Author Archive for Law & Order

Probe still at early stage, all those involved will be arrested soon- IGP

Friday, January 14th, 2022

Darshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror At least 14 statements have been recorded so far in connection with the recovery of a hand grenade at the Borella All Saints’ Church and those involved into the incident will be arrested irrespective of their possition, IGP C.D. Wickramaratne said. In a special statement the IGP said […]

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Former Jamaat-e-Islami chief released on bail in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

Riyaz ul Khaliq    Courtesy Anadolu Agency Rasheed Hajjul Akbar was arrested in March 2021 by counterterrorism police, say sources. The former chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Sri Lanka was released on bail by a Colombo court on Wednesday, sources said. Our lawyers had challenged the detention of Usthadh Rasheed Hajjul Akbar as illegal under fundamental rights […]

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FR petition filed seeking to revoke Trinco oil tank farm deal

Friday, January 7th, 2022

Courtesy Adaderana A fundamental rights (FR) petition has been filed seeking the nullification of the agreement signed with India to develop the Trincomalee Oil Tank Farm. The petition was lodged before the Supreme Court by the Secretary of National National Bhikkhu Front, Ven. Wakmulle Uditha Thera. A total of 47 parties including the Attorney General […]

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SSP Thalduwa: Critically wrong on criticism of the president

Thursday, January 6th, 2022

Courtesy The Daily Mirror SSP Thalduwa made these claims to the media in relation to the incident where an activist was questioned by the CID for posting a video on social media of the public verbally protesting against President Gotabaya Rajapaksa as he was travelling through Mirihana. FactCheck.lk assessed these claims by analysing the provisions […]

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Registration of marriages between foreigners and Sri Lankans to require ‘security clearance report’

Sunday, December 26th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Registrar General has issued a circular to all District Registrars and Additional District Registrars informing of the additional documents required for the registration of marriages between foreigners and Sri Lankan nationals.  The circular states the current procedure of registration of marriages between a foreigner and a Sri Lankan under (112 chapter of) marriage (Genera) […]

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ඇමති මණ්ඩලයේ සාමුහික වගකීමක් ගැන කතා කරන්න 20වන සංශෝධනයෙන් පසු ඇමති මණ්ඩලයක් හෝ අගමැතිවරයෙක් පත් කර නෑ….!

Saturday, December 18th, 2021

නීතීඥ අරුණ ලක්සිරි උණවටුන B.Sc (Col), PGDC (Col) ඇමති මණ්ඩලයේ සාමුහික වගකීමක් ගැන කතා කරන්න 20වන සංශෝධනයෙන් පසු ඇමති මණ්ඩලයක් හෝ අගමැතිවරයෙක් පත් කර නෑ….! (19යෙන් පත් වූ ඇමතිවරු 20න් ඉබේ පත් නොවන බවත් මේ වනවිට 20න් ඇමති මණ්ඩලයක් පත් කර නැති බවත් වලංගු ඇමති මණ්ඩලයක් නැති තැන සාමූහික වගකීමක් නැති බවත් මෙම ලිපියෙන් පෙන්වා […]

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Ranil’s writ against PCoI recommendations fixed for consideration

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The writ application filed by former PM Ranil Wickremesinghe against the recommendations of the Presidential Commission to Investigate into Political Victimization has been fixed for consideration on January 28, 2022. The petition was taken up before the Appeals Court bench consisting of Judges Nishshanka Bandula Karunaratne, Devika Abeyratne and D.M. Samarakoon today (Dec. […]

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Trial begins of 25 men over Sri Lanka Easter bombings in 2019

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2021

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent Courtesy The Guardian Government criticised for delay as suspects face charges relating to 269 deaths 30 months after attacks The trial has begun of the 25 men accused of masterminding the 2019 Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, which killed almost 300 people when churches and luxury hotels were targeted by Islamic […]

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FR petition against appointment of current Cabinet of Ministers

Friday, November 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition has been filed with the Supreme Court challenging the appointment of current Cabinet of Ministers. The petition was put forward by the Secretary of Professionals’ National Front, Kapila Renuka Perera who is an engineer by profession. A total of 82 respondents including the Attorney General on behalf of […]

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Qingdao Seawin and NPQS in stinking legal battle

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

By Sulochana Ramiah Mohan Courtesy Ceylon Today Peoples’ Bank in both cases bearing Numbers CHC 213/2021/MR and CHC 214/2021/MR informed and recorded in Court that the documents submitted by the Seller/supplier namely Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group Co. Ltd., were in compliance with the Letter of Credit and that they are obliged to make payment on […]

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Court briefed on probes into financial irregularity at Fertilizer Secretariat

Thursday, November 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has briefed the court of probes initiated into alleged misappropriation of Rs. 1 billion at the National Fertilizer Secretariat. Former Secretary to the Agriculture Ministry, Major General (Retired) Sumedha Perera had filed a complaint, stating that this financial irregularity occurred in 2018 and 2019 during the process to […]

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SJB’s FR petition against Yugadanavi deal fixed for consideration

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana A Fundamental Rights (FR) petition filed by the Main Opposition, Samagi Jana Balawegaya (SJB), challenging the agreement signed between a U.S. company and the Sri Lankan government pertaining to the Yugadanavi power plant in Kerawalapitiya has been fixed for consideration. A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court, consisting of Justices Murdu Fernando, Kumudini […]

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Trial against Patali over 2016 hit-and-run case fixed for Nov. 30

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The trial against former Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka and two others over the 2016 hit-and-run case in Rajagiriya has been fixed for November 30. The matter was called before the Colombo High Court this morning (November 02). The case was filed over the alleged hit-and-run incident which took place on February 28, 2016, […]

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Fr. Cyril Gamini asks for a week’s time from CID

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Father Cyril Gamini, who had been summoned by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) today to record a statement in connection with the complaint filed by the Director of the State Intelligence Service (SIS), has requested for one week’s time to provide the statement.  This was informed by three Catholics priests who appeared before […]

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Counterfactual history Ratwatte’s drunken prison escapade: If it happened this way

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror It has been more than six weeks since that epic moment when a ruling party politico who happened to be the state minister of prison reforms stormed the Anuradhapura Prison, and forced a group of Tamil inmates on their knees, threatening them at gunpoint. What happened since then was path defining.  […]

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Azath Salley served indictments over a controversial statement

Monday, October 25th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo High Court today (October 25) served indictments on former Western Province Governor Azath Salley over the controversial statement he had made during a media briefing early this year. When the case was called before High Court Judge Amal Ranaraja this morning, the incarcerated leader of the National Unity Front (NUF) who […]

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Enjoining order issued against Chinese firm which shipped fertilizer with harmful bacteria

Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Ceylon Fertiliser Company Limited has obtained an enjoining order from the Commercial High Court on Friday (October 22) against the China-based Qingdao Seawin Biotech, its local agent and the People’s Bank, says the President’s Media Division (PMD). The enjoining order has prevented the People’s Bank from making any payment under a Letter […]

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Cardinal Ranjith and Ven. Elle Gunawansa Thero file FR petition over Yugadanavi deal

Monday, October 18th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Archbishop of Colombo His Eminence Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith and Venerable Elle Gunawansa Thero have filed a fundamental rights petition before the Supreme Court against the transfer of shares of the Yugadanavi LNG Power Plant in Kerawalapitiya.  The petition requests the court to issue an order to nullify the Cabinet decision on transferring state-owned […]

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Pandora Papers: Thirukumar Nadesan writes to President seeking independent inquiry

Wednesday, October 6th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Thirukumar Nadesan, the husband of former Minister Nirupama Rajapaksa, has requested President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to conduct an independent investigation into Pandora Papers – a series of financial documents that exposed the secret offshore wealth and dealings of hundreds of world leaders, politicians and billionaires. Former Sri Lanka Minister Nirupama Rajapaksa’s name was also […]

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Easter Sunday terror attacks: charges served on 24 suspects.

Monday, October 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Colombo High Court Trial-at-Bar today served charges on 24 suspects accused over the Easter Sunday terror attacks. Hearings pertaining to the case are set to commence on November 23, 2021, the court decided when the case was taken up today (04). The court issued summons on 25 defendants in the case who […]

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IGP instructed to investigate complaint against Lohan Ratwatte

Friday, September 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has received a complaint against State Minister Lohan Ratwatte in connection with the incidents at the Welikada and Anuradhapura prisons.  Minister of Public Security Sarath Weerasekara has instructed IGP Chandana Wickramaratne immediately launch an investigation into that complaint.  The Bar Association of Sri Lanka (BASL) yesterday said that […]

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NMRA data loss could be an act by medicine traffickers, AG tells court

Monday, September 13th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Attorney General has informed the court that there is a suspicion as to whether the deletion of data from the database of the National Medicine Regulatory Authority (NMRA) was an act by medicine traffickers. Deputy Solicitor General Dileepa Peiris, appearing on behalf of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID), informed this when the […]

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Defence Sec. urges public not to be misled by false claims on Easter attacks

Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Defence Secretary Gen. (Retd) Kamal Gunaratne urged the public not to be misled by the various false claims being made regarding the Easter Sunday attacks and that police investigations have progressed rapidly.  A certain group is attempting to create a public opinion that this is a conspiracy by the President to come to […]

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Fines charged for arbitrary price hike of essential items increased

Saturday, September 4th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The amendments to the Consumer Affairs Authority Act will be tabled in the Parliament on Monday (Sep. 06), says State Minister of Co-operative Services, Marketing Development and Consumer Protection Lasantha Alagiyawanna. These amendments are expected to allow necessary action to be taken against individuals and companies who deliberately increase the prices of essential […]

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Bomb threat in leading 5 star hotels and several places in Colombo are false

Friday, August 6th, 2021

Jamila Husain and Dharshana Sanjeewa Balasuriya Courtesy The Daily Mirror Posts claiming that there is a bomb threat in two leading five-star hotels in Colombo and in places in Bambalapitiya, Wellawatta, Mirihana, Nugegoda, Mount Lavinia and Dehiwala are completely false and people have been urged not to panic, the Police told Daily Mirror a short […]

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AG informs Supreme Court: Bathiudeens supplied State-owned copper to bomber

Friday, July 30th, 2021

Kamal Weeraratne (RP) Courtesy Ceylon Today Attorney General Sanjaya Rajaratnam yesterday informed the Supreme Court a probe conducted into the April 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks, had revealed that SJB MP Rishad Bathiudeen and his sibling Riyaj Bathiudeen had supplied a stock of State-owned copper, at a concessionary rate, to a copper factory owned by […]

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Sri Lanka To Raise Minimum Employment Age To 18 Years To Prevent Child Exploitation

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Courtesy Outlook The National Child Protection Authority (NCPA) has stated that strict laws are required to prevent child exploitation A young bonded child laborer rests his head in his handsAP Photo/ Kevin Frayer Days after the death of a 16-year-old girl who was employed as domestic help by a politician, Sri Lanka is set to […]

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Protests violating quarantine laws? CID launches investigation

Monday, July 26th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News The CID has commenced an investigation into a complaint made regarding protests in public places violating quarantine laws and endangering public health. A statement issued by the Police Media Division stated that the investigations are being carried out into a complaint lodged with the CID by Damgalla Gamage Danushka Dilshan Gamage, Chairman […]

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Man arrested for forcing foreign woman into prostitution

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested a 31-year-old over commercial sexual exploitation of a foreign woman, says Police Spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana. The suspect, who is a resident of Wellawatte area, had brought the 36-year-old Uzbekistani woman in question to Sri Lanka on the pretext of providing employment, however, he had […]

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Almanac case against Minister Basil fixed for Sept. 15

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The almanac case filed against two accused including Finance Minister Basil Rajapaksa was today fixed for September 15 by Colombo High Court. The defence sought a calling date before the matter is fixed for trial. Accordingly, the case against two accused including former Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa for allegedly misappropriating Rs.29.4 million […]

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