamon Grand hotel, had spent nearly Rs.45 million within the first four months of 2019 for National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) to conduct extremist activities in the country, CI Raveendra Wimalasiri of the CID informed the PCoI probing into the Easter […]

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Nine students arrested over removing CCTV cameras at Kelaniya Uni

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Nine students of the University of Kelaniya have been arrested by the Police today (22) over the incident of removing CCTV cameras at the university premises in February, 2020. On February 24, certain members of the Student Union of the University of Kelaniya had forcibly removed the CCTV cameras fixed at university premises […]

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Original evidence of Welikada incident has disappeared (Video)

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Police Inspector Neomal Rangajeewa of the Police Field Force Headquarters revealed at the Presidential Commission to Investigate Political Victimization that original evidence has disappeared regarding the Welikada Prison incident in 2012. He also presented two CDs containing the voice of a drug dealer, Velesuda.

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Former Minister Rauf Hakeem attended the wedding of Ibrahim Ilham one of the Easter Sunday suicide bombers

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News It was revealed today at the Presidential Commission probing into the Easter Sunday Attacks, that two ministers had attended the wedding of Ibrahim Ilham, a suicide bomber on Easter Sunday. This was through a statement from Fatima Jeffery the mother in law of Ibrahim Ilham. She testified before the commission that her […]

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SLAF officer caught assisting drug racket run from Negombo prison

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Three suspects have been arrested by the Western Province Intelligence Unit over a drug racket operated within the Negombo Prison. Investigations on a tip-off received that a narcotics racket is in operation at the Negombo Prison had led to the arrest of a Sri Lanka Air Force (SLAF) Sergeant attached to the Air […]

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Weapon training given to Madrasa students in presence of principal, report reveals

Sunday, June 21st, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) submitted a report pertaining to the Easter Attacks of last year to the Fort Magistrate’s Court on Friday (19). During the investigations, revelations have been made that 24 students were sent to a Madrasa in Puttalam by suicide bomber Zahran Hashim and his clan. The report said that […]

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Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings probe is at final stages, say police.

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Meera Srinivasan 200 suspects have been arrested; inquiry is now focusing on financial networks connecting suicide bombers; role of foreign groups suspected Sri Lanka’s probe into the April 2019 Easter terror bombings is in its final stages”, authorities have said, while raising suspicion that the suicide bombers were funded by two foreign outfits”. The Colombo Crime Division, […]

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සහරාන්, පුත්තලම මද්‍රසා පාසල් ළමුන්ට විදුහල්පති ඉදිරියේම අවි පුහුණුව ලබා ඇති බව හෙළිවෙයි (වීඩියෝ)

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

උපුටා ගැන්ම  හිරු පුවත් පාස්කු ඉරුදින එල්ල වූ ත්‍රස්ත ප්‍රහාරය මෙහෙය වූ සහරාන් හසීම් සහ අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුව භාරයේ සිටින නීතීඥ හිජාස් හිස්බුල්ලා පුත්තලම ප්‍රදේශයේ මද්‍රසා පාසල් ළමුන්ට විදුහල්පති ඉදිරියේම අවි පුහුණුව ලබා ඇති බව අනාවරණ වී තිබෙනවා. ඒල එම සිසුන් අපරාධ පරීක්ෂණ දෙපාර්තමේන්තුවට ලබා දී ඇති ප්‍රකාශවලට අනුවයි. එම ප්‍රකාශ ඇතුළත් විශේෂ වාර්තාවක් අපරාධ […]

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CIA revelation of a political hand to prevent archaeological survey of the Muhudu Viharaya land (Video)

Saturday, June 20th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News The sinister political hand in the obstruction of the archaeological survey at the Pottuvil Muhudu Viharaya was exposed today. This was with the actions of a candidate contesting the forthcoming general election from the All Ceylon Makkal Congress Party led by former minister Rishad Bathiudeen. Today, the CIA disclosure is about this sinister […]

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Rishad’s brother had direct links with Easter Sunday bombers – Police Spokesman

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Investigations into the coordinated terror attacks on Easter Sunday have revealed that the brother of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, Bathiudeen Mohamed Riyaj, has had maintained direct links with the bombers, says the Police Spokesperson. SSP Jaliya Senaratne stated this during ‘BIG FOCUS’ programme on TV Derana this morning (19), responding to a question […]

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Sports Ministry calls for immediate probe on Mahindananda’s ‘match-fixing’ allegations

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Secretary to the Ministry of Sports has called for an immediate probe into the allegations made by Mahindananda Aluthgamage on ‘match-fixing’ at the 2011 World Cup final. Mahindananda recently made a controversial statement, claiming that he does not accept Sri Lanka’s defeat in the 2011 World Cup (final) as a defeat. According […]

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Arrest warrants on bond scam suspects including Ravi issued lawfully, court told

Friday, June 19th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Attorney General, today (19), told the court that issuance of arrest warrants by the Colombo Fort Magistrate’s Court on former Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake and several other bond scam suspects has followed a lawful procedure. The writ applications filed by Ravi Karunanayake, PTL owner Arjuna Aloysius, Central Bank employees Sangarapillai Pathumanapan and Indika […]

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Owner of bank account linked to drug lord arrested

Thursday, June 18th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana An individual who handled Rs 490 million worth transactions of a bank account belonging to an organized criminal figure has been arrested when he surrendered to the Western Province (South) Crimes Division yesterday (17). On May 22 an individual was arrested in Ratmalana over the possession of 9 g 500 mg of heroin. […]

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Preliminary investigations of case against Pujith and Hemasiri conclude

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The case against IGP Pujith Jayasundara and former Defence Secretary Hemasiri Fernando over the 2019 Easter attacks have been set to be taken up on October 23, as per an order of the Colombo Magistrate’s Court. The duo is accused of allegedly committing a criminal offense by failing to prevent the coordinated terror […]

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Archaeological officers obstructed the work of the government officials (Video)

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News When archaeological officers visited the site to identify historical sites after Hiru exposed the land plunder at Muhudu Maha Viharaya , an organized group has obstructed the work of the  government officials.  Meanwhile, archaeological officers are currently working to mark 30 acres of land without demarking the 72 acres of land that […]

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Court issues arrest warrants on ETI directors

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo Additional Magistrate has issued warrants on four directors of the Edirisinghe Trust Investments (ETI) holdings, for failure to appear before the court. When the case filed by ETI depositors was taken up for hearing before the court today, the Additional Magistrate issued arrest warrants on ETI Directors Jeewaka Edirisinghe, Nalaka Edirisinghe, […]

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Arjuna Mahendran changed his name, Interpol informs

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Courtesy Adaderana Interpol has informed Sri Lanka that former Central Bank (CBSL) Governor Arjuna Mahendran, who is currently wanted over the Bond Scam, has changed his name. Accordingly, Mahendran has changed his name to ‘Harjan Alexander’. The Attorney General has informed this to the Special High Court, when the Bond Scam case was taken up […]

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Special program to combat crimes planned from prisons (Video)

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News Defence Secretary Retired Major General Kamal Gunaratne said that a special program has been launched to curb the crimes that are organised from inside the prisons. The defence secretary stated this at a press conference today Meanwhile, a new unit called the Prisons Intelligence Unit has been set up and the public […]

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Stop unlawful activities of leasing companies: Prez directs Police

Saturday, June 13th, 2020

Courtesy The Daily Mirror As the method adopted by the leasing companies to seize vehicles of those who had failed to pay their loan installments is unlawful, President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has ordered the Police that no room should be left to continue this practice, the President’s Media Division said. Leasing companies do not inform the […]

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Doctor uses a toy pistol to rob 7.9 million in cash from the National Hospital (video)

Tuesday, June 9th, 2020

Courtesy Hiru News It has been revealed that the doctor had used a toy pistol for the purpose to threaten the cashier of the Colombo National Hospital Accounts Division and had robbed 7.9 million rupees. Police Media Spokesperson SP Jaliya Senaratne stated that he was a doctor attached another hospital and has come to the […]

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