Author Archive for Law & Order

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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Court calls for phone records of Bathiudeen’s wife over death of teenage domestic worker

Monday, July 19th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Court has ordered service providers to produce telephone conversation records of Rishad Bathiudeen’s wife and three others in connection to the death of the 16-year-old domestic worker at the parliamentarian’s house. Colombo Additional Magistrate Rajindra Jayasuriya ordered for the records to be handed over to the Borella Police when a motion filed by […]

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මහජන යුතුකම ඉටු කිරීමෙන් බැහැර නොවන ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකා නීතීඥ සංගමයට මහජන පෙත්සමක්….!

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

වෛද්‍ය තිලක පද්මා සුබසිංහ අනුස්මරණ නීති අධ්‍යයන වැඩසටහන. මහජන යුතුකම ඉටු කිරීමෙන් බැහැර නොවන ලෙස ශ්‍රී ලංකා නීතීඥ සංගමයට මහජන පෙත්සමක්….! ආණ්ඩුක්‍රම ව්‍යවස්ථාවට අනනුකූල වගන්ති තිබූ 2019 කොරෝනා වෛරස් රෝගය තාවකාලික විධිවිධාන පනත් කෙටුම්පතට එරෙහිව ශ්‍රී ලංකා නීතීඥ සංගමය විසින් ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණයේ කරුණු නොදැක්වීම සහ එම පනත් කෙටුම්පත අනුමත කිරීම සහ 2021 ජූලි 12 දින ස්වර්ණවාහිනී […]

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Death of 16 year old girl at Badiudeen’s residence: JMO says girl was raped

Sunday, July 18th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror Residents of the area yesterday staged a protest compelling the authorities to hold a formal investigation into the death of a 16 year old girl at former Minister Rishan Badiudeen’s residence who had died of serious burn injuries. The victim J.Ishalini was a resident of Diagama West in Agarapathana The protest […]

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SC awards Rs. 1 MN as compensation for torture leading to death of father of two

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Supreme Court has awarded one million rupees against the five Police Officers attached to Peliyagoda Police Station as compensation for torture leading to the death of a father of two children, a seven-year-old son and a daughter of one month at the time of his death.  Delivering the judgment, the […]

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Probe finds she was brought to the house at age of 15

Saturday, July 17th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror It was revealed that the girl working at the house of former Minister Rishad Bathiudeen in Borella, who died of burn injuries, was brought to the house as a domestic helper when she was 15 years old. Police Spokesman SDIG Ajith Rohana said the police has decided to conduct further investigations […]

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Easter Sunday carnage: Criminal proceedings against Sirisena demanded

Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

By Norman Palihawadana and Shamindra Ferdinando Courtesy The Island *P CoI faulted for not making specific recommendation against Ranil *Criminal liability of CNI and SIS Chief highlighted *Respond within month or face the consequences The National Catholic Committee for Justice has urged President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to implement the recommendations of the Presidential Commission of Inquiry […]

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Pagnalankara Thera lodges complaint regarding false accusations shared on social media (Video).

Monday, July 12th, 2021

Courtesy Hiru News Ven. Attaragama Pagnalankara Thera visited the CID today to lodge a complaint regarding an incident that was being shared on social media in connection to the exploitation of a 15-year-old-girl. Ven. Attaragama Pagnalankara Thero expressed views addressing the media.

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බාලවයස්කාර දැරියක් බදියුදීන්ගේ නිවසේ.. පරීක්‍ෂණ ක‍්‍රියාත්මකයි..

Wednesday, July 7th, 2021

උපුටා ගැන්ම ලංකා සී නිව්ස් ළමා අපචාර බහුතරයක් සිදුවන්නේ සමාජයේ දැනුවත් භාවයකින් යුත් සමාජ පිළිගැනීමක් ඇති පුද්ගලයන් අතින් වන බවත්, සමාජයේ මිනිසුන් තුල ආකල්පමය වෙනසක් ඇති කරමින් මල් වැනි දරුවන් දෙස ආදරයෙන් කරුණාවෙන් බැලීමට මිනිසුන්ගේ මනස හුරු කල යුතු බවත්, අමාත්‍යාංශ පරිශ්‍රයේ පැවති මාධ්‍ය සාකච්ඡාවක දී වර්තමානයේ වාර්ථාවන ළමා අපචාර පිළිබඳව මාධ්‍යවේදීන් ඇසු ප්‍රශ්නයකට පිළිතුරු […]

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Japan immigration may have misled doctor who saw Sri Lankan detainee 2 days before death

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021

Courtesy Mainichi Japan Japanese version NAGOYA — Immigration bureau officials here may have misled a doctor examining a detained Sri Lankan woman into thinking she could be feigning illness to get temporary release, her bereaved sisters reportedly heard during a July 2 meeting with the doctor. Wishma Sandamali, who was detained at the Nagoya Regional […]

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Criminal complaint filed over Sri Lankan’s death at immigration facility

Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Courtesy The Japan Today NAGOYA A criminal complaint has been filed with prosecutors over the death in March of a Sri Lankan woman who was being held at an immigration facility in Nagoya. Masaki Hirata, a Nagoya City University scholar and supporter of Ratnayake Liyanage Wishma Sandamali, accused an unknown person of failing to provide […]

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Online sale of liquor given red light from NOCPCO

Thursday, June 17th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana The National Operation Centre for Prevention of COVID-19 Outbreak (NOCPCO) has not granted approval for the sale of liquor online. Head of NOCPCO, Army Commander General Shavendra Silva confirmed this decision today (June 17). The Ministry of Finance yesterday (June 16) gave approval to the recommendation made by the Department of Excise to […]

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Chairman of X-Press Pearl’s local agency granted bail

Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Arjuna Hettiarachchi, the chairman of the local shipping agency representing the ‘X-Press Pearl’ vessel, has been granted bail by the Colombo High Court.   Chairman of Sea Consortium Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Mr Hettiarachchi was arrested by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) today after surrendering through his attorneys.  He was subsequently produced before the Colombo […]

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Where do liabilities lie in maritime incidents and do flag states matter?

Wednesday, June 9th, 2021

By Zhaki Abdullah Courtesy Channel News Asia A Singapore-registered container ship sank off Sri Lanka last week, causing the worst marine ecological disaster for the South Asian country. SINGAPORE: As Sri Lanka deals with its worst marine ecological disaster after the sinking of a Singapore-registered container ship, questions have been raised about who bears the responsibilities in […]

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Sri Lanka Prosecutors Probing Deleted Emails From Captain of Ship That Sank With 25 Tons of Acid

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

BY JON JACKSON  Courtesy The Newsweek State prosecutors in Sri Lanka‘s Colombo Magistrate’s Court on Monday accused the operators of the ship that caught fire with 25 tons of acid onboard of a cover-up. The Deputy Solicitor General alleged that Sea Consortium Lanka, the local agent for the ship, deleted several emails exchanged with the vessel’s captain […]

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Assistance of international legal experts sought to claim compensation

Tuesday, June 8th, 2021

Ajith Siriwardana and Yohan Perera Courtesy The Daily Mirror While claiming that five committees have been appointed to work on the procedures to demand claims from the X-Press Pearl vessel, Ports and Shipping Minister Rohitha Abeygunawardane said today steps were being taken to seek assistance of the international legal experts on the matter. The Minister […]

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Sri Lanka agent deleted vital e-mails: ship probe

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Courtesy Mailonline The MV X-Press Pearl was carrying hundreds of tonnes of chemicals and plastics when it burned for almost two weeks just off Sri Lanka’s coast A Sri Lankan court hearing into the fire and sinking of a container ship off Colombo was told Monday that its local agent had deleted e-mails vital to […]

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CID to probe fake news on social media: Fmr UNP MP to give free legal aid for the harassed

Monday, June 7th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has been tasked with investigating those who are misleading the public by spreading false propaganda on social media, Police said. Police Spokesman DIG Ajith Rohana said a special police team has been appointed to investigate such false reports. He said the public was facing various inconveniences […]

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Ukrainian captain of Avant Garde vessel returns home from detention in Sri Lanka, – Foreign Minister

Friday, June 4th, 2021

Source : 112 Ukraine Hennadiy Havrylov was acquitted by the court and eventually arrived in Odesa Hennadiy Havrylov, the Ukrainian captain of the Avant Garde ship who stayed in detention in Sri Lanka since 2016 returned home. Dmytro Kuleba, the Foreign Minister posted that on Twitter. “I welcome the return of Hennadiy Havrylov, the captain of the Avant Garde vessel who was […]

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Six arrested for attending Chandimal Jayasinghe and Piumi Hansimali’s party

Tuesday, June 1st, 2021

Courtesy Adaderana Another six individuals who attended the birthday party hosted by Chandimal Jayasinghe and Piumi Hansimali have been arrested, Police Media Spokesperson DIG Ajith Rohana said. Event organizer Chandimal Jayasinghe and model Piumi Hansimali were arrested yesterday (May 31) for violation of quarantine regulations. The duo had had reportedly organized a birthday party at […]

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AG files indictment in Puttlam HC under PTA against 6 accused

Wednesday, April 28th, 2021

Courtesy The Daily Mirror The Attorney General has filed indictments in the Puttalam High Court under the Prevention of Terrorism Act and the Terrorist Financing Act against six accused of collecting explosives and maintaining an explosive manufacturing base in Wanathawilluwa in 2019 January.  He requested the Chief Justice for a Trial at Bar to try […]

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